People are using their iPad and iPhone devices for more and more things now. Email management, web browsing and document and spreadhseet activities are increasing and with it so is the need to be able to print some of this material. Apple promised to solve this issue with the iOS4.2 update and the introduction of Airprint allowing wiresll connection to local printers on your network. Obviously the printer would need to support it but a range of new printers with just such support were promised – unfortunately however when AirPrint was annoucned there were only 11 HP printers available to use.
So Epson America and Thinxtream Technologies have got together to release a ‘PrintJinni’ App for iPad and iPhone allowing you to print to any Epson wireless all-in-one, including WorkForce®, Artisan® and Epson Stylus® NX models1. PrintJinni costs $6.99 and is available from the App Store.
PrintJinni for Epson Features:
Connects to Epson wireless all-in-ones over a wireless network
Previews and prints without the need for an intermediate
computer, additional software or printer drivers
Prints PDF, Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents (Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Macintosh versions 2004 and 2008), and JPEG e-mail attachments
Enhances iPad user experience
New user interface optimized for the iPad’s larger screen size and rotation capabilities
Improved browsing of e-mail attachments and downloaded files
More robust document search and a simplified printing workflow
Email and print Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents
Provides simple set-up and e-mail attachment support for Apple MobileMe, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, AOL, and other IMAP-based email accounts
Delivers secure encrypted communication for mobile printing
Supports iPad2, iPhone 43, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch4
“We are pleased to enhance PrintJinni for Epson and make it easier for iPad users to view and print documents on Epson printers,” said Robert Shibata, director of marketing, Thinxtream Technologies. “We are also excited to continue developing new features for Epson customers – which means more ongoing value as we introduce new capabilities.”