Numbers 3 is actually HUGE DOWNGRADE!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by driveparty, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. driveparty macrumors member

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    They proudly scream, they've made it free... IMHO, they should PAY their new Numbers users for this crap, wasting (SSD) disk space!

    I totally agree with the Discussions topics, saying Numbers 3 is way not upgrade, but HUGE DOWNGRADE! No applescript, no extended formatting, no–, no–, no– … (the list is really HUGE), AND EVEN NO CSV IMPORT!!!
    It has become absolutely unusable and worthless! And to my sorrow, i must confess, i agree with the guy from M$, Apple has NO IDEA, how people *really do their work* in terms of automation and timesaving. To simplify things down to children's toys level – is it about "spreadsheet reinveting"?!! REALLY?! :eek:

    I would better stick with free solutions, like Star Office or even Google Docs, and i will NEVER recommend to consider Apple's so called "productivity" software to any of my keens or buddies. Maybe to my competitors! :)

    BTW, you can leave Numbers feedback from within the app itself by clicking Numbers —> Provide Numbers Feedback...
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    To each his own, so far for me, its meeting my needs, though I still use Excel for a number of spreadsheets. I will say some of what changed takes some getting used too. I like the idea of it being accessible where ever I am, on my Mac, iPad or even straight from a browser. That to me is more important then applescript.
     
  3. driveparty thread starter macrumors member

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    You likely living in an "Apple vacuum", shouldn't you share your documents with other people. A lot of people DO NOT have any paid office apps, nothing to say in EU all the documents must be shared in open formats, particularly ODF/CSV/RTF and etc. Making such a software not able to read or write open formats (MS Excel isn't) is about mind-madness, rather than company policy; generally, all these lacking "features" resemble a spit upon REAL users' needs.
     

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