In June 2016, Cisco acquired CloudLock for $293 million (£222 million) - a cloud cyber security app that tracks the lifecycle of Google Docs.
CloudLock protects documents from cloud malware and data breaches via an API-based approach that allows IT admins to transfer ownership of Google Docs to a different account on a company domain (for when an employee leaves the company).
CloudLock also provides a data analytics feature to inventory documents and monitor capacity usage.
YouCanBook.Me offers a booking application for businesses with an add-on available on Google Calendar. This application provides users with a personalised scheduling page, reminders, appointments and rescheduling, all easily accessed via your Google Calendar.
This add-on is ideal for businesses with multiple clients or customers that they interact with on a regular basis. And as YouCanBook.Me can also take card payments, customers can easily pay via a booking form rather than using an outside application.
Trippeo automates business expense tracking, expense reporting and reimbursement. To use Tripeo, users can sync their card details, calendars and travel itineraries to automatically generate proposed expense reports review, approval and reimbursement.
Other benefits includes real-time analytics, user-friendly dashboard and a mobile app available on both iPhone and Android.
Lucidchart offers custom templates with HTML5 used to quickly insert and create charts, diagrams, mind maps and more. Users can also choose from hundreds of shapes and designs and even drag and drop their own images into a diagram or chart.
With collaboration at its heart, LucidChart provides shared client and staff flowcharts and mockups with Integrates with Drive, Slack, Box, HipChat, and Jive integration available.
LucidChart could be perfect fit for businesses that rely heavily on visuals or infographics but want to break away from Microsoft Excel.
AppSheets is an add-on available in Google Apps that can turn your data into a mobile app. For example, users can connect via AppSheet to Google Drive, Sheets or Docs and enable the AppSheet add-on. From there they can input their data, creating apps with GPS, image capture, barcode scanner and email notification functionality.
If AppSheet is used via Google Sheets, any information inputted on the spreadsheet is automatically synced with the application and vice versa.
What's more, apps can be branded with business logos to give an added professional touch.
Zoho allows businesses using Google Apps to synchronise Gmail and access other Google Apps information from within the Zoho CRM suite. Such features include attaching documents from Google Docs, exporting events to Google Calendar, capturing leads from Google Sites using web forms, and adding contacts from Google Contacts, all directly from inside Zoho CRM.
Zoho aims to keep all customer email interactions in one place and synchronise shared Google Calendars.
In 2011, Salesforce launched Do.com, a cloud-based task management tool for SMBs. However, by 2014, and without offering any reason, Salesforce discontinued the Do.com platform, putting the domain name up for sale. Sold to a startup in 2014, Do.com has continued as a work mangement tool, now providing daily workflow management.
Do.com can be fully integrated with Google Calendars, pulling all meetings through to one platform offering video conferencing, team communication, note-taking and task management.
Collavate is a workflow and enterprise social networking tool that can be fully integrated with Google Drive. This add-on is made for collaborative working and provides a secure space for shares, centralised documents.
Supported by Google cloud, Collavate is available on numerous devices and works as a cross-platform collaboration tool.
Collavate provides workflow support for the entire lifecycle of a document from brainstorming, creating documents to document approval and publishing, with real-time collaboration.
Workflows offers an automated document approval application with full Google Sheet and Docs integration so, when a document needs to be approved - not revised - by other people, this add-on will coordinate everything. They can then click the 'approve' button and add a brief comment if needed.
This is perfect for a small businesses busy HR department.