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The Thunk.AI add-on for Google Sheets

You can use an add-on to automate AI agents against data in Google Sheets

Praveen Seshadri avatar
Written by Praveen Seshadri
Updated over a week ago

Thunk.AI can apply GPT AI agents to work automatically over data rows in Google Sheets. One way, of course, is to just create a thunk on the Thunk.AI web site and choose to upload initial data from the sheet. The other way is to use the Thunk.AI add-on to Google Sheets.

This approach is often more convenient because you can start right within the Google Sheet. Here's a short video showing you how to use the add-on:

Note: this article is written as a standalone landing page for users interested in the Thunk.AI Google Sheets add-on. As a result, some of the initial material is similar to the introductory material in the overall Help Center.

Why should you use Thunk.AI

  • If you find yourself using ChatGPT to do individual work tasks, you can do that at scale with Thunk.AI.

  • If you are repeatedly checking or correcting data manually, Thunk.AI can automate that.

  • If you find yourself having to repeatedly read and understand files, web pages, and emails, Thunk.AI can automate that.

  • If you find yourself having to repeatedly generate files or messages, Thunk.AI can automate that.

  • If you need to auto-generate synthetic data that meets logical constraints, Thunk.AI can automate that.

Your sheet data gets copied into a "thunk" and then you can continue work in an AI-enhanced environment.

Beyond spreadsheets, you can also use Thunk.AI to create and run GPT AI agents over files, task lists, and emails. In fact, entire complex team projects can be run on Thunk.AI. Your spreadsheet is just a simple starting point.

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  • Free trial with premium features.

  • No API key initially required. Thunk.AI offers a limited free trial with GPT-4. After you hit a usage threshold, you will be prompted to provide your own OpenAI API key. At some point in the near future, we will introduce a built-in pricing plan.

Popular Usage Scenarios

  • Process support tickets

  • Evaluate candidates for hiring

  • Maintain and track team project workitems

  • Digitize records

  • Generate marketing materials (blogs, ads)

  • Web research on specific topics

  • Extract, summarize, and translate documents

Feature Patterns with Sheets Data

  • Run AI formulas (natural-language descriptions) for each row

  • Extract or summarize information in URL links saved in cells

  • Categorize or classify rows based on text or image content

  • Generate images for each row based on row content

  • Collate files, web links, and emails associated with each row.

Feature Patterns beyond Sheets Data

  • A simple task list + AI agents to run the tasks

  • A file folder + AI agents to work on each file (extract info from an image, summarize a document, go through a review process)

  • An email Inbox + AI agents that automatically route new messages to relevant data entries and update their status

  • A project management system + AI agents that plan and automate a complex team workflow.


Help is built into every chat pane of the product. Just ask your AI a how-to or what-is question. Engage with the online user community at

Get Started

  1. Open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets™.

  2. After installing the Thunk.AI add-on, click on the Extensions menu and choose Thunk.AI -> Open.

  3. Follow the instructions in the sidebar to create a new thunk using the data in your sheet.

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