Save Your PDF Files: Need to save your PDF documents or books to your iPad? Unless you already own a handy paid app such as GoodReader, there is no straightforward way of importing PDF files to your device.
However, an unexpected app is here to the rescue: Apple’s iBooks. Besides EPUB books, iBooks is also able to store and open PDF files.
To import a file, simply follow these steps:
- Install iBooks, if not already done (the app is free)
- With a Mac or a PC, email the PDF file to yourself, and open the email via the iPad mail app
- Tap on the file to open it
- A new “Open In…” tab should appear on the top right corner of your screen. Select “iBooks”.
Now that people are getting their iPads, we’ve started our iPad Quick Tips series to help you get the most out of your new gadget. We’ll post our tips on a regular basis so keep coming back to find out the latest tricks and tips.