So there are plenty of applications that will let you view PDFs on your iDevice, but if you really want to enjoy reading a book it needs to be reformatted to have a decent font size. To that end, I suggest converting it to ePub and reading it with the iPhone app Stanza. While using Dropbox is optional here (email would work just as well) I find opening files is very easy using the Dropbox iPhone app.
- Go to Epub2Go on your desktop.
- Upload a PDF with the included buttons; it can either be on your machine or from a provided URL, which could be a file in your dropbox.
- If the conversion is successful, download it via the button (if you’re on your desktop) or have it emailed to you. Put it into your dropbox for easy access.
- Open it on your iDevice in Stanza (or some other ePub reader) with all of the features and easy reading inherent in a properly formatted eBook!
Hopefully, this tip will get me back into reading more than just Ars Technica articles!
If you weren’t sold, here’s what it looks like before and after: