Download PDF And Save Locally

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skate71290, May 28, 2010.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Hey everyone, the only thing stopping me from getting an iPad is my concern that i cannot download PDFs on Safari and save them locally on the iPad (i use Journals at University) can this be done? i don't mind if i have to buy Pages from Apple to do this, regards, skate71290
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  3. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    Probably answered thousands of times, but anyway.

    Several options:

    If you use iCab browser you'd be able to download locally and have it opened in your favorite pdf reader.
    If you use goodreader, you can let it download the file directly.
    If you use dropbox, you can use it to download the file into dropbox.
    If you stick safari, you can just add g to the http://-address to have it download into goodreader (so teh address becomes ghttp://)
  4. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Goodreader, iAnnotate and several others allow for putting in a URL to download a document.

    Goodreader and iAnnotate are nice because they have built-in browsers that you can use to browse and download your documents.

    There are several others, but these two seem to be the front runners for their features. Goodreader allows for viewing MANY document types and iAnnotate is great for reviewing documents, adding notes, signatures and annotations.

    -adding a 'g' before your http request in the iPad safari browser redirects the download to GoodReader such as "g"
    -preprending an 'a' redirects documents to iAnnotate.
  5. kingsize one macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
  6. Gib macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2010
    I came to say this exact thing. You could always just copy/paste the URL in goodreader, or choose to open an email attachment it in goodreader, but the ghttp:// is awesome. The only time i have had issues with it was trying to load a huge .ppt file or googledoc.
  7. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Great Thanks Guys, another quick question, when creating Pages/Keynote documents on the iPad, i presume they can be saved locally and you can work on more than one, is there a possibility to Import Pages/Keynote from my iMac onto the iPad via iTunes so i basically have all my work on my iPad? regards, skate71290
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    another vote for GoodReader.

    iTunes sync will let you edit all the keynote/pages apps etc whenever you want. :)
  9. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Off to the Apple Store in Sheffield ;) Thanks everyone :D
  10. sandyjmacdonald macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    You'll be lucky if they have any left. Currys or PC World might be a better bet.
  11. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    Like AdBlock, SDM doesn't work on the iPad - well it didn't when I tried it last week. Has it been updated? :confused:
  12. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    In addition to Goodreader look at Readdledocs

    I have Goodreader and use if to read and store PDFs. It is the best PDF reading experience I've found so far. However, there are times when I'm working on a project and have a variety of different related docs that I want to store together (word, pdf, e-mail messages). For this I use Readdledocs. This app not only allows me to store different doc types in one folder (e.g. "Tokyo meeting") but create new docs. I usually use this function for taking notes. The bottom line is there are lots of good options.

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