A few years ago, Microsoft released an excellent add-in for fuzzy matching called "Fuzzy Lookup
". This tool quickly rose to popularity in a relatively short time but, unfortunately, it wasn't made available for Mac users, leaving many frustrated.
But that's where the bad news ends because, at the end of 2019, Flookup was released. As many observers have noted, Flookup and Microsoft's Fuzzy Lookup add-in share many similarities and that's a good thing.
As Sir Isaac Newton once said "If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants". Flookup, has, indeed, had very high shoulders to stand on... not to "reinvent (or copy) the wheel" but to "upgrade the wheel" to another level.
So, what advantages does Flookup have over Fuzzy Lookup?
- Flookup is fast and getting faster.
- Flookup comes with a lifetime updates, meaning that you will always have the best features and the latest in fuzzy matching algorithm developments.
- Flookup is on Google Sheets and Google Sheets is free on Mac.
- Flookup can use traditional function formats (i.e. typing formulas directly into cells) meaning that you can combine Flookup formulas with other useful formulas (e.g. IF, MATCH, etc) to formulate powerful solutions for your needs.
These are just a few of the advantages Flookup brings to Mac users and we are constantly workingn to make it the best tool for your data cleaning needs.