Readdle has a new app for the iPad to allow users to create PDFs directly on the iPad from a wide variety of souces, entitled PDF Converter. Users can convert documents from Microsoft Office and Apple's iWork suite directly into PDFs. Web sites can be loaded using the app, and saved as PDF files to be easily read later or saved in a permanent state. Information and photos from a user's contacts and photo library can be loaded into PDF Converter, and attachments in emails can be easily loaded into it as well. Files can also be loaded from a linked Dropbox account, so they don't have to be stored directly on the iPad in order to be used with PDF Converter.
Once files are converted to PDFs, users can easily save them in the app to be viewed and transferred from the app. As well, PDF Converter supports AirPrint for easy printing directly from the iPad. The document can also be emailed and opened in other apps that can open PDF files.
What is the usage of PDF Converter? This app makes it easy for business users to create permanent static files from editable documents to easily print out, like if there is a contract that needs to be signed, it can now be converted from an editable file to a PDF directly on the iPad. This could also make it easy for writers to print out their articles or stories that they were typing up on their iPad, without having to work with a PC. They can also control how they want their viewers to see what they have written when it is printed out. Really, that's the potential strength of this app; it is another mechanism to usher in the post-PC era, to help make the iPad a more productive device, and to allow people to work directly from it.