Google Docs and Sheets are excellent tools for creating word documents and spreadsheets. They provide virtually all of the basic functionality you need to edit, format and share your files. However, if you are looking to Google's cloud service to replace MS Office you will have noticed that there are still a few more advanced features missing.
The new add-ons feature changes this. Add-ons are small third party applications that can be installed directly into the Docs and Sheets apps (Slides and Forms are not currently supported), and they fill in the gaps in the native features of the software. Launched in March 2014, add-ons are still new and their number is growing all the time. Most of the best ones are free, while some of the more powerful utilities also offer premium versions with extra features.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get started with add-ons—how to install them, use them and remove them—and then guide you through ten of the best to get you started.
All add-ons are found and installed through the Docs or Sheets interface, in a very similar way to how Chrome extensions are installed. Open a document and go to.....
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