There are a lot of add-ins created in Microsoft Excel that can ease your work, and in the following list, I will present you some of the most important ones.
If you use Microsoft 365, to install add-ins in Excell you need to click the insert tab and click on get add-ins.
This will bring up the Microsoft Store where you can select from several different apps.
You can click on My add-ins to see a list of all the add-ins already installed.
Let's see what are the Top 5 add-ins for Microsoft Excel.
1. Excel Colorizer
Once installed on your PC, Excel Colorizer allows you to easily add color patterns to your spreadsheet data.
You can start by highlighting an area of your spreadsheet you want to colorize. Choose from four types of color styles. For uniform, select a color from the pallet and click Colorize. This will apply the selected color on your highlighted area.
This add-in supports Excel 2013 or later, installed on PC's with Windows or Mac.
2. SOS Click
This is another great add-in for Microsoft Excel because it allows you to save your work on different places simultaneously.
SOS Click can be downloaded and installed directly from the manufacturer's website and it costs $5 for one app (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) and $10 for all three apps.
This add-in turns to be very useful because it can save you a lot of time.
With only one click, you can save your work in Excel at eight different locations.
SOS Click protects your work from hardware failure, ransomware and virus attacks, etc.
This add-in works on PCs with Windows 7 to 10 (both 32 and 64 bit versions), and Microsoft Word, Excel accepts older versions like 2007 and 2010, and newer ones such as 2013, 2016 and 2019.
QR4Office is usually used in PowerPoint, but it also works great with Excel.
This add-in allows you to add a QR code to your spreadsheet.
Once installed on your PC, simply enter a URL, select a color and size, and insert it into your Excel spreadsheet. After that you can move and resize the image as needed.
When you scan the QR code on a mobile device, it will direct right away to the URL.
QR4Office works in Excel 2013 or later installed on Windows or Windows (Microsoft 365) computers.
4. Mini Calendar
Mini Calendar allows you to embed a calendar into your spreadsheet for reference and for quickly entering dates.
Once installed on your computer, it adds a calendar to your spreadsheet that can be positioned anywhere in the document.
Select a cell and then select a date on the calendar to insert it into your spreadsheet.
You can also insert the current time.
Mini Calendar works on Windows PCs and mobile devices running on Windows 8 Mobile.
Places is a quick reference guide showing public location data from Foursquare.
After installing the add-in on your PC, just select a location in your spreadsheet, and the add-in will display local information nearby.
Places works on Windows PCs and mobile devices running Windows 8 Mobile.