What is the Tiller Labs add-on?
The Tiller Labs add-on allows you to easily discover and explore financial spreadsheet templates built by the Tiller Labs team. You can quickly add a new solution into any Google Sheet powered by the Tiller Money Feeds add-on.
The Tiller Labs Add-on takes a modular approach to experimenting with various financial spreadsheet templates, making it easy to discover, integrate, and manage new workflows and dashboards. Quickly drop a Debt Progress or Net Worth sheet right into your Foundation Template.
- Discover and easily add compatible single or multi-sheet spreadsheet solutions and workflows.
- Track and manage solution versioning with easy restore and upgrade workflows.
Note: This tool is works best with sheets being fed by the Tiller Money Feeds add-on for Google Sheets. The Tiller Console will indicate whether your sheet is a Feedbot or Feeds add-on powered sheet. Some solutions are not compatible with Feedbot sheets
How to Install the Tiller Labs Add-on
- Open the add-on store listing and click “Free” in the upper right corner. A new blank Google Sheet will open in a new tab.
- Click “Continue” when prompted by a modal in this sheet.
- Authorize the add-on to run with your Google account. If you get an “App not verified” screen, just scroll down and choose “advanced” and then “Proceed to Tiller Labs” to authorize.
- Open a blank Google Sheet.
- Open the Add-ons menu and choose
- Choose “View solutions”.
- Review and accept the Tiller Labs and Privacy disclosures.
- Browse and install solutions.
- Net Worth Tracker
- Debt Progress
- Spending Money
- Monthly Budget
- Yearly Budget
- Account Filter
- Weekly Analysis
- Category Tracker
- Weekly Trends
- Yearly Insights
How to Install a Solution
You can install solutions via the Tiller Labs add-on into any Feeds add-on powered Google Sheet. If a solution is incompatible with the current sheet in which you’re trying to install it, the add-on will let you know.
- Browse solutions.
- Click the solution name.
- Review the details. In some cases, a solution may require dependent sheets. The add-on will add dependent sheets if necessary.
- Choose “Add to spreadsheet” for any solutions you want to add.
The add-on sidebar will indicate it’s installing the sheet and one or more tabs will appear in your Google Sheet.
How to Feed Data to Your Tiller Labs Spreadsheet
If you’d like to feed bank data into the a new Google Sheet running the Tiller Labs add-on, you can use the Tiller Feeds beta add-on to link the sheet to your Tiller Console and start feeding your bank data.
How to Update or Restore an Installed Solution
Solutions that you install using the Tiller Labs add-on are “managed solutions.” You can manage these by visiting the “Managed Solutions” pane in the add-on. Here you will see what solutions the add-on has installed and also if updated versions are available.
If an update is available, the add-on can update the solution to the latest version. The add-on can also restore a solution for you if you’ve made an edit that has caused an error in a dashboard.
- Open the Tiller Labs add-on.
- Choose Manage Solutions.
- Click the dropdown triangle for the solution you wish to update or restore.
- Choose “Update Solution” or “Restore Solution”.
Note: The update and restore operations will overwrite the existing dashboard and replace it with a new version. If you have made customizations or entered data into a sheet, you will want to make a copy of the tab before you update or restore and then copy/paste your data back into the restored/updated version. (For example, updating the Debt Progress sheet will overwrite your managed debts parameters and payoff configuration.)
How to Share Feedback
If you have any feedback about using this tool or discover bugs, please reply to the Tiller Labs Add-on Feedback & Bugs topic.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are Tiller Labs add-ons, solutions and templates supported by Tiller?
Tiller Labs projects are supported here in the Tiller community. Tiller team members are active participants in the community to answer your questions about Labs projects.
Why is the add-on asking me to adopt a sheet?
The Tiller Labs add-on uses metadata to read and write version metadata to individual sheets in your Google spreadsheet. Feedbot-powered created prior to August 26, 2019 do not have any version metadata information for Transactions, Categories, and Balance History. The Labs add-on can understand what these sheets should look like and will ask you to adopt them and assign version metadata upon first startup in your sheet. This helps determine whether solutions available in the Tiller Labs add-on are compatible or not.
How does the add-on use the requested scopes?
“See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive”
Allows access to the Google Sheets v4 API to execute batch changes to spreadsheets— like inserting new sheets and updating existing ones
“Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications”
Implements the sidebar user interface
“Connect to an external service”
Fetches the Tiller-hosted solutions list
“Allow this application to run when you are not present”
Loads user-interface code & html assets stored in the add-on