Monday, November 14, 2011

Printing and iOS 5

If you have upgraded to iOS 5 - our printer solution in a past post will no longer work.

First off - a note that a few printing manufacturers are putting out apps intended to allow iPads to print to their printers. So if you are buying new - check it out!

For those in other spots, there is a solution for iOS 5, but it is not free.

A company called Collobos software puts out the “FingerPrint” product. This software will run under Windows XP, Vista, 7, or Mac OS X 10.5 – 10.7.

There is a one week trial version that can be downloaded from the site:

It is a very easy installation, the main FingerPrint window shows a list of all shared printers. You can check or uncheck from the list.

Nothing needs to be installed on the iPad.

If you like the software, it’ll cost you $9.99 for the non-time-limited solution.

Caveat: The computer with the attached printer must be on the same subnet as the IOS device. For most home users that will not be a problem – it’s more of an issue in a corporate setting.

There is also an app iTunes Link fairly affordable at just under $9, but reviews are only at 3.5 stars.


Anonymous said...

the app you are talking about is Printcentral
i use this and personally have no issues with it so would definitely recommend ;)

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