54 – Excel

Microsoft Office Online

Excel is spreadsheet software, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite.

With a leap of 27 places, Excel moves back up the list again.

Website Cost Availability
 office.microsoft.com/excel Commercial – Free trial Download
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
54 81 81 - - 50= 27

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

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

  • “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