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Excel Killer?

Posted by geeknews at 3:10 PM on July 28, 2006

Everyone has heard or read about the recent news surrounding the iPod killer. Well, I am here to tell you there is another killer in the midst, and that killer is the Excel killer. The word, as reported by Think Secret, is that Apple Computers has a spreadsheet application on tap for the iWork ’07 suite. Microsoft has always had the upper hand when it comes to spreadsheets. Now, Apple has decided to venture into the relm of spreadsheets. This is great for Mac users working with Pages and Keynote. With the idea of an Excel Killer coming to the Mac platform it brings, the ever so prominent philosophy at Apple to integrate, integrate, integrate, to the business world. The report went on to say that charting in Keynote already puts excel to shame. This of course is to be expected with Apple software. While this does not necessarily mean world domination for Apple it will make the lives of Mac users much easier.

www.thinksecret.com – Spreadseet Article link.
-michael novak

2 Comments

  1. From ajcannon at 10:06 am on July 29, 2006

    No, no, no. How can something like this be an Excel killer when it will only work on Apple computers? Unless Apple decides to make iWork compatible with PC’s then it will just not happen.

    I’ll agree with you that Apple makes very nice software and that their new spreadsheet program probably is better than Excel, but there is no way in the world that it can be an Excel killer when it will only run on 2%-5% of the computers in the entire world (depending on what numbers you believe).

    With that said, I’ve been enjoying your posts these last few days. Keep it up!

    -ajcannon

  2. From Ed C at 2:30 pm on July 29, 2006

    This is great, a spreadsheet war! Don’t for get that Google has launched its own spreadsheet system. I’ve never used it, but it seems silly to me. Google says: “Create, store and share spreadsheets on the web”, but the number one use of spreadsheets is for financial data. Why would you want to share that or store it on the web?

    I agree with the first comment, Apple has a lot more to overcome if it’s ever to be widely used in the business world.