handyPrint for Mac

handyPrint for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 61 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    207,853
  • Date Added:
    November 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    903.12KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    450
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Airprint Activator, now known as handyPrint, is an app that lets you put Airprint support on older printing devices that do not natively support this protocol. Designed to run on iOS and Mac OS X, handyPrint may be a great solution for those who either have older printers, or find that Airprint support has been lost during an OS upgrade. We couldn't find handyPrint on the App Store, but there are several sites, including the publisher's (netputing.com), that offer downloads.

handyPrint installs on your favorite iDevice easily enough. It integrates with the menu bar, adding a new "Open handyPrint" option that pops up a dialog allowing you to control Airprint access through handyPrint or not. It also shows local printers that are discovered on the network, allowing you to support them through Airprint (even if they do not have native Airprint support). For handyPrint to work with a shared networked printer, the printer has to be accessible by a Mac OS or iOS device that is on and can see the printer, acting as a hub for Airprint capabilities. Turn that device off, and Airprint capabilities to that printer is lost (unless you have other devices that have it enabled).

handyPrint is very easy to use. We added several older Canon and HP printers to our iMac hub device and could then use handyPrint to access them from any iOS or MacOS device that was sharing that iMac. In use, handyPrint is transparent and most users won't worry about Airprint support at all. For those with older printers, handyPrint is a really useful app.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "click click and it worked! perfect solution!!"

    August 15, 2014   |   By EddieTheWire

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    works great, installs effortlessly - now all IOS devices can print to my wireless Brother MFC printer.

    Cons

    none noted

    Summary

    now everyone can print directly, not just desktop devices.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works well"

    June 27, 2014   |   By lizst7b

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    Can use with both my iPad & iPod Touch with no problem

    Cons

    Have not got any

    Summary

    Good option for those without Air or ePrinters

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  • 2 stars

    "Not happy ----->>>>>> SCAMMER"

    December 26, 2013   |   By airushoz

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    Very small app Works

    Cons

    First donation is soon followed by the request for an extra fee +$20. All up about $25 for this very small app. Not Happy

    Summary

    Scammer

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  • 5 stars

    "Works, and works well."

    June 10, 2013   |   By m4ch4x0r

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    Allows you to print from iDevices (and any other device that supports ZeroConf printing), accurate color and greyscale.

    Cons

    Not built into Bonjour at the OS or add-on level already, requires that you leave your computer on and not sleeping.

    Summary

    I originally tried this out under it's original name. With a little tweaking, it worked beautifully. Then OS X 10.7 came along and that version didn't work anymore.

    Fast-forward to HandyPrint 3.1 (which is when I found it again), and it installed and worked without any configuration immediately. I also like the "pay what it's worth" model, because it's worth every penny I paid for it.

    Just like I said, this functionality should be built into MacOS X and Bonjour for Windows.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good and useful app"

    January 03, 2013   |   By vries43

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    works very fast

    Cons

    At least one computer in the network has to be running. It would be good if the app could be run from a NAS

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent flexible product"

    November 27, 2012   |   By andymacf

    Version: handyPrint 3.1.2

    Pros

    Easy to use, hides away in the background

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.1.2

    - Improved Assistant
    - Restart Daemon after wakeup from sleep
    - New option to hide computer name from printer advertisements
    - Other minor bug fixes
    General
    Publisher Netputing
    Publisher web site http://netputing.com/
    Release Date November 18, 2012
    Date Added November 18, 2012
    Version 3.1.2
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Tweaks Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 903.12KB
    File Name handyPrintInstaller v3.1.2.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 207,853
    Downloads Last Week 450
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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