Budget, Calculate and Track With Notes.xls Tiny Spreadsheet

Total Score:  28.5

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Notes.xls tiny spreadsheet is an extremely useful app – especially if you are an excel fan – as I am. I find this app easier to use on the iPhone than Apple’s Number app or Microsoft Excel. It is definitely for use with only two-column sheets, but that leaves a lot of functionality.


Price Rating = 5     Free.   This is your lucky day – this app is free!

Ease of Use Rating = 5     During my test I found the app easy to use. The options are clear and functional.

 Readability Rating = 5        This is one of the best features of this app. It is far more readable than the competition.  

Will You Use It Rating = 5     I know I will. I find excel more intuitive than the average calculator.  And, when you add the “to do” list functionality, it’a a winner.

  Downsides Rating =0     It is not a downside, but you need to be aware this app only allows two columns. If you need more, you need another app. I think you’ll find plenty of uses with just the two columns.

  Consumer Review Rating = 3.5     This app does not have a lot of reviews. Over half are four or five star. I look forward to more people giving it a try and offering their thoughts. Some people complained about a lack of cursor or only two columns.

 Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5     This another tool in your app toolbox. It has a lot of the functionality of excel without the complexity.

How does it work? 

  1. When you open the app you see a sample worksheet that demonstrates most of the functionality.
  2. Cells scale/size based in the text size as you type.
  3. Swipe left to insert or delete a row.
  4. All numbers are gray.  By double tapping a cell you can enter either text, numbers or functions.
  5. You can add images to a cell to help remind you of a task or topic.
  6. You share the list to others as an excel spreadsheet (.xlsx format).

I did the majority of my testing on the iPhone, but it works well on the iPad as well. I have tested this off and on for a month and find it helpful and really easy to use. Easy to use equals more use.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Devices:  This app can be used on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It requires iOS 7.0 or later. The app is being sold by Vladimir Chernatkin.  If you need any support for the app, you can drop them an email.

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