Say you find a long PDF document while browsing the web on your Mac. You don’t have time to read it now, so you want to read it later on your iPad. You have a few options:
- Email the PDF to yourself. Great, more email. There must be a better tool for the job.
- Sync the PDF to iBooks. This process may take longer than anticipated when iTunes starts syncing photos and apps that you did not realize were out-of-date. The future lies in the cloud.
- Transfer the PDF to Dropbox. This is the best solution of the three: download the document and move it to your Dropbox folder. Doing this takes you out of Safari, however, and it soon turns into a pretty annoying chore.
To make the process of sending PDFs from Safari to Dropbox easier, I wrote a Safari extension that places a “Send PDF to Dropbox” button in the toolbar. Load a PDF in the active tab, choose a destination folder, and hit Upload. With just two clicks, you can transfer any PDF document to your Dropbox. While the PDF is being uploaded, you can continue browsing the web.