Extend Google Workspace with add-ons

Add-ons are customized applications that integrate with Google Workspace applications.

Most add-ons are built using Apps Script. If you want to build an add-on in the coding language of your choice, see Build an add-on in any coding language.

Add new capabilities to Google Workspace

Add-ons can help automate tasks or make third-party services or information available in Google Workspace. With add-ons, you can do the following:

  • Create customized user interfaces that are directly integrated into Google Workspace applications. These interfaces can display information to the user and provide user controls.
  • Boost workflow efficiency when working with Google Workspace by automating or streamlining tasks.
  • Easily control and move data between Google applications.
  • Remove the need for browser switching by providing the user everything they need within Google Workspace.
  • Connect to non-Google services within Google Workspace applications, allowing you to retrieve or upload data from those services into and from Google Workspace.

Types of add-ons

There are two types of add-ons you can build with Apps Script: Google Workspace Add-ons and Editor Add-ons. For more information about each, see Add-on types.

Try a quickstart

In just a few minutes, you can create one of these simple add-ons: