A lot of people are talking about mobile web design, and rightly so, but this isn’t the only thing that’s going mobile. Mobile printing is currently emerging as the standard way to print, both for personal use and in businesses. To take advantage of this new innovative feature you need to know all about the latest mobile printer apps – so here are the top five printing apps.
1. Samsung MobilePrint
If your printer is manufactured by Samsung then this free app is the one for you. It allows you to print photos, documents and web pages from your smartphone or tablet and as it’s easy to use and free you can’t get better value for money either.
2. Epson iPrint
Epson have a reputation as being one of the best print specialists on the market. Now they have an app to allow smartphone users to link to Epson printers. Again the app is free and easily installed. You can print all the usual stuff but uniquely you can also print files from Dropbox, Evernote and even Google Docs – giving you greater options.
3. Brother iPrint & Scan
This is an app which allows you to link your mobile device to Brother printers. Again it’s free and allows you to print and scan both photos and documents. You can even scan documents to PDF format from your phone.
4. Canon Easy-Photo Print
This app allows you to search for all the compatible printers in your network and then print up to thirty-nine pictures at one time. You can even select the number of copies you want for each one. The only down-side is the set up time is a little long.
5. HP ePrint Home & Biz
So you might have noticed that all the big print players have their own free apps to enable mobile printing. HP is no exception but where they do differ is in the fact that their app lets you crop and edit your photos on your phone before you print them. It can also print most other major files too – like Word, excel and PDF.
The fact that all the big printer manufacturers are taking such a keen interest in mobile printing is because they all know that this is the way forward. Businesses who offer WiFi should also be watching the world of mobile printing if they hope to capitalise on the technology. Needless to say cafes, and restaurants will need to start stocking up on their cartridges!