Goodreader laggy scrolling, Quickoffice laggy typing... due to Retina?

coupdetat

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Hey everyone,
I'm brand new to the iPad ecosystem and have been disappointed so far. I had a heck of a time finding a decent office suite and PDF reader. I settled on Quickoffice and Goodreader.

Problem is, both programs run ridiculously slowly on my iPad. Goodreader is very, very choppy when scrolling around PDF files--basically unusable by my standards. Quickoffice lags when I type anything, so it's also pretty much unusable since I make tons of errors.

Is this a problem with my iPad? A problem with Retina Display incompatibility? Or common issues with these apps?
 

SgtBullmoose

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These are known issues eith these apps. For Goodreader, try using their soutions for optimsing pdfs. You can find that in the help menu. Wuickoffice was laggy on the ipad 2. Use Pages or Office2Hd
 

coupdetat

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Ah, I see... I'll try to get a refund on Quickoffice and just write off the $5 spent on Goodreader as lesson learned. Adobe Reader is much faster and renders better than Goodreader, so I'll stick with that.

[edit] Goodreader only suggests a way to optimize PDFs from a Mac machine. Any idea as to how to do it on Windows 7?
 

palpatine

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nothing besides ibooks seems to have been updated for 5.1 or the retina screen. hopefully, we'll see updates soon. the text is quite blurry :(
 

coupdetat

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How well-known is the typing delay problem with quickoffice? I can find no reference to it in their support forum or knowledge base, but a few google searches tell me the issue has been around for a long time. No reviews ever mentioned it either. Does everyone experience it, or do only certain people get it?
 

xraydoc

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GoodReader is a freaking awesome app. I recommend it to nearly everyone. Very, very smooth on the iPad 1 and 2. Needs an update for the iPad 3, but the author is very responsive and active so I have no doubt it's coming soon.

I've never used QuickOffice, but I suspect it too needs an update. Pages, Keynote and Numbers are all very smooth on the iPad 3's screen. No lagginess.
 

itcomic

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I have Good Reader. Great app.

However, I have tried PDF Expert. Very satisfied so far. Also, the apps developer actually come to forum and read our concern/advices and keeps updating the app. I highly recommend this app for reading and editing PDF files.
 

tdream

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Well that's disappointing to hear considering Goodreader is a cornerstone iPad app. Hopefully they will update soon.
 

coupdetat

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Apple agreed to refund my money, they were very nice about it! Kudos to Apple customer support, which seems to usually value quick complaint resolution over penny-pinching. QuickOffice support gave me a few generic bits of advice ("increase data cache, reinstall") which of course did not work.

App store badly needs an application trial period. I have no idea what I'm getting with many of these apps, even the popular ones. Feels like a big gamble. For example, it was a big shock to me that Pages doesn't have a highlighting function.
 

Dukat

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I too am experiencing lag when typing in Quickoffice Presentations and Documents. Spreadsheets do not exhibit lag.

Emailed the company, been 3 weeks with no reply. Great customer service, eh.