GoodReader today released an update that adds the ability to annotate any PDF with text, freehand drawings, and several other styles. The annotation feature, now available for both iPad and iPhone versions of GoodReader, gives users the ability to mark-up and share PDFs, such as manuals, schematics, and meeting notes, with friends and co-workers. Another key new feature is the ability to select text on a PDF and copy it to the clipboard, making it possible to copy blocks of text from a PDF into a document editor or email message. Here is more info:
Annotation is a feature long sought after by users who want to add their own mark-ups to PDFs, especially those collaborating as a team on shared documents. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in GoodReader include comments ("sticky notes") with seven different icons, text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, text underlines, and text deletion, insertion and replacement marks.
The new version of GoodReader also enables users to view or edit all notes, highlights, markups, and drawings created in other applications and properly stored in a PDF file. The types of annotations that you can view in GoodReader include text boxes with callouts, polygons and polylines, squiggly underlines, cloudy shapes, rubber stamps, and file attachments. Plus, all annotations that can be viewed can also be deleted.
The other main new feature added to GoodReader is the ability to copy and paste text from a PDF onto the clipboard. Users can simply tap on a text and press their finger on the text they want to highlight for a second, then copy it to the clipboard or create markups for it.