Think-Cell is one of the most used presentation add-in for Office in the world. A lot of companies, especially consulting firms, use it daily when going about doing their work. Modern Charts is the new kid on the block that has a different service offering. The biggest difference between Modern Charts and Think-Cell is that Modern Charts is an Excel add-in (for now) and Think-Cell is a PowerPoint add-in.
Modern Charts is mainly aimed at assist people who want to expand in explaining a data set, by allowing the user to show overall axis trends and analysis of data series. If you use Modern Charts your audience will be able to easily see key properties of a data set and better understand what the data means.
The following table details the other differences and why we think both tools can coexist.
Microsoft Office Platform
Unique Chart Types
Individuals and Companies
Sums, Averages, Max and Min
Layouts, Themes and Charts
Gradient Chart, Traffic Lights, Gauge Text and Road Signs
PowerPoint (with Excel data links)
Layouts and Charts
Waterfall, Mekko and Butterfly
Modern Charts and Think-Cell are not direct competitors though they are both visualizations and charting add-in tools for Office. Both tools can be used by the same person for different reasons. Modern Charts is also linked to Office365.