Smartsheet is a difficult product to categorize. Part office productivity, part project management, part document sharing, Smartsheet — despite its spreadsheet-like interface — is trying to be the central hub for how people work.
Smartsheet, originally launched in 2006 and then relaunched in 2010, in essence combines the functions of a traditional office productivity suite — spreadsheeting, document creation, project planning and document repository needs. Users can, via a relatively simple interface, work on documents within a project and timeline paradigm. Think of a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, alongside file sharing, workflow automation and project-planning features.