What Is Google Sheets?

Online spreadsheet making tool that helps in creating, editing & sharing spreadsheets in real-time through any PC, mobile or tablet.

Who Uses Google Sheets?

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it is a spreadsheet making & editing tool with built-in templates, pivot tables, conditional formatting & more.

Google Sheets Details

Google

Founded in 2012

Google Sheets Details

Google

Founded in 2012

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Free Trial

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Google Sheets deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Google Sheets Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Calculators
  • Calendar Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Support
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Management
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Workflow Management

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Google Sheets Reviews

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Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jakub G.
Jakub G.
marketing in Czechia
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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

5 2 months ago New

Comments: 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.
Director of Religious Education in US
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Anyone Can Use It!

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: 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.
Head of Core Curriculum in US
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A good free alternative to Excel—if you need free

3 2 years ago

Comments: 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.
Mahmudul islam S.
Civil engineer in Bangladesh
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google sheets is good for remote work with teammates

5 3 months ago

Comments: 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.
Analyst in US
Banking, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Like Excel but Anywhere!

5 last month New

Comments: 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.