Jan 18, 2021

Product updates: High performance grid and a number of UI enhancements

Matt Robinson
co-founder & CEO
New year, new high performance grid

We’re thrilled to share that after 6 months in development, we’ve completed and released the full version of our new worksheet grid. Working in a dense sheet on a large high resolution monitor? No problem. This change brings Spreadsheet.com’s grid performance up to par with today’s leading online spreadsheets in Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

New high performance grid in Spreadsheet.com

The Collaborator data type has been renamed to "User"

We’ve renamed the Collaborator data type to “User” as shown:

Renamed Collaborator data type to User in Spreadsheet.com

We've also added an option to only show avatars (i.e. profile images) in User cells. When enabled, User cell values are more compact:

Avatars option in Spreadsheet.com User data type

Data type selector tidiness

We've added a new level of organization to the data type selector shown when inserting a new column or changing the data type of a column, cell, or range of cells. Now data types are organized into categories starting with most frequently used. This should make it faster and easier to find the data type you are looking for.

Data type categorization in Spreadsheet.com

Gray selection border for read-only cells

When a column or specific cell is read-only, such as column formulas and related row lookups, you will now see a gray selection border around that cell.

Read-only cell selection color in Spreadsheet.com

Worksheet toolbar changes

We've added the # Number data type to the worksheet toolbar and removed the rarely-used Underline button (still available via CTRL+U / Command+U, and from the Format menu).

Worksheet toolbar changes in Spreadsheet.com

✨ New Column and Table header row hover behavior

Following a community suggestion from Vertex42 we changed the behavior of column headers and table header row cells so that drop-down arrows appear non-intrusively on hover.

Column and table header row hover behavior in Spreadsheet.com

Workbook permission level indicator

Now it's easy to quickly find out what permission level you have in a workbook by hovering over your profile icon in the top right of your browser, or by clicking on it:

Workbook permission level indicator in Spreadsheet.com

Contact us faster

Have a question for us that you'd rather not post in the community? Use the new Contact us option in the Support menu to submit a question, suggestion, or issue you are facing. This will create a support ticket, which we will respond to as soon as possible.

Contact us link in Spreadsheet.com
What's next?

We’re wrapping up development on a few new features and excited to roll them out to you within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for:

More updates

As usual, whenever we release updates to the product we share more details of new features, enhancements, and fixes in the What’s New? section of the Spreadsheet.com Community.  

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