This is the portable edition of Gnumeric, a spreadsheet processing utility that includes a few powerful options for all types of users. It supports a wide range of formats, such as CSV, HTML, TXT and ODS.
As installation is not a prerequisite, you can extract the program files somewhere on the hard disk and click the executable to run.
It is also possible to move Gnumeric to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort.
What's more, the Windows registry does not receive new entries, and leftover files do not remain on the hard drive after removing the program.
The interface is comfortable to work with, as it resembles the one of Microsoft Excel, and Gnumeric contains a few templates.
You can insert comments, charts, images, functions, function wrappers, hyperlinks, and timestamps, use a search and replace function, as well as format cells when it comes to the number mode, alignment, font, border, background, protection mode, validation, and conditions.
Other options of Gnumeric let you manage sheets and plugins, enable an auto correct function, recalculate iteratively to find a target value, run simulations, as well as generate statistics (e.g. dependent observations).
The program has a good response time and works smoothly, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. It uses low CPU and RAM, so it doesn't slow down overall performance. All in all, Gnumeric contains some rich features for a spreadsheet processing tool.