GoodReader v4 out - anyone try it yet?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by TJ61, May 8, 2014.

  1. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    I see GoodReader has just put out a paid upgrade, on sale for $2.99. It appears to be universal now with a few new features. The current version is doing everything I need so far, and the new features aren't too compelling for me. But maybe there's a lot more that they didn't mention.
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    Of course I just bought the iphone version 3 weeks ago..... #
     
  3. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I'm actually disappointed by this upgrade. Judging by the images, the interface looks identical and they had just added some additional PDF tools and released it as a brand new app. I realise the app store isn't conducive to a paid upgrade model but after separately purchasing both iPhone and ipad versions of the original app, the new features are rolled into a new that doesn't benefit existing customers. New users can purchase the single new app now at a discount, get a universal app for both iPhone & ipad and also get everything existing customers have plus some extras.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I like the new navigation tools and that the app is universal now, and the apps have been very handy for me so I forked over the $3 "upgrade".

    I like that the option to upgrade is just that - an option - as opposed to the $3 "ransomware" to remove ads that EA/Popcap has done with Bejeweled :mad::mad: or the PITA nagware that Craiglist+ has now with their latest update ($2 nag every frickin' time I navigate in that app). :mad:
     
  5. TJ61 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was kind of my take on it. I haven't seen any difference in the interface, but creating your own pdf's seems kinda big...and useful. In hindsight, I'm kind of surprised they didn't do a paid upgrade with the last fairly substantial 3.x update. That was about the time that Readdle pulled their v5.0 paid update with PDF Expert that upset a few people IIRC.

    In the end I decided to get on the v4.0 bandwagon while it's cheap (glad I held off on purchasing the iPhone version). It's really been a workhorse app for me.
     

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