Upgrade to Google Sheets and Desktop Apps

Google has just announced some upgrades for Google Sheets. You can read the full blog post here. Some of the best new features are:

> Bigger and faster sheets that can handle more complexity
Filter views
> Offline support

There have also been some improvements to help with functions. If you would like to try out the new sheets you can do so by opening your Google Drive Settings and selecting the Editing tab. You will find a checkbox to select the new spreadsheets. You may watch an illustration of this process here

Any sheets you create will be in the new format. It does not appear that this will convert any old sheets. There are some features that are not available in the new sheets yet. 
They are:
  • Protected sheets and ranges
  • Notification rules
  • Spell check
  • API support
Hopefully you are able to take advantage of the new features. Please also be aware that Google has brought their Chrome apps to the desktop. The full post is here. This allows you to run any supported Chrome app as you would any other program. 

UPDATE: If you haven't seen the new Google Sheets in action and are unsure about whether or not you want to try it, check out this video tutorial (link below) that features some of the updates.


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