Does your boss hate the fact that you are constantly accessing your Facebook account at work? Do you find yourself tabbing between windows on your browser just so they won’t know about your internet browsing habits? If you fall into this vast group of people there is a solution that may be for you.
ExcellBook, located at BeStupidAtWork.com allows users to disguise their Facebook accounts as an excel sheet while still checking on their wall, browsing their own profile and even chatting with friends.
Let’s take a look at the program, after downloading the Adobe Air based application for Windows or Mac systems (I’m using a Macbook Pro with the program) users choose “File” at the top of the screen and then “Login” which takes them to their newsfeed:
As you’ll notice at the bottom of the screen you can then use the excell sheets “Tabs” to access your Wall and Chat. You can also click on the blue icons at the top left hand side of the screen to access the same areas.
Much like the Newsfeed which offers clickable links and like options your Wall shows your updates:
It should be noted that while full messages do not show at first, you can highlight the text and drag down in each column to reveal full messages, although the ability to increase rows would be a nice addition if a future release is ever offered.
Finally the chat feature allows users to talk to their Facebook friends while each message is then put in columns and rows to make it look like you are hard at work updating documents when in reality you are chatting with friends. You can even tell which friends are online (red highlighting) and offline (red highlighting):
Finally you’ll notice by looking at any of the screenshots above that the typical “Equation” box for Excel is replaced with the “What’s On Your Mind” status update message which can be used to update your account without leaving the program.
I don’t like that the program uses non-english naming conventions for part of it’s output but the idea behind the program is definitely unique and rather fun to play around with.