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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Google Sheets: 12

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(12,584)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Kevin
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  • Industry: Gambling & Casinos
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I am using google sheet to organise data, generate analytics and produce report.

Reviewed on 10/12/2019

Overall I am very happy with google sheets. It helps me collect and organise data, generate...

Overall I am very happy with google sheets. It helps me collect and organise data, generate reports, charts etc. And collaborate with co-workers and very easily share my sheets with friends.

Pros

It is very user friendly and you can share with your co-workers. It has wonderful collaboration functionalities, that multiple co-workers can view or edit the same spread sheet at the same time. And you can see it at real time. It provides data analytics functions, that let you create pivot tables to generate reports, graphs, charts, etc. I can also build forms within the sheet and creating a little programming functions to automate some tasks. It can be attached within email very easily, very well integrated with gmail.

Cons

I have used Microsoft Excel for a very long time. Google sheets have some different shortcuts that makes me get confused sometimes. Also when you enter url links into the cell, and I always accidentally click on it and open a web page, but I only want to edit that field. When data set is too big, it gets extremely slow and sometimes it crashes itself and won't even open. It would be nice if the performance can be improved.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft 365

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

Because its online features and I don't need to install softwares on my computer. It also allows you to share your sheets and work with someone at the same time.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

Because I am using gmail, google drive, google docs, and many more google products. It makes sense for me to choose products from google eco-systems, as they always have better integration with their other products.
Heather
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Sheets Is My Go To Tool For EVERYTHING

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

By far the best product on the market. I use Google Sheets for EVERYTHING. From lists for work to...

By far the best product on the market. I use Google Sheets for EVERYTHING. From lists for work to organizing things within my personal life.

Pros

This product is seamless. Being able to live update documents with a team is a game changer. Comparing to other options on the market, this is by far the easiest to use.

Cons

I would say the only thing I would like improved on this program is the process for sharing under different accesses. If I have multiple people I only want to be able to view, and others I want to be able to edit, the process of having to invite them each individually is tasking. I love the option to share the document via a link but it doesnt allow you to change the access for different links. If you change the settings it changes them for all unless you have granted them access specifically.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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Reviewed on 14/09/2020

Overall Google sheet is good for basic use. Very easy to use and even person new to sheets can do...

Overall Google sheet is good for basic use. Very easy to use and even person new to sheets can do the basic work. But if you are looking for advance features this product is not recommended. Sharing the sheets with others is easy so collaboration is nicely achieved with Google sheets. Integration with other application is easy and supports most of applications. Since google sheet is online no application maintenance or backup required.

Pros

Google sheet is very easy to use. It has set of functions provided in Microsoft excel. it allows files to download in many formats. Like Microsoft excel, Open office etc..Google sheets provide direct editing on Microsoft excel files. It function as collaboration tool and allows set of people to edit the files at once. Further it has history of changes with restoration option to previous versions. Changes can be tracked cell by cell and its's a good feature. It supports integration with google docs, forms, Drive, gmail etc.. Final changes are kept with application so don't need to worry on unexpected downtime and closes. Unlike excel google sheet is free.

Cons

Google sheets are missing most of the advance features provided by Microsoft excel. Most functions and formulas placed in Microsoft excel are not working on Google sheets. Table processing is bit difficult on Google sheets. Amount of data can process on a single sheet is very less and interface is bit basic level and need to improve. When using on Android or IOS most features are limited. Support is still lack for google sheets. Changing permissions on protected sheets gets obnoxious and Google sheet doesn't have feature to password protect the content.

Kyle
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Sheets does everything and then some!

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

I absolutely love using Sheets, conditional formatting and using templates is super easy and...

I absolutely love using Sheets, conditional formatting and using templates is super easy and intuitive, that I find myself using Sheets more than Docs

Pros

We all know spreadsheets/workbooks are super powerful business tools. Whereas Excel makes it hard to find features and learn to use, my teammates and I were writing formulas and processing calculations in mere minutes. Sheets is way more intuitive than Excel.

Cons

There's nothing that I hate about Sheets

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

Excel is too clunky and difficult to use. Plus, Excel is harder on the eyes.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

We chose not to stick with Excel because Sheets generated a for more positive user experience
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

If it had desktop app no one would use Excel anymore

Reviewed on 21/10/2022

Pros

Google Sheets are extremely easy to use, they auto save all your work and are great for collaboration. You can easily set up permissions and comment feature is great as well.

Cons

Unfortunately Google Sheets don't have native desktop app and don't work in offline mode which my cause some unexpected errors and lower ease of use.Also, if you have heavy sheet (with lots of data and formula) Sheets sometimes freeze and you have to reload the page, good thing is that it autosaves everything so usually there isn't any damage.

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Google Sheets FAQs

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Google Sheets offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • 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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