6 mail merge add-ons for Gmail & Google Drive

**UPDATED June 2019 with a sixth add-on!**

Mail merge is one of those great time-saving features that people love. That’s probably why we get heaps of questions about the best way to do it in Gmail and Google Drive. In this blog post we’ll share six mail merge add-ons available in Google Workspace and help you choose the best one for your situation.

The very first thing you need to consider is what type of merge do you need? ‘Mail merge’ tends to mean different things to different people, so you need to be clear on what you’re trying to achieve before you can choose the right add-on.

Do you want to:

  • Send a personalised email?
  • Send a personal email with a generic attachment?
  • Send a personalised email with a personalised attachment?
  • Send a personalised email with a generic attachment and a personalised attachment?
  • Create personalised documents for storing/sharing in Google Drive?
  • Create personalised documents for printing (including letters, certificates etc.)?
  • Create mailing labels or name tags for printing (i.e. multiple merges onto the same page)?
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The top 6 add-ons

As you may know, Google Workspace does not have native mail or document merge functionality. However, there are a range of add-ons that you can use for this purpose. They function from within Google Sheets or Google Docs. For all of them, your source data for a merge needs to be stored in Google Sheets (e.g. names, addresses and other data you will use to personalise emails and documents).

We’ve taken a look at many mail merge add-ons and come up with the following top six (in no particular order).

Here is a feature-by-feature comparison of the 6 top mail-merge add-ons for #Gmail & #Google Drive Click To Tweet

 

Picking the right add-on for your needs

Once you have decided what type of merge you need to perform, use the table below to identify a suitable add-on. If you need more information to make your decision, we’ve also put together a feature-by-feature comparison of each of the six add-ons. You can view it here.

Table comparing mail merge tools

Getting started with your chosen add-on

Each of these add-ons have documentation and videos to help you get started. Check out the resources below.

Need more help? Contact us to design a custom mail merge workshop for your team.


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