One of the really nice features on the BlackBerry is that you can view Excel spreadsheets as attachments. One of the things that kind of sucks is that you can’t edit spreadsheets with out buying some expensive third party application.
That was, at least, until Simprit, the free software community, released GridMagic Community Edition.
I haven’t had the chance to check GridMagic out, however, it is a free blackberry download, so I will leave it to the RIMarkable community to give it the once over.
If you download GridMagic, which you can do by clicking here, come back, leave us a comment, and tell us what you think. One thing that we know for sure is that the price is very compelling.
It took me forever to find the mobile link to download this to my Blackberry:
You’ll see 3 products you can install. GridMagic is the first, and shouldn’t waste your time on the other two. GridMagic from what I have seen is pretty nice. You get the Trial Version which you can morph into the Community Edition (so no more bothering) with a simple click.
One big CON: I can’t exit it. It says in memory, and by going Menu >> Close you get in a loop between the GridMagic Options and an empty sheet.
it worked fine for me quite straightforward.
Followed the link in article http://www.simprit.com/free/gridmagic/ click on donwload icon, entered my email addr then just go to blackberry message to donwload.
i can exit the program using the Back button. Did try the Menu – close, hit the smae thing, fortunately I seldom use Menu to close a program.
Great app especially when it is free 🙂
Never found how to change from the trial version to the community one.
To berryfans1: I didn’t mean I can’t use the back button to exit, I meant I can’t truly exit because it stays loaded in Memory. If you can’t hit Close and the program goes away, it means you haven’t really left it (in most cases).
Yes it is a nice program because it is free. Of course a LOT of the options under the menu you can click on product the nice message “Hey, this is the free version. You can’t do that yet!”
just another unbelievable software for free.
VR+ its just let you record memos, voice messages, any sounds and store them in your blackberry or on SD card. I gave a try and it work fantastic. Paid version = You can email memos by email using blackberry.
http://www.shapeservices.com is the page, but link is going to http://www.dovnload.com.
I have it 1 week and think its really cool for work or fun.
I just reply, because I foud so mach good stuff here 🙂
i really enjoyed google maps on my blackberry pearl 8100, but you won’t get the full effect of it if you do not have an gps bluetooth. By th eway it help me find Disney World just by typing it in.
VR+ is not free, its a trial..
Can you please post the link where you found the free one.
Application is really usefull though
I have downloaded gridmagic to my blackberry 8100 but it’s asking registeration cod
I don’t remember where did I downloaded it, but I have it a few months now and still working perfectly. I have it for free. Trial means, you can’t send this records as attachment by mail using VR+ software. But still you can send it using your regular mail… 😉
Is this free or a trail
And if you buy it
what a piece of garbage I can’t edit an existing spreadsheet or save one and email it from my bb so whats the use?
Since yesterday, our technicians who all use Simprit’s Gridmagic including the Community Eddition cannot send any speadsheets using Gridmagic. I have read unverifiied that Simprit are no longer in business and I cannot access their web site. Please help
Google search of Simprit shows the following from a chached shot on April 11th.
Out of Business Notice
We regret to inform you that Simprit Pte Ltd is going out of business. As of today, we will also not be in the position to accept any new orders.
If you purchased our software within 30 days as of this notice and would like to make a refund, please send the following information you used at the time of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org:
•Your email address
•Your order reference number
If you purchased the software from our partner stores, you may contact them directly to request for a refund. Please note that our partner stores may have thier own refund policies.
It is with sincere regret that we have to terminate our business and we wish you all the best in your lives.
Simprit Pte Ltd Management
December 28, 2009
So that’s it…. then.