Tuesday, October 2, 2012

IOS Printing

If you are like my household and have invested in tonnes of technology over the years you don't like to keep replacing it every time a new idea comes out. We are quite heavily invested in Apple and have an iMac, Macbook Pro, 2 x iPads, 2 x iPhones, 2 x Apple Tv's, so you want them to all work seamlessly. When it came to printing from my iPhone all roads led to an AirPrint solutions which would require me replacing my 5 year old Canon Pixma iP6600D. This printer has served me well over the years and is hooked up to my iMac.

A bit of searching around and testing and the solution is an application from Netputing called HandyPrint. You download it and use it for 14 days before it requires an activation key which can be obtained by donating via PayPal.

Once installed it appears in System Preferences under "Other" and automatically picks up the printer attached to the iMac. Now I can print from any IOS device in the house directly to the printer.

- Paul Steynberg