Hi Everyone 👋 - we’ve been quiet on our blog for the past few weeks, but that's because we’re hard at work on a series of major Tiller updates. Here's what we've been up to.
Tiller for Excel Update
First, as recently mentioned, we’re focused on launching Tiller for Excel. If you haven’t signed up for early access, you can do so here. We’re releasing Tiller for Excel in small batches so we can rapidly gather feedback and catch the tiny bugs that inevitably hide in new software.
Despite those tiny bugs, it’s incredibly exciting to see how well Tiller for Excel is working. While I personally prefer Google Sheets over Excel (and prefer Google green to Excel green), I admit I feel like a pro when I fire up Excel and see my daily transactions neatly organized by Tiller.
New Website By Labor Day
Next, we're working on a new version of TillerHQ.com, which should be live by Labor Day ⚡. It will feature new personal finance and spreadsheet resources and will also lay the foundation for bigger community and content projects to come. I’m happy to say the new website is incredibly fast - faster than any other site like ours out there.
Simple Business Spreadsheet
The new Simple Business Spreadsheet template is steadily being adopted by freelancers and small business owners. I actually switched from the Tiller Budget to Simple Business for my personal finances. I prefer the visualizations in the business template. Plus I’m a sucker for a good donut chart (and a good donut).
New Review of the Tiller Platform
Jim Wang at Wallet Hacks has written a great review of our platform. We love the way it begins:
“There are two kinds of people in the world:
Those who love spreadsheets and,
But only a little bit. 🙂”
It’s clear that as a financially-minded spreadsheet fan Jim understands both the utility and adaptability of a tool like Tiller. Read the whole post here.
Battling Wildfires in the Methow Valley
Tiller is a remote company. Our team is distributed from Seattle to the Methow Valley in Washington State to North Carolina and Vermont (where I’m based).
Like much of the west, wildfires are currently burning in the dry landscape around the Methow Valley, including close to the town of Winthrop where Tiller founder Peter Polson lives.
He and Tiller engineer Tim Johns have been hard at work in a smoky haze (and 100-degree temperatures) limbing trees to hopefully prevent the fires from spreading even closer to home. It's hot and grueling work to say the least. You can keep up with fire updates here.
More to Come...
If you have questions about any of the above, want to make a feature request (including for the new website) or just want to say "hi," send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone on the team sees those notes, so it's an efficient way to get in touch.