Business Software Spreadsheets DoneEx XCell Compiler

DoneEx XCell Compiler 2.6 for Windows

by DoneEx Software

Avg. Rating 4.5 (53 votes)

File Details

File Size 20.5 MB
License Shareware, $89.00
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,721
Publisher DoneEx Software
Homepage DoneEx XCell Compiler

Publisher's Description

DoneEx XCell Compiler is the unique compiler for MS Excel XLS files which allows you to turn XLS workbook logic into portable EXE application (which require MS Excel to run) with hidden formulas and attach XLA Add-Ins to EXE. It also allows you to promote your company name and/or trade mark by attaching your own image as splash screen in final EXE package.

Latest Reviews

GeoffLCW

GeoffLCW reviewed v1.9.11 on Feb 23, 2010

In addition to the points raised in Reviews by others, I have to express concern over:
1. Who are DoneEx? I would appreciate an "About Us" giving details of the software authors and company. Is there a secret?
2. I had difficulty understanding set up instructions.
3. I am not confident that the compiled formulae are really secure. OK those that have tried have not yet found how to read the compiled formulae. That is not to say that the compiled formulae cannot be un-compiled by the software authors themselves. I would be reassured by an independent audit of this feature by a reputable US or international organisation.

Karl57

Karl57 reviewed v1.9.11 on Feb 19, 2010

I have worked with this product for a few months and I am very satisfied.
Better yet,when I personally requested to implement a feature i really needed, they did not refuse.
They have implemented my feature within half a week.
I am really impressed with the individual attention they have given me.

Karl Morris

DoneEx

DoneEx reviewed v1.9.10 on Feb 11, 2010

Efficient Tool. Highly Recommended.
Very useful program with excellent after-sale support.
The product is extremely simple to use, contains numerous features, even more features than I need. Very fast and efficient support.

SunCam

SunCam reviewed v1.9.9 on Dec 10, 2009

The list price for the pro version is $249 and there is no mention that it is only a license for 1-year. Buried in the lengthy text of the license agreement is the statement that there is a annual renewal fee.

The "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" is an offensive pop-up and it cannot be switched off. If you want to offer your customers a free trial version of your product they will have to endure a pop-up that takes control of their computer every 7-minutes and there is a count-down timer that prevents them from closing the "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" pop-up for 10-seconds. We tried it in a focus group and our customers were furious about it.

The activation of the full license version of their software (and any that you produce using their software) is done manually. The customer must find the computer ID and email it. They then have to wait for up to 48 hours to receive the registration key by return email. I only had to wait for 2-hours for the key to unlock XCell but that is a long time in this world of automation. As a user of the software it means that I have to have a person on duty 24/7 to issue registration keys if I don't want customers to suffer the long delays.

The software package gives me control over the wording of the expiration warning and the "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" message but nothing else. There are several screens that the customer sees where they are told to “contact your vendor” or “Trial version of application has been expired”. I would like to write my own text for those messages but there is no way to do that. There is a button on several messages that says “Mail to author”. I cannot change the message on the button or in the email that the button generates.

The documentation is written in a kind of pigeon English that is sometimes difficult to understand.

The product needs more flexibility for users but the company is defensive about the software and not open to making any changes. When I voiced my opinion about the limitations of the product I got this response:

“Your complaints seem far-fetched because the realization of features you complained about (as the removing of annoying window from Trial/Demo feature) leads to fatal destroying of the product tasks and goals.”

The software business is about more than just writing code. Software needs to be adaptable to customer needs and I have found that Xcell is not.

William Dunn, President
SunCam.com

oica72

oica72 reviewed v1.9.4 on Feb 27, 2009

One question for joera2009!
Do you know how i can decompile .exe file which is compiled with DoneXCell Compiler?
Thanks

joera2009

joera2009 reviewed v1.9.4 on Jan 27, 2009

Take your money, buy a VB programming book and do it the correct way. This short-cut program will cause you more trouble than what it's worth.

The lack of a useful user/how-to documentation is a clear example of that this tool is not ready for prime time. If you expect your feedback to be welcomed by the email phantoms of [email protected], think again.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (53 votes)
Your Rating
GeoffLCW

GeoffLCW reviewed v1.9.11 on Feb 23, 2010

In addition to the points raised in Reviews by others, I have to express concern over:
1. Who are DoneEx? I would appreciate an "About Us" giving details of the software authors and company. Is there a secret?
2. I had difficulty understanding set up instructions.
3. I am not confident that the compiled formulae are really secure. OK those that have tried have not yet found how to read the compiled formulae. That is not to say that the compiled formulae cannot be un-compiled by the software authors themselves. I would be reassured by an independent audit of this feature by a reputable US or international organisation.

Karl57

Karl57 reviewed v1.9.11 on Feb 19, 2010

I have worked with this product for a few months and I am very satisfied.
Better yet,when I personally requested to implement a feature i really needed, they did not refuse.
They have implemented my feature within half a week.
I am really impressed with the individual attention they have given me.

Karl Morris

DoneEx

DoneEx reviewed v1.9.10 on Feb 11, 2010

Efficient Tool. Highly Recommended.
Very useful program with excellent after-sale support.
The product is extremely simple to use, contains numerous features, even more features than I need. Very fast and efficient support.

SunCam

SunCam reviewed v1.9.9 on Dec 10, 2009

The list price for the pro version is $249 and there is no mention that it is only a license for 1-year. Buried in the lengthy text of the license agreement is the statement that there is a annual renewal fee.

The "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" is an offensive pop-up and it cannot be switched off. If you want to offer your customers a free trial version of your product they will have to endure a pop-up that takes control of their computer every 7-minutes and there is a count-down timer that prevents them from closing the "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" pop-up for 10-seconds. We tried it in a focus group and our customers were furious about it.

The activation of the full license version of their software (and any that you produce using their software) is done manually. The customer must find the computer ID and email it. They then have to wait for up to 48 hours to receive the registration key by return email. I only had to wait for 2-hours for the key to unlock XCell but that is a long time in this world of automation. As a user of the software it means that I have to have a person on duty 24/7 to issue registration keys if I don't want customers to suffer the long delays.

The software package gives me control over the wording of the expiration warning and the "ANNOYING TRIAL NAG" message but nothing else. There are several screens that the customer sees where they are told to “contact your vendor” or “Trial version of application has been expired”. I would like to write my own text for those messages but there is no way to do that. There is a button on several messages that says “Mail to author”. I cannot change the message on the button or in the email that the button generates.

The documentation is written in a kind of pigeon English that is sometimes difficult to understand.

The product needs more flexibility for users but the company is defensive about the software and not open to making any changes. When I voiced my opinion about the limitations of the product I got this response:

“Your complaints seem far-fetched because the realization of features you complained about (as the removing of annoying window from Trial/Demo feature) leads to fatal destroying of the product tasks and goals.”

The software business is about more than just writing code. Software needs to be adaptable to customer needs and I have found that Xcell is not.

William Dunn, President
SunCam.com

oica72

oica72 reviewed v1.9.4 on Feb 27, 2009

One question for joera2009!
Do you know how i can decompile .exe file which is compiled with DoneXCell Compiler?
Thanks

joera2009

joera2009 reviewed v1.9.4 on Jan 27, 2009

Take your money, buy a VB programming book and do it the correct way. This short-cut program will cause you more trouble than what it's worth.

The lack of a useful user/how-to documentation is a clear example of that this tool is not ready for prime time. If you expect your feedback to be welcomed by the email phantoms of [email protected], think again.

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