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Google Docs To Get Third Part Apps, Cloud Printing And Device Sync

Google Docs may soon be getting new feature, a cryptic message found within the source code has hinted.

The message has suggested that third party apps, cloud printing and sync capabilities are soon coming to the platform, though the search giant is yet to confirm exactly when.

According to the Google Operating System blog, the Google Docs source code contained the message: “Coming soon: Third party applications, cloud printers, and sync devices”

Possibly the most interesting aspect of this revelation is the addition of a cloud printing solution. This would allow any application - whether web-based, mobile or desktop - on any device to print a document on any printer anywhere in the world.

Google explains in its Google Code blog for Google Cloud Print: “Users associate printers with their Google Account via the service. Printers are treated in much the same way as documents are in Google Docs. Therefore, it is very easy to share printers with your coworkers, friends, and family anywhere in the world.”