Add-On Apps Come to Google Docs and Sheets

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As a student, I think one of Microsoft Office’s greatest assets is its ecosystem of third-party plugins. When I’m writing a research paper, integrated encyclopedia look-up and custom dictionaries are a godsend. Google apparently recognizes their utility, too; today, the company announced the launch of add-ons for Docs and Sheets.

Add-ons work exactly as you’d expect: they can help expedite specialized tasks from within the Google Docs interface. Ever want to import names and addresses from a Sheet to a Doc? Avery Label Merge can help with that. Forget MLA or APA or Chicago style? EasyBib Bibliography Creator will set you on the right track. These and about 30 other extensions are available now, and Google say more are on the way.

Using add-ons is pretty straightforward. From within a Google doc or spreadsheet, click on the “Add-on” menu, and then click “Get add-ons” for a list of installable add-ons.

Any Google Docs users out there exited for this feature?


Via: Google Drive Blog




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