Super Easy and Super Green BlogHer 10 Conference Guide for the iPad or iPhone

Thinking green today and just loaded a paperless version of the BlogHer 10 Conference Guide on my iPad and iPhone. Of course, you can look at the Conference Guide via the BlogHer website, but that can take extra minutes to download file.

To skip the download each time I want to view the conference guide, I used my PDF Reader Pro app on my iPad and also the version for my iPhone to view the guide. Using this app, I don't need WiFi or 3G each time I view the guide.

HOW:

To transfer the Conference Guide PDF to a smart phone or iPad:

  • I downloaded the PDF Reader Pro app on my iPad and iPhone. (There is also a free PDF Reader Lite app.)
  • On my laptop, I sent an email to myself with the the conference guide PDF file as an attachment. 
  • Using my iPad  I opened the attachment and kept holding down on the attachment icon until the message said "open in PDF Reader Pro." I selected that option and the PDF file was downloaded. 
  • Using my iPhone I could NOT use the email transfer because the conference guide PDF file is so large. Instead I used the PDF Reader app's WiFi transfer feature. The app directs you through the steps:
    1) Open the PDF Reader app on your phone.
    2) Next click on the transfer icon at the far left on the bottom of your iPhone screen.
    3) When that opens you click on the WiFi icon and the app will direct you to open a specific web address on your laptop/computer.
    4) Finally when you get to that web address the site will prompt you to choose the PDF file on your laptop and VOILA! The file is automatically transferred to your phone. So cool!
  • Now each time I want to look at the conference guide I just go to the PDF Reader Pro and open the file.

COOL FACTOR:

  • I love the fact that reading the conference guide on my iPad or iPhone is green. No paper needed. 
  • Plus I don't even need WiFi or 3G connection to view it. 
  • App allows me to cut, paste, etc. 
  • I can jump to the page I want and it remembers the page I was on. 
  • Bookmarking and outlining features. 
  • I can search the document for key words.

- Chris Olson writes the blog Momathon Blog and is a freelance writer and illustrator. She also answers to the names of chief dog walker, grocery hauler, and "the one with the keys to the car."

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