First Spreadsheet Application for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MacRumors, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Softalk has released the first spreadsheet application for the iPhone called Spreadsheet [App Store]. The developer lists the following features:

    - Zoomable, scrollable cell grid
    - Formulas
    - Functions
    - Cell formatting (bold, italic, color size and alignment)
    - Cell types (General, Number, Currency, Percentage, Date, Time, Text)
    - Cut/copy/paste with single cells or ranges of cells, rows and columns
    - Row and column insertion/deletion
    - Intelligent auto range selection for range-based functions
    - Export to other spreadsheet applications

    The app is available for $7.99. App Store Link: Spreadsheet

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  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    Now I want my bluetooth keyboard to work with it and a nice word application!!

    Some people are never happy :cool:
  3. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
    so far the user reviews don't look promising...................

    i really want a spreadsheet app, but due to this app's revews i might wait for Mariner Calc for the iphone. Their blog hasn't been updated since mid June though. anyone know the status of mariner's spreadsheet app for the iphone that they supposedly have been working on for the past 6 months?
  4. Epix macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Is it compatible with Excel spreadsheets on your PC?
  5. dwman macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2007
    San Francisco
    Looks like a great start, but I'm waiting to see what the folks at Dataviz put out. They will most likely release a full suite for $19.99 or less. I don't think they can get away with charging $30 or $40 like they do on other platforms.
  6. macus3r macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2005
    hmm... vertical spreadsheeting app

    anyone else see a problem? i mean the word is SPREAD SHEET after all
  7. kironin macrumors 6502a


    May 4, 2004

    from website,

    Version 1.0.1 is currently in development. It will have the following new functionality:
    Import files from Excel

    until that happens it's a no go. better to wait for Dataviz
  8. pmpknetr21 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2003
    iWork? Office?

    I wonder when iWork and Office will be ported/developed for iPhone... I'm sure iWork will come first, though, as (to quote Ballmer) "...the iPhone will fail...". Then when it doesn't, he'll eat his words and MacBu will develop an iPhone version by 2010/11...

    Maybe Macworld 2009 with the introduction of iWork '09...? Maybe even bundled with iWork and Office Pro/Standard/Full/Whatever they call the high-end version these days?

    But then there would be no money to be made on the App Store, I know...

    One can hope, can't he?
  9. happydude macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2006
    a gasping dying planet
    looks fairly impressive and this is the beauty behind the app store. when apple refuses to/doesn't have time to add in a mobile iwork app and let people save/import/export documents, someone else will eventually make that work.

    so, since i hope it is inevitable apple releases a mobil iwork sort of program, how long until this one gets rejected since it will then duplicate functionality?
  10. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I'd wait a bit. Currently, there are only 3 reviews in the App store. 2 1-star apps, and a 5-star app, which was written by someone named "CPA-Cal"
  11. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  12. jbcaro macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Surprised Apple didn't kill it, since they are planning to implement Cut/Copy/Paste sometime in the next 5 years.:D
  13. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    That's a problem if landscape orientation isn't supported. The site doesn't seem to say one way or the other.
  14. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    it is

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  15. djdole macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2007
    "right-click" > "rotate counter-clockwise".
  16. macus3r macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sweet, in that case I'm going to check this out. :cool:
  17. vandy1997 macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007
    How about linking up to a printer over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi as well - now that would be something special and useful!!

  18. bijannnnn macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008

    Theres a formula error on the screenshot. haha good start!
  19. TreoRenegade macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    I was ready to buy it until I read the detailed description of woes encountered per a one-star review. Since the 5-star review offers NO details, I'll pass for now.
  20. rstansby macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
    Well in all fairness the formula was incorrectly entered into the spreadsheet, but the program did calculate the correct answer, based on what the user asked for. Garbage in, garbage out.
  21. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I can think of lots of uses for this app. Some of my spreadsheets are huge (read: impractical for an iPhone), but many are rather simple and would be fully usable on a handheld screen.
  22. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    wow, i think this is a good start. glad to see being developed for the iphone
  23. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    Wow the dev was always going to be running up hill with all the anticipation and expectations but it looks to be a very good and solid start.

    I think its an App to keep a watchful eye on.

    I'll splash out when a few more of the 'excel' functions are supported.
  24. Manatee macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    I'm looking forward to an entry from DataViz too. I love Documents to Go. I hope they can come close to the functionality to that on the iPhone.

    It's too bad Apple makes it so hard for the developers. No built-in cut/copy/paste, can't share data among apps, can't sync over usb cable... all other platforms can do these things -- why not iPhone?
  25. PatrickRS macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008
    I think DataViz will likely do a bang up job of Office support -- within the stifling constraints of the SDK.

    For instance, I doubt we'll see any of this:
    • Ability to sync files from your PC, other than through WiFi (and my company does not allow WiFi, so that's just about it for me)
    • Ability to open a Word/Excel attachment from an incoming email, edit it, then email out the new version as an attachment

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