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microsoft excel, the spreadsheet app, lets you create, view, edit, and share your files quickly and easily. Manage spreadsheets, tables and workbooks attached to email messages from your phone with this powerful productivity app. Work in data analysis, accounting, auditing, or other fields confidently with anyone, anywhere. Quickly graph the most complex formulas, charts and tables with amazing features. Review spreadsheets and run data analysis on the go. Customize tables and spreadsheets the way you want with robust formatting tools and great features. The productivity app lets you build your spreadsheet to meet your specific needs. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create templates, edit spreadsheets, organize charts and share with ease when you download microsoft excel. Tables & Spreadsheets: Create, Calculate and Analyze • Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel’s modern templates. • Quickly graph with familiar formulas to run calculations and analyze your data. • Rich productivity features and formatting options make your workbook easier to read and use. • Use Cards View to easily see and manage spreadsheets. Productivity App: Review, Edit, and Work Anywhere • Review your Excel files from any device. • Edit sheets and data or update your task list from anywhere. • Spreadsheet features like sort and filter columns help focus your reviews. • Create, duplicate, hide, and unhide sheets easily. Data Analysis • Analyze data using common charts and graphs. • Use spreadsheet features like add and edit chart labels to highlight key insights in your data. • Pie chart maker: create charts and graphs from your data. Finance: Budgeting & Accounting • Use agile spreadsheets and charts to help manage budgets. • Familiar tools to help you drill down to your exact finance needs. • Calculate tax estimates, personal finances and more. Draw and Annotate with Ink • Make notes, highlight your worksheet, create shapes, or write 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. Download microsoft excel and get the best way to create, organize and manage data and spreadsheets from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 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 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Boo Hiss!
by imapainter2 on 2021/01/17 17:31
Shame on excel! What has happened to my excel app? I have used excel for several years on my ipad to track and keep several items in order, a renovation (which included who I paid, how much and what material or labor); for my cars (easy access to what service is needed); to keep insurance organized, both health and property; and also yearly taxes. I am suddenly unable to open excel or access any of those tediously maintained records. What in the world!!
Fill cells
by shreed346 on 2021/01/16 20:07
Good but filling cells with formulas would be nice to use
Subpar
by Kellycatt on 2021/01/16 14:37
The app only does half of what you can do on a laptop.
Keeps crashing after lates IOS update
by acdouglas79 on 2021/01/16 08:40
Excel on my IPad crashes and/or will not load after latest IOS update.
Can’t write into a cell
by Creets on 2021/01/16 07:44
Impossible to write anything into cells so I can’t actually create formulas or data entries.
Great
by Tee Teddie on 2021/01/15 22:31
Great
Perfect tool
by ramito164 on 2021/01/15 00:28
5/5
Microsoft you are silly
by Jradhouser on 2021/01/14 22:05
Google docs and Numbers are free. Come on with this subscription stuff.
Excel on IPad
by Kentucky Tom 5543 on 2021/01/14 11:36
I’ve been trying to get use to using Excel on my IPAD and while I understand that the IPAD is not a full on computer, I would expect a better user experience. Come on MS, make Excel great on an IPAD.
Not as good as a PC
by Tobythemuttdog on 2021/01/14 02:01
Can’t work pivot tables, difficult to set up and work auto filters
Can’t sign in
by johnny32568 on 2021/01/13 16:42
My wife and I have had an ongoing subscription to Microsoft Office , but I can’t seem to sign in on this App. I’ve signed in several times and the App seems to accept it... it says “activating” but once my document is open it still has a notification bar “To edit and save, sign in with a subscription” Very frustrating.
Excel on apple
by MJH in the Word on 2021/01/13 14:03
I am a huge Excel fan, but I do not like this version on my new ipad. Too many regular features not included, and too many goofy errors, etc. that occur. I WANT to like it and use it.... but..
Nada Mejor que Excel
by Angeloxcalo on 2021/01/12 14:41
No existe ni Existirá nada mejor para Hojas de Cálculos que Microsoft Excel
Some improvements would be appreciated
by OmaraleifaeeCreate on 2021/01/12 13:31
The paste functionality is very slow. Like i have to wait for 1 second till the paste button appears, which is A LOT. Also, i would appreciate if the formate painter is added to the office apps. Lastly, adding more functionality to OneNote would be appreciated. Thanks
Make it by free plz
by Baloon in the air on 2021/01/11 12:32
Why is it nit for free
Keep crashing and losing forms that I had filled out
by &$#@$& on 2021/01/10 22:06
&$#@$&
Easier on a desktop
by gg1989lab on 2021/01/09 03:21
It’s a big adjustment switching from a mouse and a big screen to an iPad.
Excel and IPad Not Completely Compatible
by Eliza1949 on 2021/01/08 17:48
I used Excel for many years on PCs so I know what it can do. It’s main functions (making lists, adding/subtracting/sums) work fine on an IPad. Some functions don’t work at all. Most seem to be page formatting functions. You can’t: Insert page breaks Repeat titles and column heads on every page Use paint function Automatically print page numbers. I’m not computer-savvy enough to know whether the problems are IPad or Excel. I sure wish somebody would fix them.
Crashes all the time
by Island Def best music on 2021/01/08 05:52
Huge disappointment
Meh...
by Not real happy with this app on 2021/01/08 03:32
I don’t care for the mobile app. It’s difficult to maneuver and not at all intuitive. Also I had a document that I have spent a considerable amount of time on just disappear. Very frustrating.
Brilliant free and it works
by Moonela123 on 2021/01/07 21:59
I loaded this today as I only need excel to track my personal information to accrue data for my medication and it work very well . I don’t need the PowerPoint and other stuff and they may be a bit heavy to keep running but this single app runs excellent on my iPad.
UNBEARABLE!!!!!!
by ScorpioSue1025 on 2021/01/07 16:41
This is ridiculous I’ve spent an hour in circles entering a new password right after I enter it it says this password or email is not correct have to wait wait do the whole thing again and then it happens again now I just took a screenshot or physically wrote it down on paper re-typed it in it says it’s wrong...ON & ON & ON it's BLANKING ridiculous!!!!!!!!😡🤬🤬
Ok
by trentdweaver87 on 2021/01/07 12:19
I absolutely hate itOnly because of one reason and that’s because you’re gonna have a subscription
Bogus locked for editing
by Ryzen3 on 2021/01/06 12:57
Issue: bogus locked file on ios so I’m unable to save changes... MS you really need to figure it out how to properly exit a file...
Needs Action Pen Feature
by new update is bad! on 2021/01/06 04:16
If the iOS version of excel had the action pen feature it would be perfect.
Microsoft Excel
by Jubilee2005 on 2021/01/04 15:38
Great program for data Not easy to type - small fields Editing is a little tricky, too I wish it had been clearer how long the trial period was when I signed up a few years ago.
Convenience.
by Vivian Oh on 2021/01/03 22:04
Excellent!
Buggy weird font issue
by Rtect on 2021/01/03 20:17
Every once in a while it likes to search for fonts for me, so i end up typing in weird characters inexplicably Only fix is restarting. Very annoying.
Excellent for iphone
by Mexdraga on 2021/01/03 09:06
Very good for your daily excel sheet needs.
Excel
by Paladen05 on 2021/01/02 20:00
I have been using Excel from the days of DOS driven Windows. Excel gets better with every update. Thanks
Crashes on Mac OS
by Customer1478 on 2021/01/02 13:02
I pay $120 a year for this app, and I can’t use it for more than five minutes without it crashing on my Mac.
I am a genius.
by is it dave or david- just dave on 2021/01/02 01:47
Read the title.
Poor functionality and can’t save files
by Abrielia on 2021/01/01 17:04
You can’t save a file without a one drive subscription. Even just saving it to my iPad is not an option.
Not great with Mac
by dubedust on 2020/12/31 13:30
With all the advances in apps, I would think all the customizations a user had before an upgrade would move into the new one. But no. And creating a custom toolbar using Excel for Mac is difficult. The program lost a lot of efficiencies. On an iPad you cannot sort Excel documents by more than one column, making it no better than the free Libra program.
Great
by cuh d on 2020/12/31 03:32
Excellent
Gets the job done.
by No lie or cap on 2020/12/29 07:06
Compact and useful for little changes.
Felicitaciones
by masterx8009 on 2020/12/28 19:31
Es una app genial, cumple con todo los requisitos de un Excel para una oficina móvil
Still too limited
by syking919 on 2020/12/27 03:13
I’d love to leave my MacBook behind and only carry an iPad, but office keeps me from doing that. They need to make a fully capable version of office for the iPad so we can truly be mobile.
Perfect365 is extra
by Mycornhusker on 2020/12/27 02:36
I found out the same thing after buying my iPad pro 12.9 that in order to use Excel you need to buy Perfect365 in order for it to work. If you don't it locks up your keys.
Poor quality
by ShipperPro on 2020/12/26 20:38
App is awful
Excel
by PCCAP4LIFE on 2020/12/23 18:36
Does what’s it’s suppose to! Love it...
Great product
by Macaws13 on 2020/12/22 03:46
I Love this product it keeps budget
iOS 13
by jea12345678 on 2020/12/22 00:30
App promised I would get all of my data back if I offloaded to save some space. Now my data is gone and I can’t get it back.
Excel
by Treeban on 2020/12/21 19:48
Unable to log in to Microsoft account.
Still just a glorified excel READER
by cmal92 on 2020/12/21 15:41
You can’t create or edit documents and expect to be able to do anything with them. You can’t reliably print them; if you create a spreadsheet on your iPad, don’t expect to be able to open it on your desktop...or even back on your iPad again because for some reason it STILL saves into corrupted files. Only work around is to open in apple’s FREE numbers app and resave it there. Also don’t expect any kind of formatting to carry over between the iPad app and windows...you’ll need to reformat all of your cells still. Premature, buggy app that’s only good for reading your already created spreadsheets. Update 12/21/20 Above seem fixed to some extent. Formatting is still not carrying over to Mac or Windows PC versions. Did just notice there’s no way to select multiple individual items with control-click when using external keyboard+trackpad/mouse...not sure if it’s because it was obviously developed for touch first application or not.
Excel spreadsheet
by yuckiy on 2020/12/20 19:35
Can not find a keyboard to start a sheet. No info as to where I can find it
Great
by Azxs12-/. on 2020/12/19 22:01
Great
Pivot table
by fellfromthesky34 on 2020/12/18 08:08
Why we still don’t have pivot tables is shocking.... Please add it so excel on the iPad is actually excel... not excel lite.
Microsoft 365 Excel
by DonBruno408 on 2020/12/18 01:26
Not having access to all of Excel’s functionality, despite paying for a subscription that presented as the only option seems very much like being short changed. Where as if I were to dig deeper and buy Office Professional for a ONE TIME FEE of ~$420, rather than the $99/year I would have access to the FULL FUNCTIONALITY OF THE ENTIRE OFFICE SUITE‼️ Instead, in the aggregate, Microsoft squeezes more money out of end users, while providing nerfed products.
Sync issues
by Previouslyhappy on 2020/12/17 14:28
Excel is not opening file stored in onedrive.
Pain on an iPhone11
by EnnnMannn on 2020/12/17 05:00
Never had a problem on an Android. Now have an iPhone11 and I can’t delete Excel files.
Needs Serous Help
by BrentDennison on 2020/12/16 19:38
I can’t export PDFs? I can’t move documents to the cloud? The app breaks constantly and I can’t get my work done. Really unprofessional from Microsoft!
Eugene Owens
by Chipelle on 2020/12/15 23:17
Outstanding...
Recent update stinks
by Kjajhsyshhxk on 2020/12/15 01:57
Can’t get my pinned spreadsheets in the order I had them before. Keeps showing recents first... hate it!!!
Time sheet
by rmj? on 2020/12/14 20:19
To often the formatting on a iPad tablet and a Crom book Excel do not line up. When using Teams.
Excel app is so frustrating
by rphj1949 on 2020/12/13 23:06
Seems like a new bug of the week. On an IPad, this app is incredibly frustrating unless you really like computer puzzling.
Review
by Housemate on 2020/12/13 08:24
Good stuff
Essentials being missed
by Salaspils on 2020/12/13 03:46
1. No support for macros 2. No support for pivot tables 3. No print preview pages adjustment
Activación
by kronoscuba on 2020/12/12 02:06
Cuando mejor creo que es, ahi mismo té deja colgado y te pide iniciar con una suscripción para activar y se queda dando vueltas.
Love application
by MP Texas on 2020/12/11 20:52
12.11.20 I noticed today that any emailed Spreadsheet that is password protected can only be opened in the Excel application. Any other application for example email, dropbox etc. you get an error message that states decryption failed.
Very disappointed!
by lilbj48 on 2020/12/10 15:52
I had been working on this excel for a few months and doing great....now, I go in to enter new info and it’s “READ ONLY!’ WTH! I have to purchase Office 365 to be able to use it again!?!?!? NOT GOOD!
Definitely worth the cost
by Vegas Donna on 2020/12/09 21:34
I can FINALLY review my Excel spreadsheets on my PC, iPad and iPhone and make changes on one that will appear on all of them. Thank you!
Files
by rfranco02 on 2020/12/08 16:45
It would be nice if I had folders to categorize my files. This Excel doesn’t have the features as the Excel on Microsoft Profesdional.
Constant crashes on 4mb file
by farmballceltics on 2020/12/08 01:47
Microsoft finally beat me into submission. Brand new machine 8 processors & excel freezes. Auto save turns off unless you use OneDrive. Can’t use Dropbox or I constantly lose work. Now I’m using crappy OneDrive. Beware!
Cant open files
by nl shedder on 2020/12/07 08:13
Cant open files from computer excel. Useless
Work
by BustedSilverback on 2020/12/06 22:00
Work
Big problems after iOS 14.2
by Richard B Sr. on 2020/12/06 02:00
This has generally been a good app, with most features working on IPad which is nice. The downside has been bugs. (1) Always: Cloud syncing can go bad every now and then, which is not really good but I could live with that. (2) Recently: after iOS 14.2 upgrade the app has become useless. If you click in a cell it could possibly take one minute to get into the actual cell, and you can’t even insert rows among other complete disaster bugs. Yet here we are many weeks into that upgrade and Microsoft hasn’t addressed. Really expect more prompt fixes on bugs guys!
Fácil y práctica
by Maurottr on 2020/12/03 15:03
Es una herramienta muy útil para el celular, fácil de usar y muy práctica.
Crashes constantly
by kkett77 on 2020/12/03 12:02
Worked great for a long time but now I can’t even use it. App crashes repeatedly on iPhone and iPad within minutes of opening.
Excel needs to Improve on Apple Platform
by Char Snow on 2020/12/02 20:27
Microsoft Office in general needs to improve on the Apple Platform. Do their Developers not use the products ? I too often have to re-sign in, or I open the Document in OneDrive and then have to have it re-open in Excel to make changes. Ridiculous!!!!
F excel
by jmshsisb on 2020/11/30 23:33
It deleted all my files on its own it says no recent documents I’m done with Microsoft I run a business on this thing so back to square one I’m not putting it on excel though years of hard work gone
الخرطوم / جبل اولياء / اللدية
by مرتضى حبيب الله on 2020/11/30 12:06
تطبيق ممتاز ...
Cool
by Projectilly on 2020/11/30 03:23
Hey what can I say it just seems to works a nice option for those who get it. I understand if you’re someone new to excel it could be very intimidating especially if you don’t possess the intellect or a nerd like us lol
Needs some upgrades
by fantasyPics on 2020/11/30 01:01
Sometimes it’s very difficult to actually type in the excel format.
Useless on iPad
by kz1000tmc on 2020/11/28 16:41
Tried using this app on iPad and the keyboard doesn’t pop up. Hopefully someone can get this fixed.
Excel
by Kaizen423 on 2020/11/28 16:41
Works good on the iPhone
Very annoying!!!!
by CLHMinnesota on 2020/11/28 16:01
Some days I am not even able to open a file as both Word and Excel bounce continuously from menu to menu. Same thing happens many times when I am trying to save. The problem seemed to be fixed for a very short period of time, and then there was a new update. Not sure if it’s coincidence, but started happening all over again. Thinking of dumping once I find a replacement.
App is not working... on 12.4.9
by nbavbvsbhs on 2020/11/28 03:47
It is so bad thing .. it is not opening I phone 6s plus.. I had lot of file in there and I lost . It is very poor thinking ....
Excel
by Fire Chief 35 on 2020/11/26 20:41
Love excel, still learning how to use the program. Hope it’s easier to use then what I’m doing. I use spreadsheets, but find it difficult to add and subtract numbers that are not near each other.
NO REFRESH DATA BUTTON
by DustyStarPuff on 2020/11/26 14:09
I *implore* that you please add this one simple feature. Just a button that refreshes data. That is all.
Excelente
by Omnv2959 on 2020/11/25 23:24
Una aplicación fácil, manejable y práctica.
What happened?
by Thatxjguy on 2020/11/25 18:29
A recent update broke this app. Now I can’t move data around in my tables anymore. I can’t add rows between existing rows. I used to be able to drag and drop, but not anymore?
Use to work perfect
by Melissa Hunn on 2020/11/24 22:37
This app used to work perfectly on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. In the past few months, it freezes up and I can’t even use it on my phone. Very annoying.
MS Excel
by Mld2416 on 2020/11/24 15:36
I pressed on this app.by mistake. Please do NOT make charges. MARISELA
Good but has room to improve and be consistent across Platforms
by MTVMS on 2020/11/24 06:01
Why can’t Office 365 version be same/consistent across iOS, Windows and Android platforms? I need Stocks, Refresh All and 3rd party plug-ins manageable in all platforms.
Not Enough Like the Desktop Version
by Spesrf25 on 2020/11/23 17:58
While there are a good amount of features, this version is not usable for me because it does not have all of the features of the desktop version. For instance, I need full functionality for graphs and solver functions and a list of others for engineering practice. I was very bummed when I used this excel for my iPad Pro, and had to keep using my old MacBook for Excel projects. To reflect, I again say this Excel version is not usable for me because I have found myself in the middle of projects that require functionality that is not there, wasting a lot of time and effort because I have to move to another device with the full suite. This version is good for reviewing work that is already completed on a full version, though.
Bug
by gdiehl86 on 2020/11/23 17:46
The last update introduced a bug where you can’t select cells and drag them to a new location. Instead of moving the selected cells it copies and pastes them. I tried contacting Microsoft through the website with no success.
Very useful on iPhone
by Captain*1 on 2020/11/23 16:29
Very useful on iPhone
This is insane
by anita_2020 on 2020/11/23 00:17
Yo buy an iPad Pro which is almost 1500 USD and find out you also have to pay for office, but is fine as long as it works well right? Not so well... even if you pay, the version you receive on iPad is so much limited than the pc one. And it’s really disappointing to find out with this when you actually spent so much money on a divide and the services. MICROSOFT, IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO CHARGE THE COMPLETE SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR CLIENTS ON THIS DEVICE, AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO GIVE US A COMPLETE SERVICE.
Gone
by jjmaco on 2020/11/22 13:16
iPad forced an update and I lost 3/4 of my files.
Very good
by Positiveguy1969 on 2020/11/20 01:56
Is very good but wish it had ability to run macros also. Overall I like it.
Works on my Cell Phone
by Dave_Was_Here on 2020/11/19 17:29
With OneDrive I can easily edit my files on both my PC and my phone
It kicks me out every time
by روررررررر on 2020/11/18 22:06
It kicks me out every time i use it in my iPhone or iPad I’m really frustrated I don’t know what to do
So far so good
by Cliff from 513rd on 2020/11/18 18:13
I think it does the job so far I don’t have too much complaints.
Selecting entire rows and columns causes freeze
by Shua mo on 2020/11/18 13:13
When I select an entire row or an entire column the app basically freezes. It is unusable, which is a drag because I use my iPad for work in my car all the time. I can select individual cells without issues. Please fix the rows and columns bug.
Better with a mouse
by Golfer Dan 399 on 2020/11/18 12:59
Hard to do things without a mouse but otherwise good
You would get more ratings
by cantbelieveIbothered on 2020/11/17 20:10
Ask me when I’m closing app not trying to open and get something done!
Need Two File Simultaneous Openings
by 1202663 on 2020/11/17 18:09
We have waited some time for the ability to have two excel files opened at the same time. The Word application got this a few months ago and reports are that some advanced beta users have it now. Us pedestrian excel users need it also! When will we get it?
Great app!
by Skywalker8 on 2020/11/17 16:35
So intuitive and easy to use. I’ve always loved Excel and to have it on the ipad makes my life a lot easier, great job!
Seriously slow on the latest iPad Pro
by UNLV rebel! on 2019/05/01 10:39
I am using an iPad Pro 256GB Wifi + Cellular version and I am extremely disappointed on the speed and features of the app. Not sure if the app or iPad Pro is to blame but the vlookup, match functions are just not working as gracefully as it should be. Each time I input a number, it would take 5 seconds to return the correct values and it is just not acceptable on an advanced device like the iPad Pro. I have to admit that my spreadsheet has over 50,000 of rows, 30+ columns and 10+ spreadsheets but there are no macros and images used at all. And for anyone who relies on Excel to process this huge amount of data, this is just a very common scale of a spreadsheet, not to mention it is only 10MB. Either Apple or Mircosoft seriously needs to look into resolving this issue or there’s just no point of having this powerful application on the iPad.
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.
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.
So far, so good
by Urahmus on 2020/02/27 19:12
I consider myself an advanced Excel user and was skeptical of the limitations that would be imposed by the iPad version, but I have been pleasantly surprised so far. I have just started using the iPad version but have not yet encountered any major limitations for the activities I use 90% of the time. The cell borders options are not as complete as in the PC version, but that’s a cosmetic thing I can live with. The program integrates fantastically with the cloud, and all updates are immediately available on other devices. Very convenient to use the iPad for quick additions to a sheet, without having to go to my desktop computer, boot it up, do my work, and copy it to a thumb drive or email it to myself. This is easy to get used to...
Don’t use this if you need it to work...
by Wrlitzr on 2019/12/19 18:33
I use excel to track my business miles on my iPad while I’m out in the field, and it seems like at least 3-5 times a week I have to completely uninstall and reinstall the app because it stops being able to open any files. It just says something went wrong and the file can’t be opened. I’m able to open the file on my phone and computer, it’s just this version of the app that has this problem. The first few times it happened I tried resetting the device and clearing any app cache I could get access to, but the only thing that would fix it was completely reinstalling. This is not a small app to be downloading several times per week over cellular... If it weren’t the only app capable of handling the specific formulas included in this spreadsheet I would definitely be using Google Sheets or Open Office instead... If you need a general use spreadsheet app I highly recommend looking at one of those instead to avoid this persistent pain in the neck...
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.
Miserable app
by Floatsflyer on 2020/06/22 00:25
I have 30+ years experience using the desktop version of MS Excel on Windows based PCs. Consider myself fairly proficient. iOS version on iPad looks like, but does not function like, Windows desktop version. First, it appears to be web based so there is serious lag time between attempting to make changes and seeing your attempt appear on-screen. Second, I have spent last ten minutes attempting to copy three adjacent cells (two with numbers and third with formula adding them together) then pasting them into several rows directly below them. Highlight the three cells, long press then tap Copy, highlight group of cells below, long press then tap Paste and what happens? Those three Copied cells are not Pasted but instead one cell shows contents of last item (a cell description) I Copied from a website. Tried four times, same result. Very frustrating. Shame on me for expecting a Microsoft app to work well on an Apple operating system. Guess I need to learn how to use Numbers.
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.
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.
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.
Please FIX the apple pencil support
by RMKang on 2019/04/09 18:45
It’s great, not having to carry around my macbook pro and use excel for work on the iPad. I’ve gotten used to and actually prefer to use Excel on iPad for a quick project. However, after the update for Apple Pencil 2, program does not respond upon opening sheets, switching tabs, etc when you are using the apple pencil unless you tap on the Draw tab, and tap again on Home tab. It wasn’t doing that before the update. This does not make for smooth, quick work process, having to switch back and forth. I talked to the Tech Support about this, and was told that basically it is what it is now and that I’d have to wait for MS to fix this issue. Sooner than later would be great. Also, if there is a way that allows multiple sheets open at the same time, that’d be wonderful, but one can only dream.
Simple necessary tasks missing!
by Progolfore on 2020/02/19 19:45
Nothing is more frustrating than using an app that is a shell of itself. Especially when it comes to simple tasks. I had excel spreadsheets on my PC that I had generated and each one I created a logo and title in the header. These headers aren’t generally seen while using excel but are available to edit and use through a menu on a PC. Now I use an iPad Pro solely (PC died) and there is no menu or method to change headers on all of my excel files I have previously made. My spreadsheets are useless because I can’t change a header in their iOS app versions. And I am a Microsoft 365 user/payer. I called support and asked where I could give feedback on this to get someone to look at it and change it and they told me I only could go to a PC to give feedback on this. They didn’t have a method in a browser on an iPad! That’s crazy messed up! Microsoft, are you listening, why are these simple and necessary features not available?
Love Excel but having issues on IPad
by !BabyGirl89! on 2019/07/24 19:45
I am having issues with this application on my IPad. I can not use the application at all. Also, this application logs me out of Office 365 from time to time and I can’t access my files. Then when I try to log back on I have issues and it wont let me. This only happens on occasion. I am now logged in to Office 365. The real issue now is, I can not even use this application. When I first open the application it tries to open the last document I worked on. The issue is that it wont open it. It just keeps the pop up that says attempting to open and will not do anything. When I try to cancel it, it then pops up attempting to cancel and won’t. My application is no longer working on my IPad due to this. I’ve tried to turn the IPad off. Stop and start the application. I don’t know what to do.
They broke it auto save doesn’t work
by KenFalls on 2020/09/18 02:39
Nothing more frustrating than the auto save doesn’t work and neither does the save when closing the application you’re working on. So basically if you spend a few hours on a spreadsheet and close it thinking it’s now saved. It’s not. Fix this or I’ll forever leave and finally just go to numbers. Fed up with untested bs from Microsoft! Seriously you think you’ll ever fix this very bad flaw! It just never saves. Yet every freaking time I have to go between screens the app closes and reopens. Yet did it save? Hell no. What a waste. What are you all doing at megalasoft? Because your software bug fixes are laughable!
Not nearly as functional as it needs to be - Dropbox compatibility
by Andrea Bowen on 2019/10/01 15:50
I’ve been using this Excel for iPad/iOS app since about the time it came out. This is probably the case with all the Microsoft Office for iPad/iOS apps, but I’m experiencing this right now with Excel, so I’ll call it out here. Just about all my work is on Dropbox. Excel automatically tries to open the previous thing that I was working on. And if it gets hung up—Excel basically doesn’t open because it can’t figure out how to open a file that’s in my Dropbox. I’m down to the point that I’m just opening my old Excel files in Google Drive, because at least Google Drive lets me edit, and I can save my old stuff as an Excel file if Excel for iPad ever gets its act together. I’m finding the Dropbox functionality really dreadful, and am happy to talk to someone at Microsoft about it. I want to use Office products, but this weird situation is driving me bats.
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.
Simply intuitive without loss of functionality
by AggieGarrison87 on 2020/04/09 09:57
When excel was first released there was a last of comprehensive instruction, each command proving a dos CMD ascus direction on how to input the function. While lacking any description of the functions use(s) and the possible commands that could be coupled or integrated design a program or automate your projects to a higher degree of accuracy, providing ideas how to optimize and expedite your results. Excel has extremely extrapolated it’s capabilities, created an interface that’s user friendly, and with each iteration they’ve been gradually improving their product! Highly recommend!!!!
It’s a great app except for one major annoying thing
by Fishnsoph on 2019/12/02 20:45
I use the app daily for work and in my personal life. I have one major gripe with it though. I’m not very tech savvy so please forgive my basic way of explaining. The top green bar/menu (while a sheet is open) with the arrow to go back to the list of books, the undo button, font, search and share is not constantly available. It’s there when you open the sheet. Then it’s hidden. Sometimes it comes back when you press the green arrow and other times it’s just gone, with no way to get it back. Unless I close the app completely and restart it. I really wish this section was more user friendly. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I can’t seem to find another way to have it shown. Thanks for letting me vent.
Functional but one issue
by Great Lake Sailor on 2020/01/21 10:28
I am a professional mariner who uses this app to run spreadsheets that assist me in navigating and handling cargo. They essentially act as custom calculators with the convenience of my phone. Implementation of excel into the smartphone format is great. I build the spreadsheet on my computer and transfer it to my phone. I like the dedicated number keypad. I do not at all like how I am regularly unable to “edit” read, use, my spreadsheet without internet! It is saved to my phone, but the hokey subscription requirement of connecting to the internet or locking up my spreadsheets completely castrates this app’s usefulness. I cannot rely on it when I need it most, at sea out of the range of any internet services. You seriously need to fix this fault. Make me pay for it if you have to, but for goodness sake not everyone has reliable access to internet. You are killing those users’ loyalty to Microsoft. I go for months without internet access. If you have options for us and we just don’t know about it, please do better to advertise it. Great app. But useless because you regularly lock me out of it!
Almost like the desktop version... almost
by concertmaster3 on 2019/06/29 09:32
The iPad version of Excel has a good foundation, but unfortunately it lacks features that you only see in the desktop version. For me personally, the most important feature that they left out of the iPad version is that you are not allowed to create “notes” (what they used to call “comments” in pre-2019 versions.) Yes that’s right, you can create notes for any cell in the 2019 Excel desktop version, but somehow this feature is unavailable in the iOS version. Microsoft, if you are reading this, please add the ability to write notes to individual cells in Excel for iOS! Even the Mac version of Excel has this ability! Come on Microsoft, please make your products more consistent across all platforms!
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
When able to open, very useful.
by 2doggs on 2019/09/13 00:15
This app is great if I can open it. At least twice a week I attempt to open the app and it freezes, giving me a message saying it is trying to open the document. I tapped the cancel option and nothing changes other than a different message saying it’s trying to cancel. I close the app and try again multiple times with no success. I end up having to delete the app, then reinstall it to get it working again. But without fail have to go through all of this again in the next couple of days. I’m not one to post negative reviews very often, but this has been going on for about a year now. I drive for my job and need to track my mileage. Excel is my preferred method.
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!!!
Great App but never buy it from Apple Store!!
by Negreirosvicente on 2020/03/25 17:30
Microsoft Office 365 Personal is a must for almost everyone at work. Unfortunately it did not work when purchased from Apple Store. The year subscription purchased did now work after a few months and Apple just said it could not do anything about it, since the issue needed to solved by the developer, ie, Microsoft. Microsoft was very nice to assist me, but could not recognize the purchases from Apple Store. I ended up losing the money used to purchase from Apple Store and purchasing a new subscription from Microsoft that worked fine. If both Apple and Microsoft, huge companies, can not process the purchases and exchange information, the end consumer is the one paying the price twice. Great customer service from Microsoft, poor service from Apple.
Great/needs work
by humpco on 2019/09/29 04:15
Hello, hope someone reads this and respond. Outstanding program that has fulfilled my greatest expectations when working as designed. For that, please don’t change a thing. Unfortunately there have been situations where a file refuses to open or close. It simply spin for as long as I allow resulting in my uninstalling and reinstalling the program. I know of no other to way to shut it down. Unfortunately in doing so I lost a very important file that I’ve been unsuccessful in recovering. I’ve been unsuccessful in getting help from anyone to recover the lost data 365 or anyone. HELP!!!!
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?
Too basic
by Rkost83 on 2020/01/27 22:02
I bought an iPad Pro thinking I could replace everything that I previously used a laptop for; however, this is the one app that doesn’t have enough functionality to meet that need. I use Excel for some pretty basic needs, but I’ve found some key features are missing. Two biggies I’ve found so far: I can’t manage drop-down lists (i.e. data validation lists) and I can’t sort by specified columns within a range. That means that I have to email myself the file to my work laptop (since I no longer use a personal laptop) in order to update a drop-down list or do some relatively simple sorting, and then email it back to myself so I continue using it on my iPad or iPhone. Please add a little more functionality, or I will not be renewing my Office 365 subscription.
Excel app
by Husky0103 on 2019/03/26 14:10
It&#39;d be good to be able to size rows and columns in this app from an iPhone, but being able to use it even to just edit a file is great! The first iPhone 8 I bought never quite did Microsoft Office apps the way it should have. That phone didn’t keep Excel open long enough to enter data tracking medications over an hour. Repeated log outs and sign ins were required. This iPhone 8 handles Excel much better. It stays logged in. Whether it’s due to MO improvements or iPhone 8’s changes isn’t clear, but they work together much better now. The first iPhone 8 had issues in other areas as well.
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&#39;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 Enough Like the Desktop Version
by Spesrf25 on 2020/11/23 17:58
While there are a good amount of features, this version is not usable for me because it does not have all of the features of the desktop version. For instance, I need full functionality for graphs and solver functions and a list of others for engineering practice. I was very bummed when I used this excel for my iPad Pro, and had to keep using my old MacBook for Excel projects. To reflect, I again say this Excel version is not usable for me because I have found myself in the middle of projects that require functionality that is not there, wasting a lot of time and effort because I have to move to another device with the full suite. This version is good for reviewing work that is already completed on a full version, though.
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.
MS Office Apps Really Are Better
by jd0101010101 on 2019/12/13 13:20
I am an avid Apple fan, and try to use Apple gear and software wherever possible. I have tried to use the iWork suite and make it work for my needs, but Microsoft has been working on the Office suite for so long that it just works better, even on Apple gear. It’s just more compatible with what everybody else is using for document creation, and collaboration is intuitive and functional. Even Office for Mac is comparable to Office for Windows now. Sorry, Apple, I will continue to advocate for your gear (because it is better) but I will advocate for MS Office. * Except Keynote! Keynote is way better than Power Point
I lost hours of work
by trausner on 2020/02/01 18:38
I am using this app in connection with the files app on my iPad Pro newest generation. Multiple times now I had the same problem. I’m working on a spreadsheet for hours with auto save on. Then I close, the current file, go into the file picker of the app, choose the same file again and it’s all gone... everything. Just lost. The file is back to the original before I started editing. Nothing I can do. I check the same file on the Apple file app, also the original. It’s like closing the file lead to all the data loss. I read on forums online that the same thing is happening to other people. This is a KNOWEN BUG! and why is this app still available without a fix. How is this even allowed? Hours of work are gone. Who is gonna replace them? Is Microsoft going to pay me for my losses?
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&#39;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&#39;t work unless I e mail it to myself and then print. They should send some updates that actually work.
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.
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!!
Entering formulas?
by QuantMike on 2019/10/19 23:03
Seems like a great idea to be able to open and edit your Excel files on your phone or iPad. I&#39;ve been using Excel for about a quarter century and never had that ability...how did I survive? Unfortunately, there is something squirrelly about the implementation...as far as I can tell, there is no way to actually enter formulas into a sheet. I can see formulas entered on the sheet when I built it on my desktop, but no way exists (as far as I can figure out) to enter the formula bar and type something. The store describes &#34;in-app purchases,&#34; so maybe you have to pay to get edit capability. In any event, view-only is still useful to me so two stars. Fix the implementation and make it possible to tap in the formula bar and type, and it becomes 4.5 or 5.
Excel - great tool
by Brian McNamara on 2019/07/20 23:18
Great tool for just about every project. First used Excel at Rockwell on a 1984 Macintosh; Rockwell upgraded to Macintosh Plus the next year. If my memory is accurate both Mac’s had Excel and Word plus one or 2 other programs that are now part of MS Office. I was lucky to have a visionary VP at Rockwell (technically North American Rockwell) who ultimately eliminated the entire word processor department so, we, as technical writers, were able to create and produce our own modification manuals (Space Shuttle upgrades and modifications). Excel was my favorite because it was easy to integrate formulas, perform calculations and copy-paste results into Word; thereby producing our own document. IMB was running MS Dos and Windows was Microsoft’s competition against the easy to use drop and drag Macintosh Plus. But both computers used Excel. I still use Excel in my own business as do my employees. Early experience has made Excel all the more valuable - this remains true 35 years later. Brian Peter McNamara, CFP, MST
You have broken it utility in last version
by CableDOC on 2020/03/31 23:28
I have been using Excel for 15 years, and 5 years on iPhone and iPad. I add data copied from Word, Outlook or Apple Mail into spreadsheets on a daily basis. I have been using the paste button in the FX field or inside a cell. Now, I cannot find the Paste function in either place when I hold down my finger. Occasionally I can past over a whole cell when the blue corners appear, but probably only 1:5 times—and each attempt forces me to go back to the original document and copy data again. This is especially true when I am copying multi line addresses, as when the blue corner paste function works, I make 4-5 cells of data, instead of the single cell with multiple lines as before. PLEASE FIX THIS SOON so I don’t have to go back to Numbers my data editing.
Keyboard transition from other apps in split screen
by User12.08.93 on 2020/10/28 21:13
My only real problem with this app is that when I use split screen and type something on the other app, I can’t go back and type in Excel most of the time. I can click on stuff and navigate around the ribbon, but cannot type in any cells. I have to close and reopen in split screen again in order to start typing in cells again. Not sure if this is a problem with my keyboard or this app. I use the Logitech Smart Keyboard/trackpad for iPad 8th/7th gen. The firmware is up to date, I just checked. I would really like to be able to click on Excel and my browser or any other app back and forth without closing and reopening the app.
Beautiful, but lacking function
by SounDavs on 2020/02/06 00:49
I am using Excel on iPad Pro 12.9. For certain basic features, which I would normally right-click then select “Format Cells” to access, there seems to be no equivalent functionality on the iPad version yet. For example, with a column of dates all in different formats, I can’t simply highlight all of them and change them to the same MM/DD/YYYY style at once. The same is true of currency formatting, etc. I also do not see any “paste link” functionality which would allow multiple Excel sheets to talk to one another and update my cells automatically as I input data. Styling borders without a “Format Cells”-like option is painstaking.
Need more different types of Agenda template
by Charlen_21 on 2019/10/18 16:38
There still some bugs needs to be fix such as codes charters in excel s are causes some speed issues for the OS 13 and more on the IPhone and IPAD. .We also need more agendas template with vibrant new colors, update types of Agenda with cells with date, attendee, the main topic, subtopics and minutes matching the agenda that one share in Office Note . Office Note needs a whole lot up dates . I wish I could work fo Microsoft in the Office 365 departments, I would move the company more in the 21 century and also the company stocks would jump up 75%more
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loved this app - before the update.
by @mb3rl!7 on 2019/09/22 18:02
My Excel app has stopped functioning at least 12 times in the last week. I use it multiple times a day, and after about 3 uses it now will not open at all until I delete and reinstall the app from my phone. The bug fixes from the last update have completely backfired. This would be a 5 star app for me if the last update did not completely obliterate meaningful functionality. Happy to re-review in the event they expedite and push through another update, but the significantly decreased usability has left me irritated, especially considering I pay for a subscription and for the extent to which I use the app in my day to day. I hoped updating my iOS software would alleviate the problem, but that is not the case.
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microsoft excel, the spreadsheet app, lets you create, view, edit, and share your files quickly and easily. Manage spreadsheets, tables and workbooks attached to email messages from your phone with this powerful productivity app. Work in data analysis, accounting, auditing, or other fields confidently with anyone, anywhere. Quickly graph the most complex formulas, charts and tables with amazing features. Review spreadsheets and run data analysis on the go. Customize tables and spreadsheets the way you want with robust formatting tools and great features. The productivity app lets you build your spreadsheet to meet your specific needs. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create templates, edit spreadsheets, organize charts and share with ease when you download microsoft excel. Tables & Spreadsheets: Create, Calculate and Analyze • Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel’s modern templates. • Quickly graph with familiar formulas to run calculations and analyze your data. • Rich productivity features and formatting options make your workbook easier to read and use. • Use Cards View to easily see and manage spreadsheets. Productivity App: Review, Edit, and Work Anywhere • Review your Excel files from any device. • Edit sheets and data or update your task list from anywhere. • Spreadsheet features like sort and filter columns help focus your reviews. • Create, duplicate, hide, and unhide sheets easily. Data Analysis • Analyze data using common charts and graphs. • Use spreadsheet features like add and edit chart labels to highlight key insights in your data. • Pie chart maker: create charts and graphs from your data. Finance: Budgeting & Accounting • Use agile spreadsheets and charts to help manage budgets. • Familiar tools to help you drill down to your exact finance needs. • Calculate tax estimates, personal finances and more. Draw and Annotate with Ink • Make notes, highlight your worksheet, create shapes, or write 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. Download microsoft excel and get the best way to create, organize and manage data and spreadsheets from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 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 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Boo Hiss!
by imapainter2 on 2021/01/17 17:31
Shame on excel! What has happened to my excel app? I have used excel for several years on my ipad to track and keep several items in order, a renovation (which included who I paid, how much and what material or labor); for my cars (easy access to what service is needed); to keep insurance organized, both health and property; and also yearly taxes. I am suddenly unable to open excel or access any of those tediously maintained records. What in the world!!
Fill cells
by shreed346 on 2021/01/16 20:07
Good but filling cells with formulas would be nice to use
Subpar
by Kellycatt on 2021/01/16 14:37
The app only does half of what you can do on a laptop.
Keeps crashing after lates IOS update
by acdouglas79 on 2021/01/16 08:40
Excel on my IPad crashes and/or will not load after latest IOS update.
Can’t write into a cell
by Creets on 2021/01/16 07:44
Impossible to write anything into cells so I can’t actually create formulas or data entries.
Great
by Tee Teddie on 2021/01/15 22:31
Great
Perfect tool
by ramito164 on 2021/01/15 00:28
5/5
Microsoft you are silly
by Jradhouser on 2021/01/14 22:05
Google docs and Numbers are free. Come on with this subscription stuff.
Excel on IPad
by Kentucky Tom 5543 on 2021/01/14 11:36
I’ve been trying to get use to using Excel on my IPAD and while I understand that the IPAD is not a full on computer, I would expect a better user experience. Come on MS, make Excel great on an IPAD.
Not as good as a PC
by Tobythemuttdog on 2021/01/14 02:01
Can’t work pivot tables, difficult to set up and work auto filters
Can’t sign in
by johnny32568 on 2021/01/13 16:42
My wife and I have had an ongoing subscription to Microsoft Office , but I can’t seem to sign in on this App. I’ve signed in several times and the App seems to accept it... it says “activating” but once my document is open it still has a notification bar “To edit and save, sign in with a subscription” Very frustrating.
Excel on apple
by MJH in the Word on 2021/01/13 14:03
I am a huge Excel fan, but I do not like this version on my new ipad. Too many regular features not included, and too many goofy errors, etc. that occur. I WANT to like it and use it.... but..
Nada Mejor que Excel
by Angeloxcalo on 2021/01/12 14:41
No existe ni Existirá nada mejor para Hojas de Cálculos que Microsoft Excel
Some improvements would be appreciated
by OmaraleifaeeCreate on 2021/01/12 13:31
The paste functionality is very slow. Like i have to wait for 1 second till the paste button appears, which is A LOT. Also, i would appreciate if the formate painter is added to the office apps. Lastly, adding more functionality to OneNote would be appreciated. Thanks
Make it by free plz
by Baloon in the air on 2021/01/11 12:32
Why is it nit for free
Keep crashing and losing forms that I had filled out
by &$#@$& on 2021/01/10 22:06
&amp;$#@$&amp;
Easier on a desktop
by gg1989lab on 2021/01/09 03:21
It’s a big adjustment switching from a mouse and a big screen to an iPad.
Excel and IPad Not Completely Compatible
by Eliza1949 on 2021/01/08 17:48
I used Excel for many years on PCs so I know what it can do. It’s main functions (making lists, adding/subtracting/sums) work fine on an IPad. Some functions don’t work at all. Most seem to be page formatting functions. You can’t: Insert page breaks Repeat titles and column heads on every page Use paint function Automatically print page numbers. I’m not computer-savvy enough to know whether the problems are IPad or Excel. I sure wish somebody would fix them.
Crashes all the time
by Island Def best music on 2021/01/08 05:52
Huge disappointment
Meh...
by Not real happy with this app on 2021/01/08 03:32
I don’t care for the mobile app. It’s difficult to maneuver and not at all intuitive. Also I had a document that I have spent a considerable amount of time on just disappear. Very frustrating.
Brilliant free and it works
by Moonela123 on 2021/01/07 21:59
I loaded this today as I only need excel to track my personal information to accrue data for my medication and it work very well . I don’t need the PowerPoint and other stuff and they may be a bit heavy to keep running but this single app runs excellent on my iPad.
UNBEARABLE!!!!!!
by ScorpioSue1025 on 2021/01/07 16:41
This is ridiculous I’ve spent an hour in circles entering a new password right after I enter it it says this password or email is not correct have to wait wait do the whole thing again and then it happens again now I just took a screenshot or physically wrote it down on paper re-typed it in it says it’s wrong...ON &amp; ON &amp; ON it&#39;s BLANKING ridiculous!!!!!!!!😡🤬🤬
Ok
by trentdweaver87 on 2021/01/07 12:19
I absolutely hate itOnly because of one reason and that’s because you’re gonna have a subscription
Bogus locked for editing
by Ryzen3 on 2021/01/06 12:57
Issue: bogus locked file on ios so I’m unable to save changes... MS you really need to figure it out how to properly exit a file...
Needs Action Pen Feature
by new update is bad! on 2021/01/06 04:16
If the iOS version of excel had the action pen feature it would be perfect.
Microsoft Excel
by Jubilee2005 on 2021/01/04 15:38
Great program for data Not easy to type - small fields Editing is a little tricky, too I wish it had been clearer how long the trial period was when I signed up a few years ago.
Convenience.
by Vivian Oh on 2021/01/03 22:04
Excellent!
Buggy weird font issue
by Rtect on 2021/01/03 20:17
Every once in a while it likes to search for fonts for me, so i end up typing in weird characters inexplicably Only fix is restarting. Very annoying.
Excellent for iphone
by Mexdraga on 2021/01/03 09:06
Very good for your daily excel sheet needs.
Excel
by Paladen05 on 2021/01/02 20:00
I have been using Excel from the days of DOS driven Windows. Excel gets better with every update. Thanks
Crashes on Mac OS
by Customer1478 on 2021/01/02 13:02
I pay $120 a year for this app, and I can’t use it for more than five minutes without it crashing on my Mac.
I am a genius.
by is it dave or david- just dave on 2021/01/02 01:47
Read the title.
Poor functionality and can’t save files
by Abrielia on 2021/01/01 17:04
You can’t save a file without a one drive subscription. Even just saving it to my iPad is not an option.
Not great with Mac
by dubedust on 2020/12/31 13:30
With all the advances in apps, I would think all the customizations a user had before an upgrade would move into the new one. But no. And creating a custom toolbar using Excel for Mac is difficult. The program lost a lot of efficiencies. On an iPad you cannot sort Excel documents by more than one column, making it no better than the free Libra program.
Great
by cuh d on 2020/12/31 03:32
Excellent
Gets the job done.
by No lie or cap on 2020/12/29 07:06
Compact and useful for little changes.
Felicitaciones
by masterx8009 on 2020/12/28 19:31
Es una app genial, cumple con todo los requisitos de un Excel para una oficina móvil
Still too limited
by syking919 on 2020/12/27 03:13
I’d love to leave my MacBook behind and only carry an iPad, but office keeps me from doing that. They need to make a fully capable version of office for the iPad so we can truly be mobile.
Perfect365 is extra
by Mycornhusker on 2020/12/27 02:36
I found out the same thing after buying my iPad pro 12.9 that in order to use Excel you need to buy Perfect365 in order for it to work. If you don&#39;t it locks up your keys.
Poor quality
by ShipperPro on 2020/12/26 20:38
App is awful
Excel
by PCCAP4LIFE on 2020/12/23 18:36
Does what’s it’s suppose to! Love it...
Great product
by Macaws13 on 2020/12/22 03:46
I Love this product it keeps budget
iOS 13
by jea12345678 on 2020/12/22 00:30
App promised I would get all of my data back if I offloaded to save some space. Now my data is gone and I can’t get it back.
Excel
by Treeban on 2020/12/21 19:48
Unable to log in to Microsoft account.
Still just a glorified excel READER
by cmal92 on 2020/12/21 15:41
You can’t create or edit documents and expect to be able to do anything with them. You can’t reliably print them; if you create a spreadsheet on your iPad, don’t expect to be able to open it on your desktop...or even back on your iPad again because for some reason it STILL saves into corrupted files. Only work around is to open in apple’s FREE numbers app and resave it there. Also don’t expect any kind of formatting to carry over between the iPad app and windows...you’ll need to reformat all of your cells still. Premature, buggy app that’s only good for reading your already created spreadsheets. Update 12/21/20 Above seem fixed to some extent. Formatting is still not carrying over to Mac or Windows PC versions. Did just notice there’s no way to select multiple individual items with control-click when using external keyboard+trackpad/mouse...not sure if it’s because it was obviously developed for touch first application or not.
Excel spreadsheet
by yuckiy on 2020/12/20 19:35
Can not find a keyboard to start a sheet. No info as to where I can find it
Great
by Azxs12-/. on 2020/12/19 22:01
Great
Pivot table
by fellfromthesky34 on 2020/12/18 08:08
Why we still don’t have pivot tables is shocking.... Please add it so excel on the iPad is actually excel... not excel lite.
Microsoft 365 Excel
by DonBruno408 on 2020/12/18 01:26
Not having access to all of Excel’s functionality, despite paying for a subscription that presented as the only option seems very much like being short changed. Where as if I were to dig deeper and buy Office Professional for a ONE TIME FEE of ~$420, rather than the $99/year I would have access to the FULL FUNCTIONALITY OF THE ENTIRE OFFICE SUITE‼️ Instead, in the aggregate, Microsoft squeezes more money out of end users, while providing nerfed products.
Sync issues
by Previouslyhappy on 2020/12/17 14:28
Excel is not opening file stored in onedrive.
Pain on an iPhone11
by EnnnMannn on 2020/12/17 05:00
Never had a problem on an Android. Now have an iPhone11 and I can’t delete Excel files.
Needs Serous Help
by BrentDennison on 2020/12/16 19:38
I can’t export PDFs? I can’t move documents to the cloud? The app breaks constantly and I can’t get my work done. Really unprofessional from Microsoft!
Eugene Owens
by Chipelle on 2020/12/15 23:17
Outstanding...
Recent update stinks
by Kjajhsyshhxk on 2020/12/15 01:57
Can’t get my pinned spreadsheets in the order I had them before. Keeps showing recents first... hate it!!!
Time sheet
by rmj? on 2020/12/14 20:19
To often the formatting on a iPad tablet and a Crom book Excel do not line up. When using Teams.
Excel app is so frustrating
by rphj1949 on 2020/12/13 23:06
Seems like a new bug of the week. On an IPad, this app is incredibly frustrating unless you really like computer puzzling.
Review
by Housemate on 2020/12/13 08:24
Good stuff
Essentials being missed
by Salaspils on 2020/12/13 03:46
1. No support for macros 2. No support for pivot tables 3. No print preview pages adjustment
Activación
by kronoscuba on 2020/12/12 02:06
Cuando mejor creo que es, ahi mismo té deja colgado y te pide iniciar con una suscripción para activar y se queda dando vueltas.
Love application
by MP Texas on 2020/12/11 20:52
12.11.20 I noticed today that any emailed Spreadsheet that is password protected can only be opened in the Excel application. Any other application for example email, dropbox etc. you get an error message that states decryption failed.
Very disappointed!
by lilbj48 on 2020/12/10 15:52
I had been working on this excel for a few months and doing great....now, I go in to enter new info and it’s “READ ONLY!’ WTH! I have to purchase Office 365 to be able to use it again!?!?!? NOT GOOD!
Definitely worth the cost
by Vegas Donna on 2020/12/09 21:34
I can FINALLY review my Excel spreadsheets on my PC, iPad and iPhone and make changes on one that will appear on all of them. Thank you!
Files
by rfranco02 on 2020/12/08 16:45
It would be nice if I had folders to categorize my files. This Excel doesn’t have the features as the Excel on Microsoft Profesdional.
Constant crashes on 4mb file
by farmballceltics on 2020/12/08 01:47
Microsoft finally beat me into submission. Brand new machine 8 processors &amp; excel freezes. Auto save turns off unless you use OneDrive. Can’t use Dropbox or I constantly lose work. Now I’m using crappy OneDrive. Beware!
Cant open files
by nl shedder on 2020/12/07 08:13
Cant open files from computer excel. Useless
Work
by BustedSilverback on 2020/12/06 22:00
Work
Big problems after iOS 14.2
by Richard B Sr. on 2020/12/06 02:00
This has generally been a good app, with most features working on IPad which is nice. The downside has been bugs. (1) Always: Cloud syncing can go bad every now and then, which is not really good but I could live with that. (2) Recently: after iOS 14.2 upgrade the app has become useless. If you click in a cell it could possibly take one minute to get into the actual cell, and you can’t even insert rows among other complete disaster bugs. Yet here we are many weeks into that upgrade and Microsoft hasn’t addressed. Really expect more prompt fixes on bugs guys!
Fácil y práctica
by Maurottr on 2020/12/03 15:03
Es una herramienta muy útil para el celular, fácil de usar y muy práctica.
Crashes constantly
by kkett77 on 2020/12/03 12:02
Worked great for a long time but now I can’t even use it. App crashes repeatedly on iPhone and iPad within minutes of opening.
Excel needs to Improve on Apple Platform
by Char Snow on 2020/12/02 20:27
Microsoft Office in general needs to improve on the Apple Platform. Do their Developers not use the products ? I too often have to re-sign in, or I open the Document in OneDrive and then have to have it re-open in Excel to make changes. Ridiculous!!!!
F excel
by jmshsisb on 2020/11/30 23:33
It deleted all my files on its own it says no recent documents I’m done with Microsoft I run a business on this thing so back to square one I’m not putting it on excel though years of hard work gone
الخرطوم / جبل اولياء / اللدية
by مرتضى حبيب الله on 2020/11/30 12:06
تطبيق ممتاز ...
Cool
by Projectilly on 2020/11/30 03:23
Hey what can I say it just seems to works a nice option for those who get it. I understand if you’re someone new to excel it could be very intimidating especially if you don’t possess the intellect or a nerd like us lol
Needs some upgrades
by fantasyPics on 2020/11/30 01:01
Sometimes it’s very difficult to actually type in the excel format.
Useless on iPad
by kz1000tmc on 2020/11/28 16:41
Tried using this app on iPad and the keyboard doesn’t pop up. Hopefully someone can get this fixed.
Excel
by Kaizen423 on 2020/11/28 16:41
Works good on the iPhone
Very annoying!!!!
by CLHMinnesota on 2020/11/28 16:01
Some days I am not even able to open a file as both Word and Excel bounce continuously from menu to menu. Same thing happens many times when I am trying to save. The problem seemed to be fixed for a very short period of time, and then there was a new update. Not sure if it’s coincidence, but started happening all over again. Thinking of dumping once I find a replacement.
App is not working... on 12.4.9
by nbavbvsbhs on 2020/11/28 03:47
It is so bad thing .. it is not opening I phone 6s plus.. I had lot of file in there and I lost . It is very poor thinking ....
Excel
by Fire Chief 35 on 2020/11/26 20:41
Love excel, still learning how to use the program. Hope it’s easier to use then what I’m doing. I use spreadsheets, but find it difficult to add and subtract numbers that are not near each other.
NO REFRESH DATA BUTTON
by DustyStarPuff on 2020/11/26 14:09
I *implore* that you please add this one simple feature. Just a button that refreshes data. That is all.
Excelente
by Omnv2959 on 2020/11/25 23:24
Una aplicación fácil, manejable y práctica.
What happened?
by Thatxjguy on 2020/11/25 18:29
A recent update broke this app. Now I can’t move data around in my tables anymore. I can’t add rows between existing rows. I used to be able to drag and drop, but not anymore?
Use to work perfect
by Melissa Hunn on 2020/11/24 22:37
This app used to work perfectly on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. In the past few months, it freezes up and I can’t even use it on my phone. Very annoying.
MS Excel
by Mld2416 on 2020/11/24 15:36
I pressed on this app.by mistake. Please do NOT make charges. MARISELA
Good but has room to improve and be consistent across Platforms
by MTVMS on 2020/11/24 06:01
Why can’t Office 365 version be same/consistent across iOS, Windows and Android platforms? I need Stocks, Refresh All and 3rd party plug-ins manageable in all platforms.
Not Enough Like the Desktop Version
by Spesrf25 on 2020/11/23 17:58
While there are a good amount of features, this version is not usable for me because it does not have all of the features of the desktop version. For instance, I need full functionality for graphs and solver functions and a list of others for engineering practice. I was very bummed when I used this excel for my iPad Pro, and had to keep using my old MacBook for Excel projects. To reflect, I again say this Excel version is not usable for me because I have found myself in the middle of projects that require functionality that is not there, wasting a lot of time and effort because I have to move to another device with the full suite. This version is good for reviewing work that is already completed on a full version, though.
Bug
by gdiehl86 on 2020/11/23 17:46
The last update introduced a bug where you can’t select cells and drag them to a new location. Instead of moving the selected cells it copies and pastes them. I tried contacting Microsoft through the website with no success.
Very useful on iPhone
by Captain*1 on 2020/11/23 16:29
Very useful on iPhone
This is insane
by anita_2020 on 2020/11/23 00:17
Yo buy an iPad Pro which is almost 1500 USD and find out you also have to pay for office, but is fine as long as it works well right? Not so well... even if you pay, the version you receive on iPad is so much limited than the pc one. And it’s really disappointing to find out with this when you actually spent so much money on a divide and the services. MICROSOFT, IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO CHARGE THE COMPLETE SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR CLIENTS ON THIS DEVICE, AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO GIVE US A COMPLETE SERVICE.
Gone
by jjmaco on 2020/11/22 13:16
iPad forced an update and I lost 3/4 of my files.
Very good
by Positiveguy1969 on 2020/11/20 01:56
Is very good but wish it had ability to run macros also. Overall I like it.
Works on my Cell Phone
by Dave_Was_Here on 2020/11/19 17:29
With OneDrive I can easily edit my files on both my PC and my phone
It kicks me out every time
by روررررررر on 2020/11/18 22:06
It kicks me out every time i use it in my iPhone or iPad I’m really frustrated I don’t know what to do
So far so good
by Cliff from 513rd on 2020/11/18 18:13
I think it does the job so far I don’t have too much complaints.
Selecting entire rows and columns causes freeze
by Shua mo on 2020/11/18 13:13
When I select an entire row or an entire column the app basically freezes. It is unusable, which is a drag because I use my iPad for work in my car all the time. I can select individual cells without issues. Please fix the rows and columns bug.
Better with a mouse
by Golfer Dan 399 on 2020/11/18 12:59
Hard to do things without a mouse but otherwise good
You would get more ratings
by cantbelieveIbothered on 2020/11/17 20:10
Ask me when I’m closing app not trying to open and get something done!
Need Two File Simultaneous Openings
by 1202663 on 2020/11/17 18:09
We have waited some time for the ability to have two excel files opened at the same time. The Word application got this a few months ago and reports are that some advanced beta users have it now. Us pedestrian excel users need it also! When will we get it?
Great app!
by Skywalker8 on 2020/11/17 16:35
So intuitive and easy to use. I’ve always loved Excel and to have it on the ipad makes my life a lot easier, great job!
Seriously slow on the latest iPad Pro
by UNLV rebel! on 2019/05/01 10:39
I am using an iPad Pro 256GB Wifi + Cellular version and I am extremely disappointed on the speed and features of the app. Not sure if the app or iPad Pro is to blame but the vlookup, match functions are just not working as gracefully as it should be. Each time I input a number, it would take 5 seconds to return the correct values and it is just not acceptable on an advanced device like the iPad Pro. I have to admit that my spreadsheet has over 50,000 of rows, 30+ columns and 10+ spreadsheets but there are no macros and images used at all. And for anyone who relies on Excel to process this huge amount of data, this is just a very common scale of a spreadsheet, not to mention it is only 10MB. Either Apple or Mircosoft seriously needs to look into resolving this issue or there’s just no point of having this powerful application on the iPad.
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.
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.
So far, so good
by Urahmus on 2020/02/27 19:12
I consider myself an advanced Excel user and was skeptical of the limitations that would be imposed by the iPad version, but I have been pleasantly surprised so far. I have just started using the iPad version but have not yet encountered any major limitations for the activities I use 90% of the time. The cell borders options are not as complete as in the PC version, but that’s a cosmetic thing I can live with. The program integrates fantastically with the cloud, and all updates are immediately available on other devices. Very convenient to use the iPad for quick additions to a sheet, without having to go to my desktop computer, boot it up, do my work, and copy it to a thumb drive or email it to myself. This is easy to get used to...
Don’t use this if you need it to work...
by Wrlitzr on 2019/12/19 18:33
I use excel to track my business miles on my iPad while I’m out in the field, and it seems like at least 3-5 times a week I have to completely uninstall and reinstall the app because it stops being able to open any files. It just says something went wrong and the file can’t be opened. I’m able to open the file on my phone and computer, it’s just this version of the app that has this problem. The first few times it happened I tried resetting the device and clearing any app cache I could get access to, but the only thing that would fix it was completely reinstalling. This is not a small app to be downloading several times per week over cellular... If it weren’t the only app capable of handling the specific formulas included in this spreadsheet I would definitely be using Google Sheets or Open Office instead... If you need a general use spreadsheet app I highly recommend looking at one of those instead to avoid this persistent pain in the neck...
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.
Miserable app
by Floatsflyer on 2020/06/22 00:25
I have 30+ years experience using the desktop version of MS Excel on Windows based PCs. Consider myself fairly proficient. iOS version on iPad looks like, but does not function like, Windows desktop version. First, it appears to be web based so there is serious lag time between attempting to make changes and seeing your attempt appear on-screen. Second, I have spent last ten minutes attempting to copy three adjacent cells (two with numbers and third with formula adding them together) then pasting them into several rows directly below them. Highlight the three cells, long press then tap Copy, highlight group of cells below, long press then tap Paste and what happens? Those three Copied cells are not Pasted but instead one cell shows contents of last item (a cell description) I Copied from a website. Tried four times, same result. Very frustrating. Shame on me for expecting a Microsoft app to work well on an Apple operating system. Guess I need to learn how to use Numbers.
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.
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.
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&#39;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.
Please FIX the apple pencil support
by RMKang on 2019/04/09 18:45
It’s great, not having to carry around my macbook pro and use excel for work on the iPad. I’ve gotten used to and actually prefer to use Excel on iPad for a quick project. However, after the update for Apple Pencil 2, program does not respond upon opening sheets, switching tabs, etc when you are using the apple pencil unless you tap on the Draw tab, and tap again on Home tab. It wasn’t doing that before the update. This does not make for smooth, quick work process, having to switch back and forth. I talked to the Tech Support about this, and was told that basically it is what it is now and that I’d have to wait for MS to fix this issue. Sooner than later would be great. Also, if there is a way that allows multiple sheets open at the same time, that’d be wonderful, but one can only dream.
Simple necessary tasks missing!
by Progolfore on 2020/02/19 19:45
Nothing is more frustrating than using an app that is a shell of itself. Especially when it comes to simple tasks. I had excel spreadsheets on my PC that I had generated and each one I created a logo and title in the header. These headers aren’t generally seen while using excel but are available to edit and use through a menu on a PC. Now I use an iPad Pro solely (PC died) and there is no menu or method to change headers on all of my excel files I have previously made. My spreadsheets are useless because I can’t change a header in their iOS app versions. And I am a Microsoft 365 user/payer. I called support and asked where I could give feedback on this to get someone to look at it and change it and they told me I only could go to a PC to give feedback on this. They didn’t have a method in a browser on an iPad! That’s crazy messed up! Microsoft, are you listening, why are these simple and necessary features not available?
Love Excel but having issues on IPad
by !BabyGirl89! on 2019/07/24 19:45
I am having issues with this application on my IPad. I can not use the application at all. Also, this application logs me out of Office 365 from time to time and I can’t access my files. Then when I try to log back on I have issues and it wont let me. This only happens on occasion. I am now logged in to Office 365. The real issue now is, I can not even use this application. When I first open the application it tries to open the last document I worked on. The issue is that it wont open it. It just keeps the pop up that says attempting to open and will not do anything. When I try to cancel it, it then pops up attempting to cancel and won’t. My application is no longer working on my IPad due to this. I’ve tried to turn the IPad off. Stop and start the application. I don’t know what to do.
They broke it auto save doesn’t work
by KenFalls on 2020/09/18 02:39
Nothing more frustrating than the auto save doesn’t work and neither does the save when closing the application you’re working on. So basically if you spend a few hours on a spreadsheet and close it thinking it’s now saved. It’s not. Fix this or I’ll forever leave and finally just go to numbers. Fed up with untested bs from Microsoft! Seriously you think you’ll ever fix this very bad flaw! It just never saves. Yet every freaking time I have to go between screens the app closes and reopens. Yet did it save? Hell no. What a waste. What are you all doing at megalasoft? Because your software bug fixes are laughable!
Not nearly as functional as it needs to be - Dropbox compatibility
by Andrea Bowen on 2019/10/01 15:50
I’ve been using this Excel for iPad/iOS app since about the time it came out. This is probably the case with all the Microsoft Office for iPad/iOS apps, but I’m experiencing this right now with Excel, so I’ll call it out here. Just about all my work is on Dropbox. Excel automatically tries to open the previous thing that I was working on. And if it gets hung up—Excel basically doesn’t open because it can’t figure out how to open a file that’s in my Dropbox. I’m down to the point that I’m just opening my old Excel files in Google Drive, because at least Google Drive lets me edit, and I can save my old stuff as an Excel file if Excel for iPad ever gets its act together. I’m finding the Dropbox functionality really dreadful, and am happy to talk to someone at Microsoft about it. I want to use Office products, but this weird situation is driving me bats.
RMD Excel
by Doc D55 on 2018/02/04 22:22
I&#39;m very happy now. The earlier version not so much, but now I&#39;m very happy. I&#39;ve been a Microsoft user for 30 years. I totally love Excel. I&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.
Simply intuitive without loss of functionality
by AggieGarrison87 on 2020/04/09 09:57
When excel was first released there was a last of comprehensive instruction, each command proving a dos CMD ascus direction on how to input the function. While lacking any description of the functions use(s) and the possible commands that could be coupled or integrated design a program or automate your projects to a higher degree of accuracy, providing ideas how to optimize and expedite your results. Excel has extremely extrapolated it’s capabilities, created an interface that’s user friendly, and with each iteration they’ve been gradually improving their product! Highly recommend!!!!
It’s a great app except for one major annoying thing
by Fishnsoph on 2019/12/02 20:45
I use the app daily for work and in my personal life. I have one major gripe with it though. I’m not very tech savvy so please forgive my basic way of explaining. The top green bar/menu (while a sheet is open) with the arrow to go back to the list of books, the undo button, font, search and share is not constantly available. It’s there when you open the sheet. Then it’s hidden. Sometimes it comes back when you press the green arrow and other times it’s just gone, with no way to get it back. Unless I close the app completely and restart it. I really wish this section was more user friendly. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I can’t seem to find another way to have it shown. Thanks for letting me vent.
Functional but one issue
by Great Lake Sailor on 2020/01/21 10:28
I am a professional mariner who uses this app to run spreadsheets that assist me in navigating and handling cargo. They essentially act as custom calculators with the convenience of my phone. Implementation of excel into the smartphone format is great. I build the spreadsheet on my computer and transfer it to my phone. I like the dedicated number keypad. I do not at all like how I am regularly unable to “edit” read, use, my spreadsheet without internet! It is saved to my phone, but the hokey subscription requirement of connecting to the internet or locking up my spreadsheets completely castrates this app’s usefulness. I cannot rely on it when I need it most, at sea out of the range of any internet services. You seriously need to fix this fault. Make me pay for it if you have to, but for goodness sake not everyone has reliable access to internet. You are killing those users’ loyalty to Microsoft. I go for months without internet access. If you have options for us and we just don’t know about it, please do better to advertise it. Great app. But useless because you regularly lock me out of it!
Almost like the desktop version... almost
by concertmaster3 on 2019/06/29 09:32
The iPad version of Excel has a good foundation, but unfortunately it lacks features that you only see in the desktop version. For me personally, the most important feature that they left out of the iPad version is that you are not allowed to create “notes” (what they used to call “comments” in pre-2019 versions.) Yes that’s right, you can create notes for any cell in the 2019 Excel desktop version, but somehow this feature is unavailable in the iOS version. Microsoft, if you are reading this, please add the ability to write notes to individual cells in Excel for iOS! Even the Mac version of Excel has this ability! Come on Microsoft, please make your products more consistent across all platforms!
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
When able to open, very useful.
by 2doggs on 2019/09/13 00:15
This app is great if I can open it. At least twice a week I attempt to open the app and it freezes, giving me a message saying it is trying to open the document. I tapped the cancel option and nothing changes other than a different message saying it’s trying to cancel. I close the app and try again multiple times with no success. I end up having to delete the app, then reinstall it to get it working again. But without fail have to go through all of this again in the next couple of days. I’m not one to post negative reviews very often, but this has been going on for about a year now. I drive for my job and need to track my mileage. Excel is my preferred method.
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!!!
Great App but never buy it from Apple Store!!
by Negreirosvicente on 2020/03/25 17:30
Microsoft Office 365 Personal is a must for almost everyone at work. Unfortunately it did not work when purchased from Apple Store. The year subscription purchased did now work after a few months and Apple just said it could not do anything about it, since the issue needed to solved by the developer, ie, Microsoft. Microsoft was very nice to assist me, but could not recognize the purchases from Apple Store. I ended up losing the money used to purchase from Apple Store and purchasing a new subscription from Microsoft that worked fine. If both Apple and Microsoft, huge companies, can not process the purchases and exchange information, the end consumer is the one paying the price twice. Great customer service from Microsoft, poor service from Apple.
Great/needs work
by humpco on 2019/09/29 04:15
Hello, hope someone reads this and respond. Outstanding program that has fulfilled my greatest expectations when working as designed. For that, please don’t change a thing. Unfortunately there have been situations where a file refuses to open or close. It simply spin for as long as I allow resulting in my uninstalling and reinstalling the program. I know of no other to way to shut it down. Unfortunately in doing so I lost a very important file that I’ve been unsuccessful in recovering. I’ve been unsuccessful in getting help from anyone to recover the lost data 365 or anyone. HELP!!!!
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?
Too basic
by Rkost83 on 2020/01/27 22:02
I bought an iPad Pro thinking I could replace everything that I previously used a laptop for; however, this is the one app that doesn’t have enough functionality to meet that need. I use Excel for some pretty basic needs, but I’ve found some key features are missing. Two biggies I’ve found so far: I can’t manage drop-down lists (i.e. data validation lists) and I can’t sort by specified columns within a range. That means that I have to email myself the file to my work laptop (since I no longer use a personal laptop) in order to update a drop-down list or do some relatively simple sorting, and then email it back to myself so I continue using it on my iPad or iPhone. Please add a little more functionality, or I will not be renewing my Office 365 subscription.
Excel app
by Husky0103 on 2019/03/26 14:10
It&#39;d be good to be able to size rows and columns in this app from an iPhone, but being able to use it even to just edit a file is great! The first iPhone 8 I bought never quite did Microsoft Office apps the way it should have. That phone didn’t keep Excel open long enough to enter data tracking medications over an hour. Repeated log outs and sign ins were required. This iPhone 8 handles Excel much better. It stays logged in. Whether it’s due to MO improvements or iPhone 8’s changes isn’t clear, but they work together much better now. The first iPhone 8 had issues in other areas as well.
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&#39;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 Enough Like the Desktop Version
by Spesrf25 on 2020/11/23 17:58
While there are a good amount of features, this version is not usable for me because it does not have all of the features of the desktop version. For instance, I need full functionality for graphs and solver functions and a list of others for engineering practice. I was very bummed when I used this excel for my iPad Pro, and had to keep using my old MacBook for Excel projects. To reflect, I again say this Excel version is not usable for me because I have found myself in the middle of projects that require functionality that is not there, wasting a lot of time and effort because I have to move to another device with the full suite. This version is good for reviewing work that is already completed on a full version, though.
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.
MS Office Apps Really Are Better
by jd0101010101 on 2019/12/13 13:20
I am an avid Apple fan, and try to use Apple gear and software wherever possible. I have tried to use the iWork suite and make it work for my needs, but Microsoft has been working on the Office suite for so long that it just works better, even on Apple gear. It’s just more compatible with what everybody else is using for document creation, and collaboration is intuitive and functional. Even Office for Mac is comparable to Office for Windows now. Sorry, Apple, I will continue to advocate for your gear (because it is better) but I will advocate for MS Office. * Except Keynote! Keynote is way better than Power Point
I lost hours of work
by trausner on 2020/02/01 18:38
I am using this app in connection with the files app on my iPad Pro newest generation. Multiple times now I had the same problem. I’m working on a spreadsheet for hours with auto save on. Then I close, the current file, go into the file picker of the app, choose the same file again and it’s all gone... everything. Just lost. The file is back to the original before I started editing. Nothing I can do. I check the same file on the Apple file app, also the original. It’s like closing the file lead to all the data loss. I read on forums online that the same thing is happening to other people. This is a KNOWEN BUG! and why is this app still available without a fix. How is this even allowed? Hours of work are gone. Who is gonna replace them? Is Microsoft going to pay me for my losses?
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&#39;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&#39;t work unless I e mail it to myself and then print. They should send some updates that actually work.
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.
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!!
Entering formulas?
by QuantMike on 2019/10/19 23:03
Seems like a great idea to be able to open and edit your Excel files on your phone or iPad. I&#39;ve been using Excel for about a quarter century and never had that ability...how did I survive? Unfortunately, there is something squirrelly about the implementation...as far as I can tell, there is no way to actually enter formulas into a sheet. I can see formulas entered on the sheet when I built it on my desktop, but no way exists (as far as I can figure out) to enter the formula bar and type something. The store describes &#34;in-app purchases,&#34; so maybe you have to pay to get edit capability. In any event, view-only is still useful to me so two stars. Fix the implementation and make it possible to tap in the formula bar and type, and it becomes 4.5 or 5.
Excel - great tool
by Brian McNamara on 2019/07/20 23:18
Great tool for just about every project. First used Excel at Rockwell on a 1984 Macintosh; Rockwell upgraded to Macintosh Plus the next year. If my memory is accurate both Mac’s had Excel and Word plus one or 2 other programs that are now part of MS Office. I was lucky to have a visionary VP at Rockwell (technically North American Rockwell) who ultimately eliminated the entire word processor department so, we, as technical writers, were able to create and produce our own modification manuals (Space Shuttle upgrades and modifications). Excel was my favorite because it was easy to integrate formulas, perform calculations and copy-paste results into Word; thereby producing our own document. IMB was running MS Dos and Windows was Microsoft’s competition against the easy to use drop and drag Macintosh Plus. But both computers used Excel. I still use Excel in my own business as do my employees. Early experience has made Excel all the more valuable - this remains true 35 years later. Brian Peter McNamara, CFP, MST
You have broken it utility in last version
by CableDOC on 2020/03/31 23:28
I have been using Excel for 15 years, and 5 years on iPhone and iPad. I add data copied from Word, Outlook or Apple Mail into spreadsheets on a daily basis. I have been using the paste button in the FX field or inside a cell. Now, I cannot find the Paste function in either place when I hold down my finger. Occasionally I can past over a whole cell when the blue corners appear, but probably only 1:5 times—and each attempt forces me to go back to the original document and copy data again. This is especially true when I am copying multi line addresses, as when the blue corner paste function works, I make 4-5 cells of data, instead of the single cell with multiple lines as before. PLEASE FIX THIS SOON so I don’t have to go back to Numbers my data editing.
Keyboard transition from other apps in split screen
by User12.08.93 on 2020/10/28 21:13
My only real problem with this app is that when I use split screen and type something on the other app, I can’t go back and type in Excel most of the time. I can click on stuff and navigate around the ribbon, but cannot type in any cells. I have to close and reopen in split screen again in order to start typing in cells again. Not sure if this is a problem with my keyboard or this app. I use the Logitech Smart Keyboard/trackpad for iPad 8th/7th gen. The firmware is up to date, I just checked. I would really like to be able to click on Excel and my browser or any other app back and forth without closing and reopening the app.
Beautiful, but lacking function
by SounDavs on 2020/02/06 00:49
I am using Excel on iPad Pro 12.9. For certain basic features, which I would normally right-click then select “Format Cells” to access, there seems to be no equivalent functionality on the iPad version yet. For example, with a column of dates all in different formats, I can’t simply highlight all of them and change them to the same MM/DD/YYYY style at once. The same is true of currency formatting, etc. I also do not see any “paste link” functionality which would allow multiple Excel sheets to talk to one another and update my cells automatically as I input data. Styling borders without a “Format Cells”-like option is painstaking.
Need more different types of Agenda template
by Charlen_21 on 2019/10/18 16:38
There still some bugs needs to be fix such as codes charters in excel s are causes some speed issues for the OS 13 and more on the IPhone and IPAD. .We also need more agendas template with vibrant new colors, update types of Agenda with cells with date, attendee, the main topic, subtopics and minutes matching the agenda that one share in Office Note . Office Note needs a whole lot up dates . I wish I could work fo Microsoft in the Office 365 departments, I would move the company more in the 21 century and also the company stocks would jump up 75%more
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loved this app - before the update.
by @mb3rl!7 on 2019/09/22 18:02
My Excel app has stopped functioning at least 12 times in the last week. I use it multiple times a day, and after about 3 uses it now will not open at all until I delete and reinstall the app from my phone. The bug fixes from the last update have completely backfired. This would be a 5 star app for me if the last update did not completely obliterate meaningful functionality. Happy to re-review in the event they expedite and push through another update, but the significantly decreased usability has left me irritated, especially considering I pay for a subscription and for the extent to which I use the app in my day to day. I hoped updating my iOS software would alleviate the problem, but that is not the case.
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