This week’s weekly sponsor is PDF Max Pro, an advanced PDF reader with support for annotations, note-taking and form-filling.
I personally am not a fan of the default PDF reader on the iPad, Preview, as it’s simply a very watered down version of the Mac version, with almost every single useful feature stripped out. There’s no support for annotations and all you can do is read PDFs in it – there’s no iCloud sync (like in iWork on iOS) with your Mac and, unless you succumb to iBooks, you can’t store PDFs natively on your iPad. Hence, most iPad users turn to third-party PDF readers which provide far more features, often at a tiny price.
Read on to find out how to win 1 of 5 free promotional codes for PDF Max Pro!
CloudOn is a revolutionary way of working with fully-featured applications without having to install anything except for a small viewer app on your iPad. It works by using a virtual working environment — a Workspace — which links to one of several cloud-based storage providers, so none of your personal work is stored anywhere on CloudOn‘s infrastructure. You get to use your favourite cloud storage provider with all of their security protection, backup provision and so on whilst still working with industry-standard Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Reader, and all that right on your iPad.
That’s a pretty decent offering for a free application. Let’s take a closer look to see if it’s usable and practical working with this solution on the iPad’s tablet environment.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to take a screen capture of a website. While saving them as a JPEG or in a Word document is easy, nothing classes up the presentation quite like transforming an image into a PDF.
URL2PDF is the app that does that tricky task for you. Just copy and paste links and convert them into PDF files that can be shared via email or opened in programs such as Dropbox, iBooks and Google Drive.
Can URL2PDF be your new method for immortalizing Web content? Find out after the jump. (more…)
Reading documents on the iPad is a pleasure: the intuitivity and portability of it make it a classy and entertaining task. But sometimes it can get messy when you don’t have support for certain file formats, or when you’re not sure where your documents are being stored.
Today we are going to review an app called ReaddleDocs that could very well be your default go-to application to store and organize all of your files; whether they are PDF books, photos, videos or any other type of office application document. Let’s take a look!
The first time I ever signed my name digitally was on a UPS deliverer’s handheld computer, and it seemed amazing that it would actually work. Years later, we sign our names on strips of plastic on credit card scanners in stores all the time, and it somehow doesn’t seem so magical any more.
Then, tax season comes, and we have to print out forms, sign them, scan them, find where the scanner decided to save them on the computer, and finally email them back to the accountant.
Wait, what? Surely with all the advances in computers, we should be able to file anything we need without resorting to a paper copy. Your iPad is the perfect device to make your computing more paper-free than ever. Keep reading to see how you can fill out PDF forms, markup and annotate documents, sign any document, and then send them anywhere you need all from an iPad.