I’ve been waiting a long time for a mobile spreadsheet application that can do more than just create basic data tables. Apple’s Numbers app for the iPad fits that bill. And now I’m happy to announce Vertex42’s new Spreadsheet Templates app which will give you access to a large collection of Numbers templates.
If you aren’t already familiar with the Numbers app, hop over to Apple.com and take a look at their description. Features like check boxes, steppers, sliders, and pop-up menus in addition to the impressive charts makes Numbers quite a powerful tool.
The Numbers app comes with only a very small number of templates, and because it is such a vastly different tool from Excel, not many Excel templates can be directly imported into Numbers without a loss of data or functionality.
Instead of having users navigate Vertex42.com to download templates for Numbers, we’ve created a free app that let’s you easily browse our gallery of templates, then load them directly into Numbers. Some are free, and others can be unlocked via in-app purchases. Hopefully, the in-app purchases will help us recover the cost of creating the app and redesigning the templates.