think-cell is a presentation software that integrates with PowerPoint and Excel seamlessly to help you visualize complex data using charts. The software is available for free to READ’s students, staff and faculty members, using any of READ’s public workstations, or by downloading and installing it on your personal


How to download think-cell

think-cell is available on the computers in READ’s labs, GSRs, and classrooms. It is also available for download to your personal computer.

To access the downloadable version, or to renew an existing license, send an email from your READ’s email address to: [email protected] .

think-cell licenses are renewed twice annually, and expire on the last day of August and the last day of February.  To renew your license please email [email protected]

think-cell is available for both PC and Mac.


Create professional looking presentations for your classes fast using think-cell

think-cell might save you a significant amount of working time and enable you to create professional looking presentations for your coursework. Knowing think-cell could also be a valuable skill as you enter the workplace since many employers use the software.

think-cell is free to READ’s students, faculty, and staff. It takes just minutes to learn watching the short video tutorials available for each chart type. See below for helpful training resources.


Why should you consider using think-cell?

  • Create 40+ chart types, including waterfallGantt, and Mekko charts in just 2-3 minutes
  • Automate changes to your charts with think-cell
  • Become proficient with the charting software used by top consulting and investment firms
  • Improve your class presentations and impress your audience


How to learn more

To find personalized think-cell help, a searchable user manual, and targeted video tutorials, visit

  • Watch this think-cell overview video
  • Watch this 3 minute video to learn how to create your first chart
  • See all of think-cell’s 40+ chart types and features here
  • Learn how to link an Excel file to your think-cell Power Point chart and automate data updates here



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