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SSuite Accel Spreadsheet

By SSuite Office Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 16, 2011

Accel Spreadsheet is part of SSuite Office, a freeware alternative to Microsoft Office. Accel is to SSuite as Excel is to Office, functioning equally well in both standalone and integrated mode. Accel can save files in Excel format as well as text, CSV, and native formats, making it widely compatible not only with Excel but also other spreadsheets and financial tools. While we could open and edit most of the Excel formatted files we created with Accel, the free tool couldn't access Excel files created in Office 2010. However, the capability to create files Excel can open is more important than the capability to edit Excel-created files.

Accel's layout closely resembles earlier versions of Excel, as does nearly every other spreadsheet tool out there; like a business suit, uniformity has advantages in business software. Accel lacks Excel's ribbon-style toolbar and packs fewer features, but we don't want to imply that it's lacking in any real sense. Far from it: it's a full-featured, enterprise-class spreadsheet tool, including a direct database connection and some nice extras like a Draw tool menu that let us easily draw or paint in custom additions. We could also add shapes, images, and other objects to our spreadsheets. A fully indexed and searchable Help file is there when you need it.

As we noted, we created and saved a variety of test sheets in Accel and Excel, with the results we expected: the pricey Office app easily handled compatible files created with the freeware, but the freeware balked at the premium app's native files. While it's something of a one-way street, at least the direction favors the freeware. We also tried Accel inside SSuite's free office productivity suite, Excalibur, and found it to be as good a performer as the standalone installation. Those users new to spreadsheets should have little trouble learning its ways, and Excel vets will jump right in. By itself or as part of the bundle, we recommend it to anyone looking for a cost-effective alternative to Excel.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.44.2

Version 8.44.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release October 30, 2016
Date Added October 30, 2016
Version 8.44.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

This powerful and professional free spreadsheet has all the tools you need to calculate, analyze, summarize, and present your data in numerical reports or colourful graphics. A fully-integrated help system makes entering complex formulas a breeze. Pull in external data using ODBC, sort it, and produce subtotals and statistical analyses. SSuite Accel Spreadsheet features the following enhanced function: Choropleth Table Mapping - Single Progression and Bi-polar progression. Use the chart wizard to select from eight or more categories of 2-D and 3-D charts including line, area, column, pie, XY, stock and with dozens of variants. Also included is the ability to access any spreadsheet file located in your cloud account, whether you are using Dropbox, OneDrive, or any other cloud service directly from inside the Accel spreadsheet application.

Whether you are producing financial reports or managing personal expenses, SSuite Accel gives you more efficiency and flexibility to accomplish your goals. SSuite Accel has also ODBC connectivity to query any database on your PC through SQL. With a few mouse-clicks, you can reorganize your spreadsheet to show or hide certain data ranges, or to format ranges according to special conditions, or to quickly calculate subtotals and totals. SSuite Accel lets you present spreadsheet data in dynamic charts that update automatically when the data changes. Document compatibility with MS Office - { vts, txt, xls, csv }. No Java or DotNet required.