Today, Good e-Reader News brings you a solid video that documents the entire PDF experience on the Apple iPad Air. Peter and Michael show off the type of features that are available using the stock iBooks app.
The iPad Air does a very good job at handling PDF files. You can load them on yourself by plugging the Air into your PC and firing up iTunes. You can hit File/Import File and search your computer for your PDF Files. Next, you want to navigate to the Books tab and make sure the new PDF’s you are adding have a checkmark next to them, and then hit sync. Alternatively, you can use the Safari web browser to find free PDF files online. When you click on them to download a little notification prompt will be under the website navigation bar, asking you if you want to open the file up with iBooks.
The iBooks experience for PDF files is actually way better than how Barnes and Noble and Amazon handle things. You can search for text within the entire document and actually look words up in the dictionary. These are two features that lack with the competition. In this video, you can get a sense on the things you can do, and can’t do with PDF files and iBooks.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.