Can you export a view into Excel without creating a report?
You can add your view criteria to your report and it will give you the same result.
also It is worth voting this idea:
Salesforce Data Exporter. Extension for Chrome that does exactly what you need.
The app: https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000009uXwyEAE
The provider: http://www.zaapit.com/page/smart-tables
A screenshot of the export process:
It has almost been a year since you posted your question
Data Exporter is amazing
switch from lightning to classic refresh and you can export your list view
I tried the solution you mentioned. The chrome extension just sits there and says "Exporting" forever. I can't get it to work.
It's a good alternative when installing an app is not an option and when Salesforce data exporter is not working properly. You can copy a column or an entire table. The only drawback is it copies 1 page at a time.