What applications do you use Excel for?

If you use Excel, plan to use it, or have seen it used, what was it used for?

I used the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID functions I learned in week one to sort a list of purchases into a spreadsheet with Date, Cost, and Item for our household budget. A simple example, but, hey, we all have to start somewhere!

I would love to hear where Excel is used, and whether it’s helpful.


I use it to keep track of how many hours I spend volunteering. Basically I created a sheet where I log all hours i.e date and time spent. Then I use the pivot table function to generate the summary.

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Now-a-days anything related to numbers, whether it be with personal or business, I just start putting them in an Excel or Google sheet.