EditGrid enhancements

by admin on August 7, 2007

in General,Innovation

David Lee at EditGrid (yes, they help pay to keep this site going) contacted me with the latest list of features/enhancements:
I.) Share-to-Email

With the “Share-to-Email” function, you can now share your spreadsheets to everyone whether they are registered EditGrid users or not. Simply going to “Share > Share with others > Add Emails” and it’s done!

II.) Spreadsheet Redirection

Inspired by MediaWiki’s page redirection syntax, EditGrid now supports spreadsheet redirection that will save your time from notifying your friends about any renaming of spreadsheet. Simply select “Create a new redirection” after you have renamed a spreadsheet, when your friend click on the old permalink, it will be redirected to the new one!

III.) Find-and-replace

With the find-and-replace, you can now replace any phrase in your spreadsheet in EditGrid as you usually do in Excel. Simply click the hotkey “Ctrl+H” to open the find-and-replace dialogue and start replacing!

Besides the aforementioned features, we have also delivered a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes which makes EditGrid even better.


* More configurable workspace listing
* Clones remote data when copying a book
* Initialise mark revision text box with old description
* Improved cloning performance
* Allow user to choose which workspace to store the newly imported spreadsheet

I’m engaged in a project where I’d like to include them as part of the solution. Collaborative spreadsheets are a massive productivity boon and a great way to carve out redundancy in decision making. There is a also case for looking at Google Docs and Spreadsheets. But I am thinking full solution integration and i can get that easily with EditGrid. This won’t mean replacing Excel at the desktop but it will mean a leg up in overall productivity at very little cost.

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Martyn Shiner August 8, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Hey Dennis,

Can you get them to include pivot table functionality on a par with excel? – that would be the killer app for me.

I use PTs "a great deal" as does Clive and the datapilot functions in OOo are nowhere near as good – its the blocker on me moving from Office to OOo at work (I use OOo all the time at home).

Neil McIntyre August 24, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Dennis, is EditGrid better than Google Spreadsheets?

Dennis Howlett August 24, 2007 at 6:47 pm

IMO yes – it's going down a storm in Japan and I like it can be readily embedded in other services like Blogtronix

Neil McIntyre August 24, 2007 at 8:03 pm

I decided to check it out, since Google Spreadsheets still isn't Excel-like enough for my taste, and found EditGrid to be a definite improvement! Now I can migrate my personal spreadsheets over to EditGrid. Also, the public templates are pretty cool, I don't think Google has anything like it (yet).

Dennis Howlett August 24, 2007 at 8:28 pm

That's interesting Neil. The big issue with Google is that it is very unclear when or how they will bring their apps up to scratch. That makes for a difficult decision. Even so, I'd be interested in your experience.

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