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Numbers

Spreadsheet application for data visualization

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I love using Numbers on my iMac whenever I need to do anything with money, or anything that needs to be organized. It's great for any budget or invoice.
Apple Number's ended up a good choice for me as it broadly does fulfill most of my needs functionality-wise at no additional cost (since I already own Apple products including their cloud storage).

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A solid spreadsheet tool with missing features

Reviewed 3 years ago

It was a solid and reliable piece of software, and you can't beat the low price of Free. Using it involved some gymnastics from time to time, dealing with the fact that Excel is still the dominant software in this space. I would recommend this, if you are simply looking to do some spreadsheets for yourself at home, and don't anticipate to need any crazy or specific features, and also don't plan on collaborating with a team of people who primarily use Excel.

Pros

This was my introduction to spreadsheets, instead of Excel, as it was built into the Mac ecosystem. As a first-time spreadsheet user, many many years ago, it was easy to use, intuitive and made sense. As opposed to Excel, which has a "canvas" that is 100% spreadsheet (the canvas is all cells and your data can go anywhere), Numbers operates on a "table" basis, with an infinite canvas. It allows you...

Cons

The main con of this software is that it's not Excel. It sounds stupid, but in using both Numbers and Excel for separate purposes, the differences are clear. Having to transition around and around from the industry-standard​ Excel to Numbers, which operates just on a slightly different basis can be jarring. Numbers, at the time of writing, was also missing some handy features, such as solving, data analysis, and additional plugins. The exporting into Excel, for those people that don't use Mac, could result in some data being jumbled if using complicated Numbers-specific formulas or formats. The same is true for the other way, as most people won't send you a Numbers document, but an Excel document.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Spreadsheet Tool, MS Excel Alternative

Reviewed a year ago

Numbers has given me an affordable and convenient way to manage and analyze data. This has allowed me to grow and develop my business and generally makes my life much easier!

Pros

This is a great tool for keeping track of any simple or complex data lists and databases. Whether I'm creating a way to keep track of clients, products, projects, or even generate infographics and analyze numbers and data, I turn to Numbers, both in my professional and personal life. When needed, it is very simple to export files to PDF, CSV, PSV, or Excel and upload to wherever I like. Unlike MS Excel, this software is very affordable and doesn't require you to pay for access every year, and unlike Google Sheets, you can access this tool when you're offline and have a much broader selection of functions at your disposal.

Cons

Various functions and tools on Numbers are not the same as in MS Excel, so if you're working with someone who has the more widely-used software, there are occasionally some compatibility issues.

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Does the job for reviewing and simple revisions; but far away from complex work

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I find it very innovative for mobile platforms. Somehow it was required at least to view documents while you are on the go. Apple hardware is expensive; but at least numbers is free to use and gives you the basic tools just to make you create simple files, make some modifications or review them in general. I do prefer to using excel; but its still good to use numbers while I'm away from the office; yes it's features are limited; but still fun to use.

Pros

I think it's innovative for touchscreens. Interaction with the screen is good enough. For instance, you can add columns and rows by grabbing the end of a row and drag. You can tap and hold to make multi selection. It's also simplistic; so not cause your eyes to become tired after some time of usage. I think it's really useful foe simple daily type of documents; e.g. simple accounting tables, product lists, feature tables...As it's saved to cloud, as long as you have connection, you can continue from where you've left.

Cons

If you're using mobile app; I don't think the interface is good enough. Many functions such as hiding columns, removing duplicates or selective highlighting are limited for iPhone or iPad versions. Another issue is that low compatibility with excel files or previous version of numbers files. Especially, if you try to import complex excel files, then definitely you'll have an issue. Another issue is that if you don't have high speed internet connection, it can take some time to import files from cloud. Last of all, I personally find it difficult to work on iPad or iPhone screen. May be we got used to computers too much...However it still works for simple documents; like lists or tables.

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An Excellent Free Alternative to Excel

Reviewed 2 years ago

Numbers is an excellent alternative to Excel, and you certainly can't beat the price tag of free! It integrates seamlessly into the Apple suite of business programs, and provides many of the same functionalities that users familiar with the Microsoft Office suite have come to expect. There are some limitations when it comes to navigation and file formatting, but those are easily forgivable when you consider this is a free option. I use Numbers often and would recommend it to anyone who is a Mac user.

Pros

*Similar functionalities as Excel *A wide array of functions, equations, organizational structures *An easy to navigate user interface that feels very "Apple" *It comes prepackaged free with most iMacs/Macbooks *Able to export to an .xls file if necessary for sharing with Microsoft users

Cons

*While it offers many of the same functionalities as Excel, some of the same features are organized in a completely different way, which means navigation/implementation isn't always intuitive. *While the design feels very "Apple," it can sometimes look over-simplistic for those more familiar with Excel. *There aren't as many third-party applications that recognize the Numbers default file format.

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Numbers it is more than your usual spreadsheet

Reviewed 6 months ago

I love Numbers, more than a spreadsheet, it is designed to get involved in your general life. I started to use it just for work but now I've found it pretty useful to keep organized my life. It cost me a bit to learn all the tools but now I'm creating more and more, saving me time that I can use now for better and more enjoyable activities

Pros

I love the diversity of preformulated spreadsheets. I can use it beyond my job and create a routine for my daily needs and expenses. The creation of new formats, and formulas is easy and very intuitive. It has many tools and options not just related to the style and general format but for automatization and simple programming.

Cons

It is a bit complicated to get used to how it works. It requires more training time but is totally worth it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A capable Excel-alternative for the rest of us

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's much easier to use than the alternatives, gets you started faster and all-in-all has saved me so much time over the years.

Pros

Numbers is a capable Excel alternative that's easier to use, faster and produces documents / spreadsheets that are clearer, better looking and more presentable than that of the industry standard software. It covers all the basic features you could need to do anything from quick "back of the envelope" calculations to financial planning and even planning out development, cost and revenue of product development. Getting started with Numbers is by far easier than getting into Excel and it lets you be productive right from the get-go. Also, it comes free with most new Mac's purchased.

Cons

While it is a capable alternative, true "spreadsheet-warriors" will still need to rely on the table-behemoth that is Excel. It simply doesn't have all the features of Excel and it doesn't support Microsoft's .xlsx format perfectly, which means that you can't efficiently communicate and share your tables with those people who do use Excel anyway.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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For Apple User Numbers for others Excel

Reviewed 3 years ago

Since it is a free and pre-installed software for Apple, Preferred to use in Apple products. Works with most of daily works.

Pros

It is a free software that comes with all the apple products. It's very cost effective suitable to use the same. It has many functions we can create spreadsheets, charts, graphs and many more. Look and feel is different than windows excel but in a positive way.

Cons

It misses many features comparing to excel. Macros use and formula application is not present and not compatible. Few of excel formats are not supported by it due to which working on two different product is difficult.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My preferred spreadsheet program

Reviewed 3 months ago

Numbers has made me quite pleased. Charts are simply added to pages and easy to modify. Strong export choices and a stable product make this a powerful application that is also extremely economical given that it is free. It is also quite fast and, for the most part, straightforward to use.

Pros

With Numbers, I can keep track of inventory, sales expenses, and even projects. It opens microsoft excel files without an issue.

Cons

The only disadvantage I can think of is that if you are used to Microsoft, Numbers will be very puzzling at first.

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Good, but not as good as google sheets and Excel is still the best

Reviewed 6 months ago

Tried it out because Apple just always seems to have better products, but I found it limiting in its ease of use, ease of collaboration. Comparable to google sheets, but not as good as Excel - especially when used with Microsoft teams.

Pros

Firstly, the price, when you have an apple product this comes free, but so is google sheets. Google sheets is more universal, anyone can use and it's in the cloud and allows better collaboration. Excel, especially if used with Microsoft teams for collaboration is still the best.

Cons

Takes a lot of getting used to, doesn't have the same level of complex computations that Excel allows. Comparable to google sheets in that they are both perfectly fine for simple operations, but for anything need at the corporate scale, Excel is still the best.

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The 'best' spreadsheet --- most of the time.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

You can't discuss spreadsheets without reference to Excel -- the leading product and the best thing Microsoft ever created. Numbers is not to be compared with Excel -- if you are a power user! Excel has too many features and functions. But, 'for light use' Numbers is terrific. Easy to use, lighter and faster and 'prettier' than excel. I do simple reports every week and I do them in Numbers because I can get a better-looking result, faster. ALso, number has that cool sliding cell format... so you can have some analysis complete but leave a slider (not a value) for one of the parameters and quickly demonstrate its effect on the final result. Really, all spreadsheeets should have this.

Cons

It just lacks the scale a power to do 'major' analysis. There are so many features in excel like vlookups, pivot, etc. that are not included. It's a spreadsheet for 90% of your use cases. Not all of them.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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excel with numbers

Reviewed 8 months ago

easy to use. click and fill. it doesn't move my numbers around or change them.

Pros

I find it fairly easy to use. I don't use it everyday like i marked. I use it as i need. I wish I could give more info but it suits my needs.

Cons

I didn't buy the software, i bought the computer that came with it. A bonus. It's an expensive purchase and then to have to buy or rent software. I'm glad i don't have to with this one.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Works well but less intuitive then MS Excel

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Works well and and came free on my mac book so it is much cheaper then paying for Microsoft suite to use Excel. I use this or my company invoices and adding up charges.

Cons

A few cons with the program is that it is less intuitive than Excel. For instance it is hard to find where you change the format of the cell from regular numbers to currency format. Also most businesses I encounter don't have Numbers software so I have to make an extra step to export the document into a pdf or other format that is more universally readable when I send the document to other companies like for billing invoicing purposes.

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Great for standard software

Reviewed 3 years ago

The software is included with apple products so that makes it obviously affordable. It’s quite user friendly and once you get past the learning curve if you are coming from excel it is functional for everything you could use it for.

Pros

It is simple and easy to use and has so many shortcuts that make creating documents simple and take very little time. The charting options are appealing and errors are easy to correct.

Cons

There is a learning curve when coming to this software from excel. There are definitely features in excel that I miss having or possibly haven’t discovered yet. Hard to collaborate with others on documents created in this software when they use excel.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great program with a steep learning curve

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall the software is great and if you can quickly overcome the learning curve it is well worth it!

Pros

The features and functions of the software are fantastic. It is far superior to the leading competitors' software in that aspect. It is also much cheaper. The templates it offers are such a wide variety and super useful as well.

Cons

The steep learning curve is really the only downfall to this software. If you are comfortable using Mac software that will reduce the curve dramatically but if you are used to using another similar product it may take some time for you to figure out where to find the commands to do the simplest of actions.

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Spreadsheets with a kick

Reviewed 3 years ago

A great alternative for non PC users that want to be able to use the power of spreadsheets without having to go for Excel and the whole MS Office suite. Very affordable too! Constant updates and usability features.

Pros

Since I am a Mac user, Numbers comes naturally for me. I like that it is a mix between an actual spreadsheet and a Pages or Keynote document, enabling me to create very graphic reports and numerical presentations. It mixes and matches perfectly with other Mac products.

Cons

As a former Excel user (when it comes to spreadsheets) I find it hard to locate some features in Numbers. It needs a learning curve because the layout is very flexible, and you need to be familiar with the Mac suite apps.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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best tool of analyzing data for small businesses

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

I'm a small business owner who needed to manage and analyze data for myself. I spent many hours scrolling through spreadsheets and piecing together the data on my own, but numbers has given me an affordable and convenient way to do it. The interface is easy to use and its free. There are so many great features that make it easy for me to analyze all data

Cons

Its free and it offers a lot, so cant complain about it.

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Numers app

Reviewed 2 years ago

The most useful feature would be it's cost effective ($0.00, yes, it's free!!), and for most users you won't have to invest in another solution like MS Excel, which will require some money. As I said Numbers can help sorting and digging on data real quick with it's most common features. It's easy to use when you get the hold of it. You can create graphs, and use complex formulas as well. We use it to share files we all work on in the cloud. Give it a try, after all, it is included with all Apple devices and if you are a Windows fan, well, you can download it for free!

Pros

It is really useful to have a spreadsheet app you can use in a Mac or even on the phone. It can also open basic Excel files, useful when on the go and no Excel option is available.

Cons

On the mobile version is a bit more basic, so advance features are not available or reduced version of its Mac cousin. It is also a bit difficult to find a feature when compared to Excel's name (over 90% of the people would know what you are talking about when they hear Pivot table, but will have no clue when you say a Smart Category).

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A decently capable spreadsheet tool for Mac users

Reviewed a year ago

Apple Number's ended up a good choice for me as it broadly does fulfill most of my needs functionality-wise at no additional cost (since I already own Apple products including their cloud storage).

Pros

- Free to use across all my devices (without privacy concerns) - Mobile and tablet apps feel more easy to use vs the competition - Free cloud sync (if already on Apple iCloud service) - Great basic templates to get started - Good graphical representation options for data

Cons

- Lack of many useful functions/features that are present in MS Excel - Demands relearning functions/shortcuts if moving from MS Excel and hence not easy to use initially

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Numbers by Apple Review

Reviewed a year ago

I have used Excel for probably close to 2 decades- First started playing with this on my iPhone and have been learning as I go- On Excel I would consider myself an advanced/power use- Learning Numbers has been a little more difficult especially as you are use to a certain process- But as with all things Apple once you learn a technique it becomes a very linear process!

Pros

Very fast product- I would say for the most part it is easy to use- Stable product and options for exporting are solid- I would call this a powerful program and being that it is free very affordable!

Cons

As with other Apple items, I find this only functions well within the Apple eco-system of devices- Some of the options I would like to include are a tad fuzzy until you play with them a bit- For better or worse as a lifelong PC guy, this is normal to me so to speak with Apple products

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A perfect free alternative to Microsoft Excel

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Numbers is free if you own a Mac, and that's hard to beat. Considering the cost of Microsoft Excel, this is a no brainer for Mac owners. The software does an excellent job with reading/writing Microsoft Excel sheets/documents.

Cons

On occasion, there are compatibility issues with conversion to Microsoft Excel documents.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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No need to buy an expensive office suite

Reviewed 8 months ago

Numbers has been my goto spreadsheet for many many years because it simply does what it needs to do without being cumbersome.

Pros

Like most Apple products the software is easy to use. I do basic spreadsheet functions and Numbers allows me to accomplish my work easily.

Cons

Some of the more advanced spreadsheet functions are harder to find.

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Apple numbers allows me to have all the functionality of Microsoft Excel without spending a lot!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The similar functionality to Microsoft Excel. The price compared to Microsoft Excel. The ease of use. Vast amount of templates built into Numbers so you don't have to go searching the internet for them. Ability to have a single document which has multiple tables. A single page is able to have multiple charts and sub tables. Which excel can't do.

Cons

I wish there was a dark mode where the application would be black theme! Sometimes when I open excel sheets in Numbers its not exactly the same as would have been in Excel. Apple is getting better at fixing this but its not 100% yet. Number is lacking in some of the power features that excel has but a lot of people don't use them. Maybe only 5% of users would have issue with this. Numbers is more geared towards presentation of data instead of analysis. The lack of pivot tables.

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It's good, if you don't have access to Excel

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's alright. Good for personal use. Free for Mac users. No necessarily an amazing product like Excel.

Pros

I have used Numbers since I got my first Macbook. Since this comes free with my Mac, it has been very convenient. Especially since there is no price tag attached to it for Mac users. It's fairly simple. If you are an excel user, it would be an easy transition.

Cons

If you have used Excel, especially advanced functionality and features, you would miss a lot. While it is great for personal use and small data files, it is of no comparison to Excel. Excel files ess up when opened in it (especially with advanced functions). Now that Office is available online on google docs, I don't see the reason to use this software. I use it as a backup when I have no internet and I have to create a spreadsheet.

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Easy to use, does it's job well

Reviewed 4 years ago

Its (at least for me) easier to use than Microsoft Excel. Its easy to use. That's a huge benefit.

Pros

Works really nice across all my devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook). I LOVE the sharing feature (working with multiple people on the same document).

Cons

I do not like the web application that much. Its cool for people without an apple product but some basic features like copy and paste style are missing. (Just the style, not the text etc) When working with diagrams: Creating a diagram is easy. But it is really hard to configure the axis and labels for the axis. For example I would like to have a diagram that shows the measured voltage as its Y-value...

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Free version of Excel

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use numbers more for personal stuff like finances.

Pros

I've never been a pro with spreadsheets, but numbers makes it easy. If you have an Apple device, you should have Numbers.

Cons

There are some features/tools that don't exist in Numbers that do exist in Excel, but you can't complain with the price.