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    Try PDF Reader Pro. Its just $1 and i find it amazing.. You can zoom, annotate(although not so sophisticated), make bookmarks in the pdf file, choose between vertical and horizobral scrolling of pages, there is a 'lock horizontal' option if you want to use only smooth vertical scrolling with a set zoom level. Id suggest you to try it. Yea, the files are stored on the iPad.. It has some good cloud storage upload/download features too!
    Last edited by cshmech; 06-08-2011 at 08:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincousland View Post
    Hello. I'm a first year medical student and I'm in need of a PDF reading app in order to read medical e-books in PDF format.

    I specifically want/need these functions:
    • View text, pictures, graphs
    • Zoom function
    • Works offline (pdfs are not streamed, are stored in the ipad)
    • Can open large pdf files
    It will be better if it's free.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    I also vote for Good Reader. It interfaces to Dropbox, fileservers and web pages, downloads offline copies and is both very accurate and reasonable fast. To test your criteria, I grabbed a couple text books from some universaty sources I know of (one a Java Introduction - 758 pgs with full formatting and numerous imbedded diagrams, screenshots, and code snippets - roughly a 6 meg PDF) - I compared it to both Adobe X and a Web viewable version and found no differences. It could zoom in to unusable levels using either pinch jesters or by tapping the screen.

    Not free, but it's a good option. iBooks is another option, but I had some issues with document accuracy and wanting to directly access my Dropbox account that caused me to go with Good Reader (there are probably work arounds to allow iBooks to receive Dropbox files, but I looked for a more direct solution at the time.

    Update - Just checked, from the Dropbox app (which offers built in reader capabilities) I can download the PDF and then send it to iBooks. I then checked the iBooks version and found it now can open, accurately render and supports the pinch jester to zoom, so it's a free solution for you if you don't need any other features than you listed.

    Update 2 - In looking at parallel threads there is a discussion of "Password protected college textbooks". I can't find any mention in Good Reader supporting this but it would seem PDF Reader Pro talks specifically about it. It might be an issue for you to consider.

    Last edited by Vichon; 06-08-2011 at 01:01 PM. Reason: Update
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    let try PDFManFree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vichon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kevincousland View Post
    Hello. I'm a first year medical student and I'm in need of a PDF reading app in order to read medical e-books in PDF format.

    I specifically want/need these functions:
    • View text, pictures, graphs
    • Zoom function
    • Works offline (pdfs are not streamed, are stored in the ipad)
    • Can open large pdf files
    It will be better if it's free.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    I also vote for Good Reader. It interfaces to Dropbox, fileservers and web pages, downloads offline copies and is both very accurate and reasonable fast. To test your criteria, I grabbed a couple text books from some universaty sources I know of (one a Java Introduction - 758 pgs with full formatting and numerous imbedded diagrams, screenshots, and code snippets - roughly a 6 meg PDF) - I compared it to both Adobe X and a Web viewable version and found no differences. It could zoom in to unusable levels using either pinch jesters or by tapping the screen.

    Not free, but it's a good option. iBooks is another option, but I had some issues with document accuracy and wanting to directly access my Dropbox account that caused me to go with Good Reader (there are probably work arounds to allow iBooks to receive Dropbox files, but I looked for a more direct solution at the time.

    Update - Just checked, from the Dropbox app (which offers built in reader capabilities) I can download the PDF and then send it to iBooks. I then checked the iBooks version and found it now can open, accurately render and supports the pinch jester to zoom, so it's a free solution for you if you don't need any other features than you listed.

    Update 2 - In looking at parallel threads there is a discussion of "Password protected college textbooks". I can't find any mention in Good Reader supporting this but it would seem PDF Reader Pro talks specifically about it. It might be an issue for you to consider.

    The specifications above I listed are the only things I need. I'm not into the habit of annotating books (because I find it redundant as important ideas/terms are already in bold or italicized). With that in mind, do you think I should stick to iBooks or buy Good reader?

    Also, a friend of mine say Cloud Reader is a good pdf viewer. Any thoughts on that app?

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    I am currently using PDF Expert. It will do all you have asked.

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    I always like to use Good Reader for pdf books study. It works well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james786
    I always like to use Good Reader for pdf books study. It works well for me.
    Does it have continuous vertical scrolling of pages? Or does it jump from one page to another.. I'm talking about a UI like Dropbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshmech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by james786
    I always like to use Good Reader for pdf books study. It works well for me.
    Does it have continuous vertical scrolling of pages? Or does it jump from one page to another.. I'm talking about a UI like Dropbox.
    I'm curious about this too. Because my iPad won't arrive until another week, I can't find out myself.

    Btw, I'm downloading PDFManFree right now.

    Thanks for the input guys.

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    Need a pdf viewer with vertical scrolling pages. Preferably free.

    I found this app named iPDFBooks lite. It has single page continuous scrolling support but it crashes frequently. Any other apps like that?
    Last edited by kevincousland; 06-20-2011 at 06:18 AM.

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    I love instaPaper


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