By June 14, 2010

GoodReader for iPad Turns the Page…Literally


The newest version of GoodReader for iPad, which has been among the top sellers among all iPad apps since it was first released, now delivers horizontal page turning for PDF files to give it a truer book reading experience. The new version also will now rotate PDF files, display two-page spreads, and crop margins for PDF files so they don’t take up any available reading space on the iPad.

GoodReader has become such a huge success because of how it handles very large PDF and TXT files, navigating manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed compared to other document viewers. Providing the option of horizontal PDF page turning has been one of the most popular requests among GoodReader fans, allowing them to now enjoy reading a book or magazine by turning the pages in the same right-to-left manner they are used to doing with real books.

Many of the documents viewed with GoodReader are those that have been scanned and emailed to the user, but often these documents are scanned in the wrong direction. The new option to rotate PDF pages is the answer to this problem, allowing users to easily adjust the entire document so that it can be viewed correctly.

To put more words on a page, the new version of GoodReader can crop out PDF page margins that are completely unnecessary to reading an electronic document. This new feature will significantly improve the readability of each page.

Another new feature is the ability to view double-page spreads for PDF files in GoodReader, which are especially useful in viewing graphics that extend beyond the single page.

GoodReader also now speeds up viewing of PDF pages by pre-caching, which renders the subsequent page while the current one is being read so there is no lag time when flipping pages.

Finally, GoodReader now offers VGA-out support for all kinds of documents (and even movies), enabling documents to be output from the iPad to computer monitors or even projectors using Apple’s dedicated adapter.

Since the release of the iPad version, GoodReader has achieved #1 in sales in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and many others. It currently retails for only $.99 in the iTunes App Store.

About GoodReader

GoodReader is known as the top document reader for viewing and navigating large PDF documents on an iPhone and iPad. Besides its text search capability, other key GoodReader features are active hyperlinks, which enable users to more easily navigate within the document or launch a linked document or website, and PDF Reflow. These features make GoodReader an even better choice for those who browse large technical documents.

About Good.iWare

Good.iWare is an international team of software developers focused on creating quality mobile applications for the iPhone. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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