Tables: A new spreadsheet for OSX

A year ago I was blogging about the fact that there aren’t any truly accessible spreadsheet applications for Mac OS X. MS Office costs a bundle, and NeoOffice/OOo is slow and unoptimized. It was never designed to be an OSX app. Enter Tables. That’s how an OSX spreadsheet should look like! I will be meeting its developer tomorrow at WWDC.

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Ludovic Hirlimann wrote on August 8th, 2006 at 7:06 AM PST:

Wasn’t Martin Hekkelman’s spreadsheet available already ?


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Eugenia wrote on August 8th, 2006 at 8:53 AM PST:

I hadn’t seen it on versiontracker when looking for “Spreadsheet”.

BTW, I didn’t meet Daniel of Tables. We couldn’t find each other because the press was kept at a different floor than the developers.


Ludovic Hirlimann wrote on August 8th, 2006 at 9:52 AM PST:

Me regrets when software was avaibale on ftp sites. it was eassier to find. Nowdays if it’s not on tucows or vt it doesn’t exist. That’s pretty bad imho.


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Eugenia wrote on August 8th, 2006 at 9:56 AM PST:

Not really. Each platform has its own MAIN site to submit software: Windows has download.com, Mac has VT, BeOS has BeBits, Linux has Freshmeat. If you really want to find a piece of software, you just look at the most popular software site for that particular platform. And VT is the one for OSX.


vince wrote on August 11th, 2006 at 7:41 AM PST:

Thanks for pointing this app out. Somehow I missed it on Versiontracker. It opened a pretty good sized .xls file without much problem but would not open a slightly larger csv file (about 3000 records). Still, it has great potential and I’ll keep an eye on it.

Didn’t I hear that Apple was shipping a spreadsheet app as part of iWork ‘07?


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