Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take an existing Pages or Numbers document and convert it into a PDF right on our iPad, making it readable on just about any device you could possibly want to send it to?

Unfortunately, though, the iPad doesn’t currently support the ability to print to a PDF- a feature we half-expected Apple to add alongside the bungled release of AirPrint.

As an aside, does anyone actually use AirPrint? If you do, we’d love to hear why and when you make use of this little known and rarely used feature, in the comments!

Now, back on subject…

With an eye on fixing our particular plight, Readdle has released PDF Converter, which, as you might guess, converts existing documents into good ol’ PDFs. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

“PDF Converter lets you transform any file you have on the iPad into a PDF document whenever you need it. Everything from a multi-million contract to a web page you want to read later can be saved as a PDF in several taps.

The process is 100% secure since conversion is done locally on the iPad. Your documents never leave it and it does not require internet connection.

Once installed, PDF Converter appears in the “Open In…” list on your device. This lets you save a PDF any document from Mail, Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk, ReaddleDocs and many other applications on your iPad that supports this function.”

PDF Converter works with all the usual document types, with Pages, Numbers and Office files all included in the list.

“PDF Converter supports the following document formats
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, TXT, HTML, JPG, PNG, Safari webarchive”

Readdle’s PDF Converter is available in the Apple App Store now, costing $6.99.

We have 3 promo codes for PDF Converter to give away. Make sure you follow both our Facebook page and our Twitter account for a chance to win.

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  • fojam

    nobody uses airprint… its crappy and it sucks

    • Jeff

      You must be “nobody” cuz I know many that use it, and it’s awesome

  • Is there a JB tweak that allows ipad to transfer stuff (other than pics) to and from usb using the cam connection kit?

  • Lynda

    I was in need of this pdf converter a couple days ago! Would a copy!

  • Jeff

    I use AirPrint several times a day, however I have an official trueprint from Cydia. I use my iPhone and iPad both, works awesome!!!

  • I use my linux box as airprint server and cupspdf. I created 3 printers within cups 1 is saving as pdf. The others create a pdf and send the pdf by mail to 2 of my email-addresses.

  • MILE

    I kinda do use AirPrint occasionally but through the “Printopia” Mac app which lets you print to basically any of your printers and not just the few HP devices that Apple has in their list…

    And it also has a sweet “Send to Dropbox” feature that I use even more…! 🙂

    As for the PDF Converter app, it looks good and might be useful although I find it a bit pricey for a one-trick-pony, but it might be worth it so some people…

  • IuseAirprint

    I use AirPrint too and it’s definitely the best thing ever. Especially with pages for both my iPhone and iPad…and dropbox and the new airdrop feature coming in Lion? If you DON’T use airprint, well…you’re missing out on an incredibly more efficient to print anything from (almost) anywhere.