Tab-less spreadsheet: If you’re from Excel and you’re trying out Numbers, you’ll find Numbers a bit limiting.
Unlike Excel, Numbers doesn’t have the concept of different sheets. What Numbers has instead is one big canvas as their spreadsheet.
On the canvas, you can add data in tables and these tables are the equivalent of worksheets in Excel.
Few advanced functions: As of now, Numbers only has over 200 functions. Of course, if you’re only using it for basic purposes, you might not really the difference.
But if you want to use Numbers for more advanced tasks like pivot tables, you’ll probably be frustrated.
Only for Apple: Numbers is only exclusive for Mac and Apple’s mobile devices. That means if your computer is not running Mac, you can’t install Numbers on it.
Bad for large data sets: In general, Apple’s Numbers isn’t suitable for business purposes.
Unlike Excel, Numbers has difficulty handling large sets of data. It either slows down significantly or crashes when dealing with a lot of data.