Google Announces limited test on Google Labs: Google Spreadsheets
June 6, 2006
Today Google launched a limited test of Google Spreadsheets on Google Labs, our
technology playground where we showcase a few of our favorite ideas that aren't
quite ready for prime time. Google Spreadsheets is a free, secure service that enables
users to quickly and easily create, store and share basic spreadsheets on the web.
Designed for users who create basic spreadsheets that need to be shared or updated
by several contributors, Google Spreadsheets enables:
Google Spreadsheets will be available to a limited number of users on the Google
Labs page at labs.google.com. We will regularly send invitations to users on the
waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Increased accessibility: Spreadsheets are securely stored on the web so
that they can be accessed from any computer. Using Google Spreadsheets on the
web also avoids the need to install any software on the local computer.
- Real-time collaboration: Google Spreadsheets can be shared, updated and
edited by several users at the same time, in real-time, saving users from the
hassle of manually consolidating multiple spreadsheets from others. Users can
also chat while editing or viewing the same spreadsheet and control who may
edit and view their shared spreadsheets by listing the specific people by email
- Easy importing: Users can upload spreadsheets or information from other
desktop applications (.CSV and .XLS formats supported) with a click of a button.
For more information please see today's Google Blog post at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/its-nice-to-share.html.