The best Excel Online add-ins

How many times have you heard that Microsoft Excel is the best spreadsheet program on the market?  It can do everything.  Well, almost everything.  Sometimes a little help may be necessary.  Excel Online, part of the online Office 365 suite, opens the door to add-ins just like the desktop version does.  There is a large collection of add-ins to enhance your spreadsheet experience.

If you haven’t included these as part of your spreadsheet routine, you should check them out and perhaps make them an integral part.  Sure, you can access them with an open tab and going directly to the source.  But, there’s something so much more productive just having them right in the application.

They’re available through the Microsoft Store which is available right in your browser!  Just select the Insert menu and click on My Add-ins button in the ribbon.

(If you read yesterday’s post about Microsoft Word Online, you’ll appreciate the copy/paste/edit approach taken here)

Here’s a list of my picks.  Note that you can also import add-ins already identified for Word Online.  Just for my use, I do find that I’m a sucker for additional tools for visualization of data.

Bubbles  
Radial Pie Chart  
 Histogram  
 Symbol Inserter  
Gantt Chart – Project Timeline  
Plotly Charts  
Explore The Data  
Modern Trend  
Exchange Rate  

There is a huge collection of add-ins available for Excel Online.  Take a look to see if there’s a tool ready to solve your need instead of writing your own script.  Or, perhaps there’s a new way to visualize your data.

What add-ins do you recommend?

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