By Good.iWare, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2014-05-07
  • Current Version: 4.13.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 62.00 MB
  • Developer: Good.iWare, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,605 Ratings


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,, 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!




  • Crashes every time.

    By atothayu
    Yea, I don’t write reviews this might be my second one ever but I am livid. This app cannot stay open for more than 10 seconds, I’m trying to read a normal sized pdf in 2 page mode, which is the only reason I bought this, and it crashes non stop. Not sure how this has such high ratings, I’m legitimately fuming right now.
  • Use for personal and work items

    By Cruisemaster13
    Fantastic app for saving, searching, highlighting, bookmarking, and editing documents of various formats. Very intuitive and user friendly and my first recommendation to anyone looking for a PDF app
  • Great App, needs more formats

    By iidshad43687
    I love this app except it would be superb if it recognized more file formats like epub and such.
  • Great until yesterday...

    By Most Math
    This app has allowed me to move freely about my classroom during lessons, and also made it possible to teach my classes remotely. I’ve been happy with it until yesterday, when the app updated and I lost the ability to import files from Google Drive. The update notes indicate that a connectivity issue was supposed to be fixed, but the update actually created the issue for me. Please fix this ASAP so my teaching isn’t affected!
  • Great app for me but takes time to learn

    By aj81ds
    I needed an app that would allow me to open PDF files, fill them out, sign them, save to iCloud Files, email, print and this app let’s me do all it. I’m glad I found this app b/c I literally wasted about 10 mins going through all the PDF apps in the app store and I couldn’t find what I needed. All the apps were subscription based after the free trail. So I bit the bullet and tried the app PDFfiller b/c it said $6 per month and it gave a 7 day free trial. Well it was a total bait and switch. The $6 a month is actually what it would cost you if you signed up and paid for 1 year at $72. The free trial only let’s you fill out the PDF and save it, you can not email it. So I cancelled the free trail and deleted the app. Now back to the GoodReader review. So then I decided to do an internet search and found this app. I loved that it was only $4.99 with a free upgrade to GoodReader 5 when available and after using it found out it did everything I wanted. The only con was the amount of time I wasted trying to figure everything out. The manual is a pain to go through b/c there is not search feature. FYI if you can’t figure out how to add a signature it’s b/c they call it Freehand. I had to literally click on every single icon to see what it did and click on subsequent icons to figure out what they did. In a feature upgrade I hope that they add a button at the top of the page. Then when you press said button it activates a highlighted description next to the icon, to let you know what each icon does. Then if you press the phrase it opens up a help box describing it’s features and how to use it. That would save a lot of time.
  • It was excellent until the last update.

    By Papa Vern
    Since the last update it crashes constantly. I have sent many error reports and nothing is done. Very disappointing!
  • Migration works fine

    By a non y-mous
    I'm a little grumpy about having to spend $5 after having owned this app for years and years, especially since GoodReader 4 doesn't have any new features that I needed (or even noticed, so far). However the migration from GoodReader 3 worked flawlessly, which can't have been easy to pull off. 4 stars for being solid and reliable. Apparently it's worth buying twice, though I expect not to have to buy it a third time.
  • Amazing

    By Gamotria
    Great app. I never have any problems and I view 300+ page PDF files.
  • Knitter’s Best Friend

    By Kathward
    I am an avid knitter and often purchase patterns online (Ravelry) and from European knit designers. These patterns are delivered as pdf’s. I can easily move them to GoodReader, create a copy and enlarge charts for ease of knitting. Additionally, I am able to easily makes notes on pattern adjustments and identify stopping places. For lace knitting, it is indispensable! Kathleen Ward
  • Was once the best

    By Wolfgang CA
    Last version 4.1.13 is unusable as it crashes more or less immediately. It was once a stable product, now I can only hope it gets fixed....