GoodReader Update adds Annotations (Perfect for Script Notes)

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Just two days ago, I was lecturing about iPhone and iPad apps at the DV Expo.  Part of my presentation was spent talking about iAnnotate PDF for iPad, an app that allows you to add various types of notes to your PDF files that can then be shared with others.  I said, and I quote, “It’s the only game in town for script notes.”

What a difference one day makes!

Yesterday, Good.iWare released version 3.0 of GoodReader for iPad ($0.99).  This app has been a long time favorite of mine due to it’s incredible ability to import documents from a wide variety of sources (email attachments, iDisk, Dropbox, FTP, etc.). It’s always been a top-notch script reader. But with this major update, GoodReader has added the ability to annotate PDF files with amazing ease.  The annotation interface is slick and unobtrusive.

You can add a multitude of annotation types, all of which get saved back to your original PDF (or a new annotated copy).  That means you can easily add script notes to a screenplay, and then hand off those notes to the writer or studio, confident that they’ll have no trouble opening and reading the document on their desktop machines and laptops. [update: check out the update below about viewing annotations in iOS devices]

If you don’t already own GoodReader, and you have been looking for an easy and inexpensive way to annotate PDF scripts, stop reading and get this app NOW.  If we had a 5-star rating system, this update would force us to add a sixth star.

For more details, check out the app in the the iTunes Store.


by Good.iWare, Inc.

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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!

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