GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader app

"A Swiss Army knife of awesome!" — Mashable

"A Swiss Army knife of awesome!" — Mashable

Rated 5-Stars in the iTunes Store

Rated 5-Stars in the iTunes Store

About GoodReader

GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Its iPad version was the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in 2010 in the USA, and all those years we've been adding new features, keeping it the best mobile productivity tool on the market. And we've got a lot more to come!

With GoodReader on your iPad/iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you'll be hooked. If you work with documents, soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad or iPhone without GoodReader.

Above all, we value your privacy: GoodReader’s commitment is to never monitor users or activity. We aim to be the most privacy focused iOS productivity tool in the market. We never ask for your personal information and there are no usernames or profiles. Use the tool at your leisure with ZERO monitoring.


Professional tool for reading and managing files
  • Read, annotate, edit and sign PDF documents
  • View MS Office, TXT, HTML
  • View pictures, listen to audio, watch video
View, create and edit PDF annotations
  • Draw with a finger
  • Highlight and markup text
  • Sign documents
Easily maintain huge collections of files and folders
  • Copy, move, rename files and folders
  • Compress files and folders
  • Auto-sync folders to remote servers
Advanced PDF reading & editing Super-robust PDF reading engine that easily opens even the largest PDF files
  • Page cropping and double-page spreads
  • Insert, delete, rotate and rearrange pages, split and merge PDFs
  • Extract and email individual pages from a large PDF
Access servers & transfer files, use WiFi or USB to exchange files with your computer
  • Download attachments directly from Email servers
  • Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, SugarSync
  • WebDAV, FTP, SFTP, AFP or SMB servers

What's New in Version


Press foot pedals on your Bluetooth page turner (or arrow keys on a Bluetooth keyboard) to turn pages

iPad's "Back to Reading" button is now on the iPhone as well

GoodReader 4.11.0
Update History

Turn PDF pages with a remote page turning device, such as AirTurn Bluetooth Page Turner, or any other compatible foot pedal, or even a standard Bluetooth keyboard. If you're a musician performing live with tons of sheet music PDFs on your iPad, this feature will be your perfect companion. To use it, open a PDF file and press the Lock Page button, then use foot pedals or arrow keys to turn pages (iPad only).

iPad's Back to Reading button is now on the iPhone as well. Use this button to instantly go back to the most recent file you've been reading.

Bug fixes:

  • fixed an issue with precomposed signatures appearing rotated on some files
  • fixed an issue with slow downloading speed from SFTP servers
  • fixed an issue with accessing distributed shares on certain SMB servers
  • fixed a compatibility issue with certain Linux-based WebDAV clients

Customer Reviews


For the price, GoodReader is as good as it gets for PDF reading, marking up, and organizing. It has a small learning curve, and functions in smart ways, and handles large PDF files rather well.

23 Martinis

GoodReader is undoubtedly the most powerful, versatile, and useful file management / general productivity app for iOS. Between being able to connect to my iPad and / or iPhone via FTP or web interface to upload and download files to or from my device and being able to truly manage and organize my files in a way that any Mac or Windows user can understand this app quickly became an absolute necessity for me.


Of ALL that apps that I have bought over the years this is the one I use the most. I have to read documents for work and often buy books in pdf format. GoodReader by far and above is the BEST pdf reader and more.