Top 10 free printing apps for Android and iOS

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Although most companies try to be as paperless as possible, there are still many situations where documents and images need to be printed.

Couple this with the fact that there is more demand on tablets and smartphones to have all the function of a computer, and it’s easy to see how mobile printing apps can be a useful tool in the workplace.

Here’s IT Channel Expert’s collection of the top free printing apps for Android and iOS devices:

RICOH SMART DEVICE PRINT&SCAN

- Print documents (PDF, iWork, MS Office) shared between the application and your computer

- Print images and texts stored in Clipboard or from the cloud

- Print web pages displayed in RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan

- Print photos or documents opened from another application using [Open in…]

- Set Print settings such as staple

- Print securely using the user code authentication or Locked Print function

- Import the documents with Scanner

- Set Scan settings such as resolution and file type

- Save and send the scanned data

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

PRINTERON

- Print from your phone or tablet to any PrinterOn-enabled printer regardless of network or location

- Find the nearest print location using GPS or search by keyword

- Automatically discover available PrinterOn Enterprise printers and associated services

- Print Preview - View documents before printing

- Print Options - Choose the number of copies, pages, paper size, page orientation, double-sided printing, and colour options

- Print Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files as well as photos and web pages

- Print from cloud storage

- Secure release codes ensure only you see your documents

- Access over 10,000 public print locations worldwide

- The PrinterOn app can be accessed and used to print from other applications that provide access to documents using the "Open In..." feature

- Available on iOS

- Price: Free

HP IPRINT PHOTO 3.0

- Print PDF and text documents

- Scan photos and documents wirelessly from HP e-All-in-One printers

- Print email attachments (PDF and TEXT files) via Document Support feature

- File transfer from PC or Mac wirelessly or via USB cable

- Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

CANON EASY-PHOTOPRINT

- Select from a wide range of paper types and sizes

- Select multiple photos and print up to 20 copies at a time

- Supports both bordered and borderless photo printing

- Automatically finds printers on a wireless network when launching the Canon iEPP

- Start the device’s camera directly from Canon iEPP, then shoot and print photos instantly

- Scan with a compatible PIXMA multifunction printer and save the data as PDF or Jpeg

- Directly print PDF files stored in your device

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

OKI MOBILE PRINT

- Print PDFs, photos and web pages from your tablet or smartphone to OKI LED printers and multi-function devices

- Print on your wireless LAN and across subnets to your wired LAN environment

- Image adjustments feature enhances your images for print

- Print photos from the applications gallery and by selecting single files or multiple stored on your device

- Use the camera feature to take photos then apply tilt, lighting and shading adjustments while previewing to improve your printed output

- Available on Android

- Price: Free

EPSON IPRINT

- Print from anywhere in the world to email-enabled Epson printers using remote print functionality

- Print photos, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

- Print stored files, email attachments, and online files

- Capture a document with your device camera

- Use the built-in web browser to find the webpage you want to print

- Scan from your Epson all-in-one and share your file

- Copy documents and photos using your mobile device and a nearby Epson printer

- Transfer files between your device and an SD card or USB drive via an Epson printer

- Check your printer's status and ink levels

- Print within a complex network environment using manual IP printer setup

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

BROTHER IPRINT&SCAN

- Print photos directly from your device camera

- Print PDF files or Microsoft Office documents or Text files by starting the app from "Open in..."

- Print your documents and photos directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Evernote.

- Print what you copied to the clipboard

- Use iTunes File Sharing to send compatible files to iPrint&Scan for convenient printing at a later time

- Scan directly to your device

- Save scanned images to your photo album, iCloud or Facebook/Twitter/Flickr accounts or send them in an email (PDF, JPEG)

- Print scanned images saved to iCloud from this app

- Automatically search for supported devices on a local wireless network

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

FUJITSU PRINT AND SCAN

- Print contact list

- Print stored photos: 4-up printing and thumbnail image printing are also available

- A preview function allows viewing of images before printing

- Print photos captured by your iPhone/iPod touch camera

- Adjust selected paper size automatically

- Scan and store a document with JPEG or PDF file formats

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

KODAK PIC FLICK

- Preview and edit photos for printing or sharing

- Send photos over WiFi to any supported KODAK All-in-One Printer or Digital Frame that is connected to the same network as your device

- Compatible with all network connected KODAK All-in-One Printers except ESP7, ESP9 and KODAK VERITE models

- All network connected KODAK Pulse and Easyshare W820/W1020 Digital Frames are supported

- Available on Android and iOS

- Price: Free

EPRINT FREE

- For ink-jet printer use

- Print contacts, photos, notes, web pages and PDF files in your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

- Save linked PDF or image files

- Specify print pages

- Available on iOS

- Price: Free

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