Download PDF for offline viewing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ravenvii, Dec 7, 2010.

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    ravenvii

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    Say, I have a PDF on a website, and I want to read it and take notes while I'm on a plane.

    So I'm sitting in the airport with free WiFi, and the plane is boarding. I want to download the PDF so I can continue to view it and take notes in the Notes app on the plane.

    Is this possible? Or do I need a computer (to download the PDF, then transfer it to the iPad via iTunes)?
     
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  3. macrumors 6502

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    In iOS 4.2 you navigate to a PDF in Safari, and when once it has loaded it completely, you can "open it with" you apps that support PDF viewing or file management.

    I usually open the PDF and save it in GoodReader or iBooks.
     
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    ravenvii

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    Perfect. I didn't see the "Open in iBooks" button at first since you have to tap the PDF to get it to show up.

    Thanks!
     
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    MaxBurn

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    +1, worth it.
     
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    Consultant

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    Just want to point out that it also works also in iPad with iOS 3.2. (Size limit of maybe 10 or 15mb max?)
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Another +1 for Goodreader. Definitely well worth it

    You can also markup/highlight PDFs directly in Goodreader

    Also, add DropBox + Goodreader and you've got a powerful combo
     
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    TheGenerous

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    GoodReader is the best, it can even do annotations.

    iBooks can open pdf as well.
    DocstoGo can do pdf too.
     

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