What's Rows

Want to know why we exist? What Rows is? What sets us apart?

Why Rows exists

Our purpose is simple. We want to make computation accessible to everyone.

What does that mean? We all depend on online tools. But off-the-shelf tools are never able to perfectly fit your needs, and, more often than not, they’re built in a way that kills experimentation to improve. For the longest time, the alternative to this was to build the tools yourself - which is hard. There are only about 25 million people in the world that work as software developers, while billions of users depend on them to make the tools they need. In other words: building software has been expensive and slow.

And that’s what we’re going to change. We want to empower everyone, especially any office worker who depends on IT tools, to build what they need themselves. Quickly, simply, and inexpensively.

And this is what gets the Rows team up in the morning and working hard every day.

What Rows is

In a nutshell, Rows is the spreadsheet that thinks outside of the cell!

There are one billion spreadsheet users around the world. Compare that to the 25 million software developers, and you’ll understand why this is the perfect medium to develop tools. The only problem is that current spreadsheets are, well, limited. That’s why we’re building a better spreadsheet.

Spreadsheets are a 40-year old technology that started as a brilliant invention to automate accounting. Then they evolved to solve more and more problems, and today, we use them for almost everything - financial planning, project management, marketing reports, and more. But we think that they can be so much more. And the world deserves a better spreadsheet that turns office workers into their own engineers.

What do we mean by “outside of the cell”?

You gain access to integrations that let you connect to your core tools, like Slack and Salesforce, or external data sources, like Google Maps or Crunchbase, and you manage them all from a single spreadsheet. Need to connect to a custom API to get some data? No need to write a custom script or install a plugin - just use a spreadsheet function.

And besides collaborating in the spreadsheet with your team as you’re used to, you can make your spreadsheets live, that is, you can turn them into slick forms, calculators, or dashboards in one click and share them with anyone in the world.

Yeah, maybe we are a group of spreadsheet geeks audacious enough to take on Google and Microsoft. But in all seriousness - we’re thinking outside the cell and striving to make it easy for you to interact with the wealth of data around us.

What you can do with Rows

Naturally, you can use Rows for pretty much any regular spreadsheet task. And it lets you do more. What we’re creating let’s you build automated tools for any task you have in mind. Maybe you want to:

  • Automate your lead generation or your CRM? Then check out our Sales templates
  • Build automated marketing dashboards? - check our Marketing templates
  • Create internal tools for operations like order management systems or build tools with your own APIs? Have a look at our templates or website and get inspired.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, have a look at our curated templates or join a discussion in our community.

And, if you want to refine your spreadsheet skills and become a Rows expert, then you should definitely check out the Rows Academy.