An online spreadsheet is a spreadsheet document edited through a web-based application that allows multiple persons to edit and share it with the world. With the advent of web 2.0 technologies such as Ajax circa 2005, a new generation of online spreadsheets began to emerge. Equipped with a rich Internet application user experience, the best web based online spreadsheets have many of the features seen in desktop spreadsheet applications. Some of them have strong multi-user collaboration features. Some of them offer real time updates from remote sources such as stock prices and currency exchange rates. Online applications are now becoming known as "Cloud Apps".
List of online spreadsheets
Software that is free to use
- EditGrid - scheduled closing on May 2014
- Expresso spreadsheet
- Google Docs
- Office Online
- ZCubes - Calci
- Zoho Office Suite
- Simple Spreadsheet
- Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware includes a spreadsheet since 2004 and migrated to jQuery.sheet in 2010.
- wikiCalc (now called SocialCalc)
- GelSheet (spinoff from OpenGoo, also integrates with WordPress)
Paid commercial software
- Expresso spreadsheet - Workgroup, & Enterprise accounts.
- Google Docs - Enterprise (and other) edition.
- Microsoft Office 365
- Resolver One
- ThinkFree Office Calc
- Zoho Office Suite - Business account.