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Google Sheets

Cloud-based spreadsheet and collaboration platform

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Google Sheets Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Google Sheets product overview

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos

Google Sheets pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

11.9K

Price starts from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Google Sheets features

Functionality

4.4

/5

11.9K
Total Features22 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Access Controls/Permissions
Document Management
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
Document Storage
API
Commenting/Notes

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Google Sheets users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

11.9K

Positive reviews

96%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.08/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
This software is easy to use and keeps our team on the task at hand with helping to perform at our best. A great tool for maximizing our productivity with each client.

SC

Shantel C.

The feature that I like most about this software is that it is integrated into the Google software collection. This makes it super easy for me to access on any device that I am signed into Google on.

SP

Shaun P.

I liked how it pretty much modeled after excel but seemed easier to use at the same time. Also being able to just share with anyone and choose whether or not that person can edit is super helpful too.

MC

Michael C.

Cons
Google Sheets suffers from severe slowdowns when working with a few hundred rows of data. Don’t even bother if there are complex equations within those rows.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

When downloading to a Word document on your laptop, there is often formatting error and glitches which can be annoying.

JD

John D.

It can be frustrating when there's no information online about troubleshooting some formula errors.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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Overall Rating

Love Google Sheets to get stuff done!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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A spreadsheet tool for collaborative work

Reviewed 4 months ago

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A complete worksheet solution with polished sharing features

Reviewed 2 months ago

Google Sheets offers rock-solid collaboration tools. Since my organization lives inside Google Workspace this is critical. We do not miss Excel, nor the additional cost.

Pros

Google Sheets is a robust worksheet software that can do 95% of what the average user will expect from Excel and other competitors. The formulas work about the same, therefore the learning curve is not steep. The sharing features are polished and very granular, allowing you to share at different levels depending on your needs. This is understandably robust, as Google practically invented the collaboration features in productivity software. Other pros are automatic saving of files, constant improvement of the app, an increasing set of "add-ons" from external providers.

Cons

The apps for Android phones and IOS are lacking a lot. Over Ipad, for example, I almost always find myself going back to my laptop.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Anyone Can Use It!

Reviewed 9 days ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A good free alternative to Excel—if you need free

Reviewed 2 years ago

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...

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google sheets is good for remote work with teammates

Reviewed 3 months ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Like Excel but Anywhere!

Reviewed a month ago

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.

Google Sheets FAQs and common questions

Google Sheets has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free
Free Trial: Available


Google Sheets has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Google Sheets supports the following languages:
English


Google Sheets supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Yes, Google Sheets has an API available for use.


Google Sheets integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Outlook, Google Analytics, Zapier, Google Workspace, Trello, Google Drive, Slack, Mailchimp


Google Sheets offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Chat

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