Printing from a mobile phone is a relatively new experience: in fact, many people with smartphone and wireless printers may not be aware that the two can be used together to produce excellent results from near or far. In the past, using a printer involved being either at its physical location or connected to the network through wires. Today, however, our phones and printers can communicate with one another directly over wireless infrastructure, making it unnecessary to need bulk desktops or direct physical access to the machine in order to print. These four remote printing apps for Android devices help users print from their phones and tablets and should be ideal for your needs.
Four Awesome Android Apps For Remote Printing
Allowing users to be able to print through wireless printers in addition to traditional desktops, the Cloud Print app for Android works with select printers and computers to help its users create documents, photos and other forms of multimedia for physical sharing. Completely free to download, this app can handle PDFs, photos, emails, web pages and much more – all delivered with crystal clear quality to the printer in question. While this app does not work for every single wireless printer on the market (performs best with Epson & Kodak printers), it is worth evaluating and costs nothing to do so.
The HP ePrint app makes using any HP printer from home, work or the road quick and effortless. Offering its services for more than 200 network printers and all compatible ePrint printers, the HP Cloud Print app allows for easy printing of photos, web pages, documents such as PDF and Office files, as well as contact information and emails. Customize any and all print settings from your device – you no longer need to be at a computer or in front of the printer to get the best results for your printing jobs. Thanks to cloud printing, you not only will be able to print from anywhere, but also have the option of accessing key files from anywhere and then printing them to a remote location.
Allowing for comprehensive sharing networks to be created and utilized, Easy Print (free to download) allows its users to connect and share data from a variety of different Android devices, which can then be printed from any wireless or network-connected printer in the world. Not only does this app work with multiple Google accounts simultaneously, but it will store a list of accessed printers for quick and easy connections when and if they are used again in the future. You can print from Google Docs or access previously shared data from another Android device.
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Designed specifically to work with your Gmail accounts, Cloud Print my Gmail does exactly what it sounds like it does: it accesses your Gmail account and prints the latest received emails for later viewing. Many managers and office employees love this app because they can configure their work computers to be accessed through their Android devices, with the benefit being that morning emails can be printed and waiting for them in physical form once they arrive at work.
Lisa Dubach, the author of this post, takes great interest in the latest and coolest offerings of technology and shares her opinions through blog articles. By day, she works for Print City which offers a range of printing services such as offset printing in Toronto.