PDF reader apps for iPad 2?

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    Hi all guys & gals. First of all I would like to say I'm very excited to be a new member of ipadforums. I've just received an iPad 2 from my brother as a gift because he bought the new iPad last week. Anyway, this is the first time I have owned an iOS device, so there are so much things I couldn't figure out yet. One of those things is that I am looking for an PDF reader apps. Because I'm still a student, I do read a lot of books ;) I've already downloaded iBooks & Adobe Readers but they both have problems in reading books. While iBooks has great speed & smooth, it lacks of PDF basic annotate tools like highlight or note-taking tools. Adobe Readers has more tools but it's really slow.

    So could you suggest me what app I should download (or purchase)? I've searched the Appstore and find out iAnnotate, Goodreader & PDF reader pro have a lot of possitive comment and high rating, but I still need some reviews ;). Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad English though :rolleyes:
     
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    I use GoodReader which is greater apps. Ring a student myself, my personal preference is to not use the iPad as a textbook. While it is a great device for note taking I can't say the same for reading textbooks. I found it annoying to be have to memorize the page that I would need to flip too, while if you have a textbook it's a lot easier.

    Regardless, GoodReader is possibly one of the best if not the best apps out there that can read PDFs and do everything you're looking for.

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    Thanks man. I watched some screenshot of GoodReader on AppStore but it seems the app's UI isn't good.
    ANW what about iAnnotate or other apps, guys? :confused:
     
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    It is hard to beat GoodReader. The UI won't take long to master and GR offers lots of other functionality as well. It isn't that expensive, so you should give it a try. Just don't expect to master all it will do for you after a few minutes with it.

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    I found it annoying to be have to memorize the page that I would need to flip too
     
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    Thanks for the helpful advice. I've downloaded GoodReader last night and at the moment I'm digging into the app. Goodreader UI is a bit ugly but I guess that's why it's really fast in rendering PDF ;)

    Btw I also found a free app called "PDF Max" that has many possitive rating and a overall of 4.5 stars . However it's quite clear that the rating system of AppStore is not trustworthy sometimes, because the app is not really that excellent/
     
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    Goodreader , is quite good! also, if you need more options look at note taker hd !
     
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    Can you give me the detailed info? What are the "more options" ? :eek:
     

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