Gmail offering a library of add-ons to increase productivity

The Gmail application integrates add-ons for work by offering productivity tools. A few months ago, Gmail opened to third-party applications, and more recently to other email accounts apart from Google. This shows the willingness of the firm to integrate external elements and tools to promote user interaction with the app. In a post on its blog, Google announced that its application would be enriched with a dozen new add-ons developed by third-party publishers.

With these new add-ons, users will be able to access third-party app functionalities without having to leave the email application. Access to this latest integration, it possible for both G Suite users and individuals who use Gmail for free. So there’s something for everybody.

To access this service, click on the gear at the right side in the app to access the menu and click on “Download add-ons”. Otherwise, there is another method, it is possible to directly download the modules on the Google PlayStore. The add-ons are compatible with the web and Android versions of Gmail, but nothing has been specified about iOS, at least for now.

The list of available modules will be growing, but a dozen are proposed: Asana, Dialpad, DocuSign (soon), Hire, Intuit QuickBooks Invoicing, ProsperWorks, RingCentral, Smartsheet, Streak, Trello and Wrike.

These integrations are coming to help improve productivity for those who make use of Gmail and other Google services, meaning practically everybody, who doesn’t use Gmail or Gsuite?.

To give you an idea of the possibilities, the Trello add-on, for example, can convert information within an email to a map, and Quickbooks makes creating and sending invoices easier. These are all done without leaving your Gmail account.

These new add-ons, although very geared towards professional use, nevertheless offer many productivity tools that can be very useful for any type of project.

Source: Engadget.