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06 Spreadsheet? (What's the best... - Macintosh application software)




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This article is from the Macintosh application software FAQ, by Elliotte Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

06 Spreadsheet? (What's the best... - Macintosh application software)

The best professional's spreadsheet is undoubtedly Microsoft
Excel. While there are occasional reasons one might want to use
Lotus 1-2-3, Wingz or Resolve, they all fall into the "If you have
to ask..." category. Since development has ceased on all three of
Excel's competitors, I recommend that you do not buy any payware
spreadsheet except Excel unless you absolutely must.

However if you're less than a real power user of
spreadsheets, you may want to take a look at two excellent
demoware packages, BiPlane and Mariner which retail for about 20%
of the street prices of their payware counterparts and offer the
20% of spreadsheet features 90% of spreadsheet users spend 100%
of their time using. Both are available from

<URL:ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/>
<URL:ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/>

You may also want to consider one of the integrated packages
such as ClarisWorks. For less than the price of a full-blown
spreadsheet, you get a medium-sized spreadsheet with all the
basic features except macros, and a damned good word processor
and graphics package to boot. See

<URL:ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/>


 

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