43 – Excel

Microsoft Office Online


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

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 

“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