Save My Docs 2.0
iPhone App
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Save My Docs 2.0

Our Review by Gary Lucero on January 13th, 2009
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ABOVE AVERAGE
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While Save My Docs is a one trick pony, all it does is save documents viewed within Safari and then allow you to view them within the app, it does it fairly well. Other viewers offer a variety of ways to get documents onto your iPhone, but Save My Docs is

Developer: eduzapps
Price: $3.99
Version Reviewed: 2.01

iPhone Integration [rating:4]
User Interface [rating:4]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:4]

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Save My Docs does one thing and it does it fairly well: Any supported document (the following types are: .DOC, .DOCX, .XLS, .XLSX, .RTF, .TXT, JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .PDF, and .HTML) can be saved from within Safari on your iPod Touch or iPhone. It can then be viewed at any time. It definitely works as advertised but it's hard to be excited by yet another app that forces you to view only a portion of the documents you surely have stored on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Save My Docs offers Safari integration through a browser bookmark (they call it a bookmarklet). You add it to Safari by going to the company's web site, adding a bookmark, then editing it so it begins with the word "Javascript". Anytime you view a supported document in Safari on the device, you simply invoke the bookmarklet and the document is saved into the Save My Docs app.

Once you've captured a document you can view it at any time. The viewer works like most similar viewers on this hardware platform, allowing you to page through them and zoom in and out. It offers no search capability but you can view documents in landscape mode, rename them, as well as view details such as the date and size of the document.

Save My Docs performs as expected. If you find yourself in situations where you are often viewing documents in Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch and wish you could easily save them and read them later, then this app is for you. There are plenty of other apps (Air Sharing, for instance) that will also do the job, but those usually require you to save the documents on a PC or Mac and then transfer them to the device.

Is Save My Docs worth the asking price? It's hard to believe that other vendors won't add or haven't already added similar features, so it might be hard to justify the cost of this app when you compare it to something that can also transfer documents from and to a computer, or that offers nested sub-folders and other conveniences that can help you organize your documents.

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