Google Launches Add-On Store for Google Drive
Google is rolling out a major new update to its cloud office suite with the launch of Add-On’s for its word processor and spreadsheet apps. The new store opens the door to 3rd party developers looking to integrate their existing products directly with Google Docs and Sheets.
Currently there are roughly 50 add-ons available that include such features as sending email campaigns directly from docs, conference calling, sending faxes, creating detailed flowcharts, and managing workflows. Many of these integrations look to expand on Google Drive’s powerful collaboration tools by reducing the need to leave the workspace.
The add-ons can be installed and accessed similar to extensions found on the chrome browser. To start, simply open a Docs or Sheets file and select the Add-Ons option from the top menu. Select the Get add-ons option and you will be greeted with a popup window with a list of available options.
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