Third-party Apps

Third-party Apps

NOTE:  We are currently evaluating a security review process for Google workspace Marketplace Apps in the NC State domain.  Until further notice, we are not accepting any new requests for Third Party apps/add-ons.

Many Google products can offer additional functionality when combined with a third-party app, an application created by an individual developer or company that isn’t the vendor of the product or service or the device the app runs on (e.g., not Google). 

Google has many third-party apps available to use with their products, and many of these have been made available in NC State’s Google workspace domain. Whether or not an app can be made available depends on several factors, including a review of the app’s Terms of Service, a security review to understand the permissions the app is asking for, and any other items to note (e.g., cost, which typically makes it harder to approve, since the app would have to be campus-wide).

To see if an app is already available in our domain, search the Google workspace Third Party Apps list.

Support for third-party apps

The NC State Help Desk provides only limited support for third-party apps. Users accept the risk for installing and using these apps. Often the best support option is visiting the app’s website or searching Google’s support pages.

Questions should be directed to the NC State IT Service Portal (919.515.4357).

Third-party apps available for campus

The Office of Information Technology has site licensed several apps for campus that provide assistance with some of our more commonly requested tasks. The following add-ons are just a few examples of those that have been approved. To see if an app is already available in our domain, search the Google workspace Third Party Apps list.

Yet Another Mail Merge – YAMM

  • “YAMM for Gmail” allows you to set up a mail merge in Gmail using sheets to provide the variables to your Gmail template. It’s simple and easy to use, customizable and can automatically send emails to up to 1,500 recipients per day.
  • OIT has purchased an Enterprise license for campus.

Form Publisher

  • A Google Forms add-on that is easy to use and lets you turn submitted forms into Google documents (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and/or PDFs.
  • Also allows for automatically sharing or routing your generated files to a predefined mailing list for approvals and sign-offs.
  • OIT has purchased a Business Premium license for campus.