P & L Software has launched Mesa Spreadsheet for Mac OS X.

Mesa Spreadsheet combines an icon-based interface with the features of Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet package.

The company claims that Mesa is the best-selling spreadsheet product on the NeXT operating system, and the first Cocoa spreadsheet compatible with Mac OS X's operating environment.

Feature set Features include standard-spreadsheet capabilities, such as multiple worksheets and charts, as well as a Formula Builder, Customizable tool-bar, Online Help, support for the import of Excel files and Mesa 2 files from the NeXT version.

Free demo versions of Mesa can be downloaded.

Three other versions are available for download: an educational version priced at £35; a commercial single-user license, priced at £92; and a 30-day evaluation copy costing £10.