Google Workspace Marketplace featured apps

Google reviews the apps in the Google Workspace Marketplace and features some in curated categories, like Recommended for Google Workspace and Editor’s choice.

Recommended for Google Workspace

You can assess which Google Workspace Marketplace apps are more secure, reliable, and well-integrated with Google Workspace services by looking for the Recommended for Google Workspace label.

Recommended for Google Workspace apps are reviewed by Google and an independent third-party security firm to ensure they meet our integration and security requirements. To ensure ongoing reliability, we review an app every 12 months.

Note: Google might have a commercial relationship with some app providers.

Interested in applying for the Recommended for Google Workspace program? The applications for 2023 are now closed. When the 2024 applications are open we will publish the link here.

Each Recommended for Google Workspace app is required to go through Tier 3 of the Cloud Application Security Assessment (CASA). This is a set of security requirements built upon the industry-recognized standards of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard.

During the assessment, which is performed by a third-party authorized lab, each application and its infrastructure is evaluated on a number of integration and security requirement categories. These include, but are not limited to access control, architecture, threat modeling, data protection, and error handling. For details on the assessment requirements and which third-party labs are authorized, see CASA Requirements and CASA Authorized Assessors.

To be eligible the app provider must:

  • Conduct frequent internal infrastructure and app penetration tests.
  • Engage with third-party authorized labs to annually audit the internal security controls, following the CASA framework for Tier 3.

The Marketplace listing application should also meet all publishing review criteria and be publicly listed. For details on the criteria, see About app review.

Since the app is reviewed on an annual basis, app providers and customers should conduct an internal or external network and web-application vulnerability scan before updating the app.

Editor's choice

Editor’s choice is a collection of apps curated by Google that are separated into categories based on the app’s functionality.

To be eligible for the Editor's choice category, an app must:

  • Be a Google Workspace add-on.
  • Be a publicly listed app available for an individual install.
  • Have 100,000 or more installs, or 10,000 or more installs for apps published in the last 6 months.
  • Be free, free of charge with paid features, or have a free trial.
  • Meet all publishing review criteria.

Work from everywhere

Work from everywhere apps help your organization be more productive. This category includes communication and collaboration apps, engagement apps for remote teams, and time management and digital well-being apps. 

Business essentials

Business essentials apps help increase workflow productivity. This category includes apps for CRM, billing solutions, product management, communication, and marketing.

Apps to discover

The Apps to discover category includes apps that are new and innovative. 

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