After experiencing the limitations of PDF usage with iBooks on iOS (“Weaknesses of iOS: Annotating in iBooks”), I tried to save a web page as PDF using other apps on iOS. This is what happened:
– I used the ‘Web to PDF’ action in iCab browser. The app chosen as destination was Goodreader, which couldn’t open the newly created file.
– On Safari, I tried using the ‘Save to Dropbox’ button in the Sharing menu, but the PDF created was not paginated and not well finished.
– On Safari again, I triggered the ‘Make PDF’ action extension from Workflow (available in its gallery) after tapping on the Run Workflow button in the Sharing menu. It ended up well, but was the slowest thing I ever did on the iPad.
We sometimes forget how young and green the mobile technology is.