GoodReader for iPad Updated – Interface, File Management Enhancements and More

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GoodReader – one of the best and most popular PDF reader apps for the iPad – has had yet another update this week, to Version 3.8.0. The most notable changes in this update are focused around improvements to file management within the app and some further enhancements for working with PDF documents.

Here’s the full change list:

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Delete local files option for “download-only” sync gets rid of outdated files that are gone from a server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

If you work with PDF documents at all, GoodReader is a must-have app. It’s been a stellar app ever since its initial release and just keeps improving with age.

Here’s an App Store link for GoodReader for iPad; it’s priced at $4.99.


Patrick Jordan

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