Adobe and Google are deepening the integration between their respective suite of software tools – Creative Cloud and Google Workspace. Following the release of a Creative Cloud for Gmail add-on in March last year, Adobe has now announced a similar integration with Google Docs and Slides.
A recent update to the Creative Cloud add-on for Google Workspace lets users access Creative Cloud libraries directly from Google Docs and Slides. You don’t need to leave the Google apps to use some tools from libraries in Adobe apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. You get quick access to elements like brand colors, character styles, and graphics within the Google apps.
Google Docs and Slides are two of the most popular collaboration platforms and the primary tools in the Google Workspace suite. Many organizations, big and small, depend on these platforms for their collaborative work. Now, with Adobe Creative Cloud integration, they can take their productivity efficiency to another level.
This is a handy integration, particularly for creative teams who collaborate on documents and slideshows. Quick access to Creative Cloud tools could make it easier for them to share their work with clients or bosses. Apparently, Adobe Creative Cloud was “one of the most requested third-party integrations” by Workspace admins. So this should be a welcome update for many organizations.
Adobe Creative Cloud add-on now works with Google Docs and Slides
In January last year, Google widely launched Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) add-ons to allow broader third-party integrations. Adobe announced an add-on for its Creative Cloud libraries in March. It allowed users to quickly share public links to Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, and Lightroom files when composing a message in Gmail.
Users could also save attachments up to 100MB in size received in Gmail directly to Creative Cloud. When you open an email thread, tapping the Adobe icon in the sidebar will show all the attached files in the conversation. You can select files individually and upload them to Creative Cloud.
Google and Adobe had teased more such integrations in the future and the second batch has now arrived. By extending that quick access functionality to Google Docs and Slides, Adobe is making it even easier for users to access Creative Cloud libraries at work.
You can install the add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace today. Once installed, the Creative Cloud add-on will appear in the right sidebar. Google Workspace admins can enable this add-on for their entire team using the instructions here.