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April 19, 2010 • Reviews

ReaddleDocs For iPad Review


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.

11 Responses to " ReaddleDocs For iPad Review "

  1. ammiller says:

    I would love a copy of ReaddleDocs for iPad, mostly for the clean Google Docs integration. I haven’t yet gotten GoodReader, and it looks like this might be an acceptable alternative.


  2. ammiller says:

    I would like some idea about your feelings of ReaddleDocs versus GoodReader. Any follow-up thought comparing the two?

  3. andreasr2d2 says:

    A copy of ReaddleDocs for the iPhone would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. lloydrv says:

    I’d love to win ReaddleDocs for iPad. I create, share, and download many documents on the services ReaddeDocs supports, so it looks like a very useful and versatile app.

  5. leesuiip says:

    Would love to have iPad version, alreday use iphone version to get my dropbox files everday

  6. ignar says:

    I love to get a copy of ReaddleDocs for iPad. I need to read lots of PDF documents and this seems to be a perfect app for the purpose.

  7. MikeCTZA says:

    ReaddleDocs For iPad – I would love to load this up with all my technical documentation. When I am away from my desk I find I often need network schematics and/or reference material in order to help me diagnose a problem on our work network. ReaddleDocs would be ideal. I could carry everything with me all the time, at the moment I have to keep going back to my office and looking up the information, this would be fantastic !!! I am using Dropbox for all my personal files and work with GoogleDocs extensively so integration with both of those is just brilliant !!!

  8. MiKeN says:

    I could really use a good document reader that pulls attachments out of my email. Tired of the limitations of the email app for that. Would love an iphone version.

  9. arebelspy says:

    The iPad version would be great to access all of my different types of documents everywhere!

  10. JoeVan says:

    The iPad version is what I’d love to have. I’d use it mostly as a pdf reader for software manuals. Access to dropbox is a plus. My iPad 3G will be delivered tomorrow. BTW, has the prizes been awarded??? Thanks for the review.

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