Great for proofreading or making sure you write in the right tone. Speakd reads entire documents back to you, or you can highlight specific parts and just let it read those parts back. It also keeps track of how long it has been reading, in case you need to get a feel for the length of a speech.
Download the Speakd add-on for Google Docs
02 of 10
Doc Builder for Google Docs: Recycle snippets quickly and easily
If you find yourself reusing certain pieces of text repeatedly and you want a faster way to find those snippets when creating documents, Doc Builder is the add-on you need. It creates a sidebar where you can quickly navigate through saved parts of text and paste them directly into your documents.
If you write many similar types of documents that use similar terms, such as contracts or pitches, Doc Builder saves you a lot of time and helps prevent costly mistakes when you reuse parts of your documentation.
Download the Doc Builder add-on for Google Docs
03 of 10
Google Docs Text Cleaner: Easily match text from different applications
It can be extremely difficult in a bare-bones word processor like Google Docs to retrieve text from different sources and make it all match. Copying and pasting can pull different fonts, background colors, HTML codes, and other unwanted information that throws the organization and flow of your document out the window. Text Cleaner solves all this by letting you choose which formatting elements you want to keep and which ones you want to remove. Simple checkboxes allow you to clean up the entire document or just specific highlighted parts.
Download the Text Cleaner add-on for Google Docs
04 of 10
Slides Toolbox for Google Slides: Take repeated actions quickly
The Slides Toolbox helps cut down on many repetitive editing tasks you may perform across your Google Slides presentations. It’s a huge time saver when you learn where everything is and is perfect for actions that have several small steps. Some useful things that Slides Toolbox contains are:
Table of Contents: Automatically creates a table of contents that links to each other slides in your presentation.
Export slides: Save your entire presentation or each slide as a single image.
Set font size, encapsulation, etc.: Handle all the text in your presentation quickly and easily.
Download Contour Text: Export all the text in your presentation to a single text file.
Download the Slides Toolbox add-on for Google Slides
05 of 10
Insert icons into Google Slides: A quick way to add illustrations to presentations
You can also find this add-on to Docs and Sheets, but Slides is where Insert Icons is likely to see most of its use. This add-on contains almost 2000 different icons to choose from and allows you to add them to your presentation in almost any color.
The icons are free and imported to your presentation with a transparent background, which means that everything you have already created will still be visible. These versatile icons come from Font Awesome and Google Material Design and are contained in easy-to-search databases, so you can quickly add style to your presentations.
Download the Google Slides Paste Icons Add-in
06 of 10
This add-on is a bit specialized, but it solves one of the biggest problems with Slides presentations: lack of interactivity.
It’s a perfect way for teachers to give students something to do besides clicking through a presentation, and it can be used to easily collect data and add interactivity during meetings and work meetings.
Download the Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides
07 of 10
If you don’t already know keyboard shortcuts for adding accents in a Slides presentation, it can be tedious and time-consuming. If you often find yourself making presentations with words from other languages, Easy Accents is a must-have.
There are a multitude of languages available to choose from and all accented letters are displayed so you can easily select and paste them into your presentation. No longer trying to draw accent letters in Google’s “Add Special Character” box; just take Easy Accents and never worry about it again.
Download the Easy Accents add-on for Google Slides
08 of 10
Translate my sheet into Google Sheet: Features over 100 languages
Use the power of Google’s massive algorithm to translate your sheet into more than 100 languages with Translate My Sheet. You can choose specific intervals or convert it all and it’s simple and easy to use. This is not a complex or decorative app, but it does exactly what you need it to do and it does well.
Download the Translate My Sheet add-on for Google Sheets
09 of 10
Google Sheets Table Styles: Enables custom data tables to see
Creating tables can be one of the most creepy and frustrating aspects of working with Google Sheets, and Table Styles cuts down on the time and stress they can cause. There are several different styles to choose from, and you can also easily manipulate them to create your own templates.
Add custom colors and graphics, then save your custom table formats so you can always return to them and reuse them in the future. Table Styles is intuitive and an absolute must for branding and business.
Download the Table Styles add-on for Google Sheets
10 of 10
Crop sheets for Google Sheets: Eliminates all the data you don’t need
Spreadsheets can get a little out of control, and there is often a lot of information that we either don’t need to show or don’t want others to see. This is where Crop Sheet comes in. Simple and effective, Crop Sheet is an add-on that looks like it should be an option in the base program. You can either crop specific data on the sheet or a selection of cells.
Download the Crop Sheet add-on for Google Sheets