I really like my iPhone and iPad and there have been a bunch of times that I have wanted to print something from one of the devices and ended up having to jump through a lot of hoops to get whatever the data was over to a printer. Epson and a company called Thinxtream have teamed up to develop PrintJinni for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
The PrintJinni app for the Apple gear is printing software that’s lets users print all sorts of files to an Epson printer that has WiFi. The app allows the printing of documents like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and JPEG images all from an email account that is bound to any Epson AIO printer with WiFi.
HP has a similar feature for its web-connected printers where the user can print things from the iPad using an email address. The Epson system lets you email the items you want printed to the printers email addy and the stuff is then printed out. The app supports Gmail, Exchange, MobileMe, AOL, and other IMAP email applications. A free upgrade to iPad native printing will be offered when the native app launches this fall. The app costs $9.99 normally but is available for $6.99 for a limited time.