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Radical Cells

Free spreadsheets? Google, OpenOffice, and others offer intriguing alternatives to Microsoft Excel.

John Goff, CFO Magazine
February 1, 2008

security lax

I was doing some research on google and found someone's prospect list on EDITGRID, complete with contacts, prospect status etc. I then checked to see if this was a widespread problem by searching with some techniques to get more from the site. I don't know if any are secure, but plenty are not! You need to be very careful about free services online. Two factors in choosing one are- is the site secure, and does the host block all robots from access to the member sites? To my amazement, you can simply highlight the online spreadsheets and paste into one on your desktop.

Posted by Christine Speedy | November 20, 2008 09:23 am

KDCalc used to replace Excel in enterprise computing.

Another trend is appearing where enterprises have come to rely on very large and complex spreadsheets that are beyond the abilities of these free offerings. converts the Excel spreadsheets into calculation engines for enterprise Java .NET systems.

Posted by Mike SMI | March 13, 2008 09:13 am

Another Approach

There is a product called eXpresso that extends the functionality of Excel to the web, rather than trying to replace it. Try it for free at

Posted by Amber Newman | March 04, 2008 07:05 pm

Glaring Omission

You forgot EditGrid (, the best of breed of free online spreadsheets. Lots of features, and growing!

Posted by Jay Jurick | February 14, 2008 08:14 am

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