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Giveaway of the day — Spreadsheet Tool 2.0.0

Complete different tasks where Excel is needed!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 44 (57%) 33 (43%) 41 comments

Spreadsheet Tool 2.0.0 was available as a giveaway on January 12, 2018!

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ByteScout Spreadsheet tools help to work with .xls, .xlsx, .csv and .odt documents by editing, writing and calculating, working with tables and much more. You don't need any other tool to be installed. The program works smoothly and independently. Use the activation key to allow your registration and run the program for business purposes.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10; 50 mb of free space; Windows Media Player and .NET Framework installed

Publisher:

ByteScout Software

Homepage:

https://bytescout.com/products/spreadsheet-tool/index-business.html

File Size:

6.96 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#16

I have to say, as a GAOTD subscriber for likely a decade or more, that lately I have not seen any software offered that wasn't replete with installation issues and/or was truly commercial software offered for free (or the free license contests, which I will never ever do). I suspect this is because developers are going either straight open source or are selling more advanced tools at a high premium.

Regardless, I'm starting to question my continued subscription. I hope to see some increased value soon. I'm a long time fan of this service and hope it rediscovers its appeal.

~N

Reply   |   Comment by Nebulous  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Hi everybody. :-)

From the developer webpage: "Old and deprecated software. Use it on your own risk! No updates, fixes or support is provided".

From the spreadsheet tool installer (provided by giveawayoftheday):

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
-------------------------------------------
MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (x86 and x64 versions are supported)
.NET Framework 2.00 installed

I.e., windows 8, windows 8.1, all windows 10 versions and all windows servers versions are not supported.

The license WAS free for personal use and WAS instead necessary to buy a license for business purposes.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

xilolee, I don't even see Spreadsheet Tool 2.0 on their website. Do you have a link?

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

xilolee, yes the old version on offer therewas 1.10.0.21 not 2.0 They are very similar just a limited converter GUI on their spreadsheet SDK

I posted a little about that several hours ago but it has been held back by moderators as this probably will. They do seem strangely selective in their moderation!

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/spreadsheet-tool/#comment-573198

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Blue. :-)

You can see the link here in this page, on the right side, under homepage.
If you want to see "deprecated software" words, click the "freeware utilities" link at bottom, in their homepage.
Or click this --> https://bytescout.com/download/download_freeware.html

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I'm not quite sure what to make of todays download, which I downloaded this morning but have only just installed, it describes itself as ... ByteScout Spreadsheet tools help to work with .xls, .xlsx, .csv and .odt documents by editing, writing and calculating, working with tables and much more. You don't need any other tool to be installed. The program works smoothly and independently. Use the activation key to allow your registration and run the program for business purposes ... Foolishly I downloaded and installed it only to find that it is nothing more than a file converter, the description leads you to believe that it can do much more than it actually does. Either its just bad wording in the description or ByteScout are trying to make us think this unnecessary software is something its not, either way looking through the comments I see others feel the same way and not a word from the developer. Uninstalled and avoiding this company in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Sim and Joe,
Kingsoft is now rebranded and was re-launched as WPS Office and Libre Office does not use the same macro code (there are a few exceptions) as Microsoft.

Microsoft Office uses VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) while Libre Office uses their own version based on the Libre Office API (Application Program Interface) environment. While the programming language may be similar the objects and methods are different. The most recent versions of Libre Office have only a partial implementation of VBA (ie will accept some VBA scripts depending on their syntax) but this function, such as it is, has to be enabled by going to Preferences - tools - options - load/save - VBA properties. However, despite this, most of my VBA scripts cannot be run by Libre Office. To get proper compatibility the Libre Office API functionality would need to be rewritten.

WPS, on the other hand, used a full implementation of VBA but, as I said before, much to my chagrin, this has now been discontinued. WPS did not indicate why they did so. Everything comes down to costs these days so that may have been a factor.

There was a time when Spreadsheet Tool would have been useful but as Libre Office, WPS Office and Open Office can all provide similar functions free I fail to see a use for it today.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Does this program work with XP? I have an older version (Office 2000) that will not load on my Windowa 10 machine so I am forced to use my older XP machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Leon Magill  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Leon Magill, yes it will work ST200. Free version 100 look for it "Old and deprecated software" https://bytescout.com/download/download_freeware.html

Reply   |   Comment by Jaroslav Hanke  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Leon Magill, I did install this software on a WinXP-VM.
A conversion from XLSX to XLS did not work.
And in a Win10 I could even install MS Office 2007 and it worked fine.
Although install also Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=3
ans also the servicepacks

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Leon Magill. :-)

Yes, it supports Win2000 to Win7.
.NET Framework 2.00 should be installed in the machine to use this software.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Leon Magill, I did install this software on a WinXP-VM.
A conversion from XLSX to XLS did not work.
And in a Win10 I could even install MS Office 2007 and it worked fine.
Although install also Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=3

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

I am using OfficeSuite. Google that word " OfficeSuite " mobisystems it is free and real pretty too.

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

ByteScout wrote:
"ByteScout Spreadsheet tools help to work with .xls, .xlsx, .csv and .odt documents by editing, writing and calculating, working with tables and much more. "
You can not do any of the listed features, only to convert from one format to another. We have been mislead today.
There is no need for this kind of software, any spreadsheet software you have does the conversion if you use "Save as" drop down menu or use PDF printer as default (for the older spreadsheet software) to make a PDF file.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#9

PB,
I was interested in purchasing a copy of WPS Office Suite as I needed the compatibility with Excel macros/VBA. Sadly WPS no longer retains this compatibility. I append a copy of the reply I received from WPS:

"Subject: WPS Office Suite Business Edition 2016
JUN 29, 2017 | 07:45PM PDT
Vivian Zou replied:

Hi,

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
We used to support Macros in Business Edition, but the Macros feature is from a third-party, the cooperation ended last year. So we don’t provide Macros/VBA in current versions.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with."

I was very disappointed as WPS provided a very good spreadsheet alternative to Excel.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Colin, bruh, Libre Office is your friend.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Schmoe  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Kingsoft Office works for free too!

Reply   |   Comment by Sim  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Sim, yep - seems lots of folks here never heard of it. Too bad.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Dear BysteScout Software: I would like you to chime in. I use Excel pretty heavily and use some of its more advanced capabilities. I am always interested in tools that prevent me from developing my own macros and such and/or make it easier to do things in Excel.

Like others, I am having trouble understanding exactly what functionality your software provides. I have not installed it yet because I don't yet understand its value, but I'm interested enough to ask. I looked for a fuller explanation or examples or video on your site and didn't find anything to help me evaluate whether to install.

Also, on your site it says "ByteScout SPREADSHEET TOOL helps you to complete different tasks where Excel is needed. You may use it for yourself – it is totally FREE. "

So please help us understand the difference between the above and what you are offering today through GAOTD.

Thanks

~N

Reply   |   Comment by Nebulous  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

Hi Nebulous. :-)

If you're using win8, 8.1 or 10, this software is not for you, because it's deprecated.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

As far as I understand the description of this software, you can work with Excel documents without having Excel installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Kim, "you can work with Excel documents" If you mean add some numbers, change some values:
NO, this software cannot do that.
In Excel 2013 I made something small. The GOTD-software could not load that in a good way, because the sheet was made in an other country than the USA.
The XLSX I used:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/zAFvSEvCOQEjuHJ
Just an output to PDF went wrong: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/IjBre86kUTMQlXC
Output to TXT: https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/mWeDmyzD35qgtYM
The option to "by editing, writing and calculating, " I did not see.
Only converting:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a9c6s90uth51xa7/Uitvoerformaten.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#5

The description of this program above suggests that it is possible to do calculations and edit data. However, the only option that I seem to be able to get is to convert from one file type to another. On the ByteScout site there is a spreadsheet conversion tool, without claims to any other purpose, so I am wondering if we have been given the conversion tool, not the spreadsheet tool? If it does do more than convert file types, how do I access those other functions, please?

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

All I could do with it was take a long time to produce an exact copy of an excell file in their output folder.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

emperor, during installation there is an Information panel with some telling information :
SPOILER ALERT!
.
.
.
.
It is just a nag/freeware batch spreadsheet conversion tool no more and no less, there is NO EDITING and NO CALCULATION done within todays giveaway program! And registration just removes the nag text from the program AND requires some text in the registration form for Name which can be anything you want to apear in place of the nag text in the window title.
It apears this is just a very simple demo program of bytscouts .Spreadsheet SDK, and SDK's are this companies bread and butter business which is why the programs offered by bytscout are always very basic in apearance and function as they are just demo GUI bolted on to one of their SDK products to sell the SDK to developers.

"Bytescout Spreadsheet Tools
Copyright (C) 2009-2017 ByteScout
FREEWARE

DESCRIPTION
----------------------------
Bytescout Spreadsheet Tools is the spreadsheet conversion utility to convert XLS, XLSX, CSV, TXT, ODS spreadsheet documents into XLS, XLSX, CSV, TXT, HTML, PDF format
Batch mode is supported (you can add files and folders to convert).
Excel (or any other office tools) is NOT REQUIRED!

QUICK START WITH BYTESCOUT SPREADSHEET TOOLS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Run Bytescout Spreadsheet Tools
Add documents from selected files or folders
Click Next
Select output format type (XLS, XLSX, CSV, HTML, PDF)
Click Start! to convert documents

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
-------------------------------------------
MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (x86 and x64 versions are supported)
.NET Framework 2.00 installed

INSTALLATION
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Run setup program and follow the instructions of the installer

THE DISTRIBUTION STATUS OF THE PRODUCT
---------------------------------------
Freeware version of Bytescout Spreadsheet Tools is freely distributable

LIMITATIONS
-------------------------
Reminder screen and reminder

CONTACT US
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ByteScout Software
www.bytescout.com/support/"

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

TK, "Spoiler Alert?" What is that supposed to mean?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Schmoe  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Joe Schmoe, you must lead a fairly sheltered online life, the phrase is often used when discussing films, TV programs and comic storylines and warns that what follows exposes a storyline that some may not want to know... or want us to know in this case. You could have figured it out yourself with a google search... always useful when encountering new to you phrases on the internet and in other publications.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#4

It says "Complete different tasks where Excel is needed", I have Excel so I'm guessing I don't need this, difficult to tell

I read the description above and could not really tell what it actually does, I visited their website and still couldn't tell.

Then I looked at the pricing - the website says it's free for non professional use, clicking Buy Now tales you to a page where you can purchase a Web API - CLOUDAPI-500 for $19.99 / month but this is for multiple products (I think), very confusing

I'm not downloading as there needs to clarity on what this is and what it actually costs and the license duration to start getting my trust and interest in a product.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+59)

bob, I was puzzled too. After installing I found I could make an html-document from an Excel spreadsheet. Never knew somebody would write an application just for that.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

krypteller,

"After installing I found I could make an html-document from an Excel spreadsheet. Never knew somebody would write an application just for that."

Especially since you have the options in Excel and all other Office products to save your Excel workbook a HTML document (or a number of other file types)

Reply   |   Comment by Anon Jack  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

bob, "I have Excel so I'm guessing I don't need this,"
No, you do not need this at all.
But if you work in a Windows without any Excel, then you can produce a PDF of a sheet and read it.
The test-pdf of an example was 95% OK.
Better you get a Excel-reader and view the sheets. On my phone I have an Excel-reader for free,

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ootje, well you could use the free microsoft excel viewer and print to pdf with any number of free pdf virtual printers https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/273711/how-to-obtain-the-latest-excel-viewer#!/en-us/help/273711/how-to-obtain-the-latest-excel-viewer only thing it lacks is macro scripting which neither does this...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

I use free libreoffice for most office tasks (and I don't have many...)

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#2

So you can buy an excel utility for $19.99, or get the entire Apache Open Office for free which does everything? No thanks, and i'm not going to the UK because of this too.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Trumpet  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Donald Trumpet, Open Office is no longer in development. Libre Office is what you want.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Schmoe  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Joe Schmoe is wrong.
From the official site...https://www.openoffice.org/

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 released
30 December 2017: The Apache OpenOffice project announces the official release of version 4.1.5. In the Release Notes you can read about all new bugfixes, improvements and languages. Don't miss to download the new release and find out yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by Hi, Mom  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Apache Open Office is a FREE version of MS Office and can load and save MS Office files: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc. I've been using it for years.
https://www.openoffice.org/

Reply   |   Comment by gary doyle  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

gary doyle, Apache OpenOffice is great, just to avoid confusion, it's not a free version of MS Office, it's a free Open Sourced software suite that is compatible with MS Office files.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)

gary doyle, Openoffice cannot save as xlsx files, only xls.

Reply   |   Comment by Maybe  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

gary doyle,
"FREE version of MS Office" is sheer nonsense. Neither does Apache run Macros which is the real engine of Excel. Only the paid version of 'WPS Office' enable macros or real spreadsheet power.
It is silly to ever suggest Open Office is either MS Office compatible or a replacement except for primitive lists.

Reply   |   Comment by PB  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

LibreOffice can

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Lawson  –  11 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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