Cloud storage services are the new way to store data, documents, pictures, important files, and just about anything else that a company might need to keep organized and accessible. We’ve all utilized Google Drive, and the convenience of being able to collaborate and store documents for company-wide access is unparalleled to emailing things back and forth. Now, users can print directly from these cloud storage services, and scan right to them as well, with the Xerox ConnectApp for Cloud Storage.
What is the Xerox ConnectApp and How Does it Work?
The Xerox ConnectApp for Cloud Storage is essentially the bridge between your copier/printer and the supported cloud storage services you use. With this app, you can easily scan to and access cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, effectively cutting out the middleman (your computer). With fewer steps to get from Point A to Point B, there are fewer chances for error or mistakes.
All you have to do to add a document from the copier to the cloud is to log in to your cloud storage system, and then select “Scan to Cloud”. It’ll also give you options such as "Title of scanned document", and which folder to save it in. Similarly, to print from the cloud, you just log in to the storage service, locate the document, and select print. It’s overall an extremely easy process, which can be even more simplified with the Single-Sign-On feature.
Who Would Benefit the Most from Using this App?
While this app is universally beneficial, any industry that has teams spread out between regions or territories will find it especially useful, because they can now directly access their cloud storage right from their multifunction printer (MFP), and quickly print or share for collaboration. Some industries that work with heavy cloud storage are healthcare, legal, government, education, and community organizations. If you’re a part of any of these, it’s likely that you utilize cloud storage on a regular basis, and would benefit greatly from this app.
How Do I Install It?
Installing an app from the Xerox App Gallery is a quick and easy process. Log in to the gallery, select the Connect App by Xerox, and then press install. After installation, any cloud storage app like Dropbox or OneDrive will already be included and set up, so you just simply need to log in and then you’re ready to go!
Now that you’ve read more about the ConnectApp for Cloud Storage, you can read our other Xerox App Gallery Spotlight all about the Translate and Print App, as well as our other app-focused articles such as:
- 4 Best Printer Apps for the Educational Environment
- 4 Best Printer Apps for the Legal Environment
- Best Copier/Printer Apps for Increased Productivity