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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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Google Sheets: 22

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Audit Trail
  • Calculators
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Project Templates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(11,989)
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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Jakub G.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google sheets - a simple tool with which you can handle the most complicated tasks

Reviewed on 2021-12-04

Working with Google Sheets is fun for me.
Personally, I have now discovered the magic of the Apps...

Working with Google Sheets is fun for me.
Personally, I have now discovered the magic of the Apps script within Google Sheets, which has opened up a really new door for me when working with Google Sheets.
Thanks to this, I can, for example, create a registration form within the company website, which stores my data directly in Google Sheets, so I have everything together in 1 place.

Pros

Perhaps everyone knows this tool and can use it. That's the best thing about it all.
We in the Czech Republic are already learning to work with this tool at primary and secondary school, thanks to which it is, of course, the first choice when a person starts a business.
Do you need to add up the sum of business results for the whole year? Thanks to the integrated functions, it is not a problem. Do you need to create a list of customers with contact details? Not a problem. Need a much more complex API functionality linked to your site? This is not a problem for Google Sheets either. Really - a very simple tool that handles the most complex tasks.

Cons

Personally, I have not encountered anything that the tool cannot do. And if I don't know how to do it, there are thousands of discussion forums on Google where you can find the answer to your question.
Maybe the only thing that bothers me is that I can't (or don't know how) to color 1 cell with 2 colors.

Mary P.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Anyone Can Use It!

Reviewed on 2022-01-12

I was able to teach one of our longest standing employees how to use this easily. She was keeping...

I was able to teach one of our longest standing employees how to use this easily. She was keeping track of data in word documents. With 2 lessons she is now inputting information in google sheets and adding info and columns to google sheets generated from google forms. It has completely changed the way she does her job and she loves it because it is so user friendly!

Pros

I love how user friendly and easy features are to find in this software. I also love that multiple people can edit at the same time. We use this product in conjunction with google forms for almost all of our data collection.

Cons

I wish there was a way to insert a title for printing select cells. I have to go into google docs to create a table and put a title in that way. It seems natural that you would be able to title and print a selection or data sheet from google sheets.

Rebecca R.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A good free alternative to Excel—if you need free

Reviewed on 2020-07-14

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.

Mahmudul islam S.
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Google sheets is good for remote work with teammates

Reviewed on 2021-10-17

For teamwork, google sheets is the perfect addition for documentation work, I can easily complete...

For teamwork, google sheets is the perfect addition for documentation work, I can easily complete my work ,in such pandemic time. Remote work is the speciality of Google sheets, it doesn't have so many features like MS Excel, but as a tool for documentation in cloud platform, it's very fast.

Pros

Google sheets have kind of same features like MS Excel, do documentation work,editing,prepare data and graph ,more logical ways. So that audience understand it perfectly. Besides it is cloud based tools, with my team mates ,I can easily able to do work at same time . Real time syncing is top notch here. Able to access from any device , so place doesn't matter.

Cons

I wish to have some extra features like MS Excel, shortcuts function is only working in keyboard. Mouse should be included also.

Michael M.
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Like Excel but Anywhere!

Reviewed on 2021-12-20

Google Sheets is a great way to create and share spreadsheets harnessing the ubiquity of the Cloud....

Google Sheets is a great way to create and share spreadsheets harnessing the ubiquity of the Cloud. I've used it to share a cost schedule with those I've travelled with to track expenses on trips for example.

Pros

Given that Sheets is a cloud based Google product, it is accessible across all of my devices including computers and smart phone. Plus, as a user of Microsoft Excel for several years, it was very easy to jump right in and start using Sheets immediately with little to know learning curve. Additionally, you can share a spreadsheet with other users via the cloud for seamless collaboration.

Cons

While it feels a great deal like Excel, using it on a phone vs a computer can be a little tricky at first as you have to learn to navigate via touch vs a mouse. This is certainly no barrier to using the software, however as one can get accustomed to the process with minimal practice.

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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+

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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