Windows 8 Spreadsheet Viewer App: ComponentOne

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer is a free app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices which allows you to view and edit spreadsheet files of xls or xlsx formats in the Metro environment. The app is completely free, and when you install and fire it up on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device, you will be presented with a familiar Microsoft Excel like environment. The app supports filters, formulas, and all the other major features of apps that support the creation of spreadsheet files.

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer can be downloaded for free from the Windows App Store.

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer main screen

Main features of ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer for Windows 8:

When you install and launch the app on your device, you will be presented with an interface of the spreadsheet format which will resemble the above screenshot.

You can choose to open a new file in the app via the app’s control bar. As usual, you can access the control bar of the app by right clicking on the screen. The app’s control bar has a host of features which include allowing you to sort and filter the contents of the workbook (spreadsheet) among the basic features like opening of the files, etc.

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer Spreadsheet Open

Once you have opened your file in the app, you will be able to see your spreadsheet easily as you can see in the above screenshot. You can also apply formulas to the app, as the app completely supports using formulas. You can see that I have applied the summation formula, and you can also see the result that I got in the screenshots that follow.

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer Formula

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer Formula result

You can also sort the contents of your workbook in the app. You can do so via the sort button in the control bar. Just select the fields that you wish to sort, and click on the sort button after bringing up the control bar. Your contents will now be sorted. You can see the sorted contents in the below screenshot.

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer Sorting

You can also undo or redo your changes via the control bar. Once done, you can choose to open a new document through the control bar of the app again. This basically sums up all the main features of the ComponentOne Sreadsheet Viewer app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices.

You can also feel free to read about the Apache OpenOffice and PrimoPDF apps for Windows 8.

The verdict:

ComponentOne Spreadsheet Viewer is a pretty cool spreadsheet viewer app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. The app allows you to view almost all the types of workbook files on your device, and hence makes for a great download on all devices running Windows 8 and 8.1 where you need to view excel files or open office spreadsheet files. The app, being free is a great alternative to paid apps like Microsoft Excel, but the only drawback is that you can’t make long term changes to your documents using this app, as this is merely a viewer app.

I rate this app a 4.5 out of 5!

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