56 – Excel

Microsoft Office OnlineDOWN 13 PLACES IN 2015

Excel is used for a variety of reasons – from a gradebook to a training management system. It is available as part of the Microsoft Office suite to download or online as part of Office365.

Website:  office.microsoft.com/excel
Cost: CommercialFree trial
Availability: Download and online at Office365
2013: 54
2012: 81
2011: 81
2010: –
2009: –
2008: 50=
2007: 27

Comments from some of those who selected Excel as one of their Top Tools 

“like better than any spreadsheet program I have found – probably because I am used to it. This is my go to for many documents. My yearbook program requires it for merging information. I use it for personal and professional spreadsheet, whether it be accounting, lists, etc. I LOVE IT!!!!!” Virginia Goen, 2015

“used to create charts, plans and tracking for e-Learning programs and projects” Robert Craigo, 2015

“we program it with macros to track training”  Jeff Nelson 2013
“One of the most inevitable softwares for any body on this category of learning and teaching”  Brij Bhushan Huria 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Whilst I’m not much of a PowerPointer, I use Word and Excel extensively. I particularly like Word’s Outliner; and there are many situations in which some of Excel’s easy-to-learn “advanced” features – like filters, conditional formatting and the like, save a lot of time and effort.”  Seb Schmoller

“I can’t imagine my work without Word, Excel and PowerPoint”  Jorge Goncalves

“For prototyping (technical prototypes) for programmers. I usually only review other’s work made in Excel, but it is very fast to do (being the leader of the gang with budget responsibility and on several boards of directors, this is not my primary use of Excel though 😉 ).” Ulrik Juul Christensen