Folio is a PDF book reader designed for the iPad. It supports PDF content which can be uploaded to the device through either: a built-in FTP server or directly though iTunes (file sharing), or downloaded off the Internet.
Other interesting Folio's features include:
- zoom, just tap two fingers on the screen and scale, it's that easy
- automatic table of contents generation from PDF bookmarks
- cross-book user defined bookmark support for easy navigation
- text search with result highlighting
- table view or grid view
- direct book download from the Internet by supplying a web address
Folio comes with one sample book.
The lite version can hold up to one of your books (you can remove the book and upload a new one).
The full version, which can be purchased via in-app functionality, will allow unlimited book storage (*limited by your iPad free space).
- Folio is now free for all
- fixed grid view which caused trouble when tapping on book covers in folders that contained many books
- minor UI fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I am quite impressed with this PDF viewer. The organizer is well done with folders and thumbnails. Perfect for organizing comics and other files.
It's great to see someone using muPDF instead of Quartz to view documents - you can clearly see the different in the results both with regular viewing plus extras such as zooming and brightness control.
Search works well and fairly quickly. Bookmark support and Thumb scrolling is perfect!
My biggest complaint is lack of better zoom controls beyond standard pinch & zoom. I'd like to see whitespace removal, zoom to fit, as supported by some of the other viewers. But it's not enough to keep me from trying to use this as one of my primary viewers.
It would also be nice (though not a requirement) to see integration with remote services such as DropBox, MobileMe, Evernote, etc. so that I could get documents online w/o having to have a computer connected.
Also would be nice to see VGA out support.
speedy PDF viewer, one of the best
very simple PDF viewer that displays all documents in a nice interface. Loading and viewing and browsing times are very fast, and there are no unnecessary things like editing or highlighting. Perfect for viewing and now it is free!
Doesn't work with dropbox
Mailed links of my dropbox files, downloaded them into Folio. They don't show up. When I re-download them, it asks me if I want to overwrite, even though my list shows zero items.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.