|App Store category: Productivity|
|Current price: $9.99||Our rating: 9/10|
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Exclusively designed for the iPad, Numbers lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers. Choose from 250 easy-to-use functions. Enter and edit data with an intelligent keyboard. Create impressive tables and charts, then move them around the flexible canvas. Spreadsheets look great on iPad. Numbers uses Smart Zoom to automatically zoom in on data as you edit or type, and zooms back out when you’re done.
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Apple Numbers for iPad Review
Intro: Numbers for iPad is part of the iWork Office Suite for iPad, which aims to turn this tablet computer into a productivity tool for mobile professionals.
Numbers is a fully featured spreadsheet application with everything from charts and tables to a lengthy list of functions and formulas. It is currently available in the Apple app store for $9.99...
Final words: While not quite matching the runaway success of the Pages word processor, Apple Numbers is a useful basic spreadsheet app for the iPad. Its usefulness is, however, seriously hampered (at least for Windows users) by the fact that the only export options are for the desktop version of Numbers or PDF, with no Microsoft Excel option. For that reason I think of Numbers more as a spreadsheet viewer than as a fully-fledged spreadsheet application; there's no way to get my documents out of Numbers in an editable format for my computer without jumping through a lot of extra hoops like exporting to PDF and then using another utility to convert from PDF to Excel. If you're already using Numbers on a Mac, iPad Numbers is likely a no-brainer purchase for you. If you're a "PC" and are stuck firmly in the Microsoft Office world, Numbers on the iPad will be of limited utility to you.
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Numbers for iPad
Intro: With Numbers for the iPad, Apple’s multimedia tablet is more than just a movie and music jukebox; It’s also a full-on number cruncher. It doesn’t offer as many features as its cousin on the Mac, but it’s perfectly suited for spreadsheet work when carting around a laptop is more hassle than it’s worth. Apple has done a great job of taking the traditional mouse and keyboard entry system spreadsheets have relied on for years and converted that into a touch-based interface that’s easy to learn...
Final words: Numbers for the iPad offers far more power than I expected considering it’s bound to a touch interface and the limitations that iPhone OS imposes. It handles imported spreadsheets well, despite its lack of 3D chart support, and is a great option for number pushers that want to leave their laptop in the office. The lack of support for exporting in Excel format is a disappointment and may keep some potential users away, but for spreadsheet work that doesn’t have to go back to Microsoft Office users, Numbers is a slick option.
Numbers 1.0 for iPad
Intro: Given the identical naming of Numbers (for iPad) with Numbers (in iWork ‘09), you may be expecting the iPad version of Numbers to be a clone of its desktop counterpart. If that’s how you approach Numbers for iPad, though, you’re bound to be disappointed. While replicating many of the features of the desktop version, Numbers for iPad is a ground-up rewrite focused on creating and working with spreadsheets directly on the iPad. As such, it’s essentially a completely different product than is Numbers for Mac OS X...
Final words: Taken for what it is (an incredibly feature-rich spreadsheet program running with a full touch interface on a 1.5 pound portable computing device) Numbers is a good start, and should meet the needs of most anyone looking to use their iPad to create and work with spreadsheets.
Intro: The spreadsheet application of the iWork Suite, known as Numbers, is Apple’s take on Microsoft’s Excel. Spreadsheet users will be relieved to hear that Apple’s take on the application is identical in terms of function to Excel, it only differs in form. For instance, the cell formulae like =SUM and =AVG are still the same in Numbers, as are all other formulae, and the spreadsheet even looks the same (but let’s be honest – how could it look much different), but Apple’s design leaves Microsoft Excel looking like a tool from the past. And now that Numbers is on the iPad, well, things just changed entirely. Again...
Final words: In conclusion, Numbers is everything that it should be, and Apple has designed it in a way that somehow keeps all of the features there, but makes it so much easier to use than its rivals. It feels like a real Apple application, and that is very refreshing indeed.
Iwork Numbers for Ipad Review: Functional But Flawed
Intro: I routinely use spreadsheets in my daily routine. So when I first saw Numbers for iPad, I was excited about the possibility of having a portable way to carry around and even update those files. Unfortunately, the otherwise decent Numbers app has absolutely no way to export editable data in a non-Numbers format, a fact that makes it almost meaningless in the business and professional world...
Final words: Having a portable spreadsheet is inherently more useful than having a portable presentation app, so Numbers doesn’t completely fail. But with zero compatibility to the most popular productivity format in the world, Numbers won’t be worth the price of admission for many users.
Numbers on the iPad: Doesn’t Add Up
Intro: Numbers for the iPad is an outstanding standalone application. The creation of basic spreadsheets is uniquely optimized for the iPad layout. However, Numbers does not share well with others, and if you use Excel at all, you should probably just move along to another app. Numbers is “fun” but not terribly functional...
Final words: For spreadsheet novices, Numbers might be a great way to store and calculate information while on the go. If you want to actually share the spreadsheet with your desktop computer, Excel, or Windows users, wait for Quickoffice to be optimized for the iPad or another product that supports richer import and export functions.