I recently published a somewhat cumbersome how-to that will help you download PDFâ€™s from the internet without realizing that there is an easier way. When installed, GoodReader will automatically download a PDF from Safari when you insert a g in the address field in Safari. Follow the instructions below so that you too can quickly download PDFâ€™s from the internet to your iPad.
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Before you begin, locate the PDF you wish to download to your iPad and open it in Safari.
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1.Tap and hold until the cursor is located at the beginning of the web address in Safari.
2.Type the letter g, so if the web address is http://wwwâ€¦ it should be ghttp://wwwâ€¦
3. Tap Go on the on-screen keyboard.
Safari will Close and GoodReader will automatically open.
4. The prompt will notify you that the download has started, tap OK to continue.
5. Tap on the file you just downloaded to open.
This should work for all files supported by GoodReader as long as you have the files direct URL/address.
File types supported by GoodReader:
- MS Office – .doc, .ppt, .xls and more
- HTML and Safari webarchives
- High resolution images
- It even does audio and video!