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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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diesel

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Aug 3, 2007
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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?
 
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dwman

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Nov 15, 2007
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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.
 
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macus3r

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Aug 30, 2005
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hmm... vertical spreadsheeting app

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

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May 4, 2004
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Is it compatible with Excel spreadsheets on your PC?



from website,

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


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

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Oct 4, 2003
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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?
 
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happydude

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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?
 
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jbcaro

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Mar 23, 2006
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Surprised Apple didn't kill it, since they are planning to implement Cut/Copy/Paste sometime in the next 5 years.:D
 
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vandy1997

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

Now I want my bluetooth keyboard to work with it and a nice word application!!


Some people are never happy :cool:
 
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TreoRenegade

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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.
 
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rstansby

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Jun 19, 2007
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Theres a formula error on the screenshot. haha good start!

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.
 
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Macjames

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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.
 
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Manatee

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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'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?
 
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PatrickRS

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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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