Ever since mobile printing has entered the enterprise and graphic-arts markets, the demand for mobile printing applications has increased tremendously.
Cashing in on this market trend, Singapore-based Thinxtream Technologies -- a developer of software products for printing applications -- last year introduced PrintJinni apps for Apple (News - Alert) iOS, BlackBerry and Android devices with wireless printing support for multi-vendor printers and MFPs.
Now, the company has announced enhancements to its family of PrintJinni wireless mobile printing apps, in order to provide improved Web page printing, printer discovery and support for multiple languages across all versions of the app.
According to Thinxtream, its PrintJinni wireless mobile printing apps facilitates users of mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, BlackBerry and Android (News - Alert)-based smart phones and tablets, to print a broad range of file types directly from their mobile devices to any Wi-Fi connected, PostScript 3/PCL 5/PCL 6 compatible printer/MFP.
Files that can be printed using the PrintJinni wireless mobile printing apps include Microsoft (News - Alert) Office documents, Web pages, photos and PDF files.
The PrintJinni wireless mobile printing apps that feature new enhancements include the PrintJinni v3.0 for the Apple iOS, PrintJinni v2.1 for the BlackBerry (News - Alert) and PrintJinni v3.1 for the Android platforms.
Some of the new enhancements incorporated into the apps include: an improved algorithm that minimizes discovery of unsupported printers; capability to print complex Web pages with text and graphics elements; and language support for Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Spanish across all versions.
Apart from the new enhancements, the apps also feature: true-to-life print previews and document printing; capability to enable print of Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010; capability to enable print of JPEG, PNG, PDF files; capability to enable print of text content, graphics content, which can be copy/pasted; and more.
In addition, the PrintJinni apps also has the capability to preview and print email content and supported email attachments from any hosted e-mail configured in the device; capability to enable print Web pages from any browser; print secure text content, graphics content with copy/paste; print supported files from any app that supports; and more.
Furthermore, the PrintJinni apps can connect to any PostScript 3/PCL 5/PCL 6 compatible printer, which is SNMP-enabled with Wi-Fi support/access.
"The enhancements to our PrintJinni wireless mobile printing apps are part of Thinxtream's ongoing commitment to making printing from a smartphone or tablet as simple and convenient as making a phone call, sending a text or taking a photo," said Ranga Raj, director, Thinxtream Technologies, said in a statement. "With the PrintJinni app, users can quickly and easily get great quality prints of a variety of file formats from a wide range of apps, directly to any supported printer or MFP."
The PrintJinni wireless mobile printing app is available for Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Android-based mobile devices via a free 30-day trial subscription in select countries through the Apple App Store, BlackBerry AppWorld, and the Android Market.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf