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Create a mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets | Sheets to Apps

Whether you are in sales, marketing, education, project management, data analysis, etc., it’s common for people to want to send emails to multiple recipients with information that is customized to each. In this episode, learn about Martin Hawksey’s mail merge solution, which helps anyone send emails with customized content from a Google spreadsheet, and Gmail.

See the YouTube description for all the links you need.

Release Notes  |  Apps Script  |  Google Developers – January 21, 2020

The first release notes in 2020 for Google Apps Script are mostly related to the announcement of general availability of G Suite Add-ons and cover:

  • Manifest file structure changes (Note: “Manifest fields that previously supported Gmail add-ons still exist, but are now deprecated”)
  • Extension of the Card service
  • A Conference Data service has been added to sync Google Calendar with 3rd part conferencing applications

Visit the source link for more details.

Source: Release Notes  |  Apps Script  |  Google Developers

EncodeApp by tanaike (The Thinker)

EncodeApp is a GAS library for retrieving the encoding set (charset) and doing URL encode with the specific encoding set using Google Apps Script (GAS). – tanaikech/EncodeApp

Library’s project key: 1DsJdRQ9D6nXgbxVVvOroM3EYJOcB197Isvt2Sl4sziW3m9IqqeB9YoWy

Source: tanaikech/EncodeApp

Get updated with 2019-nCoV (or any) real-time statistics with Google Sheets

What if you want to catch up with the numbers regularly, say, in particular areas? Of course you can keep scrolling your phone for it, but there are chiller ways to do so.

In this 3-part series, Claire Chung explores the spread of pneumonia outbreak and explains how you can import & track data with Google Sheets, organize it & send notifications.

Source: Get updated with 2019-nCoV (or any) real-time statistics with Google Sheets.

Google Apps Script snippet for Google Sheets to view json strings in a modal dialog

View json strings in a modal dialog

View json strings in a modal dialog. Activate the cell that contains a JSON string Click menu item A foldable JSON will be shown in the modal dialog

Handy little Google Apps Script snippet from Riël Notermans (Zzapps) that makes it easier to view any JSON you are storing in a Google Sheets cell.

Source: Zzapps/google_sheets_json_viewer

G Suite Updates Blog: G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive

Take action without leaving G Suite

Image credit: Google – Take action without leaving G Suite 

Last year we announced the beta of G Suite Add-ons, a new cross-suite platform that connects G Suite to your favorite workplace apps. Beginning today, G Suite Add-ons will begin rolling out to all users.

Whilst the Add-on ecosystem is being extended making them generally available to end users developers will have to wait until you can start developing new add-ons for G Suite:

Organizations can also build their own add-ons using Apps Script. Note that the developer feature will be fully available in early February

Source: G Suite Updates Blog: G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive

Manage Gmail with Google Apps Script

Ever had a messy inbox full of mails? Does it bother you to skip the inbox? Luckily, Google has provided many services that we can harness its utilities to organize the mail using personal preferences or workflow.

You will able to make an auto email archiver/remover after following the steps. This will be done by using Google Apps Script and setting the schedule trigger. The code is pretty simple and straightforward since Google has already provided us with ready-to-use objects for managing Gmail.

Source: Manage Gmail with Google Script

GGvulnz — How to check your domain and groups settings

This article will highlight how you have to be careful about settings when you make some content available publicly, like Groups or Drive file.

The original article describe how an external person of the domain can subscribe to your Slack company channel by using a Google Groups that is publicly accessible. Stéphane Giron’s article helps answer the question – how to prevent and how to identify if some groups are concerned.

Source: GGvulnz — How to check your domain and groups settings

How to get that inactive Twitter handle you really want using Google Apps Script

You may have seen in the news that Twitter will begin deleting inactive accounts of users who hadn’t logged in within the past 6 months before Dec. 11, 2019.

This is bad news if you happen to be @qwerty123, but great news if — like me — you’ve found the perfect username but some clueless bovine has been accidentally hoarding it for the past 8 years.

In this post Sean Cann shows you how you can use Google Apps Script to detect when your preferred new Twitter handle becomes available.

Source: How to get that inactive Twitter handle you really want

TSDynamicUrls (#1) — Leverage the URL Power of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings & Forms 💥

In my previous post, I outlined the power of Google document URLs to perform “Simple, Powerful, Work” and promised to share several tools I’ve developed to aid in building them.

Source: TSDynamicUrls (#1) — Leverage the URL Power of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings & Forms 💥

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