iPad Apps

GoodReader For iPad – Updated


GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad – the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad without GoodReader.

It has just been updated, check out what’s new below.

If you like to try GoodReader for iPad yourself, you can pick it up here for $4.99.

What’s New


File Tabs – switch between recently viewed files without going back to the file list view

Side Menu for creating PDF annotations – use it as an alternative to the usual popup menus. “Pin” this menu to keep it always on-screen for some heavy annotating job, then close it when you’re done.

• new way of creating PDF markups (highlights, underlines, etc.) with the new Side Menu – to markup a text, draw over it with your finger

Delete local files option for “download-only” sync gets rid of outdated files that are gone from a server

Other improvements:

• “Free 5GB SugarSync Account” button in the SugarSync connection parameters window lets you create a free new account in case if you haven’t got one

• PDF’s Freehand drawing mode now lets you change color, thickness and opacity while drawing

• redesigned PDF Page Slider (now it also includes Page Up and Down buttons)

• PDF password for a file is now memorized for as long as you keep a file on the file tab panel and don’t leave the app.

• files can now be starred and unstarred on the Find Files control panel

• better support for iPad 2 native video mirroring – now you simply have to plug the video cable into an iPad 2, and native video mirroring will be activated right away (the “old style” video output, the one without the menus, can still be activated by using the “Video Out” button on the main screen of the app)

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

One Comment

  • Richard

    I’ve downloaded the most recent copy of GoodReader on my iPad 2 because it claims to have portfolio reading capabilities, however, I am unable to find any clear instruction on how to read the portfolios. Any ideas where I might be able to find some?