How to save your documents in Google Docs as PDF on iPhone and web

iPhone mockup with a Google Docs document on its screen along with the red PDF and iOS Google Docs app icons in the sides

Google Docs automatically saves your work in the cloud or locally on the device at short intervals when you’re working inside its editor. For versatile use cases, like easy file sharing, you can export a Google Doc as a PDF file. Let’s show you how to do that in the Google Docs app on iPhone or iPad and a web browser on Mac or PC.

How to create a PDF handout or outline of your Keynote slideshow

Handout PDF from Keynote

You can easily play a presentation and have ways to print a Keynote slideshow as well. But what if you want to save it in a useful layout and maybe send or share it that way?

Keynote offers a helpful Handout view that you can use for taking notes and an Outline layout that gives you the presentation in written form. You can save both of these views as PDF files. Then do with them what you wish, here’s how.

How to save files, photos, and attachments in Messages to your device

Save photos from Messages to iOS Photos app

The nice thing about Messages is that you can send more than texts. You can share photos or images and files or documents. And while you may be receiving one just for a quick look, it might be something you want to save.

It could be a photo of a faraway family member, a contract, an estimate for work, an invoice, a receipt, or something similar. These types of attachments are worth saving and maybe even necessary.

Here, we’ll show you how to save files, photos, and other attachments in Messages to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to export or print a text conversation from iPhone

Select All Texts in Messages on iPhone

There may be reasons that you want to save, export, or print a text conversation from your iPhone. It could be for a court appearance, pending complaint, other legal matter, or backup for future reference. And even though you may back up Messages on iPhone, there could be a particular conversation you want to be sure to capture.

Here, we’ll show you various ways to export or save your conversation, which in turn can allow you to print it from your iPhone or computer.

How to save a Safari webpage to Notes on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Save From Safari to Notes on Mac

There’s no easier way to capture a note from Safari than with the Notes app. Whether you’re doing research for school or work, planning a trip or event, or just want to make note of an article, Apple’s integration makes it simple.

Here, we’ll show you how to share a Safari webpage to a new, existing, or pinned note on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How to select burst photos you want to keep in Photos on Mac

Bursts Album in Photos on Mac

We explained to new iPhone users what burst mode is in the Camera app and how to use it. And with that, we showed you how to review all of the photos you receive with burst mode and only keep those you want.

But what we didn’t mention is that you can review burst photos from your iPhone on your Mac too. This is convenient because you can review on a larger screen, gather family around your Mac to review together, or simply do it when you have more time.

Here’s how to select photos from burst mode on iPhone when using Photos on your Mac.

5 ways to save an image from a webpage in Safari on Mac

Save image from a webpage using Safari on Mac

If you need an image for a school essay, article, or research paper - or just for your personal use - you have a few options to save it from Safari if you find one online.

Before we show you these options, it’s important to note limitations when downloading images from the web. Just because you find a picture, doesn’t mean you are allowed to use it for the purpose you intend. For more on this topic, Search Engine Journal has a handy guide to using online images legally that you can review.

Now, it’s time to get to work. You can download an image to a folder, the Photos app on Mac, your desktop, or as your desktop background. You can also simply copy and image and paste it where you need it. Here’s how to save an image from a webpage in Safari using all of these options.

How to save open Safari tabs as bookmarks on Mac

Save Tabs as Bookmarks Safari Mac

If you do a lot of research in Safari or simply visit a bunch of the same sites each day, you might want a quick way to save them all as bookmarks. Then, you can easily open them back up when you need to.

On your iPhone and iPad, you have an easy way to save your open Safari tabs as bookmarks. But what if you want to do this on your computer? Don’t worry, there’s a simple way save tabs as bookmarks in Safari on your Mac as well and this tutorial shows you how.

How to export, print, save, or share your Calendar as a PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Print, export, and share calendar events on iPhone

While it’s awesome to have your appointments and events on your devices for quick and easy access, there may come a time when you want to print your calendar. Or maybe you’d like to save it so that you can share a physical copy later on.

You can export, print, or save a calendar from the Calendar app as a PDF. We’ll show you how to do this on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to enable the ‘Save As’ option on Mac

Enable the Save As option on Mac

A few years back, Apple started hiding the Save As option from the File menu in all Mac applications, a move likely aimed at simplifying things for casual users. If that works great for the majority of people, power users like you and me prefer the flexibility and granularity of the Save As command.

In this post, I will show you three ways to use Save As on Mac. We will look at two different keyboard shortcuts, and we'll also set up a permanent solution to bring back the Save As option in the File menu of all applications running on your Mac.