First released in 2009, GoodReader marks its 10-year anniversary with a better-than-ever major upgrade, GoodReader 5.

It's not easy to outperform ourselves after 10 years of delivering wonderful updates with extraordinary new features, but we did it! Again!

Already top in its class, and everybody's favorite go-to tool, GoodReader just got significantly better.

GoodReader is a perfect combination of document-reading and file-managing capabilities. It's your one-stop shop for all your document needs when you're on the go with your iOS device.

Use the app once, and you'll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to work without it.

-= File Reading =-
PDF, TXT, MS Office, iWork, HTML, pictures, music & audio-books, videos. This is what you can view in GoodReader, plus you can also annotate PDF files and edit TXT files.

-= PDF Reading and Annotating =-
PDF files is where GoodReader truly shines. Reading experience is so superior, it's hard to describe. To rephrase one of our customers' review, "try it, and you'll see." While you're at it, give our PDF Reflow feature a try. You'll be surprised how much better PDF reading goes when you don't have to scroll left/right all the time, for every single line of text.
Annotating PDFs is another star feature of our app. Adding notes and drawings, highlighting text, and then sharing your annotated files or annotation summaries will be your main productivity and collaboration asset.

-= File Management =-
While reading files is a big part of GoodReader, it's not all it can do. It can also serve as a central hub for all your files, even those that can't be opened by GoodReader itself. It's like bringing your personal computer experience to your mobile device — easily managing huge collections of files and folders will make you forget you don't have your laptop around.

-= Connecting =-
Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive,, WebDAV, SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP — these are all accessible from inside GoodReader. Download, upload, and sync individual files or huge folder collections.

-= Security =-
With GoodReader, your data security steps up to the level previously only dreamt of. With Pro Pack (*), our new set of professional-level super-features, you'll get AES-256, a military-grade encryption, for all your data, at a price of a cup of coffee! And it's completely independent from the built-in Apple's Data Protection, so even if a hacker steals and unlocks your device, your data will still be protected by another strong layer of security, our own.

-= Split-Screen =-
A part of the Pro Pack (*) add-on, this wonderful new feature allows you to split an iPad screen in half, to read two files side-by-side. And even two different parts of the same file!

-= Privacy =-
Our commitment is to never monitor any user activity or gather any analytical data through the app. There are no usernames, profiles or accounts to log in to. Use the tool at your leisure with ZERO monitoring.

(*): Pro Pack is a paid add-on, sold separately from inside the app, as an in-app purchase.

What’s New

Version 5.1.6

New in 5.1.6:
- FIXED: a few minor iOS 13 compatibility issues

Enormous GoodReader 5 upgrade. New everything. Full list of new features on our website:

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

goodgood6 ,

Very good....some suggestions

Good to see much awaited version 5.0
Some suggestions :
When I moved a TXT file into iCloud folder within GoodReader App, a new folder called “GoodReader”was created within Apple’s FILES Application (iCloud Drive). And when I tried open that same TXT file from within Apple’s FILES Application GoodReader folder, it triggers GoodReader App to open with a new ‘External Files’ folder created in which the TXT file was copied. Now I have two copies of the same TXT file in GoodReader App - one under ‘iCloud’ folder and other in the ‘External Links’ folder. Why when attempting to open a file residing in It looks not right to me. All files residing in iCloud folder of GoodReader App should not get duplicated when opened from Apple’s FILES App. Why a file in GoodReader App, when opened from Apple’s FILEs’ App should get duplicated.
Another suggestion: when I delete a file within GoodReader App, I don’t want encryption to be removed from the file being deleted. Currently ‘Delete’ folder is treated as ‘decrypted’ folder which is not right. Let the ‘Delete’ folder continue to have encryption. I assume PDF files when deleted will retain its encryption.

scorpcool ,

Version 5+ is unstable and keeps crashing

I have been using good-reader for almost 8 years. Its a very good app. Version 3 and version 4 were very stable and capable of handling big and heavy files. However the latest version i.e. 5, is unable to handle the same files. The user interface in the new version may be better but is certainly taking its toll on devices making it too slow to use. I would give 5 stars to the overall app, but i would rate the version good-reader 5+ only about 2 or 3.

Sujatanath ,

Drastic update

Have been a GoodReader user for few years now. The older version was stagnant but had more features in one app than most. The new edition has so many new features which makes it all the more attractive but the interface changed so drastically and it some how rings painfully true when the description says “New Everything”. The interface is so different that I wonder if I am using the same app. The cross button to switch from reading mode to folders mode is so irritating for example. If you are a previous user I bet you had to read the manual to figure out quite a few features you already used before.


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set of professional-level features
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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