Chrome 16 released on December 13 among others has a nice feature “the print preview page now integrates with Google Cloud Print (GCP), — and let anyone using the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux print any webpage or a PDF file using Cloud Print.
Cloud Print, the service that powers printing on Chromebooks as well as a new generation of connected apps and devices since its launched in April 2010 has already connected to more than 6 million cloud-ready printers announced by manufacturers like Epson, HP and Kodak.
Developer also has already released a flurry of apps and extensions to enable cloud printing from both Android and iOS.
“You can now share and control access to your printers so your friends and family can use them too. With “Save to Google Docs,” it’s easy to save your online receipts and confirmation pages to an archive in the cloud. The management page has a new tablet-friendly design and a “Print” button so you can upload and print files to your cloud printers from anywhere,” revealed Google Chrome team. With this enhancement, you’re no longer limited to sharing a printer with other computers on the same network.
Google also, turned on ‘print preview’ for Chromebooks, so you’ll get the same familiar experience wherever you use Chrome.
Finally, webmasters can add the print button element to their site to enable printing functionality for tablets and mobile phones.
YouTube, Gmail and Google Search are the apps that are automatically added when you install Chrome or create a new profile. The Search app was about to be removed because the icon was ugly.