Official Brother iPrint&Scan app now available

Pretty sweet deal if you have a Brother printer on hand. The company has just put out an official app that will make your phone way more useful to use. Their app, clumsily called 'iPrint&Scan' does what it says: it allows you to print from your phone to your Brother printer as well as scan documents/photos back to your phone--that's pretty darn sweet, if you ask us. It's all done via your WiFi network and you better have a compatible printer to go with it.

  • Easy to use menu.
  • Simple steps to print your favorite photos.
  • Print photos directly from your Windows Phone 7 camera.
  • Scan directly to your Windows Phone 7 device.
  • Save scanned images to your Windows Phone 7 device.
  • No computer and no driver required.

We're kind of jealous we don't have this set up just to give it a go, because we can imagine a few scenarios where this would be helpful. The app is of course free and can be found here in the Marketplace. Thanks, jhelvie, for the tip

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  • Just looked into this, it's a nice idea, but there are a very limited number of Brother printers this app will work with. We have 2 in my office, both fairly new and neither one will work. Also, the fact that it's limited to printing pictures makes it not very worthwhile IMHO. If it could print emails and attachments, then this app would be a true winner.
  • Might just be a bug, I have a MFC-7860DW, which is supported by the iPhone app, but the WP7 version claims it's unsupported.
  • The two printers we have (MFC-8440 and MFC-8670DN) are both unsupported on all platforms from what I can see. And I'm not sure why as they're both pretty feature rich network printers. In any case, it would be nice to see them expand the list as I'm fairly certain it's probably a driver issue.
  • Here's a list of supported Printers: only has the list for iOS and Android at the moment but I guess they will add a list of WP7 printers at some point.Anyway, I have a 5840CN which is not supported by any of the three and a a 6490CW which is supported by both iOS and Android. I will try it out with my WP7 later today.
  • Works on the MFC-5890CN with no problems, though it would be great if you could print documents.
  • Ah, that is kind of lame that it's only photos. Would have been great for email or Office :-/
  • 0928 cant find the printer but my wireless laptop can