Back in April 2010 Google annouced Cloud Print, a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install any software. Today, Google announced the beta launch of Google Cloud Print for mobile documents and Gmail for mobile, which will be rolling out to users throughout the next few days.
Imagine printing an important document from your smartphone on the way to work and finding the printout waiting for you when you walk in the door. Just open a document in Google Docs or an email in Gmail in your mobile browser and choose “Print” from the dropdown menu in the top right corner. You can also print certain kinds of email attachments (such as .pdf or .doc) by clicking the “Print” link that appears next to them.
This feature will be rolling out today and tomorrow for English speaking users in the US and will work on most phones that support HTML5, such as devices running Android 2.1+ and iOS 3+. To get started, you’ll need to connect your printer to Google Cloud Print. This step requires a Windows PC for now, but Linux and Mac support are coming soon. You can learn more at the Google Cloud Print help center.
Yet another very cool gagdet for all our fellow notaries on the go. Now now having an iPhone or a Mac is no longer as excuse. Happy Printing, Notaries!