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DropPrint – Share a printer using Dropbox

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Dropprint is a small application to share a printer using Dropbox.

Requirements:

  • Dropbox Account (If you don’t have one create here)
  • Java Virtual Machine installed (Download from Oracle)
  • A copy of Dropprint (here)
  • And a working printer πŸ™‚

This application is very simple, only has one option it’s the Dropbox folder location, you should run this application on the machine that is connected to a printer. πŸ™‚

Dropprint Window

Dropprint Window

After Setting the correct path to your Dropbox folder, press start. If you are running this for the first time you should see some messages saying that two folders were created, “printQueue” and “logPrint”. If you get a message saying that the Dropbox folder couldn’t be found check the path.

  • printQueueEvery file that you copy to this folder will be printed!
  • logPrint – All printed files will be moved to this folder.

Now that you have the Dropbox installed on the computer connected to the printer and the application running, let’s talk about the Dropbox configuration!

To be able to print something using another computer, you need to share printQueue with the different Dropbox accounts. If you are using the same Dropbox account on all computers you don’t need to do that since Dropbox does all the sync for you.

So if you are using the same account on all the computers you it’s done! To try you just need to copy a file to printQueue. πŸ™‚ If you are using different accounts you need to access the website and share printQueue with every account that you want to be able to use the printer.
And it’s done! πŸ™‚

Any question leave a comment πŸ˜‰