Integration is the name of the game these days, and Google is taking steps to ensure that its own services offer integration with the tools and services people need to get their work done.
Earlier this year, Google announced it would allow add-ons for Gmail, and the time has finally come. Launching today, add-ons will allow third-party developers to integrate their services with Gmail directly. The first partners include Asana, Trello, DialPad, Intuit QuickBooks, and Wrike.
The addition will help enterprise users save a bit of time by not requiring them switch apps constantly. A DocuSign add-on is coming soon, which should be pretty helpful. Right now, Google has only added business-facing add-ons, and it’s unclear when more consumer-facing companies will be able to take advantage of the new Gmail capabilities.
To get started with add-ons, click the settings wheel to the upper right of your Gmail inbox and select Get add-ons from the menu. You can then browse through the G Suite Marketplace and install anything that you feel may be useful.
Gmail add-ons are currently supported on the web and on Android, but Google hasn’t said when iOS support will arrive.
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