Printopia free download for Mac


11 October 2019

Share Mac printers with iOS devices.


Run Printopia on your Mac to share its printers to any capable iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Printopia will also add virtual printers, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac and send to apps.

  • Wireless Printing To Your Mac's Printers - Whether you have an inkjet printer plugged into your Mac, a laser printer plugged into your router or even a network printer, if your Mac can print to it, Printopia will share it. Printopia even supports many password-protected printers.
  • Easy, Instant Set-up - Double-click to install Printopia, and within seconds see most any connected printers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll also see Printopia's "Send To Mac" and "Send To Dropbox on Mac" virtual printers. That's it!
  • Serious Security For Privacy and Peace of Mind - With the addition of password protection for your printers, Printopia is a great solution for a shared environment such as an office of classroom. Industry standard encryption protects your print jobs between your iOS device and your Mac.
  • Save Paper With A Printopia Virtual Printer - Printopia adds a "Send To Mac" printer to your network. This virtual printing option will save a PDF or JPG file directly to your Mac. No need to waste paper next time you need to print a confirmation page.
  • Print To Your Mac's Dropbox Folder - users can print PDF and JPG files directly to the Mac's Dropbox folder. Dropbox will take care of syncing your printouts for access anywhere you go.

What's new in Printopia

Version 3.0.14:
  • Added macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and iOS 13 support
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

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73 Printopia Reviews

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22 November 2010

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excellent, loving their products and lifetime updates especially save to mac and save to dropbox no pay, no game :)
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Version 1.0.2
30 January 2020
I am deliriously happy with it. From my iPad to my Mac OSX 10.11.6 to my old Samsung printer SCX 4300 - a piece of cake! Saved me from buying a new printer. Thank you very much for this jewel.
Version 3.0.14
19 March 2019
HI - I have just started to trial the Printopia and it identifies my printer. However, I still can't print from my iPhone 6Splus or iPad.
I note that the
* the app symbol is next to the printer
* the iPhone recognises the printer
* the printer note says offline
* message from phone is that the printer is busy.'
My question:
Is this an app or printer issue or MAC issue - I have Mac OS Mojave 10.14.3?
Hope you can help
PS - the printer is Epson ET-2710
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Version 3.0.13
20 September 2018
Had this for years with non-airprint enabled printers and its worked well. It now works even better as it has become more refined. I also like the being able to 'print' to device, where i don't want to print actual paper, but want to store on a network drive, or my mac, for example. Well worth the money!
Version 3.0.12
19 May 2018
3.09 is latest.

Also: this is an under-rated app. It's five star must-try IMO. See my review further down.
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Version 3.0.8
22 March 2018
I am able to print from my iPhone 6s and iPad Air with inbuilt airprint feature and brother iOS app all devices and Brother laser printer all on same wifi network and works with all iOS apps Brother iOS app is 'iPrint&Scan' and is free not assoc with any commercial company, just advising about free alternative to $20 app
Version 3.0.8
27 February 2018
Printopia is GREAT. I have used it since I first discovered it. It allows all my pre-AirPrint printers (inkjet and laser) to be shared wirelessly over the home network. This makes all the printers available to all our iOS an laptop devices. Very cool, and VERY reliable. Love it.
Version 3.0.7
08 December 2017
Works like magic. Creates delight. No detailed instructions due to elegant simplicity. Awesome software. Print stuff from the living room or from across the world, it's right there in my tray when I need it (if you're on the road and need immediate hard copy, fax stuff to your hotel's fax machine!)
Version 3.0.4
12 November 2017
The current version is 3.0.4
Version 3.0.3
31 October 2017
Works as advertised. In my experience, version 3 works better than version 2 did. The upgrade to version 3 could have been explained better, but once installed (and version 2 removed automatically) it works well.
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Version 3.0.2
28 October 2017
Okay, here's my experience of upgrading: • Bought this app as part of an MU bundle. Had to recover my old key from the previous developer. • Then upgraded via the site. • Why the developer needs my telephone number is beyond me. • New key not sent. I used key recovery to get it. Then the key arrived. After that my official email regarding my key arrived! • Printopia is now an app rather than a preference pane. Not a good decision IMO. • Printing images used to automatically open them 'like magic' in preview. It no longer seems to work. This feature has to be enabled by clicking on the printer, then its settings. • Closing the window should close the app, given it is not required to run to Printopia to function. • Overall, It would be better just to run the old Printopia until it no longer functions. I bought this so at least it would be supported beyond High Sierra. As mentioned, some documentation would be nice. • The PDF and App workflows are really good - but should be more obvious to the end user.
Version 3.0.1
2 answer(s)
30 October 2017
• I keep a spreadsheet with all my licence keys...
• Requires a number, you don't have to provide a your phone number. But I agree with you.
• I also liked the pref pane. Best place to manage services.
• Don't understand your 'like magic' point.
• Contact the developer about whether closing window should close app (a matter of opinion what it should do).
• I am going to persevere with the new Printopia because the developer was very responsive to problems I had - now mostly fixed in 3.0.2.
• Documentation: I am sure you found

The developer is responsive.
Decisive Tactics, Inc.
Decisive Tactics, Inc.
03 November 2017
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate the constructive criticism.

The phone number is optional, but helps when we have to resolve an issue with your order. Unfortunately we deal with mistyped e-mail addresses regularly and often times the only way to resolve these is by phone.

Regarding the e-mail, there is a delay sometimes as receiving e-mail service providers sometimes categorize our messages as SPAM, rejecting our initial attempts to deliver messages. This only happens with one or two receiving e-mail services providers - AOL most often.

There are important technical reasons to move away from System Preferences and it's unclear how long Apple will support third party preference panels. Switching to an app removes several very difficult obstacles that sapped development resources and constrained what we could do with the software.

We'll look into adding a preference option where closing the window quits the app, and could make the auto-open feature the default for certain types of virtual printers.
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