22 responses

  1. Koowie
    April 28, 2011

    I didn’t know about these. The prices are reasonable too. Thanks for the review.

  2. Ademar
    May 11, 2011

    I’ve bought smily docs and though looks ok the app, the notes features is not working for some reason !!

  3. Jae Vin
    May 11, 2011

    Hi Ademar,

    I suggest going to http://smileydocs.com/ and contacting the developer Daniel Borsuk to see if he can fix that in the next update.

  4. Michael
    May 23, 2011

    I think Flip Reader is also a good choice. I like the book flipping effect.

  5. Dennis
    July 18, 2011

    I have i annotate pdf and air sharing and of course ibooks. The iannotate pdf works like a charm, perhaps a bit complicated and not so straight forward but can realy do the job at any level or role concerning reading and marking.

  6. lynn
    August 9, 2011

    I still can’t find a pdf app. that supports drm format . Everytime a add a new app to support pdf and go to download an ebook in pdf format I get error message. Does not support drm format. Is there a app. for ipad 2 to read pdf books?

  7. Jae Vin
    August 9, 2011

    hi lynn,

    I’m afraid if you have a drm pdf, you may not be able to open it with any of the apps since they probably share the same engine with restrictions to display only non-drm pdf.

  8. Rick
    August 16, 2011

    Thanks for the list. The feature I’d like which I can’t get in iBooks or PDF reader is the ability to set a level of zoom and keep it constant when I turn pages -or at least get a fit to width in landscape. Do you know if any of the above will do this ?
    Many thanks.

  9. Jae Vin
    August 17, 2011

    Hi Rick,

    I understand the frustration. I haven’t come across any which has constant zoom yet but I believe FileApp has page fit when you rotate it in landscape mode. You can try out the free version and see, FileApp.

  10. Rob
    September 1, 2011

    When I use a PDF reader or annotator to highlight a sentence on a scanned document that was saved as a PDF file, the document looks fine on the iPad. I can still see the letters where I highlighted. However, when I open that PDF document on my MacBook, the highlighted areas are solid color. I can’t see the words under the highlights. Any suggestions?

  11. daisy
    September 9, 2011

    I am a teacher in an elementary school and I just got the ipad, and love it. But I do a lot of research in the net, and as an ESL teacher lots of the worksheets found are in PDF format. Can anyone recommend an app, that can be read and also printed. Thanks

  12. Jae Vin
    September 10, 2011

    Rob – Sorry I have no idea on that problem you faced.

    Daisy – You can try FileApp or PDF Reader Pro which supports for AirPrint and allows you to print directly from the iPad.

  13. Ace
    October 8, 2011

    Hello, these apps look great. I really need one that allows me to download a PDF and reading off line. Any advice? I would like to spend less than three dollars. Thanks!

  14. Jae Vin
    October 17, 2011

    Hi Ace,

    I think most of the above fulfils your criteria, no? You can try FileApp, GoodReader or CloudReaders.

  15. Bob
    November 11, 2011

    To work with PDF files I uses application “Best PDF reader” http://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/best-pdf-reader-fast-pdf-reader/id399569224?mt=8. This is application works great with big PDF files. It has good usability: search, bookmarks, sorting files, etc. Also I like this App because I can open PDF files even from e-mail attachments!

  16. Andreas
    December 23, 2011

    i´m looking for an PDF App that can improve contrast of scanned PDF files ?

    Any tip for me which app can do this ?

  17. Jae Vin
    December 23, 2011

    I think PDF Reader Pro can do it. You can check it from this link:-


  18. Hattusilis
    February 19, 2012

    I use iAnnotate and it’s really very good as either a pure reader or for note taking.

    The only ereader I have found that allows fit-to-width on PDFs is Bluefire Reader.

  19. Jae Vin
    February 20, 2012

    thanks for the info!

  20. Francisco Ruiz
    July 14, 2012

    I´m looking for an PDF App that can copy any information on PDF page, like text, pictures, graphs or formulas and past anywhere.
    Any tip for me which app can do this ?

  21. Jae Vin
    July 16, 2012

    Hi Francisco,

    GoodReader lets you copy text into your clipboard but I do not know of any app that lets you copy pictures and other stuff.

  22. Ma
    July 18, 2012

    Rob, try Writepdf, lets you directly edit on your ipad or iphone and then you can edit the same file straight away on your computer see if you have the same problem (which you shouldn’t) best of luck

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