Disguise Facebook as a Spreadsheet with ExcellBook

Jun 20, 2011 - 5 Comments

Disguise Facebook

Just what you’ve been waiting for. Now you can hide your Facebook usage in plain sight with a crafty app called ExcellBook. That screenshot you see up top is Excellbook in use, it makes Facebook look like some boring old MS Excel spreadsheet, creating just about the best Facebook disguise I’ve ever seen.

Even the app icon looks kind of Microsoft Office-ish, which makes Excellbook a very sneaky cover that certainly hides Facebook well, assuming your company didn’t block Facebook access completely that is.

I tried the app out and it works as advertised, but I couldn’t figure out how to change the default language from Spanish, unless you can figure that out your boss might think you’re suddenly working in another language if they look too close. What’s the motivation here? Other than to kill productivity, TheNextWeb says the app is some kind of publicity stunt for a clothing company, but there’s no hint of that in the app.

You can download ExcellBook for Mac OS X or Windows at the appropriately named BeStupidAtWork.com.

Use it, don’t abuse it, and try not to get fired.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Fun, News

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  1. Grumpy Gary says:

    People don’t even attempt to hide it at my job, CSR and HR do nothing but sit on Facebook for 8 hours a day. Too bad Farmville doesn’t translate to real productivity, eh?

  2. Ken says:

    “TheNextWeb says the app is some kind of publicity stunt for a clothing company, but there‚Äôs no hint of that in the app.”

    … except that the website is called BeStupidAtWork.com and “Be Stupid” is Diesel Jeans’ new slogan.

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  4. Shine says:

    If ever my kids get hold of this and install it in their PC, I would know now. They are only allowed to use FB at certain times but they are allowed to use the computer for their computer lessons.

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