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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
It actually is really easy to add the Virtru SDK to your project, as I’ll demonstrate through the construction of a “Protect & Share” Google Docs add-on.
I’m not familiar with Virtru but in this post from Trevor Foskett (Senior Solutions Engineer at Virtru) shows how their product can easily be integrated into Google Docs as an add-on. You’ll hopefully find this post useful to find out about Virtru as well as how client side and server side processing can be handled using Google Apps Script.
Those familiar with Google Sheets will probably want to know how this is different to the built-in QUERY() function, the answer is this is add-on enables a full SQL. Following the source link gives information on how to access this add-on.
You can use the Goal Seek add-on to calculate the required value of a cell to achieve a desired value in another cell. This is particularly useful when conducting break-even analysis or sensitivity calculations, like determining how changing one value affects other correlated values in your sheet.
Interesting to see Google extending the functionality of Google Sheets with this official add-on
Alice Keeler’s architecture on designing your Google Forms to provide immediate feedback by utilizing branching options is fascinating and efficient.
Create multiple sections in your Form and add only one question per section that determines which section to jump to next. Answer correctly and the branching should take the student to the next question. Answer incorrectly and be taken to a section with a tutorial or hint and a chance to answer a new question.
A short promo video from the official G Suite account showing users how to install add-ons in Google Sheets, which developers might find useful to reference or see how to structure their own add-on videos.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted updates on the Google Sheets Add-on “Formulas by Top Contributors”, but now the time has come around to make up for that !