iOS has been crafted into the ultimate mobile work station, especially with the addition of the iWork mobile suite for the iPad. You can create and edit documents in Pages, make a slideshow for an important meeting in Keynote, and put together graphs and stats with Numbers. When you're finished, you can print everything out with AirPrint. Clearly, you don't need your Mac with you to get work done on the go.
But, not every printer is AirPrint-compatible, which is a serious bummer for the serious worker bee, or student who needs to quickly get their paper printed out before deadline. That's why we're going to help: whether your current set up supports AirPrint or not, we'll show you three ways to get those digital documents into tangible paper form one way or another. Read on to find out how.
Printopia is a Mac app that functions as a small System Preferences pane with some huge benefits. Once installed, Printopia will give you access to non-AirPrint printers directly from your iOS device, and includes a feature to print directly from your Dropbox folder on your Mac.
Printopia is a small System Preferences pane that, once installed, will give you access to non-AirPrint printers directly from your iOS device, but also includes a feature to print directly to your Dropbox folder on your Mac. With this feature, whenever you print, a PDF file will be immediately transfered to your Mac's Dropbox folder and opened.
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.