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Old 10-24-2019, 12:29 AM   #1
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Do any iOS readers have these features yet?

I have to do a lot of pdf research reading and the font is often so tiny that I have to zoom out (on apps that allow it). Then the the text stretches to both sides of the iPad making it slow to read. Sometimes the font is too big and apps also wonít allow zooming in far enough. So Iím looking for anything with these features:


1 A pdf reader that allows you to dynamically change the font size? I know this has been historically difficult with pdf, but maybe someone has cracked the secret to it.

2 If none have that ability, then a pdf reader that will allow you to crop/set the margin size and zoom the text far in and out within the set (locked) margins?

3 if there is an app that does either, it would also be essential for it to have a black background night mode option.

4 simple export of all annotations. Email etc

Apps Iíve tried:
Marginnote 3 was my go to app for this, but the latest update screwed up the night mode. Iíve tried pdf viewer and it doesnít allow 1 or 2. Documents by Readlle is nice, but doesnít allow 1 or 2 (or zoom far enough) so many of my PDFs arenít readable in there. Kindle and iBooks are terrible for exporting annotations last I tried and arenít really for pdf anyway. Liquidtext is ok until you try to export out of it and the file sizes are huge. I used Goodreader for years and Iím pretty sure even the latest version wonít allow font size changes or cropping/zooming independent of each other. Any new good pdf readers out there with features above?
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:58 AM   #2
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Well PDFs are intended to preserve the page formatting. The only way to resize the text therefor seems to be to reflow it. I know a Foxit has this ability, as well as a night mode.

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Old 10-24-2019, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for pointing out one I was unfamiliar with on iOS, I used foxit on the desktop years ago. The problem is in reflow mode you can’t annotate, same issue with Goodreader. I played around with foxit and do like how how in reflow mode there are a couple different margin options and the font is nice. I saw exporting a pdf is subscription based, so that’s a no go for me. I wish there was something with the flexible options of Marvin, but for pdf. I know I’m dreaming there.
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Well, exporting to a different format is subscription-based. You can export PDFs for free using the share sheet.
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:12 PM   #5
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Good to know. Iíll probably try keep it around to read casual stuff thatís in pdf form, but since you canít annotate in reflow mode I canít use it for research reading.
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1 A pdf reader that allows you to dynamically change the font size? I know this has been historically difficult with pdf, but maybe someone has cracked the secret to it.

2 If none have that ability, then a pdf reader that will allow you to crop/set the margin size and zoom the text far in and out within the set (locked) margins?

3 if there is an app that does either, it would also be essential for it to have a black background night mode option.

4 simple export of all annotations. Email etc
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MapleRead SE can do #2 (with Prefer-Zoom), #3, #4. I've used all these features for my serious PDF reading satisfactorily for a long time.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for that. I remember seeing that app a while back and didn't look into all the versions. Checking it out now
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