User Manual

How to Import Files & Folders

GoodReader offers a variety of ways to import and export files and folders, depending on where your files are located:

  • Use GoodReader`s Manage FilesImport Files to import files from various Locations in FIles app.
  • Use Share buttons in other apps to send a file to GoodReader within the same device. The specifics may vary from app to app, but those Share buttons usually look and act pretty much the same way everywhere.
  • Use AirDrop to quickly transfer files and folders between any two iOS or macOS devices, including two iPhones or iPads with GoodReader app on them.
  • Download files and folders from remote servers and email accounts.
  • Download files from a computer on your local network.
  • Transmit files from your computer using a USB cable.
  • Use a built-in web browser to find and download files.
  • Use Manage FilesImport Photo & Video to import pictures and videos from your device`s Photos app.


Tip: Importing Folders
Not every file transfer method allows to import folders.

In that case, if you need to import a folder, the quickest and easiest solution would be to archive the folder, with all its subfolder hierarchy, into a ZIP archive, and send that to GoodReader. GoodReader is perfectly capable of extracting ZIP archives, including encrypted and password-protected ones.



Related Questions

Long-time user very happy with v5

I`ve had GoodReader since version 3, and it`s my favorite productivity app on the iPad. It`s fantastic for annotating docs. I just installed v5. It`s great, seems better organized and easier to work with than v4. Lots of new features that I haven`t tried yet. Only complaint so far is that I wish I could change the color scheme. Some happiness for me so far: 1. Synching ("Connect" window) is MUCH improved, much cleaner. 2. The OneDrive synching problem has been fixed. 3. The new split-screen option is great - it allows you to view two docs (or two separate sections of the same doc) side-by-side. That option`s iPad-only, I think, and part of the pro pack, which was a pretty good deal for me ($4.99 covered pro pack on all three mobile devices I have). 4. I like the thumbnail page images for navigation within a doc. 5. Apple pencil double-click toggles eraser (as it should). All in all, nicely done. Also, tech support has been super helpful, very responsive when I`ve had Qs.

pmczz, Review on the App Store

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