How my PlayBook and Print To Go saved my behind
Hey guys, I'm sure we're ALL enjoying OS 2.0 right?
Just wanted to share what had happened to me today.
Before the story, just a bit of background to help understand the story. So basically I'm a first year university student here in Canada, studying to become a physician hopefully one day
Now on to the story
So as usual I was just getting ready for class, I'm at the bus terminal waiting when I realize something. I didn't bring my lab work which I had to submit in the biology lab for today. I thought there's no way I could have forgot it, I knew I had it. Alas after checking my bag it was not there.
It was a tense situtation, I couldn't go back home, it would take too long, I couldn't ask my mom to come give it to me at the terminal since the bus was almost at the terminal. I knew I had to do something, I couldn't get it handed in late, there is a deduction for each day the lab work is submitted late, its a 10 percent deduction per day starting from the day its due, meaning 1 minute late would make the assignment late for today ergo 10 percent deduction.
Situation Critical (Medical students/Residents/Interns will get this pun). Then I remembered something, I had my PlayBook.
Earlier this morning, I had printed out my lab work. BUT I also "printed" it to my PlayBook using the print to go option within Microsoft Word.
Fast Track 45 Minutes
Arrived at university, connected to university WiFi network with PlayBook. Opened up print to go application, saw the file I needed. Composed an email from PlayBook , attached my lab work. Signed in to PC at university, successfully printed assignment.
Mission Accomplished, made it 10 minutes early
Moral of the story: Something may seem useless or not worth anything, although take a second look, you'll be surprised.
Hope you all liked reading about my rushed and anxiety filled morning
Last edited by goku_vegeta; 03-06-12 at 02:22 PM.
- CrackBerry Addict
03-06-12, 01:18 PM #2
- 766 Posts
Print-to-go is awesome! I use it very frequently. Do some research at the office, send the results to my PB and carry it to wherever I need the docs for review.
Print-to-go is for me the way-to-go.---------------------------------------------
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- 03-06-12, 02:10 PM #6
I had decided to ignor this app because I thought it was useless. Since reading your posting I thought that I would give it a try. I can see a use for this and I like it. The idea of not having to waste paper just to carry a sermon, directions or what have you. This is neat and I will use this.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Perfect idea, its what the app was meant for, its a great little tool and I've found docs to go great for my "permanent" content, so I can just scroll through the file browser and look for that biology powerpoint or pdf I need, for quick access to some temporary items like directions or in this case a document I needed to re print, print to go makes it much more convenient, plus it has one feature the native file browser doesn't, and that the ability to create folders and organize content.
- 03-06-12, 03:48 PM #9
I'm still not entirely sure what the benefit of Print to Go is over simply copying the file onto the playbook. I could see doing it with a web page but then couldn't you just access the web site over Bridge?
I transfer tons of .DOC and .PDF files between computers but I simply drag and drop them from the computer to the PB. What's the benefit of using PTG?
Correct I do that to files that I keep for longer periods of time. For files I need quick access to and that are temporary I use print to go. Everyone will have a different use for the native and third party apps. It all depends on how you fit it into your daily life.
- CrackBerry User
03-06-12, 07:17 PM #13
- 88 Posts
My brother is an emergency medicine doctor, and I just showed him the story, he laughed out loud then thanked me for getting him a blackberry, and I thank you for sharing your story with us!
Thats completely awesome and good luck to you on your path to your M.D.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-06-12, 10:25 PM #17
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I have been using p2go for the last two weeks for a class i am taking. I like being able to print all the reading materials, study guides etc, and having the ability to sort them by week and subject.
P2go's folders, and sorting ability is exactly what is needed for docs2go, and the adobe reader as well. There have been several posts about how not being able to organize files in the docs2go and adobe were major drawbacks, and rim has the answer right there with p2go.
- CrackBerry User
03-06-12, 11:46 PM #18
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1) You don't have WiFi to cloud. Maybe you always have a connection to the 'net, but I don't. I often find myself in places with very restricted access to networks. Like on a bus maybe?
2) The file you want to view/save/print is not a .DOC or .PDF (what? there are more applications than just Word or Acrobat?). That's the best thing, no matter what application it is, if I can print it, it can go on to my Playbook and be able to read it.
- 03-07-12, 12:57 AM #20
Last edited by Furballz; 03-07-12 at 12:59 AM.
I wonder if he got the situation critical pun although now I'm starting to think its not a widely known thing Situation Critical was a Television show that had been on air on Discovery I think, about trauma patients coming in to the hospital, my Wednesday professor is actually an emergency medicine physician and she was one of the doctors that had been featured on this real life show. I haven't seen it yet but it was taken off air due to the hospitals complaining and saying that the patient could not give consent if they were unconscious. It's pretty sad too because you would see people dying right at the bedside and the family is probably not going to like that if it happens over national television
Thank you First year university, almost done actually, been a great year, definitely helps to have some tech gadgets to get things done , now if only that Medscape app worked on the PlayBook
I always tell everyone who is aspiring to go into this field that it is not good enough to just learn about the sciences, everyone applying is going to have the exact same credentials as you. Medicine is a multidisciplinary art, its amazing to see how well some of the top physicians coordinate their teams especially within the emergency room department.
Now back on topic LOL, I did hear about some pharmaceutical companies investing quite heavily with the PlayBook, I don't actually know what they are doing with them but for a pharmaceutical to invest in something its usually a safe bet to assume they'll use it somehow to better their business potentially.
- 03-25-12, 11:30 PM #25