App for printing just one part of a long email chain from your iPad or iPhone

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App for printing just one part of a long email chain from your iPad or iPhone

Use this app called Print Utility to print a specific part of long email discussion thread from your iPad or iPhone, without wasting paper printing the whole thread.

[UPDATE: This article originally described this app as free. This was the case at the time of writing, but sinced this article was written the price of the app has changed to $4.49. The article has been updated.]

Sometimes you might want to print a specific part of long email discussion thread, say, for an important business meeting. So how do you do that on your iPad or iPhone, without wasting paper printing the whole thread?

We note there's a handy app for doing this directly from your iPad or iPhone - it's called Print Utility and from today it's now free (it previously cost $5). [UPDATE: Since this article was published, the app has reverted to $4.49.]

Why is it handy? You can already print wirelessly from an iPad or iPhone to your printer if the printer is Airprint compatible.  But you don't get the same options you would if you were printing from your main computer.

For example, you can't preview your print job before printing, which makes it a bit of a gamble as to how the print will turn out. You can't pick the option of colour or grayscale either.

Or what about when you want to print just that specific portion of a long email chain from your iPad?

Enter Print Utility app for iOS, an app for iPad and /iPhone application that addresses all of the above and adds some other very useful features in the process.

Copying to clipboard parts of an email chain and then printing that through the Print Utility app is a feature. It is advertised when you first fire up the app (it has a dedicated tab for email) and it's something which we have tried ourselves.

It also lets you preview your document and adjust colour preferences before printing, and gives you the option to add page numbers, date, author, adjust margins and the option to print in either landscape or portrait.

Anything copied to the clipboard such as text messages, web pages, contacts and content within apps can now be printed using this app.

 

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