Google Apps Script – Automate your Workflow

Welcome to the latest edition of the Cobry Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge. Our weekly dose of cloud, company knowledge and – of course – caffeine! Join us on our mid-morning break and learn as we do. This week’s topic of discussion – Google Apps Script. 

What is Google Apps Script?

Google Apps Script is a development platform included within Google Workspace that makes it fast and easy to build custom solutions that integrate with apps such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Drive.

Google Apps Script

Apps Script uses JavaScript programming language which makes it really easy to use if you have fundamental programming knowledge. The platform exists completely in Google Drive, meaning there is nothing to download or configure and no infrastructure to maintain – Google takes care of all of that. 

Why Use Apps Script?

Google Apps Script allows you to simplify your day-to-day routines, and automate workflows that would have previously been tedious to do. By automating these tasks and processes, organisations can save money, time and effort, and can focus on what really matters. Additionally, using Apps Script to automate workflows reduces the possibility of human error.

Cobry uses Google Apps Script to allow Workflow Automation

How does Cobry use Apps Script?

At Cobry, one of our core principles is the value we add for our clients as their Google Workspace Partner. We provide high quality service by identifying challenges faced by an organisation and finding the best solution to resolve these challenges.

By listening to the unique needs of our clients, we understand the day to day operations and processes of their business and how they can be improved. Oftentimes, our experience tells us that the solution to the challenges faced by our customers lies within Apps Script, and we are more than able – and happy – to provide this solution. 

Cobry’s Folder Generator

Our Folder Generator is a great example of how Google Apps Script can automate workflows. It’s a user-friendly web app that allows users to generate a folder structure at the press of a button. This is then replicated to create standardisation across the company Google Drive. Thus, saving the organisation precious time and effort.

Interested in what else we can do? Have a look at how Cobry can help you automate workflows.  

To sum up, Apps Script allows organisations to automate workflows and ultimately, save time, costs and efforts. As our very own Managing Director, Colin, puts it “Workflow Automation through use of Google Apps Script is exactly the future style of working that everyone should be aspiring to”.


Ready to transform your systems and processes? Get in touch and we’d be happy to help. That’s all for now. See you back here next week for the next instalment of the Cobry Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge.