How to Print Files with Smartphone using Dropbox

All our important documents are spread all over the digital media that we use in our daily life. It so happens that we need to obtain these documents in the print form for any official use. This article tells about an app called Dropbox that helps you print your document irrespective of the fact whether they are on your smartphone or desktop. The only requirement is a printer that is connected to your computer.

 

Dropbox is an amazing app that lets you print document present on your phone through any printer. Here, you will not have need of software or hardware. Dropbox essentially installs a utility on your computer and then runs it in the background. It monitors the Dropbox folders that are created in order to look for any printing work.

If you have got any document on the mobile phone that needs to be printed then you can email it to the Dropbox folder using the Dropbox app. The Dropbox folder downloads the file in the computer and then sends it to the printer that is attached.  As soon as the file is printed an entry is made into the Dropbox log.

How to Print Files with Smartphone using Dropbox

  • Get Dropbox installed on your computer and make sure that it is running in the background. Also have a printer attached to your computer.
  • Download a Dropbox app on your smartphone. Dropbox has apps for iPhone, BB, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia etc. This way you can directly send files that are to be printed to the Dropbox folder on your computer. You can also email these files to the Dropbox folder.
  • Download the zip file from this address ‘an http://img.labnol.org/files/17827/eprint.zipd’ then double click on the eprint.vbs file. This creates a sub folder inside the Dropbox folder which is called the printQueue. Here, all the mobile print jobs line up, and all the printed files are entered into logs.
  • With everything done, you can now print files from smartphone directly. Just send any file to the Dropbox folder using your Dropbox app and then watch Dropbox print it quickly.

Dropbox can also handle more than one files at a single go and then print them together, So that is another advantage of using the Dropbox.

           

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