Ever wanted to make it look like you’re working in Excel but in fact you are browsing the web? Then look no further because Spreadsheets.Pro have made Excel Explorer – a workbook that does just that!
This is a screenshot of Excel Explorer, showing you how to use it. Browsing the web is really simple, there are only a few controls, and all the formatting and images are stripped out, leaving you with something looking much more businesslike:
The Address bar / Search bar is cell A1 (i.e. either type in the web address you want to load, or simply type in what you want to search for, press enter and the page loads). All the images and formatting are removed, so that the page looks as plain as possible to anyone looking over your shoulder. For links, instead of the ubiquitous blue underlined font they are identified by [square brackets] around them. Simply click on anything with [square brackets] around it to follow a link.
The only other control is the back button, which is a simple “<” character in cell D1 on the top right.
If you’re browsing a page and decide that instead you would like to open it in your default browser (to see images etc.) then click on Sheet1 where you will see your links formatted in the normal fashion; click on a link whilst on Sheet 1 and they open in your default browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox etc.).
And obviously we don’t recommend you using this while you’re supposed to be working – but if you do, your net admin will be able to see your network traffic as they normally would.
For the first few weeks we’re letting you download Excel Explorer for free, so get yours now: