Mesa 3.0, the Mac OS X spreadsheet from P&L Systems, has been tweaked, fixing some problems with deleting worksheets. Also, the Date and Time display is now always correct and there are other minor enhancements
Mesa is a traditional spreadsheet and is the first Cocoa spreadsheet. It includes all standard spreadsheet features, such as multiple worksheets in a workbook, 100-plus functions, and charts, according to Lee Cox, P&L’s sales manager. Mesa has a icon-based interface, formula builder, customizable toolbar, report generation/printing, online help, import of Excel files, and import of Mesa 2 files from the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep platforms.
“If you want more calculation power than a calculator or AppleWorks, but don’t want or need all the features of Excel, Mesa is the Mac OS X spreadsheet for you,” Cox said. Mesa costs US$50 for students, $129 for a commercial single user license, and $15 for a 30-day evaluation license. Site licenses and upgrade licenses for Mesa 2 users are also available.
Mesa is available for
download (a 4.2 MB file) from the product Web site. It’s supplied in demo mode, with full functionality but a maximum sheet size of 20 x 20. Purchase a license online to fully enable Mesa. The update is a free download to registered users.