GoodReader Reintroduces USB Support to iPhone and iPad Users
Topeka, Kansas – Good.iWare announces a breakthrough development which will bring back the extremely popular feature of transferring files via USB to its GoodReader document viewer for iPhone and iPad. Transferring files via USB was available up until a few months ago when app developers who offered USB support had to discontinue the feature because it was in conflict with the rules of Apple’s iPhone SDK.
GoodReaderUSB, which is available to all Mac and Windows users, once again enables users to transfer files via USB – but without violating rules established by Apple.
GoodReaderUSB originally worked by transferring files to a special location on a user’s iPhone, which iPhone’s GoodReader app was able to access. However, accessing this location was a violation of Apple’s iPhone SDK Agreement, because the app had to access files outside its own private storage space, which is forbidden by Apple. This past November, Apple requested developers to remove this capability from their apps and, as a result, GoodReader lost one of its most popular features.
The development team at Good.iWare has been working hard to create a solution that would return this feature to its enormously successful GoodReader app, but without violating the rules of the iPhone SDK Agreement. With the update to GoodReaderUSB for Mac and Windows, it will now transfer files directly into the application’s private storage space (also known as the app’s “sandbox”) and, therefore, avoiding a violation of Apple’s rules.
GoodReaderUSB works similar to transferring files from iTunes to an iPad with its “File Sharing” feature, simply dragging a file with a mouse to the app’s sandbox. However, there are several key differences:
* Unlike with iTunes USB transfer, GoodReaderUSB enables users to browse all of the app’s subfolders
* GoodReaderUSB users can transfer folders as well as files
* GoodReaderUSB works with all eligible devices – iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – with all versions of the iPhone OS starting with 3.0. It also works with all versions of the GoodReader app, including GoodReader for iPad, GoodReader for iPhone, GoodReader Lite for iPhone
This news will enable many GoodReader users, who depended on the USB transfer abilities, to finally upgrade to the latest versions of GoodReader and all of its newest capabilities without losing this important feature.
GoodReaderUSB is available as a free download for Windows and Mac desktops at Good.iWare’s website. GoodReader for iPhone and iPad currently retails for only $.99 in the iTunes App Store.
GoodReader has been an extremely successful app on both the iPhone and iPad. Since the release of the iPad version, GoodReader has achieved #1 in sales in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and many others.
GoodReader is known as the top document reader for viewing and navigating large PDF documents on an iPhone and iPad. Besides its text search capability, 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. These features make GoodReader an even better choice for those who browse large technical documents.
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