Quick Look and Excel Files

One thing that stuck out to me regarding Leopard’s upcoming Quick Look feature is the built-in support for displaying Excel files. It also displays things like PDF and Word files, but Mac OS X’s built-in support for those formats is old news. But the Excel file format support is new. (iPhone’s Mail app can also display them.)

Makes me wonder whether this is finally the year Apple adds a spreadsheet to iWork, and whether this Excel file reading will be available to third-party apps just like for Word files. For my own personal needs, I’d be happy with the spreadsheet equivalent of TextEdit.

Monday, 25 June 2007