2 Easy Ways to Convert a Web Page to PDF on Android

Ads by Google

When researching for a project, I always prefer to save the web pages as PDF documents. It not only takes the complete snapshot of the web page as a single file that can be viewed offline, but also makes it easier to annotate and take notes.

There are many online and offline tools to convert a web page to PDF on the computer but with the increase in work portability through large screen phones and tablets, people now often look for ways to do the conversion directly on the device. And the touchscreen input kinda makes the process of annotating and adding comment in PDF files easier and better.

URL to PDF

Today we will discuss two ways in which a web page can be saved as a PDF document, right on your Android device.

In the first method we will use a standalone app, and in the second we will use a Dolphin browser add-on. If you have never experienced browsing on Dolphin before, you must read our article on 5 amazing features of Dolphin browser for Android and how it can be used for private browsing as a replacement for Chrome.

UrlToPDF

UrlToPDF is the easiest and most effective method to convert a web page on any Android browser to a PDF file. There are two ways in which a URL can be converted to PDF.

The first way is to launch the app, type in the URL you wish to convert (with http://) and press the Convert button. The app will start the conversion and once that’s done, it will give you the button to open the PDF. Having done that, export it to your device SD card to save the file.

web page to pdf Android (9)web page to pdf Android (8)

Cool Tip: Why not have a look at top 3 PDF readers for Android depending on individual users’ need.

URL configuration pdfweb page to pdf Android (7)

Ads by Google

Instead of typing the URL, you can also export it from your browser while surfing the web. Look for the share option in your respective Android browser and share it with UrlToPDF app in the list. The app will initialize, pre-configured with the exported URL which you can then convert and save as PDF. In the app settings user can configure output aspects like document background, quality of images, etc.

web page to pdf Android (3)web page to pdf Android (2)

So that was how UrlToPDF can be used to create a PDF of any web page on Android. Let’s now see how this can be done using Dolphin browser add-on.

Dolphin Browser Add-on

Assuming the fact that Dolphin browser is already installed on your Android device, launch the app and open the menu. Choose Add-ons in the menu and tap on the plus button on the top-right corner. Look for the add-on Web to PDF and install it from the Play Store.

web page to pdf Android (6)web page to pdf Android (4)

Once the add-on is installed, return to the browser and open the web page you wish to save as a PDF document. Tap on the add-on Web to PDF and save the file after giving it a name. The conversion will start in the background and once it’s done, you will see a notification in the drawer. Simply tap the notification to open the PDF file.

web page to pdf Android (1)

Conclusion

Who thought it’d be that easy, no? But why two ways? Well, while the first app provides various configuration options to customize the converted PDF, the Dolphin add-on makes it simple to convert web pages one after another without switching between multiple apps. Hopefully, you’ll find use for both of them.

Subscribe to Never Miss Our Articles

Subscribe to Never Miss Our Articles

Join the Guiding Tech email newsletter to receive new posts and other amazing content. Emails are sent 3 to 4 times a week. We never spam and you may unsubscribe anytime.

Awesome, Just One More Step - Check Your Inbox, You'll Receive an Email from Us. Please Confirm the Subscription.



  • Shahana

    Very useful article! Check out our Android app. This is India’s only price sharing website based solely on crowd sourcing. We’re at http://www.wicfy.com

  • J Galt

    Doesn’t work. Just sends blank pages

  • ashish

    Save Web Pages and Emails as PDFs on all Android devices, visit : bequench. com/save-web-pages-and-emails-as-pdfs-on-android/

Subscribe to Never Miss a Post

Subscribe to Never Miss a Post

Join our email newsletter to make sure you never miss our new posts. Emails are sent 3 to 4 times a week. Newsletter subscribers also get exclusive offers. We never spam and you may unsubscribe anytime.

Just One More Step to Go. Check You Inbox, You Should See an Email from us. Confirm your Subscription.

Pin It on Pinterest