Print Files From Any Phone Or Remote Computer Via Dropbox

Tech how-to blogger Amit Agarwal details how to combine a Dropbox account and a simple script with any device that supports Dropbox (which includes almost all popular smartphones and Windows/Mac/Linux operating systems) to remotely or wirelessly print documents on your home printer.

The video above demonstrates the script in action, but the four-step setup is pretty simple. The short version: 1) Install Dropbox on the computer connected to your printer, 2) make sure Dropbox is also installed on the device you want to print from (or set up an email-to-Dropbox service like previously mentioned Habilis), 3) run the VBS script on the printer-connected computer (available at Digital Inspiration) to create and monitor a PrintQueue folder in your Dropbox folder, and 4) send any file you want printed to the PrintQueue folder.

For more details and the script, hit up Amit's full post at Digital Inspiration.

Print Files from any Mobile Phone using Dropbox [Digital Inspiration]


    Is there anything Dropbox can't do?

    I use it for remote torrent downloads as well as what's it was originally designed for. Dropbox Rox!

    I assume the same could be achieved with a shell script for Linux or nice little Applescript for OS X.

    I love love love Dropbox - only discovered it a week ago- but OH MY is it brilliant!

    Remote Computer access and mobile technology have made some things in life so much more convenient and readily accessible. Drop box really is a great service. Thanks for the tips!

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