A set of 40+ solutions for daily tasks in Google Sheets.
Listing updated:September 26, 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
- Manage multiple substrings at the same time: remove, replace, extract, add
- 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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***** V1.17 (17 August 2023) *****
★ New features ★
- Compare multiple sheets for duplicates. We enhanced our long-existing 'Compare two sheets' so it could compare multiple sheets at a time.
- Compare Columns. A one-step tool for when you need to compare just 2 columns on one sheet. 
- Substring Batch Toolkit. Manipulate multiple substrings at once: add, remove, extract, replace.
- Sheets Manager: copy or move the same sheet(s) to multiple existing spreadsheets at once.
- Clear: delete empty cells and shift data up or left.

- Sort by Color: can now skip empty cells so only cells with values are sorted.
- Random Generator: generate only unique strings using the corresponding setting in the related group.
- UX and UI improvements.

- Advanced Find and Replace: couldn't replace and export the data from the sheets with 2 numbers at the beginning of their names.
- Clear: errored sometimes due to the incorrect data processing order.
- Combine Sheets: cut zeros and leading spaces from the names of the combined sheets on the 'Connect files to IMPORTRANGE' sheet.
- Extract: didn't extract URLs if the first row in the selected range was empty.
- Function by Color: returned '1' when the actual results were still loading.
- Sheets Manager: stopped processing multiple sheets if at least one of them couldn't be processed.
- Shuffle:
    1. Removed links created by the 'Insert link' option.
    2. Removed alternating colors from the processed range.
- Split Names:
    1. Didn't recognize 'De' as part of the last name unless written in lowercase.
    2. Didn't recognize 'Daisy' as a first name.
- Split Sheet: didn't split to multiple separate spreadsheets if it resulted in 1K+ rows in one of the files.

***** 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.

***** 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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Dillon Andrew
August 23, 2023
I use the power tool suite daily. Helps me do things that would otherwise take hours or cost me to hire a VA. This tool is an absolute lifesaver for me and the few times it's been buggy or unresponsive for me the team has been quick and kind to get me moving again! In some cases worked thru very difficult tech trial and error processes to work thru it with me and better their product. Very impressed!
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Stephen Wilcoxon
September 24, 2023
Marginally useful. I might get some use out of this if it was free or reasonably priced (say $20 lifetime). As a subscription, it is vastly overpriced.
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Kevin Sibley
June 14, 2023
This addon is one of the best addons that I have ever used. My role involves me needing to manipulate and transform extremely large datasets (2m+ cells) daily. Manipulating and transforming this data is borderline impossible to do manually. Ablebits Power Tools allowed us save weeks of work down to minutes. The main features that we use are: Identifying and Removing Duplicates - Allows us to remove duplicate instances of marketing emails. Combining Duplicate Rows - Allows us to combine records without losing data. Merge and Split - Allows us to very easily be able to transform data into formats that are intended for importing into QuickBooks and WordPress. Process - Allows us to fill empty cells with correct non mathematical formulas Text - Insert text / equations into any part of a massive amount of cells. Modify - Transform our text to by consistent across all of our systems. And even to this day there are features that I'm using for one off cases that make the purchase of Ablebits Power Tools one of the easiest decisions to make for my business. I've been able to introduce this tool to multiple functions and departments within my company as it has improved my day to day functions in Google Sheets.
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Susan Windland
May 24, 2023
So far, I have only used Power Tools to split sheets, but that function has been a major game changer in our workflow! It has saved us many hours of work as we were splitting them manually before. I can't seem to get it to split onto separate sheets, but it still gets 5 stars for splitting them onto the same sheet. Love this app!
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Matthew Fluet
June 26, 2023
Great Product. When comparing google sheets to Excel, Google Sheets lacks the ability to manipulate / clean data. With the "Power Tools" add-on it gives you the ability to clean at a high level. Very user-friendly and offers a wide range of tools.
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Iris Sanchez
September 25, 2023
I've been using the Power Tools daily for the last 4 years. It helps to review multiple reports faster and easier. Thanks for your assistance!
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Niven Shah
June 24, 2023
Super helpful add-on for Google Sheets. I purchased the Excel version and was using it previously, but often times when collaborating with teams it's just easier to keep the data in Google Sheets. The Ablebits add-on for Google Sheets lets me have the best of both worlds - I can stay within Google Sheets and also have all the helpful tools like "Merge Sheets" and text operations. Works out great! I'm not sure if it's possible given add-on constraints, but the only area for improvement from my perspective could be the UI - it looks a bit dated :). But all the functionality is awesome.
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Corey MacDonald
June 15, 2023
This plug-in has saved me COUNTLESS hours in only the few weeks I've had it. Further, I contacted Ablebits requesting a refund for one of their other extensions and they were extremely helpful and friendly while happily giving me a refund. Frankly, the bad reviews of this addon must be from earlier versions or from users who don't know how to use it properly.
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Mark Alexander 905 Music & Sound
July 11, 2023
So cool -- this does all the things I wish were built-in to GoogleSheets !
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Seek Optics
August 9, 2023
Excellent product. We use it frequently, and the customer service crew is excellent. Highly recommended for data entry in ecommerce!
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