Do you remember where you were when Microsoft Excel first came out? I certainly don’t but what I do know is that I can’t live without it. I use it pretty much every day, if not every hour.

However, there are always going to be competitors in the productivity app game. It’s a no-brainer. So we thought we would take a look at some of the latest productivity apps out there. Sshh…don’t tell my Excel.

Airtable: This collaborative group app allows you to organize everything from projects to customers and even ideas. It is straightforward like a spreadsheet but with the power of a database. In addition to allowing for number and text entry, Airtable also has the added functionality of rich field types (checkboxes, drop downs, notes, links to other tables, and drag and drop file attachments).

Fieldbook: Fieldbook boasts that it helps business teams gets their operations out of spreadsheets and allows anyone to create a custom database in minutes. Columns and rows can be quickly entered and then linked to Clients, Projects, Candidates and Roles, or Tasks and Owners in just seconds. Data can easily be filtered by Status or Priority, saved, and then shared with team members.

Awesome Table: When you want to take the content of your Google Sheet to the next level, this is the app for you. Available as a gadget for Google sites and as a web app, Awesome Table can take a simple Google Sheet and turn it into a directory, Gantt chart, Google Map, cards, and more. You can add filters and styles to customize the view and then implement the views on your website.

Automated Spreadsheets: This app saves you the headache of having to aggregate all the necessary ad data into one report by automating the process via Google Sheets and delivering all your client data in one sheet. Features include detailed campaign financial reports, percentage change over time charts, and campaign-level, Adset level, and keyword level reports.

Quip Spreadsheets: This app turns spreadsheets on their head, making them not only easy to use but also very flexible and more social than ever before. Teams can stay connected through an integrated approach to their data sharing on everyday tasks like budgets, tables, and project plans. Quip Spreadsheets support formulas, over 400 functions, and all the data formatting options you’ll ever need.

Whether you jump on the latest app bandwagon, or stick with the tried and true Excel, having a productivity tool on your side is always a must.

And if you ever find yourself needing some extra spreadsheet help, we’re always just a phone call away. We have our very own “human” productivity apps!