5 Free Apps To Extend Microsoft Excel 2013 Features

There are several good things about the Microsoft Office 2013 & one of them is the ability to extend its features by adding various applications, which are available on the Microsoft Offie Apps Store. Pretty cool, eh? Lets see the first set of 5 free apps to extend Excel 2013 features

People Graph

People Graph

People Graph is an app designed by Microsoft to enhance default charting capabilities of Excel 2013. Instead of showing the standard bar charts, it displays icons to convey business data related to the people, which could be very useful for retail or wholesale stores. For example, for displaying the number of people who bought specific type of products.

However, this app also offers an extension to use several different icons like moneybag, hearts, cats & diamonds, etc.

ToDo

ToDo

This app allows us to build our own to-do list in Microsoft Excel. It’s a really simple to use app & it displays the to-do list alongside the spreadsheet. So, if you’re one of those who constantly work in Excel, you’ve got the to-do list right in front of your eyes, without leaving your work buddy.

ToDo for Excel is simple to use & requires no learning. You can start using it the moment you install it.

Bing Maps

Bing Maps

This app allows us to map our business data within the spreadsheet. This way, you can select the data range & then plot that data on the map inside Excel. The app then displays this data in form of Pie charts, however, you can customize this further to suit your needs.

Each of the locations can have a cliackable Pie chart, which then will show a full set of data assigned to it.

PayPal Invoicing

PayPal Invoicing

PayPal Invoicing for Excel is a free invoicing invoicing tool for Excel. You will need to download the free invoicing workbook from PayPal’s website. Once done, you can start populating more workbooks with all the required information you would put on the invoices.

There are tons of different free & paid invoicing apps available in the market. The one makes this stand out is, it also adds PayPal’s ‘Pay Now’ button on the invoices you create. This way, people can pay you directly with or without the PayPal account. Superb?

Gauge

Gauge

This app lets us create gauge charts within an Excel spreadsheet. These charts will display your business data in the form a speedometer. But, why would you want one?

It’s a great tool for superior visual presentation of critical data. For example, if you have any of the particular cells displaying a key performance related data, you can insert a gauge. This will be very easy to understand visually. It allows using different colors like Green, Yellow & Red for making it easy to see whether the value falls within the desired margin.

We’re sure you would love these free apps to add more features to the Microsoft Office 2013. Do let us know through the comments below.

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