MiniExcel

MiniExcel 2.3.159

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Handle spreadsheets on your Blackberry

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PROS

  • Familiar user environment
  • Can be synchronised with Excel
  • Comprehensive built-in help

CONS

  • Lacks advanced data processing features

Very good
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This program can no longer be downloaded. You can look for alternatives in Office Apps for Blackberry.

Do you sometimes wish you could file those last-minute expenses on the train to work? Wish you could get your maths homework done on the school bus? Well, perhaps it's worth investing in a mobile spreadsheet app such as MiniExcel.

As its name suggests, the program equips Java-based phones with a functional spreadhseet tool a à la Excel. The software supports a variety of data formats and can cope with a range of simple formulas. One of the great boons of MiniExcel is that it can be synchronised with MS Excel or Quicken on your PC.

The wonderful user interface reminded me a lot of the heavywight Microsoft spreadsheet app itself. The input of cell information, formatting and formulas is all very familiar, save for the fact that your using the numeric keys on your phone.

It's all pretty simple to use and you get a built-in assistant within MiniExcel which explains the input methods and how to construct formulas in the program. Although data sheets are saved in the program's own format, you can use an external program called Connection Manager to synchronise with Excel or Quicken.

MiniExcel is a surprisingly functional spreadsheet tool for the mobile platform, though it lacks some of the more advanced features of its PC-based rivals, such as the ability to set up complex macros. If you're doing lots of work, or if you want to create large sheets then it gets a bit awkward given the fact that typing data is a lot slower and the screen is much smaller than you'd get on a PC.

Nevertheless, for working on smaller documents or viewing Excel sheets on the move, MiniExcel represents a great solution.

MiniExcel is a portable spreadsheet program for Java enabled mobile phone and BlackBerry handheld. It helps you to keep track of your money, expenses, budget and anything you like wherever you are.

MiniExcel is small and yet powerful. It supports common arithmetic calculations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and power, scientific functions like SIN, COS, TAN, LOG, LN, etc. See the next section for a complete list of features.

With support of currency and percentage, you can easily calculate government and service taxes, maintain your shopping list and prices, input your daily or monthly expenses. The process is simple once you have setup your formula. You can work with the aid of Quick Number Edit to input date and number (including currency, decimal number and percentage) quickly.

Some features of MiniExcel include:

  • Optimized for small and portable mobile phone.
  • 26 columns (A to Z) and 99 rows (1 - 99). No resize is required. Number of cells can be used that depends on available free memory.
  • Arithmetic calculations: addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*), division (/) and power (^).
  • Relational operators: equal to (=), not equal to (<>), greater than (>), smaller than (<), greater and equal to (>=) and smaller and equal to (<=).
  • Supported functions: SUM, IF, AND, OR, NOT, ABS, SIN, COS, TAN, ASIN, ACOS, ATAN, POWER, LOG, LN, EXP, SQRT, INT, ROUND, COUNT, AVERAGE, RAND, NOW, TODAY, DATE, TIME, DATEVALUE, TIMEVALUE, YEAR, MONTH, DAY, HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND, PI and E.
  • Supported data type: decimal value, currency, percentage, date/time, boolean and string.
  • String concatenation (&).
  • Auto alignment based on data type.
  • Custom format for number, currency and date/time.
  • Cut/copy a cell or a range of cells to clipboard, paste it to any target cell location.
  • Insert/delete column/row.
  • Set column width.
  • Quick Number Edit. Input date and number like currency, decimal value and percentage easily with this feature.
  • Function Key. Function key is similar to windows system's shortcut key. With combination number of keys pressed, certain function will be triggered and run. You will find this feature handy for you to work with your data.
  • Internet enabled. You can download and upload your data to a server.
  • Integrates with Excel and Quicken.

A good spreadhseet program for Blackberry.