A quick method to integrate PDF-capable apps with iPhones, iPads and iPods
For those using a Mac – you’re in luck, an anonymous blogger on www.MacOSXHints.com has shared a very quick method to enable easy integration between PDF-capable apps on iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.
The idea is to add any PDF-capable app to the PDF Services menu which then allows users to transfer the print preview of a document to another app as a PDF document.
The blogger shared this idea in context of integration between iTunes, a digital media player application and iBook 1.1, an app for viewing PDF files. The integration allows users to add PDF documents or web pages to iTunes from the iBook PDF viewer.
The method is simple to create an alias of iTunes (e.g. alias named as ‘Save PDF to iTunes) and include it in ~/Library/PDF Services on the Mac. Once this is done, next time a user is viewing a PDF document or a web page on their iBook and would like to add this document to iTunes for later reading — the user simply clicks ‘Print’ and selects ‘Save PDF to iTunes’. This launches iTunes and saves the PDF document.
The original blog appeared at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20100626154406535