ajaxxls 0.5 was announced and went live today. ajaxxls is a online based spreadsheet viewer with a look and feel similar to that of microsoft excel, it allows you to view an xls file online without having to have any conventional desktop softwares installed on your machine.
ajaxxls ia another product from the stable of ajaxlaunch – ajax applications for everyone. with this there have been a flood of online office document editors and viewers that allow a user to view or edit all types of office documents online. basic requirements to use ajaxxls is firefox 1.5 or higher and a internet connection.
in this first release you will be able to open spreadsheet files with all commom cell formatting such as text style, decimals, currencies, date, and time.
ajaxxls preserves your formulas, backgrounds and borders from the files created in microsoft excel or openoffice.
in addition to this ajaxxls is also platform independent and can be used across various operating sysytem. also ajaxxls requires no standard installation and the only requirement to use ajaxxls is a internet connection.
here is what they have to say about ajaxxls on their site
ajax programming techniques allow web-based software to function smoothly without the waiting around for page uploads that you normally associate with the internet. the benefits of web-based software are so compelling, we feel that they are the future of the industry. these benefits include:
* global access, all you need is an internet connection
* platform independent, you can use it with any operating system
* automatic updates and upgrades, no more computer restarts or missed patches/updates
* server side management — all the busywork is done for you
ajaxxls is just a small step forward in this software revolution, and we are proud to be a part of it."