By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 12, 2015
If you wish to read and annotate PDFs on the iPad, then there is perhaps no better app to do so with than PDF Expert 5. The latest in the long standing series of PDF annotation tools from developer Readdle, PDF Expert 5 is a well-respected app that normally commands a $9.99 purchase price.
If you’ve yet to purchase PDF Expert 5, then I have some good news for you: For the next week, the app is available as a free download from the App Store as a part of Apple’s Free App of the Week promotion. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 12, 2015
Ukrainian developer Readdle has released a Mac edition of its popular PDF management app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, PDF Expert.
Available for $19.99 in the Mac App Store, this powerful app will empower your PDF workflow on the Mac and increase your productivity.
It includes such features as smooth scrolling and fast search, robust editing and annotation tools and more.
File exchange with other apps is much simplified through the Mac’s multi-purpose Share sheet and the app supports Continuity and Handoff to allow seamless switching between PDF Expert on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac, and much more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2015
You no longer need a dedicated app to turn webpages or your photos into PDF documents on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. That’s because iOS 9 has conveniently added a new item to the system-wide Share menu which permits you to do just that, right out of the box and in seamless fashion.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn any webpage in Safari, or one or more photos in your Camera roll, into a PDF document and send it to iBooks. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015
There’s still no native option to print to PDF in iOS, but a new iOS 9 feature might the next best thing. Featured prominently in the share sheet of Apple’s upcoming mobile OS update, is a new Save PDF to iBooks Activity. This new option allows users to easily turn a webpage or other document into a PDF in seconds. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2015
Our previous how-tos shared tips on saving storage space on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad by removing photos, videos, songs and apps. And last week, we shared an excellent tip on clearing ‘Other’ storage occupied by Safari’s Reading List, app caches and temporary data.
With that in mind, you’d be surprised to learn that electronic books can take significant amount of storage space.
While a typical book found on the iBooks Store is about two megabytes in size, a textbook with enhanced features like audio and video will typically require anywhere between a few hundred megabytes to up to two gigabytes of storage, per textbook.
Now, if you’re anything like me, your devices are stuffed to the gills with multimedia-rich smart reads. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to identify the amount of on-device storage consumed by iBooks content, teach you how to reclaim storage space by removing books and PDFs you’ve read and share a few useful tips along the way that I bet you didn’t know about. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 10, 2014
Ukrainian developer Readdle today added a new flagship application to its stable of productivity software for the iPad, PDF Office. The all-in-one mobile solution is suited for demanding users who need to produce PDF files on the go, from scratch, or edit existing documents using a bunch of powerful editing and annotation tools.
With PDF Office, you can create new PDFs, jot down notes, scan documents using your iPad’s camera, create and fill out forms, convert any file, picture or even a website into a PDF document, annotate and sign PDFs, collaborate on documents and more — all in the name of going completely paperless.
Based on a subscription model, PDF Office is available free of charge with subscriptions starting at $5 per month (annual subscription will cost you $40). Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 19, 2014
Thanks to technological advancements like the iPhone and iPad, we no longer have to cut down as many trees in order to keep productivity going. With the features that many PDF readers have, you can download a document, sign it, and return it to the sender without having to print out a single piece of paper.
If your list of PDF files is growing by the minute, you might need a dedicated app for keeping them organized, while still allowing you the ability to annotate and edit. We’ve got a list of what we think are the best PDF management apps for iPhone and iPad that will let you edit, annotate, or even sign PDF documents. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 28, 2014
Yesterday, Ukrainian developer Readdle released a pretty big update to its PDF Expert 5 and Documents 5, apps that let you edit, annotate and manage PDFs and other documents on your iPhone and iPad.
I wanted to share a few key improvements with you quickly because the app’s now a showcase example of how iOS 8 enables a whole new level of inter-app integration.
A free update to existing owners, PDF Expert 5.2 features a number of enhancements, including a few iOS 8 exclusives such as support for iCloud Drive document storage and Touch ID authentication to unlock the app instead of a regular passcode. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 12, 2014
Scanbot is an awesome PDF scanning utility that allows you to create high-quality PDF or JPEG scans with 200 dpi and higher. You can then upload the images to a number of cloud storage services, share them online and what not.
It’s an indispensable productivity tool for paperless office aficionados and good for just about anyone who needs to scan those receipts, contracts, print outs and other document types. Plus, it’s now available on the iPad.
The new Scanbot 2.0, available as a free update for those who’ve purchased it, is now a universal binary whose UI has been specifically tailored for both the tiny iPhone screen and the iPad’s larger canvas.
Filed as Germany-based Doo GmbH’s biggest release yet, the refreshed software also brings out a smart QR code scanner (more on that later), an improved grayscale filter and a host of other improvements and bug fixes… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014
Good.iWare’s popular document and file management iOS app, GoodReader, is one of the best applications to help solve the lack of a dedicated file management system on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.
GoodReader can synchronize your documents and files with a number of sources, be it your computer, another iOS device or a host of frequently used cloud-storage solutions.
It has a robust PDF management and editing capabilities that have been vastly enhanced in the latest version 4.0 update. Having decided to release GoodReader 4 as a brand new paid app, Good.iWare is now offering a time-limited 60 percent discount with an introductory price of $2.99… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 12, 2013
Good news for Dropbox users this afternoon. The cloud storage company has posted an update for its iOS client, bringing the app to version 3.0.2. The update includes a number of bug fixes, as well as the ability to view PDF annotations.
For those unfamiliar with the term, PDF annotations are things like notes, highlights and other edits made to a PDF document. And until now, users were not able to see these edits in Dropbox without using a 3rd party app or workaround… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 3, 2013
The Ukraine-based app maker Readdle today released a big update to its PDF management app, PDF Expert for iPad. The software makes reading, annotating or editing PDF documents on your iPad a snap, with advanced capabilities like highlighting and handwriting support, the ability to sign your PDFs digitally (useful for contracts and other legal documents), insert text and stamps and more.
PDF Expert can even merge multiple PDF documents into one so it’s much like the OS X Preview app feature-wise.
The fifth major iteration offers such enhancements as the new shared-folder capability, AirDrop sharing, a revamped file manager, iCloud storage and sync for your PDFs and lots more. The full breakdown is after the break… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2013
The Firefox browser by Mozilla, the non-profit organization, was once hailed as the biggest threat to Internet Explorer’s dominance, but boy do times change fast.
In just a few short years following its release, Google’s Chrome has become the most popular browser out there. And while Firefox certainly doesn’t lack a punch, it does fall behind Google’s baby in several aspects.
I’ve always loved Chrome’s built-in Adobe Flash player (because it doesn’t pollute the entire system with Adobe’s buggy plug-in). Another Chrome feature I love: a nice PDF viewer, also built-in. Starting today, a new major release of Firefox for Mac, Windows and Linux is available for download and it comes with a built-in HTML5-based PDF viewer, just like Chrome… Read More
By Mike Schnier on Jan 24, 2013
PDF Printer for Safari was a jailbreak tweak originally designed to allow users to ‘print’ from safari to PDF documents in order to neatly archive websites, but it seems the tweak has grown beyond its name.
The latest version of PDF Printer for Safari adds PrintKit integration, which is the native printing library on iOS. This library means ‘printed’ documents will save faster, users can now delete pages from the PDF on the fly, and the PDF Printer now works with the stock Maps app in iOS 5… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 1, 2012
While mobile Safari is more than adequate for casual web surfing, it’s also very limited when it comes to performing more advanced functions.
For instance, if you were interested in viewing the source code behind one of your favorite websites, it’s impossible to do out of the box.
Even something as simple as viewing all of the images contained on a given page is out of reach. This is a function that’s easily accomplished with stock versions of desktop browsers.
Thankfully we have jailbreaking, and with it the tools to accomplish such simple, yet otherwise impossible tasks. Take Image Grabber for example — a jailbreak tweak that allows you to view all of the images on a given web site or PDF, and save, copy, or share them… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 10, 2012
Adobe ported its PDF reader app to the iOS platform last October, but the software’s been slow to catch on with users as iOS already sports basic built-in PDF support and Adobe’s app did little to build on this foundation with new capabilities.
An update that just went live on the App Store aims to rectify this with the ability to digitally sign PDF documents using your finger, comment stuff with sticky notes, underscore parts of the document with new highlight tools and more… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 3, 2012
Believe it or not, there are actually several reasons why a person would want to export their iPhone’s text messages to a shareable file. Maybe they need them as evidence in a criminal case, or want to save a memorable conversation.
But the iPhone doesn’t give you an easy way to save your text messages. Luckily, as usual, we have a jailbreak tweak to help us out with this problem. Introducing the new Messages2PDF application… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 17, 2011
Adobe and Apple don’t always see eye-to-eye. And the Cupertino company’s continuous omission of Adobe’s Flash technology from its iOS platform certainly hasn’t helped matters. But regardless of their history, the two remain frenemies.
In fact, Adobe just pushed out a version of its popular Reader application for the iOS platform. It allows you to view and interact with several types of PDF files including those protected by encryption and Adobe’s LiveCycle Rights Management… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 12, 2011
If you may recall, with the release of the long awaited JailbreakMe 3.0 for iOS 4.3.3, literally 10 days later Apple patched the clever PDF exploit in iOS 4.3.4. The security exploit could be triggered by viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
While the main reason Apple patched the exploit was to stop the use of JailbreakMe, it can also be a security concern. A few days later, Apple released another iOS software update, iOS 4.3.5. Apple released this update to patch the certificate validation vulnerability.
If you love customizing your iDevice to the fullest, you’ve probably already jailbroken, unless you didn’t update by accident or purchase your iDevice after Apple stopped signing iOS 4.3.3. Unfortunately, while not updating to the latest software may preserve your jailbreak, you may also be at risk from the same vulnerability… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 12, 2011
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… Read More