I want to update spreadsheets through my apple devices. How?
January 10, 2012 2:57 PM Subscribe
Spreadsheet sadness on iphone/ipad. How to update a spreadsheet through these devices?
posted by The ____ of Justice to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Actual decent, sync-capable spreadsheet apps for iphone...do any exist?
So, I've looked through previous askme questions and I'm hoping there is some progress on the spreadsheet front for the iphone and ipad. I've looked through the various spreadsheet apps and it seems all of them have serious issues.
My situation: I've got a spreadsheet that I made on google docs. I need to update it daily through an ipad and iphone, but the editing window is TERRIBLE through those devices. I lose info, whether or not I use the mobile or desktop-style options.
I was wondering if I should:
A) get NUMBERS for my laptop, and try to update the spreadsheet through the Numbers app for the iphone/ipad. (Potential issue: people say the syncing capabilities are very crap.)
B) get EXCEL for my laptop, and try to update the spreadsheet through an Excel-capable app on the iphone/ipad.
C) find an iphone/ipad app that is actually able to edit google spreadsheets in a decent, non-buggy way (I've searched and searched to no avail.)
The spreadsheet isn't that complicated, but it does have 200+ rows, and several columns have conditional formatting. I can ditch the conditional formatting if I absolutely have to do it.
I am tearing my hair out trying to find a working solution. Perhaps the iphone/ipad not really meant for people who need to work on spreadsheets?
Any help or experience appreciated. Thank you.