Some of the important features of the App for Google™ Paint addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with App for Google™ Paint.
In short, App for Google™ Paint is an easy to use cloud-based paint app for your browser. Easily draw whatever you want and store them in the cloud or on your PC.
6 Reasons to Use App for Google™ Paint
Opens Google Paint (drawing) page in a simple and detached popup window.
Has a toolbar with five buttons to enhance using the paint UI.
Popup window has a feature to make it stay on top of other windows (AllwaysOnTop).
Features all Google paint functions in a resizable popup (the new size will be stored to the memory).
Lite addon as when the popup is closed, all burden will be removed from the browser.
Available for Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is App for Paint?
App for Paint is a comprehensive paint addon that lets you easily open Google drawing website in a new popup window. Within the UI there are 5 buttons at the right-side to enhance using the UI. An invert color button is also available to darken the paint UI for night time usage. Once you are done with your drawing, it can be saved to the cloud (Google Drive), or exported to your PC as png or jpeg formats. Google paint itself has a lot of features similar to the paint app in windows machine. It is very user friendly and all buttons and functions are self-explanatory.
2. Why App for Paint is considered a lite addon?
App for Paint is designed to operate similar to Chrome Apps. In other words, it opens in a simple and stand-alone popup window (as opposed to the toolbar-popup or sidebar), and once closed, completely clears-off and will not have any further background activities. Having this behavior, it is considered a very lite Addon and does not add any additional burden to your browser. Moreover, the popup has a built-in "Always-On-Top" feature which makes the window to remain always on top of other windows, enables you to do multi-tasking.
3. How can I download the source code for App for Google™ Paint?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What tools are available within the popup window?
When you open the popup, you will see a toolbar with 5 buttons at the right-side. Toolbar buttons are self-explanatory and if you hover over any of them, a title will show up with a short description. Note, after few seconds the toolbar will disappear by itself. But when you move the mouse to the right-side area, it will appear again.
5. Can I have more than one detached panel (with Paint UI rendered in)?
No, you can only have one detached window. Every time you click on the toolbar button, the window will be focused, if it is already open. If not, it opens a new window. Moreover, once you click on the detached button, the current popup window will be closed and a new tab will be open with the Paint page.
6. Does Paint addon automatically stores my drawing?
Yes, Paint app automatically stores all your drawings (in google drive). In order to restore them, simply click on the file > open button and then select my drive tab to find your drawing.
7. Is this addon available for mobile devices?
No currently it is only released for desktop browsers. In fact, in mobile devices, it is easier to use the website itself (Google Drawing) rather than using a separate app.
8. When I click the toolbar button, is there an option to open Paint page in a new tab rather than popup window?
No, currently there is no option to open paint UI in a new tab by clicking on the toolbar button. In future, there might be an option to add this feature, however, the purpose of this addon is to render paint UI in a simple and detached panel. Within the UI, there is a button at the right-side toolbar to open paint UI in a new tab (pop-out). Please note that once the tab is opened the current window will be closed.
9. Is there any keyboard shortcut to enhance opening the UI?
Unfortunately not, but in future versions there will be a shortcut key associated with this feature to open the paint UI.
10. How do I adjust the settings for paint app?
There is not a separate settings button for this app. All you need is available within the UI at the right-side toolbar.
11. What tools are available within the paint UI?
There are many tools available in Google Drawing UI. Many of them are similar to the Windows Paint software and self-explanatory. As mentioned above, you can also export the drawing to your computer as png, jpeg or svg format. To get more info about google drawing, please visit this Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Drawings).
12. What buttons (at the right-side toolbar) are available within the UI?
There are 5 buttons available within the toolbar at the right-side. From top to button, there is reload button. Pop-out button, to open the UI in a new tab. Pin button to make the UI always stay on top. Invert colors button to change the theme to dark. The last button is to open support page in order to report bugs and get info about this app.
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