Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mobile scanning and cloud printing

Use your mobile device to rapidly scan and print through The Cloud.

Believe me, as a teacher I hate scanning things. First of all, you have to find a ready to use scanner at school; second, scan dozens of pages while bearing the annoying noise and unbelievable slowness of the scanner; and, third, edit the results in an easy to manage format (e.g, a PDF document). All of that can take you hours of hard work.

Fortunately, mobile applications have improved dramatically, and through their help and the so called Cloud we can make life easier. Let me explain how to scan and print several pages just in the blink of an eye, and how to directly print the resulting PDF through your mobile.

To do so you’ll need the following applications:

  1. MDScan (you have both the lite and pro versions), or a similar one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stoiktechnology.mdscanlite

Once you have installed them have a look at this video for instructions: