From Ecamm Network:
Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Printopia will also adds virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac as PDF files. Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers. Ecamm puts ease of use first. Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. Printopia adds a "Send To Mac" printer to your network. This virtual printing option will save a PDF or JPG file directly to your Mac. No need to waste paper next time you need to print a confirmation page. Dropbox.com users can print PDF and JPG files directly to the Mac's Dropbox folder. Dropbox will take care of syncing your printouts for access anywhere you go. Beware of printing solutions that re-configure your Mac's printing system. Printopia runs independently from printer sharing, and and does not modify your Mac or iOS operating system in any way.
Easy Install Instantly works quickly finds anything you want to print to can print to specific software on your mac (i.e. adobe reader) found every printer on my mac in a flash lightning fast routing and printing dropbox function is awesome Price is fair and reasonable
Can't think of any (see minor annoyance below)
The interface for the free trial is a little tricky and I ended up just buying this outright because the reviews were so good. This is no complaint about the software at all- It just annoys me when designers make it more difficult to do the trial and easier to send you straight to buy. Aside from this minor peeve on principle- this thing is worth the $$ and I have no regrets. It worked so fast and easy I didn't realize it was set up and ready to fly already. If you want the ease of printing from your iphone or ipad to your printer or mac, this app rocks.
Updated on Feb 12, 2012
It does bum me out to see from other reviews that customer support is non-existant if you need it. Not fun to feel like you just need to cross your fingers
a bit pricey...may be worth the convenience though
Couldn't have been easier....and the app works flawlessly from iPhone and iPad through my iMac. Highly recommend to those that need iOS printing. Just don't understand why Apple doesn't provide this....love Apple, but pretty weak...
System Preferences control is very straightforward.
You can try before you buy.
Bonjour doesn't work with some complex network configurations, but these are unlikely in consumer situations.
Would be nice if there were a Windows version for those Mac-less networks.
I already knew from other people that this product worked well, so I skipped the demo and gave them my money. The software comes as a zip file that includes documentation which is more than sufficient plus an installer app. Run the app and it installs a Printopia System Preferences panel neat-as-you-please.
The Printopia panel is very straightforward, giving you the ability to allow or deny any of the printers the Mac knows about, a couple of more esoteric options that almost no one will care about, and a really big on/off switch. After installation it was already configured to support all of my printers and the iPad app printed perfectly on the first try. In the Apple tradition It Just Worked.
I know a bit about what Printopia is doing behind the scenes, and as a result I think the product is a little bit pricey for what they needed to do to make it work, but it's hard to argue too much with $20 for a beautifully polished solution versus either the free-but-annoying hacker solution or the ridiculous official Apple policy of going out and buying new printers. Apple should be ashamed for not doing this themselves. Until they do, I highly recommend Printopia.
I know this was a very very very long time ago, but it did the same thing to me. Now I can't print. Customer support never wrote me back and I don't see any help line. Sucks. It worked right away but it disconnected me from my bluetooth connection from my computer to my printer. I keep trying but can't get it back.
Do not bother purchasing an HP Printer just to use it for printing with your I-Pad 2. This little application ($20) will work with almost any printer and is as simple as 123 to set up. You cannot go wrong here. One week free trial.
I almost purchased an HP Printer which are the only ones that will work with your I-Pad-supposedly. This little application lets you use your I-Pad on almost any printer and you want have to disturb your current printer settings. Five Stars on this baby. I use it with a Canon Pixma MP560. It will print pictures, any page off the net, about anything on your I-Pad in beautiful color or black and white. No wires, No nothing except download, install and you are good to go in less than 5 minutes.