Is there a better type of spreadsheet?
May 20, 2013 11:40 AM Subscribe
I'd like to make a spreadsheet, which would include not just text but images and sets of tags, and maybe other interesting fields of information. Is there a better spreadsheet out there which is more flexible and more like a database?
posted by htid to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For example, what I'd like to include in a spreadsheet is:
- images, so that as you scroll through, you can see an image (e.g. a thumbnail) in each entry
- tags, so that a single field could contain multiple tags (or multiple of anything) and there'd be an option to search or categorize within those tags.
Excel and Google Docs Spreadsheets (afaik) don't support images, and each field is supposed to basically contain one thing rather than a list. You can use hacks/kludges to make a field act like a list, but it's not straightforward. Or maybe I just don't know how to use Excel well enough.
I'm wondering if there is some kind of software that's a spreadsheet 2.0, that supports different types of information. Maybe something with plugins? Web based / web interface would be nice to have also.
Thanks for any pointers!