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GoodReader Good Times

GoodReader Good Times
by Gary Woods

If you've got an iPhone you know that people send you a lot of stuff that you can't always read. They're shooting Word docs and PowerPoints at you as well as Excel Spreadsheets by the bushel full and even the occasional iWork '08/'09 files. You'd like to respond to the sender but you've got no idea what they just sent you.

But, with GoodReader 2.5.1 from Good iWare you can see what they've sent you with no bars or buttons blocking the text. I'm not talking about puny little Word Docs either GoodReader can negotiate files over 1 gig in size.

For Acrobat PDF files the program has a featured called PDF Reflow that extracts pure text from PDFs and automatically wraps words allowing all of the ext to fit on your screen without scrolling back and forth. If the type is too small you can use the 50x zoom giving you a better view without distorting the image which makes for perfect viewing of PDF maps and drawings.

GoodReader integrates with MobileMe, iDisk,, and other popular WebDAV servers as well as non-WebDAV services like Google Docs and Dropbox. You can get GoodReader on the App Store for both the iPhone and iPod Touch with OS version 2.0 or newer and it's fully compatible with OS 3.0. The App price will differ in some countries but in the United States it goes for the princely sum of just $0.99.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc