Adding add-ins to Excel can extend the functionality of the Microsoft Excel app. In this post, you can check the list of best Excel add-ins (for data analysis, etc.) and learn how to add, remove, or disable add-ins in Microsoft Excel. To recover deleted or lost Excel files from computers, USBs, etc. you can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

2022 Best Excel Add-ins (for Data Analysis, etc.)

  • Power User (contains many powerful functions for Excel)
  • ASAP Utilities (provides many time-saving shortcuts for Excel)
  • PowerPivot (for data analysis)
  • Power Query (for data transformation, discovery, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose Excel Modelling Tool (for Excel formatting, modeling, etc.)
  • Analysis ToolPak (for data analysis)
  • Money in Excel (for financial business)
  • Analystix Tools (for financial analysis)
  • Hoadley Finance Add-in (for financial and investment business)
  • Ablebits Ultimate Suite (contains 70+ professional Excel tools)
  • Excellent Analytics (import Google Analytics marketing data into a spreadsheet)
  • Lucidchart (for intelligent diagramming)
  • Supermetrics (for moving and analyzing marketing data)
  • Duplicate Finder and Deleter (for finding and deleting duplicates in Excel)

If you are looking for an add-in for specific purpose in Microsoft Excel, you can search online by yourself.

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How to Install or Add Add-ins in Excel

Way 1. Install an Excel Add-in from Office Store

  • Open the Excel app and click Insert -> Store to open the Office Store.
  • Search and find the target Excel add-in and click the Add button to install the add-in for your Microsoft Excel app.

Way 2. Manually Download and Install the Excel Add-in

  • Download and save the Excel add-in file to your computer. Right-click the file and select Properties to check the file path.
  • Open the Excel app and click File -> Options.
  • Click Add-ins in the left panel and click the Go button next to Manage on the right window.
  • In the Add-Ins window, click the Browse button, find and choose the add-in file you downloaded.
  • The add-in should appear in the list. Check it and click OK to enable it.

Tip: If the Excel Add-in file is locked, you may need to right-click the file and select Properties, check the Unblock box next to Security to unblock the add-in file.

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How to Enable or Disable an Add-in in Microsoft Excel

  • Open the Microsoft Excel app.
  • Click the File tab and choose Options.
  • Click Add-ins in the left column. Another way to access your add-ins in Excel is to click the Excel Add-ins button under the Insert tab.
  • Next to Manage, click the Go
  • You can see all your Excel add-ins in the pop-up window. You can uncheck the box of the target add-in and click OK to disable the Excel add-in. After that, the add-in will not open the next time you open Excel.
  • To enable the Excel add-in again, you can check the box of the Excel add-in again.

How to Uninstall or Remove an Excel Add-in

If you want to completely uninstall or remove an add-in in Excel, you can follow the steps below.

  • Open the Excel app and click File -> Options. Click Add-ins in the left panel.
  • Select the target add-in in the right window to view its details. Next to Location, you can see where the add-in file is saved.
  • Copy and paste the add-in file path in File Explorer to locate it. Delete the file of the Excel add-in.
  • Go back to Excel app and get to the Add-ins window. Click the target add-in you deleted in File Explorer and a pop-up window will appear to ask you if you want to delete the add-in from the list. Click Yes to permanently delete the add-in from your Excel app.

Bottom Line

This post teaches you how to add, remove, or disable add-ins in Excel and gives a list of the best Excel add-ins you may be interested in. For more computer tips and tricks, you can visit MiniTool News Center.

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