Dose for Excel

Dose for Excel 3.3

Manipulates the data in Excel based on more than 100+ tools
4.3  (44 votes)
3.3.3 (See all)
Provides a better overview and control of the data found in Excel spreadsheets. Contains tools like column editing, value modifier, data picking, merge and split, randomization, cell design, filtering, counting, and color, as well as backup and restore.

Despite the plethora of functions and features that Excel provides, ZBrainSoft has proven that there’s always room for improvement. In fact, Dose for Excel adds more than 100 new features to this Microsoft’s tool that open up a new world of possibilities. From navigation to data management features, and from export to backup tools, this Excel add-in will allow you to do more in less time.

Dose for Excel integrates seamlessly in whatever version of Excel you have installed on your system, from 2007 to the newest Office 365. Note, however, that loading this add-in and its extensive functionality adds a few extra seconds to Excel’s standard launching time. If you read further, you will see that the wait is worth the while, though.

In ribbon-based versions, the program adds two new tabs to the ribbon, D-Editing, and D-Pro, where you’ll find all the new features neatly grouped by function. From tools to improve the way you visualize your work area to navigation tools to help you move between workbooks and sheets, from format-related features to utilities to improve cell selection, this comprehensive add-in has been developed to speed up your workflow. Active functions will appear on individual sections on the right-hand side of your worksheet, complete with whatever parameters they require. You can open and work with several functions simultaneously. Actually, the larger your spreadsheet is and the more workbooks you’re working with at the same time, the more you’ll appreciate what this tool can do for your data.

D-Editing, however, is mainly about editing features. Here you’ll find tools to color your cells and rows and to use that color code to count them or delete them in a snap. You can remove all kinds of spaces from cells, insert multiple rows and columns at specific locations in one single operation, insert formatted values, merge cell values or split text strings in two cells, generate numbers randomly, change the case of text values or remove specific characters and numbers from selected cells, and then more. Other groups offer you tools to back up your workbooks automatically while you work or to count sheets, words, and characters with one click.

D-Pro is all about formulas and data cleaning. You will barely find three new icons here, but they’re comprehensive enough to keep you busy for hours. Here you’ll find up to 100 new built-in formulas that you can use to play around with your data. The program provides a Formula Helper with clear parameters and examples to alleviate the learning curve.

Some of the functions that the program offers are not exactly alien to Excel, but Dose for Excel has managed to redefine them in a way that seriously improves and enhances their functionality and/or usability. Thus, Dose for Excel is not just about adding new features to your Excel’s ribbon – it is also about providing you with a more efficient way of using already-existing functionality and with improved versions of features that Microsoft hasn’t developed further for years. Clearer explanations to some of its many functions would help new users to feel more confident right from the start and to minimize trial-and-error processes. Be it as it may, the truth is that ZBrainSoft has managed to take Excel to an all-new level with this excellent add-in.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Compatible with all Excel versions from 2007 to Office 365
  • Integrates seamlessly to your Excel ribbon
  • Advanced data management functions
  • Backs up your workbooks automatically
  • More than 100 built-in new formulas
  • Massive data cleaning functions

Cons

  • Slows down the loading of Excel
  • Explanations of some functions can be improved for clarity
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