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Any Alternatives for GoodReader for Android?

Comment by Sisee
about GoodReader · May 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Fist of all, I am sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm unfamiliar with this forum layout.

I recently purchased an Android tablet, with the hopes of it being a replacement for my iPad.

One of the many uses I have for a tablet is being able to access and read PDF files stored on my Mac.

GoodReader has a built in system to alow this. As well as having access to numerous online servers.
It's the local server access I'm specifically looking for.

My Mac is set to host specific folders as both AFP and SMB servers.
I understand that getting AFP access on a non-Apple device may not be possible, but surely SMB is.

I have tried over a dozen different PDF readers today.
None of them capable of accessing a local host.
Some of them have options for online servers, but not SMB or any other local hosts.

If anyone is familiar with GoodReader, you'll know of what I mean.
All I want is a relatively simple interface, but options to download or access files stored locally on my Mac.

I am open to any suggestions.
But all of the suggested alternatives that an online search gave are without the feature I'm looking for.


I feel your pain. I use Goodreader on all my i-devices, but recently purchased a Galaxy Tab 4 for testing. I have innumerable PDF docs but am finding there to be a shortfall of good apps. Let me know if you find anything worthwhile.

I've found it! I've been missing Goodreader (and pretty much nothing else) since jumping ship from iOS to the Droid a few years ago now, and I never gave up looking. Today I found it. Moon reader pro. It can read just about anything, like GR does, it can do onboard SD card files heirarchies, manage files for me or sync with WebDAV like GR, it has lots of lovely viewing options and it has a nice simple interface fronting a lot of functionality. The WebDAV feature was a deal-breaker for me, but it has a ton more features. I only tried the free version for about a minute before deciding I wanted to support the developers anyway, so I can't say much about the difference between the two - but for the price of a latte I now no longer miss GoodReader. Thank you moon reader devs!

ebooks (pdf, epub, mobi) read with few abilities - iPad

Comment by noelm
about GoodReader · Oct 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Hello folks,

I am looking for a ebook reader for iPad (1st Gen) where I can really feel ebooks like regular paper books, i.e. flipping pages, bookmarking (like dog earing) pages, highlighting and commenting).

In addition to that if there is ability where I can just share books over wi-fi, it will be a great feature. I am just sick and tired of going through iTunes for every small thing.

Thank you very much for suggestion.

(P.S. - This post is not about GoodReader but I know it has some of the features I wish. The forum won't let me post without app link, hence the link.)