Let's Print Droid

Let's Print Droid

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Let’s Print Droid (LPD) is print enabling 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.

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Recently changed in this version

ver 1.40 - Bugfixes.
ver 1.39 - Bugfixes. Fill Page scaling option.
ver 1.38 - KITKAT ready version, supporting the new Android print framework ; See new plugin app "Let's Print Framework". also many bug fixes

Ver 1.37 - Bug Fixes. Import a list of CUPS printers. New FAQ help file.
Ver 1.35 - Bug fixes. Better Airprint support with Universal Raster (URF) driver
Ver 1.29 - Bonjour / Avahi Printer Discovery using multicast DNS. Hit menu->New Printer and choose Scan option. +Bug fixes.

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

    by Garry Schindler on 09/04/2014

    Limited drivers... but enough to work.

  • (58 stars)

    by Panayoti Stavrinos on 07/04/2014

    I'm using Google Cloud Printing, which works perfectly through other apps. I installed this, pdf droid printer and the framework app and can't seem to print a pdf. I will keep this app for more 1 day in the hopes that I will get a response from the owner

  • (58 stars)

    by Jessica Trantham on 28/03/2014

    Scan a QR code to print ONCE works great. Instructions say go to "Add printer" in the menu. The menu has "New printer" instead, and no way to use the QR code to save the printer to use again. Makes no sense to have all the settings in the code and have to

  • (58 stars)

    by Bill Prendergast on 26/03/2014

    Works as it says on the box. Combined with the Lets Print Framework it's easier to print to my cups print server from my tablet and phone than it is from my Windows desktop

  • (58 stars)

    by Tony Pott on 25/03/2014

    Not sure how often I need to print, but I'm chuffed that I can.

  • (58 stars)

    by Julia Geyer on 17/03/2014

  • (58 stars)

    by Sagar Mody on 12/03/2014

    Easy to set up and works like a charm with universities or companies using Windows Networked printers. Literally took me 2 minutes to get it working from my Nexus 7 and i was all set and printing.