Spreadsheets are not just for storing data. They are powerful tools that can transform the way you complete daily tasks and the way you operate your entire business.
People often see spreadsheet use as tedious and daunting work. And, they are usually right. People tend to use spreadsheets in outdated ways that unnecessarily complicate things. Spreadsheets should be working for you, not against you. It’s time to improve your workflows with Google Sheets add-ons and change the way you use spreadsheets.
How to Access Google Add-ons:
It is really simple to get add-ons for Sheets. The easiest way is to click on the link for the add-on, this will take you to the Google web store, just click the Free button, and the add-on will be added to your Sheets account. Alternatively, you can get the add-on by following these steps:
- Open a spreadsheet
- Click the Add-ons button in the navigation menu
- Click the ‘Get Add-ons‘ button
- A window will pop up for you to browse
- Click on any add-on to get more details about it
- Click the ‘Free‘ button to install the Add-on
As the name suggests, there are many mail merge tools out there. So why use Yet Another Mail Merge? They have more than one million active users and are one of the highest rated add-ons in the Chrome store. So what exactly can you do with this add-on? Send bulk emails from right within a spreadsheet! Whether it’s a customer mailing list or notices for employees, automating the way you send out emails will save you time and give you insights. YAMM tracks email receipts and opens, they are displayed on an intuitive dashboard within your sheet.
Power Tools is a popular add-on that allows you to quickly and efficiently transform the look and functionality of your spreadsheets. The add-on has a powerful toolbar with formatting and formula features. You can quickly alter text, numbers or dates. You can also merge, compare, or combine different sheets. They have a great community with plenty of advice on how to get the most out of this add-on.
Use Time Study to track your time. This add-on provides three great benefits. You can use it for keeping time sheets and reporting, but you can also use it to help your business processes and workflows. Learn how long tasks really take your employees and schedule projects, milestones, and tasks accordingly.
Another add-on with an awesome dashboard to do work differently. Use this add-on to manage workplace approvals and validations. With this add-on, you combine Sheets and Forms to create approval processes for things like purchase approvals, payment requests, vacation or time-off requests. This is an add-on for users who work with the G Suite, so it is available for business or education.
This is another add-on that lets you control your outgoing mail from a spreadsheet. There is a free and paid version of this add-on. The free version allows you to schedule emails for a later date or a recurring date. The paid version also tracks receives, opens, and clicks. Use Email Scheduler to automate more of your workflows.