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Developer(s) Team and Concepts
Stable release November 2008 Release (rev 24787)  (21st November, 2008) [+/−]
Preview release November 2008 Release (rev 24787)  (21st November, 2008) [+/−]
Operating system Any (Web-based application)
Available in Multilingual (9)
Type Online spreadsheet
Website http://www.editgrid.com/

EditGrid is a Web 2.0 spreadsheet service. It offers both a free-of-charge service to personal users and a subscription service to organisations and is available on a number of partner sites and channels[1].

EditGrid is one of the players in the emerging market of online spreadsheets[2] along with Google Spreadsheets and Zoho Sheet.



EditGrid is developed, provided and maintained by Team and Concepts, a Hong Kong-based company. The first public beta release of EditGrid was launched on 7 April 2006. It registered its 10,000th personal user in November 2006[3]. In January 2007 EditGrid started to offer organisation accounts for free trial and also became available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform[4]. On 14 February 2007[5][6], EditGrid officially declared out-of-beta and launched its subscription service.

In June 2007, EditGrid announced a $1.25 million series A investment from the WI Harper Group[7].

EditGrid announced a series of changes to its business in September 2009[8].


Touted as the most advanced and well-polished Ajax-enabled spreadsheet[9][10], EditGrid includes features for shared access and online collaboration[11] on top of conventional spreadsheet functionalities. Its Real-Time Update (RTU) feature allows multiple users to see changes on a spreadsheet immediately, and is considered a winning feature among similar products[12]. Its Remote Data feature can retrieve live data on the web[13], while its My Data Format (MDF) feature allows users to customise the output format using XSLT, such as live KML for Google Earth[14]. Other features include multiple access control levels, revision history[15], charting, live chat, permalinks and more than 500 spreadsheet functions.

Apart from access from its main site, spreadsheets hosted on EditGrid can be accessed on third-party websites by means of its post-to-blog feature.

In September 2007, the EditGrid iPhone Edition was launched at the Office 2.0 Conference[16].

In September 2008, EditGrid launched its JavaScript Macro support, enabling user-programmed macros to manipulate EditGrid spreadsheets using JavaScript[17].

Integration and interoperability

EditGrid is available as a module on Netvibes, Pageflakes and Google Personalized Homepage[18]. EditGrid is also available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform[19][20].

EditGrid also forms part of the offering of Central Desktop[21], ShareOffice[22] and ThinkFree Office[23].

In addition, developers can make use of the EditGrid API to build custom applications. There are a number of EditGrid add-ons that mash up other services. One of these, Grid2Map, turns longitude-latitude pairs into placemarks on Google Maps[24].



In addition to the default English version, EditGrid is available in eight languages: German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, largely thanks to a community localisation project[25].

Organisation account

EditGrid is available to organisation users on a software-as-a-service basis. Organisation users enjoy SSL-encrypted traffic, user account administration and management reports on top of the features available to personal users[26]. EditGrid organisation accounts has become completely free-of-charge for all users since September 2009[8].

Software architecture

EditGrid is developed on an open-source software architecture. It runs on Catalyst as the web application framework and uses Gnumeric as its back-end support. It adopts Ajax technology at the front-end[27].


  1. Phil Wainewright (2007-09-06). "EditGrid’s distinctive Office 2.0 business model". ZDNet. http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/?p=374. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  2. Richard MacManus and Gang Lu (2007-02-15). "EditGrid - New Online Spreadsheet, Better Than Google Spreadsheets". ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/editgrid_online_spreadsheet.php. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  3. "Exclusive EditGrid conversation with founder - David Lee". Folknology. November 2006. http://www.folknology.com/Exclusive_EditGrid_conversation_with_founder_-_David_Lee.html. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  4. David Lee (2007-01-12). "Check out EditGrid at Salesforce AppExchange!". EditGrid Developers Blog. http://blog.editgrid.com/archives/178. Retrieved 2007-01-13. 
  5. David Lee (2007-02-14). "EditGrid Out of Beta, Launched Subscription Service". EditGrid Blog. http://blog.editgrid.com/archives/200. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  6. Dennis Howlett (2007-02-14). "EditGrid out of beta". AccMan. http://www.accmanpro.com/2007/02/14/editgrid-out-of-beta/. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  7. Duncan Riley (2007-06-10). "Team and Concepts Raises $1.25million Series A". TechCrunch. http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/10/team-and-concepts-raises-125million-series-a/. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 David Lee (2009-09-24). "EditGrid Changes Announcement". EditGrid Blog. http://blog.editgrid.com/?p=801. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  9. Ismael Ghalimi (2007-03-26). "Spreadsheet Roundup". ITRedux. http://itredux.com/blog/2007/03/26/spreadsheet-roundup/. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  10. Philipp Lenssen (2007-02-22). "EditGrid, Google Spreadsheets Competitor". Google Blogoscoped. http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2007-02-22-n26.html. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  11. (Hebrew) ליאור הנר (2006-06-09). "עומדים על נייר". Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.co.il/captain/pages/ShArtCaptain.jhtml?contrassID=11&subContrassID=0&itemNo=725095. Retrieved 2006-08-12. 
  12. Michael Fitzgerald (March 2007). "Winning the Numbers Game – Best for... Collaborating". Inc. magazine. http://www.inc.com/magazine/20070301/technology-tools_pagen_2.html. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  13. Mark Gibbs (2006-07-17). "EditGrid, an excellent Web 2.0 spreadsheet". Network World. http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/web/2006/0717web1.html. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  14. Stefan Geens (2006-08-23). "EditGrid => XML + XSLT => KML". Ogle Earth. http://www.ogleearth.com/2006/08/editgrid_xml_xs.html. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 
  15. (Portuguese) David de Oliveira Lemes (2006-06-29). "Alternativas ao Excel". PC World. http://pcworld.uol.com.br/reportagens/2006/06/29/idgnoticia.2006-06-29.1758689673/IDGNoticia_view. Retrieved 2006-08-12. 
  16. Dennis Howlett (2007-09-05). "Spreadsheet for your iPhone". ZDNet. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Howlett/?p=145. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  17. "Macro Guide - EditGrid Help Centre". EditGrid. https://wiki.editgrid.com/display/dev/Macro+Guide. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  18. Rafe Needleman (2007-01-11). "EditGrid: A nice competitor to Google Spreadsheets". CNET Webware. http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9677267-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware. Retrieved 2007-01-13. 
  19. "EditGrid Spreadsheets Application Overview". Salesforce.com AppExchange. 2007-01-10. http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/detail_overview.jsp?id=a0330000002dkSHAAY. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  20. "App of the Week". The AppExchange Blog, Salesforce.com. 2007-01-19. http://blogs.salesforce.com/appexchange/2007/01/app_of_the_week_1.html. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  21. Marc Orchant (2007-02-20). "Central Desktop adds spreadsheets to their mix". ZDNet. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Orchant/?p=357. Retrieved 2007-02-21. 
  22. Richard MacManus (2007-05-08). "ShareOffice Launches - Open Standards Based Web Office Suite". ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/shareoffice_launches.php. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  23. Marc Orchant (2007-06-04). "ThinkFree and EditGrid announce online spreadsheet partnership". ZDNet. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Orchant/?p=465. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  24. J. Murali (2006-10-30). "Location-enabled webfeed holds promise". The Hindu. http://www.hindu.com/biz/2006/10/30/stories/2006103000651500.htm. Retrieved 2006-10-31. 
  25. "EditGrid Localisation Project". http://www.editgrid.com/article/elp. Retrieved 2006-11-11. 
  26. "It's a grid - get it?". Under the Radar Blog. 2007-01-19. http://undertheradarblog.com/2007/01/19/its-a-grid-get-it/. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  27. http://blog.editgrid.com/?p=21#comment-47

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