Chrome for iOS gets full screen, support for Google CloudPrint and AirPrint

Chrome for iOS is undoubtedly one of the best alternatives to Safari on iPhone and iPads. For folks who love to use Chrome—given the rate at which new features are added to the browser—there’s good news. Chrome for iOS has received an update that, among other features, adds the ability to print web pages via Apple’s AirPrint feature as well as Google’s own CloudPrint protocol.


You can make use of either Google CloudPrint or AirPrint to print important documents or web pages using Google Chrome. You can also save any page as a PDF to Google Drive. This feature is a much welcome one, since saving PDFs using mobile web browsers has always been an irksome task.


The update also adds a full screen mode to the iOS version of the browser. While this is not a very major feature as most mobile browsers allow for full screen browsing now, it is a very convenient one. In this mode, the address bar will disappear to let you see as much of the page as your device allows. Of course, this feature will not really be of too much use to iPad users, but iPhone users are bound to find it useful.

Full screen, ahoy!

Full screen, ahoy!


Google last week released an update for the Android version of Chrome, endowing it with auto-fill capabilities. Google's newest stable update for Chrome browser on Android devices allows users to access their saved passwords and auto-fill entries on their mobile devices upon signing in to Chrome. Users need to be signed-in to Chrome on both their desktop as well as mobile devices and let sync do the rest.

While this update has already started to appear on most Android running devices, it could be possible you might not be able to see it yet since the complete roll out might take a while.

Google also lets you sync your custom dictionary in Chrome across devices. You will have to sync your settings in Chrome to access your custom dictionary on any device. Google has also refreshed the dictionaries for Chrome's default spell-checker and has added support for Korean, Tamil and Albanian. The new spell-checking engine is also available for Google Docs; it will even be able to recognise proper nouns.

At the time, Google had announced that it is also going to roll out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English. You'll be able to use these new functions by enabling the "Ask Google for suggestions" spell check feature.


You can grab hold of Chrome from iOS from the App Store here.

Published Date: Apr 10, 2013 11:32 am | Updated Date: Apr 10, 2013 11:32 am