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Friday, July 09, 2010


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Steve, how often do you tend to Dock your iPad? I'm pretty infrequent, so I'm still finding it easier to just throw PDF's I want to read into my dropbox folder and use the GoodReader's native dropbox access to grab them.


Retailgeek - Now that you mention it ... I do doc my system a lot but that is mostly to pick up the latest news podcasts from WSJ, CNN, NPR, etc. You can get new podcasts on the device but it easier doing a big download to the computer and then sync. Automatic sync to my podcast list on the iPad would be great.

Dropbox is also my main way of getting content on my iPad. With the iThoughtHD program I can get to all my MindMaps which is where they are stored so I can use them on Mac, Windows, and now iPad.

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Showing pdf in iBOOK is very wonderful thing, I was looking for doing that for quite a long, thank you for showing the whole process from the beginning.



I am trying to get this to work with an ipad on IOS 4.2.1 and iTunes 10.1.1, but I can't get the pdfs to show up in iBooks. They do show up in iTunes, but do not sync to iBooks.

Is your procedure still valid for these newer versions?

Steve Holden

Jan -- You are right ... it seems to be broken based on the test I just did. I usually don't go this route since I've been using GoodReader and Dropbox as my main way of reading PDFs.

Wow! what a great idea.Showing PDF In Ipad is wonderful.Thank you for showing the whole process from the beginning.I will try this on myApple Ipad.Thanks.


If you right click on a PDF in the podcasts list in iTunes, then select Get Info, on the Options tab you can change the media kind from Podcast to Book. It will then show up in the Books section, which you can then sync. You can change the media kind of several PDFs at a time by selecting more than one at a time and using the same method.

Steve Holden

Thanks for the tip.

This seems to work like you said.


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