PDF documents and eBooks are widely available on the web. Nowadays you can find great business-related, educational, entertaining or informative resources online that you can download for free in PDF format. Not only that, you can often find multiple interesting PDFs on a single web-page. All you need to do is to download each of them. If there are only two or three PDFs of interest available on the page, it is not a big deal. But if you come across a page with a dozen or more documents that you simply must have, downloading each of them individually may become a time intensive and mundane chore.
Let’s take for example one Google search query:
[business tips filetype:pdf ]
This search will return many great PDFs for free download. If you are just starting a business or writing a paper or article, or preparing a lesson for your students, you may want to check out as many resources as possible. If you start downloading each resource separately, you may end up doing this for hours, right?
But don’t worry. If you are a Google Chrome user, there is great news for you. There is a free Chrome extension for downloading all files linked on the page called Download Master.
Portable Document Format or simply PDF, is probably the first format that comes to mind when you want to archive and back up your documents or share them with others. With PDF, you are always sure that each and every document user will be able to open and view it. There is no need to worry about the operating system or software they use. Thanks to its benefits, PDF is often used for various digital publications like ebooks, magazines, catalogs, brochures, user guides and manuals, and many others.
However, sometimes you may want to spice up your online documents or share your portfolio in a more compelling, eye-catching or simply different way. Thanks to the PDFs popularity, many online tools have emerged to help you transform your PDFs into stylish, trendy online publications. Some are even completely free. Here are five great ones:
Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform that enables individuals, companies and institutions alike to upload their PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, or Word documents, and turn them into exceptional digital magazines, newspapers and catalogs. It is very easy to use.
Not only can you upload your documents and create stunning online publications, but you can also create and organize your own library of great magazines, catalogs, and other high quality content. Millions of people use Issuu to showcase their own work. Users can search, favorite, bookmark, thumb-up or thumb-down publications and make friends with other publishers. The best part is that each presentation can easily be shared and embedded on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, blogs and websites. They can also be downloaded.
Issuu is free to use. However, it shows ads in every free publication. Professional publishers who want to transform their documents into digital editions without advertising may opt for Issuu Pro, which is available as a 14-day free trial. The pro version also provides advanced customization options, detailed statistics and more.
Viewing and collaborating on documents or business presentations with team members in real-time can be difficult. Collaborative document editing usually involves emailing PDFs, documents and presentations as attachments back and forth, or printing and exchanging hard copies between team members. This is not only a waste of time and res ources, but it can cause confusion and complicate the process of tracking of your document editing progress.
One other option that many companies opt for is installing collaboration software. It is usually the best option for corporations with many employees and multiple teams, but can be pretty expensive and out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses.
Fortunately, there is a free solution that enables teams to collaborate on editing their PDFs, Office documents, presentations and images. They can review Word documents, fill out PDF forms, mark up images or comment on any document online in real-time with Crocodoc.
How does it work?
There are many people who really depend on their bookmarks and would be utterly lost if anything happened to them. Ideally, there should be an easy way to store and archive your bookmarks so that you will never have to worry about losing them.
One service that can help you with this is Magazinify.
Magazinify is a free and easy-to-use web service that allows you to easily keep track of all of your bookmarks and favorite sites.
This web service takes all of the bookmarks that you have made over the day while browsing the Internet and then converts all of the pages you have bookmarked into a convenient PDF file and sends it to your email at the end of each day.
Using this service, you will have a superb daily PDF archive of all of the webpages that you have found interested enough to bookmark each day.
Here is how it works:
1) First go to Magazinify.com and signup for an account. You will need to submit your email address and create a password for your account.
2) Once you have logged in and add their browser plugin to your Firefox or Chrome browser. We will use Chrome add-on in this example.
3) Once you have downloaded the add-on, the Magazinify icon will appear at the right end of your address bar, right next to the bookmark star.
4) Now you can browse the Web and look for interesting articles. Once you have found one that you would like to archive, just click on the Magazinify icon, log in with your email address and password, and Magazinify will confirm that you have added this webpage to your daily archive.
5) And that’s it! At the end of the day, you will receive an email from Magazinify with links to all of your bookmarked webpages and a fantastic, clutter-free PDF file made up of all the webpages that you bookmarked that day.
Here’s an easy to follow how-to guide to sharing your PDFs on Facebook. Check it out and start showcasing your work on Facebook.