Let's Print Droid

Let's Print Droid


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Let’s Print Droid (LPD) is a Cloud-free printing service 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.
- implements the KitKat Print Service; use the Print option on Gmail, Chrome, Gallery, etc.
- 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.
- Compatible with most AirPrint capable printers.

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Recently changed in this version

ver 1.48 - Better KitKat Print Service integration. You can now add printers and change settings from the Android system Print settings. +Bug-fixes.

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

    by Nut Head on 01/03/2015

    Running Lollipop 5.0.2 on a Nexus 7 2013. Tried auto setup but failed due to not having a raw print driver so set it up manually and it worked a treat. Only printed simple text files so far so need to try something harder. Tried a jpg file but no joy. Text and PDF are fine. Also installed Lets Print PDF.

  • (61 stars)

    by Andy Draghi on 23/02/2015

    Really happy :-)

  • (61 stars)

    by Dragos Stefanescu-Goanga on 20/02/2015

    But it's ugly as a donkey.

  • (61 stars)

    by Brad Brown on 18/02/2015

    Would give this app higher if you could actually see the pic that you were printing in the icon

  • (61 stars)

    by Micheal Baker on 18/02/2015

    Does what it was suppose to do... Needed to print a pdf from my phone quick and this worked like a charm in conjunction with let's print PDF

  • (61 stars)

    by Jerry Lindeen on 14/02/2015

    When I retired I kept my Brother Color Laser printer thinking that it would provide many years of quality service. I was able to print off my Android phone just fine. Then things changed in the Android world and I found it very difficult to find any app that would print to a Brother laser printer. So far this has fixed the problem. THANK YOU!

  • (61 stars)

    by Paul Driver on 13/02/2015

    No need to send more data to the internet. Locally processes and prints your files from your Android device to a networked printer. Excellent laser printer support, sadly, inkjet printer support is extremely limited.

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