40 Productivity Add-ons for Google Workspace

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Using Google Workspace over other paid alternatives is one of the smarter moves for anyone who needs an easy-to-use and accessible suite of tools. While Google does provide tools within their programs, sometimes there are some things that just are missing, or don’t fit what you need them for. That’s where Google’s Workspace Marketplace comes in!

This online directory is filled with add-ons, themes, and extensions that make tasks easier, more efficient, or even fun! Below is a list of 40 add-ons for a wide range of the Google Workspace products that focus on user productivity. Regardless if you’re a teacher, writer, marketer, or even a freelancer, these tools can save you from wasting time on troubleshooting or researching.

Disclaimer: Not all the features described will be available for free. Check the add-on page to see what features are available free or paid.

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onelook thesaurus google addon

★★★☆☆3.9/5
Available for Google Docs

The OneLook Thesaurus add-on for Google Docs adds the much-needed feature of a thesaurus to your documents. It adds a load of search options for words or phrases, such as, synonyms, rhymes, nouns, and adjectives. It also shows you triggers or words that are commonly associated with your search and makes adding in more words simple by clicking on a result.

mla apa formatter google workspace addon

★★★☆☆3.5/5
Available for Google Docs

Regardless if you’re a professional or still in school, the MLA Formatter makes it easier to format your document to MLA and APA standards. It changes the font size and family, makes the document double-spaced, inserts a heading with your name, teacher, class, and date, among much more! You can create a template for each of your classes for easy formatting. All your data is securely synced across the cloud, so you can use MLA Formatter on all of your devices.

gtasks google workspace addon

★★☆☆☆ 2.8/5
Available for Google Docs

If you’re like me and write down reminders on anything you can, then download this add-on. It makes it easy to tackle to-do lists as you work in a Google Docs. Instead of writing it down on a separate paper, simply add a reminder or task within GTasks! Plus, it all links up to your Google account, so you can access them on multiple devices.

Free Features:

  • Create tasks by selecting your document text
  • Manage by add, delete, mark as done, specify due date
  • Nest subtasks within a task

Premium Features:

  • Create new, rename, delete task list
  • Edit inline, rearrange tasks by drag drop
  • Paste the task to the document in a click
accessibility checker addon google workspace

★★★★☆ 4/5
Available for Google Docs

Whether you’re writing a blog post or content for a website, accessibility needs to be considered. In order to abide by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), this add-on allows you to check your Google Doc against a multitude of guidelines. These guidelines help ensure that screen readers and those with reading disabilities can access and read your document.

They also have an add-on for Slides!

insert images gifs addon google workspace

★★★★☆ 4.3/5
Available for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

This is a great multi-tool for those who like or need to use images in their work. Get royalty free images, GIFs, icons, stickers, and more from popular sites like Pexels and Giphy! Instead of having multiple tabs open, grab images right from your document or presentation window.

free icons icons8 google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4.8/5
Available for Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides

Another great add-on for free icons! Icons8 makes it easy to have matching style icons across your files.

zoho notebook google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4.6/5
Available for Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Gmail

If you’d like to clear out all those emails from your Gmail inbox, but are afraid to lose the information within, Zoho Notebook is your new hero. Save important emails by adding them to your Zoho Notebook and access them in multiple formats. Keep them saved in your Google Drive until you’re ready, turn your notes and ideas into a Google Doc, or add new events and reminders to your Google Calendar!

qr code maker google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4/5
Available for Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets

This is a completely free (yes, 100% free) QR code maker. Don’t be like me and accidentally pay for a QR code to stay active on the document after the trial ended. This lets you create QR codes directly inside Google Docs and Sheets without having to switch to another browser tab.

lucidchart google workspace addon
Lucid Software

★★★☆☆ 3.9/5
Available for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

This is the perfect add-on for diagrams and data. With a large amount of integrations, Lucidchart provides a collaborative solution to data. With templates ranging from flowcharts to floor plans to mind maps, there’s something for everyone. It allows you to import from Visio, OmniGraffle, Gliffy, and draw.io and even has conditional formatting. The free plan includes 100 professional templates and allows you to export to PDF, PNG, JPG, and Microsoft Visio, as well as embed your diagram into blogs, wikis, or websites.

writing habit google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4/5
Available for Google Docs

As a writer, keeping track of my writing as well as meeting my personal writing goals is important. This add-on allows you to track your active time (aka billable hours), words per minute (WPM), daily or total word count, and more across multiple documents. Keep track of your writing hours for freelancing or have an accurate word count during National Novel Writing Month. There’s even a dark mode for those who prefer to be a night owl!

flaticon free icons google workspace addon
freepik

★★★★☆ 4.1/5
Available for Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, and Forms

Flaticon is the largest icon database filled with free icons for you to add into documents or presentations without having to leave your current tab.

avery label maker google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4.9/5
Available for Google Docs and Sheets

Once upon a time, it was my job to print labels for many folders. I wish I had this add-on to make it easy to format text for the various label sizes. Customize with fonts and images, while utilizing templates for popular label brands, such as Avery, Herma, or SheetLabels.com.

doc tools google workspace addons

★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
Available for Google Docs

Google Docs allows for many things, but there are some features that lack when you compare it to Microsoft Office. The Doc Tools add-on gives you 13 tools for minor adjustments that are lacking in Google Docs. Increase/decrease font, toggle sentence case, arrange lists/tables in alphabetical order, and even convert words to digits or digits to words!

screenplay formatter google docs addon

★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
Available for Google Docs

Regardless of what educational level you are when it comes to scriptwriting, there aren’t many free screenplay tools out there. This add-on turns Google Docs into a formatted space to write out every scene you think of. It includes basic script formatting and makes it easy to switch between scenes, action, speakers, and dialogue. There are a multitude of other settings and features that are made to make screenwriting easier!

docusign esignature google addon workspace
DocuSign

★★★☆☆ 3.9/5
Available for Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail

For those who use DocuSign regularly, there’s an easier way to connect your Gmail, Drive, or Docs. The DocuSign eSignature add-on allows you to generate agreements from Gmail, Drive, or Docs, add recipients or a personal message, then tag the document in DocuSign. Collect signatures or sign agreements all through the DocuSign add-on in your Google Workspace. The free plan includes unlimited signing, send up to three documents for others to sign, as well as the basic features like mobile app access, document routing, and “sign here” tags.

adobe creative cloud addon google workspace
Adobe

★★★★☆ 4.5/5
Available for Google Docs, Slides, and Gmail

Just when you think Adobe can’t get any more accessible, here’s their Google Workspace add-on! Connected to the Creative Cloud, you can find the assets you need, attach link previews to files, libraries, and creations in Gmail, and save Gmail attachments to your Creative Cloud. The most recent update lets you access and use brand colors, character styles and graphics in your Creative Cloud library in Google Docs and Slides.

languagetool grammar spell checker google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4.2/5
Available for Google Docs

Personally, I use this extension on every Google account I have. While many prefer Grammarly, I need something that’s non-intrusive and just gets the job done. This add-on checks your text as you go for style and grammar errors. LanguageTool finds many errors that a simple spell checker cannot detect, like mixing up there/their, or repeating a word, and it can detect some grammar problems. It supports more than 25 languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, and Russian. It also includes a personal dictionary for word exceptions that you may use, but aren’t included in the standard dictionary.

extensis fonts google workspace addons
Extensis

★★★☆☆ 3.6/5
Available for Google Docs and Slides

What’s a feature that Microsoft has that Google doesn’t? Previewing font styles before choosing it. With the Extensis add-on, you can sort through Google Fonts by popularity or style. It’s easy to experiment because you can preview the font right from the panel! With over 900 fonts, there’s no excuse to keep to the same traditional fonts for your presentation.

awesome table google sheets addon

★★★★☆ 4.6/5
Available for Google Sheets

Another great add-on that turns your data spreadsheets into presentable and readable content. Awesome Table lets you turn your data into many mediums. Create a Google Map of your customers or suppliers, make a product catalog or project portfolio, or create various charts to summarize your data! Embed them anywhere, filter and search your data, and fully customize to present exactly how you need to.

power tools google sheets addon
Ablebits

★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
Available for Google Sheets

Just as with Google Docs, there are some key features lacking in Google Sheets. The Power Tools add-on brings in 10 different types of features. From comparing data to merge/combine sheets, splitting cells by name units, or even randomizing information, this is a must-have add-on for working with spreadsheets in Google Workspace.

table styles google sheets addon

★★☆☆☆ 2.9/5
Available for Google Sheets

For those who prefer to make data easier to read and look nice, check out Table Styles. This add-on lets you apply a uniform look to tables. Use premade styles, or save your branding as a new style to apply to as many sheets as you want. Not only can you customize the font and background color, but you can also add borders and format headers.

powerpack google slides addon
21solutions

★★★★☆ 4.3/5
Available for Google Slides

Align and position text and images with ease through the PowerPack add-on. Group images together so that you can move them all at once, rearrange the order, and more! This is a lightweight add-on with a lot of potential and plans from the developer themselves.

pear deck google workspace addon
Pear Deck

★★★★☆ 4.1/5
Available for Google Slides

The Pear Deck add-on is more than just for teachers. While it definitely caters to making the digital classroom more engaging, businesses can utilize the tools for team-building or training. With Pear Deck, your presentations can become interactive through the addition of questions viewers can engage with. It allows for multi-formatted responses, such as, answers that are text, number, or even drawn by hand. Each presentation comes with a session coded that viewers can use to join and gathers their answers in real time, even letting you review them later on.

paletti google slides addon

★★★☆☆ 3.1/5
Available for Google Slides

This add-on lets you apply a palette to a single slide or your whole presentation at the click of a button. Save custom palettes, edit them, or even extract a color from a selected image. While the interface is a little confusing, just hover over the icons to see what the buttons do.

pixton google slides addon
Pixton Comics, Inc.

★★★★☆ 4.3/5
Available for Google Slides

If you need a fun way to present to students or coworkers, I introduce Pixton! This add-on is perfect for story boarding or comic creation. Some uses for this add-on are book/movie summaries, explaining concepts, math word problems, or creative writing. Businesses can use Pixton for employee training, marketing user personas, email marketing, and more. The possibilities are endless with Pixton as a creative way to engage viewers or readers.

slides poll google slides addon

★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
Available for Google Slides

A feature lacking in Slides is the ability to hold a live poll. The Slides Poll add-on services that need by adding a poll right to your slide. Collect votes through Google Forms, getting the results directly in real time. Results are stored in a Google Sheet for you to refer back to when you need!

form publisher google workspace addon
Awesome Gapps

★★★★☆ 4.6/5
Available for Google Sheets and Forms

Google Forms is used for a variety of data gathering tasks that mimic the uses of popular data management tools like QuickBooks or SurveyMonkey. The Form Publisher add-on lets you turn that data submission into more professional and easy to read documents. With Google Forms, documents are generated with each form submission. In Google Sheets, you can mass generate documents in bulk! Streamline business processes, so you spend more time on other tasks! Generate and send invoices, quotes, certificates, or any other document you can dream of. Plus, you can export to a PDF or to Microsoft Office products. There are a multitude of other features, so we highly recommend this add-on!

hypatia create google workspace addon

★★★★☆ 4.2/5
Available for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Whether you’re a teacher, student, or finance professional, Hypatia makes it easy to deal with mathematical equations. This add-on has an easy-to-use interface for a math equation editor. It lets you copy/paste equations from various sources, and makes it formatted properly in ways that wouldn’t be possible without it.

quilgo google forms addon
Native Platform Ltd

★★★★☆ 4.4/5
Available for Google Forms

If your profession requires you to proctor exams or skill assessments, you need this add-on. Quilgo turns your Google Form into a proper test by embedding a timer, allowing start and submission time tracking, and even make video snapshots of respondents. It allows for integration with other apps as well as exporting data for analysis.

form limiter google forms addon
New Visions Cloudlab

★★★★☆ 4.4/5
Available for Google Forms

To help those who manage multiple Google Forms, the formLimiter add-on makes it easy to stop allowing responses. While I think it's something that should be already implemented into Google Workspace, this add-on automatically sets Google Forms to stop accepting responses after a specific condition is met. This could be a maximum number of responses, a specific date and time, or when a spreadsheet’s cell contains a specific value (which is perfect for online contests).

mergo google workspace addon

★★★★★ 5/5
Available for Google Sheets, Docs, and Gmail

That’s right, there’s even an add-on for email marketing! Mergo is a great tool because of how unique it can be for each user. It can be used right from Google Gmail, but you can also create custom email templates from within Google Docs. You can even send yourself a test email to make sure it looks how you’d like, and import Google Contacts to the campaign. The freemium version includes your first campaign completely free, but limits any campaign after to up to 20 emails per campaign. View the add-on page to see a huge list of features available.

zoom google workspace addon
Zoom Video Communications

★★★★☆ 4.3/5
Available for Google Calendar and Gmail

One of the best ways to keep in touch is through video meetings. Zoom has provided an easy way to transform your emails into Zoom Meetings easily. Simply choose an email, and it will automatically add the topic, attendees, and attachments for you! It also integrates with Google Calendar to create a one-click invitation and make sure your schedule stays up to date.

slack addon gmail google
Slack

★★★★☆ 4/5
Available for Gmail

For those who utilize Slack for business or pleasure, [the Slack Add-on for Gmail ]((https://workspace.google.com/u/0/marketplace/app/slack_for_gmail/533288507123) enables you to keep your emails and conversations connected. Rather than clog up your inbox, move the conversation to Slack with the help of this add-on. It’ll carry over the message as well as any attachments in the email!

trello google gmail addon
Atlassian Corporation Plc

★★★☆☆ 3.8/5
Available for Gmail

One of my favorite organizational tools is Trello. With the Trello Add-on for Gmail, you’ll be able to connect your emails and projects together. Subject lines are imported to the card titles, while the email bodies are added as card descriptions. Turn your emails into to-do’s and never miss a detail with the Trello add-on!

time assistant google workspace addon
TimeNavi

★★★★☆ 4.2/5
Available for Google Calendar, Drive, Sheets, and Gmail

As the workplace climate changes, time management is a necessary skill. Regardless if you’re a freelancer or 9-5 employee, being able to track how your time is being used is important. The Time Assistant add-on makes that easy by analyzing your Google Calendar events and using their colors and titles to help you understand how you’re spending your time with different projects or activities. It even has a friendly generated message to suggest times for your guest that aligns with your schedule.

highlight tool google workspace addon
Jason Chin

★★★☆☆ 3.6/5
Available for Google Docs

For anyone who need to organize a long form document, being able to highlight and categorize is important in Google Docs. The Highlight Tool adds some much-needed features to highlighting. The customizable highlighters automatically save, so all you need to worry about is the work. Organize essays, categorize ideas, or emphasize important lines. What’s even better is you can export the highlighted text to a separate document by sequence or by color!

easybib chegg google docs addon
EasyBib

★★★☆☆ 3.6/5
Available for Google Docs

Citing sources is important when writing any research paper or professional white paper. The EasyBib add-on makes it easy to create a bibliography and helps you cite nearly any source you can think of. It allows for a variety of citation formats like MLA, APA, or Chicago. It even alphabetizes the bibliography for you!

google slides translator addon

★★★☆☆ 3.4/5
Available for Google Slides

Make presentations accessible across multiple languages! The Slides Translator add-on lets you select text and translate into over 100 languages, as well as voice typing for 60+ languages. It turns Google Slides into a more inclusive product in such a simple way!

easy accents google docs addon
Daniel Baker

★★★☆☆ 3.5/5
Available for Google Docs

I’m not sure why it's so difficult for word processing programs to add in accents, but the Easy Accents add-on makes it very simple in Google Docs. Choose a default language, create a custom list for easy access, and browse through 25 supported languages.

kami google drive addon
Kami

★★★★☆ 4.4/5
Available for Google Drive

Whether you homeschool or a traditional educator, Kami makes it easy to interact with documents you need to review. Even on scanned PDFs, users can write, draw, comment, type, or annotate anything they need to look over. It allows for in-app grading, lets you use Kami as a digital whiteboard overlay, and even has tools for Special Education! There is integration with Google Classrooms or other popular learning management systems included in the free version.

Google's powerful suite of tools makes copying text from images or PDFs a complete breeze!
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We've all been there before: we have one copy of some vital document to which there is no editable, digital copy.