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Productivity Cast

100 EpisodesProduced by Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto PinaudWebsite

The weekly show about all things personal productivity

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008 Battle of the Spreadsheet Software – ProductivityCast

Let’s get ready to ruuuummmmmblllllle! We’re going to battle until the last spreadsheet software is standing! Okay, not really. But, isn't that an exciting way to start anything!?

In this episode, we introduce our latest, regular podcast contributor, Art Gelwicks of The Idea Pump, to ProductivityCast. We’re excited to now have Francis and Art join us going forward and really increase the value of diverse productivity perspectives and knowledge. We each come at the world of personal productivity from different angles and backgrounds, and we believe that strengthens our ability on ProductivityCast to get to universal axioms as well as the deeper discussions of differences in personalities and workflows, from which you, our listeners, will benefit.

So, let’s get on with the discussion about the pro’s and con’s of the most popular spreadsheet software--and their productive uses!

Enjoy! Give us feedback! We love to hear from you and send your questions and suggestions. And, thanks for listening!

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Early history of Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Google Sheets

Apple Numbers

LibreOffice Calc

SharePoint

Microsoft Access

G Suite ← this is a free 30-day trial of G Suite for new accounts (Thank Ray, Google Small Business Advisor - Productivity! ;-)

Getting Things Done in Google Sheets / Excel (template and video tutorial)

Evernote ← Sign up for a free Evernote account here!

CRM (This is a Webinar Ray presented on How to Choose a CRM for Small Business)

OneNote

Google Apps Script

Google Slides

Apple Pages

iCloud

Apple Keynote

OpenDocument format

Google Drive

Microsoft Excel Training

Google Sheets Training

Apple Numbers Training

Ray: We didn’t discuss this, but I’d remisce if we didn’t mention Airtable. Per their website, “Airtable makes it easy to organize stuff, people, ideas and anything else you can imagine with your team.” Worth checking out!

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are you ready to manage your work and

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personal world better to live a more

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fulfilling productive life then you've

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come to the right place

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welcome to productivity cast the weekly

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show about all things productivity here

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are your hosts Ray Sidney-Smith and

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Augusto Pinaud and welcome back to

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productivity cast everybody the weekly

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show about all things personal

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productivity as do you know I'm Ray

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Sidney-Smith and I'm here with Augusto

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Pinaud how's it gonna Augusto going pretty

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well pretty well fantastic

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well it's our pleasure to introduce our

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newest podcast contributor to the

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productivity cast team Art Gelwicks

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he's a business process project

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management and collaboration consultant

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for professionals small to medium-sized

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businesses and nonprofits our is also

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the founder of The Idea Pump

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consultancy definitely check out the

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blog over there at the idea pump dot com

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and is an experienced public speaker

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welcome to ProductivityCast oh thank you

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I appreciate it it's good to be with you

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guys and talk about the topic du jour

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