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 iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 6,137 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!



  • Great

    By mmmdaly
    I would be lost without it.
  • One of my favorite apps

    By rfabs
    This is an outstanding application. It has one main task: reading and annotating PDF files, and it performs that task flawlessly. It helps you organize your PDFs and works seamlessly with iCloud. The annotation tools (such as highlighting, adding notes, etc.) are intuitive and useful. It has wonderful character recognition capabilities, enabling you to search for words within your document. Bookmarking is available and very useful. I have recently been downloading a number of Google Books PDFs, such as digitized versions of 18th Century English magazines, and I’m amazed at how well GoodReader can interpret the sometimes distorted digitized letters. This app has saved me dozens of hours of work and it is well worth whatever the price is. I’m looking forward to seeing what they add for Version 5.
  • Dead app

    By 0301chris
    The developer's claim that they are working day and night on a surprise massive update is not plausible. time to move on.
  • Crop feature has memorized and is applying my last crop to all new documents

    By Kadkad123
    The crop feature is Supposed to memorize crops individually for each document/file; mine has memorized my last crop and is applying it to all my new files, and, when I try to adjust the margins, only the vertical margins work (horizontal is locked). I am using an iPad mini 3 with good reader version 4 and IOS update 11. I hope this will be a simple fix, e.g., not a restore or going to a computer, etc. I hope someone can help, since Goodreader is the most useful app I’ve ever used and the one I use most, so I am LOST without it. My 5-star rating is for its usefulness, not just in editing PDFs, but for its file organization, folders, etc. Goodreader is the closest IOS APP to mimicking windows/Microsoft Words file system (folder organization), which nothing compares to. Plus, I haven’t run across anything that I use that I cant save to Goodreader. I wouldn’t be using IOS if it weren’t for Goodreader! (My phone is now an android because of its customization qualities.). The things I would fix: help/search -Implement a function that returns “relevant” info to one’s query instead of a non-alphabetical list of what someone thinks you need help with. Apply cropping to pages instead of documents/files (so you don’t have to create a separate doc/file for crops that only apply to one page. I’m thankful for the app.
  • Not Good

    This app does poorly in viewing pictures.
  • No password protection

    By VersaMax
    Files cannot be password protected. That means if you email a file to someone it's not secure. That's a deal breaker for me. I did confirm this with the developer who was quick to answer my questions so I give app support 5 stars. I also appreciate that this app isn't subscription based.
  • Good, looking for an update

    By rusty3434
    I loved this app. I used it regularly for management of PDF files while in a high stress environment and it is stable and functional. I use it for personal use as well and for downloading my personal music and audiobook collections to my iPad for long commutes. I look forward to an updated user interface though. It is difficult to read in daylight. It also does not completely block access to webpage downloading and viewing, so I cannot put it on my children's iPad and know they will be safe. This used to be in the top 5 best apps I have on my tablet and phone. The time it takes to get an update in unsustainable. There are some tweaks I look forward to seeing in an updated version, but I will probably move to another similar app that has more features. It has been over a year since I contacted the developer and they have yet to release any updates to bugs that I've pointed out. It quickly dropped out of my top 5 as functionality decreased with the age of the app.
  • Old Man

    By 007800
    I’ve had this App for years now. Very useful and effective. Nothing but compliments about it. Looking forward to next version 😉
  • Update 4 iOS 16

    By Hupakouo
    Maybe this app will be updated by the time iOS 16 comes out. It’s been almost 3 years since this app has had any significant update.
  • ios 12 slow down

    By Kaleberg
    Still a great app, but picture viewing is no longer fluid since ios 12 came out. PDFs are fine, but JPGs no longer follow touch properly. Did the image accelerator get turned off or something? This is on the first retina iPad mini. Let's see if 12.1 or a Goodreader update fixes this.