If you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod and a Brother multifunction printer, today's your lucky day: now you can print and scan from one to the other.
Specifically, Brother iPrint&Scan lets you send photos from your device to your printer over your home Wi-Fi network. You can choose an existing photo from your album or snap one on the spot with the camera.
The app also supports full-color and black-and-white scanning from your all-in-one to your iPhone. That's a great way to capture photos and documents for on-the-go viewing. Scanned items can be saved to your photo album, e-mailed in JPEG or PDF format, or opened in other compatible apps (which aren't listed anywhere that I can find--on my iPhone, iBooks and Stanza were my two available destinations.)
iPrint&Scan is a snap to configure and use. It quickly and effortlessly detected my Brother MFC-490CW printer (one of 17 compatible models), and with a few taps I was printing and scanning photos. The app gives you control over basic settings, like paper size, media type, and number of copies.
Best of all, iPrint&Scan is free. If you own a compatible Brother all-in-one, it's a must-have.
And don't overlook more universally compatible print apps like
Know of any other worthwhile apps for printing from your iOS device? Name 'em in the comments.