How to directly print to your ReMarkable on Mac
This tuorial wil show you how to leverage rmapi and
Automator to print
to your ReMarkable tablet from your Mac using the Cloud API.
This way you won't need to take the extra step of using the desktop app.
You can see a demo of it here.
Warning: If you installed rmapi before (October 1, 2018), you will need to install the latest version, otherwise rmapi will fail to authenticate after the changes in the server API that were introduced in September 28, 2018.
Open a terminal to download
iterm to get a terminal to run commands from it.
rmapi with the following command:
curl -L https://github.com/juruen/rmapi/releases/download/v0.0.4/rmapi-macosx-v0.0.4.zip -o rmapi.zip
Alternatively, you can build it from sources.
Unzip the downloaded file:
rmapi for first time
You need to run
rmapi once to create the device and user token.
Run it with:
The first time you run it, it will ask you to go to
https://my.remarkable.com/ to enter a new activation code.
You will see a prompt like this where you just need to introduce the activation code.
Enter one-time code (go to https://my.remarkable.com):
If everything goes OK, you wil have access to the shell:
ReMarkable Cloud API Shell [/]>
You don't need to interact with it, if you don't need to, you can type
exit and press return to leave it.
ReMarkable Cloud API Shell [/]>exit
If you are curious about the shell functionality, you can type
help to see the available commands.
Write down where
rmapi is installed
If you haven't moved the file anywhere else, it will be in
It is good practice to have it copied in other directory, but for simplicity, we don't do that here.
Automator app and create a new
Print Plugin document as shown below:
Run Shell Script action:
Pass input from
to stdin to
as arguments and type in the following content:
for f in "$@" do /Users/javier/rmapi put "$f" done
Please, note that you will have to adjust your
/Users/javier/rmapi path to match your user or whatever path you have choosen.
Go to file and save your plugin as
Print to ReMarkable.
Go to any application that supports printing and open the print dialog. Note that
Chrome is slightly different because it has its own print dialog. From
Chrome system print dialog can be triggered with ⌘+option+P.
In the bottom-left corner there's a
Print to ReMarkable. If you click it, you should see your document uploaded to your tablet in a few seconds.