Spreadsheet.com Shutting Down? Alternatives?

Just saw that spreadsheet.com is shutting down. Wild that a company that raised $5.5M wasn't able to "achieve venture scale growth." Especially wild since that was a massive market. Googling really quick, and it looks like according to askwonder.com, there are 750 million to 2 billion people in the world who use either Google Sheets or Excel. Google Suite, which includes Google Sheets, is used by approximately 2 billion users every month, while Microsoft Excel has an estimated 750 million to 1.2 billion monthly users globally.

I'm not enamored by big tech (yes, including Microsoft Excel). I think most are old and clunky. Does anyone have advice on alternatives besides Google Suite? I'm thinking about going with https://www.thebricks.com/ or https://www.zoho.com/sheet/. Any others I should consider?

8 points | by limrod631 11 days ago

7 comments

  • k310 11 days ago
    I am not familiar with spreadsheet.com but look at these as possibilities.

    Zoho Office works on the desktop and online. Free for individuals. (you mentioned it)

    https://www.zoho.com/officesuite/

    Apple office apps work online, and collaboratively. You probably don't need an iCloud plus account, just the free one, I think.

    https://www.icloud.com/numbers/

    https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud/numbers-mm000eaf41fd/...

    They are MS-compatible.

  • gorkemcetin 11 days ago
    Where is this announced exactly? Can't see it on their web page.
    • KomoD 11 days ago
      They sent out emails.

      "We are sorry to share that we have made the difficult decision to shut down the Spreadsheet.com service, effective May 31, 2024."

  • hopelesss 10 days ago
    There are some alternatives. Here's an overview:

    https://www.colea.com/blog/new-generation-of-excel-alternati...

  • is_true 11 days ago
    Have you tried Google sheets? It's the best out there, IMO.

    The only issue is that it could disappear in a few months, but I don't think google would kill their MS Office competitor, which is doing more than fine.

  • altdataseller 11 days ago
    Can’t they just sell the domain and recoup all their costs? That domain is probably worth at least a few million
    • MikeyRobertson 11 days ago
      There is a very active aftermarket for domain sales. So I'm sure they would be able to sell off this asset. Not sure it would be in the millions. But definitely in the 6-figures (US$xxx,xxx) range.

      That's one thing about premium domain names, even if the company fails, the domain name is still valuable and more often than note, appreciates in value with time.

      The cost of high end domain names continues to increase. An example, both Connect.com and Chat.com sold for $10M+ in the last few years.

    • KomoD 11 days ago
      A few million? Definitely not worth that much.
  • rfarley04 11 days ago
    Rows.com does some pretty interesting stuff with third-party integrations
    • limrod631 11 days ago
      Ty - checking them out rn.
  • cpach 11 days ago
    Airtable?