It is impossible to see an Internet user who is not using any Google services. Since, Android phones dominate the Smartphone market, Google services have become an essential one for both personal and official purposes. Google drive is one of the important cloud services from Google, which comes handy in many situations. Since, it supports all the Google services, you can easily backup and organize your data in a single place. A few months back, Google added a separate section for add-ons to enhance its functionality. I’ve handpicked five best add-ons to improve your productivity. The list is as follows.
Google Slides is a simple tool from Google to create and edit PowerPoint presentations. It is available as an add-on in the Chrome web store and works with Google drive, even when you are not connected to the internet. The interface is very simple and easy to understand. You can easily create presentations and it will be automatically saved in your Google drive account. If you have any power point presentations in your Google drive, it lets you edit them from anywhere on the web. It is a must have add-on for people who frequently work with presentations.
Drive Tunes is one of the interesting add-ons for Google drive. It will convert the Google drive app into a cloud music player. Once you install the application, it will play all the audio files (mp3 and m4a) in your Google drive account. Instead of using a separate cloud music player, you can your Google drive for listening songs. All the music player options like Shuffle, Playlist Creation, Music Search, etc., will be on the application. So, you can upload your favorite songs to Google drive and listen to them on the go. You can read the full review here.
Twitter Curator helps you organize important tweets in Google docs. If you are working on a project or want to see peoples’ reactions to a particular product or application, you can save all the related tweets in your Google docs account using this app. All you need to do is, just log in to your Twitter account, connect the app and start extracting all the tweets related to a keyword, hash tag or tweets of any user on Twitter. If you’ve logged into multiple Google accounts, it will show an error while connecting to your Twitter account.
If you want to copy all the contents of different documents, instead of manually doing all the actions, you can use this “Document Merge” add-on to combine multiple documents quickly and easily. If you have a series of documents, i.e., more than hundred or thousand of pages, this add-on will be helping in merging multiple pages easily. Not only from documents, also you can combine data from spreadsheets to your word documents. Another interesting feature in the add-on is, it will automatically send that file to the specified recipient, once it completes the merging process.
Ablebits is a company which offers multiple plugins and add-ons for Google docs, Spreadsheets, Outlook and for Microsoft app developers. These add-ons will be very helpful for people who use Google Spreadsheets. It helps you reduce your work and manipulate the data easily. For instance, “Remove Duplicates” add-on will help you remove all the repeating data from the spreadsheets and “Advanced Find & Replace” will help you quickly search in large spreadsheets. You can check all the related add-ons on the website using the link above.
If I’ve missed any of your favorite add-ons for Google drive, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.