I have some PDF files on my computer that I'd like to read on my iPad on the go.

What free software can I use to read any PDF file I want? I would obviously need to transfer these PDF documents somehow to the iPad device, correct?

I prefer something with nice turn pages effects, if possible, but free is a must.

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Personally, I use iBooks for my PDF storage and viewing. It's already on my iPad to view iBooks I have bought, and you can send a PDF from any other application to it.

Having said that, Mobile Safari will also display PDFs if you follow a link to them.

I also use DropBox, which will display PDFs, amongst other file types. The bonus there is that you can then use DropBox on your Mac/PC/Linux to put the PDFs where you will be able to access them.

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