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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App Giveaway: GoodReader for iPhone and iPad



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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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...
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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.

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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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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