PDF reading? + other questions

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by r-sparks, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. r-sparks macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2006

    Does anybody know if the iPod touch can read PDFs? Perhaps I'm odd but I'm considering getting one for use mostly as a portable web browser and ebook reader.

    Also, does the 8/16GB indicate "free" memory, or is part of that taken up with OS X?

    Finally, is it safe to assume that the touch will be hacked pretty soon so I'll be able to install homebrew apps? Would be cool to have a VNC client on the touch to remotely control my iMac :)

    Edit: Does the touch offer access to its filesystem? For example, could I download an MP3 and store it for later playing?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    it can read PDF, inside safari, download pdf from internet, there is no independent PDF reader

    8G model give you 7.23G accessible space

    hacks will be soon, but not sure it will meet your various needs.

    no file manager, no file system access, even when you plug it to computer, there is no "DISK MODE"
  3. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2007
    You get about 14.84gb but gmail can open up attached PDFs if its in an a email just click view as html
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    It will be hacked for homebrew, then you can browse the file system on it with MobileFinder (which im assuming will work on the Touch once its hacked).
  5. jockmock macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    No.. you have around 14.78Gb with the 16gb
  6. awmazz macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2007
    Apart from within Safari, there's an eBook reader for the iPhone which I hope will be ported.

    Otherwise, all apps on your Mac (have a look in Safari if you're using it now) have an option when you Print, select the PDF drop down menu and choose Save PDF to iPhoto.

    This will convert anything into a PDF (eg, this web page) and then save it as a series of sequential jpg images to upload via iPhoto/iTunes to iPhone/Touch and view as normal 'photos' with zoom in/out etc. Or do the same with an actual PDF. The images are sequential so you can save multi-page PDFs (eg, from Preview) in this way and have all the pages list and display in order in your photo album.
  7. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2007
    yea were closer than I was, but when I open iTunes it says capcity is 14.84

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