Boomaga 0.6.0

A free print preview and virtual printing utility for Linux-based operating systems
Boomaga stands for BOOklet MAnager and it’s an open source and unique graphical application that lets users to virtually print documents under any GNU/Linux platform, in order to view exactly how they will look before the actual printing process.

In other words, it’s a virtual printer software for viewing documents before printing them on a physical printer device. With this program you will be able to paste documents together and print multiple pages on one sheet.

It provides users with an easy to use and straightforward graphical user interface written with the help of the highly acclaimed Qt GUI toolkit, allowing users to quickly print documents, set various printer options, as well as to navigate between multiple sheets.

The application integrates with the printing system of your Linux distribution, which means that you will be able to virtually print documents from any application, simply by clicking the print button and selecting the “Boomaga” option.

In a few seconds, the program will open and it lets users to view how the document will look like before it’s printed on a physical device. Multiple documents can be added on the same sheet, allowing users to print them all as one.

Another interesting feature is the ability to print documents on both sides of the sheet, no matter if the physical printer supports duplex printing or not. In addition, you can specify if duplex printing is supported by the physical printer or not in the app’s options dialog.

Additionally, a Booklet function is integrated into the application, allowing users to effortlessly create books by folding the sheets in two. Keep in mind that you will have to manually turn over the pages halfway through the printing process.

In conclusion, Boomaga is a complex and dedicated print preview application that supports modern functionality and helps users to prepare their documents a bit before the actual printing process.

Reviewed by on April 7th, 2014


last updated on:
August 28th, 2014, 18:45 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Alexander Sokolov
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Printing

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Boomaga - The main window, where the user can load documents and preview them before printingBoomaga - The preferences window allows you to arrange the page before printing
What's New in This Release:
  • You can save and then load your piece of work.
  • Added desktop file and MIME associations for saved project files.
  • Added dag-and-drop support.
  • Added two layouts for the vertical placement of pages.
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Boomaga is an open source print preview software for users who want to view documents before printing them out using a...

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