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Review: EditGrid a web based spreadsheet application

Review: EditGrid a web based spreadsheet application
EditGrid

    EditGrid is an online spreadsheet application, similar to the highly touted Google Spreadsheets and widely used Microsoft Excel. With a week of EditGrid usage under my belt, I can say that I am considerably more impressed by EditGrid than Google Spreadsheets. From the very get go, EditGrid is refreshing. The first thing I love is that you can register without giving your email address. Obviously there would be some repercussions if you ever lost your password, but in a world where I never forget my passwords and I am forced to give my email address to every single site I join, EditGrid’s email-free registration is incredibly refreshing.

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    How does EditGrid compare to Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets? If you’re sick of the price tag that comes with Microsoft Office, or if you prefer web-based applications (like myself), then EditGrid is exactly what you want. EditGrid has enough features for the regular Excel user including over 500 functions, and just under 40 different types of graphs and charts. EditGrid is compatible with all common spreadsheet formats including Excel, CSV, Open Office, Gnumeric, and Lotus, and with EditGrid you can share your documents exactly as you can with Google Spreadsheets. EditGrid supports spreadsheet formating, multiple sheets per workbook and much, much more.

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      What is the absolute best aspect of EditGrid? You can embed your spreadsheet in a normal web page. In a fashion that is conceptually similar to embedding a Youtube video on a web page, you can embed your spreadsheet into a web page and allow the spreadsheet to be edited by the visitors of your site. For all of you with big imaginations out there, EditGrid can be used to spawn some serious multi-user collaboration. In order to demonstrate this functionality, take a look at the embedded spreadsheet at this page.

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      Simply put, I believe EditGrid is a robust web-based spreadsheet application available today.

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      Last Updated on August 12, 2020

      How to Plan Your Life Goals and Actually Achieve Them

      How to Plan Your Life Goals and Actually Achieve Them

      Where do you want to be 5 years from now, 10 years from now, or even this time next year? These places are your goal destinations and although you might know that you don’t want to be standing still in the same place as you are now, it’s not always easy to identify what your real goals are.

      Many people think that setting a goal destination is having a dream that is there in the far distant future but will never be attained. This proves to be a self-fulfilling prophesy because of two things:

      Firstly, that the goal isn’t specifically defined enough in the first place; and secondly, it remains a remote dream waiting for action which is never taken.

      Defining your goal destination is something that you need to take some time to think carefully about. The following steps on how to plan your life goals should get you started on a journey to your destination.

      1. Make a List of Your Goal Destinations

      Goal destinations are the things that are important to you. Another word for them would be ambitions, but ambitions sound like something which outside of your grasp, whereas goal destinations are certainly achievable if you are willing to put in the effort working towards them.

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      So what do you really want to do with your life? What are the main things that you would like to accomplish with your life? What is it that you would really regret not doing if you suddenly found you had a limited amount of time left on the earth?

      Each of these things is a goal. Define each goal destination in one sentence.

      If any of these goals is a stepping stone to another one of the goals, take it off this list as it isn’t a goal destination.

      2. Think About the Time Frame to Have the Goal Accomplished

      This is where the 5 year, 10 year, next year plan comes into it.

      Learn the differences between a short term goal and a long term goal. Some goals will have a “shelf life” because of age, health, finance, etc, whereas others will be up to you as to when you would like to achieve them by.

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      3. Write Down Your Goals Clearly

      Write each goal destination at the top of a new piece of paper.

      For each goal, write down what is it that you need and don’t have now that will allow you achieve that goal. This could be some kind of education, career change, finance, a new skill, etc. Any “stepping stone” goals you removed will fit into this exercise. If any of these smaller “goals” have sub-goals, go through the same process with these so that you have precise action points to work with.

      4. Write Down What You Need to Do for Each Goal

      Under each item listed, write down the things that you will need to do in order to complete each of the steps required to complete the goal. 

      These items will become a check-list. They are a tangible way of checking how you are progressing towards reaching your goal destinations. A record of your success!

      5. Write Down Your Timeframe With Specific and Realistic Dates

      Using the time frames you created, on each goal destination sheet write down the year in which you will complete the goal by.

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      For any goal which has no fixed completion date, think about when you would like to have accomplished it by and use that as your destination date.

      Work within the time frames for each goal destination, make a note of realistic dates by which you will complete each of the small steps.

      6. Schedule Your To-Dos

      Now take an overview of all your goal destinations and make a schedule of what you need to do this week, this month, this year – in order to progress along the road towards your goal destinations.

      Write these action points on a schedule, you have definite dates on which to do things.

      7. Use Your Reticular Activating System to Get Your Goal

      Learn in this Lifehack’s vlog how you can hack your brain with the Reticular Activation System (RAS) and reach your goal more efficiently:

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      8. Review Your Progress

      At the end of the year, review what you have done this year, mark things off the check-lists for each goal destination and write up the schedule with the action points you need for the next year.

      Although it may take you several years to, for example, get the promotion you desire because you first need to get the MBA which means getting a job with more money to allow you to finance a part-time degree course, you will ultimately be successful in achieving your goal destination because you have planned out not only what you want, but how to get it, and have been pro-active towards achieving it.

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