Update: We have discontinued this extension as Zoho has killed its awesome Excel Viewer tool. If you're looking for an online excel viewer and editor, try out Google Sheets Viewer. We offer an extension to work easily with Google Sheets Viewer, get it from here.
Zoho Sheet is a brilliant tool to view and edit spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel files) online without requiring any installation. Zoho Sheet is a free web app, and you can use it to open and edit your online and locally saved Excel files. Zoho Sheet is a very powerful spreadsheet editor and offers many advanced features similar to other web-based tools like Google Sheets and Microsoft’s Office Online.
Apart from Microsoft Excel files (.XLSX & .XLS), it also supports other Excel-compatible files including OpenOffice Spreadsheets (.ODS), Comma Separated Values file (.CSV) and Tab Separated Values file (.TSV). You can edit these files online without converting to Excel (XLSX or XLS).
We have created a tiny browser extension for Google Chrome, which enables users to work with Zoho Sheet Viewer efficiently.
You can install this extension, Online Excel Viewer and Editor, from the Chrome Web Store.
Let’s explore features of Online Excel Viewer and Editor extension. Firstly, users can use its keyboard shortcut command Alt + Shift + X to quickly launch the Zoho Sheet’s Excel Viewer in a new tab. You can also click on its icon on the toolbar to do the same task.
Once you have opened the Zoho Sheet’s online Excel Viewer, you can easily open your locally saved spreadsheets. Supported file formats are .xlsx, .xls, .ods, .sxc, .csv and .tsv.
Another feature of this extension enables users to open online and publicly accessible spreadsheets directly with the Zoho Sheet Viewer. Right-click on any link pointing to a spreadsheet file and select the option Open with Zoho Sheet as shown in the following screenshot. This should open that linked spreadsheet in Zoho Sheet immediately just like a web page. Cool? You can test this feature on this page.
After opening a spreadsheet in Zoho Sheet app, you can view and edit it easily.
Other Zoho Products
Zoho offers many excellent web-based applications, including Zoho CRM, Zoho Creator, Zoho Mail and Zoho Office Suite for individual, business and enterprises customers. You should definitely check out these if looking for an alternative of Google Workspace or Microsoft’s Office Online apps.