Important iOS 11 Notice:

The outdated GoodReader 3 apps were discontinued in 2014 and replaced with the modern GoodReader 4. If you’re still using one of the older 32-bit GoodReader 3 apps, they will not work in iOS 11 which only supports 64-bit apps.

If you’ve updated to iOS 11 and need to recover your files from GoodReader 3, you can copy them to your computer via USB. You can do this with our free GoodReaderUSB file transfer tool for your computer or you can use iTunes File Sharing, then transfer the files from your computer to GoodReader 4 using the same tool.

GoodReader 4 is a separate purchase and can be purchased here.

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


iPad Pro support

Slide Over & Split View

GoodReader 4.12.0
Update History
  • iPad Pro support
  • iOS 9 multitasking support - Slide Over and Split View

The "Big" update with cool new features and a brand-new design is coming next. Stay tuned...

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.