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Top 10 Google Sheets Add-Ons and Tools to Supercharge Your Work

Jan 31, 2020 6 min read

Add-Ons are third party plugins that add more features in your spreadsheets and provide additional functionality to already powerful Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a free tool that is popular for its easy to use on the go and share functionality. It is a simpler version of excel, quite not as good as excel; nevertheless, it has come a long way and is a preferred tool for schools, administrators and businesses.

Add-Ons are third party plugins that add more features in your spreadsheets and provide additional functionality to already powerful Google Sheets.

You can install an add-on directly from your Google Sheets. Go to add-Ons from clicking add-Ons at the top menu on your sheet. After that, click the Free button that appears on an add-on, and accept the permissions by clicking the "Allow" button.

Numerous Google Sheets add-Ons works in different ways, the good thing is you can try any one of them, and it’s easy to remove if you do not like them. To remove an add-On, go on the add-On menu at the top and click on manage add-Ons from the drop-down menu and remove it.

Here are the top ten Google Sheets add-Ons to increase your Google Sheets functionality and supercharge your work.

Autocrat

Autocrat is a great add - on that enables you to take data and create a document and PDFs. It is easy to use and make formatting, storing, and sharing information easier for its users. Moreover, the autocrat is a multipurpose tool; it can also be used for mail merger. Autocrat is a popular tool and used widely by teachers, students, administrators, researchers, and organizations.

Power Tools

Power tools are a multi-task powerful tool. It is a must-have add-on for Google Sheets. Power tools not only make it easier to perform the everyday task but also has the functionalities of various tools combine that help you manipulate data and create reports in different ways.

Power tools provide all in one service such as Find fuzzy matches, merge values, customizing formulas, data formats, removing duplicates, data clean up, combining or splitting columns and rows and find matches. You can choose any function when you use it and favorite the ones you often use for easy access in the future.

Google Sheets Reporting

Document Studio

Google Studio is fast and easy to use and share add-on for Google Sheets. Google Studio allows you to combine your data from Google Sheets, Excel sheets, Google Form Responses and merge it into one document. It collects data, creates personalized professional-looking documents in different formats, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additionally, Google Studio generates certificates, invoices, and documents from Google form response and spreadsheets data. It also includes the mail merge feature and makes it easy to merge and share documents as well as send personalized emails to one or multiple recipients.

Hunter

Hunter is a powerful Google Sheet add-on that helps you find, organize and verify professional email addresses. You can pull email data into your Google Sheets by using Hunter API. Just provide the first and last name and company domain and find the email addresses and data about the organization.

You need to create a Hunter account and get the API key to pull data from Hunter API directly. Creating Hunter account is free, and it provides 50 free searches a month.

Yet Another Mail Merge

Yet Another Mail Merger is a helpful tool to automate your email campaigns, tracks emails, and send personalized emails. It is one of the most popular Google Sheets add-ons and allows you to send 50 free emails in one day. You can import all your contacts into a spreadsheet, and send emails to all your contacts in bulk or you can also customize emails to send to different groups.

Twitter Archiver

Twitter Archiver allows you to save tweets for search keyword or hashtag in a Google Spreadsheet. You can search a trending hashtag or your brand name and not only all related tweets will be added to your spreadsheet but also future tweets matching to your search will also be automatically saved in your Google Sheet. It runs automatically every hour and fetches and save all matching tweets to your Google Sheets.   

BigML

BigML is a useful Google Sheets add-On that brings the machine learning into your Google Sheets in an easier form. It makes it easy to use your model and updates the cells in your sheet with the predictions.

For you to be able to make predictions, you have to enter your data, and when you click, it will create the data set with all the information, and then you can create the model by clicking one more button. After that, BigML will make the prediction from the data you added to your Google Sheets spreadsheet.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful add-On for Google Sheets that saves your time and lets you pull all your analytics data in your Google spreadsheets and work with it.

The Google Analytics spreadsheet add-on enables you to perform the task such as reporting data from multiple views, work with custom calculation, get impressions, CTR data, group data, filter data, create visualization and back up your data automatically with the help of Google Analytics API. Moreover, it lets you automatically schedule and run reports.

Google Sheets Reporting

AdStage

AdStage is a useful Google Sheets add-On for marketers. AdStage allows marketers to analyze and optimize their paid media channels by letting them gather all their paid ad data into a Google Sheets account.

If you want this add-On, you can install the add-On directly from Google Sheets. It is easy to use as you will find many query templates available to get you started. Then, you can pull all your advertising and web analytics data from multiple channels with one single query.

Honorable Mention

Mapping Sheets 

Mapping Sheets is an excellent add-On for Google Sheets. It allows you to create maps directly from your spreadsheet data. All you have to do is to put the location names in one column, the addresses in the other column, and Mapping Sheets will create a Map for you.

Wolfram|Alpha for sheets

Wolfram|Alpha is a powerful tool that answers any of your queries on the fly. If you open the wolfram|Alpha sidebar in your spreadsheet, it will allow you to type your questions directly. You will get the answers to your question immediately by clicking the orange equal sign button without ever leaving your work. It is easier to use and provide great help in research; moreover, answer any of your queries or compute.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add add-ons to Google Sheets?

To get an add-on, go to your Google Sheets and click the add-on menu at the top. Then select get add-on option. Search the add-on from the library or write the name you want in the search bar. When you choose the one you want, click the free button to install it or click on the add-On to view further information.

After that click the Free button and choose the Google account you want the add-on to connect to, it will ask you to Allow, click on the Allow button. After you add the add-on, you can always select it from the add-on drop-down menu.

How to manage or remove add Ons

To manage your add-Ons or remove an add-On you need to click on the add-On menu and then choose the Manage Add-ons option. From here, you can manage your add-Ons or remove the ones you do not want.

Krystyna Krajevskaja
Written by Krystyna Krajevskaja

Krystyna is a content writer who believes optimizing the way you report data is the key to a good marketing strategy.

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