Tuesday Tip: Capture website as PDF on iOS

Still, iOS itself does not provide a proper way to capture a web page as PDF. Forum user adoolittle has found a great way to capture a web page displayed in Safari on the iPad or iPhone as PDF in DEVONthink To Go using US $0.99 app URL2PDF (there are also others):

  1. Safari: with the desired webpage displayed copy the URL. Now switch to URL2PDF.
  2. URL2PDF: When started, URL2PDF automatically opens the webpage for the URL previously captured to the clipboard. Once the page is loaded, clicking on the Convert to PDF button on the top right will generate the PDF.
  3. After done, click the arrow to return to URL2PDF’s list of PDFs and select the PDF. The PDF will open and the button to send the document elsewhere will appear at the top. Select Open In; select Open in DEVONthink To Go and the PDF is copied to and displayed in your DEVONthink To Go database.

Since both URL2PDF and DEVONthink To Go retain copies of the PDF, deleting the one in URL2PDF frees up memory.

2 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Capture website as PDF on iOS”

  1. Frank Jablonski says:

    another multi step workaround further illustrating the weakness of devonthink to go

  2. eboehnisch says:

    Capturing PDF from web pages is a complex process as iOS itself doesn’t do it (unlike the Mac). But, as you might we aware, we’re working on a rewrite of DEVONthink To Go.