Spread sheets, not bacteria

You can already embed images, timers, pause points, and tables in a Benchling Protocol. However, every scientist uses spreadsheets, and today we're bringing that functionality to Benchling.

We think you'll love it. Here's why:

Easy to use.

  1. Insert a table as normal.
  2. Type an "=" character to begin the formula.
  3. Have the time of your life.

Better organization. Spreadsheet formulas are self-documenting and now you can keep them close to your protocol.

No more error-prone scratch work. Quickly alter a volume, concentration, or the number of tubes, and then watch the computations update instantaneously.

Flexibility. Embed them anywhere in a protocol and even reference other tables in your formulas.

Intuitive. We've worked really hard to make the spreadsheet experience as familiar as possible, with mouse and keyboard navigation, as well as a handful of keyboard shortcuts! If you have used Excel, you are already an expert.

To learn more about spreadsheets, check out our knowledgebase article, Using Spreadsheets in Protocols.

Written by

Saif Hakim

Software Engineer

San Francisco