Checkboxes are a great feature in Google Sheets. They can be used for a myriad of tasks such as to-do lists, attendance records, and much more. An especially useful functionality is the ability to count these checkboxes. This blog post will guide you through the steps on how to do this.

## 1. Inserting a Checkbox

The first step is to insert the checkboxes. Navigate to the cell where you want to add a checkbox and click on **Insert > Checkbox**. Repeat this step for as many checkboxes as you need.

## 2. Counting the Checkboxes

To count the checkboxes, we will use the **COUNTIF** function. This function counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition.

For our use case, the condition is **TRUE** (meaning that the checkbox is checked). Here’s how you can do it:

Let’s suppose we have checkboxes in cells A1 to A5. To count the checkboxes that are ticked (checked), we can use the following formula:

=COUNTIF(A1:A5, TRUE)

If you want to count the unchecked boxes, just replace **TRUE** with **FALSE** in the formula:

=COUNTIF(A1:A5, FALSE)

## 3. Applying the Formula

After you’ve written the formula, just hit the **Enter** key. The cell where you wrote the formula will then display the count of checked or unchecked checkboxes, depending on the condition you used.

## Conclusion

And there you have it! Now you know how to make Google Sheets count checkboxes. This feature can be a powerful tool for productivity and data analysis, so make sure to take full advantage of it. Happy counting!