Tue, 24 May 2011 Save2PDF for iPhone and iPad review
Finally, an easy way to create, edit and share PDFs while on the move
- Manufacturer: EuroSmartz
- Pros: Works with a wide range of iOS apps that allow printing; good document-management and syncing capabilities
- Cons: Crash-prone on iPad running iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.3; too many small icons on iPad version
- Price: £5.99 (iPad), £3.99 (iPhone/iPod touch)
- Star rating:
Save2PDF from Eversmartz is a powerful app that lets you create PDFs on the iPhone and iPad easily. It also has useful document-management and syncing capabilities.
By installing Save2PDF, almost any app on your phone that allows printing will let you save your file as a PDF in a local directory or share it. To access it, simply tap on the Sharing drop-down menu in an app – usually represented by a curved right-pointing arrow – find the print setting you want and then tap Print. You’ll then be greeted with a dialog box that offers a Save as PDF option.
Inside the Save2PDF app, all kinds of other possibilities open up. You can download and save files as PDFs from Google Docs, Dropbox and other cloud-based services, which you can then email, upload or open in third-party apps such as Evernote.
Other powerful options include the ability to combine multiple PDFs into a single document and even save and email web pages as PDFs using Save2PDF’s built-in web browse.
The main interface of the iPod version of Save2PDF uses the limited screen real estate to maximum advantage