Google Sheets

What is Google Sheets?

Google Sheets is a Google's online spreadsheet service.

With Google Sheets, users can create spreadsheets in their browser, with no installed software needed. They can handle everything: budgets, schedules, and other pre-made spreadsheets, with all essential features, like built-in formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting.

The most powerful feature of this service is users' collaboration. Instead of emailing populated spreadsheets, this Google's product lets users share the same file, and edit it simultaneously, with real-time commenting. Members of the team can also track the file version's history, all of that without the need for saving more separate files.

Offline editing, the feature that was previously available for Docs and Slides, is possible for Google Sheets too. The Google Sheets platform is free, with the Apps for Work subscription option, which gives access to Google’s full productivity suite including Docs, Slides, and more.


Google Sheets scored 87/100 (Top 3 in Spreadsheet) in the Spreadsheet category. This is based on user satisfaction (83/100), press buzz (88/100), and other relevant information on Google Sheets gathered from around the web.

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Google Sheets Review

Editors' Review by the Spreadsheet Software Review Team

Google Sheets, a part of Google Workspace, is an online spreadsheet application designed to help users create, edit and share spreadsheets in real-time using their desktop PC, smartphone or tablet.

When it comes to the concept of spreadsheets, the first thing that pops up in most people’s minds is probably Microsoft Excel. It’s not surprising, though. Microsoft Excel has long been the standard for spreadsheet applications. However, other alternative apps like Google Sheets are slowly but surely bridging the gap. In certain aspects, Sheets has even overtaken Excel, especially in recent years. However, Microsoft Excel still has a slight edge over Google Sheets and other alternative spreadsheet tools in the market when it comes to features that are applicable to most use cases.

Google Sheets is a free-to-use, web-based spreadsheet application. Along with Google Docs, Drive, Gmail, Slides, Calendar, Meet and many more, they all comprise the robust and feature-rich platform known as Google Workspace, a worthy alternative to Microsoft Office. Everything a person needs to get anything done, all in one cohesive location.

Google Sheets, by itself, is a decent alternative to Microsoft Excel. It is a cloud-based spreadsheet solution specifically tailored to help individual users, teams and businesses of all sizes collaborate with stakeholders, clients and other team members to create, edit and share pertinent data through spreadsheets. The artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled platform gives users the ability to add collaborators to individual projects, chat with team members from within the software and view changes to the spreadsheets and documents in real-time.

On the administrative side, the web-based application enables administrators to set due dates or expiration dates on specific projects as well as grant permissions to individual users and collaborators to download, copy or print content from the secured spreadsheets and other documents pertaining to the project they’re working on. Stakeholders can make good use of the explore function to discover new trends and gather meaningful insights in real-time via customizable visualizations.

Google Sheets also provides a data loss prevention (DLP) module, which works as a tool that allows businesses to detect and identify potential data breaches. It can help prevent data leaks by blocking data visibility or making sensitive data invisible to unauthorized users. This free-to-use spreadsheet program offers API and Zapier integrations, which allows users to seamlessly connect with a number of third-party platforms like Microsoft Office, Outlook, Mailchimp, Slack, BigQuery, Trello, Apps Script and more.

Google Sheets is ideal for individual users and teams that have rather modest spreadsheet requirements, those who work remotely using multiple devices and for people who collaborate with other individuals on a regular basis.

Google Sheets Features

One of the biggest and most relevant features of Google Sheets is its compatibility with a host of systems, applications and platforms. As a web application, Google Sheets can easily be accessed through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge. This results in the spreadsheet software having great compatibility with virtually all kinds of devices, such as Windows desktop and laptop computers, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS or any device that can run any of the previously mentioned web browsers.

The Google Sheets mobile app is another great feature of this cloud-based spreadsheet software. It is available for download via the App Store and Google Play. The mobile app is compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or newer and Android 4.4 or newer. Google Sheets is also compatible with a wide array of file types and spreadsheet formats, such as .xlsm, .xlsx, .xls, .xltx, .xlt, .xltxm, .csv, .ods, .tab, .tsv and .txt. Users can easily open or import, edit as well as save or export spreadsheets and other documents with Google Sheets. Converting Excel files to Sheets and vice versa is also very easy.

Google Sheets has an intuitive user interface that makes the onboarding process quick and easy for teams and businesses. There’s no need to invest in special classes, training sessions or even how-to guides to use and navigate through the spreadsheet platform.

In addition to its clean and user-friendly interface, Google Sheets also has impressive collaborative properties, which are often considered by many as better than the collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Excel. In fact, it’s the collaboration aspect that helps Google Sheets stand out from other spreadsheet programs, including the biggest one of them all, Microsoft Excel.

As a web-based application, Google Sheets can support multiple individuals working on the same spreadsheet simultaneously without any negative effects on its performance. Any changes made to one or all of the sheets are updated in real-time for everyone, so as to avoid any confusion and to make sure that all collaborators remain in sync with each other and with the project they’re working on. The app will even let users access their spreadsheets from their accounts on multiple devices simultaneously and without any disruption.

The live chat feature allows users who are currently working on the same spreadsheet or document to communicate with each other without the need to leave the platform or use a different application. This makes the collaboration and communication process much more efficient than having to deal with a long string of emails. Google Sheets is fully integrated with a central platform known as Google Workspace, along with other applications like Docs, Calendar, Drive, Gmail and more.

The integration feature also includes Google Finance and Google Translate, which means the user should be able to easily access the benefits of both tools within the app itself by simply entering the appropriate command lines, i.e. googlefinance() or googletranslate().

Google Sheets UI

Google Sheets Benefits

Google Sheets is tailored specifically for online use, although documents and spreadsheets may be downloaded locally through Google Drive so they can be modified or edited offline. While Microsoft Excel still has a much more comprehensive set of features and capabilities, Google Sheets is equipped with all the basic functions and tools that users need to create even relatively sophisticated spreadsheets. There are also add-ons that are available, which offer more customization to address the unique requirements of teams and businesses.

Work with spreadsheets simultaneously without disruptions

Google Sheets lets you work with the same spreadsheets without any disruptions, even if you’re collaborating with team members that are working with different devices and platforms at different locations and time zones. This is mainly due to the fact that files and documents are stored in the cloud, through Google Drive. Any changes made within the stored spreadsheets will automatically reflect for everyone working on the same file. Offline editing is available via mobile or the web browser app.

Easily and securely share files with other users

This is perhaps one of the main advantages that Google Sheets offers its users—the ability to effortlessly and securely share spreadsheets and other documents for collaborative purposes, instead of relying solely on multiple emails to send and receive copies of the document. Ongoing projects, documents and spreadsheets can be shared for real-time editing, chatting, commenting and other collaborative processes.

Google Sheets has a built-in revision history feature that keeps track of all changes made to a specific spreadsheet, document or file. It provides information on the changes that were made to the document and the name of the individuals who edited them. This functionality also gives users the ability to revert or restore the file to an earlier version. Sheets can also be shared or presented in Google Meet, another tool within the comprehensive Google Workspace platform, formerly G Suite.

Integrated Google Chat Spaces for fast and efficient communication

Google Chat Spaces is fully integrated into every Google service within Workspace, which includes Sheets and even Gmail. This means ongoing conversations between team members, collaborators and stakeholders can carry over between different Google applications. With Google Chat Spaces, users can take advantage of features such as presence indicators, custom statuses, collapsible views, expressive reactions and in-line topic threading.

Integration and easy access to other Google products

With Google Workspace serving as a central platform for all Google services, users will also get easy access to other Google products like Google Forms, Google Translate, Google Finance and more, all while working on their Google Sheets. Google Forms can be used for creating and embedding surveys, questionnaires and feedback polls into spreadsheet presentations. Google Translate may be valuable for creating spreadsheets that require language translations. Google Finance is ideal for automatically locating and entering specific financial information into the spreadsheet.

Google Sheets Pricing

As previously mentioned, Google Sheets itself is free to use through the mobile app and web browser extension. The following subscription plans and pricing are based on Google Workspace.

Google Workspace subscription plans start as low as $4.20/user per month for the Business Starter package, $9.60/user per month for Business Standard and $18/user per month for Business Plus. An Enterprise plan is available, but you need to contact Google’s sales team directly for pricing. A 14-day free trial is available and every plan is equipped with all Google Services, such as Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Calendar, Docs, Chat and so much more.

Conclusion

Google Sheets is a decent spreadsheet application for users with relatively modest requirements when it comes to creating, editing and sharing spreadsheets. The free version can be useful for individuals who don’t require the full features and capabilities of the application. The only limitation with this is the storage. Users are going to have to pay to increase their Google Drive storage or subscribe to a Google Workspace plan.

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Google Sheets Product Overview

  • Create powerful spreadsheets.

  • Built-in formulas.

  • Templates.

  • Share with anyone.

  • Edit in real-time.

  • Chat & comment.

  • Explore panel.

  • Add-ons.


Languages Supported: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Tibetan, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Serbian, Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Thai, Spanish, Slovenian

Google Sheets Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Analytics
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Big Data
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Email Integration
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Google Apps Integration
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Travel Management
  • Resource Management
Google Sheets Pricing

Google Sheets Pricing Plans

Personal

Free
  • Spreadsheets

Basic

$5.00
1 user(s) / month
  • Spreadsheets
  • 24/7 Support by Phone, Email, and Online
  • Security and Administration Controls
  • 30GB Cloud Storage

Business

$10.00
1 user(s) / month
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage
  • Smart Search Across G Suite
  • Audit Reports

Enterprise

$25.00
1 user(s) / month

Plans starting from: $5.00/month Credit card required: No

Google Sheets FAQs

Does Google Sheets integrate with any other apps?

Integrations: G Suite, Zapier, MailChimp, Atlassian Marketplace, Formstack, SurveyGizmo, Wrike, Lucidchart, Salesforce, JotForm, Box, Online Form Builder, ScheduleOnce, BetterWorks, Wufoo, Zoho, etc.

What platforms does Google Sheets support?

Google sheets is a cloud-based platform.

Who are the main user groups of Google Sheets?

Users of Google Sheets are individuals, teams, new businesses, SMEs, and large enterprises.

Does Google Sheets offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes.

What are some applications Google Sheets is commonly used in tandem with?

It is most commonly used in tandem with other G Suite tools.

What is Google Sheets generally used for?

This service is used for spreadsheet creation and online collaboration.

Does Google Sheets offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Phone, Email, Online, Help Center, Learning Center, Community.

Does Google Sheets offer an API?

Yes, there is an API offered.

Google Sheets User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.13/5 based on 287 user ratings.
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The sentiment map shows a snapshot of how Crozdesk users have rated Google Sheets over time. It shows how existing users see Google Sheets with regards to its usefulness, ease of use, value for money and customer service.

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"The Google sheet review"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

It can be used by large number of people simultaneously. Each person can edit as required. We can save important data here for a long period.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Large file and data can't be saved here. As large number of people can work on it there are lots of possibility of leaking information.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I used the sheet to share information about a healthcare software and smoothly completed the project with perfect satisfaction

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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What do you like about Google Sheets?

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What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

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4/5
Usefulness
2/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
3/5
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"Fantastic service!"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

I love that Google Sheets allows me to organize my data with my colleagues in real time. I also enjoy using the color coding functions that are offered in this software...it keeps everything simple and easy to look at.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

I am not a big fan of how the spreadsheets adjust with finger motions. I also like seeing my documents in print preview mode when working and this doesn't allow that view. Unfortunately the iPad version of this app is fairly difficult to use in this regard. My coworkers and I have struggled with the difficulty adjusting the page to a viewable and workable size, and it has been quite frustrating. All in all, the pros outweigh the cons by a very wide margin, but this app does come with its frustrations.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Great collaboration tool"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

Everything there is to like about Microsoft Excel but brilliant for collaboration across teams and for sharing, especially when you're not based in the same office or location.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Didn't really dislike anything for which I have used it - have only used the free version but does exactly what i needed it to.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

As I say above it is great for collaborating across teams without having to pass around 'versions' of an excel doc which runs the risk of being out of date or duplicated. Even more so when more often than not you're not in the same physical location as your team. We've used it in many ways - from a way to brainstorm, to schedule planning, to financial reports - anything where visibility to a large audience, accuracy (and also the ability to limit view/editing rights) is a requirement.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
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"the product you should use for business "


What do you like about Google Sheets?

google sheets is very good stand and easy to use and you can reach it online anywhere also helps for data collection and helps for agents to follow up the cases and the rosters

i liked the features of the tables and the quick of the view also i likes the secure of the sharing features

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

i am really did not like that there is so difficulty of formatting and also the low features of the background

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

i had been used this google sheets for placing and preparing rosters and also for follow ups and also for a lot of types and departments

5/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
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"Helpful, Instant updated and Most amazing Software than Offline Excel"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

For instant update from my workers, Edit history, Safe and secured, I really like this.
Firstly i used off-line excel. But had faced many problem. Like, If the power will cutoff, My work has been deleted. But google sheet cover them. They save all my data instantly. Also i can get instant update from my customer. Formula, Form, Survey all needed thing, I got from google sheet.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

I hope from it, Edit history have a clear format. But not get. It's need to update.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

My institutional work, Like as- Accounting, Product purchase, Sale history also keep all data, It's help me more. Also my worker can work live with me.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"Excellent for a free software"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

The few times I’ve used Google Sheets I ended up getting really annoyed at little idiosyncrasies in various things from formula making to formatting that were different from what I was used to in Excel. I suppose if I were forced to use it I would be faster, but currently I have no reason to.

It’s kind of like Dvorak vs Qwerty where one is supposed to be better in theory (more ergonomic -> ability to easily collaborate online) but everyone is used to the standard anyway so it ends up being more of a hassle than it’s worth.

Office 365 is awful online though, Google does do that part much better.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

I (along with most of us I assume) have been committed to Excel most, if not all, of our careers. Today I had someone in a startup preach to me about the wonders of Google Sheets and how superior it is compared to Excel. I don't believe any of it for one second and was immediately offended by this heretic. Though since I've never used it before I was wondering, from those who have had enough experience with both, why would someone switch to Google Sheets? I understand it's supposed to promote collaboration, but I can't see that being the only value-add. What am I missing here?

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

Data presentation — the well-known tabular format first made famous by excel is easy to navigate and isn’t much worse looking than a custom frame that would have taken days to tweak

Sorting — viewing metrics from highest-to-lowest and vice-versa is very important for analysing Amazon data Filtering — as with the above, people will be searching criteria based on parameters (e.g. rating < 4.2)

Copy protection — data is my product, so if I didn’t use Google Sheets I would have had to install CloudFlare to prevent illicit scraping of my data

Sharing/auth of users — its so easy to add new emails and adjust permissions of existing ones, I can even add people who provide a non-Google email!

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Works Well"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

I love how Google Sheets is organized. I use it to create tasks or organize my weekly assignments. I have to see each assignment and put notes to it. I like to have a to-do list and also put each set of information in Google Sheets. I wouldn't change it for nothing. I also love how I can share each Google Sheet with other team members and people who must view my sheets. This has helped me with my work.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

I dislike how sometimes, it can be a bit much. It helps me with my work, but at the same time it can be alot to go over. It would be nice to have more helpful tips added on the side of Google Sheets. Daily helpful ideas and creative ideas to help with Google Sheets. This would be really neat. I also wish Google Sheets had more elements to it. That's about it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I have been using Google Sheets to work on my lists and project lists. I also write down important information and share it with members of mine. I also have been using Google Sheets to help me with putting my creative ideas down. Google Sheets has great sharing options that I use and it has helped me put my main thoughts into a creative area. This has been very helpful and I will continue to use.

3/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"What More Can You Want in a Spreadsheet?"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

There's so much to like about Google Sheets - it integrates so well with the rest of the Google Suite, and it is incredibly easy to use. The features are both useful and functional, and the Sheets can be made to look very attractive to boot.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

There is very, very little to dislike about Google Sheets. It has all of the features I could want, all in a well-organized and free package. I guess that, if I had to nitpick, I would wish that that the add-ons were less clunky. But it's a pretty neat and clean software.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Best online spreadsheet app"

// Founder at Nepal Agro Farmers Alliance (NAFA)

What do you like about Google Sheets?

I like its cloud accessibility and collaboration features that allow me to create, edit, and share my spreadsheets online with ease.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

This software requires a Google account, and a user has to log in to the account every time to access it.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"Google Sheets easy to use"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

I have used Google Sheets a lot since I can use it in my university together with my colleagues for the inclusion of data, it is something similar to exel what I think is very good and easy to use it is very simple really for my projects in the university has helped me a lot of its ease of use I am very happy to see this software used.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

as I said it is something similar to exel what I would like your software to make improvements in its updates and offer more tools at the time of use, that are clearer and easier to handle your interfaces with new functions and improvements in data inclusions and power programs more with this rest tool everything seems great

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I have been using it in my university for the inclusion of data to be able to keep a good control of each one of my projects and scores.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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""Excellent spreadsheet""


What do you like about Google Sheets?

Google Sheets is a great tool with which we can perform various tasks either budget combinations of cells is very useful in numerical balances for our team is a pleasure since with it we can not only use the different templates that this tool has if Not that you can start doing it from scratch and modify them to your liking, you can import images or graphics which you can use in your template.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

We can edit the different templates and modify to taste but when there is no data, their import is difficult in terms of the information load, in fact it has a series of images which are not of good quality and somewhat obsolete must be counted With good data to use it and even the same thing happened to me with the graphics.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I use it very often because we carry very important numerical balances and it is a very useful tool in our company we have different departments which must distribute the information quickly and efficiently, which with this tool helps us because it immediately uploads it to the cloud and we do not have the need to load documents so she alone saves us the work I recommend it a lot because it is a saving of time and security.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Its one of the best cloud based spreadsheet."


What do you like about Google Sheets?

It comes for free with ones google account making it easily accessible from any device at any anytime. Since it is cloud-based and your changes are auto saved in real-time.
Documents can be easily shared and they have sharing security option where you can choose who to give write and read credentials.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Google Sheets is cloud-based meaning it needs internet connectivity it has the edit offline option but it does not always work, so the spreadsheet is not updated.
It lacks some very important features that Microsoft Excel offers.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

We have been able to analyze data and create charts in real time with our partners in other parts of the world saving as a lot of time which is money.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
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"Google Sheets, free application to edit spreadsheets and share information."


What do you like about Google Sheets?

Google Sheets, it allows to edit worksheets in real time with other users, it is very easy to use, the graphic interface is friendly and similar to Microsoft Excel. Each change or modification on the document is made automatically in real time. Additionally, Google sheets allows you to grant privileges over documents

The information is hosted in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

For me the advantages are huge, The only detail is that Google Sheets requires an internet connection

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

He has used Google Sheets to share information in real time with team members.
Google Sheets is very useful because the information is hosted on a single site and is available in real time.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Google Sheets"


What do you like about Google Sheets?

What I like most is that it allows me to edit my document from my cell phone, it is very comfortable and all the changes are saved automatically, besides several people can work simultaneously in the same file

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

When the calculation sheet has a lot of data it can take time to load, everything else is excellent

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I manage the database of my users using Google spreadsheets, it also allows me to make online modifications and quick searches

5/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
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"Google Sheets Review 2019 "

// System Administrator at Life Time Inc.

What do you like about Google Sheets?

I like that Google Sheets can run on any computer I'm on as long as I have an internet connection. The functionality is very to other popular spreadsheet programs I also use such as Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice. Though I didn't completely switch to Google Sheets, I find that it's smoother to use. I can navigate and use the various formatting tools easier. Google Sheets has all the formula capabilities I need. Another strong point is that I can smoothly save files locally or to my cloud drive.

Also, shareability is the greatest asset of the Google Drive platform. I do everything in Google Sheets. Budgets, asset tracking, bids, etc. It's an extremely versatile platform with all the wonderful features of Excel and then some. It's great to be able to see where someone else is editing—when a cell is highlighted—be able to pull data from multiple sheets into one, use drop-downs, code if/then statements, etc. There's really quite a lot you can do if you understand design and make use of the extra functions in the program.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

The only gripe is that Sheets is really an online-only platform. Yes, you can technically download items and keep them "offline," but offline mode has always been sterile at best, and unavailable or unreliable at most. The best features for Sheets come with access to the cloud, and every time you're editing a file and lose internet access for a minute you lose the entire ability to edit your sheet. It's not just annoying, sometimes it completely prevents you from finishing work. For any offline needs, Excel or Numbers is the better way to go. I also wish that exporting PDFs were easier. Currently, there's no way to export only the selected area across all tabs at once. You can either export the entire workbook, and all cells at that, or you can individually export the selected area on current tabs, one at a time. It's not a huge deal, but it creates more menial tasks and bloats the workflow for exporting certain workbooks.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

It has been useful in collaborating with team members who live out of state. Anyone can sign up for different time slots in the same document in real time, or insert other useful information we can all see.

5/5
Usefulness
3/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
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"Sheets is a great spreadsheet option"

// Instructional Technology Facilitator at Greenville County Schools

What do you like about Google Sheets?

Google is making large strides in the industry, and Sheets is one example of that. No more than 5 years ago, Sheets wasn't a serious contender, but now Sheets has secured a space in the industry. Here's what I love about Google Sheets:
- It's cloud-based. So no need for downloading anything or using hard drive space.
- It's linked with your Google account. So if you're using Gmail or Drive already, then Sheets is free, available and ready to go.
- It constantly saves and syncs with the cloud. I needn't worry about a computer shutdown, forgetting to save, any of that. Plus - I can access the Sheet anywhere at anytime.
- There's a nice app available for Android and Apple users. It's not extremely robust, but it gets the job done if you need to access and edit a spreadsheet on a mobile device.
- The strength, features of Sheets are growing rapidly. Initially, I would've argued that Excel was the better spreadsheet option; however, I'm more on the fence now. Sheets has an extensive amount of advanced features available.
- Sheets offers add-ons that can make the spreadsheet even more useful. I'd recommend exploring FormMule (creating a Form from a Sheet), flubaroo (for grading assistance), Yet Another Mail Merge (for mail merging), and AutoCrat (for all sorts of things). Explore the G Suite Marketplace to find lots of other ideas and options.
- In my opinion, Sheets is the easiest spreadsheeting platform that I've used to create graphs. It's quite intuitive in that it usually correctly "guesses" the type of graph I'm trying to create. This is also effortlessly accomplished with the Explore and Insert features. If I don't like the graph it creates, I can easily adjust/edit. No problem at all.
- The comment features is great for collaboration. And on the topic of collaboration, Sheets is built with collaboration in mind. It's simple and easy to have multiple users on the same spreadsheet working at once.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

No major concerns. All in all, Sheets is a great platform with a user-friendly look and feel. If you are familiar with spreadsheets from competitors, then making the switch is not difficult. Although Google doesn't always offer the best support (even with the G Suite training feature in the top right), there's always YouTube videos or blogs you can read that will help. As with other G Suite tools, I would also point out that you are limited by your cloud storage package, and while that can get expensive, I do believe it is competitively priced given that you have access to all of the G Suite tools.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

Advanced data analysis, creating to do lists, building graphs/charts effortlessly, collaboration with teammates.

5/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
4/5
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"Basic to perform tasks of dynamic tables"

// Senior Project Manager at IKEA Group

What do you like about Google Sheets?

Its operation is simple, it has the basic options to make a table correctly, you can insert elements and complements and also allows you to perform some more technical functions which is positive if the level of the dynamic table is advanced, you can complement it with the rest of tools available on the google platform and that is important.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

It is still very basic and limited, it is not dynamic, not very flexible and only offers basic solutions to make the boards, it does not contain commands and options that allow you to interact or link with more complex software that can increase the potential of the tool.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

In the design department, calculation tables must be made for each project we carry out, the google sheet platform allows us to do it quickly to share the document efficiently, a task that we do frequently.

4/5
Usefulness
2/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
3/5
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"Google sheets Review"

// Accountant at NteK Solutions

What do you like about Google Sheets?

Accessible any time from anywhere provided you have internet with and no need to fear for unsaved things.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Its not workable when internet is disconnected.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I made my customized ERP system by using Google sheets

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
3/5
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"Cloud Spreadsheet Edition"

// Analista at Consejo Federal de Gobierno

What do you like about Google Sheets?

I like its function import XML, through which you can open a Web page and extract any information required

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

When I want to make dynamic tables, it is very difficult to make them from there, because this is very easy to do in Excel

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

I have shared my company's financial information with my assistant in a single click

3/5
Usefulness
3/5
Ease of use
1/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Google Sheets is a great 'do-it-together' solution!"

// Marketing & Event Manager at i-team Global

What do you like about Google Sheets?

What I like the most is the easy to use setup. It works on your computer, tablet and mobile phone. When there's internet you can easily access your docs. Beside that there’s an option to share/assign documents to others (eg. Team members). This way multiple people can contribute in the same document what is a great plus and can speed things up big time!
If there's no internet you can still edit all documents and all will be automatically updated when the internet connection is restored.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Google docs is at the right track but there are some point that need some attention.
Especially the most used program as ‘Word’ works fine but still not al options to edit are available in Google Sheets. Also the user interface of ‘Word’ and ‘Excel’ are at some points slightly different that the original versions of Microsoft. An other point that should have more attention is the support. There’s a lot of support info to be found online but Google does not provide support for Google Sheets by e.g. telephone or chat service.

3/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
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"Very useful"

// Legal writer at Upwork

What do you like about Google Sheets?

With Google sheets, I scheduling of tasks, taking notes and other tasks is made easy. Kudos to google!

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

The only thing I can think of is that for Google sheets to work, you have to be signed into gmail account.

5/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Tracking and Management for Everyday Use"

// District Staff Development Coordinator at Ramapo Indian Hills High School District

What do you like about Google Sheets?

The ability to collaborate and track work online, any time, any where. Google takes the basics of everything you know about Excel, and combines it with Google's collaborative environment. You can chat in a side window, leave comments and feedback, and attach 3rd party add-ons to increase the features of the spreadsheet.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

Being an online based program, when you are working with an overabundance of information on one spreadsheet if can tend to lag a little/ take extra time to load. This isn't a deal breaker, and it is quite rare that I am working with that much information that it actually starts to affect my work.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

Combining this with Google Forms and tracking survey results, using it as a sign-up sheet, using it for project management to see what others have accomplished/finished, as a student information inventory, as a book sign-out sheet, and much more.

4/5
Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
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"Easy and Always Available. Handy for Linux users."

// Co-Founder at Manhattan Residential Group

What do you like about Google Sheets?

Google sheets has been a great help when on the road or when I need to share data with a group. I use it primarily to capture data from integrations attached to Zapier.com. It's been integral in my office automation. The Google app store, if you are running on Google Apps, has a number of apps that can help you overcome the lack of advanced features in the basic Sheets. Overall, you ahve a lot of options to make it your best office solution.

What do you dislike about Google Sheets?

I do feel it could be more advanced. It's hard not to compare it to Excel. Using integration definitely helps to make it more useful. There are time when Sheets is down or cannot open a MS version with proper formatting. It's rare.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sheets solve?

Data automation is my number one use for Google Sheets. With Zapier integrations and Google App store options, I am able to be for more efficient as well as build process for my contractors to ensure they do not make mistakes. By having templates, I can also make sure all the user int eh company stay on message and brand

4/5
Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Customer service
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