Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/165778/everything-you-need-to-know-about-printing-from-your-android-phone-or-tablet/
Modern smartphones and tablets can help you go without printers, but they can also help you print. You could even start print jobs from anywhere and pick up the document when you arrive at home or the office.
As good as this is, it's still fairly limited. For example, you can't print Gmail messages directly from the Gmail app- unless I'm missing something. I still rely on an app called "PrinterShare" which is flawless in printing SMS, call logs, contacts, Gmail, documents and pictures. Almost anything.
Have you tried StarPrint app? Great app with very similar features at reasonable price than the others. Especially the support team are responsive and helpful.
StarPrint on Google Play
Great article describing general printing background in Android.
While you strongly recommend Google Cloud Print as the best printing solution (...and maybe it could be), you also should advise about privacy concerns related to public cloud printing:
- How confident are you about your bank statements that you print at home are not 'inspected-analysed-processed' by Google when using Google Cloud Print?
- Would you print any private document on your local home printer knowing that all your private data is flowing through the internet and, maybe, captured by Google or others?
Definitively, for private use I prefer an Android printing solution that I can manage internally at my home network.
I found a way to get around this is to send document to google drive. Then, print from google drive.
Cambo, nearly all the "print from your mobile device" methods I've seen use a helper app that installs in the "share" menu. It's pretty much the only way to print from an Android or Apple device without modifying the OS - something you can't do at all on most devices without rooting and/or jailbreaking.
or the print app by eurosmartz, got this on the android great for printing
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