Next, add your Excel file onto Polymer (you can also connect Google Sheets/Airtable/Google Drive).
Open Polymer app.
Customize the design according to your tastes! (optional)
Since the basic design looks very clean, you won't have to do much customization (if any), but the option is there if you want to go for a certain look or feel.
There are also several in-built tools for data analysis: namely the pivot table feature and auto-explainer feature which uses AI to help you interpret your data. There's also a visualization feature to create bar charts, scatterplots, heatmaps and time series. Feel free to try these out!
You can customize your layout by pressing this icon:
There are 3 layouts to choose from:
Grid view is basically an Excel spreadsheet, but with better design, interactivity and easier navigation.
This is the main layout used for analyzing data. The other 2 layouts don't have the in-built pivot table feature called ‘smart pivot.’
Card view organizes your data into rows. You can customize which tags are showing and can include an image for each row.
Gallery view: Make Excel Look Like an Application
Gallery view organizes your data into rows and columns and allows you to include an image for each of them. This essentially turns your Excel spreadsheet into an application. Examples of this:
This one can be the most beautiful to use, but setting it up can also be the most time consuming. Gallery view is best used when you have image data, but it's possible to use it with no images too. Here's what that'll look like:
To add images: you'll need to create a separate column in your Excel file and include a URL link to the image.
The default Polymer Search color scheme already looks 10x better than Excel, but if you want to have your own custom colors, you can do so by going into settings -> advanced.
There you can change:
Also, don't forget the sidebar does exist and is an extremely useful tool for filtering data: