If you use Apple gadgets such as either the iPhone or the iPad, then you probably know that printing text, images, notes and even calendar pages from your gadget can be quite difficult to do without spending a small amount of money.
The good news is that now, there are several ways to print your files at absolutely no cost. Here are some free apps, tools and tricks to help you print from your favorite Apple products:
AirPrint is free software that comes with the Apple iOS 4.2 update. It allows you to print from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch without needing any cables, drivers or wires. This technology works with select HP printers from the Officejet, Officejet Pro, LaserJet Pro and Photosmart series.
AirPrint Hacktivator is a file that can easily be installed on one’s Mac. It is a simple way to trick your iPad or iPhone into believing that the shared printer you are using is actually one of the small handful of HP ePrint printers that are compatible with AirPrint.
ePrint is a wonderful free application by Microtech. It allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to print from printers that are connected to your local network. You can either add a printer that is detected, or simply type in the IP address of your printer. This application is fast and simple to use.
ePrint allows you to organize your bookmarks into various folders, as well as save your browsing history should you decide to print a particular page later on. With this free application, you are also able to print out calendar pages, notes, cards as well as your contacts. This application also offers several options in terms of layout and paper size.
HP iPrint Photo 3.0
HP iPrint Photo is a free app that can be downloaded onto your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. You’ll be able to capture photos, rotate them and even crop them.
HP iPrint Photo allows you to wirelessly print text files, PDF files and photos to various HP Inkjet printers that are connected to a local wireless network. There is no need to install drivers or configure the network. This application is simple to use and is compatible with over 200 HP Inkjet printer models.
Print Magic is a free app originally designed for the iPhone. The good news, is that it is also compatible with the iPad. Print Magic helps to print out images, text and even web pages without needing to install any additional software.
Print Magic works with HP printers, as well as other printers such as Brother, Canon and Epson. If you’re looking to simply print a few pages, Print Magic is an ideal application to use.
This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.