FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they're not AirPrint compatible, new Windows version now installs as a service

Posted Feb 3 2012 (updated on Nov 2 2013) in
  • HomeServer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Mobile
  • Virtualization
  • Windows
  • Jul. 12 2013 Update:
    Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only.


    Sep. 18 2012 Update:
    Confirmed to work fine with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials, so it is highly likely it'll work just fine with Windows Server 2012 (RTM) as well. Just run the Server Manager, Add Roles Wizard to add the "Print Server" Role before you install Fingerprint 2.0, it'll then install and work just fine.

    Feb. 11 2012 Update:
    New version 1.2.0.278 released
    If you use Dropbox, don't forget to go into FingerPrint preferences, and specify your Dropbox folder, then you'll be able to "print" to Dropbox too!

    FingerPrint1.2.0.278
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    Jan. 30 2012 Update:
    Printing from any iOS 5.0 device (iPad, iPhone) to non-AirPrint printers is now even easier.

    You heard it here on TinkerTry.com first, read the Collobos Software Press Release:
    Thanks for your support of Collobos! FingerPrint as a service is now OFFICIALLY available for Windows. We are really excited about it and have even more cool stuff in the pipeline!!

    Thanks for your support of Collobos! FingerPrint as a service is now OFFICIALLY available for Windows. We are really excited about it and have even more cool stuff in the pipeline!!

    Best, Lanny
    CMO
    www.collobos.com

    TinkerTry.com is now able to offer affiliate links to Collobus, no discount codes required:
    PC (Removed)
    Mac (Removed)

    Given Collobos' apparent success with this product, it wouldn't be surprising if their pricing increased soon, so consider yourself warned.

    See the full story, or make comments, at the newly-updated original site, which also includes demonstration video and screenshots:

    https://tinkertry.com/fingerprintforwindows

    Nov. 2, 2013 Update:
    Collobos has moved FingerPrint to a monthly subscription model, and renamed it Presto. I have removed all links from my shop buttons in the original articles, to avoid confusion, since I have not tested Presto. It is my understanding that prior versions still work, with the discontinued version still available for download (not purchase) here:
    fingerprint-support.collobos.com/knowledgebase/articles/132163-reinstall-links