Description of App
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers. Choose from over 250 easy-to-use functions. Enter data and explore results with sliders, steppers, pop-ups, and intelligent keyboards. Numbers works with iCloud, so your spreadsheets stay up to date across all your devices — automatically. And the Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Numbers even more brilliant.
Get started quickly
- Choose from 16 Apple-designed templates including Budget, Travel Planner, and Running Log
- View and edit Numbers ‘09, Microsoft Excel, and CSV files; easily import files from Mail, the web, a WebDAV service, or your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing
- Use iCloud to start editing your spreadsheet right where you left off on another device
- Drag Excel, or CSV files to icloud.com on your PC to have them automatically appear on your devices
Edit and format data
- Organize your data with great-looking tables and charts
- Use an intelligent keyboard designed to enter numbers, dates, text, durations, or formulas
- Assemble formulas with over 250 functions, including built-in help
- Create a form from any table with headers to quickly enter data on the go
- Use sliders, steppers, and pop-ups to easily enter data and explore results
- Quickly add photos and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser
- Automatically save your spreadsheets as you make changes
- Use the undo feature to go back through your previous changes — even the next time you open your spreadsheet
Share your work
- Share your work by exporting it as a Numbers ’09, Microsoft Excel, or PDF file and sending it via Mail
- Use ‘Open in Another App’ to copy spreadsheets to apps such as Dropbox
- Copy spreadsheets to a WebDAV service or directly to your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing
- Print your spreadsheets on a wireless printer on your network using AirPrint
- Adjust how a sheet prints across multiple pages in Print Preview; you can also use Auto Fit
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
I found this app to be accessible and useable with exception of the following issues:
Note that these issues have been reported to Apple Accessibility and this list is a shortened exerpt from my original Email.
I would also suggest that anyone wanting to use this app should serious consider using a bluetooth keyboard.
Anyone interested in listening to the audio review I have done on my new podcast should visit my page on the following link:
-- It is possible to navigate across cells horizontally but not vertically. Flicking left and right takes one through all the cells starting at row 1 column 1 and wrapping over to row 2 collumn 1 and so on, but there is no way to move up or down, just left and right, even with a bluetooth keyboard. I believe a table navigation option needs to be added to the roter so that one can flick in any direction and move accordingly, or arrow in any direction if using with a keyboard.
-- Inserting shapes in to cells does not seem to be read by Voiceover, that is that the shape is not spoken by Voiceover if it is in a cell.
-- There should be a better way of selecting a cell to insert in to, that is Voiceover should indicate which cell is selected so that one can then use the insert menu and know exactly where the inserted content is going.
-- The "replace" option is not present on the edit menu for the Voiceover roter for correcting spelling mistakes. Unlike Pages where Voiceover does at least indicate where miss-spelled words are, this does not seem to be the case in Numbers.
-- When inserting dates in to a cell, a bluetooth keyboard is required to scroll the date fields back on to the screen if they scroll off to either side.
So far these are the only accessibility issues that I have found with this app, beyond this, a user should be able to use this app normally. Testing however is ongoing.
I recommend listening to my audio review of this app on my podcast at http://www.nerdball.net/ for more information.
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I am currently running the latest version of numbers, and am curious how to edit spreadsheets, navigate by cell in tables, (if they've fixed that problem, assuming there was one on the Mac), and memorizing VO commands to try to be as productive with this app as possible. If anyone can assist with finding accessible materials online with regards to the latest version of numbers, I'd really appreciate it. feel free to contact me via email or twitter.
For awhile, I was curious about Numbers' improved accessibility as well. I don't have much experience with the older version, but the newer version is absolutely amazing. There are unfortunately some limitations to relabeling labels and elements of graphs, but I may have a specific use case there. Every spreadsheet program has its quirks.
That said, I find Numbers way more intuitive than the latest versions of Excel. Moving through tables simply involves interacting with the table and flicking in the direction you want to go if you use the trackpad. The tables in Numbers are a definite size to start out--you can change this--but getting lost on a nearly infinite excel sheet was always frustrating for me. As far as inserting rows and columns, command option and the arrow keys will insert in whatever direction you want. Formulas can also be slightly less complicated, as VoiceOver treats a cell as an item so you no longer have to concern yourself with whether a number is a number or an argument of a cel. And in most native Numbers documents, column and row headers are spoken automatically as you navigate.
I have recently found Tim Sniffen's iBook, mastering the Macintosh with VoiceOver, to be very thorough in explaining most spreadsheet concepts in Numbers. You might want to try that.
Hope all this helps, and let me know if you have any more questions,
What's New in Version 2.5
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Support for third-party storage providers
• Updated file format makes it easier to send spreadsheets via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone with Handoff
• Column and row labels in tables
• Instantly rearrange data in tables with new transpose feature
• More color options including new custom color mixer on iPad
• Use the color picker to sample and apply any color available in your spreadsheet
• Take photos and videos straight from the app
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Print floating comments
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved accessibility
• Improved bi-directional language support
The latest version requires iOS eight. I was just looking at numbers to see if I could use it and after reading the comments thought I'd give it a try. But I have iOS 7 so I can't right now.
I am wondering if anyone knows how to change the names of tables in Numbers? Or even how to select the table so I can use a key command to run a script to change the name?
Numbers version 2.5.4 is now available, containing a bug fix for VoiceOver users:
What's New in Version 2.5.4
• Resolves an issue that prevented proper navigation and editing with VoiceOver
I'm trying to use Numbers version 3.0.5 on iOS 10.2 and I'm running into some problems.
First, how do I navigate columns? I don't see anything in the rotor as described above. If there are more rows than will display on the screen, how do I scroll to subsequent screens?
Also, how do I edit cell formulas? I have a hidden column in my spreadsheet and I can't seem to get it selected and I cannot find a way to unhide the column.
Is there any documentation which describes how to do these things and other spreadsheet functions in Numbers for iOS?