List of spreadsheet software

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The following is a list of spreadsheets.

Free and open source software[edit]

Cloud and on-line spreadsheets[edit]

Spreadsheets that are parts of suites[edit]

  • Gnumeric — for Linux. Started as the GNOME desktop spreadsheet. Reasonably lightweight but has very advanced features.[1]
  • KSpread — following the fork of the Calligra Suite from KOffice in mid-2010, superseded by KCells in KOffice and Sheets in the Calligra Suite.[2]
  • LibreOffice Calc — developed for Windows, Linux, BSD and Apple Macintosh (Mac) operating systems by The Document Foundation. The Document Foundation was formed in mid-2010 by several large organisations such as Google, Red Hat, Canonical (Ubuntu) and Novell along with the community (developed by Sun) and various forks, notably Go-oo. Go-oo had been the "OpenOffice" used in Ubuntu and elsewhere. Started as StarOffice in the late 1990s, it became OpenOffice under Sun and then LibreOffice in mid-2010. The Document Foundation works with external organisations such as NeoOffice and Apache Foundation to help drive all three products forward.[3]
  • NeoOffice Calc — for Mac. Started as an port to Mac, but by using the Mac-specific Aqua user interface, instead of the more widely used X11 windowing server, it aimed to be far more stable than the normal ports of other suites.[4]
  • Calc — for Windows, Linux and Macintosh. Started as StarOffice. Sun changed the name to and developed a community of developers (and others) between the late 1990s and mid-2010. Oracle gave it to the Apache Foundation in 2011. IBM contributed their fork of, IBM Lotus Symphony, to Apache a few weeks later.[5]
  • Siag — for Linux, OpenBSD and Mac OS X. A simple old spreadsheet, part of Siag Office.[6]
  • Sheets — for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Haiku. Part of the extensive Calligra Suite. Possibly still mainly for Linux, but ports have been developed for other operating systems.[7]

Standalone spreadsheets[edit]

Proprietary software[edit]

Online spreadsheets[edit]

Spreadsheets that are parts of suites[edit]

  • Ability Office Spreadsheet - for MS Windows.[19]
  • Accel Spreadsheet - included with Ex-Lex Office Pro and many others from SSuite Software. Licensed as freeware.[20]
  • Apple iWork Numbers, included with Apple's iWork '08 suite exclusively for Mac OS X v10.4 or higher.
  • AppleWorks - for MS Windows and Macintosh. This is a further development of the historical Claris Works Office suite.[21]
  • WordPerfect Office Quattro Pro - for MS Windows. Was one of the big three spreadsheets (the others being Lotus 123 and Excel).[22]
  • EasyOffice EasySpreadsheet - for MS Windows. No longer freeware, this suite aims to be more user friendly than competitors.[23]
  • Framework - for MS Windows. Historical office suite still available and supported. It includes a spreadsheet.[24]
  • IBM Lotus Symphony - freeware for MS Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.
  • Kingsoft Office Spreadsheets 2012 - For MS Windows. Both free and paid versions are available. It can handle Microsoft Excel .xls and .xlsx files, and also produce other file formats such as .et, .txt, .csv, .pdf, and .dbf. It supports multiple tabs, VBA macro and PDF converting.[25]
  • Lotus SmartSuite Lotus 123 - for MS Windows. Widely considered to be responsible for the explosion of popularity of spreadsheets during the 80's and early 90's.[26]
  • MarinerPak Mariner Calc - for Apple Macintosh. Full featured and light weight.[27]
  • Microsoft Office Excel - for MS Windows and Macintosh. The proprietary spreadsheet leader.[28]
  • Microsoft Works Spreadsheet - for MS Windows (previously DOS and Macintosh). Only allows one sheet at a time.[29]
  • PlanMaker - for MS Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE; part of SoftMaker Office
  • Quattro Pro - part of WordPerfect Office
  • StarOffice Calc - Cross-platform. StarOffice was originally developed by the German company Star Division which was purchased by Sun in 1998. The code was made open source and became Sun continues developing the commercial version which periodically integrates the open source code with their own and third party code to make new low price versions.[30]
  • Xoom Office Spreadsheet - for MS Windows.[31]

Stand alone spreadsheets[edit]

Multi-Dimensional spreadsheets[edit]

Spreadsheets on different paradigms[edit]

Spreadsheet-related developmental software[edit]

  • ExtenXLS - Java Spreadsheet Toolkit. Spreadsheet automation and data mapping from any source, integration with web spreadsheet, publish calculated cells as RSS feeds, and more.[42]

Add-ins and spreadsheet assisting apps[edit]

  • numberGo Publisher - Data analysis tool that lets you quickly pivot and chart data, and save it as a portable document. Documents are able to be opened and viewed with a free reader.[43]
  • Obba - Java object handler for spreadsheets (allows to use any Java library as "add-in" via spreadsheet functions).[44]


Program Rows (per sheet) Columns (per sheet) Total Cells (per sheet) Sheets Total Cells (per workbook)
SSuite Accel 16,384 256 4,194,304 Limited by system resources Limited by system resources
16,777,216 16,384 274,877,906,944 ? ?
GS-Calc 12,582,912 4,096 4,294,967,296 Limited by available memory Limited by available memory
Crystal kspread.png
32,767 32,767 1,073,676,289 ? ?
LibreOffice Calc 4.4.2
LibreOffice 4.0 Calc Icon.svg
1,048,576 1,024 1,073,741,824 1,024 1,099,511,627,776
Lotus 1-2-3[45]
65,536 256 16,777,216 256 4,294,967,296
Microsoft Excel 2003
65,536 256 16,777,216 65,531 1,099,427,741,696
Microsoft Excel 2007[46]
1,048,576 16,384 17,179,869,184 1,024 17,592,186,044,416 Calc 2[47]
65,536 256 16,777,216 256 4,294,967,296 Calc 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2[48][49]
65,536 1024 67,108,864 256 17,179,869,184 Calc 3.3[50]
1,048,576 1024 1,073,741,824 256 274,877,906,944
Pyspread logo.png
~80,000,000 (limited by sum of row heights) ~30,000,000 (limited by sum of column widths) Limited by available memory Limited by available memory Limited by available memory
Resolver One limited by machine memory* limited by machine memory* limited machine memory* limited by machine memory* limited by machine memory*

-* 32-bit addressable memory on Microsoft Windows, i.e. ~2.5 GB.


  • VisiCalc The first widely used normal spreadsheet with A1 notation etc.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 Took the market from Visicalc in the early 1990s.
  • Lotus Improv Novel design that went beyond A1 notation.
  • Lotus Symphony
  • Multiplan Early version of Excel.
  • 3D-Calc multi-dimensional spreadsheet for Atari ST[51]
  • Perfect Calc - CP/M-80 and CP/M-86 Part of the Perfect Office suite, included with early Kaypro 8-bit computers
  • PlanPerfect. This was a companion to WordPerfect.
  • qubecalc the original 3d spreadsheet ms-dos
  • Practicalc - C=64 based spreadsheet.
  • Shared public spreadsheets - Works Records System (1974)
  • SuperCalc - CP/M-80 Included with early Osborne computers. It also was ported to MS-DOS and to Microsoft Windows.
  • Dynacalc - Dynacalc was spreadsheet software from Computer Systems Center and was similar to VisiCalc. It was designed to run on Microware's OS-9, a Unix-like operating system.[52]
  • VP Planner - Similar in look and feel to Lotus 1-2-3, but included 5 level multi-dimensional database[53]
  • Vu-Calc spreadsheet for Sinclair and Timex-Sinclair computers
  • Wingz Multi Dimensional Spreadsheet from Informix ( 1988 )
  • Boeing Calc - was a spreadsheet package written by subsidiary of aviation manufacturer Boeing (1985).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GNOME Office / Gnumeric - Downloading Gnumeric
  2. ^ The KOffice Project
  3. ^ LibreOffice
  4. ^ NeoOffice Home
  5. ^ Home
  6. ^ "Scheme In A Grid". 2000-12-07. Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ The Calligra Suite
  8. ^ Bean Sheet
  9. ^ Oleo - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  10. ^
  11. ^ mtcelledit
  12. ^
  13. ^ Online Spreadsheets - EditGrid
  14. ^ t p s i r at
  15. ^ Share spreadsheet online!
  16. ^ Spreader
  17. ^ Smartsheet Home
  18. ^ Google Apps Marketplace Profile
  19. ^ Ability Plus Software - Home Page
  20. ^ Van Loo Software - Free Professional Office Software
  21. ^ Apple - Support - AppleWorks
  22. ^ Untitled Document
  23. ^
  24. ^ Framework home page & the FRED Computer Language, Framework IV, II, III, V, VI, VI, VII
  25. ^ Kingsoft Spreadsheet 2012
  26. ^ IBM office productivity suite - Lotus SmartSuite
  27. ^ a b Macintosh Spreadsheet Software by Mariner Software
  28. ^
  29. ^ Microsoft Works Home
  30. ^ StarOffice 8
  31. ^ Xoom Software, Inc
  32. ^ SSuite Office Software - Free Professional Office Software
  33. ^
  34. ^
  35. ^ Kingsoft Spreadsheets Professional 2012 - Professional Spreadsheet software)
  36. ^
  37. ^ Morphit | Scientific Spreadsheet | Data Modeling
  38. ^ Free Business Intelligence Tool by numberGo - Pivot Tables, Charting, Reporting
  39. ^ Quantrix | Business Modeling & Analytics Software | Financial Modeling | Data Modeling
  40. ^ DADiSP White Paper
  41. ^ KyensLab Inc.
  42. ^ Java Excel :: Java Spreadsheets :: EAI :: SOA :: Open Source ::
  43. ^ Free Business Intelligence Tool by numberGo - Pivot Tables, Charting, Reporting
  44. ^ Obba: A Java Object Handler for Spreadsheets
  45. ^ "Limitations of 1-2-3 for Windows". Retrieved 2008-04-10.  External link in |work= (help)
  46. ^ "The "Big Grid" and Increased Limits in Excel 2007". Retrieved 2008-04-10.  External link in |work= (help)
  47. ^ "What is the maximum number of cells in an spreadsheet?". FAQ. Retrieved 2008-04-10.  External link in |work= (help)
  48. ^ "What's the maximum number of rows and cells for a spreadsheet file?". Calc FAQ. Retrieved 2008-11-04.  External link in |work= (help)
  49. ^ " 3.0 New Features". 3.0 Features. Retrieved 2008-11-10.  External link in |work= (help)
  50. ^ " 3.3 New Features". 3.3 Features. Retrieved 2010-12-13.  External link in |work= (help)
  51. ^ Frank's Atari ST pages
  52. ^ "Dynacalc" (PDF). Tandy Corporation. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  53. ^ James Stephenson, Kent Brothers, Dave Mitchell, Paperback Software International, Stephenson Software (December 1, 1986). VP-Planner: Spreadsheet Flexibility with Database Powe. Paperback Software International, Dec 1, 1986. ISBN 087142021X.