3 Good Chrome Extensions to Convert Web Pages to PDFs

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This post was last updated in December 2021

If you are like me and you love to read digital content in PDF format these webpage to PDF chrome extensions are for you.  They will enable you to convert any web page into PDF to save and download to your local drive.

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There is also a simple hack you can use on your Mac (and Windows) to easily save web pages to PDFs. Here is how it works on Macs: head over to the webpage you want to convert to PDF, click on File and select Print. Next to Destination select Save as PDF then click on Save. 

Converting web pages to PDFs is especially useful when you plan to go somewhere with no Internet connection or when you want to fly to a remote location. You can access and read your saved pages, annotate them, and when you are back online you can  share them with your students or colleagues. 

Below are some good web page to PDF Chrome extensions to try out:

1- Save As PDF

This extension lets you easily save web pages to pdf. It uses https://pdfcrowd.com html to pdf online service. The extension works right out of the box using the default settings. If you want to customize the pdf you can sign up for a paid account at Pdfcrowd. The available options include page size, page orientation, margins, password protection, initial view, etc.

2- PDF Mage

PDF Mage is another good webpage to PDF Chrome extension. Some of the features it provides include:
  • "Saves a page with a single click of a button
  • Works with any page you are currently viewing, even if it requires a login
  • No watermarks applied
  • Automatically downloads the saved PDF file
  • Capable of saving parts of a web page as PDF".

3- Print Friendly & PDF 

Print Friendly & PDF is another excellent webpage to PDF Chrome extension. It allows you to generate high quality PDFs that include clickable links and source URL. Other interesting features provided by this Chrome extension include the ability to optimize pages for print. You can remove ads, navigation, images, and any type of content before you print it. You can also change text font size to enhance reading experience.