Looking for a pdf reader which meets these requirements

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  1. abdu

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    I am looking for a pdf reader which meets these requirements:

    1- Open pdf starting from last page opened during last session
    2- Be able to scroll between pages vertically (not horizontally like many current ones) do. Vertical scroll should be a continuous smooth scroll without doing a sudden full page pull in. Should behave as if pdf is one single very long page.
    3- Should be able to change width of page and lock it. Page should not move sideways. Page width should be remembered so when same pdf is opened, it opens in that width.
    4- A fast scroll feature. Useful for pdf's with hundreds of pages.
    5- Nice to have feature: when opening the pdf reader, it automatically opens the last pdf file on the last page read.

    I have tried all the free pdf readers in the AppStore and none met all these requirements except for two which had these issues:

    1- iRead limitation: When screen is touched for more than a second, the page is frozen (locked) and page can't be scrolled. Scrolling is done when doing quick swipes only
    2- FileApp limitation: Does not remember last page opened. Does not remember last width set. Fast scroll doesn't work properly when width is other than default.
     
  2. DrJNAB

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    PDF Expert

    I like PDF expert.
     
  3. MattIM

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    Have You Tried Good Reader?

    It comes highly recommended by many forum members. I like it because it opens .doc, .xls, and many PDF files. AND very easy to use. I don't remember if I paid for it--it wasn't enough to notice.
     
  4. abdu

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    It doesn't support vertical scrolling!
     
  5. abdu

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    It doesn't support the vertical scrolling mentioned in #2.
     
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    iBooks is the best PDF reader IMHO!
     
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    Well said. Ever since iBooks enabled the feature GoodReader has been sitting like a dummy when it comes to PDFs! [I still use it in the field though as it is great to store and access a bunch of different formats for a project]
     
  8. abdu

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    It doesn't do vertical scrolling last time I checked. It was doing paging flipping. Cute for the first few times but not practical.
    I am looking for a reader which supports the requirements I mentioned. I don't care if a software is someone's favorite if it doesn't meet my requirements. Something is a best is a subjective issue.

    I just downloaded iBooks again. Noticed there are no builit in books. Can't find fee books on the AppStore. Does not show in the apps section in iTunes which means I don't know how to transfer a file to it like I do with other apps. To me, iBooks sucks right now.
     
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    Free has Limitations

    Relax.

    Free apps do not meet your criteria, sometimes.
     
  10. abdu

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    I didn't say it has to be free. You recommended PDF Expert which I spent $5 on and it didn't even do vertical scrolling. What's the point of posting requirements then!?
     

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