Licence: Shareware (variable)
Version 3.1.3 | Release Date: 2012-12-11 | Download
  • Improved license validation (more forgiving)
  • Added an option to re-publish printers every 10 minutes. This should address some users issues where printers would no longer be visible after extended period of time.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2012-10-18 | Download
  • Improved Assistant;
  • Restart Daemon after wakeup from sleep;
  • New option to hide computer name from printer advertisements
Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2012-09-23 | Download
  • Rebranded application to handyPrint.
  • Improved installer to handle closing of PrefPane.
  • Added a new feature that will restart the Daemon after the computer wakeup from sleep. Should help with some exceptional cases.
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 3.1.0 | Release Date: 2012-09-22 | Download

v3.1.0 (Sept 22 2012):

  • Resolve issue with iOS6 on OSX 10.6.8 and some 10.7 upgraded systems
  • Add the ability to disable new version check under new “Options” section
  • New Assistant logic

v3.0.7 beta (Sept 22 2012):

  • Resolve issue with iOS6 on 10.6.8
  • Add the ability to disable new version check under new “Options” section
  • New Assistant logic
Version 3.0.6 | Release Date: 2012-09-15 | Download

v3.0.6 (Sept 15 2012):

  • Resolve issue with IPv6 and IPv4 support

v3.0.5 (Sept 14 2012):

  • Resolve issue with some Printer/Computer names containing non regular ascii characters (like french accents)
Version | Release Date: 2012-09-13 | Download

Bug fix for printers not being advertised properly in some exceptional cases. If your printers are not properly advertised you might want to try this version.

Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2012-09-09 | Download

V3.0.4 (Sept 9 2012):

  • New “Assistant” that will help you with more detailed information on why some printers may not be visible via AirPrint.
  • New license code validation that will take care of common white spaces before or after the code.

v3.0.2 (Sept 9 2012):

  • Fix for Developer signature causing issues on 10.8

v3.0.1 (Sept 8 2012):

  • Fix for printers with long name not being advertised

v3.0 (Sept 8 2012):

  • iOS 6 Compatibility
  • Duplex printer support
  • Menu bar integration
  • New Assistant feature to help troubleshooting
  • New 14 trial-ware model
  • Re-written from the ground up.
  • No longer support non locally shared printers due to issues.
Version 2.2b5 | Release Date: 2012-05-24 | Download


  • Attempt to fix Duplex printing issue. Confirmed as fixed on HP 8500 and Brother DCP-9270CDN

v2.2b4 (May 15 2012)

  • Bug fix release. Fix issue with Stealth mode report and annoying “New version” warning.

v2.2b3 (May 12 2012)

  • Introduction of an advanced option to enable Duplex printing when your printer support it. It may or may not work.
  • Improved installer that will now show “Update” if you already have a previous copy of AirPrint Activator installed.

v2.2b2 (April 28 2012)

  • Fix a bug that would prevent the removal of a printer from the list when it was no longer shared
  • Improved installer. You can now uninstall the application through the installer application.
  • Complete change on how that application automatically start at login. Now uses common Login Items approach.
  • Better handling of cleanup activities if one remove the application from the System Preferences while it is active.
  • Many more under the hood improvements.

v2.2b1 (April 24 2012)

  • Completely re-written AirPrintActivator Daemon. There is no more need for the helper application ‘aparedir’. Good riddance!
  • AirPrint Activator GUI has been replaced by a System Preference application.
  • An installer application is now provided for easy one step process.
Version 2.1b7 | Release Date: 2012-03-31 | Download

Added a function to remove “Duplex advertisement from printers to hopefully resolve “Duplex” printing issue..

Version 2.1b6 | Release Date: 2012-03-17 | Download
  • Made it possible to use the Advanced button while AirPrintActivator is ON.
  • Changed the application default to only share local printers instead of all visible printers on the network.
  • Minor interface fixes
Version 2.1b4 | Release Date: 2011-12-06 | Download
  • Added the ability to restart the application every 10 minutes under the advanced settings.
  • Other bug fixes
Version 2.1b2 | Release Date: 2011-09-11 | Download
  • Removed message about Firewall as this new version can run properly with the Firewall turned ON as long as the “aparedir” helper is added to the list of allowed applications in the advanced section of the OSX Firewall.
  • new design to be firewall friendly (simply add the aparedir located in the helper folder to the allowed applications in the Firewall)
  • fix an issue with firewall detection on non Lion systems
Version 2.0b16 | Release Date: 2011-08-13 | Download
  • newly compiled under XCode 4.1.1
  • added a new warning window that let you know if the OSX Firewall is on and what consequence this might have on APA2
Version 2.0b15 | Release Date: 2011-05-14 | Download

Fixes a bug with long printer names that would exceed the maximum Bonjour name length resulting in a failure to advertise the printers.

Version 2.0b14 | Release Date: 2011-05-04 | Download
  • fix small issue with printer combined name length that exceed 63 chars
  • added a warning when the presence of an old V1 installation is detected
Version 2.0b13 | Release Date: 2011-04-26 | Download
  • New toggle Switch UI that should remove confusion about what was on and what was off
  • Fixed a bug with the proxy support for wireless printers.
  • Fixed a bug with the preference file creation under Lion
  • Added an option to disable the auto-cleanup feature of the daemon (don’t use this please)
  • Special Universal (PPC/intel) version using a 10.5 base SDK for older systems
Version 2.0b12 | Release Date: 2011-04-22 | Download
  • New and improved GUI
  • New method for hostname detection that should fix issues reported by some when using hostnames with spaces and non alpha numerical characters.
Version 2.0b11 | Release Date: 2011-04-21 | Download
  • Added a new advanced feature to disable the sharing of non local printers
  • New method of detecting local hostname that might resolve some issues experienced by a few users
  • Cleanup the code to make use of more OBJ-C Class.
Version 2.0b10 | Release Date: 2011-04-11 | Download

Fixed a bug with long printer names. Printer names that would exceed 63 chars would not be shared. I now truncate it to 63 chars to fit within the Bonjour name length limit. Thanks to James Cheng for reporting this problem.

Version 2.0b9 | Release Date: 2011-04-10 | Download
  • Added support for non local printers.
  • Probably added some bugs in the process ;-(
Version 2.0b8 | Release Date: 2011-03-23 | Download

Fixed a bug that would turn off AirPrint during logoff… not very good. AirPrint will now properly start after a logoff/login operation.

Version 2.0b7 | Release Date: 2011-03-19 | Download
  • Added the ability to customize the text prefix in front of the printer name
  • Changed the application folder existence check routing in case a folder get deleted.
Version 2.0b6 | Release Date: 2011-03-15 | Download

AirPrint Activator v2.0 is the next generation software that will be compatible with OSX Lion. It is a complete re-write of the original and no longer depend on Apple’s support of AirPrint inside the OS.

Version 1.1.3 | Release Date: 2011-02-14 | Download

Fixed a bug with the “Donation” not going away after clicking the “I already donated” button. Should be fine now. Also compiled with the latest Xcode 4 GM release. Result in tighter and faster code (not that it really matter as the application was always pretty small and fast).

Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2011-01-25 | Download

Fixed a bug with the “activation” detection routine. Everyone should upgrade to this new release if you want to properly “deactivate” AirPrint.

Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2011-01-10 | Download
  • Changed the logic to detect when AirPrint is activated. Should be able to handled future upgrades to the file modified by AirPrint Activator. In the event where Apple replace the file with an updated version you should simply need to run AirPrint Activator again to turn on AirPrint.
  • Added a version string to the main UI.
Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-12-09 | Download

Completelly rebuilt the application as Cocoa Objective-C. No more AppleScript. Hopefully this should fix application crash issue on start that some have experienced.

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-11-25 | Download

Rewrote how the hack is applied. Only one file is modified by adding the UNIRAST reference needed for AirPrint to work.

Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2010-11-23 | Download
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