Gmail has the add-ons
Google announced the add-ons update for Gmail on its blog on Tuesday. The update enables you to interact with another app without leaving the app. Enterprise app developers are invited to integrate their apps work into Gmail. Add-ons update also focuses on making emails for engaging the useful for businesses. Unlike the browser add-ons like the ones on Google Chrome and Firefox. These add-ons can be used throughout the Android and web. Add-ons are available to both G Suite and regular Google users. You can use add-ons by tapping the gear icon in your Gmail app. And go to “Get Add-ons” to explore your options.
How it makes Gmail better?
Now, you can do more than just reply and forward on your emailing platform. Sometimes it does use to get frustrating. Going in and out of Gmail, to even to the smallest of things. You can work without disturbing your workflow. GO WITH THE FLOW BABY! Gmail previewed this back in March. That’s when developers started to work on their add-ons. As Google has more than a billion users, it’s worth it to invest in developing an add-on for Gmail. Some of the prominent apps in productivity genre are already up and working with their add-ons on the app. Asana, Dialpad, Hire, Inuit, QuickBooks, ProsperWorks, RingCentral, Smartsheet, Streak, Trello, and Wrike are available as add-ons on Gmail. DocuSign is almost finished with its add-on.
Each one of them has their own functionality varying from app to app. For example, Asana’s add-on lets you create trackable lists from communications. Between team and members or employee and client. Say, a better track of the conversation. Otherwise, most of the conversations tend to get tangled up in the primary section. You can “Mark as Important” and “Star” just so many emails.
Stepping up the competition
The good thing is that to make the add-ons functional on web and Android. The developer won’t have to write different versions of code, just a single code. That’ll run on both Android and web. This will save quite some money for enterprises. Making the development of add-ons more feasible. Google is going face-to-face with other productivity-oriented fronts like Outlook.
Making software more are more accessible promotes growth. But also destroys the traditionally established methods. Do you think it is the right direction to move in?