I’m not a heavy spreadsheet user, just keeping track of expenses, household inventory, investments, that kind of thing. I mostly just use Google Sheets.
However, I really prefer to stay in a terminal if I can, so decided to review some of the options. My only requirements are that it runs in a terminal and works on Linux, but bonus points if it’s extensible (scripts, macros, plugins, etc).
I’ve tested two F/OSS and two commercial console spreadsheets. Here’s the big caveat, it might surprise you to learn (haha) that there isn’t a huge demand for console productivity software. That means these programs havn’t been actively developed for a very long time, but they were once incredibly popular.
Their userbase may now be extinct, but they’re all still mature, stable and functional.