Online Excel Viewer And Editor

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 very powerful spreadsheet editor and offers many advanced features similar to other web based tools like Google Sheets and Microsoft’s Office Online.

It supports Microsoft Excel files (.XLSX & .XLS), OpenOffice Spreadsheets (.ODS), Comma Separated Values file (.CSV) and  Tab Separated Values file (.TSV).

Chrome Extension

We have created a tiny browser extension for Google Chrome, which enables users to easily work with Zoho Sheet. 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 open your locally saved spreadsheets easily. 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. 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.

zoho online excel viewer

After opening a spreadsheet in Zoho Sheet app, you can view and edit it easily.

If you like the Open Excel Viewer and Editor extension, please rate it 5-stars on Chrome Web Store. Have any feedback or suggestion? Send it to us at, or leave a comment below.

Posted by Arpit Gupta

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11 Responses

  1. Ev Osman says:

    your extension works good but Zoho website is very slow to load the file.

  2. Rahul Agarwal says:

    Zoho Sheet is definitely the best web based excel editor and viewer

  3. Barry says:

    Can you make it so the extension opens files that are rendered in the native chrome file:// URL/pages?

  4. andy kaoh says:

    how do you open an excel file with password protected

  5. Credit Disputers says:

    Thank You!

  6. julieta cina says:

    your extension works good but Zoho website is very slow to load the file.

  7. djibril says:

    je vous aime tous

  8. Karthik K says:


  9. Adkin says:

    Extension works well and I can open excel file links using Zoho. Only problem is that Zoho asks you to login (and create account) to edit the excel file online. Thanks for the extension.

  10. David says:

    How can I have a particular link to my opened file. And also, how can I password the file in other to secure it?

  11. Roberto Hope says:

    When opening files containing cells linked to ones in other files, instead of the amount contained in the linked cell, it shows an error message because it can’t find the linked file, unlike excel, which unless you opt for updating the links it shows the actual amounts. Is there a way to make it show the figures instead of the error messages?

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