handyPrint™ v3.1 is a 64bit (core 2 duo or better) Mac OSX application that allow you to print from your iPods, iPads and iPhones on legacy printers that do not support the AirPrint protocol. handyPrint™ is the new name for our application that used to be called “AirPrint Activator”. We have decided to rename the application to avoid using the Apple trademark ‘AirPrint™’. With the 3.1.1 release, we simply renamed the application handyPrint™.This version is compatible with iOS4.3, iOS5 & iOS6 and will run on OSX Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). It is a complete re-write of the previous version 2.Where is “AirPrint Activator”? Do I need a new license?Don’t worry, handyPrint™ is the same application with a new name and a new icon. Your current license of “AirPrint Activator” will work just as well in handyPrint™.How do I update? Do I need to uninstall the previous “AirPrint Activator”?Simply download handyPrintInstaller and click “Update”.
It will take care of cleaning up all the previous files. You won’t even need to enter your license again.V3.1 of handyPrint™ run on your Mac to share local and network attached printers to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or newer. handyPrint™ make all locally shared printers available via AirPrint. If it is shared by your Mac it will be advertised.There are other solutions out there but they either cost a lot of $$$. AirPrint Activator only requires you to make a small donation.Remember, only donate if the application is working for you during the trial period. There is no point in donating if the application is not working satisfactorily.If you have donated for AirPrint Activatore v2 during the last two years you will be able to recover you license at the following location: License RecoveryhandyPrint™ is also the easiest thing use! Simply download it, install it and turn AirPrint on. No need to install the application and manually select printers like other solutions.
Simply run and forget!There is even a built in “Assistant” to help you resolve common printer issues:A new feature of handyPrint™ v3.1 is the new Menuba integration:It will give you visual feedback on which printers are advertised for AirPrint. It will also provide you with a quick option to open the application Preference Pane.If you decide that you no longer want to view the icon in the Menubar simple deselect the option from the Preference pane:– OSX 10.6.8 or newer– 64bit intel processor (core duo not supported)– Bonjour capable WiFi router (most are)After the installation is completed you may (or may not) get a screen like the following when turning AirPrint ON:This is an annoying but expected OSX behaviour. OSX is telling you that the handyPrintDaemon helper application that was downloaded via a browser (Safari in this example) is starting in the background. This should only happen once.Listen to this short video howto to learn how to install handyPrint™ v3.1:
Listen to this short video to learn how to obtain and install a license:You can report issues with handyPrint™ in this forum.USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT IS PROVIDED FOR THIS PRODUCT. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL BERNARD MALTAIS, OR HIS HEIRS, OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.handyPrint™ is a trademark of Netputing Systems inc.Don't have an AirPrint printer?
Then you'll need a little help printing from your iDevice. AirPrint Activator is a free Mac app that provides just that aid.AirPrint Activator is a free download, although the developer politely asks for a small donation, making it a much more inexpensive option than the $20It looks very similar to Printopia, with an on/off switch on the left and a pane on the right showing the available printers. And like Printopia, it does not require you to install an iOS app. You just need to be running iOS 4.2 or later. Unlike Printopia, however, it does not feature virtual printing to your Mac.As long as everything is connected to the same network, AirPrint Activator should find your printer automatically, whether a printer is connected via USB to your Mac or via a wired or wireless connection to your Wi-Fi router. Unless you have a Mac Mini and always leave it running, one drawback is that your Mac needs to be running and connected to your printer in order to print from and iDevice using Printopia.