How to Print from the iPad – A Few Suggestions


In the last two days, I’ve had the same question come from two different sources. The first time was Friday during an on site iPad workshop I led for 20 educators. The second time was online today as I spent some time addressing questions about the iPad over at iPad4Edu. The question asked was “How can I print from the iPad?”

UPDATE 3/5 Best reviewed app for printing from your iPad was PrintCentral ($9.99). PrintCentral offered the ability to print directly from an iPad to most Wi-Fi or shared printers, but is no longer available in the App Store. However, Print n Share ($8.99) from the same company is found there.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/print-n-share-for-advanced/id301656026?mt=8

Another option with good reviews is Printopia from ecamm. Installed on Mac as a print server.

Many newer printer models offer the ability to e-mail directly to the printer. HP for example.

More general info on this in NY Times article Printers Adapt to World of the Web.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons