🌐 What is Smartsheet?
Smartsheet is an application that tracks and stores information. Think of an Excel spreadsheet.
Now I thought I was missing out on something when someone went on and on at work talking about this software.
I am sorry but no. Just no.
💻 The Interface
I will say the majority of me veto-ing this software is the interface. It screams 90s. And not in a good way. If they removed the "Upgrade" and "Invite now" ribbons on the website we might be somewhere.
The views are nice. Something Excel cannot do - however other Microsoft products like Microsoft Lists and Microsoft Planner can do.
It's a bit basic. Its words on a card. It doesn't look pretty to me either. Let's be honest it has the personality of toast 🍞. Notion does it better in my opinion (I could be biased because I do love Notion lol).
📅 Calendar View
Again, just no. It screams corporate. It screams outdated. Even just looking at the boxes on the calendar. Ew. Sorry!
📊 Grid View
This is kind of where I lose it. Why would you use this interface? There are slim to none shortcuts. Its slow. Maybe if I didn't know alt+a+c is how you un-filter in Excel - I might be inclined to use this.
I do like the feature that you can directly add people. But is it worth it?
There are some additional features that make Smartsheet interesting. The project dashboard seems intriguing. Something you would have to make in Power BI to get - but here it seems easy.
💼 Reporting Feature
I am immediately overwhelmed with this view. No.
📊 Project Dashboard
This I am a fan of. To set this up in Notion or Power BI would take a significant amount of time.
Am I missing something? Why are people so bent on using this software? Even at Intel, I have seen this being used. I see some interesting features that I like but it is not enough to convince me to switch out of Excel.
🔎 Behind the Scenes
My Skillshare class got removed because they consider pipe, conduit and wiring "engineering" related. I am trying not to be mad - but I spent so long on that Excel course. I will put it on Udemy and LinkedIn after I cool off haha.
I have some new software videos coming out in the next few weeks:
🌐 Framer: Website builder which I think personally is the best one I have found.
📧 ConvertKit: Great for managing your newsletters and sending out lead magnets.
🤖 Bubble: Website builder BUT has automations - which is a cool and unexpected twist.
🎬 Latest Video
This weekend I posted a video on my favorite SOP and training manual software called Scribe. I think everyone should use this. I pick on software a lot - but this one gets it right.