Google Add-Ons may have been something you noticed in a personal Google account, but now should see coming your way for students and staff in the Edu managed domains. Here's what to look for:
When you have a Google Doc or a Google Sheet open, look in the menu bar between "Table" and "Help" for "Add-ons" as shown below.
Add-ons add a feature or otherwise separate tool to the existing document. I recently used Add-ons in a Google Doc to create a table of contents for the document. It appears in the sidebar of the document and allows me to navigate quickly through a larger document. Other Add-ons that might be really helpful are:
- Kaizena Voice Add-on
- Easybib Add-on for bibliography building in a document
- Maps will add a Google map to an existing document
- Lucid Chart Diagrams
- Charts will help you create a chart from the data in your spreadsheet
Just in the last week I have seen new Add-ons that were not there before so I am certain that there are many ideas yet to come. Search for an Add-On that helps you. Click on "Add-on" in the menu and select "Get Add-ons".
Google has prepared a great video to introduce you to this great feature too: