Any free PDF reader which is comparable with goodreader?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ipos, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
  2. redzapper macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I have tried a lot of the free PDF readers out there and finally settled on Apabi Reader. It is free, fast, and renders the PDFs nicely.
  3. tombubi macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2011
    Maybe you can also try PDF Reader which has a lite version.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    GoodReader is a great app to have to manipulate PDFs and other files (zip, wmv, others).

    That all said, I still like iBooks. It seems to render faster, and I prefer horizontal page turning. It also does TOC better, IMO. You can use GoodReader to move PDFs to iBooks.

    In any event, iBooks is free, so it's well worth checking out for PDF use. I would also strongly recommend buying GoodReader - it's a great tool to have and integrates well with Safari and Mail.
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Such a great app for the price of a couple of coffees. I'd recommend coughing up the $5
  6. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    Really depends on your use. If all you want to do is read PDFs, Ibooks is very good, better than goodreader in some important respects. But Goodreader has really come along way over the year and now includes many features such as a very complete set of annotation tools, file sync properties, conversion of docs to pdf, opening zip drives. So for the causal reader, Ibooks if great but if you really need to work with pdfs, cough up the $5 and skip Starbucks for a day.
  7. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2010
    App Q&A testing by request.
    Or get Appshopper and wish list it to wait for a sale :D

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