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How is Live Spreadsheets better than Microsoft Excel?

1. Live Spreadsheets is flexible.

Use Live Spreadsheets as a software or a service - on the desktop or in the browser, online or offline.

2. Live Spreadsheets is consistent.

Have you ever shared a spreadsheet with someone only to find that your formatting has gone utterly wrong because of application version incompatibilities? Or discovered that the person with whom you have shared your spreadsheet is using an unsupported operating system? Live Spreadsheets offers the same user experience across all operating systems and browsers - what's more the software and service versions both have similar functionality to ensure that your user experience is congruent irrespective of how you use the application.

3. Live Spreadsheets is portable.

Wherever you have an Internet connection, you have access to Live Spreadsheets. Plus, all your spreadsheets can be downloaded to your desktop so you can take your data offline and with you wherever you may go. You can also export your spreadsheets to a number of formats including xls and pdf.

4. Live Spreadsheets is secure.

Only you or the people with whom you have shared your spreadsheets can view or edit your documents. You can even specify who can do what with your documents and these permission policies are respected at all times both in the browser as well as documents downloaded to desktops.

5. Live Spreadsheets is collaborative.

Every spreadsheet that you create within Live Spreadsheets is a social entity - you can share it with others and collaborate on it in a variety of ways.

6. Live Spreadsheets is affordable.

Compared to the amount that you shell out for desktop spreadsheet software. Live Spreadsheets is extremely affordable with tiered plans, starting from FREE.

7. Live Spreadsheets is self organizing.

Have you ever played email volleyball with 20 MB spreadsheets each time a team member has updated a shared spreadsheet? Have you ever wondered which of the multiple versions of your spreadsheet is the latest one? With Live Spreadsheets, all the pain of manually organizing document updates and changes goes out of the window. All copies of your spreadsheet whether online or on your desktop are automatically updated and synchronized each time it is changed - a full history of all revisions is tracked at a slide level so that you can revert to any historical version at any point of time.

8. Live Spreadsheets talks to you.

Presentation are built to communicate your ideas to others, but wouldn't it be nice to be notified when other users have seen your spreadsheet or made changes to it? With Live Spreadsheets, you can be notified automatically each time your document has been viewed or edited. On top of that, each document comes with geocoded graphs displaying who viewed your spreadsheet from different parts of the globe.

9. Live Spreadsheets is fun.

Just because you're working with spreadsheets, doesn't mean you have to do it without personality and style. Why shouldn't your tools be exciting just because they are business-oriented? Forget the boring templates and cheesy cilpart that comes with Microsoft Office and use Live Spreadsheets to create stunning spreadsheets that communicate your story!

10. Live Spreadsheets is easy.

If you've ever used a desktop office productivity application like Microsoft Excel, then you're already familiar with Live Spreadsheets - no learning curve!


And one more thing, unlike Microsoft, we listen! Let us know what you think can be made better and you will most probably see those improvements delivered in a matter of months, if not weeks. Ever tried telling Microsoft how they can improve Office?