App Giveaway: GoodReader for iPhone and iPad

GoodReader is a family of iPhone and iPad apps for editing an managing PDF files. You can add annotations, including freehand drawings, and manage, transfer, and sync your files.

GoodReader® is the super-robust highly-rated PDF reader with advanced reading and annotating capabilities.

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, 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,, and any other WebDAV, AFP, FTP or SFTP server.


The good folks at Good.iWare Ltd. have given us promo codes to give away to 10 lucky winners. For a chance to win, just leave a comment below letting us know which device you would like to use GoodReader on - iPhone or iPad (or both!). We have 5 codes for each!

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GadgetGuru72#IM says:

I would LOVE the iPad version, but I certainly wouldn't turn away a copy of the iPhone version. In fact, if I win either one, I will probably buy the other.

Christopher says:

I've been using iAnnotate, and its good but not great. As a law student trying to managing hundreds of case briefs, I am always looking for better ways to manage documents on my iPad. GoodReader for iPad would be perfect!

Steve R says:

I'd love GoodReader for the iPad. I've been trying out many free apps and always keep coming back to GoodReader and reading about its feature set. I've been holding out but would love the additional functionality that GoodReader would bring.

Dimi says:

iPhone 4 please, thanks! :-)

Skipperoo says:

I'd like to get your iPad version. It would be a nice addition to my iPad as well when I get iPad3 this year. It will be useful for my work and travel.

pixxi says:

Guess it makes me sound greedy, but I'd love both. I use PDFs on my iPhone and iPad equally, and if I chose the iPad over my iPhone, the latter would definitely get jealous. And these guys bicker enough as it is... "Use me!"... "No... it's my turn now, use me instead!" Ad infinitum, duh!

Alex says:

I would prefer the iPad version. Wouldake a great addition to my brand new iPad 2.

Robert says:

Both! Can goodreader sync position when reading the same pdf on iPad and iPhone?

Dean Lapin says:

Both. I am a teacher, and would love to have students be able to mark on PDF worksheets.

Frank says:

iPhone please. Cheers.

D. Patrick Lewis says:

I would love this for my iPhone. It would really help with my business and I think my son could get some use out of it too.

Bshums says:

I would love to have this on my iPad for my college classes!

Insun he says:

I would like to try it on the iPhone. How would it work as a collaboration tool in a group work?

JaxBearsFan says:

I would love to use GoodReader for my iPad 2. I've been eyeing this app for awhile, and think I'd get a lot of use out of it, especially for when I use my iPad at work.

- David Clark says:

This app is an absolute must on both the iPhone and the iPad. It's totally saved my butt hundreds of times and it's amazing what it can do....extract attachments from g mail, synch files, amazing PDF capabilities. If you do any work on your iOS device, you gotta have this.

MikeB says:

Ipad. Several friends have this app and love it. If I don't win I guess I'll have to buy it anyway.

Peter Dunn says:

Another good looking app!

Kris says:

After using it on iPad for some time now I'd love tu have it on my new iPhone too. So, iPhone please.

Rowanova says:

I'd like an iPhone version please. This would be really helpful with work emails at times.

Sddealhunter says:

Iphone and iPad please but if I can only get one iPhone thanks!

xplosive9z says:

I love GoodReader for my iPad & iPhone.. It works great!! Plays all files including some video files! Nice!!

Sylvie says:

I'd love it for the ipad!

Calder says:

iPhone please. I love goodreader on my iPad but haven't bought it for my iPhone yet.

Marzmaxima says:

I would love to win it! iPad version please!

iNitvizn says:

Would love it for iPad, but would take it for iPhone too!

jason says:

The iPad version would be a big help with the new school semester! Only one week in and already so many files to keep track of...
Greetings from Canada!

prewanabe says:

Would use both, but if I had to pick one it would be for the ipad

Sam says:

Soinds amazing would love to get it

dougef2 says:

iPad version would be great. Thanks.

Debbie says:

I have been searching for an app like this. iphone 4s.

Jac Tendrow says:

iPad here. I need something like this to annotate all the pdf's I get from my kids teachers! Great giveaway!

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Jack says:

iPhone version will be great, Thanks.

Joseph says:

Would love to win, I can really use this app for my school when reading my pdf files.

Ryan says:

Would love to use it on my iPhone!

jdub20 says:

Both, but I prefer the iPad 2 if i have to choose.

Fabricio Ochoa says:

I will like an iPhone and iPad version, thanks.

Reuben says:

iPhone would be nice :)

Kristen says:

Would love an iPhone promo code!

Sidney says:

Great to start my Ipad2 experience.

se7en__ says:

iPad mostly, but for both would be awesome!

Michael says:

I would like to have an iPhone copy please.

Cody says:

I would love an iPhone copy. I am trying to work with large pdf's for work and reviews say good reader is the best. Been waiting for an iPhone version for a long time.

bamf-hacker says:

Goodreader for iPhone would be stellar. Thanks TiPb aka iMore.

rayz336 says:

both, but if only one iPad

Sonny says:

Please for iPhone 4s!!!!

pink2 says:

I would love to get this for my iPhone - I start a programming class in a few weeks and I have the book I need for the class in PDF format so this would be absolutely perfect.

Aimee says:

I'd love an iPhone version!!

Talker says:

Iphone will be great! Tnxs!

gonzotwins says:

My ipad2 thinks this looks terrific, and we are in!

Greg says:

Great for a new iPad

Lori says:

iPhone, please and thank you!

Mike says:

I love the iPad version please.

Steve says:

Wow. Looks great on iPad, but I use my iPhone more. I'd be happy and appreciative of either one. Thanks.

jsox78 says:

iPhone 4S and iPad 1. This would be a great addition for my work arsenal.

jamoraquai says:

I have both devices so i vote BOTH if it's okay. :D

Dav1d says:

iPad, version please, and Thank you! :)

Strategicmove says:

The iPhone version, please.
GoodReader for the iPad is by far one of the best and most versatile apps I own. My daily iPad use without GoodReader is unthinkable.
Now, I truly need it for my iPhone. Thank you!

irishmafia812 says:

I have the iPad version and would LOVE the iPhone version. Love your shows and is at the top of my bookmarks. Thanks

Walltech says:

Ipad app would be great! Works well on my iPhone. Thanks

Lewis Zephyr says:

Iphone here. This would be awesome. I have been using MobileRSS for some time, but its lack of updates have made it fall behind.
Thanks for the opportunity.

rkbrown81 says:

Mainly on my iPad, but I could also use it on my iPhone.

jvwong96 says:

Ipad since I already have the iPhone version

DanC says:

Would be great for my new iPad!

DoubleAron says:

I would like the iPad version please.

jessedholm says:

Ooh! Ooh! I have this on my iPad already but I'd love it for iPhone as well please!

KarShin Teo says:

iPad, Please. This is a very good apps for note taking.

Orangensaft says:

iphone. goodreader is great!

Vickie says:

This looks like a cool app. My first preference is for Ipad 2, but I'd love it on my Iphone too.

rkguy says:

iphone user here. Annotation is the name of the game. Good going!

rkguy says:

err...and I'd like a code too btw (iphone)

Paul says:

I already have it and love it on my iPad, and it would be great to have iPhone version as well for ultimate ease. So, iPhone version for me please. Thanks.

Elizabeth Rose says:

What a way to help with the phone all around
Please pick me

mc711 says:

pick meeeh!! for iphone pls

Lesh says:

iPad. Trying to highlight and do annotations on the iPhone would really test tactile skills ^^

Dave4 says:

For the iPad would be great :-)

SteveC says:

iPhone and iPad please!

mmihalek#IM says:

iPad 2 and iPhone 4s please! :)

Tiago Cena de Oliveira says:

I would love to use it in my iPhone and iPad...

rajkumr says:

Iphone version please!
I have the ipad version and it rocks!!!

anthonyrt says:

I can definitely use this!

Steve Slade says:

Please give me a ipad code for my birthday on the 11th this looks like a realy great app to start off playing with my new ipad

Brock says:

I'd like to have this for iPhone. Thanks!

Raymond says:

I want both! I have tons of PDF ebooks in my collection. Good to here that it has dropbox integration.

Paras says:

I’d like both iPad & iPhone. Thanks!

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zigfrid says:

Would love to win a promo for the iPhone version

Ian says:

I'd LOVE to have GoodReader for the iPhone so I can always be reading on the go! One must always be learning and growing if you REALLY want to be uber successful. Thanks!

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