FormulaDesk Navigator

Excel add-in that brings adds an all-in-one navigation solution to Excel.

Essential when working with large workbooks.

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See ALL your sheet tabs
without scrolling

Work with many sheets quicker and more fluidly than ever before

  • See more sheets

    Stop scrolling to find a sheet. See all your sheets at the same time, in a horizontal multi-line display which can be displayed at the top or bottom of Excel. 

  • Vertical tabs

    Dock your sheet tabs vertically on the left or right. The vertical layout is perfect when presenting to an audience.

  • Virtual folders for sheets

    Sometimes it makes sense to group your sheets into folders. Now you can.

Filter to see only the sheets that matter right now

 Advanced filtering and sorting means that you only see the sheets that you want to, right. 

  • Filter by color

     Only display sheets of selected colors. 

  • 'Pin' important sheets

     Right-click sheet tabs and ‘pin’ them, ensuring that they are always visible, no matter what fiilters are applied, and always appear at the top of the list.  

  • Sorting

     Sort by name, index, most recent.(ascending and descending) 

Quick Navigator

Keyboard shortcut to switch between recent sheets instantly:


Quickly switch between sheets

Instantly switch between your most recent worksheets with Quick Navigator (press CTRL+TAB) – no more scrolling the worksheet tabs to find the worksheet you want. 


Press and release CTRL+TAB to instantly switch between the current sheet and previous one. Alternatively, pressing CTRL+TAB then releasing TAB but keeping CTRL pressed shows a pop-up navigation screen which allows you to switch between recently-viewed sheets quickly, even across workbooks. Keep CTRL pressed while using this screen. Releasing the CTRL key hides the screen and navigates to the currently selected sheet. Use TAB or DOWN_ARROW to move down and SHIFT+TAB or UP_ARROW to move up. Use LEFT_ARROW and RIGHT_ARROW to move left and right. 

Track active cell

Clearly see which cell is active . . . even when Excel loses focus.  

Customize type of highlight

  • Highlight the entire row and column
  • Draw arrows pointing to it
  • Draw a border around it 
  • Color
  • Transparency
  • Line-thickness 

Bookmark anything

Bookmark any cell or range of cells.

Creating bookmarks

Create named bookmarks of any cell or range of cells, then click the ‘Bookmarks’ button on the FormulaDesk menu to view the bookmarks. Click on a bookmark name to navigate to the bookmark.  

Export filtered view

Export a filtered view as a new workbook. Once you’ve applied filters to show only the sheets you want to see, save a version of the workbook with only those sheets visible, so that you can send it to a colleague. It can be optionally password protected too, to prevent other people from unhiding the hidden sheets. 

Bulk-edit sheets

Edit multiple sheets at once, setting their:

  • Color
  • Visibility (hide, unhide)
  • Custom tags (for filtering) 

System Requirements

 Excel 365, 2019, 2016, 2013 (Windows Desktop only)