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GoodReader is just what a bookworm needs

Every person who loves reading books has, at some point or the other, wanted to read books while on the go. Unfortunately, the screens on these smartphones have all been way too small to make reading comfortable for anything more than a screenful or two. Even reading long email messages can be a strain on the eyes. It doesn’t help that many e-books are formatted for a full screen, so they require vertical and horizontal scrolling to read. Thankfully, GoodReader exists, and only costs about a dollar.

GoodReader is a text and PDF file reader. The app’s reflow feature sets it apart from its competitors in the market. The PDF Reflow feature makes it easy for you to read your documents as it extracts the text from PDF files and automatically wraps the words. This feature makes it possible for the text to fit all screens perfectly. This means you will be saved the effort of scrolling left and right to read all the text.

This feature, however, has a couple of problems – the images are lost, and the formatting is lost. The latter makes it a bit more challenging to read heavy dialogues in some works.

When it displays a reflowed document, this app scrolls the text automatically for you. This helps you experience a completely hand – free reading experience. It works like a teleprompter. But, it is of no use if you are a slow reader.

It has an integrated document library that you can use to easily import files from online services like Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.

You can buy more functionalities with add – ons, but you don’t need to buy them if you don’t need them.


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