You Can Now Use Third Party Gmail Add-Ons on Both Web and Mobile

Emails are the lifeline of any business be it online or offline, it is the center of your workflow.

If you use Gmail for handling your emails, then here is a good news for you. Google has launched Add-Ons for Gmail that can be added to your Gmail and used on both Web and Mobile.

There have already been Add-Ons available for Gmail in the form of Chrome Extensions that enhance the email workflow.

But now you can install Add-One for the Gmail itself that would work on any browser as well as on Mobile (Android for now).

The Add-Ons can be installed from the G-Suite Marketplace,

or by clicking on the Gear icon on the top right-hand side of the Gmail (on the web) and clicking on ‘Get Add-ons’

The Availability of Add-Ons is pretty limited right now, but you can still install apps like Trello, Asana, Teamwork.com, Form Publisher  Smartsheet, AppSheet etc.

Even though I have moved to Inbox by Google completely and don’t use Gmail for Web or Android, I thought to test one of the Add-Ons, Trello to see how it works.

I am a Trello users and I like the idea of turning my Emails into a To-Do list. But the Add-On did not work for me as advertised.

After reading a few reviews on the Add-on it seems it requires more work to make it usable.

I did not use any other Add-On right now so I can’t say if they work well or not but the Idea of using Add-Ons natively without being bound to use a particular browser sounds fun.

Maybe in future, we will have more Add-Ons that can perform some cool things right inside the Gmail so that we don’t have to waste time on switching between the apps to do a certain task.

Announced by Google on October 24th, 2017 (link)