We have spent a lot of time optimizing the Adafruit Learning System to look and feel great on an iPad and other mobile devices. For those times when you don’t have an internet connection on your iPad, you can create your own offline library of Adafruit Learning System guides. Here’s how…
First, make sure you have your preferred ebook reading application installed on your iPad, such as iBooks or the Amazon Kindle app. The Dropbox app also works well for this. Next, pick a guide you want to save for offline viewing on your iPad. Then, with your iPad horizontal, click the Download PDF link in the left sidebar. When the PDF version has finished downloading in your browser, you should see a toolbar overlaid on the top of the PDF as shown below. This toolbar only stays up for a few seconds, so you may need to touch the middle of the screen to get it to pop back up.
You can click on the Open in “iBooks” button, or click the ‘Open in…’ button to select the Kindle app. Once you select an app you would like to open the PDF in, that app will automatically open, and the guide you chose will be stored in that app for future viewing, even without an internet connection.
Here is what it looks like in the Kindle app (my preferred ebook app):
Go ahead and build up a nice library of guides before heading on an airplane for some great geeky reading material.
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