Mobile printing gets easier with or without AirPrint
Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:26 AM
Its also a free download!
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:21 AM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:57 AM
Actually, removing the ability to print makes everyone's lives easier because setting up and configuring printers to print wirelessly can be a nightmare and is a task that most neophytes would not want to bother with. It also defeats one purpose of the iPad, which is as a document reader. The real question should be why the ability to make and send portable document formats is not part of every single App..
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:17 PM
Because I don't want my four year old colouring with crayons on my iPad. Sometimes reality gets in the way of the vision of the paperless society.
Ask the developers of those apps.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:19 AM
I don't get it. But I guess it has something to do with the limited storage space, memory and processing power of an IPad. OR it is a low priority for Apple.
Or they just wanted to force everyone to buy new printers because AirPrint gave them a chance to rewrite printing protocols.
But I mean I use a laser printer wirelessly that is hooked up to an Apple product called an Airport Extreme Base Station and I still can't print with my iPad?
Yes the iPad is a document reader, but newsflash we have many instances where we need paper output. Shipping labels is one instance for me.
And sometimes kids need lists or docs for school and it isn't practical to give them the entire iPad.
I can make a grocery list for the wife and it would be nice to print it out. Maybe when we decide to enter the iPhone game then that will change.
Right now I am messing around with a design for a house that we want to build. Be nice to print out floor plans from the iPad.
So yes printing is needed. And it is currently f'd up.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:17 PM
Allows you to print photos from photo album, web pages (has it's own browser interface), certain documents, and the contents of your clipboard. The one shortcoming is that you can't print your emails directly (I think this is a limit of all the printer manufacturer apps compared to AirPrint). You can take a screen shot of your email (if it is short enough for one screen) and then print that from your album, or copy the email into the clipboard and print the clipboard.
I like the scanning feature - just throw a document on the printer, hit the scan button in the app, and then save it to your album or send it as an email.