updated 07:50 pm EDT, Fri May 21, 2010
App works with text PDFs, images, audio, video
MacNN has reviewed GoodReader for the iPad. Supporting text PDFs, images, spreadsheets and audio/video files, the app allows users to load, read and organize numerous data files. It also includes a built-in web browser, allowing easy searches for text. It supports WebDAV for direct downloads over WiFi. Users can also transfer documents between the iPad and a computer via iTunes.
GoodReader's organizational capabilities are a strength, allowing users to organize document types by separate folders, subjects or any other scheme. Text display is quirky, however -- the app uses tap zones for navigating pages and, oddly, does not enable page navigation using right or left swipes. The reviewer found that the tap zones sometimes exhibit odd navigational behaviors. Despite the navigational quirks, the reviewer found the app to be a good, easy to use app, especially for the low price.
The new version supporting the iPad requires OS 3.2 or higher. It costs $1 and works with the iPad, while a separate version for the iPhone and iPod touch is also available.