Need a good PDF Reader App to view PDF’s on your iPad? Portable Document Format (PDF) is known for its verastility and compatability. Web Designers depend on PDF’s to share wire frames and web site mockups with clients.
Now that Apple’s iPad has become popular, many users will want to view PDF files on the go. With a brilliant screen, e-books and documents display beautifully on the iPad.
FIrst, how can you transfer a PDF to the iPad?
You can transfer PDF’s directly via iTunes 10 with 4 steps.
1. Add PDFs to your iTunes library
2. Connect your iPad to your PC/MAC
3. Sync PDF to your iPad
4. Drag and Drop Files
PDF Reader Apps
1. CloudReaders App
Your first consideration for a PDF App should be CloudReaders. It supports pdf, cbs, zip, rar, and cbr.
Stanza is another excellent free app designed to read ebooks and other digital perodicals. It’s more than just a reader though. Stanza offers a built in dictionary so you can look up word definitions without closing the app.
Features include: intiuitive search, flowing covers, online catalog viewing from multiple book sources, custom library collections, customized interface, and a ton of other features.
GoodReader was one of the first iPad apps introduced as a paid app for reading PDF files. Besides reading PDF’s (which it’s best at), you can also transfer images, audio and video files supported by iOS, text files, MS Word, iWorks, and HTML Docs.
However, it lacks highlighting features and annotation but makes up for it in the more important features and compatability.
SmileyDocs reads PDF’s and a variety of other formats including MS Word, PowerPoint files, and plain text docs. It also supports highlights of PDF documents using your own colors of choice.
A good overall app for getting the job done with PDF’s but at a cost of a $ buck.
5. iAnnotate PDF
This is the best overall app for viewing PDF’s. It has a powerful annotation tool, multiple document compatability and extensive features for highliting, adding notes and drawings, and an elegant drag and drop features with a clean interface.
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