Apple Numbers vs. EtherCalc

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple Numbers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Numbers is a spreadsheet application developed by Apple Inc. as part of the iWork productivity suite. It is available for Mac and iOS, or for Windows in a browser via its cloud edition.N/A
EtherCalc
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
EtherCalc is a real-time collaborative spreadsheet available from a browser with no sign-up, available also at no cost.N/A
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Apple NumbersEtherCalc
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
Apple NumbersEtherCalc
Small Businesses
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apple NumbersEtherCalc
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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User Testimonials
Apple NumbersEtherCalc
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
If someone uses Apple products exclusively, Apple Numbers is a no-brainer. Because of the ability to hand off documents across Apple devices, it makes it easy to work on multiple devices. If someone is already familiar with Excel, there is hardly no learning curve with Apple Numbers. If someone is working on a PC and Android devices, Apple Numbers is not appropriate. The software will not sync as well and in this scenario, someone should stick with the Microsoft suite package.
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Open Source
Ethercalc is very well suited for developing modern-day enterprise (smaller-mid size), finance and healthcare applications as it can do Real-time data pull from a variety of third-party apps, and has interoperability with CSV, Microsoft Excel and JSON files; It's available on all on all public clouds including AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure and can be used as a Low code and no code development tool. Further, we can Develop applications on the go with good integration and visualization libraries and we can also do Tabulation and graphing along with ability to use it as an npm module, do Real time collaboration and editing. It is a very good tool for startups and government institutions. There is a considerable scope of improvement for using it in bigger enterprises as it needs key integration and interoperability functionalities. It can evolve in a variety of directions depending upon its integration with a variety of third party apps services and tools. As an analytics tool, for example, it needs integration with R, Scipy, Numpy and keras libraries. Availability within Ionic, NativeScript or Appgyer as an extension or a plugin will be very useful for it being used as a large enterprise low code/no code tool.
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Pros
Apple
  • Data security provided by Apple on its all the software.
  • Very well integration within the Apple ecosystem.
  • It is very well compatible with MS Excel also.
  • It is available on iOS also. We can use it on our Apple mobile phones and on our iPads also.
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Open Source
  • Develop applications on the go with good integration with visualization libraries
  • Interoperability with csv, Excel and JSON files
  • Real time collaboration and editing
  • Tabulation and graphing along with ability to use as an npm module
  • Availability on all public clouds including AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure
  • Low code and no code development tool.
  • Real-time data pull from a variety of third-party apps
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Cons
Apple
  • customization of workspace
  • saving pre-selected tools
  • consistent fonts across platforme
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Open Source
  • Interoperability with Lotus Notes and Open Office can be improved
  • Integration with AWS tools and services like SNS, Sagemaker, Lambda, S3 and Forecast
  • Integration with GIthub CI/CD tools for machine learning pipeline development
  • Integration with R, Scipy, Numpy and Keras libraries needed
  • Availability on Microsoft Power platform and teams as an application
  • Integration with GSuite and Salesforce platform along with Telegram, Discord and Slack
  • Integration with SAP BTP, ABAP and SAP Hana Cloud needed
  • Availability within Ionic, NativeScript or Appgyer as an extension or a plugin
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
If you're an Apple user, Apple Numbers is for you. If you primarily operate on PC and Android, you will find more compatibility with Excel. Both platforms perform similar functions -- you can create charts, graphs, and figures. Excel was the pioneer spreadsheet software but Apple presents a simpler, more modern, spreadsheet.
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Open Source
EtherCalc has a low barrier to entry on training and end-user development. It is very easy for startups with considerable time pressure to deliver to use EtherCalc as a tool for tabulation, organization, collaboration and computation. It is also very useful for use cases in government institutions where there is a strong push for open source software-based ERP solutions or app development. These are the key reasons for the selection of Ethercalc.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • It helps us to organise our data sheets.
  • It helps us to make our client presentations with its graphical representation of data
  • It helps us in our financial calculations.
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Open Source
  • Very good opportunities on using it as a low code, no code tool with ionic open source platform. Able to meet needs of our customers and do real time deployment quickly
  • Very productive and useful for developing web APIs and PWAs on the cloud, tablet, mobile and a variety of surface devices (touch functions can be customized according to needs)
  • Spreadsheet for the next 100-150 years as it integrates well with React, Angular and Jquery libraries. Maintainable and readable code of spreadsheet
  • Low barrier to entry on training and end user development
  • Good analytics and accounting tool for startups
  • What you see is what you get interface
  • The ability to integrate with firebase and Dropbox is neat.
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