Fastest PDF reader ever?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by lily69, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. lily69 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    Got lucky get free download of united reader, I must say I am impressed.
    I have good reader too, feature wise, good reader wins, for the speed, united reader wins.
    It's also quit interesting to see 2 pages landscape, so downloaded magazine looks very cool this way, like Zinio does.
    Hvae tried it's FTP and internet download and fairly happy.
    One problem though, while download files from internet or uploading files via ftp, the page turn seem lot slower, hope there will be improved so way, so I can transfer all my files wirelessly, like the idea of send and read without wire :D

    Any other PDF reader which is faster?
  2. Star56 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Goodreader just released an update. It is really fast now. Gone is the checkerboard flash between pages. Page turns are superfast.

    Also, Stanza is fast but the text quality (anti-aliasing) is inferior to Goodreader.
  3. lily69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    That's right, I didn't realize there was an update, now it's real close. In page forward, united reader is still faster and more important to my old eyes, good reader still got it's 'flash" effects where I can see mosaics before page change, a bit annoying.

    Interestingly, when go backward, good reader is much faster. I think I will now stop searching better pdf reader now. For text books, I will use good reader; for magazines and scanned books, I will use united reader. :D
  4. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    Speed is definitely no longer an issue. I hope the focus will be on usability from now on. GR could do with a makeover.
  5. mchank macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    Goodreader is still a tiny bit slower than United, but Goodreader's usability is better, and integrates with Dropbox which is a big plus. Goodreader does need to clean up its zoom function; too stuttery compared to pdf viewing in Mail.

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