Hi. I'm Skip...

Rocket scientist...tech geek...husband...Dad. The name of my site refers to a line from my favorite movie. See my 1st blog post for more on the genesis of the name, but essentially it means don't EVER hold back.

Convert to PDF in iOS

I don't come across this need very often, but when I do I really wish I had the ability to convert things to PDF on my iOS device. Well, there is actually a very easy way to do this. It's a free web service called pdfconvert.me. All you do is send or forward an email to one of 5 pdfconvert.me email addresses and the service will send you back an email with a PDF attachment of the content you wanted converted. The five different convert to PDF options are:

  1. Convert the body of the email to PDF ((pdfconvert@pdfconvert.me)
  2. Convert the entire web page of the 1st link in the email (this is handy if you want a PDF of a web page to send to someone...just use the Safari email a link to this webpage option) (webconvert@pdfconvert.me)
  3. Convert an attachment in the email to PDF (works with Microsoft Office docs, Viso, Markdown, XPS and images) (attachconvert@pdfconvert.me)
  4. Convert the body of the email to PDF without headers (noheaders@pdfconvert.me)
  5. Convert markdown formatting to PDF (markdown@pdfconvert.me)

Within seconds you get an email back from the service that has your PDF attached It's that quick and easy. What I have done is created a contact card that has all 5 of these email addresses listed so I can quickly send or forward an email to this service from my iPhone or iPad. You can download the contact card I created here.

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