Goodreader vs Readdledocs

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  1. Dentifrice

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for one of these apps. I want to read all kinds of files (pdf, word, excel, etc...), annotate PDF, download and upload to webdav and dropbox.


    Both of them seems to do all I want. Goodreader has kind of a "cult" around it and a lot of people who tried Readdledocs seems to never go back.

    Anyone here has tried both ? Which one do you prefer ?

    The only thing I cannot find info about is whether or not I can do handwritten annotations on pdf in Readdledocs...


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  2. Politenessman

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    I recently switched from Goodreader to Readdledocs for two reasons:
    1. Readdledocs has a 2 way sync with Dropbox, where Goodreader doesn't.
    2 Readdledocs handles network drives easily, where good reader can only handle WebDAV drives.
     
  3. Dentifrice

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    When you talk about network drive, are you talking about windows share aka SMB ?
     
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    Yes, although the drive I primarily connect to is shared via my router.
     
  5. SallySparrow

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    I've been using readdledocs since I brought home my iPad for all the reasons mentioned above, but I just started using goodreader today. The major selling point for me was the brightness management for reading in the dark.
    I'm still using readdledocs to manage my documents.
     
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    I am using both at the moment. Goodreader is constantly doing updates. I do not know which one will become default.

    One thing I don't like about Readdle is that when you are downloading or uploading a file, you get the progress bar across your screen and you have to wait for it to finish to do any work.

    On the other hand I am not a big fan of the GoodReader layout. It is nice though that it does all of the downloading and uploading in the background while you get your work done.

    I want to like Readdledocs more, but.......
     
  7. chowdown

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    I believe GoodReader can now sync with DropBox since the last update a few days ago.

    It also now lists files by date and size as well as alphabetically. Huzzah!
     
  8. NumbLock

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    I also have both and I find that GoodReader is my default go-to app.

    I like that GoodReader has constant updates. Yeah, the brand new cloud update feature is a win!
     
  9. richimages

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    How does iFiles compare to both these ... anyone here use iFiles? I think iFiles has a much better UI, ... much easier to use than GoodReader's confusing UI.

    iFiles also seems to be doing much of what GoodReader does ... but not sure how it compares to ReaddleDocs ...
     
  10. stavrogin

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    I would like to know too

    I use Readdle and GR. I have always seen iFiles and wondered what it was like.

    What is it that you think makes it simpler? I would love to have a good reason to spend more money. At this point I think that Readdle and GR are about the same. It comes down to UI
     

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