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Google Docs and Sheets now support add-ons in latest challenge to Office

Google is now allowing users of its Google Docs and Sheets programs to download first and third-party add-ons from a new storefront that closely resembles the one used for Chrome extensions. The store now has about 60 such extensions available to access.

In a post on the official Google Drive blog, the company stated that the add-ons range from offering users ways to quickly insert bibliographies inside documents to creating personalized emails and more. So far, all of the add-ons in the new store are free to download and use but Google is clearly setting this store up to allow companies to sell such programs to Google Doc and Sheets users. The blog adds, "Once you install an add-on it will become available across all of your documents or spreadsheets and you can start using it right away."

Microsoft officially launched the Office Store for Office 365 users in January 2013. Microsoft has not revealed much about how the storefront has done in terms of downloads and sales since that time. The last such update was made in July, when the company said that it had "hundreds of apps" in the store and that they are available in 23 international markets.

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