Can you "Save" PDF files to the iPad?

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  1. maf2k8
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    I am curious, I know i can view PDF files in my email box and what not, but can i save them to my iPad? Say if i wanted to pull up a certain PDF file, rather then searching my mailbox can i save it directly to the iPad? or no?

    Not sure if this was covered, Thanks.
     
  2. magicandmystery
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    Yes, with a 3rd party program. Try iPDF—I think it's free.
     
  3. samcraig
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    I've yet to find something better than GoodReader... and it's only .99. Well worth it
     
  4. utcoug
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    GoodReader

    I was going to say GoodReader but someone beat me to it. It is awesome and at only a buck you won't find any better.
     
  5. Julien
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    It's hard to believe a buck can buy such a complex and thorough App.:eek:
     
  6. voidptr
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    Second for using Goodreader. I bought iPDF first and didn't like using it to download from the web at all.
     
  7. anthonymoody
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    Seriously. Sam turned me onto this, and looking at the feature set on the company website makes my headspin.

    You really can get files in and out of iDisk, googledocs, and dropbox.

    There's still a 'wall' b/t the iWork apps and iDisk, gd, db. And no hook b/t goodreader and iWork app (or iWork.com...) but either one and we've sort of solved the no-filesystem thing.
     
  8. sparkomatic
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    Another vote for GoodReader. It really is a nice app and I have my iDisk, GoogleDocs and Dropbox all setup on it. Works really well!
     
  9. EnderTW
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    Another vote for good reader. However I wish there was a way to rename files in goodreader.

    edit: nm apparently you can! http://www.goodiware.com/gr-man-manage.html

    This app is amazing. Even though it uses the old "folder structure" for the iPad, this is excellent for getting stuff out and in.
     
  10. yaroldb
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    +1, its been working really well for me. I downloaded my camera manual to it and it's wonderfull. :D
     
  11. FWW
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    If someone sends me a pdf as a mail attachement, can goodreader access it to view it?

    I cant believe the iPad cant read a pdf from an email...
     
  12. sparkomatic
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    Yep, you can open and view it. You don't need GoodReader for this type of action.
     
  13. sharp65
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    The ipad will open it natively, you don't need an app to read it. But you do need an app to save it locally, goodreader can do that.
     
  14. maf2k8
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    If i get a Email with a PDF attachment i can view it on the iPad no problem. What i am wondering is, Can i SAVE that PDF file, delete the email and then be able to open that PDF later on? email it? send it to someone? etc?
     
  15. sharp65
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    Not without another application that will take in your e-mail and get the attachment.
     
  16. FWW
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    When I attempt to open a pdf from the mail app (a gmail account) I get the message "Mail Cannot Open This Attachement"
     

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