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This is a brilliant iPad app - a steal at $4.99

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  1. 1. g o o d i w a r e . c o m / g o o d r e a d e r.h t m lGoodReader Notes
  2. 2. What is GoodReader GoodReader is an iPad (iPhone) app. Cost: $4.99 For reading and annotating PDFs(primary). Storing any document/file. Sharing any document/file. Syncing any document/file. “a swiss army knife of awesome” –Mashable
  3. 3.  It was released primarily as a PDFreader/annotater at first, but now has takenon a life of its own. Download, read, annotate, manage, organize, access, and sync just about any file. Access your Gmail account and see allemails with attachments that have an@Action or Read/Review label. You canthen scroll through/read through eachattachment. Store your photos at box.net. Access themfrom GoodReader i.e. organize them intofolders and view slide shows there.
  4. 4. A few features Exceptional pdf viewer. Mark up and annotate original documentor a copy (keeps original pristine). Text extractor scans any document andviews the current page as plain text. Night “mode” for night reading – fullycustomizable. A myriad ways to share, upload, downloadand sync either the doc and/or allannotations.
  5. 5. Supported files pdf doc/docx + pages ppt/pptx + keynote xls/xlsx + numbers html files jpg/png etc. (but why) audio files (but why) video files (again – not sure why)
  6. 6. Uses Research papers for students/academics Teaching tools and documents for eductators Meeting/seminar/conferencepapers/handouts Manuals (pdfs) for anyone Paperless orgy – with all your docs Sign digital forms and documents (includingpdfs) Download files from web
  7. 7. For example …
  8. 8. Interface Clean Logical Mostly intuitive (some instruction needed) One screen (not annoying) Split screen (efficient) Works in portrait and landscape (no meanfeat)
  9. 9. Annotation Tools
  10. 10. View/Navigation Tools
  11. 11. Quick Tips Single click/one finger to view toolbars Double click/one finger to zoom in Single click/two fingers to zoom out Swipe to toggle between pages Pinching with 2 fingers works 5 finger „pinching‟ only works if multi-taskingis off
  12. 12. Tap zones
  13. 13. Developer JAMM Interviews Yuri Selukoff ofGood.iWare (from May 2010) Russian developer Programming started as a hobby.
  14. 14. Other Similar AppsPDF Pen … $14.99: www.smilesoftware.comPDF Expert … $9.99: www.readdle.comAdobe … free: www.adobe.comOther decent or half-way decent iPhone/iPad pdfreaders/annotators:http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/pdf-annotation

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