GoodReader for iPad

Good.iWare Ltd.


Version: 3.8.0

File Tabs - switch between recently viewed files without going back to the file list view
Side Menu for creating PDF annotations - use it as an alternative to the usual popup menus. “Pin” this menu to keep it always on-screen for some heavy annotating job, then close it when you're done.
• new way of creating PDF markups (highlights, underlines, etc.) with the new Side Menu - to markup a text, draw over it with your finger
Delete local files option for “download-only” sync gets rid of outdated files that are gone from a server
Other improvements:
• “Free 5GB SugarSync Account” button in the SugarSync connection parameters window lets you create a free new account in case if you haven't got one
• PDF's Freehand drawing mode now lets you change color, thickness and opacity while drawing
• redesigned PDF Page Slider (now it also includes Page Up and Down buttons)
• PDF password for a file is now memorized for as long as you keep a file on the file tab panel and don't leave the app.
• files can now be starred and unstarred on the Find Files control panel
• better support for iPad 2 native video mirroring - now you simply have to plug the video cable into an iPad 2, and native video mirroring will be activated right away (the “old style” video output, the one without the menus, can still be activated by using the “Video Out” button on the main screen of the app)

Was new in v.3.7.0:

• fully redesigned popup menus for PDF Annotations - many actions can now be performed with less taps
“Unflattening” of flattened PDF files. This option is disabled by default, you have to explicitly enable it in settings. If you enable it, all PDF files that you flatten can later be unflattened by your recipients, so all flattened annotations would become editable again. Unflattening can only be done in GoodReader app, and it only applies to files previously flattened by another copy of GoodReader with unflattening option explicitly enabled on a device that was used for flattening. Any intermediate editing of a flattened file makes flattening final and further unflattening impossible.
• better handling of audio remote controls (play/pause button on a headset and soft buttons on multitasking bar, iOS 4.0 or later)


GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad - the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad without GoodReader.

GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file.

The latest version of GoodReader adds the ability for you to sync your files with remote servers! Now you can:
• sync with iDisk, Dropbox, SugarSync and any WebDAV, FTP or SFTP server
• sync entire folders or individual files separately
“GoodReader has a beautiful soul.” Mobilitysite
GoodReader not only supports massive PDF and TXT files, but also handles the most popular file types:
• MS Office - .doc, .ppt., .xls
• iWork ’08/’09
• HTML and Safari webarchives
• High resolution images
• Even audio and video!
“Ultimately, GoodReader is one of those apps that makes the iPad better. It’s a solid, reliable productivity app that will certainly enhance the user experience of anyone who wants to make the iPad part of their workflow.” 148apps
ANNOTATE! Annotation is a feature long sought after by users who want to add their own mark-ups to PDFs, especially those collaborating as a team on shared documents. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in GoodReader include typewriter text boxes, popup comments ("sticky notes"), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloudy shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, text insertion marks.

MANAGE FILES! GoodReader lets you create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip, email and unzip them; plus send your files to other apps.

TRANSFER FILES! Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you’ll be transferring files in a number of ways: directly from your computer over a USB cable or WiFi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with iDisk, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync, and other WebDAV, FTP and SFTP servers.

SYNC YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS! The amazing new Auto Sync feature will work with MobileMe iDisk, Dropbox, SugarSync,, and any other WebDAV, FTP or SFTP server.
“Possibly the greatest app of all time.” Damego
PDF HYPERLINKS! The PDF hyperlink feature allows you to quickly jump back and forth within the document. Tapping a link quickly whisks you across a huge PDF book in an instant, and the “Go Back” button will take you back to the page you came from.

MORE VIEWING AREA! With no bars or buttons blocking the text, you’ll experience true full-screen reading. Do your document’s pictures split in halves across two pages? That’s not a problem with GoodReader – one of the only apps to offer a special double-page mode for viewing the entire spread! And if large page margins are annoying, get rid of them with GoodReader’s special PDF crop tool!

ZOOM! You can even use the 50x zoom, giving you a better view without distorting the image. Perfect for PDF maps and drawings.

TEXT SEARCH! If you know what you’re looking for, the Text Search feature helps you find your way to the exact info you want in any PDF or TXT file.

TONS OF OTHER FEATURES! We keep surprising our existing users with new features by constantly releasing free updates. We don't just do small fixes, we actually improve the app all the time!