Boost your productivity using Add-ons | Add-ons | The Apps Show04:33

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Published on February 8, 2017

In this episode, Drea and Liliana walk us through some Apps add-ons that have a positive impact on improving work productivity. Add-ons are third-party apps that expand the capabilities of Docs, Sheets or Forms, and create extra features in these Apps’ user interface. By installing them, you will be able to automate time-consuming tasks such as customer mailouts, market research or project management.

In partnership with BetterCloud Monitor, we have selected our favorite Add-ons from the Google Apps Marketplace. You will learn in this article ( more about the three add-ons chosen by BetterCloud : “ShceduleOnce”, “Papyrs” and “DocHub”. Check it out!

As to this episode, The Apps Show team chose other three powerful add-ons: “ProjectSheet Planning”, “Form Publisher” and “Yet Another Mail Merge”. You will learn more how to install them (from your Doc, Sheet or Forms, or from the Google Apps Marketplace website) and their value proposition.

Drea starts the show with an overview of the ProjectSheet Planning add-on. If you are a project manager, you probably work with Gantt charts and would be interested in knowing how to create one using Google Sheets. You’ll be able to do that by using the ProjectSheet Planning add-on. On the other hand, If you work in Marketing or event planning, you will learn how to handle customized Docs and email at scale. With Form Publisher, you will be able to generate things such as event invitations or invoices from Forms responses: upon each new form submission, this add-on gets a template you have previously selected from Google Drive and replaces specific markers in this template by the answers submitted in the form. Finally, you will take your mail productivity to the next level thanks to the add-on Yet Another Mail Merge. In Drea’s demo, you’ll see how you can send personalized emails in bulk: the add-on will ask you to write first your email template as a draft and to create markers, which will be replaced by the data in your spreadsheet. You will be able to format your email directly in Gmail and add inline images or attachments.

There are plenty more game changing Add-ons that may help you, such as those listed by BetterCloud Monitor. So check it out! Also, feel free to share with us the list of your favorite add-ons in the comment section below!

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