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The powerful Excel spreadsheet app lets you create, view, edit, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit workbooks attached to email messages. Work in accounting, auditing, finance, or other fields, with anyone, anywhere with confidence. With Excel, your Office moves with you and can implement the most complex formulas, with amazing features. Review your work or start a budget on the go. Customize your spreadsheet your way with robust formatting tools and great features. Excel lets you build your spreadsheet to meet your specific needs. Create, calculate, and analyze with confidence Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel’s modern templates. Use familiar formulas to run calculations and analyze your data. Rich features and formatting options make your workbook easier to read and use. All spreadsheet features, formats, and formulas operate the same way — no matter the device you use. Review, edit, and work anywhere Review your Excel files from any device. Edit your data or update your task list from anywhere. Features like sort and filter columns help focus your review. Create, duplicate, hide, and unhide sheets easily. Tell a story with your data Insert common charts to bring your data to life. Use features like add and edit chart labels to highlight key insights in your data. Draw and annotate with ink Make notes, highlight portions of your worksheet, create shapes, or write math equations using the draw tab feature in Excel on devices with touch capabilities. Sharing made easy Share your files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit, view, or leave comments directly in your workbooks. Copy the content of your worksheet in the body of an email message with its format intact or attach or copy a link to your workbook for other sharing options. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription (see http://aka.ms/Office365subscriptions) for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Always solid
by chaztrip on 2019/02/17 18:19
I like excel. Microsoft hit a home run on this program. I do however wish that there was the data validation feature from the desk top version. I love the multiple sheets feature. I also the healthy dose of templates. Great job Microsoft.
The last update really bad
by Sushi Restaurant owner on 2019/02/17 00:03
It is unable to sync with the Dropbox app so i can’t access files in my dropbox cloud. It is really hard to believe to experience this kind of issue from one of the world’s leading corporations because this issue should have been caught and fixed by the developers. Very naive mistake that happened unnecessarily due to their lack of attention! P.S. The issue was swiftly resolved in a day so I can access my Dropbox cloud again. Thank you!
Excel ... yes it does!
by JobergJohnny on 2019/02/16 21:47
I have been using Excel for several years, from work to home projects/recording keeping. Absolute genius of a program!
Opening file on screen home page
by shahrex on 2019/02/16 21:32
Can it be set up to where you can decide if you want to open up your file instead of it opening a file automatically when the app is launched.
Great for iPad
by Flatpicker20 on 2019/02/16 05:30
Once I learned how to use it, I’ve come to really like it.
Hijacked
by Zyxwvutsrq12345 on 2019/02/16 03:11
Like others have posted - starting today I am completely unable to open my excel spreadsheets that are in DropBox - years and years of work now held hostage without any warning. It appears developers have now fixed the issue and files are again accessible - but it was a bit unnerving. Hopefully it won’t happen again and will continue to be reliable. 👍🏼
Easy
by pepefroude on 2019/02/15 04:40
Easy to use and user friendly.
Can not link to Dropbox
by mdwill1 on 2019/02/14 17:07
I can not link to my Dropbox account on this version.
Dropbox connection is broken
by ClaimsAdjuster777 on 2019/02/14 15:44
Since the last update, Excel no longer plays nice with Dropbox. When opening the file from Dropbox, it says it can’t open the file in Excel, as it is stored in an unsupported location. This simply isn’t true. The file is in the same location it’s always been. Please fix this, as connecting with Dropbox to make changes to files on the fly is literally the only reason this app exists on my device.
New update unable to access Dropbox
by Ttyudhbvvv on 2019/02/14 15:21
After new update the app no longer allows access to Dropbox. Trying to open or reconnect shows "there is no network connection error". Meanwhile login pages show for the other third party cloud services.
Last update killed it
by Hmsemran1 on 2019/02/14 14:34
Ever since the last update two days ago I cannot access my dropbox folder nor re-add it. Luckily my files are still in dropbox.
Great ap has been ruined
by Dyerst on 2019/02/14 12:32
Used it daily until last update.Will not open files from Dropbox to edit since then on the free version on IPad. Message says files have been moved.
Suddenly unable to open files
by Amy.gancarz. on 2019/02/14 09:42
I have used the excel app to open files from Dropbox for a long time without difficulty. Today, however, the app gives me an error that it is unable to open the file bc it may have been renamed, moved, or deleted. I know this is not the case as I can open the same file from a laptop without an issue. I’ve tried various general troubleshooting techniques without any success.
v2.22 kills access to Dropbox
by Wheaten greetin on 2019/02/14 08:44
Excel for iPhone iOS Version 2.22 has killed my ability to use Dropbox. No, it is not a problem with Dropbox. I can access it directly, and files stored there via other apps on this phone and other devices. Using iPhone X 256 GB, with iOS 12.1.4
Dropbox service issue
by SDCLC on 2019/02/14 02:03
Since updating to version 2.22, I can’t access my Dropbox files. I get an error message that No Internet Connection. This is very frustrating. How can I go back to an earlier version. Having similar problem with Word after a similar update. HELP!!!
Dropbox support has been iffy for a while. Now it just doesn’t work.
by Jhrogersii on 2019/02/14 01:32
Suddenly Dropbox just doesn’t work. I was getting error messages, so I deleted it and tried to recreate it. Now I get a message saying that I don’t have an Internet connection when I try to add it back. OneDrive will add. My Box Account still works fine. It’s just Dropbox. Considering how important Dropbox access is, this is pretty ridiculous, especially for paid 360 subs like myself. FIX THIS!!!!
😫
by cody=god on 2019/02/13 17:22
Excel=work Work= 🤬
Excelente!
by Noebs on 2019/02/13 04:43
Muy bueno!
Love it 😊
by Mamamtot on 2019/02/12 16:16
It a great mobile version of the program.
IMPOSSIBLE TO UPDATE VIA iTUNES 12.6.3
by MaxAgHammer on 2019/02/11 21:13
11 Feb. 2019: I am writing this one-star review to notify developers that Apple has a major problem on their iTunes App Store. Since Thursday 7 Feb. 2019, it has been impossible to update apps or download new app purchases via the iTunes 12.6.3 iOS app store running on mac OS. The last time there was a problem like this, with multiple broken app URLs, Apple would not listen to users reporting this problem until multiple bad reviews started posting and developers complained. So I am doing this to get the word out. Apple continues to treat its 12.6.3 iTunes clients like garbage, trying to force us to use their new paradigm for iOS app distribution that makes managing a corporate fleet of iOS devices a giant headache. Cut it out, Cook! Do the right thing and restore iTunes 12.6.3 functionality for the iOS app store. Thank you to all the developers who receive these negative reviews and raise this issue with Apple’s rude and neglectful technical support on behalf of users who no longer have a voice.
Good
by Movie Hack on 2019/02/11 20:23
Good overall. Challenging to access and edit comments in cell. Used to be easier but the last update made it way more cumbersome.
Держите единичку!
by AzaRich on 2019/02/11 12:52
за то, что после каждого обновления я должен логиниться снова ;)
Files held hostage by Office 365
by Seventhwave on 2019/02/11 09:04
Did you know that Microsoft just hijacked all of my files with an update? Suddenly, without warning none of my files can be edited unless I buy their $70-$100 annual subscription Office 365! Years worth of work and personal files locked out! You don’t need a gun if your Microsoft to rob people!
Don’t use
by chwwhc on 2019/02/11 02:48
I tried to share my project with my friend and the app closed out then deleted my project...
Good for job
by icelovel on 2019/02/11 02:21
Very good application, really enjoying it, hope to see more updates that’s gonna make it run files faster. But great at all
Simple fix
by my15clicks on 2019/02/10 14:47
If you switch focus from Excel to another screen for more than a few minutes it re-logs you in when you come back into Excel and you lose your place in the file. Pretty annoying.
Great APP Version, but . . .
by BrettSpivy on 2019/02/09 16:19
The cut/paste functions are cumbersome and it is nearly impossible to use if you have a sheet blown up for enlargement. The inability to have more than one sheet open at a time makes referencing one sheet, to complete another one, hard and time-consuming. The “Save A Copy” function works great as described but is a poor substitute for “Save As”, which would make it easier to complete a “Master” sheet and then save it under another name to preserve the “Master”. Otherwise this is a functional, but lite version of the best SS program ever written.
Excel
by Jim C from Wells, ME on 2019/02/08 22:18
Great!
Hard to Figure Out
by jaqmur on 2019/02/08 16:41
How to generate entries?
It’s really convenient
by .pliu. on 2019/02/07 16:53
It’s really convenient to use excel on iPad but the only problem I have right now is that since we’re inputting numbers all the time, why don’t squeeze the letters and put number keyboard on the same place. So it’s gonna be so much easier.
Not as flexible on IPad as classic excel
by DianadePasadena on 2019/02/06 21:46
I used excel for many years when I was working. Now that I’m retired, I have an iPad at home and the excel designed for iPad does not have the fluidity. Cut and paste and insert is much more cumbersome. Would be better if I could give it voice commands.
Excelente Aplicación
by Lopezlu on 2019/02/06 14:30
Excel es vital para mi profesión, sin ella regresaríamos a la época del ábaco.
Paid subscription required
by Jxyduudidiskjsu on 2019/02/05 23:46
Cant edit, save, alter with out paying them, why would i even use this format, if i have to pay for using it per month.
I like it
by Chhuonbunhor on 2019/02/05 02:59
Better for use
PITA
by luvpears on 2019/02/05 00:36
This 360 thing is sooooo annoying. Stop trying to ‘help’ me so much please just let me use the software!
Autosave destroys data
by GeekOnWheels on 2019/02/04 20:37
I think you’ve missed the point of cloud storage... Excel on my iPad overwrites changes I’ve made on my PC. I think it has a local copy on the iPad and it keeps saving that onto my iCloud Drive without checking that the version on the cloud is newer. Duh.
Convenient Back-up
by praiseworshipre on 2019/02/04 19:19
This is a great back plan to caring extra paperwork.
App is horrible
by Brittany A. Rosado on 2019/02/04 12:48
The app keeps freezing.
No premium features for iPhone
by Sparticus02 on 2019/02/03 19:44
The paid app works up to standards on my iPad but will not let me sign in on my iPhone 7. Do I need to get a newer iPhone? Disappointing.
What Happened?!?!!
by Love2Rate on 2019/02/03 15:15
Why do I need to have an Outlook subscription now for an app I already had basic use of on my iPhone?? All I needed was to keep track of my walking mileage and now I am unable to edit and save a very basic Excel spreadsheet? This does NOT endear me to use other Microsoft products...guess I’ll reload Numbers and continue to support Apple products!
Opening Files
by Awolphyone on 2019/02/02 05:35
I would give this app more stars if it would STOP opening what it thinks is the spreadsheet I want to open when I open the app. It NEVER is the spreadsheet I want to open, as it’s not one I reference very often. Don’t want to remove it just to get Excel to stop opening it automatically when I open the app. The cancel button does NOT stop it from opening either. Lame!
Time for a major update
by multi-tracker on 2019/02/02 01:34
This app was okay for older iterations of the iPad, but it’s time for full blown Excel. The iPad Pro and even iPhone X and beyond are up for the challenge. Let’s see options for pivot tables and multiple files at a time. My 365 subscription hangs in the balance. If it doesn’t seriously improve in the very near future, I’m out.
Surprisingly functional
by stquotient on 2019/02/01 15:50
I expected the app to be clunky, but it actually does everything I want. I’m not writing scripts or anything, but simple type, auto fill, and tabbing to the right works very well.
Thank you.
by Mgjx0206 on 2019/01/31 14:27
This is a amazing tool for anyone to learn how to use the Microsoft office apps.
Saving doesn’t work properly
by crabbaliya on 2019/01/31 06:26
I have noticed since there does not seem to be a way to actually save and exit a file, it doesn’t always save correctly in Microsoft cloud. Or sometimes if i try to save a document I’m working on as a different file, it seems to be that i can ONLY access it from my iPad. It does not show on other devices that the folder is shared with. If i go look for the file in Microsoft cloud, it shows like it’s more in a pending status. I can’t rename it, move it or delete it. It also says that it is zero kilobytes, so nothing is in the file, just a name but i can access the file WITH data in the document if i go through recent files in Excel only.
Dear Excel product managers
by Mjknebjcoske on 2019/01/31 04:11
When I am switching back and forth in Excel, my file loaded reverts to a previous file I was working on, It is kind of a pain. ALSO When I try to subtract a few cells in a row using IPad keyboard cover, the second time I press the “-“ it comes out as an emdash and deletes the cell I selected to subtract as well. Thanks
Great adaptation for ios. Made my life so easy
by pdrokad on 2019/01/31 03:04
Must have
No editing?
by Luman70 on 2019/01/30 01:48
I work for a company using numbers for all spreadsheet applications. We have been exporting to Excel for our customers now they cannot open these files. I made an excel worksheet on Office 365 but cannot edit it on my iPad, and yes I am the administrator. Hope this gets resolved. So much time wasted. Pity.
For simple spreadsheets only
by Trucktrash on 2019/01/28 17:07
There are VERY FEW features available on the iPad version as compared to the PC version. I am limited to view cloud based spreadsheets and other MS documents created previously on a PC while working mobile. Now, suddenly, I’m unable to access my subscription. It says the login I’ve always used doesn’t exist. I’m done, subscription canceled. Useless on iOS.
Opposite of intuitive
by Nonesuch2434 on 2019/01/28 14:17
If you have to use Help all the time to figure out how to use an app, then the app stinks. And this app stinks. Canceled and refunded.
Hate it
by Ricedn on 2019/01/26 22:53
Do to the type of work I do I don’t always have WiFi or Data and I need to use app and can’t without logging in to Microsoft to verify my subscription to office 365. Find it happens with my laptop as well. I am thinking it’s time for Open Office or something different. Any suggestions?
Exel
by Fam. Caba on 2019/01/26 01:32
Love it
Mac with excex is always a ptoblem
by cfracer14 on 2019/01/25 23:33
Working on excel for big overseas project. Mac tells me to do a new update. I did and 3 weeks of excel files lost. Thousands and thousands of dollars lost and an insane amount of time I will never get back.
Checking Account(s)
by Jeffrey-10 on 2019/01/25 17:05
I appreciate keeping track of my Checking Accounts. 24/7, anywhere there’s internet available. Therefore. These days, why keep track the stuffy outdated old fashion school.
Full Access to All Features?
by scottgr66 on 2019/01/25 15:43
Everything is great on excel except you can't do anything remotely close to all features....the one I am stuck on is Pivot Tables. Can't click and drag data sets in and out of Pivot table... Full access to all features - did your marketing team graduate from the Rocco Clubo School of Marketing?
Crash crash crash again
by Mreeves3514 on 2019/01/25 04:20
Just downloaded the app on my iPhone X. It continuously crashes about every 10 seconds. For the 10 seconds it’s been opened the 20 times I’ve tried it it looked quite promising.
Ok app but autosave is a disaster
by Fmweston on 2019/01/24 16:17
The autosave feature is a disaster. I would give it 5 stars if you could set it off by default to ALL files and not on a file by file basis.
New user
by yo- hon on 2019/01/24 13:55
I am working with a file that was created on a Windows machine and it works wonderfully. I have yet to see how to format, create formulas, and such.
Versatile
by rene_9612 on 2019/01/24 05:04
Didn’t believe that I can use excel features on my phone, but it’s possible, because the app design. 5 stars !
Review
by Bhlma on 2019/01/23 16:40
It is quite helpful.
Office 365 Required
by Audri94 on 2019/01/23 04:29
Ugh. I just got a new iPad and I can't even use Excel to work on my budget which I created on the computer because I need an Office 365 subscription. You're very limited when it comes to templates without a 365 subscription. I wish I could use the app. This would be more convenient for me while I'm at work or just laying in bed but I have no problem whipping out my laptop. I hope in the future they remove this but until then, I won't be using this app.
Defective
by drstockdale87 on 2019/01/22 23:46
Keep bringing up old document every time I open the app. It’s extremely annoying and happens every single time
Missing Something
by Szolnokred on 2019/01/22 22:17
It’s fairly easy to use but there are some options that are a bit tough to find and are not intuitive, for example sometimes selecting multiple rows is hard or impossible, formatting cells can be hard too, just no as good as the full blown version.
Cannot Select non-adjacent cells - useless
by Lifes2simple on 2019/01/22 17:13
If you’re trying to make this your daily driver, good luck. A feature as simple as selecting non adjacent cells is not going to happen. Usually, you would be able to just press ctrl or cmd, but that doesn’t work on the ipad. So, let’s say you needed to select cells A1, A17, A21, A45 so that you could easily and quickly get the total, well, you cant. So have your calculator ready.. or... forget the idea that the iPad Pro “can replace your laptop” because it can’t even do a feature as simple as that.
Excel functionality
by gatorsfan1982 on 2019/01/22 11:05
Online version functionality and look/feel could be improved. It almost feels like a different program than desktop version.
You killed my spreadsheet!
by cletusd on 2019/01/21 15:18
The new comment feature RUINED my previous notes. I used to be able to edit them at will. Now because they have all been converted to these “threaded comments”, for one they take forever to open up when you tap on them and I cant edit them. Ive had this particularly useful spreadsheet that Ive used for years and now its almost no good to me. I was on online with tech support for 2 hours trying to see if there was a way to reconvert them back to simple notes. It turns out I have to use the my laptop and redo the entire spreadsheet to re-add all my notes. I cant even find the “add note feature” on my iPad version. I am not happy at all with this comment thread feature!!
Great
by Wat ta F/-!@ on 2019/01/20 23:13
Makes any job easier
It’s okay on IPad
by jayeIPad on 2019/01/20 04:05
Needs table referencing. Also needs named ranges. Custom table styles would be nice too.
Synchronization
by Georgia 3.0 on 2019/01/20 01:36
Make it work with all versions of excel
iPad Pro 10.5 to iPad Pro 12.9 told 365 only $.99/mo WRONG!
by mjd2049 on 2019/01/19 18:01
My 10.5 Pro which I’ve been using for years was lost. I was deciding between the 10.5 & the 12.9 Pro. I told Apple Sales person that I mainly work in excel on a daily basis. I was told that I might find the 12.9” a Big improvement. I would have to purchase 365 to be able to update my spreadsheets but that it only costs $ .99 per month. I didn’t like the change that the upgrade would cause but purchased a 12.9 for over $100. Once at home I find that the 365 app cost 6.99/month or $84/yr. I should not have trusted the Apple sales agent and checked before purchase but dang, why should I have to. I certainly can afford the $84 but it’s the principal. I can afford it but I hate greed! I’m taking back the 12.9” and purchasing the 10.5” Pro which I was doing just fine with. Sometimes it’s the little things that count.
keyboard is not shown
by saallll on 2019/01/19 12:53
I can not write any word, i double tap the cell but it doesn’t appear!
Exelente
by tecleño63 on 2019/01/19 06:28
Es una gran herramienta para trabajar.
The best
by Barber Jacob on 2019/01/18 17:23
The subscription service is the best, always is up to date and runs perfect. Jacob
La mejor aplicación
by honeymoon0406 on 2019/01/18 06:17
Me ayuda en todo lo que necesito!!! Buena inversión!!
Don’t use xl use ‘numbers’
by GaMer 👀 on 2019/01/18 04:11
All update asking 360 subscription better for iPhone and Mac product they are on product NUMBERS
Fantastic Replication of Desktop Versiom
by Limewire9971 on 2019/01/18 02:17
This app is a must if you use and love Excel.
Could be great but it’s not
by tschoes5445 on 2019/01/18 01:39
I’m a student and use excel for my finance classes. The app recently started crashing ALL THE TIME. Way frustrating
Update made new bugs
by HSM25 on 2019/01/18 00:04
This is an app that I use daily. Today, after the most recent update, right in the middle of me using Excel it starts acting up. When in the draw option it crashes when I try to use the eraser. Not to mention that when using the eraser whatever you are trying to erase comes right back once you hit a pen/ pencil option. I erased the app and re installed. I restarted my IPad. I even went to the Apple store for help and no one could figure out what else to do. Please fix!!
Wonderful
by ihissu on 2019/01/16 04:57
app❤️❤️
Still Semi-Broken/Almost Unusable
by Steven Zyler on 2019/01/15 22:33
BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN 1/15/19 FIFTH update in a row that hasn’t resolved the issue of the current file not staying open for very long and needing to be downloaded and reopened over and over again each time Excel is brought to the foreground after a short while, which several others reviews have mentioned. Sooo disappointing... but I haven’t found a good enough iOS alternative to replace this. Yet. I just wish I could downgrade to the version just before this issue appeared. 👎👎👎
It’s okay
by the0nly0ne on 2019/01/15 03:23
A problem I’m having is when I use quotation marks in a formula. It tries to input a fancy quotation instead of a plain text quotation, and breaks the formula. Stop doing that across all office products, please. It’s 2019, not 1996.
Excel is the best
by Ah Bl on 2019/01/15 02:54
runs well on all of my devices and is splendid.
What happened?
by His Most Serene Majesty on 2019/01/14 14:18
Where are all the useful buttons? Where is the save button? Why does the same spreadsheet keep popping up every time I open the program? This version is a mess.
Nice but needs work
by Randall King on 2019/01/14 11:11
Why, every time Microsoft Office apps are updated, is the download 200-300 MB? Has Microsoft not heard of delta updates? Otherwise, good app!
Almost Great!
by gggg7277756 on 2019/01/13 16:36
By far the most faithful Excel on iOS! I have moved very complex spreadsheets from laptop to iPad without problem. Issues: 1. Anomalous behavior when operating with intermittent WiFi. Gets confused when moving between full Wifi to No Wifi to Wifi but No internet to full Wifi. Sometimes hangs. Sometimes just exits. Might be better to let user control net access to avoid Excel dealing with network connectivity errors. 2. Lack of VB/Macros precludes sophisticated spreadsheets and those with UI built using buttons and other controls.
Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription??
by Ya, right. on 2019/01/12 19:44
I like being able to access my excel files from my iPhone. Works great for simple editing and updating. But suddenly I can not edit an excel file that I had created on my laptop and had been able to edit it on my iPhone before. It opens read only and when I try to save it to another name or location it does not allow it because I now must have an Office 360 subscription. I never had one to begin with. I have a one drive account, but that does not get me around this. WHY do I suddenly need an Office 360 subscription? It’s MY file; I created it OUTSIDE of this iPhone app. WHY are you holding me hostage? I can’t find an explanation for why this happened and why I now need the subscription. Google Sheets seems to work just fine and I am now using that instead. Are other Office apps going to do the same thing to me? Incidentally, if you get stuck by this, I finally got around not being able to write the file anywhere by mailing the file to myself from inside the app and then I opened it with Google Sheets.
I want to learn more about EXCEL
by c.vini.m on 2019/01/12 08:31
It’s a very useful TOOL 🛰 it guides you throughout the app. It teaches you how to use it step by step how to create templates for what you need so it’s also very convenient. If you create a template for your daily expenses • ex: what you expend by priority laid out for you by how much of what’s important you expend. •ex: TIME•EATING•exercising•WORKING• How much I expend in...A DAY -A WEEK- A- MONTH A -YEAR A -DECADE -2 DECADES...of what I care about. That is how I measure my life. And “not for nothing. But” this app really helps me accomplish that.
For viewing on iPads only unless you like frustration
by stick with windows on 2019/01/12 04:30
Simple functions do not exist in the iPad version of excel. Such as duplication of a sheet, pasting, etc. I use excel daily and even automate test equipment processes with it, but try to setup a multiple sheet workbook... forget it.
Garbage... won’t even run in iPad Pro.
by Crewman No.6 on 2019/01/11 22:28
No kidding... iPad Pro 2.... never gets past loading screen. Garbage.
Cannot fill down on mobile
by epictyson on 2019/01/11 17:20
After messing around with excel for the past week, I’ve been trying to make data tables quickly and efficiently by creating an equation for one cell, then dragging it down (on pc) to apply the same equations to the other rows. However, this wasn’t possible on the iPad, and all in all, I had to use my laptop frustratingly.
Handy to have my budget on my iPad
by good grief, is that name taken on 2019/01/10 22:36
Now I am able to keep track of my monthly budget continually on my iPad instead of having to go to my computer in my den. I am all for making life easier.
Excel review
by Swoopbrown on 2019/01/10 19:13
Love the app, except for one annoying thing: whenever I leave it for even a short period of time without closing it, when I return to it, it opens a workbook I haven’t opened for days...very frustrating!
Exelente
by puyipu on 2019/01/10 16:47
Es excelente
Yuriy
by dyuriyb on 2019/01/10 13:13
1 slow opening 2 does not come back to the last edited spread sheet when opened
Great
by Transfer App007 on 2019/01/09 22:09
Very good app. Close to PC level. Bueno
Difficult to use seriously
by JimC27 on 2019/01/09 01:59
Whether you’re cutting and pasting, or formatting, or setting up formulas; this version is hard to use - nearly unusable. OK in an emergency when you absolutely need to do something on Excel, but don’t have your laptop around. For everyday use it’s extremely frustrating.
Pay more after I bought office professional?
by Shermanl on 2019/01/09 00:00
Go screw yourself microsoft. This used to be free and I understand needing to charge for it but excluding those paid $$ for Office Professional? Really? Too easy to go to Google Sheets.
Outstanding
by Quincy7HV on 2019/01/08 22:54
Well thought out layout, smartly designed to work well on phones and tablets. Be sure to take the tutorial to learn all the easy tricks (like the difference between circles and squares when selecting more than one block - very clever)!
Weird Tool Bar, etc.
by DoubleN58 on 2019/01/08 20:14
While I am glad to be able to use Excel on my iPad Pro, I was very surprised by how poor the app is. For instance, you would think that frequently-used commands such as adding a row to a sheet would be a part of the toolbar, but that’s not the case. It’s irritating to have extraneous clicks, and I am disappointed it doesn’t more exactly mirror the Excel I have experienced on my desktop at work. I am also bothered by the fact that I have to hook up my detachable keyboard every time I want to use Excel, rather than simply using the touchscreen, as I do for almost everything else.
Not for Engineering
by That Maurer Kid on 2018/08/31 04:53
I use my iPad Pro for everything college. Literally everything. I type papers on the Microsoft Word app, make Power Points on Microsoft’s PowerPoint app, take notes, do online assignments, play games, listen to music, watch school related videos WHILE taking notes, etc etc. I do know that some features are left out on Microsoft apps since I’m using an Apple product and they DO NOT go unnoticed. Such features I have been able to go without and many people probably don’t use them often. When it comes to Microsoft’s Excel app, too many features are left out and the app is almost rendered useless for engineering work. I need to be able to manipulate line graphs, scatter plots, and data and this app doesn’t allow me to do so. If I have 2 columns of data, I need to plot one versus the other, and this app doesn’t allow me to do so. Then once I do that, I need to be able to see all the data that comes with the graph that is generated, like the r^2 value and setting tolerances for trend lines etc. Maybe it was a far fetched idea in the first place to think I could use an iPad for all my college engineering work, but its frustrating when I can do literally everything else on my iPad faster, easier, and more convenient than with a laptop, EXCEPT for Microsoft Excel. Literally the only drawback I have with my iPad. I get Office 365 through college so I’m still paying Microsoft for ALL of its features, but not getting them. Disappointing.
Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription??
by Ya, right. on 2019/01/12 19:44
I like being able to access my excel files from my iPhone. Works great for simple editing and updating. But suddenly I can not edit an excel file that I had created on my laptop and had been able to edit it on my iPhone before. It opens read only and when I try to save it to another name or location it does not allow it because I now must have an Office 360 subscription. I never had one to begin with. I have a one drive account, but that does not get me around this. WHY do I suddenly need an Office 360 subscription? It’s MY file; I created it OUTSIDE of this iPhone app. WHY are you holding me hostage? I can’t find an explanation for why this happened and why I now need the subscription. Google Sheets seems to work just fine and I am now using that instead. Are other Office apps going to do the same thing to me? Incidentally, if you get stuck by this, I finally got around not being able to write the file anywhere by mailing the file to myself from inside the app and then I opened it with Google Sheets.
Very handy, with one small limitation
by BWMJr on 2018/12/27 16:02
Being diabetic, I find the mobile version of Excel to be VERY HANDY as I calculate my dose of insulin at each meal and keep track of my blood sugar over the long term. I use OneDrive to make the spreadsheet accessible on my desktop computer as well as on my iPhone. One small negative: I keep a spreadsheet for each week. Since I frequently add new food items to the sheet where I store nutritional information, I do not use a static template for every week. Rather, I clear the data for each meal from one week in order that I may use the updated spreadsheet for the coming week. Using my desktop computer, I use a macro to accomplish this task of clearing the data. It would be handy if the mobile version of Excel would allow me to run a macro to produce a clean version of the spreadsheet for each new week, but the mobile version does not support macros.
Some of the iOS limitations are puzzling
by e-book lover on 2019/01/06 03:54
Overall, I’m very happy to have the convenience of using Excel on my iPad. I’m not a very sophisticated user, so the stripped down version is mostly workable for me. That said, some functions don’t seem to be present at all, and it’s puzzling why they aren’t included in the iOS version. I keep getting a ‘circular reference’ error in one spreadsheet, for instance, and can find no way to locate it using the iOS app. I finally went to my PC to resolve the error. Since all of Microsoft’s dubious ‘help’ seems to refer to the PC version, looking up ‘how to’ information can be an exercise in frustration. If there’s a chart that tells you which functions aren’t included in the app., it should be prominently displayed so as to avoid the many wasted minutes looking for something that just isn’t there.
You will lose your work!!! Don’t buy
by ABelieber on 2017/11/26 04:51
Bought the subscription to Office 365 because I wanted to use Microsoft Excel. First 2 projects I worked on went fine. My 3rd project was a huge one (a $800 fee for me). I worked on it for 6 hours when suddenly my work vanished ... disappeared right in front my eyes! I tried everything, but I could not get the document back. Came to the realization that while the “auto-save” feature was “on”, the app was not saving any of the work!! The Microsoft cloud had nothing! Made a quick research and found that this type of complaint has been posted by others going back to 2014!!! What??? IT HAS NOT BEEN FIXED??!! Clients have had the same 2 bad experiences (failure by the auto-save and the document disappearing) AND MICROSOFT HAS NOT ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE. So, despite buying the iPad Pro intending to use Excel, I now will have to buy a Window base laptop. Grrrrrrrrrr.
Love Excel, despise recent changes
by Batgirl0520 on 2017/10/11 20:10
At one time I would have given 5 stars as Excel is one of my favorite programs. But some recent changes have made this app almost unusable for me. I'd rather turn on my computer and wait to use that Excel instead of the app. If I try to scroll up and down with the key pad open, it usually closes the keypad on me. Opening it again every time is a pain. When I enter a number in a column and hit return, the keypad automatically reverts back to the text keys instead of the numbers. If you are entering numbers in a column, chances are you will want to keep entering numbers. Having it go back to text every time is obnoxious and totally a waste of time! If I select a cell with my finger, it is basically impossible to then select an adjacent cell. I need to tap one away from the one I actually need first and then go back.
Love me some Excel
by Scarlet in the Living Room on 2018/06/11 17:45
Okay so, I’m an MS Office girl from way back. From websites to databases, you name it, I loved every little bit Office could offer. But then I got an iPhone, and I found myself straying to other apps compatible with my newfound iPhone love. I tried Office for iPhone, but at that time, the two designs just didn’t work well together. But recently I’ve needed to work with Office and I gave the iOS version another go. All I can say is Hallelujah, y’all!!! Microsoft has worked out all the kinks, and my two tech-loves can coexist at last! Oh , and not for nothing, I recently got an iPad Pro 10.5 with an Apple Pencil, and OMG, y’all!! I’m in database-formatting-outline-creating Heaven!!! Give Office for iOS another try- you’ll be happy you did.
Good when it’s working
by Sundlie on 2018/01/26 15:48
I love being able to use Excel on my iPad Pro as it’s super easy to make adjustments on the go. I’ve got Office 365 and my documents are stored on OneDrive so I’m usually able to make changes and it shows up on my other devices. However at least once a week the app seems to forget my password and all my documents stop syncing. I have to sign in again and then it overwrites any changes I’ve made on my iPad since it decided to stop syncing. OneDrive has been doing weird stuff like this on all my laptops, desktops and tablets over the past few years. In fact the last time OneDrive seemed to be problem free was back when it was called SkyDrive. Hopefully Microsoft gets things figured out eventually. If not I’ll probably just switch over to Google Docs when my 365 subscription ends.
RMD Excel
by Doc D55 on 2018/02/04 22:22
I'm very happy now. The earlier version not so much, but now I'm very happy. I've been a Microsoft user for 30 years. I totally love Excel. I've used it for work, keep as checkbook, travel expenses, on and on. My title was Constructed Manager, of multi-million to billion dollar projects. I've got 4 college degrees. Love Excel. However anyone can make use of this program and love it. This current version is the very best to use on Apple ISO products and very easy to use. It's just a matter of experimenting and before you know it your an expert. Enjoy! 02Aug16 The improvement continue to make Excel better and better. I've been using Excel on my own Microsoft computer for many years and I continue to find more uses and simpler way of doing things. This App is continuing to evolve making everything simpler and more fun to use. I strongly suggest to try it if you haven't before. 04FEB17 This App has completely gone down hill. A very simple thing to do is format a column of numbers. Ex: Dates, Dollars. Well....if anyone figures out how please let me know without having to write a very time consuming formula. That is the only method I could fine. When this App first came out, one (1) Tap set the cell or the column format. Now? Forget it.
Can’t update on Unlimited ATT and Verizon plans
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:22
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
iPad Pro 10.5 to iPad Pro 12.9 told 365 only $.99/mo WRONG!
by mjd2049 on 2019/01/19 18:01
My 10.5 Pro which I’ve been using for years was lost. I was deciding between the 10.5 & the 12.9 Pro. I told Apple Sales person that I mainly work in excel on a daily basis. I was told that I might find the 12.9” a Big improvement. I would have to purchase 365 to be able to update my spreadsheets but that it only costs $ .99 per month. I didn’t like the change that the upgrade would cause but purchased a 12.9 for over $100. Once at home I find that the 365 app cost 6.99/month or $84/yr. I should not have trusted the Apple sales agent and checked before purchase but dang, why should I have to. I certainly can afford the $84 but it’s the principal. I can afford it but I hate greed! I’m taking back the 12.9” and purchasing the 10.5” Pro which I was doing just fine with. Sometimes it’s the little things that count.
Enjoying this App
by DME_Ski on 2017/11/25 19:49
This App has been a consistently great experience for me to use. I haven’t yet come across the problems others have, however, I use it for basic things like inventories and logs, so I may not be using it to the extent others are. I also really appreciate reading the reviews that have complaints and see the developers’ responses to these important reviews. The developers are quick to make the fixes, almost every week it seems, and I think that makes not only for a great App but for wanting to stick with an App (and their company) because you’re getting awesome service. Thanks, again!!!
Need instructions to be helpful. Could use the app a lot more if I knew what I was doing.
by < 3 RJ on 2018/02/25 16:28
I would like to know which would be good to make a list of my bills in and follow through with the monthly changes on that. Then there’s things just add on their own or don’t add when I would like. There’s also the fact that some of us pay monthly a subscription for Microsoft office and they could at least be decent enough to send us a book on the apps. I’m not talking, wait stop what you’re doing, go out of the app and watch a video. I want a genuine piece of paper inside books or booklets that says, Word, Excel, One Note and instructions with each. I also don’t want one note to keep closing on me or to lose info that I typed. It’s too much to ask, I know, but do continue taking my money each month and sometimes twice a month, why? I don’t know why?
Perfect for on the Fly
by Hungry for Chicken on 2018/12/05 17:44
Don’t get me wrong there are definitely limitations with it being on mobile, some limitations even that I don’t think would be too hard to implement over time. That said though for what excel on mobile does offer it is very worth it. Whether I’m making moderate changes to an existing workbook or creating a new one before finalizing it on windows 10 (usually because of the limitations on mobile), it is very user friendly and allows everything needed to create a basic workbook. It still has room for improvement which is my reason for only giving 4 stars but in the end it’s a very good mobile adaptation.
iPad to iPad Pro upgrades beware
by H8HUME on 2018/01/08 22:54
I’ve been using this app for quite some time with my hotmail account. Generally, the compatibility with excel’s more robust desktop and web app has been good but for quirks (keyboard is too large in non-landscape, etc). Minor stuff. I recently upgraded to a iPad Pro and was unpleasantly surprised that I have to get a 365 license to do what I did before on my regular iPad for free. $6.99 a month is NOT worth using this app. It took some time to figure out that was the problem considering I had a regular office version for Mac. I’d give it 1 stars for this but I think the functionality is generally great and better than Numbers. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t make that clear. At $2.99 a month, I might consider but that’s just way out of line for usage.
Excel Mobile version with connectivity to laptop
by Greatest Dad in the WORLD! on 2017/09/29 20:31
I have always liked excel. This version with cloud save is great. I can use on iPad and it looks and feels like laptop version. I have spreadsheets I need both places. I can create a bookmark on my windows explorer and then click a button to open on the laptop excel vs. using the web browser version which I don't like as much. Magic - genuine compatibility and cloud storage. Love that most functionality free since I paid for license on laptop. Well done by Microsoft to serve and retain customers. I had started to use numbers but have since stopped.
Not a real mobile app
by Old84ag on 2018/03/06 16:20
Pretty much useless as a mobile app unless you have pristine internet access. DO NOT WORK ON AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT WITHOUT PRISTINE INTERNET!!!. The office 365 file sharing protection feature will lock your changes out even if your not sharing the document with anyone. Once that happens your pretty much stuck with saving as a copy. Once you get to a DESKTOP computer you can delete the original file and rename the copy to the original. I don't understand why smart developers don’t understand that fast internet isn’t everywhere in the world. Hotel internet is slow and internet isn’t even available on airplanes. This shouldn’t be a problem for as long as it has been.
Pros n cons
by camelotsrefugee on 2018/09/15 04:27
Having a pre setup to only have to plug info into is nice...however.. Not being able it to copy and save as another document after I’d made major changes without fore knowledge of this was extremely frustrating and caused an additional hour of work to recreate a doc in manag my money sample...additionally, I could not then get the pie chart to translate the newer data..it simply disappeared ...I used excel for years and had been absent it for approximately five years and so rusty in memory of summing and formulas..having a tutorial would be extremely beneficial..the more comfortable people are with your product, the more inclined they will be to purchase the full program since this is apparently only the carrot and not the actual program
Bugs and design flaw frustration
by Postmister on 2018/02/11 18:44
I love Excel! Love it! THIS, is bordering on unusable. More frustrating than anything because of the amount of bugs in this version. Half the screen disappears, for no reason, once every minutes and a half. The formula suggestions are defaulted to “insert” so when you type a formula the suggestions disappear. If it was just those things alone, 3-stars. BUT the design flaw is inexcusable. The pen functionality...... is garbage. Whoever, Engineer/Designer/Project Manger, decided that the pen is only useful for drawing, IN EXCEL!?!?, should be flogged! I get the ability to draw with a pen, sure, makes sense, but AUTO DEFAULTS to “draw”, the moment the pen touches the screen, with an inability to turn it off, is nothing short of incompetence. Very unhappy.
Problems since last update
by dansram on 2018/04/05 22:44
I use this app everyday. When you use the app, you can pin your regularly used worksheets to the top of your recent list. However, since the last update, after you make changes to your worksheet and save/close the worksheet, it is no longer pinned to the top and you’ll have to find it again and re-pin it. If you are changing between multiple worksheets that can (and is) quite tedious (and annoying). I’m not sure if this happens in other Microsoft for iOS apps, I haven’t tried. The only support you get is via the paid route or hopefully through their message boards (good luck). Otherwise it’s a good app.
Solid B-
by Darkness0276 on 2017/10/31 15:09
I use the app consistently for accounting class but it crashes every five minutes. It takes a minute to reopen every time so I get behind. That being said, it does work well to generate formulas—though if you don’t already know excel, you may have problems. That’s the main reason I use it instead of doing manual math and handwriting all of my notes - the formulas error-proof the math. Needs a feature to increase or decrease indentations within a cell. Sometimes it will do it on its own, which makes everything inconsistent.
Time Sheets for Entertainment Labor.
by SkyHunter_LAW on 2017/11/18 18:14
This app is great. All the features work just like the full featured computer version. It allows for our leads in the field, to fill in the time sheets via their phones. For example outdoor events don’t always have a production office or for the first day or two hasn’t been established. Being able to do the work on your phone makes for a easy day. Imagine trying to set up a computer on a road case then tether to the Internet just to fill out time sheets n save to company Dropbox ?!!! This app is a win win.
Good but not good enough to do serious work
by Wise Young on 2017/10/08 08:11
Even with a keyboard, entering data is a pain. To fill, for example, you have to first click the first cell so that the menu shows and then select it. Then, you have to use your finger to drag the box to encompass the cells that you want to fill. To enter data into the cell, you have to click the FX window. The on screen keyboard is puts an undo button as part of the space bar. I can’t count the number of times that I have pressed the undo side of the space bar and undid all my work of the previous 5 minutes.
Saving doesn’t work properly
by crabbaliya on 2019/01/31 06:26
I have noticed since there does not seem to be a way to actually save and exit a file, it doesn’t always save correctly in Microsoft cloud. Or sometimes if i try to save a document I’m working on as a different file, it seems to be that i can ONLY access it from my iPad. It does not show on other devices that the folder is shared with. If i go look for the file in Microsoft cloud, it shows like it’s more in a pending status. I can’t rename it, move it or delete it. It also says that it is zero kilobytes, so nothing is in the file, just a name but i can access the file WITH data in the document if i go through recent files in Excel only.
You have to re-open the app every single time
by kate473 on 2018/10/15 22:20
You have to re-open the app every single time if you switched to the other app is a pain... Sometimes it can take more than a min to open the app, it’s so inconvenience, this app requires you to stay in the page otherwise it would shut down itself automatically immediately. For me, my work is like have to do switching between apps. I bought the online 365 student version, and always use online editing, but it just ask me to re-open the app again and again makes me frustrated. The older version wasn’t like this. It changed since the last 2 update. I want the older version back!!!!
Excel
by Kdjowers on 2017/09/20 03:52
I use excel to keep track of my bills. Excel works on my iPhone and my old iPad that crashed. I bought the iPad Pro 12.9 and it will not you edit without getting a subscription, this is non-sense. I paid for Microsoft Office for my laptop. Don't feel like I need to pay for it again just to update 7 to 8 bills per month. I do my main work on my laptop when needed. Love the app but not the price for a little work to be don't twice a month. Giving one star until something changes.
Huge Bug
by ctthorne on 2018/11/25 20:47
Don’t move off the app without save your work first. Microsoft cares more about checking to see if you have an Office365 license than saving/preserving your work! When trying to create a simple worksheet that I was cutting and pasting to from a web page, when I got back less than a minute later, excel reset itself and then opened up the last thing I had open that had been saved! I lost everything I had done! Why would this happen? The only reason why it would not remain open is the same reason it takes so long to open a Word document in Windows... because it has to check to make sure you have a valid license... even if you had opened up Word not just 30 seconds ago!
Love!!
by LadyDaka on 2018/07/13 19:16
LOVE the iPad app! It makes everything so accessible and easy to learn on. People who aren’t fluent in Excel will probably do just as well or even better than people who are when learning how to use this version. There are some annoying things when it comes to using the app in landscape vs portrait mode (sometimes buttons merge when switching to portrait that just don’t really make sense to merge) but other than that, I’m a grateful that such a necessary tool is free through the App Store.
Clumsy and can’t print
by Ocaoivorew on 2017/10/11 00:12
If you’ve ever used real excell you’ll find this extremely clumsy . It’ll drop off the name of the column if you change width, even drops number off. We have a brand new business printer with air print, this won’t print. Says it’s not in a format that will print. It’s a simple spreadsheet of book I buy not a bunch of complicated formulas and it’s still awful. It is the only choice however and it’s 10$ a month. It’s a ripoff but if I pad pro is your computer it’s the best you can do and accept you cannot get a hard copy. I just cancelled the ridiculous subscription because if I can’t even get hard copy it’s useless to me bye. I did what the directions said so I sure as #@#% better not get charged.
You killed my spreadsheet!
by cletusd on 2019/01/21 15:18
The new comment feature RUINED my previous notes. I used to be able to edit them at will. Now because they have all been converted to these “threaded comments”, for one they take forever to open up when you tap on them and I cant edit them. Ive had this particularly useful spreadsheet that Ive used for years and now its almost no good to me. I was on online with tech support for 2 hours trying to see if there was a way to reconvert them back to simple notes. It turns out I have to use the my laptop and redo the entire spreadsheet to re-add all my notes. I cant even find the “add note feature” on my iPad version. I am not happy at all with this comment thread feature!!
Needs customization settings
by JesseKimes on 2018/10/30 15:22
It automatically opens the last file you used and is very slow to cancel the operation. It also has an obnoxious message when you try to cancel it opening saying, “Attempting to Cancel.” Attempting??? Make this a setting for those of us who use more than one spreadsheet. It also has to load everything again almost every time you switch apps. If you close the app or even lock your phone/iPad for a bit, it has to reload the worksheet again and often doesn’t save your previous work.
I pad version
by Fwretired on 2018/04/25 17:55
I have been using the Excel app on my I pad for a few years now and have a love hate relationship with it. Love the spread sheet capabilities, but sometimes I need the grid lines and cannot for the life of me get them to print. Tried everything that they recommend , but not luck. Sometimes, I make a spread sheet and can't print part of the sheet, especially if the address is in blue, so I have to go in and change it to black and even then, it sometimes doesn't work unless I e mail it to myself and then print. They should send some updates that actually work.
Great app
by Shadow53187 on 2017/10/22 23:21
I am a story writer and when I’m at loss for a character I use an excel randomizer that I created on my computer. With looks, personality, quirks, weaknesses, random words and more. I like how I can just save it on my cloud and open it up on my phone whenever I have inspiration and am not near my computer. I just wish there was an easier way to randomize (like using f9 on the computer). I always end up clicking on the cell that has the random formula and press return.
Office 365 worth the cost
by RMKDesigns on 2018/12/21 18:22
I have used office for many years. Once I bought an iPad Pro I could no long edit word or excel files. I was upset and switched to numbers and pages. Those were both inadequate so I decided to buy office 365. It was a great decision, I can edit my files anywhere and with 1Tb of OneDrive storage included I can store all my files and photos in one place. I would recommend Excel and Word to anyone who needs a word processor or to create a spread sheet.
Cursor keys gone?
by Dadsku on 2017/09/22 03:04
Did you really take away the left and right cursor keys or is that IOS11 doing it? I just tried rotating the phone and they are gone in this editor too so it must be the OS. One of the hardest things to do when editing a long formula is getting the cursor in correct position to add or delete something. The one saving grace was if you turned the iPhone sideways the extended keyboard shows with left/right cursor movement keys. These allowed precise placement of the cursor. After I updated to ios11 they are missing. Instead there is just blank wasted space on either side of the keyboard. Without those cursor keys the best you can do most of the time with fat fingers is get within a few characters to the right of the position and backspace away good characters that you have to replace after the edit.
I want to learn more about EXCEL
by c.vini.m on 2019/01/12 08:31
It’s a very useful TOOL 🛰 it guides you throughout the app. It teaches you how to use it step by step how to create templates for what you need so it’s also very convenient. If you create a template for your daily expenses • ex: what you expend by priority laid out for you by how much of what’s important you expend. •ex: TIME•EATING•exercising•WORKING• How much I expend in...A DAY -A WEEK- A- MONTH A -YEAR A -DECADE -2 DECADES...of what I care about. That is how I measure my life. And “not for nothing. But” this app really helps me accomplish that.
Heed the warnings!
by Mauijoni on 2018/04/12 08:45
You will lose your work!! In my case, 6 months worth was lost, only to be followed up with 3-4 hrs, getting NOWHERE with Microsoft tech support. Outrageous! Files created on my laptop, only modified on the Excel app on my iphone, were all unrecoverable and completely gone when the excel app was inadvertently deleted from my phone... the files were initially created and were saved in multiple locations, OUTSIDE OF EXCEL APP...! Why then were they accessible for deletion simply by forgetting to lock my screen when I put my phone in my pocket which caused the accidental deletion of the excel app??!? Not the Office 365, just excel. Nightmare...ongoing nightmare!!
Excell cannot get the new updated file
by Boethius52 on 2018/06/18 15:21
Saved a file in Excel on the 14th to Dropbox. Updated the file on home PC on the 15th and then again on the 16th. Try to read it in on the 17th, see the old 14th version. Tried "Discard changes", tried double-tapping on the app and shutting it down - more than once. I opened the new file in Dropbox, it is the right version; told it to open that file in Excel, but Excel opens the old version. Did that twice. Be real sure of what versions Excel shows you.
Started crashing a lot after a recent update.
by Leonine Aspect on 2018/10/30 16:03
Generally fine, and it's nice to be able to work on spreadsheets on desktop or mobile, but after a recent update it just crashes regularly now, especially if I turn the screen off with it still in the foreground. Less than a minute and when I turn it back on, it has to reload itself, and then my spreadsheet. It also forgets where I was, and goes back to wherever my last edit was. I do this enough that this problem has become enough to make me move to a different spreadsheet app.
Why Microsoft Office = G.O.A.T.
by Brett J. Lewis on 2018/02/09 18:12
Near clone of it’s computer counterpart. Too many app creators make the mistake of believing consumers want their smart phone apps to be dumbed down, smaller, and simpler versions of full scale PC/Mac software. In reality, most people actually prefer faithful, full scale ports whenever possible, especially when it seamlessly melds both versions.. This app is a reminder why Microsoft’s Office related offerings have been & will likely continue to be the most enduring on the market.
Great User Interface
by Stanbro on 2018/05/06 15:00
I have used Excel on a PC for many years. I was skeptical that the iOS app would be useful as there are so many features and functions that require menu pics using a mouse on the PC platform. I am pleased to report that Microsoft did an outstanding job on the user interface for this version of their tool. It is easy to use and provides all of the features that I regularly use.
Great APP Version, but . . .
by BrettSpivy on 2019/02/09 16:19
The cut/paste functions are cumbersome and it is nearly impossible to use if you have a sheet blown up for enlargement. The inability to have more than one sheet open at a time makes referencing one sheet, to complete another one, hard and time-consuming. The “Save A Copy” function works great as described but is a poor substitute for “Save As”, which would make it easier to complete a “Master” sheet and then save it under another name to preserve the “Master”. Otherwise this is a functional, but lite version of the best SS program ever written.
Layout could be better for iPhone, works fine
by Kampcachefis on 2018/10/18 21:42
I love Excel and use it often, usually on my computer. It’s nice to be able to edit the workbooks I have on my computer uploaded to onedrive, on my phone when I’m not nearby. It has all the functionality I usually need, although the layout is a little cramped and I wish I could customize it. I understand as it’s hard to fit all that functionality on a tiny iPhone screen, but it does the job.
Weird Tool Bar, etc.
by DoubleN58 on 2019/01/08 20:14
While I am glad to be able to use Excel on my iPad Pro, I was very surprised by how poor the app is. For instance, you would think that frequently-used commands such as adding a row to a sheet would be a part of the toolbar, but that’s not the case. It’s irritating to have extraneous clicks, and I am disappointed it doesn’t more exactly mirror the Excel I have experienced on my desktop at work. I am also bothered by the fact that I have to hook up my detachable keyboard every time I want to use Excel, rather than simply using the touchscreen, as I do for almost everything else.
Not all aspects available
by kaitybug20 on 2018/02/13 17:17
The app runs well and is extremely useful! Unfortunately the additional functions when creating a graph are not available in the app such as displaying a line equation on the graph. As such this make it difficult to complete tasks which require the use of these features which are available in the desktop version of excel. Besides that I haven't had any issues using this app for basic tasks.
Pretty close
by Duncan ok on 2017/12/25 15:08
I have known, loved, and hated EXCEL for nearly 3 decades, and of all the apps I have tried on the Apple iOS, this one comes the closest to replicating the experience I grew up with in the business world. I am SO happy to have found it, and recommend it to anyone who has been klunking around as I have, trying to find something as easy and intuitive to use as this, if you were ever an excel user in the past
Great when it doesn’t crash
by G-Net-iks on 2017/10/22 19:48
Crashes often on my devices. Especially after an update - like it wants to show you the “what’s new” pop up the first time you open it. Which, when opening a file directly from OneDrive doesn’t give the pop up. Oh yeah - crashed often when opening a file from OneDrive. I often have to open Excel first, then open the file I need. Has most of the features as the desktop client, which is awesome. Overall very user-friendly and functional.
Excel On The Go
by ReaalStarr on 2017/09/20 21:54
I have loaded and started using this daily on my mobile device from this week. Not very intuitive at first. Would be nice to have some more of the regular features on the top bar. Anyways very nice to have. More comments later. Update to previous comments. Very good mobile app for what is required on the go. Haven't required a lot of functionalities to date so ok to date
Suitable for viewing, value input and light editing
by LFdeG on 2017/11/02 10:15
Not very practical for creating spreadsheets mostly because of the iPad input constraints. Operates differently from desktop version, fewer menu choices that are harder to access. No arrows to move from cell to cell, just return. Only on one sheet available at a time. However to take your desk/laptop created sheet into the field and add values, get results or type notes into cells it’s great. Seems to be very stable.
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The powerful Excel spreadsheet app lets you create, view, edit, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit workbooks attached to email messages. Work in accounting, auditing, finance, or other fields, with anyone, anywhere with confidence. With Excel, your Office moves with you and can implement the most complex formulas, with amazing features. Review your work or start a budget on the go. Customize your spreadsheet your way with robust formatting tools and great features. Excel lets you build your spreadsheet to meet your specific needs. Create, calculate, and analyze with confidence Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel’s modern templates. Use familiar formulas to run calculations and analyze your data. Rich features and formatting options make your workbook easier to read and use. All spreadsheet features, formats, and formulas operate the same way — no matter the device you use. Review, edit, and work anywhere Review your Excel files from any device. Edit your data or update your task list from anywhere. Features like sort and filter columns help focus your review. Create, duplicate, hide, and unhide sheets easily. Tell a story with your data Insert common charts to bring your data to life. Use features like add and edit chart labels to highlight key insights in your data. Draw and annotate with ink Make notes, highlight portions of your worksheet, create shapes, or write math equations using the draw tab feature in Excel on devices with touch capabilities. Sharing made easy Share your files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit, view, or leave comments directly in your workbooks. Copy the content of your worksheet in the body of an email message with its format intact or attach or copy a link to your workbook for other sharing options. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription (see http://aka.ms/Office365subscriptions) for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Always solid
by chaztrip on 2019/02/17 18:19
I like excel. Microsoft hit a home run on this program. I do however wish that there was the data validation feature from the desk top version. I love the multiple sheets feature. I also the healthy dose of templates. Great job Microsoft.
The last update really bad
by Sushi Restaurant owner on 2019/02/17 00:03
It is unable to sync with the Dropbox app so i can’t access files in my dropbox cloud. It is really hard to believe to experience this kind of issue from one of the world’s leading corporations because this issue should have been caught and fixed by the developers. Very naive mistake that happened unnecessarily due to their lack of attention! P.S. The issue was swiftly resolved in a day so I can access my Dropbox cloud again. Thank you!
Excel ... yes it does!
by JobergJohnny on 2019/02/16 21:47
I have been using Excel for several years, from work to home projects/recording keeping. Absolute genius of a program!
Opening file on screen home page
by shahrex on 2019/02/16 21:32
Can it be set up to where you can decide if you want to open up your file instead of it opening a file automatically when the app is launched.
Great for iPad
by Flatpicker20 on 2019/02/16 05:30
Once I learned how to use it, I’ve come to really like it.
Hijacked
by Zyxwvutsrq12345 on 2019/02/16 03:11
Like others have posted - starting today I am completely unable to open my excel spreadsheets that are in DropBox - years and years of work now held hostage without any warning. It appears developers have now fixed the issue and files are again accessible - but it was a bit unnerving. Hopefully it won’t happen again and will continue to be reliable. 👍🏼
Easy
by pepefroude on 2019/02/15 04:40
Easy to use and user friendly.
Can not link to Dropbox
by mdwill1 on 2019/02/14 17:07
I can not link to my Dropbox account on this version.
Dropbox connection is broken
by ClaimsAdjuster777 on 2019/02/14 15:44
Since the last update, Excel no longer plays nice with Dropbox. When opening the file from Dropbox, it says it can’t open the file in Excel, as it is stored in an unsupported location. This simply isn’t true. The file is in the same location it’s always been. Please fix this, as connecting with Dropbox to make changes to files on the fly is literally the only reason this app exists on my device.
New update unable to access Dropbox
by Ttyudhbvvv on 2019/02/14 15:21
After new update the app no longer allows access to Dropbox. Trying to open or reconnect shows "there is no network connection error". Meanwhile login pages show for the other third party cloud services.
Last update killed it
by Hmsemran1 on 2019/02/14 14:34
Ever since the last update two days ago I cannot access my dropbox folder nor re-add it. Luckily my files are still in dropbox.
Great ap has been ruined
by Dyerst on 2019/02/14 12:32
Used it daily until last update.Will not open files from Dropbox to edit since then on the free version on IPad. Message says files have been moved.
Suddenly unable to open files
by Amy.gancarz. on 2019/02/14 09:42
I have used the excel app to open files from Dropbox for a long time without difficulty. Today, however, the app gives me an error that it is unable to open the file bc it may have been renamed, moved, or deleted. I know this is not the case as I can open the same file from a laptop without an issue. I’ve tried various general troubleshooting techniques without any success.
v2.22 kills access to Dropbox
by Wheaten greetin on 2019/02/14 08:44
Excel for iPhone iOS Version 2.22 has killed my ability to use Dropbox. No, it is not a problem with Dropbox. I can access it directly, and files stored there via other apps on this phone and other devices. Using iPhone X 256 GB, with iOS 12.1.4
Dropbox service issue
by SDCLC on 2019/02/14 02:03
Since updating to version 2.22, I can’t access my Dropbox files. I get an error message that No Internet Connection. This is very frustrating. How can I go back to an earlier version. Having similar problem with Word after a similar update. HELP!!!
Dropbox support has been iffy for a while. Now it just doesn’t work.
by Jhrogersii on 2019/02/14 01:32
Suddenly Dropbox just doesn’t work. I was getting error messages, so I deleted it and tried to recreate it. Now I get a message saying that I don’t have an Internet connection when I try to add it back. OneDrive will add. My Box Account still works fine. It’s just Dropbox. Considering how important Dropbox access is, this is pretty ridiculous, especially for paid 360 subs like myself. FIX THIS!!!!
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by cody=god on 2019/02/13 17:22
Excel=work Work= 🤬
Excelente!
by Noebs on 2019/02/13 04:43
Muy bueno!
Love it 😊
by Mamamtot on 2019/02/12 16:16
It a great mobile version of the program.
IMPOSSIBLE TO UPDATE VIA iTUNES 12.6.3
by MaxAgHammer on 2019/02/11 21:13
11 Feb. 2019: I am writing this one-star review to notify developers that Apple has a major problem on their iTunes App Store. Since Thursday 7 Feb. 2019, it has been impossible to update apps or download new app purchases via the iTunes 12.6.3 iOS app store running on mac OS. The last time there was a problem like this, with multiple broken app URLs, Apple would not listen to users reporting this problem until multiple bad reviews started posting and developers complained. So I am doing this to get the word out. Apple continues to treat its 12.6.3 iTunes clients like garbage, trying to force us to use their new paradigm for iOS app distribution that makes managing a corporate fleet of iOS devices a giant headache. Cut it out, Cook! Do the right thing and restore iTunes 12.6.3 functionality for the iOS app store. Thank you to all the developers who receive these negative reviews and raise this issue with Apple’s rude and neglectful technical support on behalf of users who no longer have a voice.
Good
by Movie Hack on 2019/02/11 20:23
Good overall. Challenging to access and edit comments in cell. Used to be easier but the last update made it way more cumbersome.
Держите единичку!
by AzaRich on 2019/02/11 12:52
за то, что после каждого обновления я должен логиниться снова ;)
Files held hostage by Office 365
by Seventhwave on 2019/02/11 09:04
Did you know that Microsoft just hijacked all of my files with an update? Suddenly, without warning none of my files can be edited unless I buy their $70-$100 annual subscription Office 365! Years worth of work and personal files locked out! You don’t need a gun if your Microsoft to rob people!
Don’t use
by chwwhc on 2019/02/11 02:48
I tried to share my project with my friend and the app closed out then deleted my project...
Good for job
by icelovel on 2019/02/11 02:21
Very good application, really enjoying it, hope to see more updates that’s gonna make it run files faster. But great at all
Simple fix
by my15clicks on 2019/02/10 14:47
If you switch focus from Excel to another screen for more than a few minutes it re-logs you in when you come back into Excel and you lose your place in the file. Pretty annoying.
Great APP Version, but . . .
by BrettSpivy on 2019/02/09 16:19
The cut/paste functions are cumbersome and it is nearly impossible to use if you have a sheet blown up for enlargement. The inability to have more than one sheet open at a time makes referencing one sheet, to complete another one, hard and time-consuming. The “Save A Copy” function works great as described but is a poor substitute for “Save As”, which would make it easier to complete a “Master” sheet and then save it under another name to preserve the “Master”. Otherwise this is a functional, but lite version of the best SS program ever written.
Excel
by Jim C from Wells, ME on 2019/02/08 22:18
Great!
Hard to Figure Out
by jaqmur on 2019/02/08 16:41
How to generate entries?
It’s really convenient
by .pliu. on 2019/02/07 16:53
It’s really convenient to use excel on iPad but the only problem I have right now is that since we’re inputting numbers all the time, why don’t squeeze the letters and put number keyboard on the same place. So it’s gonna be so much easier.
Not as flexible on IPad as classic excel
by DianadePasadena on 2019/02/06 21:46
I used excel for many years when I was working. Now that I’m retired, I have an iPad at home and the excel designed for iPad does not have the fluidity. Cut and paste and insert is much more cumbersome. Would be better if I could give it voice commands.
Excelente Aplicación
by Lopezlu on 2019/02/06 14:30
Excel es vital para mi profesión, sin ella regresaríamos a la época del ábaco.
Paid subscription required
by Jxyduudidiskjsu on 2019/02/05 23:46
Cant edit, save, alter with out paying them, why would i even use this format, if i have to pay for using it per month.
I like it
by Chhuonbunhor on 2019/02/05 02:59
Better for use
PITA
by luvpears on 2019/02/05 00:36
This 360 thing is sooooo annoying. Stop trying to ‘help’ me so much please just let me use the software!
Autosave destroys data
by GeekOnWheels on 2019/02/04 20:37
I think you’ve missed the point of cloud storage... Excel on my iPad overwrites changes I’ve made on my PC. I think it has a local copy on the iPad and it keeps saving that onto my iCloud Drive without checking that the version on the cloud is newer. Duh.
Convenient Back-up
by praiseworshipre on 2019/02/04 19:19
This is a great back plan to caring extra paperwork.
App is horrible
by Brittany A. Rosado on 2019/02/04 12:48
The app keeps freezing.
No premium features for iPhone
by Sparticus02 on 2019/02/03 19:44
The paid app works up to standards on my iPad but will not let me sign in on my iPhone 7. Do I need to get a newer iPhone? Disappointing.
What Happened?!?!!
by Love2Rate on 2019/02/03 15:15
Why do I need to have an Outlook subscription now for an app I already had basic use of on my iPhone?? All I needed was to keep track of my walking mileage and now I am unable to edit and save a very basic Excel spreadsheet? This does NOT endear me to use other Microsoft products...guess I’ll reload Numbers and continue to support Apple products!
Opening Files
by Awolphyone on 2019/02/02 05:35
I would give this app more stars if it would STOP opening what it thinks is the spreadsheet I want to open when I open the app. It NEVER is the spreadsheet I want to open, as it’s not one I reference very often. Don’t want to remove it just to get Excel to stop opening it automatically when I open the app. The cancel button does NOT stop it from opening either. Lame!
Time for a major update
by multi-tracker on 2019/02/02 01:34
This app was okay for older iterations of the iPad, but it’s time for full blown Excel. The iPad Pro and even iPhone X and beyond are up for the challenge. Let’s see options for pivot tables and multiple files at a time. My 365 subscription hangs in the balance. If it doesn’t seriously improve in the very near future, I’m out.
Surprisingly functional
by stquotient on 2019/02/01 15:50
I expected the app to be clunky, but it actually does everything I want. I’m not writing scripts or anything, but simple type, auto fill, and tabbing to the right works very well.
Thank you.
by Mgjx0206 on 2019/01/31 14:27
This is a amazing tool for anyone to learn how to use the Microsoft office apps.
Saving doesn’t work properly
by crabbaliya on 2019/01/31 06:26
I have noticed since there does not seem to be a way to actually save and exit a file, it doesn’t always save correctly in Microsoft cloud. Or sometimes if i try to save a document I’m working on as a different file, it seems to be that i can ONLY access it from my iPad. It does not show on other devices that the folder is shared with. If i go look for the file in Microsoft cloud, it shows like it’s more in a pending status. I can’t rename it, move it or delete it. It also says that it is zero kilobytes, so nothing is in the file, just a name but i can access the file WITH data in the document if i go through recent files in Excel only.
Dear Excel product managers
by Mjknebjcoske on 2019/01/31 04:11
When I am switching back and forth in Excel, my file loaded reverts to a previous file I was working on, It is kind of a pain. ALSO When I try to subtract a few cells in a row using IPad keyboard cover, the second time I press the “-“ it comes out as an emdash and deletes the cell I selected to subtract as well. Thanks
Great adaptation for ios. Made my life so easy
by pdrokad on 2019/01/31 03:04
Must have
No editing?
by Luman70 on 2019/01/30 01:48
I work for a company using numbers for all spreadsheet applications. We have been exporting to Excel for our customers now they cannot open these files. I made an excel worksheet on Office 365 but cannot edit it on my iPad, and yes I am the administrator. Hope this gets resolved. So much time wasted. Pity.
For simple spreadsheets only
by Trucktrash on 2019/01/28 17:07
There are VERY FEW features available on the iPad version as compared to the PC version. I am limited to view cloud based spreadsheets and other MS documents created previously on a PC while working mobile. Now, suddenly, I’m unable to access my subscription. It says the login I’ve always used doesn’t exist. I’m done, subscription canceled. Useless on iOS.
Opposite of intuitive
by Nonesuch2434 on 2019/01/28 14:17
If you have to use Help all the time to figure out how to use an app, then the app stinks. And this app stinks. Canceled and refunded.
Hate it
by Ricedn on 2019/01/26 22:53
Do to the type of work I do I don’t always have WiFi or Data and I need to use app and can’t without logging in to Microsoft to verify my subscription to office 365. Find it happens with my laptop as well. I am thinking it’s time for Open Office or something different. Any suggestions?
Exel
by Fam. Caba on 2019/01/26 01:32
Love it
Mac with excex is always a ptoblem
by cfracer14 on 2019/01/25 23:33
Working on excel for big overseas project. Mac tells me to do a new update. I did and 3 weeks of excel files lost. Thousands and thousands of dollars lost and an insane amount of time I will never get back.
Checking Account(s)
by Jeffrey-10 on 2019/01/25 17:05
I appreciate keeping track of my Checking Accounts. 24/7, anywhere there’s internet available. Therefore. These days, why keep track the stuffy outdated old fashion school.
Full Access to All Features?
by scottgr66 on 2019/01/25 15:43
Everything is great on excel except you can't do anything remotely close to all features....the one I am stuck on is Pivot Tables. Can't click and drag data sets in and out of Pivot table... Full access to all features - did your marketing team graduate from the Rocco Clubo School of Marketing?
Crash crash crash again
by Mreeves3514 on 2019/01/25 04:20
Just downloaded the app on my iPhone X. It continuously crashes about every 10 seconds. For the 10 seconds it’s been opened the 20 times I’ve tried it it looked quite promising.
Ok app but autosave is a disaster
by Fmweston on 2019/01/24 16:17
The autosave feature is a disaster. I would give it 5 stars if you could set it off by default to ALL files and not on a file by file basis.
New user
by yo- hon on 2019/01/24 13:55
I am working with a file that was created on a Windows machine and it works wonderfully. I have yet to see how to format, create formulas, and such.
Versatile
by rene_9612 on 2019/01/24 05:04
Didn’t believe that I can use excel features on my phone, but it’s possible, because the app design. 5 stars !
Review
by Bhlma on 2019/01/23 16:40
It is quite helpful.
Office 365 Required
by Audri94 on 2019/01/23 04:29
Ugh. I just got a new iPad and I can't even use Excel to work on my budget which I created on the computer because I need an Office 365 subscription. You're very limited when it comes to templates without a 365 subscription. I wish I could use the app. This would be more convenient for me while I'm at work or just laying in bed but I have no problem whipping out my laptop. I hope in the future they remove this but until then, I won't be using this app.
Defective
by drstockdale87 on 2019/01/22 23:46
Keep bringing up old document every time I open the app. It’s extremely annoying and happens every single time
Missing Something
by Szolnokred on 2019/01/22 22:17
It’s fairly easy to use but there are some options that are a bit tough to find and are not intuitive, for example sometimes selecting multiple rows is hard or impossible, formatting cells can be hard too, just no as good as the full blown version.
Cannot Select non-adjacent cells - useless
by Lifes2simple on 2019/01/22 17:13
If you’re trying to make this your daily driver, good luck. A feature as simple as selecting non adjacent cells is not going to happen. Usually, you would be able to just press ctrl or cmd, but that doesn’t work on the ipad. So, let’s say you needed to select cells A1, A17, A21, A45 so that you could easily and quickly get the total, well, you cant. So have your calculator ready.. or... forget the idea that the iPad Pro “can replace your laptop” because it can’t even do a feature as simple as that.
Excel functionality
by gatorsfan1982 on 2019/01/22 11:05
Online version functionality and look/feel could be improved. It almost feels like a different program than desktop version.
You killed my spreadsheet!
by cletusd on 2019/01/21 15:18
The new comment feature RUINED my previous notes. I used to be able to edit them at will. Now because they have all been converted to these “threaded comments”, for one they take forever to open up when you tap on them and I cant edit them. Ive had this particularly useful spreadsheet that Ive used for years and now its almost no good to me. I was on online with tech support for 2 hours trying to see if there was a way to reconvert them back to simple notes. It turns out I have to use the my laptop and redo the entire spreadsheet to re-add all my notes. I cant even find the “add note feature” on my iPad version. I am not happy at all with this comment thread feature!!
Great
by Wat ta F/-!@ on 2019/01/20 23:13
Makes any job easier
It’s okay on IPad
by jayeIPad on 2019/01/20 04:05
Needs table referencing. Also needs named ranges. Custom table styles would be nice too.
Synchronization
by Georgia 3.0 on 2019/01/20 01:36
Make it work with all versions of excel
iPad Pro 10.5 to iPad Pro 12.9 told 365 only $.99/mo WRONG!
by mjd2049 on 2019/01/19 18:01
My 10.5 Pro which I’ve been using for years was lost. I was deciding between the 10.5 & the 12.9 Pro. I told Apple Sales person that I mainly work in excel on a daily basis. I was told that I might find the 12.9” a Big improvement. I would have to purchase 365 to be able to update my spreadsheets but that it only costs $ .99 per month. I didn’t like the change that the upgrade would cause but purchased a 12.9 for over $100. Once at home I find that the 365 app cost 6.99/month or $84/yr. I should not have trusted the Apple sales agent and checked before purchase but dang, why should I have to. I certainly can afford the $84 but it’s the principal. I can afford it but I hate greed! I’m taking back the 12.9” and purchasing the 10.5” Pro which I was doing just fine with. Sometimes it’s the little things that count.
keyboard is not shown
by saallll on 2019/01/19 12:53
I can not write any word, i double tap the cell but it doesn’t appear!
Exelente
by tecleño63 on 2019/01/19 06:28
Es una gran herramienta para trabajar.
The best
by Barber Jacob on 2019/01/18 17:23
The subscription service is the best, always is up to date and runs perfect. Jacob
La mejor aplicación
by honeymoon0406 on 2019/01/18 06:17
Me ayuda en todo lo que necesito!!! Buena inversión!!
Don’t use xl use ‘numbers’
by GaMer 👀 on 2019/01/18 04:11
All update asking 360 subscription better for iPhone and Mac product they are on product NUMBERS
Fantastic Replication of Desktop Versiom
by Limewire9971 on 2019/01/18 02:17
This app is a must if you use and love Excel.
Could be great but it’s not
by tschoes5445 on 2019/01/18 01:39
I’m a student and use excel for my finance classes. The app recently started crashing ALL THE TIME. Way frustrating
Update made new bugs
by HSM25 on 2019/01/18 00:04
This is an app that I use daily. Today, after the most recent update, right in the middle of me using Excel it starts acting up. When in the draw option it crashes when I try to use the eraser. Not to mention that when using the eraser whatever you are trying to erase comes right back once you hit a pen/ pencil option. I erased the app and re installed. I restarted my IPad. I even went to the Apple store for help and no one could figure out what else to do. Please fix!!
Wonderful
by ihissu on 2019/01/16 04:57
app❤️❤️
Still Semi-Broken/Almost Unusable
by Steven Zyler on 2019/01/15 22:33
BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN 1/15/19 FIFTH update in a row that hasn’t resolved the issue of the current file not staying open for very long and needing to be downloaded and reopened over and over again each time Excel is brought to the foreground after a short while, which several others reviews have mentioned. Sooo disappointing... but I haven’t found a good enough iOS alternative to replace this. Yet. I just wish I could downgrade to the version just before this issue appeared. 👎👎👎
It’s okay
by the0nly0ne on 2019/01/15 03:23
A problem I’m having is when I use quotation marks in a formula. It tries to input a fancy quotation instead of a plain text quotation, and breaks the formula. Stop doing that across all office products, please. It’s 2019, not 1996.
Excel is the best
by Ah Bl on 2019/01/15 02:54
runs well on all of my devices and is splendid.
What happened?
by His Most Serene Majesty on 2019/01/14 14:18
Where are all the useful buttons? Where is the save button? Why does the same spreadsheet keep popping up every time I open the program? This version is a mess.
Nice but needs work
by Randall King on 2019/01/14 11:11
Why, every time Microsoft Office apps are updated, is the download 200-300 MB? Has Microsoft not heard of delta updates? Otherwise, good app!
Almost Great!
by gggg7277756 on 2019/01/13 16:36
By far the most faithful Excel on iOS! I have moved very complex spreadsheets from laptop to iPad without problem. Issues: 1. Anomalous behavior when operating with intermittent WiFi. Gets confused when moving between full Wifi to No Wifi to Wifi but No internet to full Wifi. Sometimes hangs. Sometimes just exits. Might be better to let user control net access to avoid Excel dealing with network connectivity errors. 2. Lack of VB/Macros precludes sophisticated spreadsheets and those with UI built using buttons and other controls.
Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription??
by Ya, right. on 2019/01/12 19:44
I like being able to access my excel files from my iPhone. Works great for simple editing and updating. But suddenly I can not edit an excel file that I had created on my laptop and had been able to edit it on my iPhone before. It opens read only and when I try to save it to another name or location it does not allow it because I now must have an Office 360 subscription. I never had one to begin with. I have a one drive account, but that does not get me around this. WHY do I suddenly need an Office 360 subscription? It’s MY file; I created it OUTSIDE of this iPhone app. WHY are you holding me hostage? I can’t find an explanation for why this happened and why I now need the subscription. Google Sheets seems to work just fine and I am now using that instead. Are other Office apps going to do the same thing to me? Incidentally, if you get stuck by this, I finally got around not being able to write the file anywhere by mailing the file to myself from inside the app and then I opened it with Google Sheets.
I want to learn more about EXCEL
by c.vini.m on 2019/01/12 08:31
It’s a very useful TOOL 🛰 it guides you throughout the app. It teaches you how to use it step by step how to create templates for what you need so it’s also very convenient. If you create a template for your daily expenses • ex: what you expend by priority laid out for you by how much of what’s important you expend. •ex: TIME•EATING•exercising•WORKING• How much I expend in...A DAY -A WEEK- A- MONTH A -YEAR A -DECADE -2 DECADES...of what I care about. That is how I measure my life. And “not for nothing. But” this app really helps me accomplish that.
For viewing on iPads only unless you like frustration
by stick with windows on 2019/01/12 04:30
Simple functions do not exist in the iPad version of excel. Such as duplication of a sheet, pasting, etc. I use excel daily and even automate test equipment processes with it, but try to setup a multiple sheet workbook... forget it.
Garbage... won’t even run in iPad Pro.
by Crewman No.6 on 2019/01/11 22:28
No kidding... iPad Pro 2.... never gets past loading screen. Garbage.
Cannot fill down on mobile
by epictyson on 2019/01/11 17:20
After messing around with excel for the past week, I’ve been trying to make data tables quickly and efficiently by creating an equation for one cell, then dragging it down (on pc) to apply the same equations to the other rows. However, this wasn’t possible on the iPad, and all in all, I had to use my laptop frustratingly.
Handy to have my budget on my iPad
by good grief, is that name taken on 2019/01/10 22:36
Now I am able to keep track of my monthly budget continually on my iPad instead of having to go to my computer in my den. I am all for making life easier.
Excel review
by Swoopbrown on 2019/01/10 19:13
Love the app, except for one annoying thing: whenever I leave it for even a short period of time without closing it, when I return to it, it opens a workbook I haven’t opened for days...very frustrating!
Exelente
by puyipu on 2019/01/10 16:47
Es excelente
Yuriy
by dyuriyb on 2019/01/10 13:13
1 slow opening 2 does not come back to the last edited spread sheet when opened
Great
by Transfer App007 on 2019/01/09 22:09
Very good app. Close to PC level. Bueno
Difficult to use seriously
by JimC27 on 2019/01/09 01:59
Whether you’re cutting and pasting, or formatting, or setting up formulas; this version is hard to use - nearly unusable. OK in an emergency when you absolutely need to do something on Excel, but don’t have your laptop around. For everyday use it’s extremely frustrating.
Pay more after I bought office professional?
by Shermanl on 2019/01/09 00:00
Go screw yourself microsoft. This used to be free and I understand needing to charge for it but excluding those paid $$ for Office Professional? Really? Too easy to go to Google Sheets.
Outstanding
by Quincy7HV on 2019/01/08 22:54
Well thought out layout, smartly designed to work well on phones and tablets. Be sure to take the tutorial to learn all the easy tricks (like the difference between circles and squares when selecting more than one block - very clever)!
Weird Tool Bar, etc.
by DoubleN58 on 2019/01/08 20:14
While I am glad to be able to use Excel on my iPad Pro, I was very surprised by how poor the app is. For instance, you would think that frequently-used commands such as adding a row to a sheet would be a part of the toolbar, but that’s not the case. It’s irritating to have extraneous clicks, and I am disappointed it doesn’t more exactly mirror the Excel I have experienced on my desktop at work. I am also bothered by the fact that I have to hook up my detachable keyboard every time I want to use Excel, rather than simply using the touchscreen, as I do for almost everything else.
Not for Engineering
by That Maurer Kid on 2018/08/31 04:53
I use my iPad Pro for everything college. Literally everything. I type papers on the Microsoft Word app, make Power Points on Microsoft’s PowerPoint app, take notes, do online assignments, play games, listen to music, watch school related videos WHILE taking notes, etc etc. I do know that some features are left out on Microsoft apps since I’m using an Apple product and they DO NOT go unnoticed. Such features I have been able to go without and many people probably don’t use them often. When it comes to Microsoft’s Excel app, too many features are left out and the app is almost rendered useless for engineering work. I need to be able to manipulate line graphs, scatter plots, and data and this app doesn’t allow me to do so. If I have 2 columns of data, I need to plot one versus the other, and this app doesn’t allow me to do so. Then once I do that, I need to be able to see all the data that comes with the graph that is generated, like the r^2 value and setting tolerances for trend lines etc. Maybe it was a far fetched idea in the first place to think I could use an iPad for all my college engineering work, but its frustrating when I can do literally everything else on my iPad faster, easier, and more convenient than with a laptop, EXCEPT for Microsoft Excel. Literally the only drawback I have with my iPad. I get Office 365 through college so I’m still paying Microsoft for ALL of its features, but not getting them. Disappointing.
Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription??
by Ya, right. on 2019/01/12 19:44
I like being able to access my excel files from my iPhone. Works great for simple editing and updating. But suddenly I can not edit an excel file that I had created on my laptop and had been able to edit it on my iPhone before. It opens read only and when I try to save it to another name or location it does not allow it because I now must have an Office 360 subscription. I never had one to begin with. I have a one drive account, but that does not get me around this. WHY do I suddenly need an Office 360 subscription? It’s MY file; I created it OUTSIDE of this iPhone app. WHY are you holding me hostage? I can’t find an explanation for why this happened and why I now need the subscription. Google Sheets seems to work just fine and I am now using that instead. Are other Office apps going to do the same thing to me? Incidentally, if you get stuck by this, I finally got around not being able to write the file anywhere by mailing the file to myself from inside the app and then I opened it with Google Sheets.
Very handy, with one small limitation
by BWMJr on 2018/12/27 16:02
Being diabetic, I find the mobile version of Excel to be VERY HANDY as I calculate my dose of insulin at each meal and keep track of my blood sugar over the long term. I use OneDrive to make the spreadsheet accessible on my desktop computer as well as on my iPhone. One small negative: I keep a spreadsheet for each week. Since I frequently add new food items to the sheet where I store nutritional information, I do not use a static template for every week. Rather, I clear the data for each meal from one week in order that I may use the updated spreadsheet for the coming week. Using my desktop computer, I use a macro to accomplish this task of clearing the data. It would be handy if the mobile version of Excel would allow me to run a macro to produce a clean version of the spreadsheet for each new week, but the mobile version does not support macros.
Some of the iOS limitations are puzzling
by e-book lover on 2019/01/06 03:54
Overall, I’m very happy to have the convenience of using Excel on my iPad. I’m not a very sophisticated user, so the stripped down version is mostly workable for me. That said, some functions don’t seem to be present at all, and it’s puzzling why they aren’t included in the iOS version. I keep getting a ‘circular reference’ error in one spreadsheet, for instance, and can find no way to locate it using the iOS app. I finally went to my PC to resolve the error. Since all of Microsoft’s dubious ‘help’ seems to refer to the PC version, looking up ‘how to’ information can be an exercise in frustration. If there’s a chart that tells you which functions aren’t included in the app., it should be prominently displayed so as to avoid the many wasted minutes looking for something that just isn’t there.
You will lose your work!!! Don’t buy
by ABelieber on 2017/11/26 04:51
Bought the subscription to Office 365 because I wanted to use Microsoft Excel. First 2 projects I worked on went fine. My 3rd project was a huge one (a $800 fee for me). I worked on it for 6 hours when suddenly my work vanished ... disappeared right in front my eyes! I tried everything, but I could not get the document back. Came to the realization that while the “auto-save” feature was “on”, the app was not saving any of the work!! The Microsoft cloud had nothing! Made a quick research and found that this type of complaint has been posted by others going back to 2014!!! What??? IT HAS NOT BEEN FIXED??!! Clients have had the same 2 bad experiences (failure by the auto-save and the document disappearing) AND MICROSOFT HAS NOT ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE. So, despite buying the iPad Pro intending to use Excel, I now will have to buy a Window base laptop. Grrrrrrrrrr.
Love Excel, despise recent changes
by Batgirl0520 on 2017/10/11 20:10
At one time I would have given 5 stars as Excel is one of my favorite programs. But some recent changes have made this app almost unusable for me. I'd rather turn on my computer and wait to use that Excel instead of the app. If I try to scroll up and down with the key pad open, it usually closes the keypad on me. Opening it again every time is a pain. When I enter a number in a column and hit return, the keypad automatically reverts back to the text keys instead of the numbers. If you are entering numbers in a column, chances are you will want to keep entering numbers. Having it go back to text every time is obnoxious and totally a waste of time! If I select a cell with my finger, it is basically impossible to then select an adjacent cell. I need to tap one away from the one I actually need first and then go back.
Love me some Excel
by Scarlet in the Living Room on 2018/06/11 17:45
Okay so, I’m an MS Office girl from way back. From websites to databases, you name it, I loved every little bit Office could offer. But then I got an iPhone, and I found myself straying to other apps compatible with my newfound iPhone love. I tried Office for iPhone, but at that time, the two designs just didn’t work well together. But recently I’ve needed to work with Office and I gave the iOS version another go. All I can say is Hallelujah, y’all!!! Microsoft has worked out all the kinks, and my two tech-loves can coexist at last! Oh , and not for nothing, I recently got an iPad Pro 10.5 with an Apple Pencil, and OMG, y’all!! I’m in database-formatting-outline-creating Heaven!!! Give Office for iOS another try- you’ll be happy you did.
Good when it’s working
by Sundlie on 2018/01/26 15:48
I love being able to use Excel on my iPad Pro as it’s super easy to make adjustments on the go. I’ve got Office 365 and my documents are stored on OneDrive so I’m usually able to make changes and it shows up on my other devices. However at least once a week the app seems to forget my password and all my documents stop syncing. I have to sign in again and then it overwrites any changes I’ve made on my iPad since it decided to stop syncing. OneDrive has been doing weird stuff like this on all my laptops, desktops and tablets over the past few years. In fact the last time OneDrive seemed to be problem free was back when it was called SkyDrive. Hopefully Microsoft gets things figured out eventually. If not I’ll probably just switch over to Google Docs when my 365 subscription ends.
RMD Excel
by Doc D55 on 2018/02/04 22:22
I'm very happy now. The earlier version not so much, but now I'm very happy. I've been a Microsoft user for 30 years. I totally love Excel. I've used it for work, keep as checkbook, travel expenses, on and on. My title was Constructed Manager, of multi-million to billion dollar projects. I've got 4 college degrees. Love Excel. However anyone can make use of this program and love it. This current version is the very best to use on Apple ISO products and very easy to use. It's just a matter of experimenting and before you know it your an expert. Enjoy! 02Aug16 The improvement continue to make Excel better and better. I've been using Excel on my own Microsoft computer for many years and I continue to find more uses and simpler way of doing things. This App is continuing to evolve making everything simpler and more fun to use. I strongly suggest to try it if you haven't before. 04FEB17 This App has completely gone down hill. A very simple thing to do is format a column of numbers. Ex: Dates, Dollars. Well....if anyone figures out how please let me know without having to write a very time consuming formula. That is the only method I could fine. When this App first came out, one (1) Tap set the cell or the column format. Now? Forget it.
Can’t update on Unlimited ATT and Verizon plans
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:22
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
iPad Pro 10.5 to iPad Pro 12.9 told 365 only $.99/mo WRONG!
by mjd2049 on 2019/01/19 18:01
My 10.5 Pro which I’ve been using for years was lost. I was deciding between the 10.5 & the 12.9 Pro. I told Apple Sales person that I mainly work in excel on a daily basis. I was told that I might find the 12.9” a Big improvement. I would have to purchase 365 to be able to update my spreadsheets but that it only costs $ .99 per month. I didn’t like the change that the upgrade would cause but purchased a 12.9 for over $100. Once at home I find that the 365 app cost 6.99/month or $84/yr. I should not have trusted the Apple sales agent and checked before purchase but dang, why should I have to. I certainly can afford the $84 but it’s the principal. I can afford it but I hate greed! I’m taking back the 12.9” and purchasing the 10.5” Pro which I was doing just fine with. Sometimes it’s the little things that count.
Enjoying this App
by DME_Ski on 2017/11/25 19:49
This App has been a consistently great experience for me to use. I haven’t yet come across the problems others have, however, I use it for basic things like inventories and logs, so I may not be using it to the extent others are. I also really appreciate reading the reviews that have complaints and see the developers’ responses to these important reviews. The developers are quick to make the fixes, almost every week it seems, and I think that makes not only for a great App but for wanting to stick with an App (and their company) because you’re getting awesome service. Thanks, again!!!
Need instructions to be helpful. Could use the app a lot more if I knew what I was doing.
by < 3 RJ on 2018/02/25 16:28
I would like to know which would be good to make a list of my bills in and follow through with the monthly changes on that. Then there’s things just add on their own or don’t add when I would like. There’s also the fact that some of us pay monthly a subscription for Microsoft office and they could at least be decent enough to send us a book on the apps. I’m not talking, wait stop what you’re doing, go out of the app and watch a video. I want a genuine piece of paper inside books or booklets that says, Word, Excel, One Note and instructions with each. I also don’t want one note to keep closing on me or to lose info that I typed. It’s too much to ask, I know, but do continue taking my money each month and sometimes twice a month, why? I don’t know why?
Perfect for on the Fly
by Hungry for Chicken on 2018/12/05 17:44
Don’t get me wrong there are definitely limitations with it being on mobile, some limitations even that I don’t think would be too hard to implement over time. That said though for what excel on mobile does offer it is very worth it. Whether I’m making moderate changes to an existing workbook or creating a new one before finalizing it on windows 10 (usually because of the limitations on mobile), it is very user friendly and allows everything needed to create a basic workbook. It still has room for improvement which is my reason for only giving 4 stars but in the end it’s a very good mobile adaptation.
iPad to iPad Pro upgrades beware
by H8HUME on 2018/01/08 22:54
I’ve been using this app for quite some time with my hotmail account. Generally, the compatibility with excel’s more robust desktop and web app has been good but for quirks (keyboard is too large in non-landscape, etc). Minor stuff. I recently upgraded to a iPad Pro and was unpleasantly surprised that I have to get a 365 license to do what I did before on my regular iPad for free. $6.99 a month is NOT worth using this app. It took some time to figure out that was the problem considering I had a regular office version for Mac. I’d give it 1 stars for this but I think the functionality is generally great and better than Numbers. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t make that clear. At $2.99 a month, I might consider but that’s just way out of line for usage.
Excel Mobile version with connectivity to laptop
by Greatest Dad in the WORLD! on 2017/09/29 20:31
I have always liked excel. This version with cloud save is great. I can use on iPad and it looks and feels like laptop version. I have spreadsheets I need both places. I can create a bookmark on my windows explorer and then click a button to open on the laptop excel vs. using the web browser version which I don't like as much. Magic - genuine compatibility and cloud storage. Love that most functionality free since I paid for license on laptop. Well done by Microsoft to serve and retain customers. I had started to use numbers but have since stopped.
Not a real mobile app
by Old84ag on 2018/03/06 16:20
Pretty much useless as a mobile app unless you have pristine internet access. DO NOT WORK ON AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT WITHOUT PRISTINE INTERNET!!!. The office 365 file sharing protection feature will lock your changes out even if your not sharing the document with anyone. Once that happens your pretty much stuck with saving as a copy. Once you get to a DESKTOP computer you can delete the original file and rename the copy to the original. I don't understand why smart developers don’t understand that fast internet isn’t everywhere in the world. Hotel internet is slow and internet isn’t even available on airplanes. This shouldn’t be a problem for as long as it has been.
Pros n cons
by camelotsrefugee on 2018/09/15 04:27
Having a pre setup to only have to plug info into is nice...however.. Not being able it to copy and save as another document after I’d made major changes without fore knowledge of this was extremely frustrating and caused an additional hour of work to recreate a doc in manag my money sample...additionally, I could not then get the pie chart to translate the newer data..it simply disappeared ...I used excel for years and had been absent it for approximately five years and so rusty in memory of summing and formulas..having a tutorial would be extremely beneficial..the more comfortable people are with your product, the more inclined they will be to purchase the full program since this is apparently only the carrot and not the actual program
Bugs and design flaw frustration
by Postmister on 2018/02/11 18:44
I love Excel! Love it! THIS, is bordering on unusable. More frustrating than anything because of the amount of bugs in this version. Half the screen disappears, for no reason, once every minutes and a half. The formula suggestions are defaulted to “insert” so when you type a formula the suggestions disappear. If it was just those things alone, 3-stars. BUT the design flaw is inexcusable. The pen functionality...... is garbage. Whoever, Engineer/Designer/Project Manger, decided that the pen is only useful for drawing, IN EXCEL!?!?, should be flogged! I get the ability to draw with a pen, sure, makes sense, but AUTO DEFAULTS to “draw”, the moment the pen touches the screen, with an inability to turn it off, is nothing short of incompetence. Very unhappy.
Problems since last update
by dansram on 2018/04/05 22:44
I use this app everyday. When you use the app, you can pin your regularly used worksheets to the top of your recent list. However, since the last update, after you make changes to your worksheet and save/close the worksheet, it is no longer pinned to the top and you’ll have to find it again and re-pin it. If you are changing between multiple worksheets that can (and is) quite tedious (and annoying). I’m not sure if this happens in other Microsoft for iOS apps, I haven’t tried. The only support you get is via the paid route or hopefully through their message boards (good luck). Otherwise it’s a good app.
Solid B-
by Darkness0276 on 2017/10/31 15:09
I use the app consistently for accounting class but it crashes every five minutes. It takes a minute to reopen every time so I get behind. That being said, it does work well to generate formulas—though if you don’t already know excel, you may have problems. That’s the main reason I use it instead of doing manual math and handwriting all of my notes - the formulas error-proof the math. Needs a feature to increase or decrease indentations within a cell. Sometimes it will do it on its own, which makes everything inconsistent.
Time Sheets for Entertainment Labor.
by SkyHunter_LAW on 2017/11/18 18:14
This app is great. All the features work just like the full featured computer version. It allows for our leads in the field, to fill in the time sheets via their phones. For example outdoor events don’t always have a production office or for the first day or two hasn’t been established. Being able to do the work on your phone makes for a easy day. Imagine trying to set up a computer on a road case then tether to the Internet just to fill out time sheets n save to company Dropbox ?!!! This app is a win win.
Good but not good enough to do serious work
by Wise Young on 2017/10/08 08:11
Even with a keyboard, entering data is a pain. To fill, for example, you have to first click the first cell so that the menu shows and then select it. Then, you have to use your finger to drag the box to encompass the cells that you want to fill. To enter data into the cell, you have to click the FX window. The on screen keyboard is puts an undo button as part of the space bar. I can’t count the number of times that I have pressed the undo side of the space bar and undid all my work of the previous 5 minutes.
Saving doesn’t work properly
by crabbaliya on 2019/01/31 06:26
I have noticed since there does not seem to be a way to actually save and exit a file, it doesn’t always save correctly in Microsoft cloud. Or sometimes if i try to save a document I’m working on as a different file, it seems to be that i can ONLY access it from my iPad. It does not show on other devices that the folder is shared with. If i go look for the file in Microsoft cloud, it shows like it’s more in a pending status. I can’t rename it, move it or delete it. It also says that it is zero kilobytes, so nothing is in the file, just a name but i can access the file WITH data in the document if i go through recent files in Excel only.
You have to re-open the app every single time
by kate473 on 2018/10/15 22:20
You have to re-open the app every single time if you switched to the other app is a pain... Sometimes it can take more than a min to open the app, it’s so inconvenience, this app requires you to stay in the page otherwise it would shut down itself automatically immediately. For me, my work is like have to do switching between apps. I bought the online 365 student version, and always use online editing, but it just ask me to re-open the app again and again makes me frustrated. The older version wasn’t like this. It changed since the last 2 update. I want the older version back!!!!
Excel
by Kdjowers on 2017/09/20 03:52
I use excel to keep track of my bills. Excel works on my iPhone and my old iPad that crashed. I bought the iPad Pro 12.9 and it will not you edit without getting a subscription, this is non-sense. I paid for Microsoft Office for my laptop. Don't feel like I need to pay for it again just to update 7 to 8 bills per month. I do my main work on my laptop when needed. Love the app but not the price for a little work to be don't twice a month. Giving one star until something changes.
Huge Bug
by ctthorne on 2018/11/25 20:47
Don’t move off the app without save your work first. Microsoft cares more about checking to see if you have an Office365 license than saving/preserving your work! When trying to create a simple worksheet that I was cutting and pasting to from a web page, when I got back less than a minute later, excel reset itself and then opened up the last thing I had open that had been saved! I lost everything I had done! Why would this happen? The only reason why it would not remain open is the same reason it takes so long to open a Word document in Windows... because it has to check to make sure you have a valid license... even if you had opened up Word not just 30 seconds ago!
Love!!
by LadyDaka on 2018/07/13 19:16
LOVE the iPad app! It makes everything so accessible and easy to learn on. People who aren’t fluent in Excel will probably do just as well or even better than people who are when learning how to use this version. There are some annoying things when it comes to using the app in landscape vs portrait mode (sometimes buttons merge when switching to portrait that just don’t really make sense to merge) but other than that, I’m a grateful that such a necessary tool is free through the App Store.
Clumsy and can’t print
by Ocaoivorew on 2017/10/11 00:12
If you’ve ever used real excell you’ll find this extremely clumsy . It’ll drop off the name of the column if you change width, even drops number off. We have a brand new business printer with air print, this won’t print. Says it’s not in a format that will print. It’s a simple spreadsheet of book I buy not a bunch of complicated formulas and it’s still awful. It is the only choice however and it’s 10$ a month. It’s a ripoff but if I pad pro is your computer it’s the best you can do and accept you cannot get a hard copy. I just cancelled the ridiculous subscription because if I can’t even get hard copy it’s useless to me bye. I did what the directions said so I sure as #@#% better not get charged.
You killed my spreadsheet!
by cletusd on 2019/01/21 15:18
The new comment feature RUINED my previous notes. I used to be able to edit them at will. Now because they have all been converted to these “threaded comments”, for one they take forever to open up when you tap on them and I cant edit them. Ive had this particularly useful spreadsheet that Ive used for years and now its almost no good to me. I was on online with tech support for 2 hours trying to see if there was a way to reconvert them back to simple notes. It turns out I have to use the my laptop and redo the entire spreadsheet to re-add all my notes. I cant even find the “add note feature” on my iPad version. I am not happy at all with this comment thread feature!!
Needs customization settings
by JesseKimes on 2018/10/30 15:22
It automatically opens the last file you used and is very slow to cancel the operation. It also has an obnoxious message when you try to cancel it opening saying, “Attempting to Cancel.” Attempting??? Make this a setting for those of us who use more than one spreadsheet. It also has to load everything again almost every time you switch apps. If you close the app or even lock your phone/iPad for a bit, it has to reload the worksheet again and often doesn’t save your previous work.
I pad version
by Fwretired on 2018/04/25 17:55
I have been using the Excel app on my I pad for a few years now and have a love hate relationship with it. Love the spread sheet capabilities, but sometimes I need the grid lines and cannot for the life of me get them to print. Tried everything that they recommend , but not luck. Sometimes, I make a spread sheet and can't print part of the sheet, especially if the address is in blue, so I have to go in and change it to black and even then, it sometimes doesn't work unless I e mail it to myself and then print. They should send some updates that actually work.
Great app
by Shadow53187 on 2017/10/22 23:21
I am a story writer and when I’m at loss for a character I use an excel randomizer that I created on my computer. With looks, personality, quirks, weaknesses, random words and more. I like how I can just save it on my cloud and open it up on my phone whenever I have inspiration and am not near my computer. I just wish there was an easier way to randomize (like using f9 on the computer). I always end up clicking on the cell that has the random formula and press return.
Office 365 worth the cost
by RMKDesigns on 2018/12/21 18:22
I have used office for many years. Once I bought an iPad Pro I could no long edit word or excel files. I was upset and switched to numbers and pages. Those were both inadequate so I decided to buy office 365. It was a great decision, I can edit my files anywhere and with 1Tb of OneDrive storage included I can store all my files and photos in one place. I would recommend Excel and Word to anyone who needs a word processor or to create a spread sheet.
Cursor keys gone?
by Dadsku on 2017/09/22 03:04
Did you really take away the left and right cursor keys or is that IOS11 doing it? I just tried rotating the phone and they are gone in this editor too so it must be the OS. One of the hardest things to do when editing a long formula is getting the cursor in correct position to add or delete something. The one saving grace was if you turned the iPhone sideways the extended keyboard shows with left/right cursor movement keys. These allowed precise placement of the cursor. After I updated to ios11 they are missing. Instead there is just blank wasted space on either side of the keyboard. Without those cursor keys the best you can do most of the time with fat fingers is get within a few characters to the right of the position and backspace away good characters that you have to replace after the edit.
I want to learn more about EXCEL
by c.vini.m on 2019/01/12 08:31
It’s a very useful TOOL 🛰 it guides you throughout the app. It teaches you how to use it step by step how to create templates for what you need so it’s also very convenient. If you create a template for your daily expenses • ex: what you expend by priority laid out for you by how much of what’s important you expend. •ex: TIME•EATING•exercising•WORKING• How much I expend in...A DAY -A WEEK- A- MONTH A -YEAR A -DECADE -2 DECADES...of what I care about. That is how I measure my life. And “not for nothing. But” this app really helps me accomplish that.
Heed the warnings!
by Mauijoni on 2018/04/12 08:45
You will lose your work!! In my case, 6 months worth was lost, only to be followed up with 3-4 hrs, getting NOWHERE with Microsoft tech support. Outrageous! Files created on my laptop, only modified on the Excel app on my iphone, were all unrecoverable and completely gone when the excel app was inadvertently deleted from my phone... the files were initially created and were saved in multiple locations, OUTSIDE OF EXCEL APP...! Why then were they accessible for deletion simply by forgetting to lock my screen when I put my phone in my pocket which caused the accidental deletion of the excel app??!? Not the Office 365, just excel. Nightmare...ongoing nightmare!!
Excell cannot get the new updated file
by Boethius52 on 2018/06/18 15:21
Saved a file in Excel on the 14th to Dropbox. Updated the file on home PC on the 15th and then again on the 16th. Try to read it in on the 17th, see the old 14th version. Tried "Discard changes", tried double-tapping on the app and shutting it down - more than once. I opened the new file in Dropbox, it is the right version; told it to open that file in Excel, but Excel opens the old version. Did that twice. Be real sure of what versions Excel shows you.
Started crashing a lot after a recent update.
by Leonine Aspect on 2018/10/30 16:03
Generally fine, and it's nice to be able to work on spreadsheets on desktop or mobile, but after a recent update it just crashes regularly now, especially if I turn the screen off with it still in the foreground. Less than a minute and when I turn it back on, it has to reload itself, and then my spreadsheet. It also forgets where I was, and goes back to wherever my last edit was. I do this enough that this problem has become enough to make me move to a different spreadsheet app.
Why Microsoft Office = G.O.A.T.
by Brett J. Lewis on 2018/02/09 18:12
Near clone of it’s computer counterpart. Too many app creators make the mistake of believing consumers want their smart phone apps to be dumbed down, smaller, and simpler versions of full scale PC/Mac software. In reality, most people actually prefer faithful, full scale ports whenever possible, especially when it seamlessly melds both versions.. This app is a reminder why Microsoft’s Office related offerings have been & will likely continue to be the most enduring on the market.
Great User Interface
by Stanbro on 2018/05/06 15:00
I have used Excel on a PC for many years. I was skeptical that the iOS app would be useful as there are so many features and functions that require menu pics using a mouse on the PC platform. I am pleased to report that Microsoft did an outstanding job on the user interface for this version of their tool. It is easy to use and provides all of the features that I regularly use.
Great APP Version, but . . .
by BrettSpivy on 2019/02/09 16:19
The cut/paste functions are cumbersome and it is nearly impossible to use if you have a sheet blown up for enlargement. The inability to have more than one sheet open at a time makes referencing one sheet, to complete another one, hard and time-consuming. The “Save A Copy” function works great as described but is a poor substitute for “Save As”, which would make it easier to complete a “Master” sheet and then save it under another name to preserve the “Master”. Otherwise this is a functional, but lite version of the best SS program ever written.
Layout could be better for iPhone, works fine
by Kampcachefis on 2018/10/18 21:42
I love Excel and use it often, usually on my computer. It’s nice to be able to edit the workbooks I have on my computer uploaded to onedrive, on my phone when I’m not nearby. It has all the functionality I usually need, although the layout is a little cramped and I wish I could customize it. I understand as it’s hard to fit all that functionality on a tiny iPhone screen, but it does the job.
Weird Tool Bar, etc.
by DoubleN58 on 2019/01/08 20:14
While I am glad to be able to use Excel on my iPad Pro, I was very surprised by how poor the app is. For instance, you would think that frequently-used commands such as adding a row to a sheet would be a part of the toolbar, but that’s not the case. It’s irritating to have extraneous clicks, and I am disappointed it doesn’t more exactly mirror the Excel I have experienced on my desktop at work. I am also bothered by the fact that I have to hook up my detachable keyboard every time I want to use Excel, rather than simply using the touchscreen, as I do for almost everything else.
Not all aspects available
by kaitybug20 on 2018/02/13 17:17
The app runs well and is extremely useful! Unfortunately the additional functions when creating a graph are not available in the app such as displaying a line equation on the graph. As such this make it difficult to complete tasks which require the use of these features which are available in the desktop version of excel. Besides that I haven't had any issues using this app for basic tasks.
Pretty close
by Duncan ok on 2017/12/25 15:08
I have known, loved, and hated EXCEL for nearly 3 decades, and of all the apps I have tried on the Apple iOS, this one comes the closest to replicating the experience I grew up with in the business world. I am SO happy to have found it, and recommend it to anyone who has been klunking around as I have, trying to find something as easy and intuitive to use as this, if you were ever an excel user in the past
Great when it doesn’t crash
by G-Net-iks on 2017/10/22 19:48
Crashes often on my devices. Especially after an update - like it wants to show you the “what’s new” pop up the first time you open it. Which, when opening a file directly from OneDrive doesn’t give the pop up. Oh yeah - crashed often when opening a file from OneDrive. I often have to open Excel first, then open the file I need. Has most of the features as the desktop client, which is awesome. Overall very user-friendly and functional.
Excel On The Go
by ReaalStarr on 2017/09/20 21:54
I have loaded and started using this daily on my mobile device from this week. Not very intuitive at first. Would be nice to have some more of the regular features on the top bar. Anyways very nice to have. More comments later. Update to previous comments. Very good mobile app for what is required on the go. Haven't required a lot of functionalities to date so ok to date
Suitable for viewing, value input and light editing
by LFdeG on 2017/11/02 10:15
Not very practical for creating spreadsheets mostly because of the iPad input constraints. Operates differently from desktop version, fewer menu choices that are harder to access. No arrows to move from cell to cell, just return. Only on one sheet available at a time. However to take your desk/laptop created sheet into the field and add values, get results or type notes into cells it’s great. Seems to be very stable.
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