Mobile business specialists Cortado has announced the launch of its free cloud desktop application, Cortado Workplace for iPad.
The application promises to provide users with central cloud storage for files and documents that can be managed via Cortado Workplace for iPad or launched directly with the relevant Office application.
Additionally, documents can be printed from the iPad to the nearest printer. Cortado's cloud printing process works without relying on a Mac or PC and currently supports more than 10,000 different printer models and common document types.
Apple’s recently announced AirPrint printing solution cannot deliver this type of mobile freedom insists the company.
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 Cortado Workplace solution is based on 1 GB of online storage hosted by the company, which acts as a central storage point for all files. Dual iPad and iPhone users and other smarthphone users can also exchange files from one device to another.
Files can be managed and automatically launched for editing with the relevant Office application such as Quick Office, Documents To Go, Apple's Pages or Numbers. The edited document can then be stored again in Workplace by simply forwarding it as an email explains the company.
"Documents can be displayed on the iPad, conveniently managed, edited with various office suites, sent via email, 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. Cortado's VDP products are available for businesses as Cortado Corporate Server and for individual users as Cortado Workplace.
Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, Cortado Workplace for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is free and requires the iOS 3.0 Software Update or later.
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