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, box.com, 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!
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
I have had this app on my iPad for several years now and would be lost without it! I use it primarily for knitting--as a collection place for my many patterns. It is particularly useful when I am knitting from a CHART. I place lines, vertically, that are the same color as my stitch markers about every 5-10 stitches and then create a horizontal line to move up or down in the direction that the pattern is to be read. If needed you can make notes to yourself about where you left off either in the line or a message bubble on how you did something a little bit different. I recently created a lace shawl that I would have never been able to create without it. Another thing I like about GoodReader is that you can access your stored patterns even if you are away from internet access. Being able to organize patterns by creating folders and mark patterns with different colored star--those patterns that you want to create for some little person soon or the Fair next summer. There are so many pieces to this app, that I am sure I don't use them all, but absolutely love what I have found. Even though one can only give 5 stars, I'd give 10 if I could. Amazing app❣
A good tool, but from a bygone era of apps
I've loved and used GoodReader for many years now. It has long served as an excellent PDF reference and markup tool with the capability to work with numerous other file types as well. While unorthodox and somewhat confusing, its nonstandard menu system was innovative and powerful for its time. Add to that the ability to (slowly) sync with Dropbox and it was as close to a perfect reference/annotation tool as one could hope for in the early days of iOS.
Now, in September 2018, many of those UI complexities have been solved by Apple and other developers, and new, faster, truly-cloud-syncing apps (like Readdle's excellent Documents and PDFExpert apps) have long surpassed GoodReader in both form and function. Meanwhile, GoodReader remains largely unchanged in its design, and its developers are years late in their release of the long-promised version 5. Sadly, even though I have held out hope and delayed as long as possible, I think the era of GoodReader in my life is ending. Having purchased the latest high-performance, all-wheel-drive, extended-cab truck of such apps, it's time to put the trusty old GoodReader station wagon in the shed.
So long, GoodReader. It's been a good run.
Worst experience, wanted to share !
It is the worst after the upgrade to goodreader 4. I had to pay for this new version. Worst experience with their customer service. Would not reply to my email (only help you can get is via email, they said) or even won’t care about you even after sending multiple emails if the issue was not resolved). Instructions to transfer files form good reader to computer we’re terrible and I had to figure myself out how to retrieve them because their instructions were too terrible to follow and would not work...
I put the files in iCloud icon to be safe but then realized that the Speed to open theses files and search something is slow like a tortoise (takes for ever!!). I could not move them back out from the iCloud for whatever reason (why is it so complicated?). I am so mad that I paid for the updated version of this app.
This company may update this app in 5 years down the road and would ask customers to re-pay for their hard work for the updated version! Please suggest a better app. I really loved it before all this. My experience with the customer service and trying to deal with the problem myself for hours and days made this app my least favorite! Don’t recommend to a friend, please save the headache
Developer Response ,
I am the Head of Customer Relations for GoodReader and I am very sorry to discover that according to your review, you never received a reply from our customer support team about the problems you experienced with GoodReader's iCloud functionality. If that is the case, I want to let you know that I agree with you, and we deserve the one star rating that you gave GoodReader. You are justified in being upset about the terrible service you received.
We are not asking you to change your review. However I would like to investigate why you did not receive a reply, to see if it was due to negligence by a customer support representative or if it was due to a system error of some kind. Apple App Store reviews are completely private and anonymous, so I have no information about you or your GoodReader support case. If you would be so kind as to contact customer support again and include "Attn: Head of Customer Relations" in the subject field, this will let me know what your e-mail address is so I can further investigate why you never received a reply. I sincerely apologize for the terrible lack of customer support you experienced and I hope you have found a different app that you are much happier with. We can only hope that once GoodReader 5 is released, you will decide to give GoodReader another try in the future.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.