Cortado Workplace for iPad delivers desktop functionality and real mobile printing

Apple Online StoreCortado today announced the launch of its free cloud desktop application, Cortado Workplace for iPad. The application provides users with central cloud storage for files and documents that can be managed via the app or launched directly with the relevant Office application. In addition, documents can be printed from the iPad to the nearest printer. Cortado’s cloud printing process works without relying on a PC or Mac and currently supports more than 10,000 different printer models and all common document types.

Cortado Workplace app enhances the iPad with desktop and cloud printing functionalities for the mobile user. With the Cortado Workplace app for iPad, managing files and mobile printing is easy without running additional applications on a switched-on computer. In addition, users are no longer limited to printing only photos and do not have the hindrance of a limited number of printer models that are supported for mobile printing. Even Apple’s recently announced AirPrint cannot deliver this type of mobile freedom.

Unique to the industry, with Cortado Workplace iPad users can now print documents on any printer connected to the device via Wi-Fi. More than 6,000 different printer drivers on file in the Cortado hosting center allow access to around 10,000 different printer models. The app supports all file formats, including all Office and graphics programs.

The solution is based on 1 GB of online storage hosted by Cortado. This acts as a central storage point for all files. Dual iPad and iPhone users and other smartphone users can also exchange files from one device to another. Via the app, files can be managed and automatically launched for editing with the relevant Office application such as Quick Office, Documents To Go, Pages or Numbers. The edited document can then be easily stored again in Workplace by simply forwarding it as an e-mail.

“Documents can be displayed on the iPad, conveniently managed, edited with various office suites, sent via e-mail, or printed out. Additionally PDF files can be imported directly to iBooks or Stanza without connecting to iTunes,” said Dirk Löwenberg, Business Director Online Sales & Services. “This makes the iPad suitable for business and offers all the core features of a notebook.”

The Cortado Workplace solution is based on the Virtual Desktop Processes (VDP) technology developed by ThinPrint’s Mobile Division Cortado, for which ThinPrint was distinguished with the Gartner Cool Vendor award. This unique technology ensures that desktop functions are transmitted with optimum display to smartphones and tablets and turns Android and BlackBerry smartphones, iPhones, and now iPads too into complete workstations. Cortado’s VDP products are available for businesses as Cortado Corporate Server and for individual users as Cortado Workplace.

More practical examples for the application of Cortado Workplace for iPad can be found here: www.cortado.com/ipad-video. For additional information about Cortado Workplace visit, www.cortado.com/workplace.

Cortado Workplace is a free single user solution. The Cortado Workplace client can also be used for the Cortado enterprise version. With Cortado Corporate Server users get extended features such as complete access to the company network, network printing, instantly creating PDFs or faxes and the ability to send faxes directly from an iPhone or iPod touch. More info cortado.com/iphone_demo.

16 Comments

  1. Cloud-based.
    Means its troublesome.
    I want to print direct from my iPad to my printer in the house in Milan, while watching the traffic on the Via Taormina.
    Apple needs to do this – soon.

  2. Cloud-based.
    Means its troublesome.
    I want to print direct from my iPad to my printer in the house in Milan, while watching the traffic on the Via Taormina.
    Apple needs to do this – soon.

  3. This is just another crappy workaround for the iPad/iPhone limitations. I love my iPad but I need to be able to access, edit, and save shared docs directly on iDisk, Mac or any other file server without this “copy to iPad, edit, then email back to replace the old file” crap.

    If you were at your office, had to copy a file from the file server, edit it and then copy it back, who would put up with that? It gets too confusing trying to figure out which one is the most recent, etc.

    Come on Apple!

  4. This is just another crappy workaround for the iPad/iPhone limitations. I love my iPad but I need to be able to access, edit, and save shared docs directly on iDisk, Mac or any other file server without this “copy to iPad, edit, then email back to replace the old file” crap.

    If you were at your office, had to copy a file from the file server, edit it and then copy it back, who would put up with that? It gets too confusing trying to figure out which one is the most recent, etc.

    Come on Apple!

  5. Doctrine:

    Patience, patience, my friend. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It has only been a bit over three years since iOS came out. It has been growing quite fast since then, acquiring features and functions along the way, and within next two versions, I’m sure it will acquire most, if not all of the necessary functions needed to work as efficiently as an ordinary full desktop OS (such as Mac OS X).

    I think Apple is moving at the right pace. Keep in mind, they are still selling every single iPad, iPhone and iPod touch they make. There is NO NEED for Apple to accelerate the pace of growth of iOS if they are already struggling to manage the production rate of those iOS devices.

    It will all come in due time, we’ll just need to show some patience. Meanwhile, just enjoy your devices as they are; after all, there’s still nothing quite like them!

  6. Doctrine:

    Patience, patience, my friend. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It has only been a bit over three years since iOS came out. It has been growing quite fast since then, acquiring features and functions along the way, and within next two versions, I’m sure it will acquire most, if not all of the necessary functions needed to work as efficiently as an ordinary full desktop OS (such as Mac OS X).

    I think Apple is moving at the right pace. Keep in mind, they are still selling every single iPad, iPhone and iPod touch they make. There is NO NEED for Apple to accelerate the pace of growth of iOS if they are already struggling to manage the production rate of those iOS devices.

    It will all come in due time, we’ll just need to show some patience. Meanwhile, just enjoy your devices as they are; after all, there’s still nothing quite like them!

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