Finally: Native PDF Reader (PDFViewer)

Tinman

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This went up on Installer/iBrickr yesterday (perhaps the day before).

Seems to work OK on most files, not so good on very large PDFs (like the iPhone User Guide).

I've been using Apache to view stored PDFs locally via Safari (which can read the iPhone User Guide just fine). But hopefully PDFViewer will get more robust as time goes by.

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This went up on Installer/iBrickr yesterday (perhaps the day before).

Seems to work OK on most files, not so good on very large PDFs (like the iPhone User Guide).

I've been using Apache to view stored PDFs locally via Safari (which can read the iPhone User Guide just fine). But hopefully PDFViewer will get more robust as time goes by.


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Mike,
You are right. I downloaded the App yesterday and gave it a whirl on my bank statement. Wow, worked like a charm! I'm sure glad the 3P Apps came to our rescue. I just keep hoping that one day, I will see cut & paste on installer. I doubt Apple will be releasing an update with it...M
 

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Mike,
You are right. I downloaded the App yesterday and gave it a whirl on my bank statement. Wow, worked like a charm! I'm sure glad the 3P Apps came to our rescue. I just keep hoping that one day, I will see cut & paste on installer. I doubt Apple will be releasing an update with it...M
The good news is that with the iPod touch jailbroken, the number 3p apps should escalate--at least I think it will. Should start picking up very soon now...



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Doesn't the iPhone already read PDFs? I've been able to open PDFs and read them...
 

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Doesn't the iPhone already read PDFs? I've been able to open PDFs and read them...
Of course the iPhone reads PDFs, but only through Safari or in Email. This app lets you view PDFs stored on the iPhone itself; no need for Web access.



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Of course the iPhone reads PDFs, but only through Safari or in Email. This app lets you view PDFs stored on the iPhone itself; no need for Web access.



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Gotcha...thanks for the clarification.
 
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I have been using AirSharing which I picked up in the AppStore. It allows you to save PDFs to the iPhone and read them at any time. The rendering is excellent, but it does have problems with large files too.

Features I'm looking for in the ideal reader would include the ability to navigate to a specific page in the document instead of always starting at page one. Also having the app remember the page where you were last time the PDF was read. Lastly, the ability to read a PDF that has been password protected would be great.

Anyone seen a reader with these features?
 

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I have been using AirSharing which I picked up in the AppStore. It allows you to save PDFs to the iPhone and read them at any time. The rendering is excellent, but it does have problems with large files too.

Features I'm looking for in the ideal reader would include the ability to navigate to a specific page in the document instead of always starting at page one. Also having the app remember the page where you were last time the PDF was read. Lastly, the ability to read a PDF that has been password protected would be great.

Anyone seen a reader with these features?
You can try out the brand new app called PDF Expert, it has all the features you mentioned. Also it includes:
-saving e-mail attachements
-reading/saving password protected pdfs
-copy/paste function
-and much more.