Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Thanks to Steve Cauffman, at iCONN, for this tidbit. (I'd heard about it, but hadn't followed up further yet!) He found a glowing review of the new web-based spreadsheet product in WebMonkey - http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/#gspread. In addition to the regular spreadsheet functionality (with ability to understand uploaded xls or csv files and to export/download to these same file formats), Google spreadsheets takes advantage of web technology to do some cool things - like supporting simultaneous viewing/editing of spreadsheets by multiple people synchronously! I haven't tried the product (see http://spreadsheets.google.com/) yet myself - you have to get an invitation from Google Labs to try it out - I've submitted my request, but we'll see what happens. This product is still a beta, but it looks like a winner already!