Spreadsheet for both MBP & iPad?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Wills.Details, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Wills.Details macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2012
    I was wondering if there is a spreadsheet type program (i currently use Excel) that will work both on my ipad and MBP. I do a lot of mobile work and track things like customers, jobs, pay etc and would like to just keep all that stored on my iPad, but would also like to be able to sync it to my MBP for a back up and for any edits that may need to be made down the road.

    Any suggestions?
  2. sdimas macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2014
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Numbers (part of the iWork suite on iOS and OS X) works well and syncs over iCloud.

    All iWork apps on iOS and OS X sync over iCloud.
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    If it must be Excel, try Office 365. Also special version for iPad available for free, but requires subscription for R/W access.
  5. Wills.Details thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2012
    I check it out...it looks like the most recent version has very poor reviews, but then again im looking to use it for very basic spreadsheet (just tracking customers, jobs, dates and payment...and of course adding up totals over each month). Since my operation will be fairly basic, it should be a decent fit i think???
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    -Google spreadsheets
    -MS Office 365 (most advanced option, but also costs money)
  7. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    OpenOffice also has versions for both Mac and iPad....I've only ever used the PC version but it should enable what you want...
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use Excel, They have a version for the iPad and I have it on my MBP as well. With OneDrive you can edit your spreadsheets on your iPad or Mac.

    I've used numbers and Excel, and Excel by far is so much better then Numbers, I highly recommend this. Its a better product.
  9. Wills.Details thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2012
    I have been using Excel on my MBP so that would be idea. The OneDrive app you speak of, i looked it up in the app store. Is it OneDrive or OneDrive for business that you'd recommend? And with this app it will allow me to transfer sheets from my ipad to my MBP and vice versa?

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