PDF Help

Discussion in 'iTunes App Store Games & Apps' started by kyb, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. kyb

    kyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi there.

    i want to be able to read my PDF files on my ipod touch when iam offline, i kno u can leave the page open etc. but if i want to have them saved and ready to read offline how do i do this?
    i heard an app called stanza but iam unsure if that will do it?
    any help would be appreciated.
    kind regards
    Kyb
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    15,588
    Likes Received:
    177
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    Get a Free app called Discover to read them. Put them into your device's DCIM folder via USB with DiskAid (For Windows & Mac OS X).
  3. kyb

    kyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow, that was quick, thanks.
    whats the difference between diskaid and fileaid?
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    15,588
    Likes Received:
    177
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    DiskAid is for transferring files. FileAid is the iPhone version for opening the files. Discover is the same and will do just fine. You'll love it.
  5. kyb

    kyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks a lot for ur help, which one do u think is better? discover or diskaid?
  6. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    15,588
    Likes Received:
    177
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    Discover is the iPhone App to read the files. DiskAid is the Windows/Mac OS X app to transfer the files into the DCIM for Discover to read.
  7. kyb

    kyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi, i have diskaid and have dragged the files in, i have discover too, but i cant find my PDFs?
  8. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    15,588
    Likes Received:
    177
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    You put them into the folder labeled "DCIM"
  9. kyb

    kyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    got it, thanks for ur help!
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    ah, sorry to be a pest!

    i have found the DCIM, dragged the files in, then theres no "sync" button so i close it all, look in Discover but nothing, yet wen i open Diskaid up again it shows the PDF in the DCIM folder.

    i think im very close, but not quite there.
  10. keplers

    keplers New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello,

    Discover is not a very good app for reading any PDF files. It will read the not too big/complicated ones but last time i tried some big PDF files with lots of images the app just crashed.

    Since then, I've been using the app called "Felaur Pdf Reader". Its awesome: just like discovery it saves your bookmarks, opens your books where you left it (i think discovery doesnt do that)and you can sync the your books usign your web browser. The downside is that its a paid app.

    Don't take me wrong: I'm a huge fan of the Discover app (ever since it was still very trashy

    Please Register or Log in to view images

    ). But for PDF's I use Felaur and I have no compaints at all!!

    Hope I was helpful!
    Cheers,
    Keplers

    ______________________
    PS: You can sync your books with discover using your web browser also - Diskaid is not needed. Just turn on your wifi on your iPod; Open the discover app and hit the green ball on the left downside; Take the ip address you will see on the iPod screen and type it into your computer's web browser; Finally select the folder and the book and hit "upload".

    Note: I haven't been using the Discover app in a while so if something changed in some new version i wont be able to help!

    Please Register or Log in to view images

    Its a pretty intuitive app though...

Share This Page