PlanMaker 2004, the Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet from German software manufacturer SoftMaker, is nearing completion: The public beta test has started, and users can download the free beta version from the manufacturer's web site.
The beta version of PlanMaker for Windows is available immediately, while beta releases for the other supported operating
(including Windows Mobile Pocket PC) systems will follow in the coming weeks.
According to the company, PlanMaker offers the feature set and ease-of-use of a modern high-end spreadsheet application - not only under Windows, but also under Linux and on Pocket PCs and Windows CE and CE .NET handhelds.
One of the major design goals in PlanMaker's three years of development was the seamless conversion of Microsoft Excel files. PlanMaker reads and writes any file from Microsoft Excel 5.0, 95, 97, 2000, Excel XP, and Excel 2003, and renders all of them faithfully.
These are planned features to the Windows Mobile Pocket PC version: