Product Updates: Design updates and 16 new templates
co-founder & CEO
What's new in Spreadsheet.com?
We’re thrilled to launch a number of major updates to the Spreadsheet.com user interface. From column data type icons to new workbook menus, navigation menus, color-coded Views, and a new palette for the worksheet grid, we think you’ll find navigating Spreadsheet.com workbooks a faster and more enjoyable experience.
We also published 16 new templates for use cases ranging from Construction Estimation to Sprint Planning, OKR Tracking, a COVID Vaccine Tracker, and an Investor CRM. In addition, we published 6 new work management articles and use case guides for you to learn from.
Let’s take a look!
1. Color-coded Views
Each View type now has it’s own color-coded icon, making it easier to distinguish view types at a glance in the View selector and sidebar.
2. New workbook menu
We’ve streamlined the workbook header area by moving and consolidating the workbook menus into a new workbook menu structure, now available from the hamburger icon on the left.
In addition, a new menu is now available next to the workbook’s name with a few of the most commonly used workbook actions.
3. Column data type icons
We’re excited to introduce column data type icons. For each typed column (i.e. columns with an assigned data type other than Automatic), you will now see an icon in the column header corresponding to that column’s assigned data type.
For cases where you don’t want column data type icons to appear, you can simply turn them off at the worksheet level with the new Show column icons option in the View menu.
4. New global navigation menu
We’ve also consolidated global navigation actions into a new menu available by clicking the Spreadsheet.com logo in the upper left, which remains a quick way to access recent items, templates, and home.
5. New worksheet tabs
Last but not least, we’ve made it easier to quickly identify the currently selected worksheet tab with a color change that you can’t miss.
We published 3 new use case guides for you to learn from. For example, in the new Grouping Rows in a Simple CRM guide, you’ll learn how easy it is to group rows that share common data in one or more columns, how to create a new view, create group summaries, and more.
We also published 3 new articles about work management best practices. For example, in the new Agile Project Management Guide you’ll learn what agile project management is, its pros and cons, Scrum vs Kanban, and more, to see if the Agile methodology is right for your team.
In addition, we published 16 new templates for use cases ranging from Construction Estimation, to Sprint Planning, OKR Tracking, a COVID Vaccine Tracker, and an Investor CRM.
For example, the new COVID Vaccine Tracker template is designed for managing your organization’s COVID protocol compliance. With built-in automations, the template will automatically mark employees as ‘Cleared’ once they are up to date on their doses.
The OKR template keeps your team’s goals on track. Create a list of your key results, assign them to owners, and track progress and expected start and end dates. With row grouping, it’s easy to quickly categorize your key results into objectives and other team-wide initiatives.
The Sprint Planning template helps improve your product team’s efficiency. Log tasks as well as key details like task owners, attachments, dates, and more – and organize them into sprints with the Select data type and row grouping. In addition, with built-in Gantt and Calendar views, it’s easy to switch from your task list to an interactive timeline or calendar for visualizing sprint progress.
Reports Reports will allow you to easily work with data across a number of worksheets, even in different workbooks, to create consolidated views of projects, tasks, events, deals, milestones, etc., that updates in real time for all stakeholders.
Gantt View and Project Management Improvements We're serious about project management and have a whole set of Gantt view and project management improvements coming soon.
Row Movement We're adding the ability to drag and drop rows to reposition them in Sheet and Gantt views. This includes the ability to move parent rows in a hierarchy and have all child rows move with them.
Drag & Drop Cell and Range Movement Similar to traditional spreadsheets, we're adding the ability to drag and drop individual cells and ranges to move them in the grid.
Mobile Apps A dedicated team of developers has been working hard on initial versions of the Spreadsheet.com iOS and Android mobile apps, with pinch zoom, touch gesture support for cells, and several other complex features that most of us take for granted in spreadsheet apps.
API V1 We're also working on publishing an initial version of our REST API that can be used to programmatically interact with Spreadsheet.com workbooks.
Stay tuned for these and more updates coming soon ...