written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 2/23/2011
Print documents or pictures from your Android powered phone with an Android printer app. PrinterShare Mobile Print can send print jobs to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connected printers. It can also print via the Internet. Samsung MobilePrint, HP iPrint, Send 2 Printer, and Print Bot round out the top five.
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PrintShare Mobile Print
PrintShare Mobile is a multi-faceted Android printer app that prints a variety of documents and photos on a variety of printers. The app can print DOC, PPT, XLS, PDF, and TXT files that are on the phone's SD card. It can also print photos, e-mails, contacts, SMS, call logs, and web pages. The app can send print jobs to a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth printer. It can also send prints jobs over the Internet with Remote Mode. This feature requires additional software on the PC or Mac, which can be downloaded for free from printershare.com. PrintShare is a free app available on the Android Market.
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Search for Samsung printers on a local wireless network with the Samsung MobilePrint app. Afterward, this printing app for Android powered phones is designed to send print jobs consisting of photos, documents, or web pages to the selected Samsung printer. The app works with network connected or wireless printers. Another useful feature of this app is the document scanner, which lets you image documents and prepare them for printing. The free Samsung MobilePrint app is available on the Android Market.
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HP iPrint Photo
A great app for owners of HP inkjet printers is the HP iPrint Photo app. This Android printer app doubles as a photo editor and photo printer. You can take a picture with the Android smartphone camera and edit it with the HP iPrint Photo app. After cropping out unwanted portions of the photo, print it wirelessly to your HP printer. There are several print sizes available with this app including 5"X7", 4"X6", and 3.5"X5". Download the free HP iPrint Photo app from the Android Market.
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Send 2 Printer
The Send 2 Printer app prints directly to network printers. You can select multiple things to print at the same time. The app will place the print jobs in a queue and send the next one when the printer is ready. You can print photos, documents, contacts, and more. The Send 2 Printer app is available at the Android Market for $2.99.
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To send print jobs to multiple printer brands, consider using the PrintBot app. This printer app for Android phones works with over 2,500 printer models. You can print pictures and PDF files from any application on the phone including the web browser and e-mail. PrintBot supports JetDirect, which is the technology that connects printers directly to the local area network. It also supports Line Printer Remote protocol. The free version of the app has a limited number of printing jobs, while the pro version offers unlimited printing. The PrintBot is a free app available at the Android Market.
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Android Market - https://market.android.com/
Image Credit - Each image courtesy of the respective app developer.