- Enhance Google G Suite (Google Docs & Spreadsheets) with free add-ons
- Document collaboration add-on for video conferencing in Google G Suite
- Gliffy Diagrams Add-on for Google G Suite
- Google Translate add-on for G Suite
- MindMeister Mind Mapping Add-on for Google G Suite
- MailChimp Email Merge Add-on for Google G Suite
- Supermetrics Analytics Reporting Add-on for Google G Suite
Enhance Google G Suite (Google Docs & Spreadsheets) with free add-ons
If you’re a Google G Suite (formerly Google Apps) Docs or Sheets user, here are some of the best free business add-ons you might not know about.
For those unfamiliar with Google Apps, Docs is a word processor and Sheets is a spreadsheet in this online office software suite that you use in your browser with an Internet connection.
For Google G Suite, add-ons are third-party tools that can be installed directly in the toolbar of your office software. So they are different from templates because they are used for every document. Other software packages may refer to these types of tools as add-ons or third-party applications.
Where to get add-ons for Google G Suite
Once you’re on a blank Google Doc screen, select Add-ons – Download add-ons †
There are dozens of free add-ons available. To save you time, these are the ones I find most useful. Have fun searching!
Document collaboration add-on for video conferencing in Google G Suite
Collaborating on documents is one of the key features of Google Docs, including real-time editing with other authors of the same document.
If you’re looking for a way to add audio and video to these meetings, you might be interested in this Hangout Document Collaboration Add-on provided by www.business-hangouts.com. The interface includes multiple windows and integration with custom Google+ profiles.
Gliffy Diagrams Add-on for Google G Suite
If you are discussing business ideas with flowcharts or diagrams, you should check out the Gliffy Diagrams add-ons.
Features include tracked changes across multiple editors, custom forms and other chart elements, and more.
Gliffy also offers tools for floor plans, org charts, and other specialized charts.
Google Translate add-on for G Suite
If business has made you a reactivist, you will likely find more languages than you can learn.
Google Docs users who are often on the go may find it helpful to add the free Google Translate add-on directly to their program’s interface.
MindMeister Mind Mapping Add-on for Google G Suite
The MindMeister Mind Mapping add-on makes it easy to brainstorm or understand both an individual and a team.
This add-on turns your bulleted lists into a visual representation of your ideas that many find inspiring.
It also makes it easier to share your ideas with other stakeholders in your vision.
MailChimp Email Merge Add-on for Google G Suite
Have you ever wanted to send an email directly from a Google Docs document? The MailChimp Email Merge add-on allows you to do just that.
Saving emails in a Google Spreadsheet file can make document sharing much easier. It is a free tool that can make your productivity tasks easier.
Supermetrics Analytics Reporting Add-on for Google G Suite
If your daily to-do list includes business reporting, you may be interested in this Supermetrics Analytics Reporting add-on.
Find and display your organization’s marketing data through Google Analytics and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
You can also integrate this add-on with AdWords, Bing Ads, Google Webmaster Tools, and more.
The links I’ve included in this slideshow assume the user is signed in to Google Drive. Otherwise, you may be prompted to do this. Most users can easily sign in to Google Docs via Google Drive or Gmail.