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GoodReader app review: a powerful PDF-reader



We've got an app that has just undergone some pretty massive updates and is now meant to appeal to an even greater range of people that are looking for a reliable, stable, and powerful PDF-reader. The GoodReader app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is now new and improved with it now being a universal app that will work across all your devices. The upgrade boasts all kinds of new features for users to explore and it strives to be your all-in-one solution.

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GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager


The Best of the Best

What the GoodReader app strives to give to customers is the best of the best. That means all the best tools and features out there to make PDF reading simple, smooth, and enjoyable on all your devices. With this app you'll be able to manage the pages in the PDF document, view page previews, take advantage of auto sync, browse through files, and more. To top it off the developer isn’t even finished with the updates and plans to add more tools in the near future. This app makes it possible to read/view almost anything on the go such as books, pictures, maps, and movies.

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The app scores a very impressive 4.5 out of five stars from users who can't seem to get enough of the revamped version of this app. It's recent update includes item after item of enhancements, improvements, bug fixes, new tools, and just better performance overall. Users have described the app as fantastic, extremely useful, and great, and clearly is not just meeting but exceeding their needs.

Reading PDF files is smooth and simple
Reading PDF files is smooth and simple

Taking a Closer Look

When it comes to the features and tools in the GoodReader app users are in for plenty of useful items. It contains all the features that were popular in the original app as well as a huge selection of new ones. Features that have been kept are the PDF annotations, auto sync with remote servers, and access to a variety of servers where you can store your information (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox,, SMB, and more). It doesn't matter if it's a large book, massive manual, or extensive TXT or PDF file the app is able to handle it with ease and speed.

What's cool is that you can also mark up your PDF files through the app. Users can employ the typewriter text boxes, draw right on the PDF, add arrows, lines, and even sticky notes. New in this version is also the text-to-speech for TXT and PDF files.

The app is loaded with user-friendly tools
The app is loaded with user-friendly tools

GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager


Pros and Cons


  • The app contains all the most popular features of the past version plus a massive selection of new tools
  • This is a powerful PDF reader option that syncs across all devices
  • The app is able to handle large files with ease
  • The app supports marking up the TXT or PDF file


  • This new version is completely different so if you’ve tried it before and were unimpressed, it’s time to try it again

GoodReader screenshot
GoodReader screenshot

Final Thoughts

The GoodReader app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is such a powerful offering with such a massive selection of tools that it will quickly become your new favorite.


GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager

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