‘Printopia’ & ‘FingerPrint’ Allows AirPrint Features To Shared Printers From iOS 4.2 devices


by casey on November 18, 2010

Last week, Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.5 with a shocking news that it will not support AirPrint functionality. AirPrint is a wireless printing feature in iOS 4.2 from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to print documents to shared printers on Macs and PCs. We came to know that AirPrint in iOS 4.2 will only work for ePrint enabled printers (HP ePrint printers mostly) that you most probably do not own.

Several hacks emerged to enable support for shared printers to adopt AirPrint feature. Two more software are now allowing you to enable this feature on Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard once iOS 4.2 finally debuts without the need to modify system files

Printopia from Ecamm Network adds options in System Preferences that allows you to select local and networked printers that should be shared to iOS 4.2 devices on the local network. Users can enjoy print commands from iOS 4.2 devices to their Macs. Printopia is available at $9.95.

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FingerPrint from Collobos Software also allows sharing of printers for AirPrint functionality FingerPrint is priced at $7.99 with a 7-day free trial.

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