There was a time when sending things to a printer from your phone was nigh impossible, and for some that is still true today but not for the same reasons or limitations, but simply because they just don’t have the compatible hardware to make it so. While printing documents sent from a smartphone is now relatively simple compared to something like 10 years ago, there are still some things which prove to be a little bit of a challenge, like translating stuff. More specifically, translating a document only to have it printed in the translated language directly after the translation is finished.
A new app launched today from Xerox though, called Easy Translator, does just that, and will translate documents or words for the user with just a picture taken from the camera on a smartphone. Afterwards, the app will then send the picture to a Xerox printer and have it print out the document translated from the original language into whatever it was the user had chosen at the beginning of the process. There is of course at least one caveat to the application itself as well as the experience, and that’s the fact that you will need a compatible Xerox printer that will accept incoming documents from the app. If you happen to be someone who already has a Xerox printer that will work with it, you’re golden. If not, using the app becomes quite a bit more expensive than you may have initially hoped even though the app itself is free to install.
While the app may only work with a certain collection of printers, beyond that it has some pretty great features that can be extremely useful. It supports translations for 37 different languages according to the Easy Translator Service description, and the translations are done by professionals and are available to users 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. There are three levels of human translation services available through the app, but it also offers the capability to upload the picture you take for a quick draft translation if you want things one a bit faster. If this sounds like an app you would benefit from and have the compatible hardware to use it to its full potential, you can pick it up from the Play Store.