Extending Drive with G Suite add-ons

Google Drive provides a cloud-based storage solution for G Suite files and other user data. Managing data in Drive can be a time-consuming task.

You can save time and effort for your users by extending Google Drive with G Suite add-ons. When you build a G Suite add-on, you can define custom interfaces that are inserted directly into Google Drive, exactly where the user needs them. These interfaces help automate Drive tasks, present additional information to the user, or let the user interact with a third-party system without having to switch to a new browser tab.

G Suite add-ons can define the following kinds of extensions within Google Drive:

  • Non-contextual homepages
  • Contextual interfaces that appear when users select items in the Google Drive interface.

See what you can make

G Suite add-ons are built using Apps Script, and their interfaces defined using the Apps Script Card service. See Building G Suite add-ons for an overview. G Suite add-on behavior is configured using a manifest, which includes Drive-specific sections.

When configuring your G Suite add-on to extend Google Drive, you must decide what interfaces to create for your add-on and what actions it can take. See the following guides for more information: