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Microsoft Excel: View, Edit, & Create Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel: View, Edit, & Create Spreadsheets

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Create powerful spreadsheets. Easily edit documents and collaborate on the go.

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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By CS Dwyer
    I've got Excel on my desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. I use it every day, all day. The subscription with all the apps and storage is a great value for my family of users. The only thing keeping my from 5 stars is that it is missing a dark theme. The Android version is painful to use in the dark and really behind the times.
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  • Good when it’s working Jan 26, 2018

    By Sundlie
    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.
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  • So far, so good Feb 27, 2020

    By Urahmus
    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...
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Shannon Precourt
    I love this app when I have to make a quick spreadsheet but I'm not able to use my computer! So convenient and free! It has pretty much all of the features that regular Microsoft excel has. The only slightly negative thing is that it's sometimes hard on a phone because it's such a small workspace, but you get used to it quite quickly.
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  • You will lose your work!!! Don’t buy Nov 26, 2017

    By ABelieber
    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.
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  • Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription?? Jan 12, 2019

    By Ya, right.
    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.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Vinny O'Dowd
    It's convenient and pretty good. Doesn't have all the functionality of full Excel, which is okay, but I don't understand why some "common" features are not included. Multiple issues with file sharing and the app not indicating work wasn't saved. In some cases, I didn't get notified until 1.5 months after the initial issue.
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Rachael Frye
    Worst spreadsheet app. Every single option is as unintuitive it possibly could be. The undo option also apparently undoes EVERY thing you did in the application no matter how long ago you put it in and saved it. Insert something by mistake, can't just undo, it will make your entire work disapear.
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  • Don’t use this if you need it to work... Dec 19, 2019

    By Wrlitzr
    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...
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Megan
    What's the point? I knew there were in-app purchases before downloading, but nowhere did it say "Subscription Required to use ANYTHING"! Why can't you just be truthful and say right up front that a subscription is required to do anything in the app. I wasted the time downloading and signing up for something, just for it to say it's useless without a monthly subscription. There needs to be a CLEARER indication on these apps that something like this is required! SMH
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  1. Conquer the spreadsheet today! Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excel's easy to use modern templates
  2. The one and only spreadsheet/workbook program that lets you create, view, edit, and share your files with others quickly and easily
  3. Make notes, highlight, create shapes, or write math equations on your spreadsheets using the Draw tab feature on all touch-screen devices

Reviewed by Kaylin on August 27, 2018

  • Good when it’s working Jan 26, 2018

    By Sundlie
    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.
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  • So far, so good Feb 27, 2020

    By Urahmus
    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...
    more
  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Shannon Precourt
    I love this app when I have to make a quick spreadsheet but I'm not able to use my computer! So convenient and free! It has pretty much all of the features that regular Microsoft excel has. The only slightly negative thing is that it's sometimes hard on a phone because it's such a small workspace, but you get used to it quite quickly.
    more
  • Dec 20, 2020

    By Joseph Zomuanpuia
    When I'm in need of a sheet first thing that comes into my mind is Excel. I have changed alot of phone since there's smartphone and also I always have Excel on my phone. Good for memorize important task and list, it helped me alot. Well, I'm glad that i used this for my business. Hope everyone will like it as much as i do. I appreciate, that i can be your Excel User. Hope you like it, #World.
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  • Love me some Excel Jun 11, 2018

    By Scarlet in the Living Room
    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.
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  • Dec 29, 2020

    By CS Dwyer
    I've got Excel on my desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. I use it every day, all day. The subscription with all the apps and storage is a great value for my family of users. The only thing keeping my from 5 stars is that it is missing a dark theme. The Android version is painful to use in the dark and really behind the times.
    more
  • Some of the iOS limitations are puzzling Jan 6, 2019

    By e-book lover
    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.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Susan
    Very useful for viewing or minor editing, but not for creating. The app has been very helpful, but I've had some challenges using it on a phone. Some features are harder to find or use, some are missing entirely.
  • Functional but one issue Jan 21, 2020

    By Great Lake Sailor
    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!
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  • Perfect for on the Fly Dec 5, 2018

    By Hungry for Chicken
    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.
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  • You will lose your work!!! Don’t buy Nov 26, 2017

    By ABelieber
    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.
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  • Love Excel, despise recent changes Oct 11, 2017

    By Batgirl0520
    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.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Wayne Coutts
    Needs more of the desktop functionality, not intuitive, needs pop up help captions. Works reasonably, don't like being constantly reminded to upgrade. And chrst, stop making the toolbars disappear, how about navigation help so when you want to save the file, you can find the option from the desktop.
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  • Please FIX the apple pencil support Apr 9, 2019

    By RMKang
    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.
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  • Love Excel but having issues on IPad Jul 24, 2019

    By !BabyGirl89!
    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.
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  • Why do I suddenly need a Office 360 subscription?? Jan 12, 2019

    By Ya, right.
    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.
    more
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Vinny O'Dowd
    It's convenient and pretty good. Doesn't have all the functionality of full Excel, which is okay, but I don't understand why some "common" features are not included. Multiple issues with file sharing and the app not indicating work wasn't saved. In some cases, I didn't get notified until 1.5 months after the initial issue.
    more
  • Dec 23, 2020

    By C Wong
    Random black and white patchs, like 5.2 cell by 8.3 cell in the spreadsheet. Yeah you read it right, only part of the cell are affected. At times although there is internet, where outlook get new emails and update, spreadsheet just not update. (I did a power automate so excel sheet should be update within a minute after receiving certain emails). There isn't seem to be a way to refresh or see when was last updated. New issues. Some Excel from the same folder open, some don't.
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  • Dec 2, 2020

    By Evan Brennan-White
    I really like this app, and it still works a lot better than it's alternatives, but a recent update forces the enter button to split the text into a new row within the cell. As someone who uses enter on both desktop and thia mobile app to move down to my next row for data entry, this update is very debilitating. I don't believe this change should have been implemented without the option to treat the enter button normally.
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  • Can’t update on Unlimited ATT and Verizon plans Aug 13, 2018

    By BestAppsUser
    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
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  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Rachael Frye
    Worst spreadsheet app. Every single option is as unintuitive it possibly could be. The undo option also apparently undoes EVERY thing you did in the application no matter how long ago you put it in and saved it. Insert something by mistake, can't just undo, it will make your entire work disapear.
    more
  • Don’t use this if you need it to work... Dec 19, 2019

    By Wrlitzr
    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...
    more
  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Megan
    What's the point? I knew there were in-app purchases before downloading, but nowhere did it say "Subscription Required to use ANYTHING"! Why can't you just be truthful and say right up front that a subscription is required to do anything in the app. I wasted the time downloading and signing up for something, just for it to say it's useless without a monthly subscription. There needs to be a CLEARER indication on these apps that something like this is required! SMH
    more
  • Miserable app Jun 22, 2020

    By Floatsflyer
    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.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Allen Auchenbaugh
    On a Samsung tab A7 I try to open an Excel file and get told to install the FREE Microsoft Excel app. After it is installed it says "To edit or save changes a subscription to Office 365 is required." Since when does a FREE subscription cost $85.00 a year. Samsung and/or Microsoft are SCREWED UP. UN-installing! Cheep B...tards.
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