Google islaunching add-ons for its Docs and Sheets today, according to a post on its official blog. Created mostly by third-party developers, these add-ons will insert features into a user’s document that were not previously possible. In order to see what is available, users will need to click on the Add-ons tab for any open document or spreadsheet and then click the Get add-ons option. From there, users will be directed to the Add-on store.
Some of the add-ons available include Avery Label Merge, a tool that will let users import addresses or names from Sheets into Docs for printing labels. EasyBib Bibliography Creator will allow users to cite books, journals, and websites easily in MLA, APA, or Chicago style. Merge by Mailchimp provides the ability to send customized emails from Google Docs and Letter Feed Workflows provides the ability to share a document with co-workers who can click on an “Approve” button for simple feedback. Once the recipients have approved the document, the sender is notified and can then post their work.
While the selection of add-ons is limited right now, Google says that a lot more are on the way.