Jun 7, 2006

Google spreadsheets

I managed to get an invite to try out Google spreadsheets.

First impressions:

1. It will take time to catch up in India given the abysmally slow internet speeds that most of us at home. Microsoft doesn't really have to worry in the short term.

2. A lot of formulas are built in but I didn't discover too much information as to how to use them.

3. The common basic arithmetic formulas however are easy and intuitive.

4. For people used to doing excel calculations with the mouse, would have to start getting used to using the keyboard a lot more. No right click functionality here :-)

5. I could only see "freeze rows", couldn't find "freeze columns" anywhere.

6. The sharing option should have gmail address book built into it.