Product updates: Pricing changes, Calendar view in beta, Trash, new templates, and more
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What's new in Spreadsheet.com?
Reduced prices for the Standard plan, beta launch of Calendar View, a long-awaited Trash feature for restoring deleted workbooks, API key scoping, and more.
We also added 9 new templates to the Spreadsheet.com Template Gallery for use cases ranging from startup fundraising to employee engagement surveys, product roadmaps, project timelines, and personal budgeting.
Let’s take a look!
Changes to Standard plan pricing and features
We’ve reduced the price for the Spreadsheet.com Standard plan from $9/mo to $7/mo for annual subscriptions, and from $11/mo to $9/mo for monthly subscriptions. For more details see our pricing page.
All workspaces currently on the Standard plan have been moved to this new pricing, and will automatically receive a prorated workspace credit for the unused portion of the subscription.
In addition, we’ve made the following plan-level changes:
We’re excited to share that the new Calendar view is now available in beta. While there are a number of additional features we’ll be adding for the official launch of Calendar view in a few weeks, we wanted to get this into your hands early and look forward to your feedback.
It’s been great to see how some users have shared how they've adapted the Calendar view to different use cases.
For more information on working with Calendar views, see Calendar Views.
You can also check out Calendar views in action in many of the templates in our Template Gallery.
When a workbook or folder is deleted, it will now be moved to Trash rather than permanently deleted.
Trash can be accessed from your Spreadsheet.com home page, and allows you to restore deleted items. You can also permanently purge items from Trash when you are sure they should be deleted forever.
View creation improvements
When creating a new view, you can now define the view’s name and permission level before the view actually gets created. This change ensures there is no window of time when all users in a workbook can access views they should not see.
API Key scoping
API keys are currently used for Zapier integration, and are a prerequisite for working with the forthcoming Spreadsheet.com Developer API.
Now, when defining an API key in Spreadsheet.com, you can specify whether the key should allow Read & Write or just Read-only access. In addition, you can now limit the scope of a key to a specific workbook in your workspace. This is critical when sharing keys with teammates, developers, and other apps, to ensure the right level of access is provided.
Sharing changes and licensing reminders
The Editor role, which is always free, is now the default permission level when sharing folders and workbooks. This reduces the chance that a user in a paid plan unintentionally gets added as a licensed user. We’ve also added a reminder message for teams on paid plans whenever adding a user, or changing a user’s permission level, will result in a prorated charge.
In addition, users with the Editor permission can now easily request a higher level of access, which must be approved by an Owner.
We published 9 new templates to the Template Gallery for use cases at work ranging from startup fundraising to managing product roadmaps, project timelines, meeting agendas, and employee engagement, and personal templates such as a vacation bucket list, reading list, and personal budget.
For example, the Fundraising CRM template serves as a starting point for your own custom CRM system to track and manage all fundraising activities, including target funds and investors, funding rounds, investment documents, interactions, and intro contacts.
The Employee Engagement Survey template makes it easy to collect and analyze employee sentiment based on the Likert Scale. With the template’s built-in Form view, new feedback is automatically added to the Responses sheet. Charts automatically update with incoming data so you can check back any time to see real-time insights into your employee engagement.
The Project Timeline with Milestones template is designed to manage a set of project tasks and sub-tasks in a hierarchy using a built-in Gantt view to visualize milestones, timeline, and dependency relationships. It also includes a new Calendar view of the project to visualize tasks by date.
Other newly published templates include:
Product Roadmap with Gantt (Product Development) Prepare for product launches and updates with row hierarchies, project management settings, and milestones. Visualize your roadmap on a Gantt view and share it with your team, your investors, or your customers.
Product Roadmap with Kanban (Product Development) Plan and execute on a product roadmap with built-in Kanban views to transform your task list into stacks of cards sorted by status, type, or priority.
Meeting Agenda (General & Administrative) Create a printable agenda for your meetings with this Meeting Agenda and Attendees template. Record action items and link attendees and presenters to the Attendees sheet, where you can record their contact information, attendance status, team role, and more.
Personal Budget (Personal) Build a budget by entering your monthly projected income and expenses and a starting balance for the year. Then, enter your actual monthly income and expenses month-by-month and the sheet's built-in hierarchy functions will calculate the rest for you.
Vacation Bucket List (Personal) Take the first step towards turning your bucket list into reality by adding all of your dream vacation activities, including photos, links to important information, and priority rankings. As you follow your dreams around the world, check each activity off one by one.
Reading List (Personal) Whether you're reading for fun, for school, for professional development, or just want to keep a list of your favorite books, the Reading List template lets you list books alongside important information like author details, synopses, book covers, genre tags, and more.
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Calendar View (official launch) Additional features and enhancements in Calendar views, such as a mini-calendar sidebar showing a multi-month overview of events, ability to drag unassigned rows into the calendar, syncing calendar views with other apps (e.g. Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.), multi-date and multi-date range support, conditional formatting for custom coloring of calendar items, and more.
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.
Cross-sheet Formula Improvements We’re redesigning the way cross-sheet formulas are computed, optimizing for both reliability and significant performance improvements.
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.
API V1 We're working on publishing an initial version of our REST API that can be used to programmatically interact with Spreadsheet.com workbooks.