With all of the apps available in the App Store, good productivity apps are still probably the hardest to find. With these this in mind, I would encourage you to not to write of PrintBureau just because of it’s premium price of $14.99. Eurosmartz, Ltd. has released a variety of different productivity apps, and has recently released PrintBureau as an app that not only contains all of the features of theirprevious apps but has custom built interfaces for both the iPhone/iTouch and the iPad!
When you open up PrintBureau on your iPhone or iTouch the first thing you’ll see is a circular menu with all of the different options you have available. In the upper right corner of the screen is also a “Settings” button. On the settings screen, you can set a wide variety of customizable options from email default settings to clipboard management and security options.
When you choose an option from the menu you’ll be taken to a screen with icons along the bottom. These are a little difficult to get used to at first, but I was able to quickly figure them out. For example, in the “Clipboard” menu you have the ability to transfer clipboard items between computers, check or uncheck all of the clipboard items, and then options to delete, transfer, move, or email items as well as view them full-screen.
Probably the most useful functions of this app are the clipboard transfers and the email area of the app. Once you enter your account information into the app you can not only view your email and attachments, but you can also print emails and attachments, save emails, or manage your emails from directly within the app. If at any time you want to view a document using the full screen all you have to do is shake your device and you can!
Now I’m sure you’re all anxious to find out how printing works. For a lot of printers, especially those that you can connect directly to via WiFi, you should be able to print to them directly without any major problems. Thankfully though, if you can’t get your printer to work in this way, EuroSmartz offers a simple software package that will enable PrintBureau to print and also transfer information with your PC or Mac computer!
If you are using this app on your iPad, you will not only see a slightly different UI, but you’ll also have a few more options available with this app! Additional iPad features include being able to transfer documents and files through iTunes, opening documents directly into iWork for editing, and the ability to use the iPad’s “Open in…” feature to open up documents from the iWorks suite, from your email, or from various other apps that support this new feature!
All things considered, the only thing negative I really have to say about this app is that there are some small parts of the interface that are a little difficult to understand. Sometimes the menu icons at the bottom of the screen are a little difficult to figure out, and there is no text below them to explain them.
Even with a few minor shortcomings, I have to say that this is by far the most comprehensive app of its kind that I have seen. I’ve already found it quite useful in my own experience. And since this app works on both the iPhone and the iPad, it’s hefty price tag will be justified in the eyes of many. If you have been looking for an easy way to transfer information and print with your iPhone and iPad, this app could easily be the best $15 that you ever spend in the App Store! So what are you waiting for? Head to the App Store and check out PrintBureau today!