Google Drive Third Party Apps Overview [Video]

Google Drive Tutorial 2013

The “Third Party Apps in Google Drive” video tutorial below is part 6 of a 6 part series on the 2013 interface of Google Drive and Google Docs.

This video shows Google Drive and Google Apps users how to access third party applications from within Google Drive, discusses the advantages of using 3rd party apps in Google Drive and shows users how to enable those apps.

See Also: Gmail Video Tutorial Series 2013

Google Drive Tutorial 2013 Chapters:

  1. Introduction
  2. Composing Google Documents in Google Drive
  3. Sharing Documents and Folders
  4. Document Organization and Management
  5. Advanced Sharing and Permissions
  6. Third Party Apps in Google Drive

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Third Party Apps in Google Drive Topics

Third party applications in Google Drive allows users to compose more complex document types than the normal Google Drive formats permitted. Google has allowed third party companies to integrate their products into Google Drive to allow for nearly limitless expansion of Google’s cloud-based word processing suite.

Some of the different apps currently available in Google Drive include Gantt chart applications, CAD programs, bar code and QR code generators, creative audio applications and many more.

Allowing third party applications in Google Drive has given the cloud community a unified place to develop and improve upon the cloud-based systems already in place. Expect to see the number of apps available in Google Drive to increase rapidly in coming months!

The video tutorial below will show you everything you need to know about using third party apps in Google Drive!

I do not work for Google, nor was I compensated for the production of this video series. I am simply a Google Docs user (both personally and professionally) that would like to share my knowledge and insight with others to help provide a more seamless transition to Google Drive.

Feel free to share my video with others and if you plan on watching the entire Google Drive Tutorial 2013 video series, you may want to bookmark my post containing all 5 videos on the same page.


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