Helping a friend that has mobility problems.
They have an HP OfficeJet 3830 (relatively new All in one printer). They want to scan 8 1/2 x 11 pages and have them accessible on their ipad for viewing. I am most familiar with Dropbox.
A couple ways I came up with, but not the best - the first because of limited mobility problems, the 2nd because there's several steps and more likely something stops working?
1) the dropbox app on ipad lets you take pictures / scans of papers and makes PDFs. But again, with the mobility issues, this would be too much for them.
2) set up a computer with the HP software and dropbox running on it. They scan from the printer, it goes to the laptop. The folder that the scans go to would also be the dropbox folder, the files go up to the cloud, then back down to the ipad. They do have a 'spare' laptop, but that would have to stay on all the time / on the LAN with the printer. Doable, but a nuisance to have a PC dedicated just for this and inevitably, witih patches, reboots, etc. something in the process will break at some point... am I jaded or a realist <g>?
Are there other ideas? Looking for simple (in process and for mobility issues) and relatively low cost.
Are there other printers or even this one with scan to cloud capabilities? IS there a way to scan from HP all in one to an ipad directly?