Dropbox sync issues with Goodreader 3

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Dear eTRA users. Most eTRA users traditionally use Goodreader to sync and read the monthly updated eTRA documentation.

Since May 14, 2014 Goodreader 4 is on the market with many improvements. This upgrade was not free, you have to buy the full version in the App store. Also, all documents in Goodreader 3 needed to be exported into the new Goodreader 4.

 


You can recognise the old Goodreader 3 from the new Goodreader 4 by looking at the app logo. The old app icon was green whereas the new one has a green/blue gradient.

 

 

I personally did not upgrade to Goodreader 4, mainly because the interface did NOT change for the better, significantly. I find using Goodreader 3 and it's user interface not user friendly, cluttered and complex. Navigation is poor. Buttons are small. Colour use is questionable. My personal 2 cents.

A few months ago Dropbox made significant changes to it's API. Goodreader 3 can now no longer sync with Dropbox accounts. Shit happens.

Looking for a solution without upgrading to Goodreader 4, and also trying to include our Android friends, I was roaming the App Stores, but couldn't find an application that had all technology on board to sync with our eTRA servers AND sported a clean and friendly user interface.

Finally a heads-up from Menno pointed me to Readdle's PDF Expert 5, a superb PDF Viewer and Editor. Set-up of eTRA and a Dropbox is very easy and takes only seconds. It's fast and the interface is clean and easy.

 

We carefully applied iOS 7 design philosophy to PDF Expert 5. It looks great, feels remarkably polished, with even minor details taken care of. User documents are always central to the app, however, all tools and functions you need are just one tap away.


Unfortunately all good design takes time to develop and this app is not free. Actually quite expensive: €10. But worth it, if you ask me, because now I use my pdf reader much more, on iPad and iPhone. It's really a pleasure to use.
 

So now you have 3 options:

  1. Keep using Goodreader 3, but without Dropbox support
  2. Upgrade to Goodreader 4 (separate apps for iPad & iPhone)
  3. Start enjoying PDF Expert 5 (universal app for iPad & iPhone)

Hope this helps. Kind regards, Serge


p.s. By the way, I'm also a frequent user of Readdle's Printer Pro and Calendars 5. These guys just seem to develop iOS the right way. They carefully avoid mentioning they HQ in Odessa... Any idea why?

p.s. 2 We are totally independent and have no affiliations with Readdle, Goodreader or Apple, Boeing, TESLA or any other gadget provider what so ever. We reserve the right to refer to ourselves as ‘we’ and be as partial as we like. If you don't like that, stop consuming our bandwidth. Have a good flight...

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