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Google Cloud Printing from The Road

Have you ever needed to print a document or anything while away from your office or out on the road? I have, and on multiple occasions so in this post I wanted to share a simple solution. Just in case you ever find yourself in this same situation or scenario, here's what you can do.

Google Cloud Print is a really cool technology that connects you and your printers to the web. Using Google's Cloud Print, you can make all your home and office printers available to anyone you choose right from the applications you use every day. This technology works on your PC, MAC, phone, tablet, or any other web-connected device you want to print from.

Supported Apps and Devices

I was in the field traveling and speaking at a real estate event, but needed to print a rental application for a potential tenant. Google Cloud print allowed me to print from a remote location, email a colleague for pick up, and had the document delivered within the hour. Cloud ready printers include: HP, Epson, Kodak and FedEx.

There is no doubt that you will eventually run into a situation or circumstance where this tool and feature will save the day for you and your clients, make you the hero, and save you a ton of undue and unnecessary stress.  You know what I'm talking about Right?

You can print anywhere and from any device provided you have an Internet connection... and of course a printer! lol~ You can also print remotely to your Google Docs (Now known as Google Drive) or any FedEx office location of your choice. Very Cool~

DISCLAIMER: You cannot and will not be able to add paper or new ink cartridges to your printer remotely using Google Cloud printing. But don't don't be shocked if Google announces and launches that upgrade in their next round and series of cool tools and services.



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Comment balloon 13 commentsBrad Andersohn • October 01 2012 01:06PM




Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a great week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 8 years ago

Brad-Thanks for sharing.  That's really helpful!

Posted by Arizona Home Group RE/MAX Excalibur (The Arizona Home Group) almost 8 years ago

Brad, wow, this is way too cool. I have heard many complain that they can't print from their phones, but that is not true. I know I will use this feature, thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hi Brad - Nice pointer to some very useful technology. We just got an inexpensive HP wireless printer with that feature - it's pretty cool and works great.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 8 years ago

I know I need to embrace this but my head is spinning. I am banking on my son, albeit only 6 now, helping his "challenged" Mother with this technology.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Hi Brad, I've tried to set this up in the past but it didn't work.  BUT I will try again. I have  a new printer so maybe it will be mroe compatible.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 8 years ago

Brad, I appreciate all this great stuff you provide. Thank you so much.

Posted by Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809 (, covering the USA) almost 8 years ago

I have an Epson that I got about a year or two. I also have a Kyocera I don't know if these are compatible and I sure am going to find out! What an awesome tool!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Good morning Brad. Love the whole cloud thing. Seems Google just gets better and better.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for pointing this out to us.  Google has alot of cool stuff for our business, we just have to utilize it.

Posted by Michael Blue, REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad (Home Smart Realty West) almost 8 years ago

Brad, great advice.  I like the print to a FedEx site printer.

Posted by Pat & Steve Pribisko (Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West) almost 8 years ago

Revisiting due to a search on cloud computing this morning.  

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 7 years ago

Thanks Judi - glad my post showed up in your search.  My stuff no longer gets featured here on AR for obvious reasons, but at least the search spiders still feature my posts.  lol~   :-)    Happy New Year!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago