Print from IPad without Airprint

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    I found an app today that let's me print from the iPad to my network printer, it may be off assistance to those of you like myself that gave up on trying to get AirPrint to work.

    I loaded an app onto my IPad today called 'Save2PDF' primarly so I could print a PDF copy of flight confirmations etc from web pages. It works great for this.

    Whilst using the app I noticed that it had automatically picked up the printers on my network. So I read up about the app and it said will allow you to printer direct from the iPad to a wireless printer without a PC being turned on.

    Alternatively as in my case If don't have a wireless printer and you have a wired network printer, You can download the free 'Weprint' server software to your PC, as i did, fired it up and hey presto I can print to my network printer,

    Although in my case I need my PC on, i suppose its no different to AirPrint, just without all the faffing about turning guest accounts on etc

    This may be old news and I may be behind the times a bit, but I thought I would share just in case

    Thanks
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    Thanks!
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    Let me know if you get it up and running
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    PrintCentral is also another app worth looking at for printing.
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    I downloaded PrintCentral and I can now print to my Canon printer. It took a couple of minutes to set up. Awesome!
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    I've loved print central since it came out.
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    Quick question on Save2pdf, does it support export to dropbox?
    Would be useful if it does.
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    Where are these apps?

    Where do you find these apps? Are they available from the App Store or somewhere else? Is it possible to get apps elsewhere? How do you do that?
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    Doesnt appear to support export to Dropbox, but you can send to email
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    yes, going into App Store and search for 'Save2pdf' and it will bring up the App
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    Thanks. drJNAB
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    App shopping

    Try isle 2 next to get a brain 2for1 offers!
    App store is where you buy apps, get it.
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    A www man. Than k u just what I needed cause I sure don't know how 2 print 2 my hp wired net printer.
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    But can you print from Pages?

    Bob Maxey
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    Hi, yes you can print from pages using this app

    Cheers
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    wonderful app for printing

    Thank you for posting about the save2pdf app. I bought it, installed, and was immediately able to print on my wireless printer. Then by adding the free app, WePrint, from the same developer, I was able to print from my Ipad to any of my usb printers (3). Awesome and so easy.:D
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    Not so fast, Bunky . . . I get apps from the App Store and about a dozen other places, using my iPad. BUT . . . my iPad is jailbroken. So before you simply tell people that "the app store is where you buy apps, get it" ask if the reader's iPad is stock or jailbroken.

    Bob
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    I'm looking for PrintCentral as well, but don't find it in my iMac app store. Where did you find it?
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    The publisher Eurosmartz has pulled PrintCentral of the AppStore, they now only sell Print'n'Share, which has the same functionality as PrintCentral. So if you are looking for an app to AirPrint to any network printer, you could always get that app and if you are jailbroken, get an app to rename it to PrintCentral, then you won't even notice the difference.
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    Don't bother. Since the 4.3 update, networked printers wont work anymore. I found this out today and emailed printcentral support and received this reply:

    This App has been modified due to compliance changes for Apple's guidelines and printing from other Apps via AirPrint had to be removed. We have no control over this decision as Apple reviews all Apps before they are allowed on the App Store and we have no influence in that process. If you wish to contact Apple about this matter then please use 1800 MY APPLE or the "Report a Problem" link in the account page on iTunes.

    Thanks a bunch Apple...

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