Looking for PDF reader that shows thumbnails

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by davidhood, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    Anyone come across a fast PDF reader with a good interface?
    Ibooks seems to have the best interface, but the PDF reader is not the quickest in rendering.

    Readdledocs and Goodreader don't show thumbnails (GR with show them one at a time) of the PDF books and magazines. DocAS has a good interface but the retina update is taking forever, and at this point the PDF rendering is not up to competitive standards.

    It pretty clear that most of the interfaces are designed by engineers and programmers because most of them are very poor in the human-interface/usability aspect. Apple has tossed out some nice interfaces with Ibooks and Photo and it seems like instead of using those product designs as a foundation to build on, most of the developers have shifted gears and went in reverse to create confusing and odd interfaces.
  2. macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    The most populated city in the planet
  3. macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
    I like iAnnotate and PDF Expert. These days, I slightly prefer the former because it's much faster to scroll through documents in iAnnotate.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2009
    We've added Thumbnails support in PDF Expert. So you might have a look at it http://itunes.apple.com/app/pdf-expert-fill-forms-annotate/id393316844?mt=8
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
  6. macrumors 68030


    Dec 18, 2007
    NY State of mind
    PDFpen for iPad has thumbnails...it's on sale until May 1st.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    Thank you for the tip, but at $10 and no trial version, I think I'll pass. It may be a great product, but if the developer doesn't have enough confidence to offer a trial versionI feel like I should be wary.

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