With iPhone and iPads being used with increasing frequency to capture precious moments in people's lives, more and more users are looking for ways to print these photos with ease so they may have the old school way of going down memory lane. Free Prints is a fantastic app that provides a printing services for iOS users.
There are more and more apps hitting the App Store that offer the same service, but what sets Free Prints apart is that it is a completely free app, which also doesn't charge users for printing out photos up to a certain point.
I thought this was absolutely intriguing so I decided to take a closer look at how this app works. Here's what I found.
Free Prints takes up a minimal 11.9 MB of space on your iOS device, and its lightweight nature can be seen in the ultra fast response rate of this app. The user interface is also highly intuitive, so if one is familiar with using the iOS camera functions and the Photos app, then using Free Prints should require no prior familiarity.
First, users must select the photos they wish to print. The great thing about this app is that photos can not only be picked out from the camera roll, but users can also import photos from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Picasa. Images will be imported and appear in thumbnail form, and users can choose the photos by simply tapping on them so a check mark appears.
Easily select photos to print from your Camera Roll
What's The Catch?
I kept waiting to find out if the photos were truly going to be free, because how else would the developers make any profit out of this app? It turns out that all you have to pay is the price of shipping and handling and the photos will be delivered to your door in just days.
All the photos ordered for free will be in 4x6, printed on a choice of deluxe glossy or premium matte paper. There is a cap of 85 photos per month and a thousand per year. Users are also only allowed to order a single print per photograph, so you won't be able to, say, order 85 identical photo prints to create Christmas cards. Users can crop the photos after importing them so the size is suitable.
I'm still stumped by the fact that this app doesn't require users to make subscriptions or sign up for anything. What's more is that shipping and handling prices start at $1.99 and will never go beyond $9.99, even if your order is humongous!
Lets users order up to 85 free prints per month or a thousand free prints per year
Printouts are professional quality and made on deluxe glossy or premium matte photo paper
Users can import photos from the Camera Roll or from a variety of social networks and cloud storage websites
Shipping and handling charges always range between $1.99 and $9.99 regardless of the size of the order, with an expedited shipping option available for just an extra dollar.
There is nothing negative to say about this app
Adjust the size to your preferences
I simply cannot find any fault in Free Prints, which truly lives up to its name. If you are an avid photographer and often use your iPhone or iPad for taking pictures, then you should definitely download this app!
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.