How to print any document from your Kindle Fire

Currently, there is not a good selection of applications to print documents from your kindle fire.  But, with a little bit of work, you can print documents from your Kindle Fire or any device for free using the following method.


  1. A mac computer that is connected to a printer.
  2. A Kindle Fire. Note: this will also work with any device as long as you can add the document to SugarSync – any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Step 1:
Open a SugarSync account. If you already have one, proceed to the next step.  Note: if you prefer, you can use the same instructions but substitute Dropbox as long as you have it sideloaded on your Kindle – Sugarsync is being used here because it is supported and can be downloaded from the Amazon App Store on the Kindle Fire.

Step 2:
Download the SugarSync app from the Amazon App Store on to your Kindle Fire.

Step 3: 
Download SugarSync for your mac. Now, find the “Magic Briefcase” folder – it should be in your documents folder.  Open the Magic Briefcase and create a folder in it named “Print.”

Step 4:
On your mac launch the application “Automator.”  When it opens and asks for the type of workflow, choose “Folder Action” and then choose the folder you created in step 2, “Print,” under the “Folder Action receives files and folders added to” menu.

Step 5:
Using the search function in Automator, type in “print” and drag “Print Finder Items” to the right into the workflow list.

Step 6:
Using the search function of Automator, type in “delete” and drag “Move Finder Items to Trash” into the workflow beneath “Print Finder Items” so that it looks like this.

Step 7:
Save your workflow, exit Automator, and you should be done!

Now any document you put in the “Print” folder of your magic briefcase will print automatically as long as your mac is turned on and connected to the internet. You can put documents into your “Print” folder from your Kindle Fire or any android device. It will then move the document to the trash (if you would like the documents moved to a printed or completed folder you can do that by creating another folder and replacing step 6 with “Move finder items” to your designated folder instead of the trash.