FleetSheet App Turns Smartphones and Tablets into Paperless ‘Printers’
The long-elusive “paperless office” continues to elude us, but a Long Island, New York, developer has created an app called FleetSheet that just might bring it a step closer for some. The app lets users eliminate printing by simply clicking “Print” and sending a print job to their smartphone or tablet.
The app was conceived by Long Island-based bookkeeper and entrepreneur Christine Reina Hoyt, and developed with Binartech, a tech firm based in Opole, Poland. Hoyt is based in Sag Harbor, New York, where she’s said to identify opportunities to streamline office procedures coupled with emerging technologies.
The first-of-its-kind app eliminates paper printing by transferring docs between a computer and smart devices in just one click. It allows the user to click “print” on any PC and have documents appear instantly on a tablet or smart phone. Devices just need to be paired on the same Wi-Fi network.
With an upgrade, the user can notate on a small screen with a stylus, then save and instantly share the document.
“Working on dual monitors or split screens is annoying to many people,” said Hoyt. “Sometimes you just need to see things on paper. But, it’s so wasteful – you can’t help but think of the environment. I figured there had to be a better way to compare documents or retrieve information than constantly printing everything out.”
Possible uses of FleetSheet run the gamut. A professor sends a paper to students’ tablets during a lecture so that they can take notes on their devices to save for future reference. Or, a supervisor in charge of inventory forwards an audit to a smartphone and updates it on the screen while inspecting warehouse shelves. A lawyer en route to court shoots a notated brief to an assistant back in the office who returns it updated and ready to present to the judge. A home cook forwards a recipe to a tablet in the kitchen and avoids a food-spattered paper that ends up in the trash when done.
FleetSheet is a free app with in-app purchases of unlimited printing at $6.99 per month, and an upgrade to premium at $9.99 per month to annotate, save, and share. It’s available at Google Play here.
‘Users can download the free FleetSheet app for Microsoft Windows here. An app for Apple iOS will be available shortly.