ActivePrint (Print or Share Photos, Documents, and More) for iOS

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Editors' Review Staff Feb 10, 2014

ActivePrint facilitates printing directly from your iPhone or iPad, and it lets you share documents and photos with many other devices. With a highly intuitive interface, this app is accessible to users of all experience levels, and it creates connections between your mobile devices and your PC to greatly ease the printing and sharing process.

When you first open ActivePrint, you'll view a few short tutorial pages explaining the basic features of the app and how to access them. You'll then have to sign in or set up a free account by entering your username, password and e-mail address. To print from your phone or tablet, you'll have to install a partner app for whatever computer you have hooked up to a printer. This partner app is free, and there are versions for both Macs and PCs. To select the files you want to print, you can go into ActivePrint and search for the document, or you can choose to open with ActivePrint, directly from the document or photo you want to print.

The ActivePrint apps for the iPhone, iPad, and PC give you access to a free seven-day trial. If you want to continue to use the service, you'll have to purchase either a basic one-year subscription for $3.99 or a pro one-year subscription for $9.99. The basic subscription lets you print from multiple locations on your phone, and the pro subscription adds a few more handy features like the ability to share files and adjust your queue of documents to print. This app is very convenient, and it works well, making it at least worth a try for the initial free period.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.6.1

11.6.0***THIS NEW VERSION REQUIRES A NEW PC APP IF YOU'RE PRINTING THROUGH A PC***- New backend service running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for faster performance and more reliability.- Added a News section so you can easily keep up to date with the latest news about ActivePrint.- Other minor improvements.11.5.1- Fixed a crash that would occur if no contacts were selected, and "done" was tapped.- Added sample documents to demonstrate Pro features while in lite mode.- Fixed some HTML formatting.- Other minor improvements.11.5.0- Updated Contacts printing to use the the new iOS 9 Contacts API.- Added a simpler Clipboard printing system, and added the ability to print URLs that are copied to the Clipboard.- Added a Print Preview screen for printing documents.- Added a 1200 dpi option for printing photos (for 64 Bit iOS devices only).- Reduced the program memory used on older devices running iOS 9 to improve performance.- Other minor improvements11.4.0- Added support for printing multiple photos from your photo album!- Create a grid of the photos of any number of columns and rows that you want- Change print quality as well from 150 dpi to 600 dpi- Other minor improvements11.3.7- Updated the sign in for Google Cloud Printing- Performance improvements- Minor updates and fixes11.3.6- Minor updates and fixes11.3.5- Fixed an issue that caused some localization to fail11.3.4- Fixed an issue that was preventing some iWork documents from being printed (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)- Fixed a minor issue with Digits Authentication- Minor updates11.3.3- Fixed an issue that was causing some Google Cloud Print jobs to fail- Minor updates and improvements11.3.2- Added full UI localization for French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi.- Fully updated for iOS 9- Minor UI fixes and updates11.3.1- Minor UI Fix for Photos printing on iPads- Minor performance improvements11.3.0- Newly designed user interface and user experience.- Improved multithreading performance for a smoother workflow.- Localized welcome messages for English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Danish, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Korean, and more.- Added Digits Authentication for user login to improve security and make logging into your account easier.- Other performance improvements11.2.1- Fixed an issue with storing and recovering printers stored in previous versions11.2.0- Minor updates and improvements11.1.10- Improved the process for adding new ActivePrint Printers- Minor updates and performance improvements11.1.9- Updated 3rd party libraries- Minor UI fixes and improvements11.1.7- Minor UI fixes and improvements11.1.4- Fixed a couple of minor bugs that were creating crashes in a few instances11.1.0- New UI layout make printing your documents and photos faster and easier- New transport system for faster uploads- Several improvements to the backend technology to make ActivePrint faster- Minor fixes and enhancements11.0.10- Updated to use iOS 8 Features- iCloud Drive Integration11.0.9- Minor updates and fixes11.0.6- Improved performance when checking your print job and shared file history.- Fixed the double push notification alert problem.- Modernized push notification system for iOS 7 and future versions of iOS.11.0.4- Added iCloud Support to synchronize your ActivePrint and Google Cloud Printer settings across all of your devices and to get ready for new features in upcoming releases of iOS and ActivePrint.- Minor updates and fixes.11.0.0- Unified Printer Chooser. See a comprehensive list of all printers that are available including ActivePrint Printers, Google Cloud Print Printers, and AirPrint Printers.- Support for multiple printers connected to the same PC.- Better AirPrint support.- Easier signup process.- Performance and reliability improvements.


Release June 21, 2016
Date Added June 21, 2016
Version 11.6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g


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Developer's Description

Print email attachments, files from the Cloud, Handwritten Notes, Web Pages, and more from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch! Or easily share your documents with any device with our Print To QR sharing system!With ActivePrint on your iPad or iPhone all you need is an internet connection, something to print, and the free ActivePrint System app (available for free at the URL below) which will run on any Windows PC. With ActivePrint, you can print to your printer from anywhere in the world with our Cloud Printing Technology!Or share your documents and photos with any device with our Print To QR system! With Print To QR you can share your documents with a unique QR code that can be read by any other smartphone with a compatible app like Red Laser.Features:- Share documents with anyone using Print To QR- Print Files from DropBox,, and Microsoft SkyDrive - Print Email Attachments - Print Handwritten Notes - Print Notes from the Notes App - Print Photos from your photo album or your device's camera - Print text and images from other apps using your device's clipboard - Print multiple contacts from your address book - Print web pages and files from the web - Print to ANY Windows Compatible printer - Print to AirPrint compatible printers - Support for multiple copies, portrait/landscape printing, different quality of printing, and color or black & white printing Download the ActivePrint System App for free at: