Google has announced the arrival of add-on to its online Office productivity suite on Google Drive, specifically Google Docs and Sheets.
The add-ons work in a similar fashion as Google Chrome extensions, bringing in support for tools from third-party developers to additional features, and integrations with third-party apps, thus improving the capabilities of both apps.
You use Google Docs and Sheets to get all sorts of stuff done—whether you’re staying up late to finish that final paper or just getting started on a new project at the office. But to help take some of that work off your shoulders, today we’re launching add-ons—new tools created by developer partners that give you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets.
To get access to add-ons, all you have to do is open a doc or spreadsheets, and select Add-ons > Get Add-ons from the task bar. Do note that the add-ons for Sheets are only available for new Google Sheets, and not the ones you’ve already created online. So this might be a bummer that you might have to create a new sheet and transfer the data to it if you want to make use of the add-ons.
There are dozens of add-ons already available in Google Drive, including Merge by MailChimp, Easybib Bibliography Creator, Thesaurus and many more. Head over to Google Drive to see if you can find a useful one to boost your productivity.
Source: Google Drive Blog
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