March 12, 2014
Google has finally integrated third party add-ons to its Google Docs and Spreadsheet making it impossible for users to install a wide variety of add-ons on their documents and sheets and access them across different devices.
Add-ons are tools created by developer partners of Google that give you more features to do many things with your documents and spreadsheets.To start adding add-ons for Docs and Sheets, you need to select “Get add-ons” in the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet.
Once the add-on is installed, it will become available across all of your documents r spreadsheets and you can start using it right away.
Watch this video to learn more about how to add add-ons to your docs and sheets
Here are some interesting add-ons you can add to your Google Docs :
1- EasyBib Bibliography Creator
The Bibliography Creator by EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Format citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago style. When you’re finished creating your bibliography, click Generate Bibliography and we’ll alphabetize your citations and add them to the end of your paper.
Kaizena makes it easy for teachers to give high quality feedback on student work – simply highlight and speak to give verbal feedback, or attach reusable resources for common problems. This Doc Add-on allows you to quickly open the Google Doc you’re currently viewing in Kaizena, which is very useful if you’re using workflow tools that link directly to a Google Doc such as doctopus.
4- Lucid Chart Diagram
Lucidchart is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously — great for team collaboration
5- Track Changes
When collaborating on a document, it can be tough to manage the editing process. Track Changes Basic gives you the control you need. You can selectively accept the edits you like, and discard the ones you don’t.
The Twitter Curator add-on for Google Docs helps you find and curate tweets right inside your Google documents. Just sign-in with your existing Twitter account and start curating. It supports hash tags, @mentions and all the other Twitter search operators.
7- Hello Sign
HelloSign takes paper out of the equation. You’ll never need to print, sign and scan documents again! Simply open your Google Doc, add your signature and send it off as a PDF. It’s legally binding and takes less than a minute.
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