By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com
If you want to get prints of your photos and you don’t want them mailed home when you’re on the road, Walgreens has your answer. It’s an App called Printicular and it allows you to select photos from your phone, OR from Google+, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Photos, or Flickr. It’s the only app I’ve found that allows you to select from Google Photos. To me that means I can select any picture from my entire lifetime, because they are all in my Google Photos account!
You can order different sizes at very reasonable prices:
- 4×6 Prints – 0.29
- 5×7 Prints – 2.49
- 8×10 Prints – 3.99
Before you select the pictures, you can choose to pick them up at the nearest Walgreens. A map with all the nearby Walgreens will display, allowing you to pick the one you want. You will get an email notice when they are ready – usually about an hour. I ordered on a Friday night and didn’t get an email till Saturday morning, but that seemed appropriate. I ordered 7 prints, picked them up the next day for $2.03.
One thing you can’t do, directly from the app, is to order gifts like mousepads or coffee mugs. I noticed that Walgreens advertises the ability to make these, but I’m sure they can’t be done in an hour!
- App: Printicular, by MEA Mobile for Walgreens
- Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
- Cost: Free
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983 and owned a Computer Training Center called Computer Savvy from 1983-1996. She has been a Fulltime RVer, popular seminar presenter at RV Rallies, and regular contributor to RVTravel, for many years.