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Is ASAP Utilities also available for the Apple Mac?

Date: June 28, 2005 (last updated on December 22, 2020)
reference id: QA0038

Question

Is ASAP Utilities also available for the Apple Macintosh versions of Excel?

Short Answer

ASAP Utilities does not yet work with the Apple/Mac editions of Excel, due to many limitations in it compared to the Windows edition of Excel.
There has not been much demand for it in the past 20 years.

Our clients with a Mac, use Apple's Boot Camp or Parallels or VMware Fusion to use the Windows edition of Excel with ASAP Utilities.
Especially because of the things that they otherwise have to do manually in Excel and which would take them many hours of extra work.

More detailed Answer

Compared to the Windows edition of Excel, the Mac edition is unfortunately still lacking several features from the Windows edition.
The Microsoft Excel team is slowly working on improving the Mac version of Excel, also for add-in authors that use VBA/macros, but they still have much work to do:

ASAP Utilities has been in development since 1999 and we need a solid platform that we can rely on.
The future of VBA (the programming language most macros and ASAP Utilities uses) was for a long time uncertain for MS Excel for the Mac (vbaexpress.com/forum/..). In version 2008 it was completely removed by Microsoft which caused all normal Excel macros not to work. Fortunately in Mac Excel 2011 Microsoft has brought it back, but still very limited compared to the Windows edition of VBA in Excel.

We do our best and have scheduled to have a Mac edition of ASAP Utilities available at some point, but it takes much time (and frustration) to make it compatible and there are still many features in the Windows edition of Excel that are not yet available (and probably never will be) or are different in the Mac edition of Excel.

Workaround

Our clients with a Mac, use Apple's Boot Camp or Parallels or VMware Fusion to use the Windows edition of Excel.
Especially because of the things that they otherwise have to do manually in Excel and which would take them many hours of extra work.

Alternative software

As an alternative for the Mac, we have added a few interesting links to small add-ins that work with Mac Office (not created by us).






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