Google Apps Script developer notes on using the new Google Forms REST API

Google recently announced the general availability of the new Google Forms API. For developers familiar with Google Apps Script for some time it has been possible to create, access, and modify Google Forms through the Forms Service. In this post I will highlight why Google Apps Script developers might want to use the new Forms API and some resources I’ve found useful for working with the new API in Apps Script projects. As part of this I’d like to share my experience of using the Forms API within a Google Forms Add-on and some factors to consider if you are particularly interested in watching for Google Form edits.

Perservence Gets Ready to Touch Down

There is probably an entire blog post or research paper that could be written around emotional intelligence and engagement in fusion learning. The challenge, how to design learning and environments that support our ability to connect with the moment, but here are some links/resources that have caught my eye

Adding an unsubscribe link to the Google Workspace Solution Gallery 'Mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets'

Recently I came across a nice post from Ravgeet Dhillon, which looked at how to Add Unsubscribe link in emails using Google Apps Script. The solution uses a Google Sheet and a Google Apps Script web app to add an unsubscribe link to emails. As I noted when shared via AppsScriptPulse this is a useful addition if your mailing needs comply with PECR or similar electronic communications regulation compliance.

Having recently updated my ‘Create a mail merge using Gmail and Google Sheets’ in the Google Workspace Solution Gallery to handle inline images I thought it would be useful to show how this example can be extended to include a variation on Ravgeet’s post.

Image order

A common workflow solution in Google Apps Script is to use a Gmail draft message as a template for sending emails. For the user the benefit is they can draft a message in a familiar environment adding formatting without having to worry about writing HTML. A problem often encountered is the inclusion of inline images. This post looks at solving the issue of missing inline images.

Talks in 2020

Just for personal reflection I thought I would go through the talks I gave in 2020. To be honest I wasn’t expecting there to be as many as this for obvious reasons. Not entirely sure what 2021 will bring talk wise, you’ll just have to watch this space :)

How we survived a pandemic: Part 6 - Wellbeing as a home-worker… where are you on the unicorns 🦄 and pumpkins 🎃 scale?

In this month’s post we reflect on wellbeing as homeworkers, particularly under the pressures and strains of current times. As part of this we look at ways individuals and teams can check-in on how they are doing using resources from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. We also discuss ways that we have used to find a better balance such as using the Digital Data Detox Kit and even removing ‘work’ from our phones.