Safari Reader save to pdf automation

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tweaknmod, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. tweaknmod macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2012
    Ottawa, Ontario
    What I'd like to do:

    Have a webpage that's compatible with "Reader" save as a pdf in my dropbox filer. This is nice, so that I can save the articles that I want to read later on my iPad in a nice Reader format.

    This can be done manually by:
    - opening the reader
    - click the print icon
    - click PDF
    - click save as pdf
    - select dropbox folder

    Is there a way that this can all be automated by applescript, or something similar? Changing the function of the print icon in reader to perform all these steps automatically would be awesome :)
  2. danielpmo macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2013
    Id love that as well... That would be great in a perfect world

    Id love that as well... That would be great in a perfect world


    Have you finded a solution for that?
  3. danielpmo macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2013
    I found an alternate way

    I copy whats in the reader and save it in an office app and export it as pdf to ibooks... doenst get as neet as we want but do part of the job... better than nothing...
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Can I make a suggestion that works a little differently, but I think the end result is much better. Open a free account at Readability and install their bookmarklet in the Safari bookmark bar. When you are on a page you want to read later, just click the bookmarklet and the page will be saved in a text format to your Readability account.

    Then install the Readability app on your iPad. When you open the app all the articles you marked earlier will be available to read from the iOS app. You can open them while at home on wifi so they are cached to read later.
  5. danielpmo macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2013
    Offline Reade App

    I found this app that does pretty much what reader does, but seems to do even better... not a way to print in pdf yet though...

    So no point in it but to try a way out with it as it may be more flexible than safari, maybe using it in conjunction with a PDF printer...
  6. Bmarshy84 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2013
    Save safari reader to pdf

    Hey fellas

    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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