Google Introduces Third-party “Add-ons” on Google Drives.
Google has recently announced a one-stop shop for new third-party apps that will be used by Google Driver users in Docs and Sheets for carious tasks within the services.
Google has been focusing on cloud storage and similar services as people reliance upon them continue to increase. During an announcement on Thursday, the worlds biggest internet company commented that Google Drive users in Doc and Sheets would see an additional array of add-ons. These add-ons would help simplify various task in the services, which originally had users go through all sorts of hurdles. Likes its various open sources, Google will allow third party developers to create tools for Docs and Sheets, along with a free online-based word-processing and spreadsheet services.
Google has spoken of the few listed add-ons that will help users work on Docs and Sheets easily. Features like signing documents, customized email templates, citing various sources or marking name tags, all done in with documents and spreadsheets.
To begin, one must have the latest version of both service. User will then need to select on new “Add-ons” tab that will appearing in Doc or Sheets along with some other options like “File”, “Tools”, “Edit” and “Help”. Below the new tabs, users can click “Get add-ons” which will then show about a dozen apps that are currently available for both app stores. The installation process is similar to that of a browser plugin for Chrome app stores.
“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,” Google Product Manager, Saurabh Gupta, said in a company’s official blog post, Tuesday.
This new marketplace will welcome all developers to create and publish their add-ons, but since the features is currently in preview phase, developers must first have the approval from Google before publishing their work. Once testing phase has bee successful all developers can publish add-on freely.