Google add-ons boost Docs and Sheets in new Word strike

Mar 11, 2014
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Google add-ons boost Docs and Sheets in new Word strike

Google has integrated add-ons to Google Docs and Sheets, allowing developers to offer new tools to streamline users' workflows such as citing sources, sending customize emails en-masse, and getting feedback from other reviewers. The extras show up in a new "Add-ons" menu in the toolbar, and once each individual one is enabled it's made available across all documents and spreadsheets.

The launch line-up includes some big names in the office space. For instance, there's Avery Label Merge to create printed labels from a spreadsheet of contact details, while Merge by Mailchip drafts customized emails in Docs.

Students, meanwhile, may find EasyBib Bibliography Creator more to their liking, adding a toolbar to keep an up-to-date - and correctly formatted - citations section as you work through a document like a term paper.

Meanwhile, collaborative documents get Letter Feed Workflows, which handles distributing works-in-progress to difference recipients, and then routing their approval back to the original author.

It's a clear sign of aggression against Microsoft's Word, the flexibility of which has made it an Office and student staple over the years.

VIA Android Community


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