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. ios will never be a desktop os and here is why:

    1 it is designed to be a piece of your desktop computer that you can pick up and walk away with (so you can flip through pictures listen to your music look through your notes) so it needs a desktop machine to sync to and unless the os is drastically re-designed this will not change

    2 it can’t handle files in a way that would make it useful: all the apps can access there own files and sync the files to your computer (they added that very recently) but you can not organize them (they are almost always in an alphabetic searchable table view) and they can not (easily) be sent to other applications (so for instance you can not model a car in auto-cad and render it in lux or pov-ray like you can on the mac)

    3 (most importantly) earlier this year Steve Jobs himself said it would not (hoorah!! :D)

  2. ios will never be a desktop os and here is why:

    1 it is designed to be a piece of your desktop computer that you can pick up and walk away with (so you can flip through pictures listen to your music look through your notes) so it needs a desktop machine to sync to and unless the os is drastically re-designed this will not change

    2 it can’t handle files in a way that would make it useful: all the apps can access there own files and sync the files to your computer (they added that very recently) but you can not organize them (they are almost always in an alphabetic searchable table view) and they can not (easily) be sent to other applications (so for instance you can not model a car in auto-cad and render it in lux or pov-ray like you can on the mac)

    3 (most importantly) earlier this year Steve Jobs himself said it would not (hoorah!! :D)

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