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Better lists than using a spreadsheet

Microsoft Lists looks like an interesting new app, especially if you’re a user of the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) set of products. Lists acknowledges that millions of people use spreadsheets totally wrongly as a text table, and provides an alternative with capabilities that focus on collaboration. It looks really good. You’re initially given options to start a list, either a manual one, or chosen from templates. There’ll be “views” for any lists you create, including grid, gallery, and calendar. You’re free to edit and fill out things as you like, and you can even create a list from Microsoft Excel by importing the table data. Intriguingly, you can write “rules” in Lists, too, creating “if-then” scenarios to send out notifications and have lists update when certain values change. There’s more information here.