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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by markw10, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. markw10

    markw10 Newbie
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    I just got a new Android tablet for the holidays. I'm beginning to set it up and install apps. I'm looking for a good app for printing. I have a Brother printer. It doesn't have it's own WiFi but it's connected via both Ethernet and USB to the home wired/wireless network. Are there any good apps that I can install on my Nexus 7 so that I can begin using it to print? I'd like to be able to print things such as websites I'm visiting, emails, pdf's, documents on QuickOffice, etc.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    If it's connected to the home PC and that's always on, there's always Google Cloud Print.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

  4. SkyJackpot

    SkyJackpot Android Enthusiast

    An application called "PrinterShare Mobile Print" allows you to print to nearby shared windows computers on SMB or USB. The free version allows you to print a test page. Check it out in the Google Play Store.
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I use Brother printers exclusively due to their Linux support - 3 in total. Two of them are accessible through an always-on PC, and one has built-in cloud print support. If you have an always-on PC already connected to your printer(s), I would recommend going this route, and downloading the Google Cloud Print app from the Play Store, unless your tablet has Android 4.4, in which case printing is already baked in.

    If you don't have an always-on PC, or want to be able to scan as well (if you have a multi-function printer), I would recommend downloading Brother's iPrint&Scan app from the Play Store.
  6. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Works well and is updated frequently to include additional printers or fix bugs that are reported.

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