of Spreadsheet History
1961 - Professor
Richard Mattessich was the first to develop a computerized spreadsheet.
1978 - Robert
Frankston & Dan Bricklin invented VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet.
It came out with the Apple II computer. VisiCalc did very well in
its first year because it could run. On personal computers, could
perform simple math formulas, and gave immediate results.
1980 - DIF
formats were invented. Data was more portable and could be shared with
- New versions of DIF, SuperCalc, and some other programs came out to the
1983 - Lotus
123 was introduced. It allowed people to chart information and identify
cells. For example cell A1.
1985 - Lotus
123 number 2.
1987 - New
spreadsheet programs such as Excel and Corel Quattro Pro were introduced.
This allowed people to add graphics. They are different because they
include graphic capabilities.
2001 - Spreadsheet
programs in use today are Excel, Appleworks, Filemaker, and Corel Quattro