Many who know me may know that I’ve always had a “thing” for spreadsheets and data. For years now, I’ve offered the occasional VBA article with a few tips and tricks to do funky things in Excel, like automatically sending emails from inside of Excel, exporting tasks from Outlook to Excel, or otherwise using Excel to manage your life.
I am ashamed to admit that I’ve only recently decided to start experimenting with Google Spreadsheets, and what I’ve discovered is that whatever allure or power Excel had over me due to the amazing things you could do with VBA scripting, is completely overshadowed by the awesomeness of the sorts of things you can do inside of Google Spreadsheets.
After playing around with Google Spreadsheets for just a few weeks, I can barely contain my excitement. Many of the things I’ve discovered one can do, I plan to cover in future articles. However, as a quick preview let me say — since Google Spreadsheets is an online application — it is far easier to integrate it with many of the online tools and services that you already use, like data from websites, information from other Google Spreadsheets, information from (or to) emails, and a whole lot more.
Honestly, I feel like a kid in a candy store here.
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc