Friday, 10 January 2014 07:11

3 Android Printing Apps 

These days, more and more can be done using smartphones, which means that they are becoming more and more useful as they become more technologically advanced. One of the features that you are likely to find to be hugely beneficial in current times is the ability to send files directly to printers for printing. There are many apps that have been developed to provide this functionality, which in turn means that you don’t have to send your files to the computer and then to the printer for printing. The use of such apps is therefore extremely convenient, and is something that you should consider especially if you print a lot.


This allows you to print from your phone to a large number of printers from different manufacturers. It also supports numerous file types for printing, including Microsoft Office documents as well as PDF and photos. You can even use it to print the text messages on your phone as well as your contacts. This is one of the most powerful printing apps out there, and is worth trying out.

Cloud Print

This allows you to connect the printer to Google Chrome and consequently to Google Cloud Print. You can then use this as a means of printing directly from the phone to the printer. In order for this to work, you might need to configure your computer with the app and with Google Cloud Print. This is an easy process that only takes a few seconds to complete. In addition to printing files from your phone, you can also use it to print Google Docs and email as well.


This simply-named app is designed to connect with a wireless printer. It connects via Wi-Fi or even 3G to the printer. It can be used with both Windows and Mac computers, so you don’t have to be restricted to one OS. Some of the features it supports include printing of web pages, contacts and even images directly from the phone.

Most of the apps above are paid for, and are designed to work with all or most kinds of printers. However, there are some others that are designed to work with products from specific manufacturers, and you could opt to buy one of these. Firms such as Brother, ePrint, HP and Kodak all have such apps. The fact that they are optimized to work with specific printer types means that they tend to offer superior quality, so you can trust them to deliver very high quality.

If you use your phone a lot and also tend to print stuff a lot, you could download these apps and more to make the process of doing so easier. The fact that you will be getting rid of the middleman (your computer) means that they can help you save a lot of time.