Announced today, Google is introducing a new layer of features to its Google Docs and Google Sheets productivity web apps. The word processor and spreadsheet editor will now support additional features through user-installed add-ons developed by select partners.


The add-ons are accessible through a menu in the tool bar when editing a document or spreadsheet and include a number of partners like Mail Chimp and Avery. Once prompted from the tool bar, Docs and Sheets will present a store-like interface laying out the various supported add-ons allowing you to install them to your apps.

While Google has partnered with a number of developers to launch its add-on feature, the company says to expect support for more add-ons to continue to roll out soon.

Add-ons should be available starting today in Google Docs and Google Sheets and all your documents and spreadsheets.

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2 Responses to “Google introduces add-on features for Google Docs & Sheets”

  1. Jeff Kang says:

    *Possible Google Docs add-on for word prediction, and auto complete*

    I’ve had my Nexus 10 for some time, and I absolutely love the word prediction and auto complete of the stock Android keyboard.

    I just tried Google Docs recently, and I was surprised to learn that there was no word completion, especially since the search engine has such amazing word completion.

    It doesn’t have the word prediction of Android, and that’s okay. However, I thought that Google Docs could be trained to learn from you. With Microsoft Word, and LibreOffice, you can train them, and have them build a collection of completed words to finish or partially typed words.

    Android’s word prediction in Google Docs could be a great way to get people to try Google Docs.

    If SwiftKey, Fleksy, Swype or Android came out with an auto correct, word prediction, and auto complete Google Docs add-on, I’d buy it.

  2. Interestingly, I get the Add-ons menu when I create a new file, but not when I open an older one?!