Other than tabs, Quick Look preview is one of my favorite new additions to Finder. Select a file, press the space bar, file displays without opening the app connected to the file. Nice, right? It makes the Finder more usable. What if you want to print the file?
Skinning Cats, Many Ways
Most Mac documents, photos, and other files are easily printed. Simply open the associated app, select File and Print.
That’s the tried and true way to skin the document printing cat, but if you’re like me, and you rummage around the Finder quite often, it’s nice to have another way.
Enter Quick Print. It’s like Quick Look except it lets you print selected items from the Finder without having to open up the matching app first.
Sounds great, right? And handy, too.
All you need to do is elect the item in the Finder that you want to print, click the Menubar icon, click the Print button.
Easy peasy, right? Wait. There’s more.
What can Quick Print print?
Photos and images, of course. Most text files. Fonts. Web browser files. PDFs and a bunch of other file formats.
You gotta love it when a Mac app developer knows the benefits of ‘under promise, and over deliver.’
Take a look.
Quick Print can print the contents of a folder so you have a nice neat list of files inside.
And, there’s one more thing. Quick Print even prints what’s saved on the Mac’s clipboard. Copy it. Print it.
This is exactly the kind of functionality we’d all like to see built-in to OS X in the first place.