Love the concept, not as many printer settings available
I print mass quantities of invoices everyday and I like to use the “economy” printer quality which uses half the ink. This app doesn’t allow this, it only gives you standard and best quality settings. I love the concept of this app, but this won’t work for me. I already spend a fortune on ink for my business. If this had comparible settings to what my printer settings offered, it could be 5 stars.
Excellent utility for Cloud Print everywhere
I’m using a bunch of Epson Printers all setup in Google Cloud Print (GCP). Of course there are other things on these printers like Epson Connect, but GCP is the only option for a Chromebook I also have in my collection, and I’ve been hoping GCP would work as a universal solution that would let me print anything from anywhere. E.g., I work design files at home, and would like to send these to a tabloid printer at the office. Cloud Printer installs an app that provides you with visibility into all of your Google Cloud Printers, and then allows you to download a script from the developer to setup a “virtual” device that the system can print to. By printing to this “Google-Cloud-Printer”, a job is processed and then sent to the Cloud Printer application. In the application, the job is then held and listed as the “active job” at the bottom of the application, and once you select a printer from the list of Google Cloud Printers, you click on the “submit job” button to send your job to that printer. So an extra hop beyond just printing to the target device, but this extra hop allows you to print from any application, e.g. Adobe Photoshop, and still send your job to any google cloud printer. Makes GCP much more useful, and if Google weren’t fixated on GCP being mostly about Chromebooks, I would have expected an application like this from them. Thanks Somasundaram!
Technically it works
It does not show up in system printers as a printer, like one would expect. Instead if you have create a goofy macro using Automator that basically prints to a pdf, then the app prints the pdf to cloud print. I would not expect my mom to be able to install this. I don’t understand why they can’t make it a virtual printer driver like on PC. I thought things were supposed to be easier on a MAC?
Refuses to install on 10.7.5 Core 2 Duo Macbook 2,1
By listed compatibility, this update should install on my machine, but the App Store refuses to install it. Previous version still installed, current update will not install, and will not hide itself as incompatible either… leaving an update listed as available all the time. Something is wrong with your listed compatibility.
Worked….the first time!!
I found this app as a recommened on the Google Cloud Print site. I loaded it up, followed the simple Automator instructions and bam, it works. Amazing.