Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Google Drive boosts utility with Add-On applications

I am a big user of Google Drive for most of my document needs. I don't really need the size, complexity or cost of Microsoft Office and the cloud-based sharing and group editing features of Google Drive make it nearly perfect for my entire family including my college professor wife and high school student son.

Today, I noticed the Google Drive had a new menu choice within Documents and Spreadsheets. Add-ons provides access to a selection of third party utility apps that add functionality to your Google Drive documents. This includes diagramming software. thesaurus, label and mail merge capabilities, expanded templates, mind mapping and more. Most add-ons are free to use, although some have paid "Pro" versions for expanded capabilities.

Google drive addons 

You can find more information on these new Google Drive Add-ons in this post from the Google Drive group.

Bring a little something extra to Docs and Sheets with add-ons

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 browse through add-ons for Docs and Sheets, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet. (Add-ons for spreadsheets are only available in the new Google Sheets).

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