35,000 iPad Apps, How many for PDF reading?

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced his statement in Monday’s conference call that Apple now has more than 35,000 dedicated iPad apps in the App Store. The company said in its September media conference that it had nearly 30,000 iPad apps, it makes clear that, Apple has been increasing almost 1,000 new iPad apps per week since then.

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, also said that those 35,000 apps when he referenced  Apple’s apps plus was really an advantage for the company, especially when competitors begin to  bring Android-based tablets to market.

“Having the iTunes media store and over 35,000 Apps on the App Store for iPad dwarfs anything else, and we think we have a very good product here that’s going to be hard to match.” Said Steve Jobs.

Though iPad apps increased rapidly, there are few can be used to read PDF files, and majority of them are paid. Here are some popular apps. Good Reader ($0.99) is developed by Good.iWare Ltd.; PDF Reader Pro ($3.99) is an iPad app specially for reading PDF files.

Besides, there are some other ways to view PDF files on iPad.

First, with Mail app on iPad.  If you don’t want to pay for iPad app above, you can just view PDF files with Mail application on iPad. As iPad Mail app can support  to read PDF files as mail attachment.

Second, convert PDF to epub. You may wonder: I don’t mean to pay for iPad apps but intend to view PDF files as ebook, how can do this? In this case, you can try to convert your PDF files to epub format with a PDF to epub converter. I list some free converters for your reference. Epub2Go – It is an online PDF converter to epub format. You can upload PDF file from computer or select PDF on the internet. This online tool will convert PDF file to epub easily. Epub Tools – It is a collection of free and open source tools for creating epub files.  You can create and manage epub files from Word, RTF, DocBook, etc.

If you have a iPad, which way or app will you use to read your PDF files? Just make a choice now as your need.

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