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The Magic Button

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Finally, I found the magic button I’ve been dreaming of for years. I stumbled upon this the other day and couldn’t be more excited since it now lives in my bookmarks, and at a touch of a button while at any website, I can easily print what I want. What I need. Not all that other stuff on the page, like the sidebars, advertisements, or even pictures. You can even delete paragraphs in the middle of an article.

You can add the Print Friendly button to your browser, website, or blog. Not only is it functional, it’s also well designed. Print Friendly uses the “best practices in print Typography to format your document for great readability.” It serves two purposes for me.

One: For all those websites that don’t have a print friendly option, I can now print exactly what I want. This application takes the content and formats it on the page to save paper and ink. It’s super easy and fast to delete sections that you don’t need to print, and you even have the choice to print or remove all images. It automatically removes ads, background images and other junk that guzzles up your expensive ink cartridges. You just click the button, a pop up window appears, and voila…your document will be printing in seconds just as you want it to print.

Two: In addition to sending the streamlined, customized document to your printer, you can also convert to a pdf. It also gives you the option to email or tweet the streamlined document. It’s super easy and user-friendly.

And it’s eco-friendly. Could it get any better? Check it out, add it to your browser, and start enjoying more readable, affordable printing!

http://www.printfriendly.com/

4 Comments

  1. LindseyMarie wrote:

    Melissa, this is a super tool to know about, how many hours do we waster (not to mention sheets of paper) trying to reformat for print? Also, great for process books, as screen shots / web prints are important in research. I appreciate you sharing this with our blog!

    Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink
  2. JRAGONE wrote:

    I have been looking for something like this. I have always found it annoying printing the stuff from websites that I don’t need.

    Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  3. doolmin wrote:

    wow it is something that i always looking for too, great info about the printing the stuff from websites

    Monday, May 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  4. mphillips wrote:

    I didn’t even think about using this for process books!

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 6:13 am | Permalink