Add-on Review: openclipart for Google Docs

The openclipart Add-on for Google Docs from Apps4Gapps gives ready access to over 50,000 public domain images that you can use in your documents.

The add-on is added in the normal fashion, by using the Add-ons menu item from within a document. To add a piece of art into your document, simply place the cursor where you want the image to appear, then select Add-ons > openclipart > Search Clipart from the top menu:

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This opens a sidebar containing the interface to the Add-on:

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From here, you can search the image database using keywords:

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Finally, to insert your chosen image, simply click on it in the sidebar, and it will be inserted into your document at the cursor position.

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Don’t forget that you can then amend the way the image is displayed, an how the text flows around it, as explained in this post.

The available images are a broad collection including book-style drawn illustrations, cartoons, business graphics, icons, notices, speech bubbles and more, so it’s likely you’ll find something suitable for most applications, though the majority are quite light-hearted in nature so may not be so suitable for more formal documents.

This is an independent review based on personal opinion. I have no commercial or personal connection with the authors of the product reviewed.