Chromebooks are going to be more office-friendly within weeks. Chrome OS beta has been updated to include support for a new API “Document Scan Chrome API” which will allow users to connect and use scanners.
François Beaufort, sharing this news on Google Plus said that only SANE-compatible scanners out of the box. He has created a sample app that will scan documents, and using the newly introduced File Systems API, place the documents in a new “Document Scan” section in the Files app. You can install the Scan app from here.
This new API is currently available only on the beta channel of Chrome OS. Let’s hope that it will be ready for the next stable release with more features and compatibility so that all the leading scanners will work out of the box with Chrome OS.
Any other Chromebook-at-work-wishlist item guys?