By not understand123
I have accepted the software, how do I install? this is studpido.
Files do not open 1/5
By Black Stills
After upgrading, none of my spreadsheets open and I cannot create new ones. No error message, just nothing. This is a huge problem without a solution as yet.
Needs Pivot Table functionality 3/5
I like the clean look and feel. However I would rate higher if there is a pivot table equivalent. It looks like there used to be a similar “Categories” feature that was done away with. Bringing something like that back would save SO much time.
Just Does Not Work Properly 1/5
Look, Apple, I’ve tried using the current version of Numbers(4.3.1) and the single most frequently fucntion I use is SUM. Is anyone aware this function and other basic and necessary functions return a 0 (zero) when they should be returning sums, averages and so on.
The Communities trace this issue back to 2010, yet it is not February of 2018. Eight years and no solution AND no good information in Communities on how to fix this annoying bug. Does Apple think I’ve got loads of time on my hands to learn how their new, improved, and nearly useless spreadsheet works. Well, if they do, they’re dead wrong. I’m going to use something, anything other than this pile of useless code masquarading as an app.
Don’t bother with this app. It just not a real spreadsheet. It looks like one, and really doesn’t work like one. It may be great if all you want to do is keep lists. As a spreadsheet, it’s bunk.
Stop adding commas 1/5
Numbers by default will add ‘thousands seperators’. This damaged large data sets of mine - I open a .csv file to prepare it for analysis in another program, and the data is just wiped out by the addition of commas, which then confuses the other program into reading numbers as words. The end result is a few more hours of work.
Numbers is now creating kernel panics in High Sierra.
I’m use to using great Excel apps like Libreoffice. Numbers lacks so many functions and can't even handle HTML Exports of Excel Sheets. What a shame.
Lacks basic features 2/5
Neat and clean app compared to Excel, but it lacks a bunch of basic features (I’ve made feature requests for some of them); and not features that are going to make the app more complex.
For example, the stock function can return some basic info about a stock but Yahoo finance actually has many more information that could easily be fetched.
Lack of pivot tables or any way to aggregate data of a table, conditional highlighting is constrained (e.g. it cannot be done on top of a generic formula as in Google Spreadsheets), charts are lacking as you have to match their data directly to a table’s cell, etc.
Both Excel and Google Spreadsheets have more (useful) features, Apple should start catching up!
Poorly written and designed app 1/5
Something as simple as deleteing multiple sheets can’t be done. If you have a doc with a couple dozen sheets and want to delete multipel sheets, you have to do that one at a time.
Another huge grievance. Remember the window size of my files! If I have three columns, but a few dozen rows my window will be narrow and long. Why does it reset to taking up half my screen every time I open it up! So annoying!
Not even close to Excell 1/5
By Alphonso Riveria
Not even close to Excel. Much more difficult to work with.
By Shearwater 2
I’ve used Microsoft Excel (the only good Microsoft program) for many years. Using it is obvious. Using Numbers is not and their suppost pages are worthless. I can’t even figure out how to write a working formula that isn’t limited to adding numbers. All show and no go.
FOr the second time, once with older version, now with latest and greatest, i made changes on mac air, saved to iCloud, and then opened same file on iPad. For some strange reason, it did not import the saved one and actually downgraded the mac version, losing me lots of time. For an app that is touting collaberation, this fails.
Why “x” for multiplication? 1/5
By Quod Erat Demonstrandum
The symbol for multiplication in computer programs has always been “*”. I type "2*3", but then * turns into “x”. If I copy the formula to a text editor, I get “2x3”! This is, unfortunately, a no-starter for me. How I am supposed to have Numbers and other programs work together? Too bad, since I liked the idea of a paradigm shift in spreadsheet programs - which is what Numbers seemed to offer.
Canvas Style Spreadsheets 5/5
I love that each sheet is basically a blank canvas that you can fill with what you want, and position wherever you want. For a free app that runs very smoothly on macOS and iOS it gets 5 stars. All the functions I have ever needed are there, and there is enough of a community to help solve complex problems. It is my prefered spreadsheet application, just takes some getting used to initially.
No pivot table equivalency. Useless for anything involving even rudimentary datat analysis. Junk Program. Delete and install something better.
Re-Naming Sheets has gone away with this latest update 2/5
By ? /?
Numbers shuts down when trying to rename “sheets"
Forumal Bar at the top 3/5
I've used Apple Numbers on multiple occasions and every time I do I think the following: why isn't the formula bar at the top? Every spreadsheet application I’m familiar with has the formula bar up high. Where is possible, I think Numbers should follow this familiar and useful interface convention.
Good but I can’t update despite constant notifications. 3/5
Overall I like Sheets as an alternative to Excel. It does what I need it to do without overcomplicating things. I just wish that I could turn off the update notifications, especially because when I attempt to update the software from the App Store it doesn’t update.
Wish I could rate the newest version 1/5
Have tried repeatedly to update to the newest version, but after I click Update in the App Store, the indicator just spins and never does update the app.
Numbers V3, and now 4.1 SAME CRAP back. 3/5
The designers had ‘themselves’ in mind but not customer and their daily use. Sheets save themselves in some predefined location on the screen instead of where I am placing them, this is quite inconvenient to relocate them each time when multiple sheets are open. If I paid for it I would seek money back, but - perhaps Google has good alternative. I know Excel does not do this. Good part is - I do not crash as much as other people do.
Should not have taken out the STOCK feature after we used it 2/5
By MafiaScum Freak
Scripted a spreadsheet using STOCK. Then you canceled it and it only shows the previous day’s close. No notice at all.
Then Yahoo! Finance closed the whole API.
What a waste.
Row and Column names are silly also. Let us call them something different from the actual label on the row and column.
Why even bother updating? 1/5
Honestly, I hardly use ANY of the lame programs that came with my Mac -- I like the computer itself, but Apple seriously needs to learn about good program design. I don't use Pages, or Keynote, or Safari, or even iTunes, because in every case they are less functional than other programs I can easily get. And that goes double for Numbers, which has some of the dumbest defaults of all. Yet I’m constantly finding multiple updates waiting to be installed, and there is no way one can simply say “no thanks” — I'm forced to tie up the system while it downloads stuff I’ll never use, because Apple always thinks they know better than we do. Get a clue, kiddies.
Program freezes with large data sets. 3/5
By Some random guy in school
I’m running a maxed out MBP 13’ 2016 and I tried loading a dataset of 46,000 numbers and making a graph from it. Every time i attempt to tweak the graph the program freezes.
Numbers is ruined for me. 1/5
I’ve been using Numbers ‘08 for years. Due to issues with double clicking anywhere in it under macOS 10.13, I figured I’d try the new Numbers..
It is terrible. I don’t feel they made any progress, and in fact went backwards. I can’t use the new version as an actual spreadsheet program, instead it’s some bad hack of a page design program that happens to include tables that can sort of do basic spreadsheet stuff. None of what I use is presented in an easy to access area, formulas are behaving badly, what was an intuitive action before is now some bizarre action that I can’t figure why any common or power user would expect the behavior.
I’ve gone back to using the old crashing one, and just saving after change rather than use the new version, and I’ll continue doing that until I can find some other application to replace it. I’m deply saddened by this, because the old Numbers was great to work with and a good alternative to Excel.
Don’t install if you work in currencies 1/5
@Fangame, October 9th. Me too. Spreadsheets are unusable because someone at Apple decided in their infinite wisdom that working between currencies shouldn’t be allowed. Not impressed. I’ve gone back to MS XL. Not happy.
Currency conversion made impossible - suddenly USELESS for business! 1/5
The latest update has introduced a (intended?) bug whereby currency conversion becomes pretty much impossible to do intelligently:
If, for example, you buy a pineapple for USD3 and want to know how much this would be in Euros, in the past you simply had to do this:
In the first cell (A1), put in USD3.
In the second cell (B1), enter the foreign exchange rate, e.g. 0.8451.
In the third cell (C1), you would enter the formula: (A1) x (B1) = (C1)
Finally, you would open the Format sidebar, under “Data Format” you would select “Currency”, and then from the list of currencies below select the one you desire, e.g. Euro. Job done!
NOW, the software automatically resets the currency in (C1) to whatever the currency in (A1) is, and you cannot avoid it!
Yes, plainly logically / arithmetically speaking USD3 x 0.8451 = USD2.5353. I will admit that.
However, for currency conversion purposes, it is UTTERLY USELESS to have the software force the mathimatically correct solution upon you.
"Thanks” to this annoying update virtually all of my existing Numbers files such as expense reports, payroll reports, market research files, annual reports, etc have been rendered completely useless!
APPLE, you NEED to get this fixed!! Without a fix my business will no longer be able to operate, and I as well as countless other internationally operating businesses around the world will have no choice but to use another software such as Excel instead!
It Cant Sort Numbers 2/5
I’m Making a very simple item tracker sheet and each of the items is numbered (1,2,3,4…56,57….103,104,105,etc…) and when I went to sort them into numerical order, it went from 1 to 10 instead of 2, then it went from 10 to 100, and skipped every number in between. It'ss like it's just putting them in numerical order based off the numbers going left to right rather than what the numbers actually are.
Lost formatting 2/5
After the last update, some of my spreadsheets lost formatting.
Don't install the latest update 2/5
I'm usually a very big fan of Numbers and the whole iWork suite all together.
However, there's huge issue in the latest version. A lot of my spreadsheet stopped working. I do a lot of currency conversion.
So I'd have Cell A with a Euro amount. Cell B with a USD amount, then Cell C with the USD amount converted to Euro. Something with a formula like Cell B / 1.17. Then Cell D would be Total Euro (so, cell A + Cell C).
This used to work very well. Now, if a cell with a formula references a cell in a given currency, it AUTOMATICALLY becomes of the same currency. Which means my Euro amount converted from USD is displayed as USD, even though it used to be configured as a Euro currency cell. And there's no way to restore it back to Euro, it will constantly go back to "Automatic" format type.
As a result, all my totals now are in error state because you can't directly add USD cells with Euro cells.
Apple, please fix this. I hope I'm not the only one to encounter this issue. I would change my rating back to 5 stars if it wasn't for this bug!
What is going on 2/5
We’ve been using Numbers for many years and never had any issues with it until this version. We regularly do our invoices on a long standing template many time with different currencies on the same page. Normally its never been a issue, but now, you can only use a sinlge currency per page, everything else just get changed automatically.. Very annoying and is costing us time and money….
GET THIS SORTED OUT before we have to look into other products….
Updated Damages Application 1/5
You can not print horizontally with update… when using spreadsheets this is perhaps the most common feature… why would this be the case???
Cells with custom data format default to USD or EUR 3/5
Hello, after the update of Numbers (from 4.2 to 4.3) all my cells that have custom DATA FORMAT are defaulting to "AUTOMATIC" and "CURRENCY US DOLLAR $” and in some documents they default to EUR €. My custom format is NOT currency and thus all the data in those cells gets messed up upon opening the docs. All my invoices that I've issued since 2011 that I open now get corrupted. I have tested with many docs going back to files from 2011. I was on the phone with Apple Support now and figured out there is a BUG in the latest update (4.3) só we reverted to Numbers 4.2 from Time Machine and everything os OK using v4.2. So it's proven that this is a bug within Numbers 4.3. The support case ID is: 100303170788. Numbers for iOS 11 has the exact same problem both on iPhone and iPad. New docs are OK. Old docs are NOT. Please fix. Thanks
numbers and update 5/5
I just did an update on my mac and now trying to download numbers but i am getting this error "Numbers can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because OS X version 10.12 or later is required."
Annoying Update Popups 4/5
I really like numbers it makes doing spread sheets fun. Really there is nothing to complain about with the functionality of the program itself. The exception are the annoying popup windows that say there a new version if you update MacOS. There a dozen of these annoying popup windows a day. Why should the end user have to keep getting these annoying pop windows all day that interrupt the use of the software? Wish I could update, however not the system admin on the machine. My work decides what version of the OS to use not me. Please fix the app to not keeping popping windows to update to the next version. Maybe keep it for only when the app starts up.
Number formatting won’t change 2/5
Latest update will not allow me to change the number formatting from currency for values added from other tabs! Also, all my values in a spreadsheet that were coming from other tabs are now in currency format and they won’t change back.
Currency manipulation broken 1/5
New update does not allow a value in a cell in a currency to be multiplied/divided by a value in another cell and return a value in another currency. For instance £ be multiplied by a cell with an exchange rate to return a value in €, it is forcing the return of the conversion in £.
Don’t know how to autofill the cell column 4/5
For example I am starting is cell A2 : -10, A3 : -9 and so on. i tried to select both cells and drag down but it wont work. ive looked online for videos but still wont work. does anyone know what i am doing wrong?? Please help and thanks!
Don’t leave your documents open 3/5
I like Numbers, but it has a glaring problem if you happen to leave you documents open off a server or other connected disk. You can’t save, and you can’t even “Save As” — it loses all connection to the original document (even though you’re looking at it).
There’s no alternative except to copy and paste when you do that — and you’ll lose your work. On top of that, the copy and paste functionality is odd — it likes to repeat cells when you specify an area.
At least Excel will allow you to save as!!
Shuts down when I type… a number!!! 1/5
Every time I type a number, the app shuts down. I can type letters, but not numbers.
I have tried starting spreadsheets from scratch and also using my old ones.
When tried to contact support, I was informed that they might charge me 29€.
auto zoom 4/5
The new feature in which my spreadsheets auto zoom to fit my screen are a pain in the *ss. Please make it stop or at minimum give us the ability to turn off this feature. Thank you.
Its just been so dumbed down it just doesn't work for me anymore.
No Save As, and what they replaced it with is absolutely horrible.
Merging cells has screwed up my formulas on a spreadsheet that I've used without any problems whatsoever until I wasted my funds on this dumbed down version that is compatible with iOS.
What a joke...
What the heck happened? 2/5
By Hoppe 1
Ever since the last update, Nombers, Keynote and Pages will not open. If I fight through icloud I MIGHT be able to get them to work. I have several iMacs and devices and it is happening on all of them when I hit the icon.
Works well. 5/5
Numbers and all Apple office software just works. Takes some getting used to when you’re used to usign the “other” office software, but it’s worth getting used to this.
Numbers works well and imports most of my Excel work with out any issues. I will certainly contine using Numbers - it keeps getting better!
No permite ingresar nada. 1/5
En esta actualización, la aplicación ya no funciona. Cada vez que se quiere ingresar un valor en cualquier celda el programa aborta.
Please Fix This! 2/5
By DJ Tribal
I’ve downloaded several photos and cannot insert them directly into a new document unless I copy and paste them into PHOTOS app. Why can’t I access ALL FILES or DOWNLOAD files from the drop down menu in any of these Apple apps? This makes no sense. Please fix this.
Please bring back updating stock quotes! 3/5
I loved the new stock quote integration feature of Numbers! I understand where live updating may be too expensive, but the new version only updates prices from the previous day’s close. This is near useless.
Perhaps Apple could update quotes with a 15-20 minute delay? Anything more frequent than the previous day’s close would be appreciated.
Otherwise, great app. I love working on my spreadsheets across all of my devices.
Don’t upgrade if you use comments! 1/5
In their quest to improve comments (the display is much nicer & cleaner) they’ve broken them completely. Hovering over a given cell will show the comment from the cell above it. And even clicking on a cell’s comment marker (little yellow triangle) will open the wrong comment. I use comments extensively, and if this isn’t fixed very soon (days, not weeks) I will have to switch back to Excel, which I hate. I can only guess that no one on the Numbers teams uses comments.
Nice but... 3/5
Very nice application, inlcuding the iWork suite, but very little consideration for the 90% of us who have to convey our documents in MS formats. Navigating through exports and subsequent lost formatting and trying to go back an forth is such a chore that it make me not want to use the native Apple programs at all. PLEASE enahnce the interoperability between iWork apps and MS counterparts (like Google docs has done). By doing so you will ensure people use the Apple apps.
Numbers Version 4.2 1/5
After installing this update, all the Comments in my workbooks are messed up and incorrect. Be warned, especially if you make a lot of comments on worksheets
Stocks are frozen in yesterday’s market Totally useless for stock tracking 1/5
I loved the new stocks tool introduced in the previous version, however after the update the stocks are frozen in yesterday’s market, no real time updates.
Totally useless for stock tracking.
I’m wondering how to return to previous version.
So Much Cleaner Than Microsoft Excel 5/5
By John P Young
It doesn’t have as many features as Exce but It’s so much easier to use than Excel and also so much cleaner. You don’t have that stupid ribbon tabbar bar at the top where have the buttons are grayed out anywhere, if you need a tool it will come up when you select the object/table your working on. Also if you are working with basic functions the function helper is Amazing.