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A set of 30+ solutions for daily tasks in Google Sheets.
Listing updated:September 9, 2022
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Overview
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
- 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 two Google sheets by key columns: vlookup data from another 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.
- 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.

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

If you have any questions about the add-on, please post them here:
https://www.ablebits.com/docs/google-sheets-power-tools/
We'll be happy to assist!

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:
https://www.ablebits.com/google-sheets-addons.php
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WHAT'S NEW:
***** 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. Visit the help page for all the details.
- 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.

Improved:
- By popular demand, the 'Tools' option is back in the 'Extensions > Power Tools' drop-down menu. It lets you quickly access any group of utilities.
- Combine Duplicate Rows, Consolidate Sheets: significant performance improvements in processing large amounts of data.
- Function by Color: by popular demand, the 'Refresh results' option is back to refresh valuesByColor formulas only on the currently active sheet.
- Sheets Manager: now copies and moves multiple sheets in the same order they appear in the source file.
- Split Sheet: when you place results to a new spreadsheet & multiple separate spreadsheets, they are now created in your Drive right next to a file with your original table.
- Recent/Favorite tools: you can delete scenarios directly from recent/favorites tools without opening the editing window.
- Minor UI and UX improvements.

Fixed: 
- Remove Duplicate Rows:
    1. Moved your data around if columns with text were formatted as Date.
    2. Didn't delete entire rows from the sheet if there were merged cells at the intersection of the selected data and the rest of the cells.
    3. Didn't see the range you select after clicking 'Cancel' in notification messages.
- Compare Sheets: had trouble detecting columns with identical titles.
- Combine Duplicate Rows:
    1. Cleared data from cells if you tried to merge records with a percent sign (%).
    2. Scenarios couldn't create a backup copy for the selected sheets.
    3. Couldn't start scenarios if headers contained trailing spaces.
    4. Returned zeros for empty cells in some calculations even if the setting to ignore blanks was turned on.
    5. Blocked the 'Finish' button if you returned to previous steps before making changes on the last one.
- Combine Sheets: changed the Date format in the combined data.
- Consolidate Sheets:
    1. The resulting formula didn't work if there were formula errors in your source sheets.
    2. Sometimes counted all cells in the resulting file incorrectly, hence, exceeded the limit and couldn't return the summary result.
    3. Errored if you selected empty sheets for consolidation.
- Function by Color:
    1. Formulas with several valuesByColor functions related to the same data range returned incorrect results if no font color was specified.
    2. Didn't recognize the source range taken from another sheet in the existing COUNT formulas.
    3. Didn't process those formulas where the set data range exceeded the actual number of cells on the sheet.
- Advanced Find & Replace:
    1. Couldn't display results for 500k found records.
    2. Couldn't replace data in cells with duplicate records formatted as rich text.
    3. Didn't show the list of all sheets if at least one sheet name ended with 2 underscores (__).
- Merge Values:
    1. Cleared values from cells if merging all cells into one was impossible due to intersecting an existing filter.
    2. Errored if you selected the entire sheet by clicking a gray rectangle between rows & columns.
- Split Sheet: couldn't split sheets from the file that belongs to another user.
- Split Text:
    1. When splitting by capital letter, split by certain special symbols as well.
    2. Counted all cells in the file incorrectly, hence, exceeded the limit and couldn't split data.
    3. Couldn't split data if the first column in the selected range was empty.
- Extract Text: couldn't extract links from the very last column on the sheet and from numbers.
- Add Text: appeared in 'Recent tools' only after re-opening the entire Power Tools.
- Random Generator:
    1. Added time units when generated dates.
    2. Generated incorrect integers and real numbers of 15+ characters.
- Some add-ons couldn't paste data into the file without a set time zone.
- Couldn't remove scenarios from 'Favorite tools' by clicking the corresponding icon in 'Recent tools'.

***** 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. Make sure to visit the help page for all the details.
- 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. Visit the help page for all the details.
- Function by Color. Two new functions are available in your Google Sheets:
=CELLCOLOR()
=VALUESBYCOLORALL()
Use them to process colors in your own formulas, e.g. SUMIFS, IF, etc. Learn more on the help page.
- 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. Make sure to visit the help page for more details.
- Scenarios are finally available for the following add-ons: Merge Sheets, Remove Duplicate Rows, Combine Duplicate Rows, Compare Sheets. Make sure to visit the related help pages for more details.  
- 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. Make sure to visit the help page for more details.
- 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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