Printers. Honestly, they all kind of suck or are a pain to use. Often times, the ink to put in them actually costs more than the whole printer itself but for some folks they are an essential tool in getting things done. I have three printers in my house that all work fine but I can't be bothered buy ink for them when they've become such a normal thing to have at libraries and various other locations like Kinkos and FedEx, UPS and more. Knowing that is the case for a lot of folks, HP has come up with various printing solutions for folks like me and one of them is their ePrint Enterprise app.
HP ePrint Enterprise allows you to take whatever is on your smartphone and send it off to the nearest print location to you and now HP has released the BlackBerry 10 version of the app into BlackBerry World. It's great for people like me but it also offers additional security for corporate customers making use of the HP ePrint Enterprise cloud-based solution and best of all, it's pretty simple to use.
- Open the HP ePrint Enterprise app and select the content you want to print (photo or document), or open a document from another app using "Open In".
- Review the list of nearby Public Print Locations presented after the app's automatic geographic search and choose one, or refine the search by entering keywords in the search bar.
- Tap Print! You should receive a retrieval code to maintain your privacy - required to get the printout.
- Go to the public printing location (store, hotel front desk, etc. - the app will show you where on the map), provide your retrieval code and get your printout.
And that's all there is to it. The app is free to download and available for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphones running OS 10.1 and up. Of course, you'll have to take care of any printing fees at the location but I'm sure most of you already assumed that. HP ePrint Enterprise is available now in BlackBerry World so, go ahead and hit the link to get it downloaded if you have a use for it.