GoodReader, the smart PDF management and annotation app for iOS, has received an update adding a smart, new feature. Now, users of the $4.99 application can add e-signatures to their PDF documents quickly, easily, and – most importantly – securely.
You see, the recently updated GoodReader, which is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, doesn’t just add support for electronic signatures. It also promises to protect saved signatures using Apple’s own fingerprint scanner: Touch ID. Provided you have a compatible iOS device (that is, an iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, an iPad mini 3, or an iPad Air 2), users can save a signature to GoodReader and use their fingerprint to add it to a PDF file.
Smart, right? Besides this, GoodReader 4.10.0 allows iOS device owners to create precomposed signatures for later use, it lets users quickly sign PDF documents “with just three taps,” and different signatures can be called on for different situations.
Moreover, your saved signatures are “stored on a device in an encrypted form, never uploaded anywhere, and never backed up with a device backup.” Plus, did we mention they’re protected by Touch ID? As such, GoodReader offers one of the most secure e-signature solutions we’ve seen to date.
To recap, here’s a complete list of features added in the new update:
- create precomposed signatures for later use on PDFs
- quickly sign PDF documents with just three taps
- use different signatures for different occasions
- protect saved signatures with Touch ID
- your precomposed signatures are stored on a device in an encrypted form, never uploaded anywhere and never backed up with a device backup
Though I’ve long been a fan of Smile’s PDFpen for all my iOS-related PDF needs, GoodReader’s most recent update could sway me. Back in November last year, the app received an update adding text-to-speech functionality, and before this, GoodReader got optimized for both iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus).
You can download GoodReader 4.10.0 on the App Store now for $4.99, and as mentioned, it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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