There are some people who may think that printing and printers may soon be old news, what with campaigns towards a paperless world and the ability to carry practically any document around in one’s smart phone or tablet.
Printing, however, may be here to stay, as there is still something different about holding an actual photo in one’s hand, for example. But in keeping with the ever-increasing popularity of mobile devices, there are various printing apps available to enable users to print directly from smart phones and tablets.
Some of these mobile print apps are developed by printer manufacturers themselves, such as Epson iPrint and HP ePrint, and print only to their respective brand of printers. There are printers that exclusively print photos, although there are those that can also print office files, Web pages, and documents from the cloud.
PrintJinni for Epson (free). This app allows users to print Office documents, PDFs, and JPEG files from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to an Epson Wi-Fi mulfi-function printer.
Printopia ($19.95). Printopia, technically, is not a mobile app, but a program that is installed on a Mac. It enables users to use the Apple AirPrint function to print from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from any Wi-Fi printer in the Mac network.
Epson iPrint (free). This app allows users to print Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, JPEG files, and Web pages, as well as initiate scans to Epson Wi-Fi printers.
HP ePrint (free). The HP ePrint lets users print photos, documents, and Web pages, and initiate scans, from the iPhone to an HP Wi-Fi printer.
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