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Rated 3.23751 From 10,206 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2021-03-23
  • New version: 11.0
  • File size: 501.01 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.1 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later


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Numbers is an iPhone and Android Productivity App, made by Apple. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Apple, with the latest current version being 11.0 which was officially released on 2021-03-23. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 10,206 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.23751 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. Start with one of over 30 Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Choose from over 250 powerful functions. Draw and write with Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger. Tap to add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas. Touch and drag your finger to reorder columns and rows and to resize tables. Double-tap a cell to bring up the intelligent keyboard that helps you enter text, formulas, dates and times, or duration. Animate your data with interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts. And with an all-new calculation engine, Numbers is faster than ever before. With iCloud built in, your spreadsheets are kept up to date across all your devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team will be able to work together at the same time on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch — even on a PC using iWork for iCloud. Collaborate with others at the same time • With real-time collaboration, your whole team can work together on a spreadsheet at the same time • Collaboration is built right in to Numbers on the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch  • PC users can collaborate too, using Numbers for iCloud • Share your document publicly or with specific people • You can easily see who’s currently in the document with you • View other people’s cursors to follow their edits • Available on spreadsheets stored in iCloud or in Box Get started quickly • Over 30 Apple-designed templates give your spreadsheets a beautiful start • Double-tap a cell to access the intelligent keyboard to add text, formulas, dates and times, and more • New action menu keeps most common tasks one tap away • Reorder columns and rows, and resize tables, with a touch and a drag • Quickly open password-protected spreadsheets using Touch ID or Face ID on supported devices Beautiful spreadsheets • Place tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas • Update tables, charts, text, and images using beautiful preset styles • Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way • Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos • Insert photos and video with the Media Browser • Enhance your spreadsheets with a library of over 700 editable shapes • Create a form to quickly enter data on the go Everything adds up. Beautifully • Choose from over 250 powerful functions • Get built-in help and sample formulas for each function • Use Smart Categories to see your data in a whole new way • Quickly organize and summarize tables to gain new insights • Sort columns in ascending or descending order • Hide or unhide rows and columns • Insert gorgeous 2D and 3D charts • Animate data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts • Change values in cells using sliders, steppers, checkboxes, pop-ups, and star ratings • Easily add stock information to spreadsheets iCloud • Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your spreadsheets from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and • Access and edit your spreadsheets from a Mac or PC browser at with Numbers for iCloud • Numbers automatically saves your spreadsheets as you make changes Share a copy of your work • Use AirDrop to send your spreadsheet to anyone nearby • Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook • Export your spreadsheet to CSV, PDF, and Microsoft Excel Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms may apply.

Top Reviews

  • Excel can take a flying leap

    By phoebe_buffay
    Let me begin with I am a very simple user of this app. I own a business and need a spreadsheet to keep track of business income and expenses. I purchased Microsoft Office for Excel. After using my personal Mac for a time, I decided my business needed software equipment of it’s own. I purchased an iPad. To find out the PURCHASE I ALREADY MADE “didn’t work with” iPad. Now, it works with other iPads, just not bigger than 10.1 inch. So NONE of the Pro iPads. So Microsoft kindly (and by kindly I mean over the course of 2 weeks, 3 different telephone numbers, 4 technicians and 2 different chat supports) informed me that I would now need a Microsoft365 Subscription. Byyyyeeeeeeeee! I was prepared to make all new spreadsheets and just transfer ALL OF 2021 INFO by hand. But! Apple makes life so easy and makes it easy to transition from the idiocracy at Microsoft. Literally imported the spreadsheets from Excel and off I go, picked up right where I left off and even the formulas are the same! I HEART APPLE, I mean other than their monopoly on everything they own and their singular focus to have the only electric/WiFi anything in your home, that’s where they lose a star. But otherwise, I HEART APPLE!!!!!!!!!
  • This is my “go to” app

    By RSL08
    I love this app! My primary uses are for a monthly budget and a daily complex TV schedule (2 households, multiple recordings, 4 DVRs+). I would love to see the following three features added: (1) the ability to click/tap on an image (or just several merged cells containing text) and pop-up a larger version of the image/merged cells**. (2) the ability to use multiple merged cells to hand write notes using the Apple Pencil (varying nib sizes, move the merged notes around and/or cut/delete like any other cell or merged cells). (3) the ability to insert a moveable and removable window (either set or expandable size, like 4 cells wide and high to 6 cells, or more, wide and high) that would accept animated GIFs and/or video clips. Features 1 and 2 are features I could use immediately. UPDATE: Feature request 3 was added in the latest update. I have a new feature request... the ability to see the history of shared access, like number of visits and date of at least the most-recent visit. **This would really help my friend (with poor near-vision) read the individual blocks of information on the TV schedule.
  • useless. loss of once great features.

    By There'sAFrogInMyTent
    I thought it was just me not understanding how to enter dates and durations as easily as I did in previous versions. But I'm not the only one who's frustrated and bewildered that Apple did away with the data entry keyboards based on cell format type. It used to be incredibly easy, and fun to use. Now it's not worth my time. Enter dates using querty keyboard instead of just tapping?! Forget it. I still can't figure out how to enter durations. After struggling to use the Help guide, I finally see how to format the cells to take the data, I just can't actually enter the data in an easy, quick manner. And the input forms don't match all the columns in the table, mysteriously skipping over columns formatted with pop up menus. They show up, but are skipped when hitting return, so I can't enter data unless I go back and click on that particular field, out of order. The pop up selections are indeed there, I just don't know why it doesn't cycle through. yeah, this isn't working for me. Apple loves to tinker and ruin things. Do they have that much time on their hands? Cuz I don't, so I won't be using this.
  • Pencil needs a toggle switch

    By Mewhirter
    UPDATE: Just noticed that Microsoft Excel for iPad has a toggle switch in the iPad app settings to turn the Apple Pencil always draw feature off. Come on Apple, please up your game. I like to brag about how much better you are than Microsoft, yet they are clearly beating you on this one (and with your own Pencil feature at that). Downgrading my 3 star rating to a 1 star rating until you fix his issue. Please do so quickly. ORIGINAL: For the most part, I love numbers. I use it daily. It has worked great for my purposes. But with the last update, they added the ability to draw on the spreadsheet with Apple Pencil. Nice feature but there is no ability to turn it off and use the pencil as I have been (to click and highlight/drag cells, etc.) Now everytime the tip of my pencil touches the sheet it draws a line. I hate that. With my iPad Pro, the pencil gave me the reach to get cells in the middle of the screen without slowing me down. Please add a toggle switch to switch between draw mode and the old functionality and I will be back to 5 stars. I used pencil the most with numbers and now I can’t use it at all.
  • UNfrozen Headers Bug

    By Cattywumpus
    I am trying to convert to Apple from PC. I think it’s a good app that I would love to be able to use, but this bug is breaking my resolve. I do a lot of spreadsheet work. I need constant access for updating my spreadsheets and I can’t use the app Numbers on my iPhone without extreme frustration. Every time I freeze the headers, as soon as I put my cursor in a cell where I want to enter a formula “this cell = another cell,” the HEADERS UNFREEZE. I can’t get my headers to stay frozen. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to have to count column numbers and row numbers every single time I want to enter a formula in a specific spot BECAUSE MY HEADERS UNFREEZE. I can’t tell you how often I HAVE TO SET FROZEN HEADERS because THEY DISAPPEAR EVERY TIME I SET THEM. I have complained online about this to Apple multiple times with no result. I am now complaining here. I have been pushed to zero patience with this bug. Fix it! If the ability to set and maintain frozen headers is available and I just haven’t figured out how to make that happen, for heaven’s sake let me know.
  • Very Good

    By BUddyro 4454
    I have used this app for years with my job as a baseball scout. I have designed 10 different templates for my needs and they have all been so easy to put together. With the updates sometimes it takes me a minute to think along with the app designers to be able to execute what I need, but every time it works out well. The updates, over the years, have been helpful. Really appreciate being able to use the apple pencil. Good luck! To the designers of this app, I do have some constructive requests for the next time you guys are looking to tweak this. It would be helpful, if it is possible, to be able to automatically save the apple pencil work instead of having to touch the screen elsewhere to get rid of the adjustment boxes everywhere. Thanks.
  • Solid feature set, responsive developers

    By Selvius
    I’m happy to update, and say that the Apple Pencil works again as a fine selection tool, the “mouse” of the iPad, with just a flip of a switch in the Settings app. Thank you to the development team for listening and adapting! If you’re looking for an office suite that meets the majority of content creation needs, and aren’t locked into MS Office for one reason or another, then you can’t do better than the free, Apple iWork suite. It does what it is designed to do, and does it well. While MS Office is utilitarian at its core, iWork’s design embraces creativity and presentation at every level. It is much easier to create something that looks good in iWork than it is in Office. I’ve created simple advertisements in Pages on my iPad Pro, and sent them straight to the printer. On the flip side, some feature omissions limit iWork from being a five-star product. Most, you’ll likely never run into, as they’re useful to a small group of users. Others, though, like Numbers not having a hide/unhide key command, just don’t make sense. Ultimately, I recommend you give iWork a try, if you haven’t already. It’s free, so there’s nothing to lose, and you may well find you like it better for your uses than some of the paid alternatives.
  • Great Spreadsheet for iPad Use

    By StarLakeGolfer
    This Spreadsheet in iPad format is very easy to use for simple spreadsheets... interactive format is simple, easy to use, without the intense formula & formatting issues of the more high Power Spreadsheet of the Mac. I like it better than the Mac Format for my “Household & Recreational” Spreadsheets. Only negative that is a bit frustrating is the “editing” within a cell functionality ... it is a bit erratic when selecting text or insertion points within a cell. Sometimes requires selecting the Keyboard icon @ the lower right on the screen, other times insertion point directly “clicks in” where positioned similar to the way it works on the Mac & in the Pages App. When working with the Spreadsheet, I have not found a reason for this “2 options” issue for cell editing. Rating loses one Star for this issue.
  • I’d kill for MINIFS and formulas in CF

    By Jetetaquine
    It’s amazing how robust this app is, given that it works on a phone. The recent updates are nice; the text options are pretty, and I appreciate how a couple of months ago Apple fixed a glitch I was experiencing where the contents of my pop up menus would get deleted any time I edited them. There are two functions I very regularly miss in Numbers compared to options I get with Excel: a function like MINIF or MINIFS, and the ability to make conditional formatting work based on a formula rather than just Apple’s predetermined options. The lack of a formula option also prevents the ability to format a cell based on the contents of another cell. Bonus points if there could be an option that let me hide non-editable fields in a form.
  • I can give a good rating once more

    By Pennybink
    As the huge glitch that had greyed out my work and made lots of work lost, the latest ios update corrected it. I will overlook that I had to catch up with 40 checkbook entries but glad it wasn’t more than that. Pages and numbers were effected by whatever had caused it. Fixing the issue of the ipad rebooting and as well semi-waking up with no help, that ios update fixed what went wrong with these issues. I was so hoping it would be fixed and had it not with an update of numbers I was going to delete numbers and never use again. But the ios update did work. The news said to not allow any notifications to be on before doing the update. And I did do that. Thanks for fixing the issue.

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