There are a number of different ways to get PDF documents onto the iPad and then view them wherever you are. One of the best is ReaddleDocs. The developer describe the application adds, “a revolutionary PDF reader, file manager, and attachment savor for iPad.
Let’s take a look.
From the company,
This is a revolutionary document viewer, file manager and attachment saver for the iPad. You can catch documents from any source you can imagine: PC or Mac computers, websites, e-mail, attachments, iDisk, Dropbox and any other online file storages, even iPhones. All files are saved to your iPad locally so you can enjoy reading them anywhere!
Wen you first launch the app you are greeted with your current documents. You also have access to the other key functions on the left side when viewing in landscape.
You can get documents onto the iPad in a number of ways. The easiest is to launch a web browser and connect through it.
You can also use a variety of online storage services. Translation… I no longer need separate apps for iDisk, Dropbox and Google Docs. Convergence is a good thing, especially since iPhone OS 4.0 and its support for 2000+ apps won’t be available on the iPad until fall.
The app includes a built-in browser so you can jump to the web, grab screen shots and add them to ReaddleDocs without ever leaving the app.
When it is in “full page” mode it looks like any other browser…
ReaddleDocs connects to a variety of email services and lets you download attachments for later access when offline. This is super-useful if you are on the go.
Of course there is the requisite Settings tab that you should get to know if you use the app.
Viewing documents through ReaddleDocs is a pleasure.
You can view in portrait…
or in landscape. The button on the right in both cases lets you scroll through the document.
There is much, much more so here is a full rundown of the app’s features from the Web site…
What ReaddleDocs let you do:
★ Copy files From Mac or PC via Wi-Fi
Any Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7 computer can connect to the iPad running ReaddleDocs and operate it like a wireless flash drive. No additional software is required.
★ Read Office Documents
ReaddleDocs’ built-in viewer supports PDF, MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and Apple iWork files. To read documents from other software like MS Project, Visio or OmniGraffle simply print them as PDF files and copy to ReaddleDocs.
★ Save Email Attachments
Forward email with attachment to your unique Readdle Storage mail-in address and save it to your device using ReaddleDocs. Or download files directly from IMAP/POP3 enabled mail servers.
★ Share Files With Your Friends
Email files directly from ReaddleDocs. Or even transfer documents between the iPads.
★ Transfer files to iPad with or without Wi-Fi
ReaddleDocs supports transferring files to your device using both EDGE or 3G network. Just upload your documents to Readdle Storage using regular Internet connection and instantly access them from the ReaddleDocs.
★ Save Documents From the Web
Use built-in web browser to find and save files from the Web directly to your device. Save whole webpages with images to read them offline.
★ Access iDisk, Dropbox, GoogleDocs And Other Storages
ReaddleDocs allows you to download and upload files from MobileMe iDisk, Dropbox, GoogleDocs and other services. If you use more than one online storage, ReaddleDocs will handle all of them. Even some home NAS drives are supported.
Some Other Tasty Features
✓ Bookmarks any place in a document
✓ Optional password protection for your files
✓ Create/unpack zip archives
✓ Fast scroll through large documents
✓ Powerful file management
✓ Fullscreen mode and many more
In all ReaddleDocs for iPad is well designed, powerful and a great option for taking your docs with you and viewing them whenever you want.
What I Like:
Powerful, connects to a wide range of web-storage systems, very stable (an issue with other pdf viewers I have tried), priced well at $4.99
What Needs Improvement:
I would love to be able to advance to the next page “bookstyle” rather than scrolling down…
ReaddleDocs for iPad is $4.99 and can be purchased here.
We, however, have hooked you up!
We have two copies of ReaddleDocs for iPad to give away AND 2 copies of ReaddleDocs for iPhone, as well.
To enter to win one let us know which version you want and how it would be useful on the device.