We've just announced Google Docs and Sheets add-ons — new tools created by developers like you that give Google users even more features in their documents and spreadsheets. Joining the launch are more than 60 add-ons that partners have built using Apps Script. Now, we're opening up the platform in a developer-preview phase. If you have a cool idea for Docs and Sheets users, we'd love to publish your code in the add-on store and get it in front of millions of users.
To browse through add-ons for Docs and Sheets, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any document or spreadsheet. (Add-ons for spreadsheets are only available in the new Google Sheets).
Once you have a great working prototype in Docs or Sheets, please apply to publish. Scripts that are distributed as add-ons gain a host of benefits:
Thanks to hard work from our developer partners, the add-ons in the store look and feel just like native features of Google Docs and Sheets. We're providing a couple of new resources to help all developers achieve the same visual quality: a CSS package that applies standard Google styling to typography, buttons, and other form elements, and a UI style guide that provides great guidance on designing a Googley user experience.
Add-ons are available in the new version of Google Sheets as a replacement for the older version's script gallery. If you have a popular script in the old gallery, now's a great time to upgrade it to newer technology.
We can't wait to see the new uses you'll dream up for add-ons, and we're looking forward to your feedback on Google+ and questions on Stack Overflow. Better yet, if you're free at noon Eastern time this Friday, join us live on YouTube for a special add-on-centric episode of Apps Unscripted.
As the owner of Apps4Gapps.com, GoogleScriptExamples.com and the author of two O'Reilly books about Google Apps Script, I want to let the Apps Script team know that this is an amazing service and I thank you all for the incredible work you do.
This is great! Congratulations Google Team.As Google Apps Developers we are glad to start developing this kind of Google Apps as well.
+1 team! This will be awesome in the Education space! What's the roll-out plan? Add-ons not yet on our domain.
As the developer of several popular tools for teachers in the old scripts gallery (Doctopus, autoCrat, formMule, formRanger, etc), I believe this new ecosystem represents something deeply disruptive to the status quo in educational technology. Thrilled to be a part of it. Great job team!
These look great, and would work extremely well for interfacing Google Docs with business hardware such as label printers, envelope printers, card makers etc.
So this is the end to questions such as, "what is the best replacement for ms project in linux or mac", theres none such as the one you can build by yourself!
"Unlike regular Apps Script projects, add-ons don't expose your source code for all to see."What what now?? Are you telling me all my Google Apps Scripts' code is public?? How can someone see my code?
@Protector one: Regular Apps Script code is not public-public, but a script that is attached to a Google Docs or Sheets file can be seen by anyone with Edit access to the file, or anyone with View access if they make a copy. That is, the code is accessible to your collaborators on the file, but not the public. I should have made this clearer in the post.
@Dan: Ah, thanks for clearing that up. Had me worried there for a bit!
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