Finally Good File Management with GoodReaderUSB

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    Where Apple and iTunes fail, leave it to developers to shine!

    goodiware.com :: products :: GoodReader :: Manual :: USB

    I'm really happy about this.

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    Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.
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    Thanks for posting the link.
    Tuaw had written about this but got the link muddled.
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    Heads Up!
    There is no reference to this any more on the website, the download links in my original text work.

    Better get your copy of GoodReaderUSB before Apple pulls it... I'm worried that Apple has disallowed this wonderful PC/Mac software.
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    Apparently its too late. The only good.iware apps available are the GoodReader (lite and paid) and the calculator (lite and paid).

    I do have the iPhone Explorer app (which has also been pulled), but since I never got a chance to get up close and personal with GoodReaderUSB, what is the difference between the two?
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    The app GoodReader is still there, and the desktop app is available for download using the original links, but all references have been removed on the goodi.ware website.

    I can't honestly say what the difference is, but GoodReaderUSB bypasses the need to use the crappy iTunes interface to get access to (read and write, including subdirectories) the GoodReader app space using the normall USB cable connection.

    I only need to access GoodReader's sandbox. What does iPhone Explorer do? Do you have to be jail broken?
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    First of all, I was wrong! It happens once in a while, but I try not to make a habit out of it! iPhone Explorer still exists. It is not an app, but a PC program that gives you access to your file structure.

    iPhone Explorer - A USB iPhone browser for Mac and PC

    I learned about iPhone Explorer from Stanza and it works on an "unmodified" iPad. They recommend it as one of the ways to get content from your computer on to your iDevice. However, with the latest version of Stanza, you can drag your content right into the Stanza app on iTunes without having to go through all this... but you can if you still want to.
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    No worries. I got a reply from their technical support and they said it is still available same link in my OP. They didn't mention anything about it being pulled.
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    And it was available and works great. Very fast. Thanks for finding this.
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    Moron Alert!!!

    For some reason, I was thinking there was a separate program called GoodReaderUSB. No wonder I couldn't find it! For some reason, I never scrolled that far down on the Apps tab to see that option for the GoodReader program that I have had all along. It seems I can also drop stuff into Stanza and CineXPlayer the same way. Man I love this forum!
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    I'm a little confused by this old thread.

    I think it means this:

    There once was a free program for PCs and macs called GoodReaderUSB. It allowed you to easily transfer files from the computer it was installed on to a connected iPhone or iPad. It meant that you didn't have to go through iTunes, as long as you also had the GoodReader app installed on your idevice.

    A few months ago the company who made it (Goodiware) took it off their website for some reason. However, I've just discovered that you can still get it if you look for it.

    It looks like an extremely useful program to me. Does anybody here think it would be a bad idea for me to download, install and use it?
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    This is the program I was just talking about over in the Zoom-it thread.

    I have it and have used it. It's an executable file (.exe), not installable. And very handy.

    Marilyn
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    The links are not very clear, but they are actually in the original posting... just sort of buried in there, but there are links for both the windows, and Mac version of this software... I d/l both so I can vouch the links are still working. No need to google it...
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    Yeah, I know. I just got the feeling that the program had somehow lost its legitimacy for some reason (eg, I couldn't find anything about it on GoodReader's current site) and that you were using a kosher old version of it and... and... Hmm, I'm a bit sick atm and probably not making much sense.

    Great, thanks for that Pluto. So you got those programs from Goodireader's "ghost page"? I hope they work just as well as Marilyn's old ones do. I guess they'll probably just be the same files. I don't know why I'm being so paranoid about it all. Probably because it still seems too good to be true. GoodReaderUSB is the discovery of the week for me!
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    it is an excellent program!
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    Used daily here.
    So much so that I rarely sync my iPad now through iTunes and it's only to backup new apps bought through the iPad.
    Anything I need to keep on the iPad gets thrown through it for speed.
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    So ~ doesn't Dropbox do the same thing as Goodreader?

    Be nice.:eek::D
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    GoodReaderUSB is a Windows and Mac app that allows you to drag and drop files into GoodReader including full folder stuctures and much better file management.

    You can also use it as a WiFi transfer utility - and it can act as a web server for the purpose of copying files from your iPad over wireless LAN.

    I also use it daily.
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    Now it's mine too.
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    Num, thanks for this. I am excited to try it out tomorrow (after two Smithwicks, I'm too relaxed to mess with getting hooked up to my pc:))
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