Google Sheets

Cloud-based spreadsheet and collaboration platform

About Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a cloud-based spreadsheet platform designed to help businesses of all sizes collaborate with clients and partners to create and edit data on spreadsheets. The artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled system allows employees to add collaborators to projects, view real-time changes in the sheet, and chat with team members from within documents.

The application lets administrators set expiration dates on projects and grant permissions to download, copy, or print content among specific collaborators. Stakeholders can utilize the explore functionality to view trends and gain data insights through customizable visuals in real-time. Google Sheets offers data loss prevention (DLP) module, which enables organizations to detect potential data breaches and prevent data leak by blocking sensitive data visibility among unauthorized members.

Google Sheets provides an API and Zapier integration, which lets businesses connect with several third-party platforms such as BigQuery, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Apps Script, Trello, Slack, Mailchimp, and more. Other features include information rights management (IRM), customizable templates, analytics, collaboration, survey creation, revision history, conditional formatting, and more.


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Value for Money
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4.6/5
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Skyler
Skyler
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Sheets - The New Industry Standard Spreadsheet Software

Reviewed on 07/06/2023

I previously worked as a data analyst for over 10 years, and literally half of my time was spent...

I previously worked as a data analyst for over 10 years, and literally half of my time was spent using Excel. After I became a freelancer, I switched to Google Sheets and haven't looked back. I find Google Sheets sleek and fast to use, whereas Excel now feels slow and clunky. I'd highly recommend Google Sheets to anyone as their first choice for spreadsheet software.

Pros

I love how simple to use Google Sheets is, that it is all online (but also with the ability to use it offline too - giving you the best of both worlds). If you have used Excel, then there is no learning curve, and Google Sheets is totally free. The collaboration is excellent, allowing you to work with clients in real-time while both updating the same document.

Cons

Google Sheets is very similar to Excel, and has about 95% of the same functionality. However, from time to time there is an advanced feature that I previously used from Excel that has no equivalent in Google Sheets. This is only for more advanced use cases, and on a day to day basis, it covers 99% of what I need to do.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

I used Excel because my 9-5 job required it. But when I became a freelancer, I switched to Google Sheets, as I find it so much faster to use, and it is completely free and able to be used online (and offline).

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

Google Sheets has 95% of the functionality as Excel, but it is free. It has a very low learning curve also if you are moving from Excel.
Karthik
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy To integrate using API

Reviewed on 30/12/2023

Pros

Easy to integrate with multiple third party apps & softwares to fetch details.

Cons

There is lot learn in google sheets need time to learn everything.

Alternatives Considered

Jotform and Microsoft Excel
Rebecca
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A good free alternative to Excel—if you need free

Reviewed on 14/07/2020

Since I don't use super-advanced features, I would say my experience is mostly fine, but I probably...

Since I don't use super-advanced features, I would say my experience is mostly fine, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to suggest the use of Google Sheets over Excel—I would offer it as a suggestion to someone who either didn't have the money to spend on a spreadsheets software or if their intentions were limited to relatively simple or common tasks like making a monthly budget or creating a to-do list.

Pros

The basic features of Google Sheets are very easy to use, especially if like me, you spent the first 30 years of your life on Microsoft products. Google didn't reinvent the wheel and most of the functions used in Google have identical syntax to Excel, so you won't spend time re-learning how to sum your rows or columns. If you don't need to do anything overly complex in a spreadsheet, Sheets is an absolutely acceptable alternative to its competitor

Cons

While the basic features are simple and easier. Some of the "intermediate" features require a bit of research. For example, basic conditional formatting is fairly straight forward—however, if you want to do even a little bit beyond basic, for example, look for duplicates (which is very straightforward in Excel), you need to apply custom functions within conditional formatting rules. And if you're not relatively informed or willing to sit through a YouTube tutorial, it's not going to be super clear what the correct answer is. Also, Google's customer service doesn't usually supply any help here; I've seen numerous threads between customers and Google where customers ask how to do very common tasks or ask about common features and the reply is a resounding "We don't do that.". I'm in a privileged position because I work at a company that actually teaches people how to use Google Sheets, so I have a free resource to teach myself tricks if necessary, but despite this, the syntax for "complicated" tasks is easy to forget and I do often find myself looking up the same things over and over again.

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Better than Excel

Reviewed on 09/11/2023

I love Google Sheets. I've had an incredible experience with Google Sheets. It's super convenient...

I love Google Sheets. I've had an incredible experience with Google Sheets. It's super convenient and user-friendly.

Pros

I absolutey love Google Sheets. I'm a very experienced and long-time user of Excel and have always loved it. However, after using Google Sheets - I'm a big fan. I was surprised - I figured it would be more limited than Excel, but it has all the functionality of Excel. Imports/exports into or from Excel are easy and convert easily with little to no complications. My favorite thing about Google Sheets is that it has AI integrated and can recommend formulas based on your activity. That function alone has saved me hours of work. It's very easy and user-friendly. It has a modern look and feel. I prefer the Google Sheets interface to Excel. Functions and formulas operate the same. I also love that multiple users can utilize the sheet in real-time. It also has an edit/version history of who did what and when, which is very convenient. You can also control permissions and restrict access. You can also have Google Sheets integrated into your apps and software. Honestly, I only use Google Sheets now.

Cons

I don't have any cons for Google Sheets. The only annoying thing is it can have network issues but it's very rare and you can download the sheet and work offline.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

The effortless ability to integrate into apps and software. AI recommends formulas based on your activity. You can collaborate in real time. Has all the features of Excel. Has a more modern look than Excel.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel
Daniel Prince
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Empowering Productivity and Collaboration: The Role of Google Sheets in Data Management and...

Reviewed on 11/01/2024

is very good as of now, use it everyday to upload my companies daily data

is very good as of now, use it everyday to upload my companies daily data

Pros

The Fact that i can use it from anywhere in world and connect multiple persons at once

Cons

working Offline sometime is difficult so my internet needs to be fast

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Google Sheets FAQs

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Google Sheets offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Google directly for pricing information.

Google Sheets has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Google Sheets supports the following languages:

English

Google Sheets supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Sheets integrates with the following applications:

Google Analytics 360, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Trello, Zapier

Google Sheets offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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