PDF app at Launch?

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  1. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know if there will be a PDF app ready at launch, such as GoodReader?

    I know you view them natively on the ipad from an email attachment, but I need an app that allows me to store, organize, etc.
     
  2. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    There's a few:

    ReaddleDocs (Rdocs) or
    Documentz or
    iPdf

    I'm going to get ReaddleDocs or Documentz. Both have iphone equivelants so you google them and find out their features. Both seem to have a stellar feature list.
     
  3. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    Well, Documentz hits the superfecta:

    1. PDF reader
    2. Web downloads
    3. network printing
    4. under $10

    Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  4. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    Documentz looks pretty good. I will probably just go with MyPDFs at first and wait and see what else comes out.
     
  5. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    There is a program I used called Calibre that converts PDF to .epub files. This way the iPad will see them as books and run in the book library. I add them to iTunes and it sees it as a ebook. The program is free and while I have not tested it (no iPad yet), it looks like it should work.

    http://calibre-ebook.com/download_osx
     
  6. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    It is a great program. Converting to epub doesn't help with PDFs with a lot of graphics however.
     
  7. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    I can attest to pdf's with images don't convert that great. I have some I/T related books that I bought thru the publisher Manning Publications. The conversion was pretty bad. I really don't blame Caliber, I think its more the differences between the formatting language of PDF's and EPub.
     
  8. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, did not know that. I have not seen them converted yet so it's news to me. That sucks, I have a bunch of photo Mags that are PDF and was hoping they would make great books. I guess I'll go with a PDF reader.
     
  9. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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