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think-cell is free from the vendor to current MIT students, faculty, and staff for academic and non-profit purposes.

How to obtain

Download (MIT certificate required)

Click the Proceed to Licensing button on this page to obtain the license key and download link.

  • A new key will be listed prior to the expiration of the license key.
  • Re-submit your email address to the download link to update to the most recent version.


  • After downloading and installing think-cell, use the license key (above) when prompted with the next start of PowerPoint.


Learn think-cell via the following training resources, including a short video tutorial for each chart type:

About this Version 

think-cell helps to quickly create professional looking presentations for your classes.


Personalized think-cell help, a searchable user manual, and targeted video tutorials: