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    Hello guys, i have huge pdf files to read, like 600 mb up, and i would like to know if i can open this file in iBooks and GoodReader without duplicate it on iPad.
    When I add the file to library it stay available to iBooks, but if I want to open it with GoodReader I have to syncronize it again (the file duplicate on iPad, right?) in GoodReader.
    There is a way to make this file available for both apps?
    Please, help.
    Thanks.
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    Nope. iOS segments data for each app. It is part of their security measures and is under most conditions a welcome protection. Right up till the condition you have asked about. Now a lot of apps can share data thru DropBox but at present iBooks doesn't support DropBox.
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    Thank you Skull One.
    Not even with Jailbreak is it possible?
    This is an absurd because with Android devices you can just put the file in a directory and open it with any pdf reader.
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    The iPad doesn't have a centralised file storage area. If you open a file with a different app, you are effectively copying it to that apps address space. It takes some getting used to, but that's just how iOS works.

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    It's not absurd. It's a small inconvenience in return for total immunity from viruses.

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