User Manual

Navigating a PDF File With Ease

GoodReader is designed to make opening, viewing, and navigating PDF documents a breeze. The document and page controls allow you to manage your workspace when you have more than one document on the go.


First, transfer a file to GoodReader (see: How To Import Files & Folders), then tap a file name to open it.


When reading a PDF file, use the Settings button to choose from three page-turning modes: Horizontal Page Turning, Vertical Page Turning, or Continuous Page Scrolling.



Depending on your selected page-turning mode, tap or swipe different parts of the screen to turn pages or scroll in that direction.

Tapping a PDF link instantly takes you to the link destination. If you prefer, the links can be displayed with a thin border, which is enabled in PDF Settings.


Use the Page Slider to select any page within the document.



Use Bookmarks to jump to your favorite places in a file.

Use Table of Contents (a.k.a. Outlines) for easy navigation.

Use the Annotations Summary to access all your annotations and export them via email.



Lock the page to avoid accidental scrolling or page-turning. When in locked mode, you can still use special buttons, a Bluetooth foot pedal, or a generic Bluetooth keyboard to turn the page. This feature is popular among musicians during live performances when staying on a particular page is critical, even if you accidentally touch the screen.



Related Questions

Best PDF reader (and SO much more!!!)

Best PDF reader!!, also great as a secure photo/video viewer, music player, browser, and file downloader. Useful for file sharing, has integrated iCloud folder and sub folders which you can export to from others apps. Integrates Touch ID/Face ID to unlock, selectable for the entire app, the browser, or individual folders (or any combination). So many great features!!! I`m not even going to go into detail on the fantastic pdf viewing/editing/annotating features, and they are stellar.

*Feature request: please make it possible to loop videos (overall, and A-B repeat), auto play the next video, and shuffle a playlist of videos. I`d pay for the app again if a new version had these features.

Gamera!, Review on the App Store

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