It is rare that a web application can outperform a desktop application. I recently awed at a web application called Joliprint, which converts web pages to download-able PDF files. This is not the best part yet! The PDF file is printer friendly, and you can point Joliprint to any webpage (mainly articles) in the internet-dom, and this bad boy can wrap it nicely in a portable format.
Web publishers can effortlessly add the application onto their websites using their APIs. It is free for both commercial and non-commercial projects. WordPress users such as this website can leverage on a WordPress plugin to achieve conversion at a click of a mouse button. Similar plugin services are available for wordpress.com and blogger mediums as well.
For those who like this feature to hang with them through their browsing journey can opt for a browser add-on.
I ran Joliprint on this article, and this is how it looks.