What is an Add-in – Add-on – Plug-in

Whats is an Add-in Add-on Plug-in (with Images)

Introduction to what is an Add-in, Add-on or Plug-in and their usages.

What is an Add-in: These are additional programs that a user can install separately to enrich the capabilities of a larger software program which is already installed.

Why is it important: The importance of an add-in can be explained as simple as people opting for a power steering or a power window when they are buying a car. A car can be driven even without a power steering or a power window but these additional features will enrich the performance of the car or make your driving more comfortable. Add-ins are something that provides additional features.

An add-in can not work by its own it goes along with a larger software program. There is no point in thinking about a power steering when a car itself is not there. 😛

Add-ins are sometimes referred as add-on or plug-in.

ASAP Utilities is one of the highly recommended add-in for Microsoft Excel.


Adobe Flash Player and Acrobat is a commonly used plug-ins in web browsers.


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I’m Anson having a decade of versatile experience in Business Process Outsourcing, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Operational Excellence & Business Intelligence. I have got the opportunity to work for Genpact, Hewlett Packard, M*Modal and Capgemini in various roles and responsibilities, starting from an Associate to a Manager. Learning anything new has always been my passion and if related to Business and Technology then I love it. asKeygeek.com is an outcome of my passion towards the same and I have been into asKeygeek since 2012. Outside business and technology I’m a movie buff who spends hours together watching and learning Cinema, I do make Short Films 🙂


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