You already use Google Docs and Sheets, but from today, Google gave their productivity suite a whole lot more bang for your buck. Add-ons are new tools created by developer partners giving you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets. To take a look, simply select “Get Add-ons” from the Add-ons menu in any open document or spreadsheet. Once installed, it immediately becomes available across all your existing documents or spreadsheets and you can take full advantage straight away.
To give you a small taste of what’s new; here are a few examples of how these tools can help you do more:
Get approvals from Docs and Sheets
Get your documents and spreadsheets reviewed and approved without paperwork and emails, with the “Letter Feed Workflow”. The innovative tool allows your documents to be circulated to the appropriate people and adds a simple “Approve” button right inside the document or spreadsheet. You receive notification as soon as your document is approved, and you can then publish the final version with a single click.
Send customised emails
It��s never been easier to create a newsletter or bulk email list. Using “Merge” (by Mailchimp) you can create and send customised emails right from Google Docs. Simply pull the relevant data from a spreadsheet using “merge tags” and insert into your document. Once merged, all you have to do is hit send.
Google Apps Script
You can now create your own, bespoke add-ons with this clever tool. Whatever your organisation can dream up – you can now build it with Script. If you would like to talk to one of our Google Apps Script experts then get in touch.
USEFUL TIP: If your Google Apps admin console is set at Scheduled release, the add-ons will come through in a couple of weeks. Switching to Rapid release will enable you to see the add-ons immediately (note: you will need to have the recent release of Google Sheets to see the add-ons).
Source: Google Enterprise Blog