Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

Best iPad PDF viewer for Paizo's PDFs


Technology


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

As the title says. I know Goodreader is popular, but I've also heard good things about PDF Expert by Readdle, which also got a retina update (I'm on the new iPad). It's 10 bucks though and don't wanna waste my money if it doesn't handle Paizos PDFs well.

Paizo Employee Paizo Glitterati Robot

Moving to the Technology forum.

I believe we have a few threads in that forum that address this question directly too :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I use Goodreader. It seems fine for viewing PDFs and is frequently updated with new features. I have had trouble with the Inner Sea Poster Map (cause Goodreader to crash) and the interactive maps in the past, but I haven't checked with them lately to see if there any any issues. I think I paid either $2 or $3 for Goodreader.

-Skeld

PS: I have an original iPad.


Skeld wrote:

I use Goodreader. It seems fine for viewing PDFs and is frequently updated with new features. I have had trouble with the Inner Sea Poster Map (cause Goodreader to crash) and the interactive maps in the past, but I haven't checked with them lately to see if there any any issues. I think I paid either $2 or $3 for Goodreader.

-Skeld

PS: I have an original iPad.

I use Goodreader as well - on an Original iPad. Not perfect but it is better than carrying around 5 metric ton of books to each game.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

I got an iPad last December, installed Goodreader in I believe January. It has abit of an adjustment period, but I don't bring books to my gaming sessions anymore. Just my iPad, Dice, and character binder. My back hurts a whole lot less now (though I think I need to find another source of exercise now).


Goodreader.

iPad 2 myself.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Goodreader on iPad3 is sweet!


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Thanks guys, I went with Goodreader. So far so good!

Grand Lodge

I may have to check out goodreader...

I used to use Stanza but it locked up on me and truth be told it isn't meant to be used for PDF reading... I use Bookman lite - its been good to date. I use an Iphone 4 myself but should be getting a Ipad 2 later.

One thing is certain, its good to have ALL my PFS extracts in my phone if the GMs want to see if I have a proper copy.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Does Goodreader have a "Find" function (i.e. word search)?

Looks like it's $4.99 right now. :/


Arnwyn wrote:

Does Goodreader have a "Find" function (i.e. word search)?

Looks like it's $4.99 right now. :/

Yes. Find text, location etc.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I have been using iannotate which seems to work, though it is $9.99.


I am thinking of getting a iphone 4- what is the best app to get to read paizo pdfs on? Any help would be great.
Thanks
Happy easter everyone

Silver Crusade

It's still GoodReader. My fave app on iOS by far.


Thank you winter-born- much appreciated

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

How does Goodreader compare to iBooks? What does it do that iBooks can't?

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Community / Gamer Life / Technology / Best iPad PDF viewer for Paizo's PDFs All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.
Recent threads in Technology

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.