For all of how Apple seems to understand the user’s needs, the company still makes it a pain to print from iPhone or iPad to a printer connected to your Mac (I’m not forking over $100 for yet another printer, just to print from my phone). Enter Printopia.
Print From iPhone or iPad To Mac Printer
That’s not all that Printopia does, but it’s numero uno on the list. If your Mac has a printer, it’s likely that your iDevice can print right to it on the first try.
Setup is easy. Download, install, click the On button, select the devices or services you need? Devices? As in printers. Services? Yeah, Printopia also sends iDevice documents to Evernote, Dropbox, and direct to the Mac for safekeeping.
If your Mac and iDevice are on the same wireless network, Printopia just works. You can even password protect your printing from others. Save trees by printing to your Mac instead of the printer. Think of it as virtual printing.
Printopia is the kind of Mac app you’ll love. It’s try-before-you-buy so you get to experience what it does. You’re not charged for how many iDevices need to print. There’s nothing to install on your iPhone or iPad, either. If the app prints, it will find the printers connected to your Mac.
Here’s something worth a few bucks. It works with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion (even older PowerPC Macs). It’s like some crazy developer out there paid attention to what Mac users like.