- cut and paste, of text and formulas
- control arrow movement and selection
- formatting of cells
- merging of cells and alignment of text in cells
- undo/redo that goes at least 20 deep
- can freeze rows
- share and save the spreadsheet
- export to csv and xls
On the other hand, no:
- dragging of cells to increment them (first cell is 45, next is 46, 47…).
- using the arrows to select what goes into a formula–you can type in the range or use the mouse
I’ve never used wikicalc but it looks more full featured that Google spreadsheets. On the other hand, Google spreadsheets has a working beta version…
This and the acquisition of writely make me wonder if some folks are correct when they doubt that Google will release a software productivity suite. (More here.) Other interesting comments from Paul Kedrosky.
I know more than one person that absolutely depend on gmail for business functionality, which spooks me. And in some ways, I agree with Paul, it appears that Google “…takes a nuclear winter approach wherein it ruins markets by freezing them and then cutting revenues to zero.”
Personally, if I don’t pay for something, I’m always leery of it being taken away. Of course, if I pay, the service can also go away, but at least I have some more leverage with the company–after all, if they take the service away, they lose money.