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 6,080 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!




  • Can’t transfer files from older version. All files lost!!

    By mechjrj3
    Older version won’t open because it says developer needs to update. So, I can’t transfer files from older version to new version. Anyone have an ideas?
  • iCloud sync broken!

    By tabaks
    Nice work, developers. iCloud support is broken and no sign of your “big update”. Whatever!
  • Mostly Indispensable ....

    By BeaEarnest
    Use app constantly... like it greatly. Only problem, which is becoming increasingly irritating, is its tendency to constantly drop out of functioning completely or often dropping to a lower speed engine. I’ve reported the issue “in app” numerous times to no avail. Would consider an alternative app if it gets too unbearable.
  • A good tool, but from a bygone era of apps

    By The.Lone.Ranger
    I've loved and used GoodReader for many years now. It has long served as an excellent PDF reference and markup tool with the capability to work with numerous other file types as well. While unorthodox and somewhat confusing, its nonstandard menu system was innovative and powerful for its time. Add to that the ability to (slowly) sync with Dropbox and it was as close to a perfect reference/annotation tool as one could hope for in the early days of iOS. Now, in September 2018, many of those UI complexities have been solved by Apple and other developers, and new, faster, truly-cloud-syncing apps (like Readdle's excellent Documents and PDFExpert apps) have long surpassed GoodReader in both form and function. Meanwhile, GoodReader remains largely unchanged in its design, and its developers are years late in their release of the long-promised version 5. Sadly, even though I have held out hope and delayed as long as possible, I think the era of GoodReader in my life is ending. Having purchased the latest high-performance, all-wheel-drive, extended-cab truck of such apps, it's time to put the trusty old GoodReader station wagon in the shed. So long, GoodReader. It's been a good run.
  • Great PDF Reader

    By Kilaen
    Been using this for years. I keep my extensive RPG collection on it. I have every Dungeons & Dragons book ever published at my fingertips plus many more. When I have more to add I just drop them on Dropbox and sync. Tech is awesome.
  • Where is the promised major update? Look at the competition!

    By The Father's Daughter
    I loved,loved, loved the app years ago when I first started using it but a major upgrade is long overdue. If you have an Apple pencil and an iPad pro, then try other apps that are current like Pdf Expert. You can create a new pdf file with it. Plus, in Pdf Expert you can search across documents, not just one you are viewing. Sad state of affairs with Goodreader. It is lagging behind competitors, especially when it comes to using the Pencil. What is lacking in Goodreader, Pdf Expert, LiquidText, Notability and Flexcil all have filled in the voids. In Notability, you can have split view within the app itself, i.e. two different documents view at the same time. Now that is what Goodreader needs to do for its loyal users. In Flexcil, you can view a pdf and add a separate notes document. And not a tabbed view but a true view of both documents. Goodreader version five has a lot to compete with and the longer the new version takes, the more users will move on to apps.
  • Still Needs in-app Epub support

    By ponagathos
    I tried over a dozen reading apps and this is the best overall(one was better designed and had epub support but crashed constantly). My only real issue with this app is it exports epub files to Ibooks. I keep many books in epub format because they often take much less space than pdf. Having to export to Ibooks kills the space savings because it creates a copy in Ibooks library. Not to mention that the reason I use GoodReader is Ibooks can not handle a large library. I assume that is the problem with books disappearing, Apple was unable to resolve the issue after several weeks and hours back and forth on the phone. So, it would be great if I could handle everything within a single app.
  • The mother of all filing Apps

    By reybako
    I use it since the iPad came out for the first time. Now everybody uses it at work. Keep up the good work!
  • Swissarmy knife of PDF

    By zaglul5
    One of my favorite iPad apps for years now. Unfortunately, the team does take updating their apps. I frequently find myself wondering if they’re even still working. But the app has been good for me since my iPad 2, and it’s still great on my ipad pro 10.5
  • Great for College

    By Matthew_V
    I love this app! As a college student, only having to carry around your iPad to take notes is a blessing (goodbye laptop). All my notes are organized, can't be misplaced and they're all backed up as well. Definitely a college essential.