Safari 5.1 (Reader View) Save to PDF shortcuts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wallny, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. wallny macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    I often save a lot of pages to PDFs, then drag them into Evernote for future index & reference.

    This is the typical workflow:

    1, In Safari window, click Reader button (awesome new feature in Safari 5.1)
    2, Click print button at the bottom of Reader page.
    3, Click "PDF", then "Save as PDF".

    (Reader will reformat the content, cut annoying ads and useless elements on the webpage to give you a printer-friendly, content-only page)

    Sometimes I do hours of research and save tons of pages, this process is killing me.

    I know there must be a easier way to do this: Automator, Apple script thing.

    The ideal way would be a hot-key service (with scripts embedded i guess), for example: I press ctrl-cmd-P, service activated at background, a reader-view PDF file will then be saved at the pre-set default location.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!
  2. Bmarshy84 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2013
    Save safari reader to PDF

    Hey mate

    I spent ages looking for a way to do this too, finally just found one.
    You need a jailbroken ipad or iPhone.
    Open cydia, search for printify

    This will allow you to look at a page in reader, then click print, but gives you the option to save it, or open it with another app.. I use Dropbox. It saves as PDF, and saves it exactly now you view it in reader.

    App is only $2 too

    Hope this helps


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