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If you were among the many disappointed to find that Apple left out AirPrint support for existing printers when iOS 4.2 was released, you’ve probably discovered Ecamm’s Printopia. If so, check for updates, because the company just released version 2.0 which brings a long list of cool new features.
Ecamm Network LLC pushed out a 2.0 update to their Printopia system preferences pane on Thursday night, which allows iOS users to AirPrint to their existing printers through a Mac on the same network. The new version adds a long list of welcome features, including virtual printing to any Mac application as well as PDF Workflows and more.
Among the tricks introduced with Printopia 2.0 are the ability to configure an unlimited number of “Save to Mac” virtual printers, with each of them going to a different folder. This feature is perfect for anyone who frequently “prints” files from iOS but wants them to be better organized on their Mac.
Virtual printers in Printopia can also now be configured to send files directly to any Mac application, including popular choices such as Evernote. PDF Workflows can now be configured as virtual printers as well. For users in a shared environment, Printopia 2.0 now offers password security for any real or virtual printer.
The update also adds the ability to configure all printer settings, including paper size, paper tray and color settings as well as changing the names of virtual printers, compatibility fixes with certain printers and the usual plethora of other minor fixes and enhancements.
Best of all, Printopia 2.0 is a free update for existing users -- simply open System Preferences, select Printopia, click “Check for Update” and then enter the email address attached to your registration to get it. For everyone else, a free demo can be downloaded from Ecamm’s website, and you can get on the future free update bandwagon by parting with only $19.95 to buy this versatile application today.
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