DocuTube Viewer - Addon for Google Docs

DocuTube Viewer is a utility addon which finds YouTube links in the document and embeds them in a sidebar view.

Why Use DocuTube?

Google Docs do not allow you to embed videos. Rather than jumping in and out of your document each time you click a video link, DocuTube automatically creates an embedded YouTube video in a popup using the links already in the document.

It reads any type of YouTube link including links in images and comments.

Your Privacy

When you install DocuTube Viewer, you'll give some permissions to the addon. The permissions required are detailed on the privacy page.

Support

If you run into strange issues with DocuTube Viewer, please get in touch.

License

Everything I do is as is and licensed under The MIT License

Copyright 2017 – Brian Bennett

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Update, January 2021

In 2017, I started DocuTube as a proof of concept to "embed" YouTube videos in a Google Doc. I was tired of students having to manage multiple tabs to listen to a video and work on a document at the same time. The addon has been through several iterations and I ended up removing it from the Chrome Web Store in June, 2020, because of several issues I couldn't commit to fixing.

I am planning on re-releasing DocuTube in two parts: the Viewer and the Search tool. I will update this site with more information as the addons are made available by Google.

Thank you to those of you who wrote with feedback or questions about fixing the tool. I'm excited to finally get it to a fully-working state soon.

Current Status

01/22/2021 - Submitted DocuTube Viewer for verification from Google.