Apple Numbers vs. Grist

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple Numbers
Score 8.8 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
Grist
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Grist enables users to transform spreadsheets into a custom database where data is actionable. Build a relational spreadsheet with no code. Customize each page of a Grist database into an app-like dashboard. Transform tables into data cards or colorful charts, or create a custom widgets. Drill into data with dynamic charts and reports that update as data is acted upon. Tame large data sets into summaries that highlight key…
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$8
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
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SingleStore
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
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SingleStore
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apple NumbersGrist
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10.0
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9.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Grist Labs
This is well suited to someone (or a team) who are technically minded and have a dataset that they need to be able to use in many ways. It's less appropriate for a team who isn't technically minded and/or don't have the data they need to manipulate. It would be useful for things that you could use a database or spreadsheet for such as CRM, Advertising database, Business tracking, Health tracking etc.
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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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Grist Labs
  • Provides amazing customer service, help, examples, and explains what they are having you do
  • The layout is easy
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Cons
Apple
  • customization of workspace
  • saving pre-selected tools
  • consistent fonts across platforme
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Grist Labs
  • Making the user permissions more obvious on how to use them - They are highly adaptable, but hard to understand how to use them
  • Small changes such as auto colouring the choices/toggles options and being able to edit them once set.
  • Being able to copy the formatting from one column to the next
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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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Grist Labs
Grist is easier to use, faster, and loads quicker with heavy data.
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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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Grist Labs
  • It's saved a lot of time in both creating an advertising database and managing it week to week effectively. I had previously created in others that haven't worked, and this does, saving me a good 1 hour weekly, and 5 hours or more each time I had problems with the last ones
  • Being able to stay on track with this has meant I'm following up at the right time (advertisers) and keeping a professional manner and not losing business due to missed communication
  • Saving me $ from buying a program like Access (or Airtable monthly) and then the learning curve that that has. This has a much easier learning curve to say the least.
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Screenshot of Build highly productive layouts with a drag and drop dashboard editor.Screenshot of Grist is built for teams. Collaborate in real time and set custom user permissions that determine who can see what, down to each column and row.Screenshot of Dynamic charts and reports update as you slice and dice data with the click of a mouse.Screenshot of Analyze your data your way with formula support for Excel-like functions or Python formulas. Technical users can drill into database structure in code view.