The popular GoodReader app on iOS now makes Windows file sharing easier with SMB support, Good.iWare Ltd. has announced. The document reading solution also adds support for the iPhone 5’s big screen.
“GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines,” said Good.iWare Ltd.
“The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file.”
GoodReader 3.18.1 adds SMB / CIFS protocol support that enables direct connections to shared Windows folders and various NAS drives via the SMB protocol.
Users get SMB Auto Sync and auto discovery of SMB servers (shares) on a local WiFi network, Good.iWare said.
“A key goal of GoodReader is to deliver unparalleled file viewing and sharing options, but still be super simple for anyone to use,” said Yuri Selukoff, president of Good.iWare.
“Now you can literally exchange files between GoodReader and your Windows computer without getting up from the couch.”
The iPhone 5 is now supported, and the Dropbox engine now supports uploading of files of unlimited size, according to the release notes.
The developers ask users to note that, starting now, all GoodReader updates will require iOS 4.3 as the minimum spec on any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s because of some recent changes in Apple's developer tools, the company said, adding “we apologize for the inconvenience.”
Don’t forget that GoodReader also added Microsoft SkyDrive support recently, as well as support for Novell NetStorage and Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint) servers. So, if you haven’t updated for a while, now’s a very good time to do it.
The GoodReaderUSB component has also been updated to support the "Downloads" folder
, Good.iWare said.
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