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The Best Integrations and Add-ons for Google Drive

best-integration-for-google-drive-1The G Suite Marketplace Awards 2020 features top apps that work with google drive. All third-party apps on the marketplace enhance the functionality of native Google Cloud apps. Those in this category, specifically, are integrated with Google drive and use various programs to access and manipulate data.

Integration of third-party apps to google drive is enabled by Google Drive SDK. Among other functions, the G Suite Apps that work with Google drive are able to:

  • Use specific keywords or metadata to retrieve matching documents
  • Change document sharing permissions
  • View changes made to a document
  • Export documents
  • Create document backups
  • Create and move documents

The nominees for the best G Suite Apps that work with Google Drive are:



This visual productivity app enables online collaboration on drawing flowcharts, mockups, org charts and many other diagrams. It provides features such as automation, linking and layering to create interactive diagrams.

Lucidchart has a variety of object libraries and templates one can use when drawing diagrams. It offers real-time collaboration tools for teamwork, effectively increasing productivity. It also works with several other apps and services for exporting and presenting diagrams drawn on the app.

With over 10,000,000 users, Lucidchart has an average rating of 4.3 stars. Users are getting the most out of this app, with one review calling it a “great app to make professional, educational charts that are easy to read…”




SmartSheet is a project management app that has budgeting, reporting, resource management and task tracing capabilities. It is a cloud-based app that allows manipulation of data using formula, with added collaboration capabilities.

SmartSheets enables the assignment of tasks, setting automatic alerts, attaching files to a project and viewing projects with deadlines planned in the calendar. It connects teams across locations, allowing real time project execution.

The app has more than 10,000,000 users. It has a 4.4 start rating on the G Suite marketplace, with lots of positive reviews. One user describes it as “great for collaboration, project management and communication within the team… with some knowledge on spreadsheets, you can easily master this tool”


SysCloud Security and Backup


This app offers comprehensive backup for Google Apps. It detects and protects apps against malware, system crashes, sabotage and hardware malfunctions. In case of loss of data, Syscloud has a ready backup.

SysCloud offers detailed forensic reports identifying suspicious activities that warrant further investigation. It’s drive encryption allows automatic folder encryption and decoding. It also has salient features such as alerts and notifications, support services on standby 24/7, customization of settings to suit specific organizational needs, multiple admin roles, support in dealing with compliance policies and comprehensive domain coverage.

This app has 6,232,993 users and a 3.7-star rating on the G Suite Marketplace. Positive reviews complement its backup function, with one user stating that SysCloud is a, “nice app, able to back up your data and restore it quickly. The support is very helpful and always available.”


Kami PDF and Document Annotation


Kami is a digital classroom app that enables changes to be made to any type of document. Provided the document is in PDF form, users can make annotations, drawings, write-ups, augmentations and other enhancements to it.

Kami can be accessed through the web app as well as chrom extensions. It comes with full integration to popular LMS’s, integration with Google Drive for auto syncing and saving files, a built in OCR that works for scanned documents, PDF conversion capabilities and 24/7 online support.

This app has a rating of 4.4 stars with 7, 207, 872 users whose positive reviews highlight the app’s convenience and ease of use. One particular user simply says, “Quick install and setup process. Easy to understand. EASY, EASY, EASY. LOVE IT!”




This report management app is integrated with Google Drive to enable organizations implement business process, control documents and ensure compliance without straining or giving up client encounters.

AODocs enables automated invoice processing, seamless employee onboarding, checking and streamlining quality control measures and storing legacy content. Businesses can also use the application to build their own apps with fully integrated systems and working collaboration tools. All these moves can be made without clients experiencing any major inconveniences.

The app is highly rated on the Marketplace, with a 4.8-star rating. Most of its 5, 062, 262 users have positive things to say, with one review terming it “flexible, convenient. Works out of the box or as a development platform.  Support is immediate and well-informed.”

Vote for The Best Apps and Admins for G Suite in 2020:

The nominees for the G Suite Marketplace Awards 2020 are innovative apps that fulfill the users needs through seamless integration to Google Drive. Each of them has different capabilities that are better illustrated on the G Suite Marketplace. Visit the marketplace to find out more about these apps and all nominees for the 2020 Awards.