Oct 17, 2021

Happy Spreadsheet Day 2021

Matt Robinson
co-founder & CEO
Happy Spreadsheet Day!

On October 17th, 1979, a program called VisiCalc shipped for Apple's personal computer. It was the first commercial spreadsheet to reach a mass audience, and was hailed by Steve Jobs as the biggest driving force behind the success of the Apple II.

Since then the history of spreadsheets has been a rich one, full of innovation, competition, rivalry, and drama. To celebrate National Spreadsheet Day, we've created a workbook highlighting several spreadsheet products, and the people and companies behind them: A Brief History of the Commercial Spreadsheet.

A Brief History of the Commercial Spreadsheet

Feel free to make a copy of this workbook using our newly launched "Copy workbook" feature, which you'll find at the top right.We've also recently published more templates for you to start from in the Spreadsheet.com template gallery, including Content Calendar, Blog Editorial Calendar, Income and Expense Tracker, and an Equipment Sign Out System from Vertex42.

Spreadsheet.com Commercial Launch

In a few weeks we'll be activating our paid plans and moving your workspace to a 30 day trial of our Premium plan. You can read more about our pricing plans here. Don't worry, if you choose not to subscribe to a paid plan beyond the 30 day trial period, your workspace will be automatically moved to our Free plan. You won't lose access to any of your data.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks and please contact us at support@spreadsheet.com if you have any questions about this transition or our paid plans.

Recent updates

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.  

What's next?

In addition to big features like Charts and Conditional Formatting, both of which are in progress now, some of the new features you can expect to see in Spreadsheet.com soon are:

… and more. Stay tuned!

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