MacMost Now 687: Storing and Reading Documents With GoodReader For iOS

iOS doesn't use a file system like a computer. Documents are stored with an their app. GoodReader is an app that lets you store and read a variety of documents on your iPad or iPhone. You can transfer files using iTunes, Dropbox, your own server or any number of other methods.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 687: Storing and Reading Documents With GoodReader For iOS”

    12 years ago

    Hey Gary,

    I'm considering buying an iPad for University so I won't have to carry around my MacBook all the time and I've already read a lot of good reviews about GoodReader so I was wondering if this App actually makes it possible to add notes to pdf documents and print them later on vía AirPrint directly from the App?

      12 years ago

      Yes. I just tried it for you. I opened a PDF. Then I added some text and a circle. Then I printed with AirPrint and the annotations were there.

        Daniel B
        11 years ago

        Hi Gary,

        I'm a consultant and I use GoodReader on my iPad 2 to annotate PDF documents. I prefer to have my annotation on a digital support instead of on a paper document. It is more useful for me. I always have my files with me, available on my iPad and my iPhone.

    12 years ago

    Thanks a lot Gary, good to know that it'll just work out perfectly for my needs.
    Keep up the good work!

    Peter Emery
    12 years ago

    Is there any reason why you restricted the demonstration to documents only? GoodReader can be used to zip & unzip files or folders, which is useful if you receive a zipped folder via Mail. There's much more to GoodReader than just reading/editing of documents.

    12 years ago

    iCloud doesn't show up in my list of files using GoodReader. Is this something you have access to thru developer access to Mountain Lion?

      12 years ago

      This is an iPad app. It has nothing to do with Mountain Lion. Not sure why you aren't seeing iCloud as an option.

    12 years ago

    When I purchased my iPhone I wanted an app which could read PDFs and GoodReader was my choice.

    I liked to have my dSLRs owner's manual on-hand for when I needed to change settings, which were buried in menus. It was and remains a great PDF reader.

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