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Google Docs adds better data import options to spreadsheets

Power users (like our own Erez Zukerman) will tell you that Google Docs Spreadsheets don't have nearly the same chutzpah that Excel does -- not for really complex work, anyway. Still, Google keeps plugging away and adding features... Like better import options! Docs now supports custom delimiters and an inline preview pane for imported data. While you may not find the addition useful, it's the...

Office Web Apps used by 20 million, now embeddable via IFRAME, and more

Despite our woeful lack of coverage for Office Web Apps, I'm glad to announce that Microsoft has been keeping its cloud-computing cogs churning: Office Web Apps has, in its first 100 days, been used by over 20 million people, and is now available in seven more countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia and Switzerland. You can also now embed PowerPoint presentations and...

Getting the most out of Google Docs with Chrome extensions

I'm sure most of you have used Google Docs in one form or another. You might've shared a document with a friend or collaboratively planned your trip expenses in a shared spreadsheet -- maybe you've even used the new 'public sharing' feature for more nefarious purposes! Even if you're looking forward to Microsoft's Office Web Apps, the point remains: we're doing more and more processing in the...

Google releases major overhaul of Google Docs; faster, more responsive, better collaboration

It's hot off the press, and still being slowly unrolled, but the Google Docs blog has just announced some major changes to its office productivity suite of web tools. You can stop reading now and watch the video if you want to find out what's new, or read on for some bullet points! Faster -- what with Google Docs being entirely in the browser, things can sometimes get a bit slow with...

Simple text spreadsheets with Listē

Need to put together a quick list or data table, but can't be bothered with the bloat of a full spreadsheet application? List² is a minimalist (32kb) application that can do just that. Its uncomplicated interface allows you to quickly assign names to columns and start entering your data. What can List² do with such a small footprint? Import and export tabbed data files, import CSV,...

Making comparison charts is easy with Tablefy

Making a point-by-point comparison chart is a pain in the butt. It requires fiddling with spreadsheets, formatting lots of individuals cells and hoping the results are easy to read. Tablefy takes all the mess out of comparing things. Just put in your data and it'll do the rest. You can even embed pictures and YouTube videos with little fuss. The example charts look sharp and professional, and...

PearBudget: Online, simple budget management

PearBudget is an online budget manager that makes it extraordinarily easy to keep track of your money. The service doesn't link to your bank account, and doesn't import information from Quicken or other desktop accounting software. You actually have to enter your expenses by hand. But this is much, much easier than you'd think. All you have to do is spend a few minutes when you set up your...

Google Apps Team Edition makes collaboration easier

While Google's online office suite might not have all the features of Microsoft Office, one area where Google's word processor, spreadsheet, calendar, and IM client excel is in letting you easily collaborate with other users. Want to share a Word document or spreadsheet with other users, just click the share button. But that only works if the people you want to share with have already registered...

Glide Crunch: Synchronize your online and offline spreadsheets

Web based office apps are great if you need to collaborate with other people or if you need to access your documents from multiple computers. But sometimes you don't want to fire up your web browser if all you need to do is add a few numbers to your spreadsheet. TechCrunch reports that an answer is just around the corner. And it has nothing to do with Google Docs/Google Gears. Transmedia is the...

Microsoft fixes Excel 2007 calculation bug

Call us silly, but one of the things we've come to expect from spreadsheet applications is accurate math. But a few weeks ago a number of users started reporting that there was a bug in Microsoft Excel 2007 that caused the number 100,000 to pop up any time you entered an equation that should have equaled 65,535 or 65,536. For example, 850 x 77.1 = 100,000. As it turns out, if you perform other...

Zoho launches an online database app

While Google gets a lot of attention every time it launches a new online Office application, and Microsoft earned a few laughs with its announcement of online storage and collaboration features for MS Office, Zoho continues to out-pace the competition. Zoho's latest accomplishment is a full-featured online database application. Zoho DB lets you create, edit, and share databases. You can organize...

Making Mashups easier with Intel's MashMaker

Intel is getting ready to debut a closed beta this month of their new mashup tool accessible to non programmers. The new MashMaker was spotted at the SIGMOD conference in June in a presentation that was prepared by Intel and Yahoo Research. The gist of it was the creation of a tool that made it easy to create mashups from many different sources. Intel's MashMaker will be a web based tool that...

Peepel Online Office Suite

Could this online office suite steal people away from the popular Google and Zoho? It seems far from likely that Peepel will ever take market share away from the online office application space. However, they might look a little amateur, but a lot of development work has gong under the Peepel hood, showing how serious people are indeed trying to get into this space. Peepel has just announced...

Could JotSpot = the GDrive?

It would be great if Google had one single location where every service they are offered was centralized, and it appears they're working on one. After wondering why Google had purchased Jotspot some time ago, GuillaumeB and Google Operating system among others have come to the conclusion that JotSpot could be the start of a home for all of Google's applications and our documents; "The GDrive"....

Microsoft working on Google Apps competitor?

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch caught what could be evidence that Microsoft is prepping some sort of online spreadsheet program, which would probably be a stripped down version of Excel. Microsoft Developer Tod Hilton posted on his personal blog that he's moving from Microsoft's Global Foundation Services to the company's Excel Services team. And yesterday, he wrote that the product "has...