Let's Print Droid

Let's Print Droid

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Let’s Print Droid (LPD) is Cloud-free printing software for Android phones and Tablets.

Ink Jet and USB printer users please read the app's Ink Jet help file. You may need to use Google Cloud Print. This app is not perfect for novice users.

If you have a business grade laser or print server (CUPS,LPR,SAMBA, etc) , the app will talk directly to them without any off-site conversion. No print data leaves your local network unless you choose the GCP (Google Cloud Print) option. (This app is not NSA approved ;-)

- Works on devices using Android 2.3 or greater.
- Designed to print to wifi connected laser printers.
- connects to CUPS on Linux (Raspberry Pi up to the largest servers), Unix or Macintosh.
- ideal for connecting to print servers as it understands most protocols: Line Printer Daemon, IPP/CUPS, Server Message Block/CIFS, HTTP, JetDirect/RAW, etc.
- Files, pictures or GMails on your device can be printed directly from the file/picture/GMail browser.
- use the Share or Send function of another Android app to print.
-LPD supports Google Cloud Print. Just choose Cloud Print from the Protocol option list in the Add Printer dialog box.
- LPD can print PDFs, Jpeg, PNG, GIF images, Text Documents, GMails and static web pages.
- LPD includes generic PCL,POSTSCRIPT, PDF & Airprint Universal Raster drivers if your printer does not understand Raw image files.
- It allows visiting Android users to print with minimal configuration by the user. Load the app, scan a QR code; the document prints.
- LPD can also perform simple File Transfers using FTP(S), HTTP(S) or SMB/CIFS. Transfers are performed similarly to printing and appear as options in the Protocol pull-down in Add Printer screen.
- It enables secure corporate “cloud printing” when teamed with server software such as Enterprise Output Manager by Unisys, Microsoft Server or Linux/Unix.
- A detailed free-ware work around for all types of printers (including USB connected) is provided in the help files.
- Proxy Print Server mode (under the Browser Mode menu item) lets you print photos from your iPad/iPhone or other device.
- Download the companion app "Let's Print PDF" to render PDFs on your android device or choose off-device rendering if you have a CUPS server. See the Help Files.
- Bonjour (AirPrint) / Avahi Printer Discovery using multicast DNS. Hit menu->New Printer and choose Scan option.
- New Companion app (kitkat version and up): Let's Print Framework integrates this app into the KitKat Print Framework and enables printing from Chrome, Gmail , etc without using the cloud.
- Compatible with most AirPrint capable printers.

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Comments and ratings for Let's Print Droid
  • (59 stars)

    by Dave Coons on 16/06/2014

    Allowed me to print from my Galaxy S5 to my old HP Photosmart hooked up to a Raspberry Pi print server running CUPS!

  • (59 stars)

    by John Macdonald on 09/06/2014

    Maybe I am used to iOS 5 and before, but this is a printing app that works! Easy to setup and print. Even to an HP5 through an old Netgear printserver. Was looking at a Raspberry Pi with cups, but... Thankyou!!

  • (59 stars)

    by Tinashe Zakaria on 07/06/2014

    great app. thanks to developers for their excellent work. works as required.

  • (59 stars)

    by Muhammed Chang on 07/06/2014

    I have a cups print server and this works fine with it.

  • (59 stars)

    by Alfred Scamman on 07/06/2014

    This is still as far as I know the only generic home printing app that doesn't require some cloud service, just sends postscript directly to your network shared print queue. It is inherently limited to the printer's default settings, but barring a full CUPS install, this is about as good as you can get for mobile printing over the LAN. Note: it doesn't work well with WiFi printers that don't inter

  • (59 stars)

    by Andrew K on 24/05/2014

    Prints to my clp320 laser but prints all the pages no option to print just one page.

  • (59 stars)

    by sbcontt on 13/05/2014

    No support for GDI. Printer makes a sound but does not belch any page. My printer works fine in CUPS. I am using p910nd, using JetDirect, port 9100, model Phaser 3117.