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A Step By Step Guide on How to Locate and Add Add-ons to Your Google Drive

October 12, 2014
It seems from the emails we keep receiving from some of our readers here that they still did not grasp the concept of add-ons that Google released a few months ago. In a nutshell, add-ons are third party tools created to add capabilities to your documents and spreadsheets.The  majority of these add-ons are created by independent developers not affiliated with Google.

Since the release of this new feature that supports third party extensions in Google Drive, the add-ons store is now teeming with all kinds of applications to use on your documents and spreadsheets. These tools cover a wide variety of services and enable users to perform some enhanced functionalities on their documents and spreadsheets. Here some good add-ons we have previously reviewed for teachers:


Here is how to locate and install an add-on on your document or spreadsheet.

1- Open a document or spreadsheet



2- Click on "add-ons" then select "get add-ons"



2- Browse through the store and select the add-on you want to install



Watch this video to learn more about how to install add-ons on your documents or spreadsheets.