I was doing some news research at CNN.com and stumbled upon the latest and greatest (and greenest) idea I’ve seen lately: CleanPrint.
When you click the little print icon in the top right corner of the story page a CleanPrint window pops up. This window allows you to actually format & edit what you are printing!
Each as you roll over each paragraph, byline, headline, photo and even weblinks a red ‘x’ appears in place of your mouse pointer. If you click it that piece of content is removed. Futhermore there is a toolbar on the left side that allows you to do the following:
How awesome is that? And perhaps my favorite feature (albeit a vanity feature) is the ticker in the upper right corner that tells you how many pages of paper have been saved by using this feature.
And here’s even MORE good news…you can install it in your own browsers to use on all websites you browse! Based on my highly unofficial testing it does not seem to work on every webpage, but it does seem to work on almost all news/article sites.
Installing it is super easy, just go to the CleanPrint website and drag the icon to your bookmarks folder and voila!
Happy printing! And even better; Happy not printing online ads ever again!!