I would like to be able to create a link on my iPad's home screen that will open up a specific pdf either in iBooks or some other app. I need to be able to access the pdf even when internet access in not available.
My iPad is used by my 3-year-old son. I want to make it just as easy for him to open up the (non-DRM) pdf picture books we have as it is to open up a random app such as Elmo ABCs. Right now, in order to open his picture books, he has to go to iBooks and then open up the picture books. It sounds like a small step but it isn't for him.
I've tried accessing the PDF from Safari and then choosing the "Add to Home Screen" option. It does put an icon on the home screen but when clicked, it tries to open up the original site the pdf came from. As a result, this isn't a good solution unless there is a way to cache the pdf locally.
I've looked in iBooks for some way to do this but nothing obvious is jumping out at me.