“I have been putting the iWork for iPad apps–the rough equivalent of the core Microsoft Office productivity suite–to the test,” Tony Bradley reports for PC World. “The spreadsheet is one of the de facto business productivity applications, so taking a closer look at how Numbers stacks up against Microsoft Excel, or at least how it works with Microsoft Excel seems like a fair barometer for measuring the business potential of the iPad.”
“Numbers is quite capable. For someone used to working with Microsoft Excel, or working with spreadsheet software using a mouse and keyboard, Numbers will take some getting used to. But, the built-in templates are nice for many quick tasks you might want to accomplish with a spreadsheet, and the functionality is there to do more if you want to dive deeper,” Bradley reports. “That said, Numbers is not a replacement for Microsoft Excel–especially not for hardcore spreadsheet users.”
Bradley reports, “The bottom line, though, is that Numbers will serve as a very capable proxy for Excel for mobile business professionals on the go. Simply forming the habit of storing data in the cloud where it can be accessed no matter where you are greatly enhances the business potential of the iPad.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]