If you’re looking for a Mac OS X-native alternative to using Excel, then you might want to consider a new offering from P & L Systems. The company today announced the public beta release of
Mesa, a spreadsheet application for Mac OS X. Mesa’s roots lie in the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep operating systems.
P & L Systems says that Mesa utilizes the standard features you’d expect from a product similar to Excel and other spreadsheet applications. It also incorporates a formula building tool; customizable tool menu; report generation and printing features; and import support for Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 and Mesa 2 files.
P & L sales manager Lee Cox said that the company is looking forward to providing Mac OS X users with an alternative to Excel.
“We’re delighted to bring Mesa to a wider community,” said Cox.
Pricing for the release version of Mesa is still to be announced, but preliminary information posted to P & L Systems’ Web site suggests that Mesa will be available in regular and academic versions. If you want to download the public beta preview, you can grab it from P & L Systems’ FTP site.