Bluetooth - GPRS - and other words that keep me employed...


Google Spreadsheets

, posted: 7-Jun-2006 22:29

After seeing an article on Geekzone about Google spreadsheets (http://spreadsheets.google.com) I decided to sign up and see what it was about.

After uploading an existing spreadsheet, I must admit that I am impressed with how well it works.
Although I couldn't immediately imagine what I'd use it for myself, a work colleague pointed out that he might use it so he can always have access to his spreadsheet which lists his music collection. It turns out he often has trouble remembering which CD's he already has when looking at Trademe Cool.

It doesn't appear to support charting (yet?), but certainly handles standard spreadsheets with ease.
I guess (or is that hope?) that it's a sign of things to come from Google, which can only be a good thing for those of us that are astounded at the ever increasing cost of standard office software packages.




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Comment by tonyhughes, on 9-Jun-2006 11:41

I love the idea of Google spreadsheets, notes, mail etc etc. Those who want an alternative to MS Office can also look to http://www.openoffice.org which, at the time of its 2.0 release, has matured significantly over the earlier versions. Even newbies should feel at home with this.


Comment by delila, on 18-Jul-2006 02:49

Wonder what google is playing at with its wide range of new offering....i cant get their head around their strategy...


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Nigel Hanson
Christchurch
New Zealand


Updated Profile... 

My job involves working with a variety of mainly Pocket PC or Windows CE devices, setting up GPRS connections over cable and/or Bluetooth. Setting up of these connections is either done programatically (in code) or manually (when all else fails).

Through this work (which sometimes involves visiting other parts of the world), I've come up with, err, I'd hate to call it a "wealth of information", but let's just say that I've struck enough problems over the last few years that I'm sure that SOMEBODY out there might benefit from some of the tips that I'll be putting up.

Nigel H.