Lee Odden

Google Spreadsheets Update

Lee Odden     Google, Online Marketing

Wow, that was fast. I received my Google Spreadsheets invite about 20 minutes ago and I’ve been toying around with it for just a few min. The place where I am right now has spotty internet access, but I’ve been able to create a few sample spreadsheets and I must say, so far Google Spreadsheets rocks.

Will it replace Microsoft Excel? Maybe not, but there will certainly be a very large audience checking it out. I would be more than happy to say bye bye to Office upgrade fees and say hello to web based collaboration.

I’ll need to get my login over to the folks in our organization that use Excel a lot more than I do to really take it for a spin, but for my purposes, Google Spreadsheets works great. We’ve been experimenting with iRows and Zoho, and while those services have been great, I’d really like to see how Google’s entry in to the online spreadsheet arena pans out.

I’ll have to forego screenshots until later as I am using a hotel computer and there is no graphics program.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.