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Alternatives to Microsoft Excel

Google Sheets, Microsoft Access, Google Docs, and Rows are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Microsoft Excel.
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What is Microsoft Excel and what are its top alternatives?

Present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using basic and complex arithmetic.
Microsoft Excel is a tool in the Spreadsheets Online category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Microsoft Excel

  • Google Sheets

    Google Sheets

    Access, create, and edit your spreadsheets wherever you go—from your phone, tablet, or computer. ...

  • Microsoft Access

    Microsoft Access

    It is an easy-to-use tool for creating business applications, from templates or from scratch. With its rich and intuitive design tools, it can help you create appealing and highly functional applications in a minimal amount of time. ...

  • Google Docs

    Google Docs

    It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. ...

  • Rows

    Rows

    It combines the power of a spreadsheet with built-in integrations and a slick sharing experience. Made for teams to build and share their work, all in one place. ...

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Google Sheets

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Create and edit spreadsheets online, for free
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    Simultaneous shared editing
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    Online alternative to MS Excel
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    Jason Barry
    Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 10 upvotes · 169.7K views

    If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

    At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

    Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

    Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

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    Hey everyone, My users love Microsoft Excel, and so do I. I've been making tools for them in the form of workbooks for years, these tools usually have databases included in the spreadsheets or communicate to free APIs around the web, but now I want to distribute these tools in the form of Excel Add-ins for several reasons.

    I want these Add-ins to communicate to a personal server to authorize users, read from my databases, and write to them while they're using their Excel environment. I have never built a website, so what would be a good solution for this, considering I'm new to all of these technologies? I know about the existence of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Google Sheets, but I don't know how to feel about those.

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    Microsoft Access

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    A database management system
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    PROS OF MICROSOFT ACCESS
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        Google Docs

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          It's simple, but expansive
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          Free
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          Fast and simple
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          Jason Barry
          Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 10 upvotes · 169.7K views

          If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

          At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

          Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

          Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

          See more
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          Rows

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          The spreadsheet where teams work faster
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