Google Docs and Google Sheet (spreadsheet) users could merge contact details for label printing, customise emails and set up approval workflows with new “add-on” mini-programs made by independent software developers.
The add-ons appeared in a dropdown menu in Google Docs and Google Sheets once approved by the Google Apps administrator.
Users could sift through different activities in the Add-ons menu for any open document or spreadsheet. Add-ons for spreadsheets were only available in the new Google Sheets, Google said in a blog post.
Google featured several add-ons in a video demonstrating the feature.
Print address labels and name tags
Avery Label Merge allowed users to import addresses or names from Sheets into Docs for printing. Users picked the type of Avery labels and the document was formatted to match the layout of the label pack.
Create a bibliography without leaving Docs
The EasyBib Bibliography Creator helped writers cite books, journals, and websites in MLA, APA, and Chicago style by entering in titles, journal article names, and websites right inside the document.
Send customised emails
Customized emails from Google Docs could be sent with Merge by Mailchimp. Merge tags pulled information from a spreadsheet into the document.
Get approvals from Docs and Sheets
Letter Feed Workflows sent documents to the right person and added a simple ‘Approve’ button inside the document or spreadsheet. Users would be notified as soon as it was approved and could publish the final version.