I’ve recently gotten onto the kick of moving a lot of my documents and spreadsheets into the cloud – Google Docs in particular.
The basic motivation is the failure of my portable hard drive. A NetGear ReadyNAS Duo solved the storage problems for things like digital photos and videos. But sometimes you just want to make a quick update to a spreadsheet and you don’t feel like waiting until you get home.
My NAS is turned off, as is my router and modem, when I’m not using it so remote access is not option. Windows sync is a pain in the butt that makes shutting down take forever. So my solution was to put some of those documents in the cloud – accessible from any internet connection.
I know Zoho spreadsheets support VB macros but not in the same way that Excel does – I can’t add in references to other libraries to extend the power of the native system.