Mariner Calc
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Mariner Calc is the ultimate number cruncher. Mariner Calc is a powerful, yet streamlined spreadsheet for the Mac OS X designed for the analysis, simulation and forecasting of numerical data.
What's New
Version 5.6:
  • Added Leopard compatibility
  • Added COUNTIF function & optional parameters
  • Added SUMIF function & optional parameters
  • Added support for lots of file types like .csv, .tab, etc..
  • Added Horizontal Scrolling support
  • Added Support for 2 Finger Scrolling on trackpads
  • Added info on Named ranges to the User guide
  • Added more cowbell - while editing a cell, save now produces cowbell
  • Added window position and scroll state is saved when a window is closed
  • Updated the Function Guide
  • Updated the User Guide
  • Updated the 'missing volume' dialog
  • Updated a Calc "expired" nag dialog to version 5.6
  • Fixed several issues where sort wouldn't work properly
  • Fixed an extended floating point issue
  • Fixed a crash when opening unicode files
  • Fixed a crash when editing a header/footer
  • Fixed an issue where the X Axis erroneously opened the dialog for the Y axis
  • Fixed the reversed options in the Delete "Entire Row/Column" dialog
  • Fixed an issue where the CHAR function performed inconsistently
  • Fixed an issue where Calc could crash on sort
  • Fixed an issue where SQRT() function produced Trunc() instead
  • Fixed an issue where =NA and #NUM caused floating point errors
  • Fixed an issue where Calc could hangs and crash under Leopard
  • Fixed an issue where pasted date data overtakes formatting
  • Fixed an issue where Opening attached file crashes Calc on Intel Macs
  • Fixed several string table errors on excel file conversion
  • Fixed an issue that led to poor conversion of text data from Excel 2004
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on drag fill left using dates
  • Fixed an issue where Excel files could translate incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where Untitled Documents didn't get marked dirty
  • Fixed the Move Dialog so text isn't cutoff
Version 5.6:
  • Added Leopard compatibility
  • Added COUNTIF function & optional parameters
  • Added SUMIF function & optional parameters
  • Added support for lots of file types like .csv, .tab, etc..
  • Added Horizontal Scrolling support
  • Added Support for 2 Finger Scrolling on trackpads
  • Added info on Named ranges to the User guide
  • Added more cowbell - while editing a cell, more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Mariner Calc User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Cgc reviewed on 25 Apr 2013
Won't open any of my .xlsx or .xlsm files so into the Trashcan you go. Plus it looks like an OS 9 app.
[Version 5.6]


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Uncoy reviewed on 20 Nov 2010
Won't open xlsx documents. If you want a simple attractive spreadsheet for Mac, Tables is the answer. If you want a sophisticated one, LibreOffice has you covered.

Mariner Calc is out of date and not very attractive.
[Version 5.6]


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River Valley reviewed on 04 Jun 2009
The only reason the score is not 1 or zero is because in the OS9 days it was quite a great spreadsheet, i'd say even more powerful than it is now

However it is infuriatingly disobedient, especially when it comes to calculations involving time variables. Frankly i'm just disappointed through and through.

However its not as cumbersome as NeoOffice or OpenOffice, but as a commercial paid-for application i would have offered my customers a bit more - view zoom at the very minimum

One of its saving graces however is that it will load in any Excel file without error whereas the two opensurce and even Excel itself does all sorts of print errors on older version files.

Its causing me a lot of time lost and as much as i'd like to continue with it until its justified its purchase, i think the equation is running backwards. Its a piece of *klonk* man.

Going back to 3D calc on my Atari !
[Version 5.6]


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+19
Intego commented on 16 Apr 2009
Great product from a great company.
Do you really need all that comes with Excel?
Not I.
[Version 5.6]


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+46

sampler reviewed on 07 Jan 2009
I own Excel and I have on occasion used the NeoOffice spreadsheet because it works well with tables in the Writer documents. Both have a more polished look than Mariner Calc. However I hate working in Excel. Most sheets open up in a two-page look that separates columns. NeoOffice is not snappy and has all those controls to manage.

I reach for Calc when I need to get something done. For the last course I taught, I created layers to grade homework and exams and linked them to create the final grading sheet.

I too miss the ability to zoom. For looking at spreadsheets created by others, Calc is not my first choice. But for actual work, it's just about perfect.
[Version 5.6]


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georgedonnelly commented on 03 Apr 2007
Mariner Calc is decent software with some minor bugs.

However, I'd like to note how very difficult they make it for paying customers to upgrade their Mariner Calc installs.

I own a current, valid license for Mariner Calc.

To upgrade I had to fill out a form on their website with my name and email address and opt-out of their mailing list.

Then I had to confirm my email address "to reduce spam". That makes no sense, I am not emailing them I trying to upgrade my licensed copy of their app.

Anyway I do this and it takes me to the download page. I click on the download link and lo behold and I must AGAIN fill out this form and opt-out of their mailing list before they will give me the latest version of the app I paid $50 for.

Mariner, take a page from Panic, Adium, iBank and the likes and do NOT make your customers jump through irritating hoops to upgrade!!
[Version 5.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jul 2005
It is such a relief not to have to rely on Excel which on my machine (400 MHz G4 upgraded to 1GHz, running 10.4.1) took about 15 minutes to start and often failed, claiming that there were corrupt fonts.

Mariner Calc imported all the Excel spreadsheets I tried it with, although one formula didn't convert properly.
[Version 5.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Apr 2005
Progam has hardly changed in years, and updates are tiny.

This thing is still Carbon and word has it Mariner is coming out with a Windows veresion, which means they arent really committed to the Mac platform.

They are committed to trying to drive away the competition by squatting on their domains - look what they did to Mellel.

Does the Mac community need a publisher like this?
[Version 5.4]

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Mariner Software, Inc. (developer) replied on 20 May 2005
Replying to the previous poster...

-Progam has hardly changed in years, and updates are tiny.


Actually the product has changed significantly since it was released in the mid 90's. We are now in major development for version 6.0 which brings to the table significant UI and feature improvements.

The updates are tiny compared to whom? Microsoft? I can assure you that if we had 100 developers working on one product our updates wouldn't be so "tiny."


-This thing is still Carbon and word has it Mariner is coming out with a Windows veresion, which means they arent really committed to the Mac platform.

Since when is developing on both platforms not supporting the Macintosh? We have been a Macintosh developer for 15 years! Not many companies can say that. You also might want to let Apple in on your theory as they develop for both platforms as well (can you say iTunes?).


-They are committed to trying to drive away the competition by squatting on their domains - look what they did to Mellel.

Remember, there are two sides to every story.


-Does the Mac community need a publisher like this?

Our daily testimonials tell me they don't mind, but thanks for your support anyway.
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Anonymous commented on 26 May 2005
-They are committed to trying to drive away the competition by squatting on their domains - look what they did to Mellel.

-Remember, there are two sides to every story.

Very true. And it's very telling that Mariner has chosen to never tell its side.

So what's your point?
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Anonymous commented on 29 May 2005
Yeah the product may have changed since it was first released years and years ago but not much in the last several years.

You guys are too busy making sure your product is listed in the same searches as Mellel and Nisus here at MacUpdate and over at Version Tracker. Youd rather do that than fix your software.

You cant even write your own software anymore. Your biggest seller is something you bought, and your last two releases were programs you purchased.

Nothing ever stops Mariner. From being unable to fix their programs and being shady marketers.

Boycott them.
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Anonymous commented on 01 Jun 2005
To the anonymous Mellel poster - feel free to call me direct at 612-529-3770. I would really like to talk to you over the phone, or better yet, in person.

Logan Ryan
Mariner Software
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Feb 2005
Great application. I converted a bunch of Appleworks spreadsheets (saving them as ASCII text first) with no problems. Documentation is very weak, but support is great. Bye-bye Appleworks!
[Version 5.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Oct 2004
Couldn't import or convert my Excel spreadsheet or OpenOffice sheets, so goodbye.
[Version 5.3.1]


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Version Downloads:4,553
Type:Business : Spreadsheets
License:Demo
Date:22 Jan 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.95
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