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 will love to have the app on my iPad2 .. will come in handy for my business needs & news update! :)

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Definitely iPad, I wish they would just release a universal app!! I hate when developers do that with apps!

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iPhone. I will need this for my on the go file sharing, storing and reading app. Will love to win =) Thanks.

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I will use it on my iPad. Im in need for app that will help with my business and for a simple navigation for files and stuff.

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I have been using the iPad version for a long time. I keep tons and tons of PDFs on Goodreader and links to about 4 different cloud services. I Love Good Reader and would love a license for the iPhone 4!

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i would like the ipad version, but... i have no ipad yet. so iphone version would be more than enough for me and my family. thanks!

Both for me please :) Have used this app before and it is simply fantastic and one of the few that allows display mirroring on iPad 1

I would love this app for my iPhone 4s that has the ios5 battery drain :( and my iPad 1 which got a speed boost from ios5 :)

For my ipad, it will be a great addition to all the business apps that I have already. A great app for business use that would be greatly appreciated!

iPhone Goodreader would save me so much time at uni messing around with PC's
Would love it.

I would absolutely love a copy for my iPhone! I bought a copy for my iPad and I love it very much, but had a hard time justifying a "duplicate" purchase for my phone. Thx!

Amazing app, the one and only that can open .ai files on iOS.
Got it on my iPhone, looking forward to win it for my iPad!

I'd love the iPad version of GoodReader. I'm a teacher and a grad student, so I definitely could use a strong PDF app to help make my life easier!

Oh my gosh, the iPad version of this would be AMAZING! I work at home for case managers who are always in the field and being able to edit on the fly on my iPad would be so great and convenient!

hi there. this app is great. just what i need to get my things in a better way...
if you please i prefer the ipad version but the iphone will be fine too!!!

Wow, I've been searching for a decent PDF reader for my iPad, this seems to get all of the good reviews. So would love a copy for my iPad, please. Thanks!

Looks Iike the comments are way beyond the ten free codes. :-(( Would have loved this for the iPhone

Ik wil heel graag eentje voor ipad 2 hebben!
I really want to have one for the ipad 2!
Quisiera tener uno para ipad 2!

Wow. This would be great! I have both but if selected would prefer the iPad version. Would help out with work too.
Thanks in advance.

I would love to have the iPad version please. My brother demoed this over Christmas and it is an excellent App!

I would really like this for the iPad. It would be nice to work with PDFs natively on the iPad rather than work with them othe computer and the have to get them onto the iPad. My one-stop shop for PDF working.

I would use GoodReader for iPhone to review and annotate PDFs for my job. I get tonnes of PDFs every week and an easy way to orginize and view them would be awesome! Thanks!

iPad version please. I wish this app was universal though. Your site feed in my rss reader still shows TiPB.

My company uses Good Reader for access to network documents on the ipad. Would love the ipad version to do so.

I would love this for my iPhone (if I had an iPad, I would want that, too!). I have heard nothing but good things about this app.