Microsoft includes the application par excellence to work with spreadsheets. We're obviously talking about Excel, and its version for iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad allows us to take all our work with us wherever we go.
As you know, it's an all-time classic. When was it released? Its first version was launched in 1985 and the first platform that received it was Mac. But, as well as macOS, it was also developed for Windows shortly after, and as couldn't be otherwise, it has also landed on Apple's mobile devices, as well as Android in APK format. Its versatility has made it very popular and imitated by many other developers that have brought out alternatives to Excel included within suites of the likes of LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Manage your spreadsheets wherever you go
The full version of Microsoft Excel, just like in PC and Mac, isn't for free. Once downloaded and tried it out for 30 days, we'll have to pay a usage plan. It comes along with a series of features adapted to mobile devices that allow it to be used both individually or collaboratively online. We have to take into account that its design intends to simplify the edition of documents regardless of our location... and on most of the occasions, it will be an activity that has to do with our work.
You know what it's for: to manage large volumes of numerical and text data.
Its features offer us the possibility to get hold of both an editor and a viewer for our documents that will simplify our productivity since we won't depend on a desktop or laptop computer.
- Use formulas, tables, graphics, comments, formats...
- View email attachments and access online the contents hosted in cloud storage services of the likes of Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud or SharePoint.
- Resume your work at the point you left it.
- Print a page or an entire book remotely by means of AirPrint.
- Compatibility with documents generated with different versions: 2010, 2013, 2016, web...
- Synchronize the changes with other devices and with the members of your work team.
- Insert formulas with the special keyboard to add numbers faster.
- Share your work by means of hyperlinks, email or PDF.
What formats is Excel compatible with?
The list of file formats that this app can open is very long. As you know, it generates its documents in XLS and XLSX formats, but it also works with other native formats such as XLSM, XLSB, XLSX or XLSM. It also accepts XML, CSV, native Office extensions (DOC, PPT, and others), TXT, DBF, ODS, PDF, and XPS. It's obviously also compatible with OpenDocument.
Here you'll find everything you may need, regardless of your knowledge of spreadsheets, so don't hesitate to download the iOS version of one of the most important office tools around.
What's new in the latest version?
- This month's update simply corrects certain bugs without incorporating any interesting new features.