Navigating the Sunset of Alternatives and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

The announcement of's sunset has left many users searching for alternatives to manage their data and workflows efficiently. Among the numerous options available, "Jodoo" emerges as a standout alternative, offering a unique set of features that could seamlessly replace's capabilities. This article delves into Jodoo's offerings and provides strategies for a smooth transition.

Author: Daniel Lee | Global Growth Product Manager @ Jodoo

Recent Update: February 26, 2024

On February 15, 2024,'s founder, Matt Robinson, announced that will be retired on May 31, 2024. Below is the summary of this announcement:

  • Users will be able to access and download their data from workbooks until May 31, 2024, after which the service and all user data will be discontinued.
  • Paid subscriptions will no longer be billed after April 30, 2024, to allow users time to transition off the platform.
  • All user data stored on will be permanently deleted on June 1, 2024.

Immediate Steps to Take Following the Announcement

Before diving into alternatives, it's crucial to secure your data. Back up your spreadsheets and assess your workflow needs to determine which features are non-negotiable in your next tool.

You can export the entire workbook as an XSLX file, which can then be opened and edited in Microsoft Excel. This is done by opening the document menu and selecting "File > Download > Microsoft Excel (.xslx)".

Why Consider Jodoo as Your Alternative

As we navigate through the transition from to finding a suitable replacement, it's crucial to focus on the features that made invaluable to its users. Jodoo, as an alternative, aims to encapsulate the essence of's most cherished features while introducing enhancements that further elevate the user experience. Here's how Jodoo addresses these needs:

Enhanced Collaboration and Editing History Tracking was highly regarded for its collaborative features, allowing multiple users to work on the same document. Jodoo takes this a step further by providing an even more streamlined collaboration experience. With advanced permission settings and change tracking, team collaboration becomes effortless and more transparent.

Database and Spreadsheet Hybrid

The unique appeal of lies in its hybrid nature, combining the functionalities of a database with the simplicity of a spreadsheet. Jodoo mirrors this by offering a powerful platform where users can not only store and manipulate data like a traditional spreadsheet but also leverage database-like functionalities such as relational data structures, advanced data types, and automated workflows. This ensures that transitioning users can continue to manage their data with the same flexibility and depth they're accustomed to.

Custom Views and Reporting

One of's standout features was its ability to create custom views (Kanban, Gantt, Calendar, etc.) that cater to various project management needs. Jodoo recognizes the importance of this versatility and integrates it seamlessly into its platform. Users can customize views according to their project requirements, enhancing the way data is visualized and interacted with. Moreover, Jodoo's advanced reporting tools allow for the generation of insightful, real-time reports, aiding in better decision-making processes.

Comprehensive Automation Tools

Automation was a key component that made a go-to solution for many users. Jodoo's automation features include automated reminders, task assignments, and status updates. These features are easily customizable and can be set up with just a few clicks, making it accessible for all users, regardless of their technical skills. Jodoo also introduces the capability of integrating with a wide array of external services through Zapier and This reduces manual effort, increases efficiency, and opens up new possibilities for data management.

Seamless Integration Capabilities

The ability to integrate with other apps and services was a valued feature among users. Jodoo is built with the mind of integration at its core, offering support for unlimited API and Webhook usage in the Business Plan. This ensures that users can easily connect Jodoo to their existing tech stack, allowing for a seamless flow of data across platforms and enhancing the overall utility of the tool.

Making the Transition Smooth and Efficient

Step-by-Step Migration

We've made data migration from to Jodoo straightforward and hassle-free. Our support team is ready to assist with the transition, ensuring your data is securely transferred without loss or corruption. Moreover, our extensive library of templates and import tools are designed to replicate your existing spreadsheets and databases in Jodoo quickly. With the exported XSLX file, you can easily import them to create a form on Jodoo.

Training and Support

Adopting a new platform can be daunting, which is why we offer comprehensive training sessions, detailed documentation, and responsive customer support. Our goal is to make you and your team feel confident using Jodoo, leveraging its full potential to achieve your business objectives.

Future-Proof and Scalable

Adopting a new platform is not just about meeting current needs but also about future growth. Jodoo is designed to be scalable, supporting businesses as they expand. With continuous updates and a commitment to incorporating user feedback, Jodoo is a platform that evolves to meet the changing needs of its user base, ensuring longevity and relevance in a fast-paced digital world.

Transitioning from to Jodoo is not merely about replacing one tool with another; it's about upgrading to a platform that respects the legacy of while pushing the boundaries of what's possible with spreadsheet and database integration. Jodoo aims to be a beacon for former users, guiding them toward a future where data management is not just efficient but also intuitive and boundlessly creative.