AirPrint on Macbook + Dropbox = Add a printer to iPhone
January 29, 2011 2 Comments
Sometimes it is desirable to have a webpage saved on your iPhone. On PCs and Macs, this can be done by feeding the page to a PDF printer. How to achieve it on iPhone?
If you have a Macbook and iPhone within a network, the following trick is helpful.
First of all, as Mac OS X 10.6.6 still does not support AirPrint, we need to enable it.
This link provides a method to set up AirPrint on a Macbook and use it through iPhone.
Next, assume your Dropbox directory is /Users/username/Dropbox. Create a symbolic link from the CUPS-PDF directory to the Dropbox directory.
ln -s /Users/Shared/CUPS-PDF/username /Users/username/Dropbox/airprint
This makes sure that newly printed documents are synced by Dropbox. Enjoy it!