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Five of the best free Android apps for printing

Share and print pictures from your smartphone without a PC

Whether you've been taking plenty of digital snaps with the camera on your smartphone, or you're working on the go and have been sent an important PDF you need to print out, here's five free apps that'll let you print from your Android smartphone without the need to connect the device to your PC.

HP iPrint Photo

This app lets you print photos and PDF files stored on your phone as well as PDF attachments in your Gmail account from your handset to any HP printer, as long as your Android smartphone is also connected to the same WiFi network.

Canon Easy-PhotoPrint

The Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app not only lets you print photos stored on your Android smartphone, it also lets you scan documents from compatible Pixma multifunction printer and save them to your handset via a Wi-Fi network.

Epson iPrint

With this app you can print photos and web pages to an Epson all-in-one printer on your local Wi-Fi network. You can also scan images and documents to be saved on your handset, access and print files from online storage services including Box.net, Dropbox and Evernote and even configure your printer's settings remotely.

Brother iPrint&Scan

Brother printer owners don't need to despair. You too can print from and scan to your Android device with the help of this app and a local wireless network.

Kodak Pic Flick

Not to be left out, Kodak has also developed an app for its printers and digital photo frames so smartphone owners can print or share digital snaps direct from their smartphone.

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