Airprint Hacktivator For iPad
Apple’s iPad is one of the most popular tablets at the moment, due to its amazing capacities, numerous utilities and the great applications that it provides.
The iPad runs iOS 4, this very advanced operating system enabling special features which are, most of time, not only entertaining, but also very useful to its users.
One of these great features provided by your iPad, which comes in handy to all those who deal with paperwork or simply want to hold a document or a photo, is an application called AirPrint.
Airprint allows you to print documents, web pages, photos or emails. It is a great applications which is very simple to use, especially that you don’t have to download new software, install drivers or use cables. The printing is totally wireless. The iPad automatically connects to the printers on your wireless network which are Air-Print enabled. The applications that AirPrint can work with are Mail, iWork, PDFs from iBooks, Photos, Safari and even third-party ones, which include built-in printing.
But what happens when the printer connected to your Mac is not one of the available devices to be used with Airprint? For this situation, a little hack was invented. This is called AirPrint Hacktivator.
The AirPrint Hacktivator offers an easy way to trick your iPad into thinking that your printer is one of the available ones for AirPrint.
In order to do this, you firstly have to download the installer, unzip it and run it. Switch it to “On”. After this, you have to enter the administrator password of your Mac, to allow the Hacktivator to make changes in there. From this point on, the problem is solved. Any printer will work with AirPrint. There might be another small obstacle though. In the case of some particular types of printers, these need to be reinstalled too, in order to become available for AirPrint. But this is not compulsory and does not apply to all printers. After this is done, you are set up to start printing.
Furthermore, there is an available version for Windows too. This can be found on the German website Macerkopf.de and it is free for download.
The original AirPrint Hacktivator has recently been updated. Although it maintains the same great performance, it intrudes less with the operating system of your Mac. Moreover, the Hacktivator now provides a refreshed and improved interface and status indicator.
The AirPrint Hacktivator is a brilliant little hack, which has proved to be of great use. You no longer need to own one of those HP ePrint printers, which work with AirPlay. The Hacktivator will easily do the job of making all your printers compatible to the iPad. From now on, you can print at your heart’s content, with no more impediments.11