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General Category => Alexa Tips & Tricks => Topic started by: Patsydeal on December 23, 2016, 09:40:01 am

Title: Printing lists
Post by: Patsydeal on December 23, 2016, 09:40:01 am
Is it possible to tell Alexa to print an email or a list?
Title: Re: Printing lists
Post by: coyote on December 23, 2016, 09:46:04 am
Is it possible to tell Alexa to print an email or a list?
Hypothetically yes. There are IFTTT recipes that email your lists. The trick would be not on the Alexa side, but on your own computer. You'd have to create a filter in whatever email program you are using that identifies emails with these lists and puts them in a particular folder, then you'd have to create a macro that identifies new items in that folder and prints the contents.
Title: Re: Printing lists
Post by: Clay L on June 25, 2017, 02:45:50 pm
Is it possible to tell Alexa to print an email or a list?

You can connect to the Alexa app on your computer and print lists from there. See http://alexa.amazon.com (http://alexa.amazon.com)
Title: Re: Printing lists
Post by: malliekm on June 25, 2017, 04:27:57 pm
I don't know of a way to print emails and lists by telling Alexa to do so (unless there is a IFTTT recipe for it) but you can find a Print option in the upper right corner of the Alexa app (under Lists) on your computer.  Sorry, I'm sure that's not what you wanted to do but that's the only way I know to print a shopping or to do list.
Title: Re: Printing lists
Post by: Taylortwocities on June 30, 2017, 04:33:05 am
Hello, newbie here.

As well as the Alexa App on my iPhone, I also have an app called Any.do.
It syncs with the Alexa lists and you can print from the Any.do app.

Also i have found (as other have said) that the Alexa App sometimes doesnt work when away from home base.  All i get is a blank screen and the three blue dots.

Any.do works OK off line or on line.  Hope this helps
Title: Re: Printing lists
Post by: uphoriak on July 06, 2017, 10:35:15 am
If your printer supports direct-to-print emails then yes.

Many printers now give you an option to set up an email address for your printer, so anything that gets sent to that email address automatically prints out. Canon, HP etc do this, so check that your printer supports it.

Then, you can use IFTTT to set up a recipe that emails your list to your printers email address, and voila.

Bit of a setup process, but it works.