"While HancomSheet was very quick in the KDE
environment (nearly as fast as Gnumeric in GNOME), speed is not
enough to save this application from the status of mediocre at
One glaring problem was the way HancomSheet has you enter
functions. In other apps, some sort of drop-down list in the
toolbar is typically used to insert a function into a cell. Then,
you can usually click on individual cells or a range of cells to
enter the values into the function. In HancomSheet, you have no
such luxury. Instead, you have to lurch through a Function Wizard
to accomplish this.
You can type functions in manually and then use the mouse to
click on cells for value entry, but you have to make sure you have
your cursor in between the parentheses of the function in the input
line and be pressing Ctrl while you click on the cells. The whole
thing felt cumbersome, as did entering data across a row. Instead
of hitting the Tab key to move across a row after entering data in
a cell, you have to use the mouse to click the adjacent cell. This
was a huge time-waster, especially when I was entering text values
and both my hands were on the keyboard.
HancomSheet is a study in a lot of flash but not a lot of
substance. I found that many of the heavy-hitter tools, such as
data analysis, charts, and a killer pivot table-like tool called
ezTable did very well in terms of ease of use and speed. The charts
were especially robust and easy to configure."