Gmail is one of those services that we use almost every day. Google hasn’t updated Gmail for a long time, but this week we got up with a big surprise: They’ve finally released some add-ons. Add-ons that you can install directly onto Gmail, and that aren’t merely browser extensions.
Here’s how to install these extensions on Gmail, and which ones you’ll find right now.
How to Install New Gmail Add-ons
1. Click on Settings >Settings > Add-ons > Get Add-ons
Go to the wheel button (upper right-hand side of the screen) and click on the Settings option. About halfway across the top menu, you’ll find the Add-ons button, and when you click in the top right you’ll find the Get Add-ons option.
2. Choose an add-on and install it
The Add-on store will open. Use the categories on the left or the search engine to find the add-on you want. Click it and then click the Install button.
The chosen plug-in will then be installed on your Gmail account (it installs in the cloud, not in the browser). Usually, the plugin will explain where it is located so that you can start using it, and it will tell you the steps to follow (for example, if you have to log in to a service, such as Trello or Asana).
Which Gmail add-ons are available?
The Gmail Add-on store, for now, has 8 available add-ons: Asana, Dialpad, ProsperWorks, RingCentral, Smartsheet, Streak, Trello, and Wrike. These are mainly time management and project management tools, but we expect that other types of add-ons will be added soon.
What add-ons would you like Google to add to Gmail? Tell us in the comments!