GoodReader for iPhone and iPad updated with improved handwriting engine and more

GoodReader, arguably the best PDF reader for iOS, was updated over the weekend for the iPhone and iPad with several new additions.

• new freehand drawing engine (PDF Annotations) produces smoother handwriting
• swiping a PDF page to the right and to the left with three fingers can now be used as “Go Back” and “Go Forward” gestures within a single file. Now you don’t have to turn the menu on to use the “Go Back” button.
• TXT editor now starts editing close to a viewing position
• Bonjour server records can now be quickly moved to the permanent “Connect to Server” location with a special button. This will allow to use advanced connection options, like changing the default server path and default login name.

Aside from the improved drawing engine and swipe gestures to move between pages, the iPad version has also introduced PDF Page Lock, a function which prevents accident taps and unwanted page turns. The update is free for those who already own the $4.99 app, and if you’re looking for a highly reliable and capable PDF reader, GoodReader won’t disappoint.

GoodReader for iPhone Good.iWare, GoodReader for iPhone, – $4.99
GoodReader for iPad Good.iWare, GoodReader for iPad, – $4.99

Description

GoodReader® is the super-robust highly-rated PDF reader with advanced reading and annotating capabilities. Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked.

GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines. 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.
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This version is for iPhone / iPod touch. For iPads use our other app called “GoodReader for iPad”.
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Besides reading, you can also sync your files with remote servers:
• sync with iDisk, Dropbox, SugarSync and any WebDAV, AFP, FTP or SFTP server
• sync entire folders or individual files separately
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“GoodReader has a beautiful soul.” Mobilitysite
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GoodReader not only supports massive PDF and TXT files, but also handles the most popular file types:
• MS Office – .doc, .ppt., .xls
• iWork ’08/’09
• HTML and Safari webarchives
• High resolution images
• Even audio and video!
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“Superb PDF file viewer offers wonderful reading experience”, 4.5 out of 5 mice, Macworld
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ANNOTATE! Annotation is a feature long sought after by users who want to add their own mark-ups to PDFs, especially those collaborating as a team on shared documents. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in GoodReader include typewriter text boxes, popup comments (“sticky notes”), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloudy shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, text insertion marks.

REFLOW PDF TEXT! With the PDF Reflow feature, reading your documents is a pleasure because it extracts pure text from PDF files and automatically wraps words. This amazing feature fits all of the text to your screen perfectly. That means you never have to scroll left and right to read the text. For a better idea of how on-the-fly reflow works, sneak a peek at the Reflow screenshot down below.

MANAGE FILES! GoodReader lets you create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip, email and unzip them; plus send your files to other apps.

TRANSFER FILES! Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you’ll be transferring files in a number of ways: directly from your computer over a USB cable or WiFi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with iDisk, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync, box.net and other WebDAV, AFP, FTP and SFTP servers.

SYNC YOUR FILES AND FOLDERS! The amazing Auto Sync feature will work with MobileMe iDisk, Dropbox, SugarSync, box.net, and any other WebDAV, AFP, FTP or SFTP server.
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“Possibly the greatest app of all time.” Damego
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PDF HYPERLINKS! The PDF hyperlink feature allows you to quickly jump back and forth within the document. Tapping a link quickly whisks you across a huge PDF book in an instant, and the “Go Back” button will take you back to the page you came from.

MORE VIEWING AREA! With no bars or buttons blocking the text, you’ll experience true full-screen reading. And if large page margins are annoying, get rid of them with GoodReader’s special PDF crop tool.

ZOOM! You can even use the 50x zoom, giving you a better view without distorting the image.

TEXT SEARCH! If you know what you’re looking for, the Text Search feature helps you find your way to the exact info you want in any PDF or TXT file.

TONS OF OTHER FEATURES! We keep surprising our existing users with new features by constantly releasing free updates. We don’t just do small fixes, we actually improve the app all the time!

LEARN MORE! www.goodreader.net

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