Almost a quarter century ago, Mariner jumped into Mac software development with a spreadsheet product that gave Mac users an alternative to Microsoft office tools. In March of 2009, Mariner introduced Mariner Calc for iOS, becoming one of the first to offer a spreadsheet app to iPhone users and was quickly followed by a version for the iPad. Calc XLS 4.0 is a major upgrade to Calc, introducing the features of universal device support, support for 8 languages and cloud support via Dropbox sync, among many others.
Calc XLS 4.0 is a full-featured spreadsheet product for the iOS that can handle .xls formatted files for Excel 97 and up. At its core lies a highly advanced parser and calculation engine that sets Calc apart from other spreadsheet apps and allows the user to view, edit, and save the complicated Excel file format.
"This new version of Calc is one of the most advanced spreadsheet apps on the iOS," said Corey Johnson, Director of Product Development for Mariner. "Excel power users will feel more at home than ever before because while the competition rests on 'over 100 functions', Calc boasts over 200 and we're constantly adding more."
With the newly added cloud support via Dropbox sync, users with a Dropbox account will have direct access to documents created and saved in Calc. Other file transferring options are available via Web Server, iTunes, and Email. This version supports multiple languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Over 200 pre-built functions that cover Mathematics, Trigonometry, Finance, Date and Time, Logic, Info, Statistics, and Text are provided.
"While our product line includes a lot of apps for the creative writer, Calc has always been a mainstay for us," said Michael Wray, President of Mariner. "Our spreadsheet product was one of the first developed exclusively for the Mac as was the iOS version, which stands at nearly 800,000 downloads. Calc XLS is mature, streamlined, and powerful. Number-crunchers everywhere will appreciate that."
Other New Features of Calc XLS 4.0:
* Create or move files and folders
* Save and Save As options
* Email as PDF or xls
* Open in Dropbox or other apps that support the xls file
* View PDF, .rtf, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers files
* Support to set and preserve print settings
* Full User Guide which includes over 400 function examples
Calc XLS 4.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.