Printer apps on GS3

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    I was wondering what printing apps people are using on the GS3.
    I have a network attached HP printer I was hoping to print too from my phone.
    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    Check to see if your printer supports the official HP app(s). If it does then you can just use that. It's what I used on my TF300 for printing (well the EPSON app), and it's great. If that doesn't work give Printer Share a try.
     
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    PrinterShare Mobile Print is by far the best printing app out there that I've come across. The full version is a little pricey ($12.95), but if you do a lot of printing, it could be worth it. I got the app a year or so ago when the Amazon Appstore had it has their free app of the day (it's definitely one of the best ones they've had). It's worked with every networked printer I've tried it with, even my parents' 15-year-old HP.

    I'm sure there are other, less expensive options out there, but I haven't tried any of them since I have PrinterShare for free. I'm sure some other members might be able to point some of those out. Also, I know that several printer companies have their own mobile printing apps that are supposed to work with their printers. Here's HP's printer app, which may or may not work with your printer.
     
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    I just tested with Printer Share and it finds my printer and tested fine as well. I will also check out HP's site to see if my printer is supported but I bet its not as its a few years old officejet.
    Thanks for the info.

     
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    Thanks I am going to check their list now.


     
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    I cannot use the hp app as it does not support my printer the old iprint app from hp used to work on my motorola droid it's no longer available. Ah well the HP current app only supports printers that are web enabled. The software does not even search the local network.
    Have to get printer share mobile it just works. Worth the money.
     
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    Isn't Printer Share pre-installed and Free??
     
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    If you still have your OG Droid you cold just copy the apk file and move it over.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Droid Forums
     
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    It wasn't pre-installed on my S3.
     
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    I use hp print purchased a all in one printer it's a wireless printer, e printer, and scanner from Wal-Mart for $50
     
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    I had thought of that but alas I had wiped it recently as my wife is going to use it. She is upgrading from and Envy Touch so the Droid 1 is a step up until she wants to get an S3 or something newer. So no apk available.

     
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    It was not on mine either.
    Verizon did see fit to add a tone of bloatware but alas none useful like a print app.
    I am really tempted lately to root and uninstall things like bookmarks in the stock browser that not only cant be deleted but also cannot be moved to the bottom of the list as well as some other crap they installed.

     
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    I have an HP Officejet 7210 great printer works well on the network and tons of features. I can't really justify tossing it out for a $50 printer just so I can use a free app.
    I wish I could but not right now.

     
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    There is an app called "Mobile Print" installed on the device by default. It's not in the app drawer, and it appears to only be available in certain places (like the stock gallery). It will also only work with Samsung printers. Rather worthless.
     
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