The amazing 4th edition of GoodReader® app is a universal app for all your iOS devices.

This version is a further step in development of our original groundbreaking, best-in-class GoodReader app. If you're a user of the old GoodReader app, we welcome you to upgrade to this 4th edition of GoodReader. If you're a new customer, we invite you to join the world of convenience and professionalism, already enjoyed by millions.

GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader app that Mashable describes as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Millions of users and reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad or iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: documents, books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to go mobile without GoodReader.

Some GoodReader features, like signing PDF documents with just three taps, are so convenient that people use them even when their laptop or desktop computer is around.

GoodReader 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. Its refined file manager lets you manage local files and email attachments on your iPhone/iPad allowing you to work from anywhere.
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. You can also easily sign any PDF document with our app.

All the excellent features of the original GoodReader app are here:

+ the best PDF reading engine!
+ read, edit, and sign PDF documents
+ PDF annotations simply done - highlight & markup text text boxes, callout comments ("sticky notes"), freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, etc.
+ view MS Office, TXT, HTML
+ access servers & easily transfer files - access to a wide range of servers to easily store your data: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive,, WebDAV, SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP
+ Auto Sync with remote servers
+ easily maintain huge collections of files
+ copy, move, rename, zip, unzip and unRAR files and folders
+ users of the old GoodReader app will appreciate our well-crafted Migration Assistant which makes the transition to this new app a breeze. All your files and setting from the old app will be transferred with a click of a button
+ new users will appreciate the ease of use and tremendous file-handling capabilities
Newest features added:
+ securely sign PDF documents with just three taps
+ PDF Page Management - add, rearrange, delete, rotate, extract and email individual pages, split and merge files
+ True Auto Sync - background and scheduled execution
+ opening files from iCloud containers of other apps
+ Touch ID support
+ Text-to-speech feature will read PDF and TXT files for you, player-like audio controls and an impressive choice of languages
+ Bluetooth foot pedals support for turning PDF pages - a dream feature for live-performing musicians

... plus much more to come in the future to meet your ever-changing needs!

What's New

Version 4.13.0

While we're finishing our huge GoodReader 5 upgrade, here's an urgent mini-update to resolve connectivity issues some are having with Google Drive and Dropbox. Stay tuned for the free major upgrade that is to follow soon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

332 Ratings

332 Ratings

One of my Top Apps


Goodreader has capabilities far beyond what I use it for, such as splitting and merging PDFs. Where I find it most useful is as a library where I can keep my documents that I want to read in a folder structure. That might be interesting documents downloaded from the Web or my magazine subscriptions, or user manuals for devices that I own, or PDF books. The list goes on. The recent implementation of split view has added massively to the app, allowing me to read passages from one document whilst writing a review in a different app. The app has a nice tidy interface and I can't recommend it enough. There is also a Mac app, GoodReaderUSB that allows you to drop documents into GoodReader on the iPad from your Mac. Very useful.

Just Wow!


Goodness, but this app is utterly fantastic. I simply cannot think of a single feature that it's missing. I've deleted every other PDF reader from my iPad, and use this all the time. It's powerful, it's swift, it's perfect for scribbling over documents, inserting digital text, arrows, boxes, pictures, anything! The sharing options are fantastic too. Quite honestly, I don't know how I ever managed to use an iPad prior to downloading GoodReader — it's been that useful to me. Paying for an app these days can feel risky given the excess of shoddy stuff out there, but I'd happily have paid twice over for this one. If you need to read, markup, and work with PDFs, then don't hesitate. GoodReader is sublime.

Brilliant App just stopped working properly.

Richard Poynter

Don’t get me wrong. This is a great app. I rely on it completely. But that makes it particularly difficult when an update ruins its functionality. The latest upgrade is supposed to *cure* connectivity problems with Dropbox. But I didn’t have any such problems until the latest update was automatically installed, and now I do. And yes, I’ve done all the usual things such as resetting my iPad etc. So! please could I have a downdate?
At the moment, it ought to be one star because it no longer works properly. However, in recognition of what a good app it was, and in the hope that it will be again, three stars.


Good.iWare, Inc.
65 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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