Tablets are quickly taking the consumer marketplace by storm, and with good reason: they blend the essential bits of a smartphone and a laptop together and throw them into one convenient and luxurious package. But the catch with being in that kind of middle ground is that there are some things that neither an iPad nor an Android tablet are any good at. Printing, typically, is one of those things. But that’s where the folks at TabletPCReview come in, as they’ve put together a nifty guide on how to print documents from a tablet.
In actuality, completing this task is rather simple; all one needs is the appropriate software. The question comes in finding just which piece of software to choose. One could choose to pay for a variety of apps like the outstanding PrintCentral app for iPad ($8.99), Printopia ($19.95), or FingerPrint ($9.99), all of which come with varying features and connect tablets to their nearest printers. Other apps like PrinterShare ($12.95), PrintBot ($4.49), and others more or less do the same.
Alternatively, one could use AirPrint or Google Cloud Print, the solutions from Apple and Google, respectively. These are relatively painless to set up, but do come with their fair share of caveats, like only being compatible with certain printers or certain types of documents. But to find out what those are, and to get the fine details of all those other apps mentioned above, be sure to check out TabletPCReview’s complete How To guide for printing from an iPad or Android tablet.