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Permanent 2 review: updated iPad spreadsheet gets more useful, less quirky

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At a Glance
  • Permanent 2.2.2

    Macworld Rating

    Easy to use and feature rich, Permanent 2 has evolved into a nice, straightforward spreadsheet app for iPad. But if you want full Excel compatibility, you'll need to pay extra for the Pro version, and if...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Easy to use and feature rich, Permanent 2 has evolved into a nice, straightforward spreadsheet app for iPad. But if you want full Excel compatibility, you'll need to pay extra for the Pro version, and if you want charting, you're out of luck.

    MSRP: $0 ($10 in-app purchase)

    Pros

    • Cloud-centric storage model
    • Pop-up menu makes it easy to modify ranges
    • Free version is full-featured and very usable
    • Cell, text, and numeric formatting

    Cons

    • No way to show required parameter structure when entering functions
    • No help beyond an introductory tutorial
    • No charting capabilities

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