‘TruPrint’ Brings AirPrint Compatibility to Your Unsupported Printers

By , Mar 1, 2011

AirPrint — a great concept — not so great in execution. That’s because Apple only provides AirPrint support to a small percentage of the world’s printers.

Thanks to Intelliborn, the creators behind the premium apps MyWi, My3G, and others; that’s all about to change.

That’s because TruPrint promises to add support to the hundreds of printers that Apple has unapologetically neglected…

Even though the prices for Intelliborn apps are usually a lot pricier than the run of the mill jailbreak apps you might find on the Cydia store, their track record speaks for itself.

Although I do believe $9.99 is a tad steep to add functionality that should have already been there in the first place; I can’t knock those guys for finding a need, and trying to make a living off of the opportunity.

Just like MyWi and My3G, TruPrint does what it says it will, and does it well. It’s a simple affair; there are not loads of settings to configure, and it’ll pretty much recognize any printer on your network within seconds.

My Canon Pixma — a printer not supported by Apple’s AirPrint — was picked up within seconds. Seconds later, I had successfully printed a test email; something I’ve longed to do for quite a while.

TruPrint essentially piggybacks off of Apple’s existing AirPrint technology; hence you will need an iPhone with iOS 4.2 compatible firmware.

While Intelliborn admits that not every printer will be supported from the start, it’s obvious that they’ve tried to hit the most popular during the first go ’round, with plenty of updates sure to come.

Again, TruPrint comes in at a hefty price, so if you don’t find yourself needing to print from your iPhone, there’s really no need to have this app.

If you have been daydreaming about the possibilities, though, there is a free 3-day trial packed in to give you some time to check it out.

You will of course need a jailbroken iPhone to download and install TruPrint from the Cydia store.

What do you think? Have you been longing to print directly from your iPhone?

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  • Kuipo

    If this really works with my brother and hp printers I think it will very well be worth the $10 for me. I will give it a try

  • Isis

    I have but the price is a bit crazy. I can’t be paying 10 bucks for something like that. If it would be 3 dollars I would get it for sure.

  • TxLadi29

    I’d pay $5, but not $10. However, I would love to print directly from my phone. Which is more important? Cost of app or my need of the app?

  • Gorgonphone

    fantastic…

  • lawrence091

    I agree, It would be nice if we could just find any printer that was being shared over our local network natively in iOS. I was hoping for a tweak to do this. I don’t really ever print from my iPhone, but it would be nice to have for that one time I do need to, but I’m not going to pay for this..maybe that now this is out, Apple will incorporate it in an update.

  • Bryan Says

    Works perfectly with Samsung laser, HP laser and HP inkjet. If Intelliborn was able to achieve this much coverage I’m wondering why Apple hasn’t been able to do the same… makes no sense…

    • Daniel

      I have a Samsung CLP-310 Series laser printer. It’s connected via USB to my Mom’s desktop which is connected to our network via Ethernet. What do I need to do to get AirPrint working? It doesn’t work now :(

    • Rob

      It’s Not That Apple Can’t Support It, They Wont Is The Problem =/

      • Daniel

        Umm.. Apple doesn’t need to support it, that’s why I jailbreak :)

  • http://bob.com gorgonphone

    this app messed up my phone today..

    • Daniel

      Join IRC.saurik.com/#iPhone I’ll help you fix it :)

  • Simon

    Worked once and once only for the test page on HP Photosmart :-(

  • AdamSR

    I can’t get it to print to the built-in PDF printer on iOS 4.3.1. And even if it worked, I’m not sure where the PDF file would go.

  • Peter Hubbard

    I have a Lexmark S600 all in one, will this app work from ny iphone 4 directly to this printer?

    Also, con someone tell me how to jailbreak my phone please?

    Tganks

  • http://www.DaKnOb.com DaKnOb

    Does it support Samsung Laser Printers over WiFi?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.labrucherie Jessica Labrucherie

    I specifically bought a wifi printer to be able to print from my phone, is the $10 fee just a one time thing? If so, so worth the cost of no more cables!

  • dagob dagob

    This App crashed my iphone today. it reboots my iphone in cycle. luckely I have i-Funbox installed on my computer and could remove the App from there. Not worth a penny! not crashing my ios like that!!!