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Old Jun 17, 2011, 09:28 PM   #51
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How do these apps fit in to the world of icloud? Does it make sense to have iCloud support?
Of course it does and hopefully both companies will support iCloud. That should mean reading PDFs and writing annotated PDFs from iCloud storage.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 10:24 PM   #52
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Of course it does and hopefully both companies will support iCloud. That should mean reading PDFs and writing annotated PDFs from iCloud storage.
I guess what I mean is how does it connect to the "outside world".

iCloud seems very much focused on keeping the entirety of the content inside that app to remove the filesystem. These apps work well because you can easily flow documents between them and their appropriate respective apps. iCloud would be limiting.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 01:17 PM   #53
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I guess what I mean is how does it connect to the "outside world".

iCloud seems very much focused on keeping the entirety of the content inside that app to remove the filesystem. These apps work well because you can easily flow documents between them and their appropriate respective apps. iCloud would be limiting.
I don't think that's the case at all. iCloud should interface with the outside world as just another filesystem. You should be able to drag files in and out at will. Right now, to put files into Goodreader you need to sync through iTunes or through a supported cloud service, so why would iCloud act any differently?
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Old Aug 1, 2011, 12:02 PM   #54
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FWIW Readdledocs appears to be on sale currently for $2.99.
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Old Aug 3, 2011, 03:52 AM   #55
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Goodreader has been my most used app from the beginning cos I have to read a lot of texts on the go. I love reading with the text reflow and its possibility of adjusting background and font colour and switching between day and night modes. The only thing I really miss in this app is to highlight text and add comments in text reflow (I often mark the texts I read and every time I want to highlight or add a comment I have to switch from reflow to normal mode where fonts are usually very small and marking is quite cumbersome). My question is: Is it possible in Readdledocs to add comments while reading with text reflow or to change the font size in original pdf/doc file?

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Old Dec 1, 2011, 01:31 PM   #56
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I wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone has used both recently. I just got an iPad & want to invest in either one of these apps, but can't decide for the life of me. Both the same price tag & very similar features, but which one offers more bang for the buck?

I use Dropbox, Evernote, deal with a lot of.PDFs & Office documents for school, so if that helps with deciding which app might be better tailored to my needs... or if both are pretty much the same.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 01:49 PM   #57
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Both apps are very similar feature wise. I personally prefer ReaddleDocs, as its UI is a lot more thought out and aesthetically pleasing, as compared to Good Reader.

That said, you probably won't go wrong with either app.


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I wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone has used both recently. I just got an iPad & want to invest in either one of these apps, but can't decide for the life of me. Both the same price tag & very similar features, but which one offers more bang for the buck?

I use Dropbox, Evernote, deal with a lot of.PDFs & Office documents for school, so if that helps with deciding which app might be better tailored to my needs... or if both are pretty much the same.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 02:32 PM   #58
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Both apps are very similar feature wise. I personally prefer ReaddleDocs, as its UI is a lot more thought out and aesthetically pleasing, as compared to Good Reader.

That said, you probably won't go wrong with either app.
Thanks for your input, hitekalex. I know a lot of older search results have touted GR as an amazing "swiss army knife"-like app, but it seems Readdle has upped its game at this point in my search.
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That said, you probably won't go wrong with either app.
This.

I have readdledocs, and it's great. The advantage of goodreader is PDF annotation. But Readdle has another app called PDF Expert ($9.99) which does PDF annotation great.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 02:39 PM   #60
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The advantage of goodreader is PDF annotation. But Readdle has another app called PDF Expert ($9.99) which does PDF annotation great.
Are the PDF annotation capabilities of ReaddleDocs not up to par with GR? I have seen PDF Expert, but am really hoping to stick to the best "all-in-one" app for now.
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Are the PDF annotation capabilities of ReaddleDocs not up to par with GR? I have seen PDF Expert, but am really hoping to stick to the best "all-in-one" app for now.
Well in ReaddleDocs you can only add hidden typed notes, and highlight/underline text. In other words, no free hand annotations.

It's my understanding that PDF expert DOES have all the same capabilities as readdledocs (which is kinda like a storage unit for all your cloud services), but also with more advanced annotation, filling out forms ability, signature etc. I think the only thing you can't do in PDF expert is browse the web, which isn't really needed anyway.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 05:22 PM   #62
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Are the PDF annotation capabilities of ReaddleDocs not up to par with GR? I have seen PDF Expert, but am really hoping to stick to the best "all-in-one" app for now.
If you need basic PDF annotations - ReaddleDocs will be more than okay for you.

I explained the difference between PDF Expert and ReaddleDocs (maybe even in this post ). But if you want - I can do it again.

Feel free to ask questions.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 12:38 PM   #63
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Looking forward to ReaddleDocs update on iPhone to match the amazing new iPad version recently released. Is there an ETA please?
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Old Dec 3, 2011, 01:08 AM   #64
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Thanks for the input to those who've replied to me! I bought RD -- can't wait to give it a spin.
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Old Dec 28, 2011, 07:32 AM   #65
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This seems a bit mundane considering this thread content, but I jsut ot my first Ipad and my biggest problem is reading Excel Workbooks/Sheets with teh formulas intact and the cell COMMENTS.
Can Readdle view excel sheets with Comments intact?
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 09:42 AM   #66
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Another fan of PDF Expert here. Great UI.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:47 PM   #67
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I have had contact with Both Readdle Docs and DataVz (DocsToGo) and both were very disappointing.

My biggest need was viewing an Excel sheet WITH its Cell Comments. Both claimes that they provide this in their apps. Both LIED.
Neither app was able to do this and this was confirmed by both companies via email with Support.

Even more disappointing, however, was the fact that BOTH apps performed so poorly with Excel sheets.

Docs to Go only took a few sheets of a workbook...usually 2 to 3, ignoring all the other sheets in that workbook. It was random from book to book.
The screen refresh was awful...with long pauses everytime you moved the sheet to view another section (no other apps were running on my Ipad...and yes I do know how to turn them off). Too bad since the Bluetooth Sync worked well. But if it doesn't take all the sheets in a workbook...its fairly useless...and yes, I tested the same workbook through Itunes and a hardwire...same results.

Readdle Docs was juut as poor, but for different reasons.
It, too, cannot read Excel comments, but worse was the incredibly bad interface. The TABS (the sheets of a workbook) display across the top of the screen and you choose the sheet you want to view. Unbelievably, when you scroll the tabs and choose another sheet to view, you have to scroll back all the way to the LEFT to see the sheet! The software binds the TABS to the SHEET VIEW! Are you kidding me?

A big F for both apps IF you want to view more than just the grocery list from an Excel sheet. Shame on them both for making claims about Excel capabilities that neither of them have.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 05:16 PM   #68
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I have Reported the Problem with Itunes for both these apps...as Dataviz instructed me to do.
Itunes immediately redirected me back the Developer for both apps.
i have requested a refund from both companies.

We will now see how this is handled. I am NOT going away and I want all to see how this plays out so they know what companies are honest and what companies are not.
I can go right to Mastercard and force the refund, btu I would rather they both step up and do the right thing.

We shall see.

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Old Jan 2, 2012, 08:24 PM   #69
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Does ReaddleDocs and GoodReader have the same features? Are there any major differences between them except UI?
Which one would handle large (more than 100MB) PDF files better?
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Old Jan 5, 2012, 06:31 AM   #70
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Any New Year news on an update to the iPhone ReaddleDocs to match the great iPad version please?
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I am happy to report that both Readdle Docs and Dataviz returned with the offer of a refund.
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Any New Year news on an update to the iPhone ReaddleDocs to match the great iPad version please?
The update is 95% ready. We will let you know when it's out.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:04 AM   #73
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I have been using Goodreader since I first bought my iPad1 and they've beensteady with the updates, new features and bug fixes? It would be in my top ten most used apps easily, maybe top 5
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 01:06 AM   #74
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How does PDF expert handle .ppt files? Can they be edited and annotated/notes added in a similar fashion as Powerpoint?
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 04:13 PM   #75
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I have been using Goodreader since I first bought my iPad1 and they've beensteady with the updates, new features and bug fixes? It would be in my top ten most used apps easily, maybe top 5
I also prefer GoodReader. I have tried both apps, and I loved ReaddleDocs too, but when the time became to decide between those two, I chose GoodReader because it supports PDF handwritten annotations and also reading multiple documents at a time (using a tabbed interface).

True, I kind of prefer ReaddleDocs file management interface, and background synchronization, but I can't use both at a time and have my files duplicated on both apps.

But I keep testing both apps every time there's an update...
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