ObviousIdea (Shareware)

GreenCloud is a virtual printer driver developed by ObviousIdea and released on April 2014. The program enables users to convert a regular document into a printer-friendly version that is at the same time, cost saving. Users can convert documents into PDF file format. Supported file formats include DOC and DOCX. This is possible through the integrated Word to PDF converter. This tool complements the green pdf printer.

GreenCloud is a green virtual printer driver. It was developed to save the user in terms of ink and paper costs. When GreenCloud is configured to appear as the default printer driver, every print job requires the user to choose among the recommended print previews that will best save them in terms of number of pages or ink consumption. When printing a document with a large number of pages, users can determine the page range to apply the print job. This ensures that the user will only print the number of documents necessary. Users can preview the specific print job, as well as remove unwanted pages from the range of pages. Users can also combine 2 or 4 pages of documents into just one print sheet. This saves on paper consumption. The program also comes with the ink saver optimization tool.

GreenCloud comes in two versions: the home version that is free for individual users, and the professional version for business consumers. The program may be installed into multiple computers at the same time. This allows businesses to save on paper and ink costs.