Permanent — The New Spreadsheet
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Description**We are currently discounted 50% off for our launch, down to $9.99 from an eventual $19.99**
"Permanent makes spreadsheets glamorous to look at and pleasurable to use." -VentureBeat
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Permanent is the best spreadsheet application for iPad. Create and edit spreadsheets. Write formulas. Run scripts. All on your iPad.
Permanent is fast. Permanent brings the power of columnar databases to the spreadsheet world. You don't have to change anything about how you use spreadsheets. Enter the data any way you want, as much of it as you want, and then ask questions you would've never been able to ask your old spreadsheet. The technology behind Permanent has been proven at the companies with the largest datasets and the toughest and most exacting latency requirements. Now you can use that same technology to run calculations on your spreadsheet.
Permanent is well-designed. The toolbar clearly indicates where you are in the app. The toolbar animations are easy to follow, and let you know what's going on. We have touch tooltips that explain what each button does. We try to design the buttons so that they are self-explanatory. File selection is familiar to those who use iOS. We've put a lot of care into the design.
Permament supports a wide range of spreadsheet formulas. Common spreadsheet operations and spreadsheet functions are supported. You can use math and string operations (+ - % * / ^ and &), formula comparison operations, and area operations (union, range, and intersect). Over 100 formula functions are supported (view list below or on our website), The function list will grow as the app is updated, soon to include all 300+ spreadsheet functions in common use.
Permanent includes a complete implementation of the Lua scripting language. To support editing Lua, Permanent includes a Lua IDE. Use Lua scripts to interact with your spreadsheet tables. Lua interacts seamlessly with Permanent's column-oriented format. You can update your spreadsheet tables as if they were Lua variables. Lua is the fastest and easiest scripting language available for spreadsheet applications.
The "Undo" feature in Permanent remembers what you did between sessions. Make a mistake the last time you were working, and you can still correct it the next time you open the app. Permanent has both a traditional "Undo" and "Redo" feature than you can use by tapping the left or right curved arrows. Also tap and hold on these (or swipe two fingers) to access your whole undo/redo timeline.
Current Feature List:
Import/Export Excel XLSX Files
Scripting using the full Lua language with Table interaction (via P[column#][row#])
Formulas: Use = in front of your formula
Formula Math & String Operations: + - % * / ^ &
Formula Comparison Operations
Formula Area Operations: union (,), range (:), intersect
Over 100 Formula Functions (with more coming), including:
SUM, COUNT, AVERAGE, STDEV, DOLLAR, T, etc.
-#NULL! #DIV/0 #VALUE! #REF! etc.
Persistent Undo/Redo + Timeline with 2-finger swipes.
Create/Delete Project, Edit Project Details
Project Preview, Thumbnails of last active sheet
Filter by Favorites
Manage Sheets: Add, Delete, Switch.
Fast table panning/scrolling, proportional scrubbing/panning
Add Column (left/right) or Row (above/below)
Planned, Upcoming Features:
Cell styling: background colors, widths, heights, etc.
iCloud, Dropbox, G Drive, & SkyDrive Support
Over 200 new Formula Functions
What's New in Version 1.2We now support over 100 functions!
We also are introducing autocomplete when editing a cell with functions.
Just tap f(x), or type = to look at all the functions and use the editor itself to filter.
Documentation for all supported functions has also been added with more in-depth documentation and examples in the coming versions. This documentation can also be found at getpermanent.com/functions
Lots of bug fixes:
- Import/Export issues
- Auto-caps/Autocorrect in cell editor
- Target mode is no longer automatically enabled when you begin editing any cell that is a function.
- Inserting rows
- Bulk undo/redo
- Cell drawing
- Possibly others.
If you experience a crash and can reproduce please don't hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org