Today, Microsoft Excel is the most popular and widely used spreadsheet program, but there are also many alternatives. Although spreadsheets are typically used with anything containing numbers, the uses of a spreadsheet are almost endless. Below are some other popular uses of spreadsheets.
Instead of using two-dimensional cells, some spreadsheets are organized by objects, which are variables with a number of attributes attached. This allows the data to be viewed, analyzed and mapped in a number of different ways.