Save2PDF for iPhone and iPad review

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


OUR VERDICT

However, on an iPad running iOS 4.2 and then iOS 4.3, the app proved crash-prone, while the function of some of its onscreen icons remained a mystery, even after regular use. The iPhone version, ironically, proved easier to use, even though document management was more difficult on its smaller screen.

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