iSpreadsheet: An iPhone Excel app for number crunchers

iSpreadsheet (AppStore Link)
User Reviews
Developer: Xin Zhao
Price: $2.99 Download on the App Store

ispreadsheet iphone appEditing documents has been one of the major holes in the iPhone experience. While the e-mail and other apps give a solid performance in letting one view and send files, the ability to manipulate them has been lacking.

Enter iSpreadsheet, the first app that allows you to actually create and save spreadsheets. It is a solid concept — giving users the ability to keep track of business expenditures, household expenses, or other types of data. There are some very clever functions that make good use of the iPhone's touch interface.

But there is a downside to being first out of the gate. iSpreadsheet leaves a lot to be desired in functionality. Some features that one would expect are missing, and others are a bit on the clunky side. While iSpreadsheet may improve with updates and time, as it currently stands you should consider that at a price of $3.99, you are going to get what you paid for.

Icons along the bottom of the screen give you the ability to manipulate columns.Using the software is fairly simple. You can create headings for your columns, change their width, and format them just like you would with Excel. The icons appear when you are working in a column format.

As with Excel, you can name your rows and put in the ever-popular Excel formulas that power users are familiar with.

Color is available for highlighting the background or just the symbols themselves Bold and italics are also available for making things a bit more legible.

The biggest drawback is the learning curve, as help is available but hard to find. The italic "i" in the left-hand corner is where you go for help.

The syncing with Google Docs is handy, but of course this will only be of benefit if you are a Google Docs user. There is a familiar large Googlesque "G" on the header where you can access your Google Docs.

iSpreadsheet is handy tool if you want the power of spreadsheets in your pocket. It is the first of hopefully many apps that will unleash the iPhone's screen power for productivity tools.

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  • DominoFect

    Now this is a useful tool!

  • kgbjk

    This is just as good of an idea as the tax calculator

  • Roxy22

    I guess this would be useful in some situations. I dont know how much i would actually pay for it though

  • len

    i use spread sheets that i created in my pc, can i download these spread sheets into the i spreadsheet app on my i phone? the alternative is to hand input the data on the iphone spradsheet which could take hours!

  • Xin

    We're adding new features such as landscape view with our updates. For more information visit our iphone apps site at:

  • vijay

    How to insert cells

  • Julie

    .Is it support ios6.01 on iPad? When I put Thai character and save but when reopen it up the Thai character is unreadable....please help.

  • LB999

    Ow do you print a doc that you created in ispreadsheet