Use AirPrint With Any Printer With FingerPrint

Use AirPrint With Any Printer With FingerPrint

Last week’s great disappointment was the discovery that Apple had mostly pulled AirPrint support from OS X 10.6.5, which would allow you to print documents directly from iOS to almost any shared network printer. Native AirPrint support was trimmed only to a small number of AirPrint-compatible HP printers, and while hacks exist to get AirPrint support back via the command line, they’re a little beyond the capability of most users.

Enter FingerPrint, a new application from Collobos Software that enables AirPrint printing over Bonjour for many of the omitted printers. It accomplishes its neat trick by fooling Bonjour into broadcasting your normal printer in such a way that iOS 4.2 can see it.

Pretty neat, and the price is reasonable at $7.99. Just to make sure the software works for you, though, Collobos has thoughtfully provided a free 7 day trial. Give it a download and see if it works for you: it did for us.

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  • Joe Jaiyen

    I bought FingerPrint and installed it on my Windows 7 desktop, it works until my desktop motherboard fried. I tried to install it on my laptop but it won’t allow me to register with the same key code. Email to their support and it took them awhile to response with an instruction to copy and paste the key which I’ve done that before I even email them. I replied back right away and no response so far. NO! I would not recommend it to anyone. Stay away from this company.

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