|Feb 4, 2013, 08:46 PM||#1|
Best PDF App for iPad with Continuous Scrolling
Finding the right annotation/reader app is important to me since I, as thousands of others in academics, spend much of my time reading PDF format journal articles and books.
Specific goals of this thread:
(1) Get app suggestions from you along with feature explanations
(2) Maintain an updated list of apps with continuous vertical scrolling
(3) Maintain a list of suggestions for the developers of specific apps
Also, feel free to discuss why app developers ignore repeated requests to include simple features. For example, why won't PDF Expert or Goodreader include vertical scrolling and why doesn't iAnnotate offer fullscreen viewing or better/consistent scroll lock.
Apps with vertical scrolling:
+Cloud services syncing
+Continuous Vertical Scrolling
- No zoom while locked (ala good reader)
- Zoom/orientation messes up when you rotate device
- annoying tabs on sides of page
- Date and Time show
3. Adobe Reader
-no scroll lock
5. Foxit PDF reader
6. Bookend (although I could not open any pdf in this program)
Last edited by RichS; Feb 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Update
|Feb 12, 2013, 06:13 AM||#4|
Anyone have contact info for any of these app developers? PM me. Maybe someone can offer an explanation for why such essential features are missing from every piece of PDF viewings software.
Intelligent horizontal scroll lock w zoom
Continuous vertical scrolling
It seems easy.
|Jun 10, 2013, 02:06 AM||#5|
PDF reader with scrolling
I am also searching for a PDF Reader with more sophisticated scrolling.
I am a singer/solo performer with guitar. I want all my repertoire to be stored on my iPad and readable during performance while I am playing, i.e. hands-free.
Songs with backing tracks are no problem as I have found a plug-in to iTunes that allows me to turn my MP3 backings into karaoke files, with chord symbols inserted into the text.
BUT my big problem is those with no backtrack. I want to display my vocal lead sheets as PDF's and since some of them are 2 or more pages, I need to PDF to scroll. Continuous scrolling would of course be nice, but the bottom line is the scroll SPEED. I need to (1) be able to have a speed control for the scrolling, and (2) I need to be able to save a different speed setting for each file, as every song has a its' own tempo.
Now there's a challenge! Does anyone know of a reader that can do this, or can a software designer improve their product to include these features? I have no doubt it is possible.
There IS a PDF reader by Kdan Mobile Sofware that scrolls and has a speed control. However it is not continuous, and it's "one speed fits all", which is no use to me.
I obviously also need to be able to read in full screen mode.
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