Google to offer free spreadsheet app

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Google to offer free spreadsheet app

Post by FZ1 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:35 am

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Google Inc. will introduce a spreadsheet program Tuesday, continuing the Internet search leader's expansion into territory long dominated by Microsoft Corp.

Although it's still considered a work in progress, Google's online spreadsheet will offer consumers and businesses a free alternative to Microsoft's Excel application — a product typically sold as part of the Office software suite that has been a steady moneymaker for years.
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Post by pcrobot » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:46 pm

Cool! I'll have to see how it matches up with OpenOffice.org...

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Post by Zenphic » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 pm

lol Google has really been up to making software hasn't it? First the toolbar, then the picture software, then Earth... Nice to see a big company making some effort to bring quality software to the world. More competition can only mean better programming for us :finga:

The new software has betteer be good! :P
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Post by alister » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:27 pm

Online spreadsheet, so if you internet connection goes down you will not be able to open or work on your spreadsheets unless you have another 'backup' application. I will just stick with OpenOffice.

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Post by bigblockmatt » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:49 pm

ya, i wonder how the are going to handle the whole saving your work thing...
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Post by Zenphic » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:25 pm

bigblockmatt wrote:ya, i wonder how the are going to handle the whole saving your work thing...
Imagine if you get disconnected in the middle of one of you work and the software crashes... now that would be stink :shock:

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Post by FZ1 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:08 pm

I'm sure they were smart enought o think of that as well as a solution - i.e. - data stored in a temp file in the cache etc.
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Post by Zenphic » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:54 pm

FZ1 wrote:I'm sure they were smart enought o think of that as well as a solution - i.e. - data stored in a temp file in the cache etc.
For sure man, it would be crazy if they didn't!
Still funny to imagine of how Google would get flammed for not incorporating such a feature :P

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Post by Tim Burton » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:43 pm

pcrobot wrote:Cool! I'll have to see how it matches up with OpenOffice.org...
I hope Open Office keeps improving. I love that program.

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:03 am

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pcrobot wrote:Cool! I'll have to see how it matches up with OpenOffice.org...
I hope Open Office keeps improving. I love that program.
Yes, I like Open Office very much and I use Excel, Word etc ALL THE TIME at work. Unless you are really using the extreme functions of the MS Apps OO is a great replacement.
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Post by ZhengHe » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:14 am

So how many have tried it out? From my experiences it was pretty rudimentary, which is kind of expected for a web app but with no really major problems and what it does it does pretty well. Haven't found a real use for it, since usually whenever I need a spreadsheet program I'll pull out a version of portable open office. Of coures for those who don't have or want that option it could be pretty helpful especially as used in a tab for research purposes.

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Post by Tim Burton » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:53 pm

I wonder if this is going to be like other Google programs, like Gmail that NEVER delete your stuff from thier servers and tracks you everywhere you go.

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