handyPrint: Print from an iPad without AirPrint Printer

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pple’s AirPrint technology makes it very convenient to print directly from an iOS device, without any hassle of configuration or driver installation. However, if your printer is not AirPrint-enabled, you can still use your existing printer to print from iPad or iPhone by taking advantage of a number of 3rd party softwares available for this purpose.

HandyPrint is one such application for Mac OSX that enables you to use non-AirPrint compatible printer from iPod/iPhone/iPad, running iOS 4.2 or above, via Mac.

Install HandyPrint on Mac and ensure that the Mac and iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network. Any printer connected to the Mac will now be accessible from your iDevice! There is no need to install any extra app on your iPod/iPhone/iPad; however, the Mac must remain turned on for the attached printer to be available to the iOS device.

HandyPrint is donationware and is available for free trial download.

 

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Mariam Yusuf

Mariam Yusuf - An avid technology enthusiast who had been on a long voyage of discovering, deciphering and discarding technologies as they appear, mature and go into oblivion. Played with the internet in it's heydays (early 90's), chanted Java's mantra of WORA in the mid 90's, toyed with AI, fuzzy logic, image processing, sensor networks and web technologies; taught for some time and now writes about technology. She can be reached on Google+

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1 Response

  1. Lee says:

    hi mariam
    currently looking for solutions to print from my iphone to a non airprint printer
    i either want to use handyprint or an app called print n share? have you heard of the latter?