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 5,551 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!



  • Used to be great

    By c_b_p
    App dev killed it 2 weeks ago with a terrible update. Now it crashes on every PDF and cannot sync without crashing.
  • Almost Perfect

    By sysengr
    ... except for one nit. When I AirDrop a document from one iOS device to another it loses the bookmarks. Please fix!
  • Locks Up. Broke the “Open in” feature.

    By ALQ-131
    Well, after years of trouble free use, the people at GoodReader decided (for whatever reason) to cripple their app. Was working just fine till the latest update. Now whenever I try to select a pdf file and use the “open in” button the app locks up and has to be force quit. 😡 Not sure want this new “update” was for but I liked it a LOT better before. Can’t wait to see what they dream up for their next”major” update. 🤦‍♂️ <- UPDATE -> Turns out GoodReader app isn’t the problem after all. When attempting to use the “open in” button, GoodReader looks for all available options to open a file in. It looks for the Apple iOS “Files” app. Problem is, the Apple “Files” app sometimes glitches out and is unresponsive thus causing GoodReader to lock-up. So it’s not GoodReader causing the problem. The Apple “Files” issue is widely reported. Therefore I am updating my previous 1 star review back up to 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ which GoodReader rightfully deserves.
  • Unreliable

    By Keep Honest
    Lots of apps just to read documents. Purpose of GoodReader is for other features. Does not work to “open in other app,” nor to save to photos. If it features don’t work, then app is useless.
  • Good reader keeps crashing after upgrade to 4.13.0

    By BehnamYazdani
    My Good reader keeps crashing on my iPad after upgrade to version 4.13.0, I did reboot the device But it didn't help. Now I can't study nor access my notes and highlights after this update :( Edit: How long do I have to wait for the bug fix?!!! I'm dependent on this app for my studying
  • “Super robust” no more. Unusable due to crashes. Every. Time.

    By ______ Q ______
    Last update to fix connectivity has me crashing every time since that “fix” 2 weeks ago. Have submitted crash reports. No response. No update. Frustrating. Was integral part of my workflow now looking for alternatives.
  • Poor support

    By Edw456
    I bought the previous version from this app 3-4 years back, when the new IOS version came upgraded to it finding out latter that Goodreader no longer was accessible and after a lot of searching found in the developer page a tool to extract the documents to a computer. Tried to contact the developer to ask if upgrading to the new version would regain access to the PFD publications tailored to my use after years of fine tuning and nowhere no be found a straight forward “contact us” link. Bought the new version believing that would be able to access again my documents and a message came stating it was not possible, seems like that the developer is only interested in the money and not support for its customers, paying again for the app believe is a ripoff, if you already are a client a “upgrade” fee would have been more logical as many other apps do.
  • if you are sync with dropbox read this

    By ypolak
    after latest update goodreader may appear to no longer work with dropbox. to solve this problem log out of dropbox from goodreader and log back in. this solved the problem for me.
  • Update on Rating

    By DeveerM
    In my previous post I stated that this app was having difficulty syncing with google drive. Since then the team has updated the app and now syncs perfectly with google drive. The reason I went from 1 star to only 3 stars is that I am still waiting for the apple pencil integration. As of now the apple pencil does write in the app but does not completely eliminate a simple finger swipe from making marks. Also the iPad heats up A LOT, especially in the dead center of the screen. This only occurs when using the apple pencil. The have announced an update via email for GoodReader 5. If you can, wait until the new version comes out. If this app stays exactly the same and simply adds apple pencil integration this app will be unstoppable!
  • New bug - can’t find how to report

    By Lee in Oakland
    I live using GoodReader to sync with Dropbox and Google Drive. But a recent change to GoodReader now causes syncs to fail that previously succeeded: having a double quote (“) in a file name. This is costing me several hours to address.