December 15, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - GoodReader, the document reader which achieved the rank of #2 best-selling iPad app in 2010, has been updated to support AFP protocol, both for GoodReader's server-style access and Auto Sync. Support for AFP, the standard protocol which all Mac computers use to share folders on a local network, makes it easier to connect from GoodReader to a Mac for sharing files between the desktop and mobile device.
GoodReader users have already been able to exchange files between their iOS devices and their Macs using other protocols, such as WebDav, FTP and SFTP, but supporting AFP makes the process easier than ever because it is the native protocol for Mac OS and requires practically zero set-up. Users simply turn on file-sharing and they are ready to share files between their Macs and mobile devices for viewing in GoodReader.
Not only is AFP the Mac OS standard protocol for sharing folders on a local network, it is also used by Apple Time Capsule, a 1, 2 or 3 TB standalone hard drive with WiFi access that Mac users often use to wirelessly backup their Macs, as well as by a number of other 3rd-party network-attached storage drives. GoodReader's support for AFP now makes it easier for users to exhange files with such drives directly from GoodReader, without using a computer.
The new version of GoodReader also makes it easier to find servers on a local WiFi network for wirelessly sharing files. GoodReader's "Local Servers (via WiFi)" section now uses Bonjour to find local AFP, SFTP, FTP, WebDAV and HTTP servers automatically. The update also includes a host of other user interface improvements, including the ability to publish several iCloud files at once, and the new "Back to reading" button, which instantly takes the reader to the last read file, saving from the hassle of finding that file in the folder hierarchy.
GoodReader is known as the top document reader for viewing, navigating and annotating large PDF documents on an iPhone and iPad. Besides its annotate and text search capabilities, other key GoodReader features are active hyperlinks, which enable users to more easily navigate within the document or launch a linked document or website, and PDF Reflow. GoodReader has also set the standard for iOS document readers in the enterprise, offering a high level of document security and synchronization with remote servers.
Since its release, the iPad version of GoodReader has achieved #1 in sales in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and many others.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 13.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GoodReader is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Good.iWare is an international team of software developers focused on creating quality mobile applications for the iPhone. For more information, visit the company's website. Copyright (C) 2011 Good.iWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.