Preview on ipad 2 (no)? What are pdfs like to read on the ipad 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chipandegg, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. chipandegg macrumors regular

    chipandegg

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    I'm really thinking off getting an Ipad 2 in the very near future for different uses.

    I have loads of pdf files, mainly manuals for lots of different software which I have on my Mac Pro, good few hundred pages each etc. I won't be around to read them on the Mac Pro (going away for a while) and was thinking that I could get quite a lot read, also sitting at a desk with the Mac Pro going through the pdfs for ages can get uncomfortable.

    I assumed that Preview would be on the Ipad though this seems not the case, and that there are third party readers. I get that you email the pdf files and then open them on the ipad.

    But...

    What are they like the read on the ipad2 itself?

    If you use third party readers, which ones would you recommend?
     
  2. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty amazing.

    Goodreader is the best app for .pdf files.
     
  3. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    If all you want to do is read pdfs, then iBooks is just fine.
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I am a big fan of PDF Expert, mainly because it lets me sign and return PDFs via email. GREAT time saver!!!
     
  5. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

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    I second this. Plus it can view and store excel, doc and other files too!
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I like PDF Expert as well but if you just want to read your PDFs iBooks is fine.
     
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Don't mess around with emailing documents to yourself - just set up Dropbox on your Mac Pro and have everything sync to your iPad. Dropbox has a decent built-in reader, or you can open your PDFs in iBooks.
     
  8. JPS macrumors regular

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    I use Dropbox along with Goodreader. And you can email pdfs from Goodreader.
     
  9. chipandegg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the answers, heard of dropbox before though now I can see why I would use it with an ipad. Been on a Mac Pro for years so things can pass me by!
     
  10. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    goodreader. it is by far the best experience. ibooks is simply too limited. you can use dropbox or you can directly import pdfs (via iTunes or GoodReaderUSB for OSX). reading on the ipad is quite enjoyable.
     
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I don't like Goodreader's clunky interface, so I use iBooks.
     
  12. chipandegg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Say if I was using Goodreader and decided to import the pdf directly from the Mac Pro via itunes. Is it just a case of then opening the pdf inside Goodreader and then you can go from there?

    thanks
     
  13. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    yup
     

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