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Can anybody recommend a virtual / cloud print service?
January 28, 2012 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Can anybody recommend a virtual / cloud print service?

Browsing on the internet, I often come across an article that i would like
print but there is no printer available.

Can anyone recommend a virtual print service, other than Google Cloud Print*. So when I do get back to my office/home, I can just print them off there.

* I do not want to be logging onto my Google account from portable devices just to print a simple document.
posted by jacobean to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
If you don't log on, how will your stuff be distinguishable from other people's stuff?

If you're thinking of a service where each print job gets its own random URL, you'd still need to save those URLs somehwere. Why not just cut out the middleman, bookmark the URL of whatever it is you want to print, then generate the actual print job when you get back to your office/home?
posted by flabdablet at 9:53 AM on January 28, 2012


I would use http://www.instapaper.com for this. Gives the option of opening and printing the original URL or the formatted version. Saving articles to instapaper from a mobile device is very easy to do, though I believe it does require a one-time login.
posted by michaelh at 10:06 AM on January 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I mean I don't want to log on to Google just to virtually print a file.

I realize that all other services out there will require a login, I am quite happy with that.

Bookmarks is an option, but its a bit too dispersed when I uses 3-4 different devices. I would
like the links /files centralized.

To summarize, I need a virtual print or cloud service, that does not need a Google login.
posted by jacobean at 10:06 AM on January 28, 2012


Clip the page to Evernote?
posted by davcoo at 1:01 PM on January 28, 2012


Bookmarks is an option, but its a bit too dispersed when I uses 3-4 different devices.

Firefox is available for damn near everything, and comes with sync.
posted by flabdablet at 3:57 AM on January 29, 2012


Many thanks to all those who contributed to this thread.

I settled on Instapaper because it offers the most flexibility.
(thanks michaelh)

Flabdablet, I love Firefox too, but do not want to be tied down by it.
posted by jacobean at 7:48 AM on January 29, 2012


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