Well it looks like Google is back up to it with the pre-pre-release of Google Spreadsheets . Given the fact that I haven't gotten into the preview yet I can't say from personal experience but this looks like a killer app (literally and figuratively).
Particularly intriguing about this offering is the heavy focus on collaboration, something that feels oddly missing from the recent Google Notebook. So far I really like what I see in the works and I hope Google brings this approach to all their applications.
Many have said but none have been able to prove that Google is writing a web-based office suite that would compete with Microsoft, the first move was their acquisition of Writely, and now this. Google has positioned itself with a partial office suite that would easily compete with Microsoft. Let's review:
- Gmail + Calendar + Chat + Notebook = MS Outlook
- Writely = MS Word
- Google Spreadsheets = MS Excel
- Google Pages = MS Frontpage