In Google Chrome it is possible to Print... > Google Cloud Print > Save to Google Drive > ... This seems to work like a charm.

I would like to do the same thing in Safari. "Printing" a website to a PDF on some cloud service (e.g., Dropbox). Is this possible? For example, is it possible to add a cloud server to the Print > Select Printer list?

(I have tried a bookmarklet approach before, but I don't fancy that.)


This is now possible on iOS 10 (and possibly earlier). It works for anything that can be printed

  • Tap the Share button (in Mail, this is in the Reply button)
  • Then Print
  • Now, pinch to zoom the preview (or with 3D touch, pop) to get a full-screen view of the print preview. This is actually a PDF of the view and has its own share pane, so you can, for example, email the PDF.
  • I don't think this is correct. I don't see any option on my iPad Air with iOS10 to print to PDF or email the doc. I can see the Share button and choose Print but there's no options to print anywhere (PDF, email, or print). – fsb Dec 1 '16 at 0:34
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    You missed the bit where you need to pinch to zoom the preview image... Once you get the preview to full screen, you'll see a share button (top-right on iPad) – Joshua J. McKinnon Dec 1 '16 at 0:45
  • Sharing via mail just opens an email with a link for me. – Philip Kirkbride Mar 18 '17 at 14:07

You can print to a Printopia printer which saves to Dropbox. Since Printopia printers are added to AirPrint and can save the printed document as PDF in a location, you can set it up to save to Dropbox as PDF, then you can get the PDF from the Dropbox app on your iPad. Sure, it's a bit of a workaround, but you do end up with a PDF on your iPad!


Alternatively, you can use handyPrint which can share printers as AirPrint printers, but you then need a separate Print to PDF printer for OS X, such as CUPS-PDF.

  • Thanks, looks perfect for the job. I think I'll give it a try. But still, $19.99. :( – Keep these mind Feb 8 '14 at 18:30
  • Added handyPrint — bit more of a 'manual' solution though (⤻ @Glen) – grg Feb 8 '14 at 18:36

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