Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Google Lab introduces spreadsheet software

This is real interesting move from Google. It is taking on Microsoft on its home ground :) Sometime today, Google would be opening out its new Spreadsheet software for limited number of users. They call it as "limited test".

What does "limited test" mean?

Some Google Labs prototypes can handle only a limited number of users in their initial stages. When we know that's the case, we do our best to let you know too, by putting "limited test" next to its name, along with some screenshots and/or more information about the product for those of you who weren't able to get there in time to actually try it out.

This FAQ might interest you:

1. What are the key features of Google Spreadsheets?
2. How do I sign up for Google Spreadsheets?
3. What browsers does Google Spreadsheets support?

Do you want to have a sneek preview check this out :: TOUR
If at all you are interested in testing out the beta software signup and wait for their mail (like what I am doing now :) ).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you been to http://zohosheet.com/home.do yet, vadivel?

we have been there for quite some time now. :-)

Rajendran.

Vadivel said...

Nope Rajendran. I wasn't aware of that till now.

I got registered into zoho now. Let me play with it for sometime today :) Thanks for the link though

Vadivel said...

Btw, I tried zoho now .. hmm my first experience isn't that good :)
It is not able to add two numbers properly. [May be I am missing something]

Step 1: I gave two integer values in A1 and A2 cell.

Step 2: I moved the cursor to A3 and clicked on the summation button (E) which is available in the tool bar.

Step 3: In that cell it shows =SUM(). I tried blocking those cells which have the value. But it didn't take.

Step 4: when I click the enter key it displayed 0 in cell A3.

I got the proper value / sum only after manually editing that formula as =SUM(a1:a2) :)

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There is a high possibility that I am missing something ... as I have spent only very little time with this tool.

But needless to say, I am really surprised / happy to know that a Chennai based company has developed something ahead of Google. May be Microsoft may want to try their luck in acquiring Zoho :)

Prem said...

Excellent i came across with another site which is almost same
http://www.actuate.com/products/techzone/spreadsheettech/es_demos/gallery.asp

Prem said...
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Ramesh said...

Hi Vadivel,

Thanks for trying out Zoho Sheet. I belong to the development team of Zoho Sheet. Right now all formulae have to be entered manually. We have plans to put a formula editor and specify cells by clicking / dragging them. The auto-sum currently works when you select a range and then hit the auto-sum button. We are constantly working on it and keep improving it. Your valuable suggestions and feedback are most welcome - support (at) zohosheet (dot) com.

Regards,
Ramesh.

Ramesh said...

Sorry for the wrong link to my name in my previous comment. This one is the correct one.

Regards,
Ramesh

Vadivel said...

Thanks for your clarification Ramesh.