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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]

  • Apache OpenOffice Calc — for MS Windows, Linux and the Apple Macintosh. Started as StarOffice, later as OpenOffice.org. It has not received a major update since 2014 and security fixes have not been prompt.
  • Collabora Online Calc — Enterprise-ready LibreOffice, included with Online, Mobile and Desktop apps
  • Gnumeric — for Linux. Started as the GNOME desktop spreadsheet. Reasonably lightweight but has very advanced features.
  • KSpread — following the fork of the Calligra Suite from KOffice in mid-2010, superseded by KCells in KOffice and Sheets in the Calligra Suite.[4]
  • LibreOffice Calc — developed for MS 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 OpenOffice.org community (developed by Sun) and various OpenOffice.org 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 the Apache Foundation to help drive all three products forward.[5]
  • Siag — for Linux, OpenBSD and Apple Mac OS X. A simple old spreadsheet, part of Siag Office.[6]
  • Sheets — for MS Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Apple 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]

  • Airtable – a spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet.
  • Coda
  • EditGrid – access, collaborate and share spreadsheets online, with API support; discontinued since 2014
  • Google Sheets – as part of Google Workspace
  • iRows – closed since 31 December 2006
  • JotSpot Tracker – acquired by Google Inc.
  • Smartsheet – Online spreadsheet for project management, interactive Gantt, file sharing, integrated with Google Apps[8]
  • ThinkFree Online Calc – as part of the ThinkFree Office online office suite, using Java
  • Quadratic - A source available online spreadsheet for technical users, supporting Python, SQL, and Formulas.
  • Zoho Sheet Spreadsheet on the cloud that allows real-time collaboration and more, for free

Spreadsheets that are parts of suites[edit]

  • Ability Office Spreadsheet – for MS Windows.
  • 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.
  • WordPerfect Office Quattro Pro – for MS Windows. Was one of the big three spreadsheets (the others being Lotus 123 and Excel).
  • EasyOffice EasySpreadsheet – for MS Windows. No longer freeware, this suite aims to be more user friendly than competitors.
  • Framework – for MS Windows. Historical office suite still available and supported. It includes a spreadsheet.
  • Google Sheets – as part of Google Workspace suite, supporting both offline and online editing.
  • IBM Lotus Symphony – freeware for MS Windows, Apple Mac OS X and 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.[9]
  • Lotus SmartSuite Lotus 123 – for MS Windows. In its MS-DOS (character cell) version, widely considered to be responsible for the explosion of popularity of spreadsheets during the 80s and early 90s.[citation needed]
  • Microsoft Office Excel – for MS Windows and Apple Macintosh. The proprietary spreadsheet leader.
  • Microsoft Works Spreadsheet – for MS Windows (previously MS-DOS and Apple Macintosh). Only allows one sheet at a time.
  • PlanMaker – for MS Windows, Linux, MS Windows Mobile and CE; part of SoftMaker Office
  • Quattro Pro – Originally introduced as a stand-alone DOS and Microsoft Windows application, it eventually became part of WordPerfect Office in 1994.
  • 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 OpenOffice.org. 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.
  • WPS Office

Stand alone spreadsheets[edit]

  • As-Easy-As – from Trius, Inc.; unsupported; last MS-DOS and Windows versions available with free full license key.

Multi-dimensional spreadsheets[edit]

Spreadsheets on different paradigms[edit]

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Spreadsheet-related developmental software[edit]


In chronologial order, year launched, product, launched for which machine/OS.

  • 1979, VisiCalc for Apple II with 32K RAM, the first widely used normal spreadsheet with A1 notation etc.
  • 1980, SuperCalc for CP/M-80 operating system, included with early Osborne computers.
  • 1982, ZX81 Memocalc, for low cost ~$100 personal computer with 16K RAM expansion, launched by Memotech in April 1982.
  • 1982, Multiplan for CP/M operating system, later becoming Microsoft Excel, launched Aug 1982.
  • 1983, Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS operating system, the first killer application of the IBM personal computer, it took the market from Visicalc in the early 1980s.
  • 1983, Dynacalc for OS-9 a Unix-like operating system, similar to VisiCalc.[10]
  • 1984, Lotus Symphony for DOS operating system, the follow-on to Lotus 1-2-3
  • 1985, Boeing Calc for MVS a Unix-like operating system and DOS operating system, written by subsidiary of aviation manufacturer Boeing.
  • 1985, StarOffice for DOS operating system, later becoming OpenOffice.org then currently LibreOffice and Collabora Online.
  • 1985, 20/20, for DOS operating system, competitor to 1-2-3 with database integration, real-time data updating, multiplatform.
  • 1986, VP Planner for DOS operating system, similar in look and feel to Lotus 1-2-3, but included 5 level multi-dimensional database[11]
  • 1987, PlanPerfect for DOS operating system, distributed by WordPerfect Corporation.[12]
  • 1988, Wingz for Classic Mac OS operating system, a multi dimensional Spreadsheet from Informix.
  • 1989, Quattro Pro for DOS operating system by Borland. The Windows version, introduced several years later was included in the PerfectOffice 3.0 suite.
  • 1991, 3D-Calc for Atari ST operating system, multi-dimensional spreadsheet[13]
  • 1991, Lotus Improv for NeXTSTEP operating system, novel design that went beyond A1 notation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bärwaldt, Erik (2020). "Collaborative online office solutions". Admin Network and Security. ADMIN 60/2020.
  2. ^ 唐鳳 (2023-09-27), EtherCalc, retrieved 2023-09-29
  3. ^ Spreadsheet, Tiki.
  4. ^ The KOffice Project, archived from the original on 2005-12-31, retrieved 2006-03-02.
  5. ^ LibreOffice.
  6. ^ "Scheme In A Grid". NU: Siag. 2000-12-07. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ The Calligra Suite.
  8. ^ Apps Marketplace Profile.
  9. ^ Spreadsheets, Kingsoft.
  10. ^ "Dynacalc" (PDF) (manual). Tandy. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Stephenson, James; Brothers, Kent; Mitchell, Dave (December 1, 1986). VP-Planner: Spreadsheet Flexibility with Database Powe. Paperback Software International, Stephenson Software. ISBN 0-87142-021-X.
  12. ^ Walkenbach, John (14 September 1987). "Spreadsheet Interface Plan Falls Short of Perfect". InfoWorld. Vol. 9, no. 36. InfoWorld Media Group, Inc. pp. 43, 45, 47 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Frank Schoonjans, "3D-Calc", Atari ST.