FreePrints Windows Phone app removed from store and will shut down March 1

The FreePrints Windows Phone app, which allowed users to order and ship prints of images from their phone and other online sources, is no longer available to download from the Windows Phone Store. The app will shut down for anyone that still has it installed on their device on March 1.

We've received a number of tips about this development, as the company behind the app, Photo Affections, sent out emails to customers today informing them of this change. Here's their statement, which confirms that the Windows desktop app will also be discontinued:

"Dear FreePrints Customer,""We regret to inform you that FreePrints for Windows Phone and Windows desktop will be discontinued on March 1st. As of this date, you will no longer be able to order prints using the apps for either Windows Phone or Windows desktop.""You can still continue using FreePrints online at Additionally, FreePrints mobile apps for iOS and Android will continue to be available.""To learn more about FreePrints online, FreePrints for iOS and FreePrints for Android, please visit"

This is just the latest popular Windows Phone app to receive its shutdown orders. The Chase Mobile banking app has already been removed from the store and existing copies will stop working in March. The Bank of America app will also end in March.

Folks who are looking for photo printing alternatives for Windows Phone can check out Printicular if they live near a Walgreens store, or SnapCam, which is a Windows Phone exclusive.

Thanks to everyone for the tips!

John Callaham