allow spreadsheets to be saved as an application (like an app)
I want an application and a database for a buissness. I want the spreadsheet to be identical to the database and I want multiple users to use it at the same time so when one person changes something it updates quietly in the background
Back in the day... two "Back's" that is, the alte 80's, there was a program called "Baler" that ook a template you set up in Lotus 1-2-3 and converted it to an actual program written in Basic that not only ran on its own, but you owned it and could distribute it freely.
It's chief purpose was to get spreadsheet functionality for given purposes nto the hands of people who did not own 1-2-3 or whose computers could not run it (due to memory limits and the other things they had to have running). Mainly that "did not want to spend the money for 1-2-3" part.
For a long time Excel was essentially free, so it became ubiquitous, no one could seriously have a computer in business, say, without it. Now it costs, but nothing else has changed. So "that dog's hunted" as they say and Baler's main purpose doesn't really exist now.
However, I loved it because I could set up templates and make programs without knowing any programming. No macros, no craziness. Set it up, you have data input (maybe that was the point) and things can be done with the data (quick POS or print charge card slips (remember the "knucklebuster" machines?), etc.). Lots of uses!
Excel will never do this. It would give reason to not have Excel Everywhere. And they want you to pay a ton for PowerApps to do this, often in conjunction with Excel.
BUT... anyone else in the world who programs could write a program like Baler to do exactly this. With much more power and ability since computers are so much better. And write out versions for different platforms, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.
Folks have offerings that go the other way: program in real code, then those offerings take the code and create Excel files that perform the code. This would seem incredibly, utterly easier to accomplish than that!
Baler had its limits, by the way, but so did literally (LITERALLY) everything else.
But I voted, just in case Excel would do it. It was awesome and so would this be.