Just recently I had to admit to something. Somebody asked me to scan a document at work and email it. I was confronted by a very hi-tech printer, plumbed into our network and equipped with a keypad to navigate around the control panel. After a lot of random button-pressing, I had to admit defeat. I couldn’t work the thing.
Printing is a little easier, especially if you’re in an office and you have some tech bod who is in charge of making it all work. However, at home it’s sometimes a pain. My last printer needed specific drivers, a special USB cable and I had to sit next to the thing so that I could plug into it and print something.
On your phone, if you hook up your regular printer to a computer and get it connected to your Google account, you can perhaps use Google Cloud Print. That, though, needs a bit of setting up and some technical knowledge too.
It should be easy. It should be simple. That’s what the guys at HP Everyday Papers think too, and they’ve created a free mobile printing app called Happy2Print. It’s available for for iPhone and Android. It’ll let you print directly from your phone via WiFi, Bluetooth or USB cable without a computer. Not only that, but you don’t need a HP printer – it’ll work with virtually any printer and you can scan with selected multifunction printers too.
Once you’ve downloaded it there’s no in-app purchases and then print emails, attachments, images, Office documents, web pages and various other documents from your phone. A clever setup wizard goes off and detects printers and will guide you through any additional configuration process. It’ll let you print to shared printers and Google Cloud printers and it’s been getting rave reviews too.
The Happy2Print team have created a tongue-in-cheek advert for the app which shows how it’ll save you from the dreaded printing syndrome :)
Here’s an infographic explaining a bit more.
Head below for the full press release..
Mysterious printing syndrome spreading worldwide
Scientists from the Exploring Centre of Unexplored Phenomena proved yesterday that beyond any reasonable doubt we are facing a threat of a new civilization disease’ pandemic. The governments of the greatest powers in cooperation with the Organization for Healthy World plan to convene a special congress. Meanwhile, doctors ask to keep calm. There is still hope!
As reported by specialists, office workers around the world are in serious danger. No matter whether you work in a corporation at the top of the A New York high rise or in a modest post office in Vladivostok, you too could be threatened by the mysterious printing syndrome. As with each disease, the key to a cure is early diagnosis and prevention. So how do you recognize an upcoming threat?
If you have difficulties establishing a relationship with your office printing equipment, or if your printer jams or simply ignores you and avoids any contact, you should immediately consult a specialist. Disregarding the first symptoms can lead to insomnia, various neuroses, anxiety or plain madness. In a worst case, the results may even lead to running with an axe through the office corridors, which as we all know isn’t welcomed in most corporations.
Fortunately, there is hope! World class specialist in the field of paper and printing psychology Dr. Doctor recommends a miraculous cure – a smartphone application called Happy2Print.
So if you observe that your office colleagues (or even yourself) have ever thought of printing results with a growing anxiety, this app is perfect for you. From now on you will never again feel rejected by your printer.
Don’t worry, the above story about printing syndrome disease is obviously a joke but the Happy2Print app itself is real. Created by the well-known International Paper Corporation mobile app which will make your office & private life a lot better. If you have any problems with connecting to your printers or you simply want to print faster and easier, Happy2Print will make a difference. With Happy2Print you can print photos, contacts, documents, emails (with attachments) as well as web pages. Many other apps allow you to copy something and paste it to Happy2Print for printing. You can print via wifi, Windows Shared Printers and Google Cloud Print. If you think that you have to send files from your mobile device to your PC to print, you are wrong. Now you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet on any printer without installing any drivers thanks to H2P app! Your paperwork will go smoothly, easily and always on time.
Download Happy2Print app now and be happy!