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When will native PDF file support be available?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by pego99, Jun 16, 2010.

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    It is a pain to have to convert pdf files to ebook format. When will the ipad bookshelf support actual pdf files? And how will these pdf files get onto the ipad? TIa.
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    There are tons of apps the read PDF's ,No need to convert files. Go to App store to find one you like
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    The next iBooks update, expected by the end of the month, will allow you to read PDF documents in iBooks. I assume the way you transfer PDFs will be the same as how you do it with ePub...just drag the book into your library in iTunes.

    I probably won't use iBooks unless they could create folders in there though. I have a lot of PDFs that are organized like "manuals" "awards" and so forth.
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    Stanza reads regular pdfs.

    GoodReader for $0.99 is the single best pdf reader on the iPad.

    Too many options, folders, file management, etc.
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    Got it, love it, thanks for the info!
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    You should try "Fast PDF" app,i like it better than goodreader imo,it has the bookshelf layout like ibooks..
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    iBooks app was just updated and now should read PDF files.
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    I am using ibooks app and it is able to read pdf files.
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    the app was recently updated and this feature was added.
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    A few apps support PDFs. GoodReader is my favorite app.

    Other favorite apps that support PDFs:
    - Air Sharing HD: plus, you can print (on Mac-shared printers)
    - DropBox: gives you 2GB online storage, too

    Here's a link to an article about getting PDFs (and ePub files) into iBooks using iTunes: How To Add ePub and PDF Books to iBooks on iPad

    I hope this helps.
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    I'm also hoping the day to come as soon as possible.
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    lol what in the world are you talking about letsappleit? They were updated months ago to read pdfs already. Read the first page, someone mention it there also.
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    Dropbox supports PDF reads them and let's you save them in book reading apps.
    I've recently transferred a 350megabyte PDF with Dropbox and saved it to iBooks.
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    I swear by PDF Reader Pro.
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    I do the same as iVan - safe on normal computer, bung it into dropbox, and save the file from dropbox on my ipad to iBooks.

    Simples. :)

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