How can I determine what add-ons I have installed?

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I would like to know what products and other toolboxes are installed into my installation of MATLAB, and also what functions are provided with the toolboxes.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 23 Feb 2022
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 22 Feb 2022
Using the Add-On Manager 
The following answer applies to MATLAB version R2015b or later only. 
View and manage all installed add-ons using the Add-On Manager.  
To open the Add-On Manager: 
1. In MATLAB, go to the Home tab. 
2. Select Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons. 
MATLAB displays a list of MathWorks products, toolboxes, and add-ons installed on your machine. 
To view the function list for an add-on: 
1. Select the add-on in the Add-On Manager. 
2. In the options menu on the right of the add-on, select View in Add-On Explorer. The Functions tab shows the list of functions included with the add-on. 
Using the Command Line  
The following answer applies to MATLAB version R2017b or later only.
To produce a list of installed Community add-ons, use the 'matlab.addons.installedAddons' command: 
The following answer applies to all versions of MATLAB. 
To produce a list of installed MathWorks products and add-ons, use the 'ver' command: 
To produce a list of the functions available in MATLAB, use the 'help' function: 

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 17 Feb 2023
Edited: Adam Danz on 17 Feb 2023
A programmatic way to list all user-installed toolboxes, available since R2016a. Note, these are not the same as MATLAB Toolboxes that appear in the ver command.
Returns a 1xn structure array
toolboxes =
1×2 struct array with fields:
List toolbox names
tbnames = {toolboxes.Name}'
tbnames =
2×1 cell array
{'Crystal ball toolbox' }
{'Fix my bugs toolbox' }

Reza Ahmadzadeh
Reza Ahmadzadeh on 29 Jun 2015
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 13 Jan 2023
To check if you have installed a specific toolbox, you can use the existing function in FileExchange called isToolboxAvailable . The usage is as follows:
result = isToolboxAvailable('image processing toolbox','error');
Eike Petersen
Eike Petersen on 29 Jun 2020
This FEX submission appears to solve this problem; see my other answer:

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Eike Petersen
Eike Petersen on 29 Jun 2020
This file exchange submission appears to be a quite comprehensive solution to this problem:
It checks both whether a toolbox is installed and whether a license is available. Works for lists of toolboxes as well.

tommsch on 7 Oct 2021
Edited: tommsch on 7 Oct 2021
In the unit test framwork TTEST is an experimentally function available EXPECT_TOOLBOX, which checks the availability of toolboxes. Its usage is quite straightforward, for some toolboxes are even hardcoded shortcuts possible, e.g.:
checks whether the parallel toolbox is installed and licenced.
For toolboxes with no shortcuts yet, one has to give the exact toolbox name, e.g.:
But, the function is still experimental.

Richard Zapor
Richard Zapor on 19 Dec 2022
This function will give summary of Matlab installed along with Toolboxes
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 19 Dec 2022
Yes, but not "Add-ons" like the question said. ver gives only MATLAB version and toolboxes, not other Add-ons like you get from the Add-ons manager. For example I have the "Deep Learning Toolbox Model for Alexnet Network" installed (through the Add-on manager), yet it does not show up when I type ver.
The only ways to see what Toolboxes and Add-ons you have installed is to use the Add-On Manager on the Home tab of the tool ribbon, OR programmatically on the command line,as the Mathworks answer also showed.

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