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A set of 30+ solutions for daily tasks in Google Sheets.
Listing updated:March 16, 2023
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If bringing your spreadsheets to order in the shortest time possible is your goal, Power Tools is a must-have. It cuts the clicks on repeated tasks and enhances your Google Sheets with features that organize and unify your data.

Among its add-ons you'll find those that remove duplicates, compare and vlookup sheets, import ranges from multiple sheets, merge cells, find and replace data, sum and count colored cells, generate numbers and other records. Text toolkit utilities are also included and let you change case, add and remove strings and characters, trim whitespaces, and split text to columns.

All the tools are divided into 10 different groups based on their main purpose:

➊ Smart toolbar offers some one-click actions. The main ones are:
- Advanced Find and Replace. Search in values, formulas, links, errors, and notes
- Sum and Count colored cells (other functions included)
- Sort rows by font or fill colors
- Change text case. Capitalize first or all letters, apply sentence and lowercase, toggle text
- Sheets Manager. Handle multiple sheets in one go: (un)hide, (un)protect, copy, move, change color, reorder, delete.

Other toolbar instruments let you:
- Remove empty rows and columns
- Flip data
- (Un)freeze top rows and left columns
- Unpivot tables
- Unmerge all or selected cells
- Auto calculate all numbers

➋ Dedupe and Compare data:
- Find and remove duplicates in any combination of columns in your sheet
- Compare two columns or sheets to find duplicates
- Compare sheets cell by cell for differences
- Highlight duplicates or uniques, copy or move them to another location
- Identify dupes in a status column
- Combine duplicate rows and merge unique data referring to the same record

➌ Merge and Combine sheets:
- Merge cells in rows, columns, or the entire range and keep all records
- Merge multiple Google sheets by key columns: vlookup data from other table considering text case and ignoring blanks
- Combine duplicate rows and merge unique data referring to the same record
- Combine data from multiple sheets into one based on column headers
- Consolidate data from several sheets into one summary report

➍ Work with text:
- Capitalize each word or cell, change case to uppercase or lowercase, toggle and polish text
- Add text by position:
    1. At the beginning or at the end of the selected cells
    2. Before or after certain text
    3. At any other position you need
- Remove unwanted data:
    1. Get rid of any characters or strings in the range
    2. Remove line breaks, commas, and any characters or strings in the range
    3. Remove characters by position, or when they follow or precede certain text
    4. Delete leading and trailing spaces
    5. Reduce spaces between words to one
    6. Remove HTML entities and tags, non-printing characters, and delimiters
- Split cells in different ways:
    1. By any characters
    2. By capital letters
    3. By strings
    4. By position
    5. Separate names by name units
- Extract text from different positions:
    1. Before/after/between certain text
    2. From the beginning / the end / or the exact position
    3. Extract numbers, links, email addresses
- Replace accented characters with regular, smart quotes with straight ones, turn codes to symbols and back

➎ Process data with one-step tools:
- V-lookup multiple matches based on multiple criteria
- Sum and count cells by their color
- Sort whole rows or only the selected range by the fill/font colors
- Find and replace in values, formulas, links, errors, and notes
- Handle several Google sheets in one go with ease
- Fill empty cells with values from adjacent cells and autofill formulas

➏ Split toolset:
- Separate values by any character or strings
- Split text by position 
- Separate first and last name in Google Sheets, extract titles and other name parts into individual columns
- Split one table into multiple sheets by columns or N rows.
- Split 'Date time' cells into cells with the date and time units 

➐ Randomize:
- Shuffle values in rows, columns, or the entire range
- Generate random numbers, dates, booleans, custom lists, or strings 

➑ Try out the formula tools:
- Toggle between relative and absolute cell references
- Convert formulas to values
- Autosum columns and automatically add other functions to all selected columns
- Add new calculations to all Google Sheets formulas at once

➒ Clear contents in Google Sheets by type:
- Erase any combination of data types from the selected range: formatting, numbers, dates, booleans, notes, text, formulas, hyperlinks, or validation
- Delete all empty or unused rows and columns

➓ Convert data format:
- Convert text-formatted numbers and dates to numeric and date format
- Change number sign
- Export Google Sheets range to JSON or XML
- Convert Japanese chars between Hiragana and Katakana systems

Power Tools keeps the history of the recent operations at hand so you could quickly re-apply actions to a different range. You can also favor the most frequent features to have access to them at any time. 
Or save the entire sets of options to find duplicates or merge two tables in a click.

Fully functional 30-day trial period. All payments are secure and include an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Power Tools is a proud member of the Ablebits product family. We build add-ons that help you make the most of Google Workspace. Visit our official website to learn more:
***** V1.16 (16 March 2023) *****
★ New features ★
- Compare Sheets Cell by Cell. Compare cells in each row between multiple Google sheets for differences.
- Sort by Color. Sort the selected sheet or the whole sheet by fill or font colors.
- Function by Color: calculate by all fill/font colors in the selected range.
- Merge Sheets: insert additional matching rows. If there are several matching rows for the same key value, the add-on will not only update the first record but also add those extra matching rows right afterward or at the end of the entire table.
- Split Sheet: a new way to split – by the required number of rows.

- Merge Sheets: 
    1. You can now merge multiple lookup sheets with your main sheet in one go.
    2. If your lookup sheet has notes, the add-on pulls them along with the values into corresponding cells.
- Combine Sheets: when you add sheets to the result using a formula, they are now being added to the end of the whole table.
- Advanced Find and Replace: further performance improvements made it possible to export more found records than before.
- Text: all text tools now process multiple non-adjacent ranges.
- Multiple VLOOKUP Matches:
    1. It's now possible to copy-paste a list of words into the add-on so they turn to multiple conditions.
    2. Text operators (starts/ends with, contains/ doesn't contain) now recognize cell references so you can refer to cell values instead of entering them directly into the add-on.
    3. Performance improvements for previewing and pasting 5k+ found records.
- Split Sheet: now treats matching records written in different text cases as the same.
- Convert:
    1. Now recognizes more number formats, including custom ones.
    2. Converts numbers in parentheses to negative numbers. 
- It's now possible to look for the files in the folder with Starred items of your Drive.
- The limit for total cells in a spreadsheet is expanded to 10 million cells.
- UX and UI improvements.

- Merge Sheets:
    1. If you chose to back up the sheet & clear fill colors in the updated columns, the add-on cleared colors first and created a backup sheet without them.
    2. If the last column in your main sheet had Data validation rules, they used to be applied to the newly inserted columns from the lookup sheet.
    3. Didn't match records due to different spaces: regular, non-breaking, narrow.
    4. Didn't match dates in files with different time zones.
    5. Couldn't locate spreadsheets in Drive if your search name started with an apostrophe.
- Compare Sheets, Consolidate Sheets, Combine Sheets: couldn't locate spreadsheets in Drive if your search name started with an apostrophe.
- Consolidate Sheets, Combine Sheets: treated the same headers written in different cases as distinct ones.
- Combine Sheets:
    1. The option 'Add to the result' replaced the existing formula instead of updating it.
    2. Unlike the formula, treated different columns with blank headers as distinct ones.
- Consolidate Sheets:
    1. Sometimes the formula didn't work if your data had a blank top-left cell.
    2. Range separators didn't change based on the spreadsheet locale.
- Advanced Find and Replace:
    1. Couldn't replace and export the data from the sheets with 2 numbers at the beginning of their names.
    2. Didn't export dates when exporting rows with all found entries.
- Function by Color: calculated incorrectly if enclosed in a few more standard functions.
- Split Names: 
    1. Couldn't split some names if last names were written in all caps.
    2. Didn't always recognize Jr. as a name suffix.
- Split Sheet: didn't process ranges selected as rows, e.g. 1:100.
- Sheets Manager:
    1. Couldn't delete sheets found in the add-on quick search.
    2. Inserted the Chart-sheet first after copying and moving it along with other multiple sheets.
- Convert Japanese characters: applied lower case and removed spaces in cells that weren't recognized and converted.
- Export range: errored when exported the data with invalid XML characters in column headers.
- Formulas: сonverted relative cell references to absolute and back incorrectly if the range ended with only rows/columns, e.g. A2:100, A2:A.

***** V1.15 (11 March 2022) *****
★ New features ★
- Fill Blank Cells. Replace empty cells in your selection with records from nearby cells or with your custom values.
- Sheets Manager. Now you can find the required sheet swiftly by typing its name in the search field right in the add-on.
- Remove Text. Choose to ignore cells without text & cells with formulas when removing spaces & delimiters in order to avoid data corruption.

***** V1.14 (18 October 2021) *****
★ New features ★
- Sheets Manager add-on. Handle multiple sheets in one go: (un)hide, (un)protect, copy, move, change color, reorder, delete.
- Combine Sheets. Quickly add more files to the existing result with a corresponding new option. No need to combine all sheets all over again. Just select the new sheets you want to add to the result and the result itself. Select the previously combined data as the one to update and the add-on will do the rest.
- Function by Color. Two new functions are available in your Google Sheets:
Use them to process colors in your own formulas, e.g. SUMIFS, IF, etc.
- Split Text. Now you can split text not only into multiple columns but also into rows.
- Extract Text. Extract all matching records from a cell into one or separate cells.
- Change Case. A new setting is available: lower & Capitalize. It will not only - - Capitalize Each Word in a cell but also lower all other letters.

***** V1.13 (5 May 2021) *****
★ New features ★ 
- Consolidate Sheets. Plus add-on to combine data with a formula! Have the result for SUM and COUNT returned as a formula to consolidate all existing and future records from the selected sheets. The formula is always connected to your original files: the resulting calculations will consider all changes and new values automatically.
- Scenarios are finally available for the following add-ons: Merge Sheets, Remove Duplicate Rows, Combine Duplicate Rows, Compare Sheets.
- Advanced Find & Replace:
    1. Now you can delete rows with found values.
    2. Preserve text formatting. If there are multiple text strings in a cell formatted in different ways, this option will let you keep all formatting upon replacing values.
- Text:
    1. Extract. Extract text, numbers, hyperlinks, URLs and email addresses from any part of the selected text.
    2. Match case. Decide when to consider the text case with the corresponding checkbox in the 'Add', 'Remove' and 'Split' tools.
    3. Replace symbols. Single smart quotes (‘’) are replaced with single straight quotes ('') as well.
- Remove Duplicate Rows, Compare Sheets, Quick Dedupe. New action with found values is available – delete entire rows from the sheet.
- Compare Sheets. If sheets of interest are in separate spreadsheets, you can add them for comparison from Drive straight from the add-on.
- Multiple VLOOKUP Matches. You can now look for cells that 'start with' or 'end with' particular characters or strings.
- Split Sheet. A new way to split – to multiple new spreadsheets.
- Convert. A compliment for users who work with Japanese texts: convert characters to Hiragana and full-width or half-width Katakana.
- Clear. The 'Clear validation' option will remove 'Data validation' from the selection leaving only values in cells.

***** V1.12 *****
★ New features ★
- Combine Sheets. One more way to combine data – with a formula! Have the add-on build a formula to join all existing and future records from the chosen sheets together. The formula is always connected to your original files. Hence, all source changes, all new cells, rows and columns will appear in the combined table automatically.
- Split Text. Two new options were introduced by your request:
    1. Split values by capital letter.
    2. Replace source data with the first result column.
- Add Text by Position. Add text to non-blank cells only using the 'Skip empty cells' checkbox.
- Text:
    1. Remove html tags. This feature removes all opening and closing HTML elements (e.g. <strong>, <br>, </li> ) from the text.
    2. Replace smart quotes (“”) with straight quotes ("").
- Clear. Remove empty/unused rows/columns from all sheets at once.
- Convert number sign. An extra setting lets you 'reverse all number signs' in the selected range at once.

***** V1.11 *****
★ New features ★
- Split Date & Time. Separate cells containing 'Date time' values into columns with only 'Date' units and 'Time' units.
- A couple of new options were introduced into Function by Color:
    1. Fill your result cells with colors of the pattern cell used for calculations.
    2. Quickly check and change formula colors and calculation ways with the 'Edit selected formula' option.

***** V1.10 *****
★ New features ★
- Multiple VLOOKUP Matches. Do a quick vlookup across multiple columns and find all matches from all directions based on numerous criteria.
- Consolidate Sheets. Summarize records from several spreadsheets based on their position or common headers.
- Quick Dedupe. This one-step tool will instantly find and eliminate duplicates in your table. It colors and deletes, copies and moves dupes to a new sheet, as well as marks them in a status column.
- Split Sheet. Split one table into multiple sheets by columns.
- Merge Sheets: you can not only update your existing main table but also merge tables in a new spreadsheet.
- Auto-start is now available. Pin the button at the very bottom of the add-on and it will run automatically in each spreadsheet.
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Ahmed Adel
March 7, 2023
love it ,it's very useful The support team at Ablebits is incredible, quick to respond and asks great questions. The full version is worthy
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Andra Baragan
February 24, 2023
It really makes life easier when dealing with long and complicated spreadsheets. I had an issue with having multiple google accounts logged in at the same time and I got a reply from their support in less than 10 minutes which is amazing - got everything solved.
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Jonathan Wingrove
March 10, 2023
Such a valuable tool... Makes sorting complex data intuitive and dare I say it fun. Top marks for the great support too. Speedy replies from genuine, helpful real people. Take my money! I can't live without this tool on my Google sheets.
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March 8, 2023
Borderline useless. The main two features I tried to use were flipping the order of cells and changing text in multiple cells to have each word capitalized. Flipping the cells provided a result that made no sense. Changing case did not function at all. Couldn't re-attempt changing the text case because the free version limits me to one use per day, which means I basically got scammed out of my free use for today by a feature that doesn't work. The only thing this add-on was ever capable of successfully doing for me was clearing unused rows in a sheet.
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Heidi Miller
March 8, 2023
Who's giving this anything less than 5 stars? Power Tools is the gold standard.
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Noralee Edwards
January 2, 2023
As a career school district administrator, I have found this to be an excellent tool! Often, spreadsheets are provided that need to be split up by school, grade level, course, or teacher. Power Tools provides a quick way to do this without having to spend time copying and pasting. The opposite can also occur when teachers are asked to track information that is FERPA protected but which ultimately needs to be combined for administrator use. This tool allows multiple sheets to be combined quickly while still protecting private student data.
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Jacob Vizcarra
March 21, 2023
Love this product, saves me hours every time I use it!
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Kiersten Durst
February 27, 2023
I have used this product for years. It has been a great timesaver for tasks that can be quite daunting. Their customer service is fantastic too!
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Hillary Dole
November 30, 2022
Power Tools makes my life so much easier. Seriously, saves me HOURS of time. I originally installed it for the ability to delete duplicates, which in and of itself has saved me a lot of frustration. Then I started exploring the other functions, and it pretty much solves all issues I could have with large sets of data. Specifically, I love being able to compare, lookup, and merge between sheets without a formula. Honestly, it is so worth it. I ran into my first issue the other day and found that one of the functions wasn't working the way I expected. I emailed the support team and they were really nice and understanding. Within a few hours, they identified the problem and taught me how to fix it. I can't recommend this extension enough.
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Brooke Silva
November 28, 2022
This is an essential tool for me and my business. The ability to quickly and cleanly update large databases is MAGIC!!! The support team at Ablebits is incredible, quick to resopnd and asks great questions. The full version is worth every penny.
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