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 5,683 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!



  • Unable to sync with my cloud services

    By Kjl98
    This app had been unusable to me for the last few months. It had been crashing every single time I attempted to sync with my cloud services. Reported the problem on numerous occasions, but not a single reply from the developer. Extremely poor support. Used to be good, but I would not recommend it at all now. I would have given it a 0 star if I can.
  • Very good tool

    By chin_2k
    For me this app is very useful in every day activities. I would like to see support for EPUB and more PDF editing tools. Worth every penny!!! ***Update*** Still use the app for a lot of my work every day. BUT i’m a bit frustrated of all the waiting on updates for stability and new features. In the past i use to recommend the app to everyone, but with the current version been so buggy, don't anymore. It’s been almost three years since the last significant update and one year of the developer saying an update is coming... My next update will on stars rating. But i will wait for that because of the potential.
  • Great app. I use it every day.

    By AlmaAyon
    I have documents I use on a regular basis, recordings of a course I'm studying, photos of documents and books. You can access everything very easily, search, read comfortably and share with email, airdrop and other apps. Also it's easy to save documents you download from internet and move things between your computer and iPhone/iPad with iTunes. you can have different files on your iPad's Goodreader and you iPhone's .
  • Bob L

    By R P Luke
    The perfect app for me! I use it at work and find it much more user-friendly that the competition.
  • Was great, now....

    By Binnj
    I loved Goodreader. Used it for all my knitting patterns and some other things as well. Until I upgraded to iOS 11 and then had to upgrade (pay for) Goodreader 4. Turns out you HAVE to have a computer to migrate your files from 3 to 4. No dice here. I'm stuck. No access to all the files I had saved and annotated, and I'm out $4.99 besides. If I could give -5 stars, I would.
  • Apple Watch

    By Nick Maja
    Apple Watch support would be great
  • Longtime user, now PO'd

    By Twohoos
    When my iPad told me that Goodreader was no longer supported, I went to the App Store and found I had to pay $5 to continue using an app I've used (and given positive reviews to) since 2010. I debated switching to Documents, but decided to stick with Goodreader because I was familiar with the interface and the Migration Assistant promised to help get my old Goodreader files back. Except it wouldn't, because the old app “wouldn't open for some reason”. No kidding, that’s what the error message said. Useless. And there’s nothing in the Troubleshooting or Help to address this catastrophic failure. So my old annotated PDFs appear to be lost forever. The file manager interface is a lot more complicated than it used to be. You can't just open and view a file on Dropbox, you have to either download or sync it—added steps with little apparent value to me. I’m sure it adds a lot of capabilities that I will never use, but it’s less convenient and less intuitive to keep doing what I've always done (and wanted to continue doing). All in a ll, a huge disappointment.
  • used to be great, now it just crashes

    By aerischan
    This app used to be great. However, with the latest update, it just crashes within 30 seconds of opening a PDF every single time. Wish there was a way to rollback to an older version alas, iTunes 12.7 got rid of that option. I've emailed multiple crash reports to the developer. Alas, nothing has ever come of it.
  • Left me holding the bag!

    By Millerofmadison
    An iOS update rendered my previous version of GoodReader obsolete. Only after I got a new iPad did I also purchase the new version of GoodReader so I could access all my files saved within the previous version. But guess what? The two versions are incompatible, and apart from having my old iPad (which I don’t) or access to an old backup on a device running a previous version of the iOS my docs are history! I have no other app on any of my apple devices that was incompatible with a previous version and rendered my data obsolete after an iOS update! Good Riddance, GoodReader!
  • No app support

    By Woody_15
    I am having problems syncing my files with a cloud service and the app support team is completely MIA.