GoodReader Hits v4.0, Adds PDF Editing and Creation Features

goodreader-ipadGoodReader is without a doubt the best PDF app for the iPad and iPhone and it just got better. A new update was rolled out yesterday for this venerable iPad app, and it adds more improvements and new features than you can shake a stick at.

The app has always offered a good reading and editing experience, but now it also lets users do more. The developers at Good.iWare have added new options, including creating a PDF from scratch and inserting new pages into an existing PDF.

Users can also split a PDF into parts, add pages from one PDF to another, delete single pages from a PDF, or share single pages by email. And in addition to the new editing options, the interface in the app has also been polished.

This sounds great, right?

Unfortunately it comes with a price tag. GoodReader 4.0 is a paid update, even for existing users, so we’re going to have to buy it again.

But on the upside, it is on sale right now for $2.99. You can find the app in iTunes.


  • add blank pages for your notes and drawings
  • rearrange pages
  • rotate individual or all pages
  • delete pages
  • extract individual pages as separate files
  • email individual pages
  • split PDF files in halves
  • append pages from other PDF files
  • Migration Assistant – use it to migrate all your files and settings from an older version of GoodReader (v.3.21) with a single click of a button
  • grid view for file browser – files can now be presented as icons with larger previews
  • the entire tool area to the right of the file list can now be hidden
  • new file management button – New PDF, creates a blank file for your notes and drawings
  • PDF viewer: page slider now shows page previews
  • PDF Portfolios and PDF File Attachments can now be viewed in-place, without having to extract individual files from the container file

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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