User Manual

PDF Reading

GoodReader is as good as it gets for PDF reading, marking up, and organizing. It has a short learning curve, functions in smart ways, and handles large PDF files rather well. GoodReader is undoubtedly the most powerful, versatile, and useful file management / general productivity app for iOS.


First, transfer a PDF file to GoodReader (see: How To Import Files & Folders), then tap the file name to open it.


When you`re reading a PDF file in GoodReader, there`s plenty of helper tools for you:

Learn how to navigate PDF.

Find text.

Read the text out loud.

Use PDF Reflow to extract pure text from a PDF file and comfortably read it as plain text with a font size of your choice, and no unnecessary left/right scrolling.

Use Bookmarks to quickly jump to your favorite places in a file.

Use Table of Contents (a.k.a. Outlines).

Use Annotations Summary to find all your annotations and to export them in an email.

Bookmarks, Outlines, and Annotation Summary are all under the Locations button:


Lock the page to avoid accidental scrolling or page-turning. When in locked mode, use special buttons, Bluetooth foot pedal, or a generic Bluetooth keyboard to turn pages. This feature is popular among musicians during live performances when staying on a particular page is critical if you accidentally touch the screen:


Annotate & Markup – fill forms & sign documents.

Extract, add, delete, rearrange PDF pages, split and merge files.


Related Questions

Undeniably The Best ios File Manager Available

Good Reader was one of the first apps I owned back when we got our first iPad. Their developers continue to innovate, allowing Good Reader to retain its status as `the best file manager` even after all these years!

Good Reader is always one of a few must have apps I put on each and every ios device I or any family member uses. We don`t use it a lot as some do, because you can use it for virtually everything, but we have it available to use for when we need too.

Our primary usage is as a iCloud Drive repository for all of our important documents. We have perhaps 20 folders with a couple hundred files ranging from images, PDF`s, Pages & Word document. But you can also keep other types of documents such as rich text too. Rarely do I encounter a data type that doesn`t work in Good Reader.

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