AirPrint on Macbook + Dropbox = Add a printer to iPhone

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!

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