As we plan ahead for an exciting 2022, we took some time to reflect on all of the advancements we made over the past 12 months. Here’s a look at what we’re grateful for from 2021.
Grew to 30 full time employees: Expanded our frontend and backend engineering teams, built a DevOps team, hired a lead technical writer, and on-boarded our first UX researcher.
Launched over 30 major product features, including:
- High performance grid: New Spreadsheet.com grid re-built from the ground up for faster rendering, scrolling, and editing performance. We also improved workbook loading performance by up to 10x.
- Gantt view: A new Gantt view type with dependencies, interactive task bars, and Project Management settings, enabling full project management capabilities in Spreadsheet.com.
- Form view: A new Form view type providing the ability to define a publicly shareable and embeddable form based on a worksheet’s columns for collecting data into worksheets. Each submission becomes a row in the table region.
- Automations: A new visual, no-code automation editor with conditional logic, built-in integrations to Slack, MS Teams, Mailchimp, and GMail, and over 60 automation recipes to start from, providing fast and easy starting points for building custom application behavior without writing code.
- Zapier integration (in beta): Ability to create Zapier integrations, a.k.a. Zaps, using personal API keys, to connect Spreadsheet.com with over 4000 websites and apps.
- Related row rollups: A new Related row rollup data type for performing calculations across linked rows from related worksheets and returning aggregated data.
- Conditional formatting: Ability to define conditional formatting rules for formatting rows and columns using specific font styles, colors, and cell backgrounds based on worksheet data.
- View permissions and locking: Ability to mark specific worksheet views as private with view permissions, and ability to lock views for preventing unwanted view configuration changes.
- Version history: Ability to access version history for each workbook showing historical data, when changes were made, and who made them. This also includes the ability to restore and create copies of any historical version.
- More traditional spreadsheet features: From Named Ranges, to Hidden Worksheets, Multicolumn Insert and Delete, Autofill with Autoincrement, Worksheet Selection Calculator, ability to Duplicate Worksheets, Array Syntax in Formulas, and many more traditional spreadsheet features, we made a lot of progress toward our goal of reaching parity with the core features of today's leading online spreadsheets.
- Public sharing and embedding: Ability to publicly share and embed workbooks in a read-only state, optionally allowing viewers to make a copy. This same feature allows us to embed live template previews in the Spreadsheet.com Template Gallery today.
- Sharing by link: Ability to share workbooks using a preconfigured link. Options include sharing to only a specific set of users, any users who belong to a specific set of domains, or anyone with the link.
- New template gallery: A new in-app template gallery with live embedded previews, a Featured Templates section, and a new Start from scratch section with basic templates for starting from a simple Table, Gantt, Kanban, and Form view.
- Over 30 new templates to start from: New templates for use cases ranging from Construction Project Management to Implementation Planning, Product/Market Fit Measurement, Fundraising Due Diligence, Facility Management, Income and Expense Tracking, School Alumni Management, and many more.
Announced $5.5M series seed funding: Detailed on our blog, covered by TechCrunch, and launched on Product Hunt, we unveiled our private beta in conjunction with our first funding announcement.
Launched public beta: In September we opened up Spreadsheet.com to public beta access along with the ability to sign up and sign in using Google credentials.
Kicked off SOC2, HIPAA, and GDPR compliance: Started our SOC 2 Type II audit, as well as HIPAA and GDPR compliance initiatives. More details in our Security page.
Launched anytime releases and automated issue identification: The DevOps team made major strides in our production, staging, and load testing infrastructures, culminating in the ability to release daily product updates and automatically capture issues from production for triage.
Built over 10,000 automated tests: The QA team has now built over 10,000 automations to minimize regressions, which run before every product release.
This was a lot of work, and we're grateful for the incredible group of teammates who made it happen. 2022 is shaping up to be an action-packed year, starting with the commercial launch of our paid plans in January, followed by a steady stream of new features such as Charts, Reports, Dashboards, Calendar view, Grouping, Printing, our first Mobile apps, Gantt and Form view improvements, and much more.
If you're interested in joining us now as we bring Spreadsheet.com to market in 2022, we're hiring for key roles across marketing and product. Check out our job openings.
Happy New Year!