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Google Sheets


4.5 / 5
3440 reviews


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3440 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Cloud, SaaS, Web

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  • Google
  • www.google.com

About Google Sheets

Designed to create, modify, and share spreadsheets in real-time. Pre-made templates, chatting and commenting are available.


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Google Sheets Features

  • Analytics
  • Audit Trail
  • Calculators
  • Charting
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Templates

Google Sheets Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great Functionality, Great Tool

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is a fantastic and free software app of G suite. It offers basically the same functionality as Excel Spreadsheets, without the necessity of Microsoft Office. Its design (using the same formula functions and structure as Excel) allows users familiar with Excel to use Sheets with ease. An added benefit is the Google Forums that let users consult other users for support and formula FAQ.

Sheets functions can also extend to additional Sheets on the same Google Drive, allowing users to access and analyze data in other departments without duplicating the information on to separate Sheets.

The potential ubiquity and cost (free) of Sheets is likely its most advantageous element. From large corporations to small businesses, the features of Sheets can be accessed by anyone with a Gmail account, and is not limited by added costs or extra purchases.

Cons: With the frequent updates and the availability of support from both Google and other users, it's difficult to find notable faults with Google Sheets. The addition of being able to live chat with support in real time would be beneficial for issues that require time-sensitive assistance, but overall, Sheets' support options are well structured and helpful.

Overall: As a whole, Sheets is helpful for various business functions from budgets and inventory, to organization of lists, SKUs, and entire databases of data. Along with the other applications of G Suite, Sheets is a time saver and easy to use.

Even for the common person with a regular Gmail account, the use of Sheets to organize financial information, plan events, or prioritize tasks is incredibly helpful.

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Powerful web-based application for spreadsheets

Nov 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is one of the powerful application that allows me to create, edit and share spreadsheets online. I have been using this app since it was lunched. The most interesting thing I can log in with my Gmail account and it keeps backup of my files. The most interesting feature of Google sheets is when we do work it saves our work automatically, that saves time and makes us tension free about losing data.

Secondly I would like to say its templates are really helpful and makes much easy ways of doing work. Templates saves our time which we have to spend on formatting and creating the design. If I talk about the work benefits of this application they are uncountable and fantastic.

Cons: As far as I am concerned with this application it is full of features and gives us easy ways of working on it. I do not think so that there could be any bad thing happening while working. Well It works perfectly by providing us fantasist services. It is a full of featured application that works outstandingly and never lets us face any kind of big issue I do say I have to face sometimes technical errors but they does not go against this application because they work on their product and never lets the user have any kind of problem.

Overall: As I have highlighted the business benefits in pros also. It saves much important time of user and gives effective features with the ease of use. I prefer Google sheets then using Excel on many phases.

Just like Excel but better!

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like ease of using this software. I am a mystery shopper and most of my assignments require lists that use this format. On any assignment, I may have around 2000 grocery items to locate and update. I find it easy to select cells to enter their UPC codes , ounces, or general data, multiplying or adding formulas are easy. I am thankful I recently had a computer programs refresher course last semester that taught how to edit spreadsheets. You can also sync your progress so you won't lose progress. This is a BIG plus to me! You don't know how many times I was using Microsoft Excel and my tablet died and my information was lost because it didn't sync! I had to return to the location and start back over and write the prices down during and after the tablet died again. Google sheets sync without me having to save anything. It even allows me to work offline, which is fantastic. Every edit/change is automatically updated and saved. I don't have to be connected to the internet and it still sync my sheets. I love Google sheets.

I also use it for receipts and inventory for my online Clothing Boutique "Beauty Dior Divas". The color formats are great, I like the choice of change. I used sheets to analyze and graph my sales monthly. I help my mom with her business, I set up here monthly sales and chart her losses and gains to compare to the same month but previous year. I love the ease of sharing your sheets by email. My scheduler can edit the forms, if necessary.

Cons: None, I have no problems with Google sheets.

Overall: Google Sheets have helped me out when Microsoft Excel let me down. I had a school account for MS Suites. On one of my assignments, all of my data was lost when my tablet died. After that I found Google sheets ony Chrome book, it worked with or without the internet. I syned all the time after every edit. It works great with my invoices and school assignments. I can insert charts, format cells, find and replace data, save to my SD card or my device, attach to emails and edit Excel files to save on my device. This software I'd very useful.

Share the load of projects effectively

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to work on a project with another teammember simultaneously. This helps increase productivity and cut down on back and forth communications. Its nice to be able to discuss on a project on the phone and look through a sheet together even when video call with screen sharing is not available. I've found google sheets most helpful for tracking data on monthly events and being able to review the year on the whole.

Google sheets makes working across Mac/Windows computers much easier. Its nice to not have to worry about being able to see/access a sheet due to the other party not having and updated platform for Excel.

Cons: I caution working on google sheets together without having an agreed upon method for data management. Simple rules like 'only numbers OR only letters' in a single cell can be a good starting point. Frustrations can really rise if there is misunderstanding on general sheet management. You may find yourself documenting the same thing just on different sheets within the same sheet if you don't start with some basic rules.

Like google docs is similar but not the same as Word, so is google sheets to Excel. There are limitations to the functions in google sheets but it is an excellent starting point.

Biggest downside on the whole is being tied to an internet connection to be able to access information.

Overall: Positive but often abused. I find myself in constant reminder to my team to have conversations about the direction we want to take in creating a doc/sheet before embarking. Working in today's generation it is often easy to slip into majority type or text for communication and forgetting the importance of verbal conversation. Often it can take longer for both parties to brainstorm, type, review, share, read, digest, type, review, respond, and so on and so forth.

Easy to access

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It is so handy to have access to my sheets anytime I need them and have access to the internet. It's great that this is integrated with GSuite and can transfer over to Excel (for the most part) as well. It's extremely handy to be able to give access to a particular sheet to virtually anybody and quite handy to be able to place restrictions on certain shared users to not be able to modify a certain area/cell, etc. It has most of the same functionality that you'd find in Excel, with a few modifications. That factor makes it clean and simple to use for less complicated tasks.

Cons: It's deceiving in that it works so closely to Excel, but it doesn't have near as much of the capability as it's counterpart. You could be creating a rather complicated workbook needing to reference various sheets while utilizing intricate functions and then realize that it won't do what you need it to. This is in part because a lot of the functions are the same/altered. Not a problem because this isn't Excel, but it just takes a bit to get used to the differences and then remember them when you switch between the two quite frequently. It also limits the amount of data you can store on it to whatever is available in your Drive. Again, shouldn't be a problem unless you plan on storing a vast amount of data in one place that could build up rather quickly.

Overall: If I were to compare Excel and Google Sheets to horses, I would say Excel is more of a workhorse, capable of moving mass bits of information while Sheets would be more of your racehorse, best used for quick bits of information that you need to get to your team instantaneously. Both are necessary, just function a little different. If you stay within the bounds, Sheets is fantastic.

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It's not Excel, it's Google Sheets

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Many know and make use of the Office tool called Excel. However, to make use of it you must pay a significant amount of money to have it at your computer's hands, although today there is the application to be downloaded in the different intelligent electronic equipment.

However, Google has found a way to make this tool simpler with "Google Sheets". Wherever you are, at any time, and at any time, this platform gives you the possibility of having it on hand, without having to download absolutely anything, nothing more than to enter the web, and you will have your spreadsheet immediately. The functions that it has, obviously, are very similar to those of Excel. Although it is not innovative, it is more than correct that it has a resemblance to the office, since all users of any generation will feel familiar with the program.

But Google Sheets goes further. When doing your accounting, this tool gives you the possibility of having an integrated chat where users who are connected to the spreadsheet can talk ... Simultaneously!

In addition, you can leave notes in the cells, such as Excel, but the best thing is that if someone adds information to the annotations or solves them, you will receive a notification to your email.

Now, what makes Google Sheets a great difference to Excel is the so-called "ImportXML". This is a function that will allow you to open a Web page and extract any information from it.

Therefore, this is a worthwhile tool, above all, it is free. You only have to hav

Cons: The only big drawback of this format is information storage. You could say that this tool is better to use at the moment, and not for large projects. If an error occurs with the system or with the device you use, you may lose your information. Keep in mind that you are not using installed software, but a virtual platform that gives you the possibility of having a spreadsheet. It is probably the only deficiency that has, and although it is not Excel, it can not be compared as something better.

Love Google Sheets paired with Google Drive

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is free, easy to use and with google drive I can use it across all my tech phone, computer and iPad! It is similar enough to Microsoft Excel that the learning curve is small. One of the best things is how easy it is to use paired with Google Drive. I can up date sheets on my phone, computer or iPad and the change is universal. If I am at the doc office with time to spare. I can write a program on my phone. Then go to gym and access it on my computer to display on big screen or make modifications via my iPad or computer. I can update a sheet and allow my partner to see changes and he can make adjustments to the sheet if necessary.

I am an athletic performance coach and personal trainer. I use it write my workouts, keep up with athletes assessments and measurements. Use formulas to calculate stats, BMR, calories, etc. it has become a crucial part of how I run my personal business.

Cons: There are a few nuances that are not intuitively obvious compared to using Excel. I had trouble freezing 2 columns etc the way I would in excel. The minor inconveniences are small compared to the great savings and the flow between google software products that make this software a tool that I would not want to give up!

Overall: This allows me to increase productivity for the business. I can work from anywhere I have a spare moment. Updating spreadsheets on the go. If I can't make it to the gym, I can update a workout in the spread sheet on my phone which my partner can immediately access at the gym from the iPad and display on monitor for athletes arriving thanks to sheets paired with google drive.

We are a small operation and any additional cost, however small, is a big deal. Even if I had the resources, I can not see paying for Excel when Sheets meet and exceed my expectations! Again learning curve is small and intuitively obvious especially if you are a user of Excel

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Gets the job done when you need to share all the spreadsheets

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our company has offices in various places around the country, and we have client-facing reps in multiple offices, so being able to share client information and notes easily is something that we've been working to perfect. Sure, there are project management software solutions, but finding a place to keep a running list of clients and relevant notes has been a work in progress. Google Sheets finally seems to have become the Gold Standard for us. We have so many spreadsheets, and while it can sometimes feel overwhelming the number of Sheets we have shared in our company, it's working for us. Each team has their own, teams have shared Sheets, we create them for fires we need to put out, and more. The fact that they are living documents allow us to see in real-time where we are with various clients, leave notes for each other, see what's coming up, and more.

One of my personal favorite features is that I can tag a coworker into a document if I have a question about something. Similar to Twitter or Facebook, a simple @ and their name alerts them to my comment, so they know they have an action item in a certain Sheet. It's really streamlined some of our processes, and in one case, even eliminated a meeting because we can now simply keep a Sheet updated and everyone just knows to check in regularly.

Cons: There are just a few things that are off compared to Excel, and I'm a Microsoft gal by nature, so there has been a little bit of a learning curve. Other than that, it's simple, straightforward, and gets the job done.

FREE SPREADSHEET @ ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Very easy to use.

- No licence fees required to use this spreadsheet

- Auto save for person's important data, so no need to remember for saving of data.

- All the formulas of mathematics can be used very easily.

- Pivot table and pivot chart can be prepared in easy manner.

- V lookup and H lookup is possible very easy and convenient manner.

- It is cloud based so that person can use her/his data from every corner of world, by just sing in with her/his gmail id

- Person can access this spreadsheet from any computer whereas other spreadsheet software required her/his own computer to access data already prepared.

- Large number of sheets can be prepared under one parent spreadsheet.

- If person is using google drive for any specific folder for her/his computer, then all the excel files automatically gets converted to google sheet when s/he access her/his google drive.

- Very easy and simple as offline excel.

Cons: well it is very few and difficult to identify but still there are few

- Some functions are difficult to use compare to excel

- One function of excel which is format printer, till time I am not able find the same in google sheets

- For generating raw wise series of serial nos. for example 1...100 , in excel person just need to take cursor on bottom right hand side of cell and s/he can drag with mouse and then press button of fill series. In google sheet this simple process becomes difficult.

- As the data remains on cloud privacy of data becomes the main issue, and due to this reason only few people use this kind of software.

- Like google drive google sheets also become redundant if there is problem of internet connectivity.

Overall: Easiness of access of my spreadsheet data. And very importantly anywhere access of my important data.

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You can mostly forget Microsoft Excel

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is an excellent replacement for Microsoft Excel (for most users, see notes in my "Cons" list for more info): For almost everything I need, Google Sheets replaces Microsoft Excel and more (meaning that it adds features beyond what Excel can accomplish).

Collaboration is key: Real time collaboration is excellent in this software. My current most common use case is doing research with a real time collaborator. Both of us type into the same spreadsheet at the same time as we talk about our research subject and fill out different parts of the spreadsheet. We then leave multiple comments for our research assistant who follows through by replying back to comments, filling in more data, and leaving comments back as questions arise.

Ease of use: Maybe this is more the GUI, but I feel Google Sheets is easier to use than Microsoft Excel, although both are very similar. Google keeps the option menus concise, with keeping the most used features easily accessible.

Cons: Depending on your size of spreadsheet, Google Sheets may move slowly. This started for me when I reached about 9,000 rows in one tab of one spreadsheet with multiple formulas and conditional formatting settings that are constantly running. For me, this is completely understandable being a web-based spreadsheet, and the ease of collaborating with a research assistant outweighs the spreadsheet slowing down. I am now over 13,000 rows of data and 47 columns (which is well over half of one million data points on a single page), and I still believe the collaborative functions outweigh the spreadsheet slowing down.

For most users, not being a copy of Excel is fine and won't go unnoticed. For advanced users do some serious testing before completely switching over to make sure what you need is available. Check the forums (which are very active) for answers to questions too.

Overall: The most important benefits are collaboration, ease of use, and packed features. Google is also excellent at updating features and having a very active forum answering questions that come up.

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Customized Business Processes & Collaboration

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use google sheets quite heavily, in fact I would say that Gsuite @/User/Month accounts for half of our software solutions I use for the company. At 1/17th the cost of the other half of our software solutions. Sheets is so much more than a spreadsheet software. The instant collaboration and sharing /security /publishing features turn a static spreadsheet into a vibrant work space, that with some basic understanding of functions like indirect and vlookup can auto populate information across multiple tabs to be filtered and served to different formats as applicable to their usage. When you couple this with the power of Google Forms to gather the data initially, you can create custom work flows that can power your business processes. In turn using google app scripts to link the sheet to Google Fusion Tables offer real time updates to HTML customized data "cards" which may be published with specific security allowances and embedded or reached via a URL. I use a google form to deliver real time production information to our users in a dashboard format. This same data is delivered in spreadsheet format to ensure that all production is delivered to the client. Additionally a separate uses a queried import range function filters that same data so we can make a confirmation call the day before an appointment. To recap: one sheet powers: dashboard, production delivery, and appointment confirmation... across 3 different interfaces.

Cons: There are only a few things that come to mind when considering shortfalls. One major thing for me is the inability for a user that has the ability to edit a column or range (but not the full sheet) to use a filter on that column. I have solved this issue by creating separate sheets and using import range (so native data cannot be harmed) and allowing users that I would like to allow to filter to have editing access to that entire sheet. They can then apply filters to display the data that has been imported. However, they have to frequently update/reapply these filters as they do not update dynamically as the native data is added or changed.

Overall: I have eliminated the need for two full time positions as I have virtually automated their data entry functions with interconnected sheets and data import functions.

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Super Easy and Accessible (Also Great for Shared Editing)

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has most of the features of Excel, but you can more easily use it and collaborate with others. Sounds weird, but my boss has been stuck in the 1970s and was recording all customer orders (10-25 per day) on paper. The problem was, we never knew who had "the book" to record orders. I suggested creating a Google Sheet for this, and he actually went for it! Now all our sales team can easily fill in orders and record what products need to be restocked. It's not exactly the best system, but it's a huge improvement from where we were.

I also appreciate the ease of use when it comes to adding JavaScript. I was able to put in a little JS that pops you to the first empty left cell when you open the Sheet so you don't have to scroll and select it. Sounds small, but after a few years of using a sheet, that would be thousands of orders to scroll through. I also was able to use JS to automatically create a backup of our Sheet every evening after we close and deposit it into a folder on my Google Drive.

If you have questions about "how to __________ in Google Sheets," Google is your friend. It has provided excellent documentation to solve issues and answer questions about its functionality.

Cons: I wish there were an easy way to set the width of columns to be equal. I like a uniform look, just a preference, but you can't do that easily with Google Sheets. The JavaScript I wrote to pop you to the first empty left cell also takes 15-20 seconds to take effect, even though the code is as efficient as it could be, and there are only a few dozen rows in one of our Sheets. Not sure why it takes so long. Oh well, though.

That's probably about it. I'm not using it for any complex accounting, so I can't speak to that.

Overall: Simplified workflow with keeping track of items we need to order--our entire sales team is able to edit the Sheet at once, which really helps.

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Keeping data sheets in order and at hand has never been easier

Nov 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It has all the options and functionality of other spreadsheet programs but is completely free to use as long as you have a Google Account. In this same topic, it actually saves your files to your Google Drive, so you can work on them on different computers or smartphones as long as you have internet and can get them from the cloud.

It has all the essential functions for basic data calculations and work, as well as all the tools for filtering, organization, and accesibility provided by other spreadsheet programs. It also gives the user templates for varied purposes, such as to-do lists, budgets, schedules, calendars, financial statements, and many more! If you need a fast and stylish template to get your finances or schedules in order, this program is excellent for that.

Another advantage is that you can share files with other people through Drive functionalities, which lets them access and modify said spreadsheets easily. It also lets you save the files in formats that can be used in other programs, such as .xlsx, .odf and .pdf, which means people who do not have the app can also access the files through other programs.

Cons: There can be some formatting issues when using the files created in Sheets on other programs, which requires the user to be attentive when saving it as another format. It can also be confusing with the auto-save feature, since it means sometimes the changes you apply will be saved automatically and it can be hard to revert them. This happens especially if you are used to using the "Save as..." option from other programs. However this should only be a problem if one doesn't pay close enough attention.

Overall: It has been a great tool for keeping lists, schedules, budgets, and other organization-related documents. I love the fact that everything gets saved and stored in Google Drive, since I don't fear losing the files if anything should happen to copies stored in my computer. This also lets me share files easily with co-workers, which speeds up communication and decision-making.

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Outstanding online Google Sheets.

Nov 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is the platform where we can do many things in very short time. It has been an advance invention for us. The most important things I like about this application is the way it manages and organizes our data and gives us easy ways of having a perfect command. To create a spreadsheet is very simple and easy with highly developed features. I love the method of editing and formatting it provides. Google sheets is a frequently used application because of its being a useful product. If I talk over the templates they are like a gift and let us do our work in very short time. The best advantage of this application is here that we can use it anywhere and anytime. No limitations occur here. So keep it up for bringing more interesting features and functions.

Cons: To write about the least thing is a bit difficult because Google sheets is on the right directions. If I talk about the improvements I would say it's team is really excellent at developing this application they always keep it on right track and resolve all of the issues immediately that is the sign of the best quality product. Honestly speaking there is nothing bad that I should write here, even in the last I will say it is a powerful application of powerful company.

Overall: Overall experience of using this application is not bad. It is a product that allows us to create, edit and share a high volume of data in such a beautiful organized way. So, I can say that there are much benefits here for every user of Google sheets.

Automating everyday financial calculations and schedules of fellow co-workers...

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Just a short story of how I started using Google Sheets... First, it was for my personal needs of tracking my roulette progress. There were some simple formulas (addition, multiply etc.), few conditional formatting styles (when it's red on a wheel, I wanted my cell with i.e. #23 to be filled in red etc.). Then I started making some sheets in my company for tracking progress of post-production of some media material (photos, videos etc.), changing statuses of publishing process of some listings and putting it all in some more advanced statistical data, and all of those required improving my Google Sheet skills. To sum it all up, again for the sake of statistical inquiries, I made another spreadsheet tracking all of our business (revenues for our services, salaries of our employees, daily/monthly/yearly statistics based on various criteria. All of these, made everyday work so much easier. And then...

I started optimizing those entire spreadsheets so they load and work faster as there were lots of formulas created in the process...

I learned a lot on Google Products Forum as people out there are really willing to help, and now even I started to answer to some of the questions to return for all the help I got.

Mobile application is also working really nice.

Cons: I couldn't think of any deal-breaking negative side of using this application. Team seems to really be adding new features on a regular basis, and the bugs are being squashed at equally timed manner :-)

Overall: Better productivity for daily tasks. Not having to manually calculate various (and long) inputs in our table.

An office favorite

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This zero cost platform integrates relatively well to other spreadsheet programs such as the common excel. Perhaps the most important feature is its availability to multiple users anywhere with a web connection. A true benefit over An office storage drive is that you and your team have access to this anywhere from any device. Just like most of the other Google platform programs, it offers availability while you're in the office, on the plane, or anywhere you have internet. It offers the availability for multiple users to collaborate on a single project and access files that everyone might use. Most of the formulas will transfer from spreadsheet to spreadsheet program with little adjustment.

Cons: One frustrating feature or lack of feature with Google sheets is it's inability to formulate cells from different programs. You may work on a sheet and store it only to open it in excel on a different device and find that some of the advanced formulas didn't transfer or some of the columns don't match. This has only been a minor issue for our team and most have been simple to correct. It just requires you to double check it periodically.

Overall: Multiple members of the team input data into the sheet for their assigned task, as their different deadlines come. This has proven benificial to the entire team as real data is often updated and current. Our benifit has been not having to remote in to a server to add data when away from the office. You simply log into your google account.

Almost as good as Microsoft Excel - Too many 'hidden' features!

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is Google's version of Excel. There really isn't much of a learning curve if you are coming from Excel.

One complaint I hear most often is that Google Sheets isn't 'as powerful' as Excel (in regards to formulas, functions, etc.)

If you know where to look, and if you read the FAQs, you will find that Sheets is very powerful. You need to know where to look. It is very streamlined and uncluttered, which the average user will love. For 95% of the stuff I do in a spreadsheet, I DO NOT need super-advanced functions. (Come on, if you need really advanced stuff, you are already trained for it, or use a full-blown database.)

I like how simple and streamlined Sheets is, but it IS powerful, just like Excel!!

Cons: Unless you really try hard to seek out answers, it is NOT obvious how some of the higher-level functions work (especially if you're used to Excel).

However, to be fair, there is a good "Explore" button, which automatically spits out a whole bunch of information: Averages, comparisons, charts, graphs, etc. It's basically the Google search engine built into a spreadsheet.

The problem is, though, when you have a user who has used Microsoft Excel for 20 years, they will be resistant to anything that looks new. They'll probably call it a poor substitute for Excel, and claim it isn't powerful enough. So, your IT department will need to learn Sheets ahead of implementation, and make sure users know how powerful it is (many times, it's as simple as knowing which menu to use, when looking for a particular feature!)

Overall: Easier to use in 95% of the use cases (easier than Excel). Integrates with all other G Suite apps. Has pretty powerful data insights that automatically spit out some useful results, as long as you've entered in enough data.

Free? Yes. Excel? No.

Sep 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seems to be secure. I have used sheets for a wide variety of applications and if you don't ask too much of it, Sheets will be a very useful basic spreadsheet and organizer for you.

Cons: Any sheet you have that uses 20 or more tabs takes up to 45 seconds for the page to be usable, as it loads all the elements of EVERY tab. Perhaps it could just load the page/tab you ask for and load the rest in the background. This doesn't happen just once, it happens every time you open a different tab in your browser and work in that other tab for a few minutes. When you come back to sheets, it will behave as if you'd never been there.

I'm not sure if this is Google or Firefox who's to blame, but right click functionality for CUT/COPY/PASTE is not there when using Firefox. Those who use right clicking in their workflow will be constantly slowed down by the reminder pop-up and then needing to go to the keyboard to CTRL-C etc...

Overall: I manage the websites for many clients, and keep data I need to run them in Sheets. I know that Sheets offers a macro language, but Google seems to have zero interest in promoting it or offering true educational resources written by a non-coder . I have seen their "help files" and they all seem to assume the user has a degree in computer science. For small projects and spreadsheets that do basic housekeeping, like tabulating totals found on various tabs in a worksheet, it is fine. The lack of a Macro Recorder in 2018 is unfortunate, and surprising given their resources... I

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Google Sheets is the spreadsheet you can carry in your pocket

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is perfect for basic spreadsheets but if you dig off the top layer you can find that Google Sheets is actually quite robust. My favorite part about Google Sheets is that I can write my own functions using JavaScript (or pretty close anyway) to do more complex operations in my spreadsheets. Everyone always says "here use my template for XYZ" and all I can reply with is, ok but did you write your own application for the back-end of the spreadsheet? No? Then you're not using Google Sheets to the height of it's abilities. To top it all off, you can easily load up Google Sheets on your mobile, tablet, or desktop devices in a browser of your choosing or native app and take your spreadsheets with you anywhere you go.

Cons: Some of the things that are lacking in Google Sheets are the ease of adjusting formatting which can sometimes be a little clunky. Inserting links to locations within the spreadsheet was a little buggy for me the last time I used it with the pop-up window displaying off the page. Otherwise, depending on what your spreadsheet is and the device you're loading it on, Google Sheets can sometimes be slightly laggy on the initial load as well.

Overall: Overall Google Sheets is absolutely my go-to spreadsheet software and it really goes above and beyond especially for being free to use for anyone with an account, just outstanding.

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The best for creating spreadsheets and keeping them uptaded online

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: If you have been working with Excel all this time, you will not find it hard to use Google sheets since it is basically the same, everything Google added is an improvement that makes the job easier, plus you will be able to backup your information online.



The best feature is its responsivness and adaptaivility through devices. You can create the main sheet on your computer, and simply keep it uptaded anytime you need from your mobile phone.

It detects patterns, which allows you to easily fill cells with same type of information (for example, if one column is meant to only be filled up with dates, it automatically will show a calendar when placed on a cell from that column). It makes really easy and fluid to create databases.

There are many ways of modify a function to adapt it to your needs.

Cons: The thing that I don't like is how some format options are hidden, so you need to look for them in the menus which makes everything slower.

For a begginer is hard to start using functions since there is no where to find the basic ones, unless you look for one specific on a search engine. It would be helpful to have easy access to a basic functions lists from the app.

In the mobile app, is hard to navigate on large spreadsheets without ending up selecting and modifying a wrong cell.

Overall: After trying a lot of apps, Google sheets has been the best way to keep track of my finances since it allows me to use it through any device and create and improve a database adapted to my needs .

At my work, it allows us to track the work progress and, through links to any other Google Drive document, we instantly share our results with any team member with access to the spreadsheet.

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Excellent collaboration for straight forward spreadsheets, probably cannot replace excel yet though.

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Like GoogleDocs, the collaboration and ease of use is excellent. You can create a spreadsheet and have fairly advanced functionality that you can share amongst your colleagues with ease. The UI and ease of use is excellent and for many functions will handle the job quite well.

Cons: We found that we still need Microsoft excel because of the inability to do tables natively. While you can format a table in Sheets, it doesn't behave the same way an Excel table will behave where the rows auto expand as you continue to enter data. This means you cannot easily have columns that continue to compute formulas as you enter new data and so I find myself having to place the formulas way down at the bottom of the page to make this work. I've been hesitant to use add-ons in sheets because I don't know if everyone else that I collaborate with would need to install the same add-ons as well. For now, we use sheets where we can and have updated several excel documents into drive that we edit using excel.

Overall: Again, Sheets is really darn close to excel so we are able to use sheets, collaborate at an amazing level and we're spared the expensive licensing cost of excel. Of course in office365 the licensing costs are made far more reasonable but we still have licensed copies of excel that are not associated with Office 365. The functionality that we get from excel is available, vLookups, and formatting based on cell data.

Pros and Cons of Google Sheets

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: * Ease of accessibility. All Google Sheets are automatically saved on Google Drive and can be shared with anyone and anytime. This eliminates the hassle of sending a file back and forth via email.

* All changes to the sheet are trackable. When the sheet is opened, you will always have the option to look at changes that were made by your coworkers. This makes it easy to track your group's progress.

* The "comments" option is very useful. You will always have the option to leave comments throughout the Sheet. This helps to keep everything organized because the comments are contained within the same platform as the sheet itself.

* Gmail pairing. You will have the option to pair your Google Sheet with your Gmail account. This enables notifications. For example, you can have an email sent to you anytime someone edits the Google Sheet, leaves a comment on the Sheet, resolves a comment, etc.

Cons: * Not as powerful as Excel. If you have every worked with Microsoft Excel, you will quickly realize that Google Sheets is no where as powerful as Excel. If you are looking to use complicated formulas or Macros, Excel is the better option for you. However, if you plan on keeping things simple or would just like a Sheet for organization, Google Sheets is a great option for you.

* Difficult to navigate. Again, if you have ever worked with Excel, you are probably very familiar with the command bar and all of the buttons. Google Sheets is not set up the same way as Excel, so it requires some getting used to. If you do purchase this software, plan on spending some time familiarizing yourself with the control panel and all of the buttons.

Overall: Google Sheets has been very helpful to me as a college student. I use it for group projects because it is shareable, easy to organize, and it has the option for leaving comments that your group members will see.

If I have more complex assignments that require some kind of spreadsheet, I will generally use Excel because I am very familiar with it and it allows me to use complicated formulas and Macros.

I don't know how people ever lived without spreadsheets, and Google Sheets is one of the best!

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love everything about this software. I use it every day both in my personal and professional life. It integrates with so many things online to keep track of data from a lot of business information. It is great for list making, for problem-solving, for complicated projects, for sharing information, for reporting, and so much more! I find it so much easier to get the bigger picture of anything involving numbers or lists if I put it in a spreadsheet. The fact that Sheets can compete on an almost side-by-side level with Microsoft Excel and costs nothing is mind-blowing. The fact that it is coupled with Google Drive, and has an app that is pretty decent considering what screen real estate you're working with, and can, therefore, be accessed anywhere, on any computer with an internet connection and that you can collaborate with others on it at the same time no matter where the two of you are is just spectacular. I just cannot say enough great things about this software.

Cons: It would be great if there was a built-in workflow/approval process/document status type system for the team collaboration. As well as a label and or file notes that could be viewed by hovering over or clicking on the file but not actually opening it.

Overall: Organization of all the chaos.

A free and valuable alternative to Excel? It's Google Sheets!

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Sheets is the alternative to Excel. It is a spreadsheet tool created to easily compile and manage sheets composed of a grid of cells. Each cell is arranged into numbered rows and letter-named columns. Sheets facilitates data manipulations thanks to specific formulas.

It features data calculation, graphing tools, chart, macro registration, and many other features.

You can manage your files everywhere and at any time because all the Google Apps works n Cloud. You can also work on them together with other users without any problem. There are different features available to facilitate teamwork: synchronization, auto-saving, commenting suggesting, and chatting tools.

You will always have your files on hand, no matter where you are, you only need an internet connection.

Cons: There are some missing features compared to Excel and some others are not so much intuitive, just as the Freeze option.

On the other hand, there are many tutorials and tips to figure out any issue.

Overall: Google Sheets is one of the Google Apps available inside Google Drive. All these Apps have been developed to create, edit and manage a different kind of files. Starting from Docs and Drawings to Sheets and Slides, Google provides a valuable alternative to the classic MS-Office Suite. Since I discovered them, I've stopped using Microsoft software.

Perfect for Collaboration with a Spread Sheets!

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using excel for a good portion of my life and Google sheets has been extremely helpful with collaboration. If you know Excel then Google sheets should come pretty naturally to you for all of the basic functions. It is a little more of a learning curve if you want to insert complex functions or more advanced options.

If you are collaborating among many people with a sheet this tool is extremely helpful. We use sheets to collaborate our schedules and use updates between the co-workers in my organization. We also use it to collaborate some of our inventory and pricing databases. You can have multiple people working in the same sheet at the same time. You can see the people making changes to it in real-time and even tells you the user making the change. You can use a chat function to communicate while you are doing this as well.

Google sheets is also very helpful when you are needing to use multiple different devices to access the sheets. I use my tablet, laptop, and phone to access and change the files. The Android app is easy to use and easy to learn. Anything made in excel can be pulled up in Google Sheets.

I would highly recommend using google sheets for collaboration between spread sheets!

Cons: Everything works well and as intended for the software, so it is hard to determine what I like least about it. I suppose if I could change anything than it would be a more intuitive advanced function selection. As stated previously it is easy to do the basic functions but if you want to do very complex ones, it tends to be a higher learning curce.

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Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I use Google Sheets for any spreadsheet document I need to work on with other people involved. Once shared, we all can work together online on the same document. The best part is version history wherein I can see who-edited-what-and-when. This helps a lot to track the changes as we work together, and then also gives the power to go back several versions ago.

Since this is provided by Google, it works great with other Google products like Gmail and Drive. I can easily attach or share files with my Gmail contacts. Actually, what is even more impressive is that you can even share your spreadsheet to users without a Google account (e.g., at least read-only).

Sharing files is easy and intuitive. You can choose the people you want to share it with and also the level of access that you want them to have (e.g., Read-Only, Read-Write).

All your files are synced and saved to your Google Drive. From there it is easy to manage. Also, the home page shows to you the recently created/edit files, as well as those shared to you.

Cons: For more advanced users (e.g., those using macros and complex formulas), Google sheets may be found wanting in certain advanced features of similar products (e.g., Excel).

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Best Spreadsheet App Out There... Most of the time.

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This app can do almost everything Excel can do, and then in some instances, it can even do more things. Where it is lacking, it picks up points for the extra tricks it can do. It links to Google Forms, and it can notify when a new response is received through add-ons. You can move tabs from one spreadsheet to another, or copy a sheet/tab and then send the copied tab to another spreadsheet. You can set permissions for collaboration so that some team members can view, some can edit, and even lock down sections or tabs. It's so flexible for collaboration that I only use Excel when a client needs something submitted in that format, and I usually turn it into a Google Sheet and then download it in Excel format to send it back to them. It's amazingly flexible.

Cons: Drawbacks? There are only a few. Keyboard shortcuts to mimic excel would be nice. The biggest problem I have is when converting files from Excel into Google Sheets. Sometimes the formatting doesn't carry over. It's also difficult to merge cells or re-design a complicated worksheet after the fact, but I've never encountered anything I couldn't get done, and I prefer it to any of its competitors.

Overall: We work collaboratively a lot, and we use a lot of the add ons. It's amazing.

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Good, Solid Basic Spreadsheet Software for 90%+ Of People

Jan 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you've used Excel or an Open Source Software Spreadsheet (OpenOffice, etc.), then you can make use of Google Sheets. And it's all in the cloud, so you can access from anywhere with an internet connection, and share with collaborators. (And, yes, you can view changes and roll them back in case someone messes up.)

And, of course, if you are a more advance user for the headier stuff, then Excel is your hook-up there... but for 90%+ of people can be served by Google Sheets at minimal cost.

Cons: There really isn't much not to like, except the sort/filter feature could be more intuitive -- basically, if you want to only pull up a specific set of data, you have to "unselect" all of the options, type your criteria, and then check off the criteria that best matches what you were looking for. Sort/filters should also support wildcards.

Also, native printing support would go a long way -- when you hit print (and if you don't use Chrome browser), the "print" will generate a PDF that you then, actually, have to print. So... multiple steps to do a basic function when it really isn't necessary.

Overall: Great, solid basic spreadsheet software, with ability to edit anywhere (with an internet connection, of course), plus the ability to collaborate with multiple persons.

Sheets, Intuitive, and Functional

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Sheets is a free, intuitive, and easy to use data management program integrated with Google Drive. It blows almost all other competition out of the water. Sheets has almost all the functionality as its competitors, and best of all, can be used on any modern device to make real-time changes with multiple users at once. It has great a great backup engine and cloud saving technology which sync with its own servers that make for an experience unlike any other. All age groups from younger children to adults can use this with absolute ease. Set up is very simple, and it also integrates with other Google services.

Cons: While Google Sheets is a very intuitive, convenient software, I would appreciate if it also had a paid version with much more robust features. As it stands now, programs like Excel still stand strong as they offer a substantial amount of features that always make Sheets look quite weak in design and features.

Overall: Google Sheets is unmatched in terms of price, design, ease of use, and accessibility. It does lack in terms of features due to its price tag ($0.00), and can be improved greatly in that aspect. I would like to see a paid verison with features rivaling its direct competitor, Excel, to make this platform even more functional than ever before.

A simple web-based spreadsheet alternative to Excel

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a user of G Suite for our business including Drive, we use Docs and Sheets daily for all of our business document needs to keep our business organized. I've never been happy with Microsoft office products, so using Google's simple web-based offerings makes perfect sense. Multiple users can collaborate on the same Sheets document. Formulas, highlighting, charts -- everything that an Excel user expects and is accustomed to is also available with Google Sheets. Online help docs and add-ons allow for various complex formulas and operations to wrangle data and accomplish any reporting tasks that are needed. Google Sheets documents can be imported from CSV and Excel, and most importantly Sheets documents can be saved and exported in various file formats including .xls and .pdf for attachment and emailing to people outside of our company.

Cons: There are certain file size limitations since Sheets is web-based. Once you get into a large dataset or file size over a few megabytes, there are lag issues and of course file size and row limits that you might hit.

Overall: An excellent and affordable web-based spreadsheet application for small business needs. Simple to create, share, collaborate, import, and export.

Good alternative to Microsoft Excel

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Its very easy and intuitive to use this tool. Its available for free as a desktop software, mobile app and is also accessible through browser.

2. Integrated to Google Suite products. Sheets are automatically saved in google drive. Its a cloud based service so anyone can access the sheet from anywhere and at any time. Permissions can be set on who can view/edit the spreadsheets.

3. Real time collaboration is the best feature in this tool as multiple users can develop the sheet simultaneously. Allows us to chat with others and post comments on their work as well.

4. Interface is easier compared to MS Excel. All basic and intermediate level features are available in Google Sheets.

Cons: 1. Some advanced level features in formulas, macros, etc which are available in MS Excel aren't there in Sheets. So it is not as powerful as MS Excel.

2. Those who are used to the interface and navigation across tabs in MS Excel might need some time to get adjusted to the interface of Google Sheets. For a new user, it probably shouldn't be an issue.

3. There could be formatting issues while converting sheets from MS Excel to Google Sheets and vice versa.

Overall: Best for Real time collaboration!

Amazing FREE online alternative and collaborative tool to excel !!

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Very easy to use and accessible all across devices.

2. Sheets have given an amazing free alternative to other paid office tools/suits.

3. A very powerful online collaborative tool with version tracking

4. Editing available on any internet-connected multimedia device.

5. A Lot of extensions and add-ons available to ease the use.

6. Any Google account can be used to access this sheets in drive and it can be shared with anyone with controllable accesses.

7. A Lot of free templets recently added are very good, like invoice format, expense sheets, etc.

8. sheets can be exported in excel format, pdf, csv, tsv, etc

Cons: 1. Internet connection is must for ease of use (though the offline editing is available but needs extra plugins)

2. Few things are less as compared to Microsoft Excel - but that depends on the need of the person.

3. Very heavy database files are little slow to access since it converts all the excels files to google sheets.

Overall: Overall will give a 10/10 to sheets, since it's a life saver for our small startup company and everyone is using it for day to day stuff.

Even all the collaborative work with clients are been managed on google sheets.

And the best part is - it's FREE to use(depending on the drive storage limit)

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Shareable Spreadsheet

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to share the spreadsheet has been the biggest win of Google Sheets. It is an innovative solution to share spreadsheets online. It has all of spreadsheets basic features of course with additional pros. Anyone can access the spreadsheet with a link. Editing and saving can be done real time, allowing colleagues to work together. Cell highlights also show where the other person is working so we don't overwrite. Copying sheets, protecting cell ranges, and copying an entire spreadsheet is all possible making working on sheets very convenient.

Cons: When you are working too many sheets at a time, they tend to slow down and sometimes go unresponsive. This also happens when you have worked on 1000+ rows on a sheet. Though sheets are available offline, changes done sometimes not recorded, having us to repeat them.

Overall: I have been using Google sheets for over 5 years now. I use them on a daily basis from doing my work planner to creating reports, analysing data, writing down ideas, and planning on projects. For me this has been an 'online notebook' where I can jot down everything I want to and also keep track of the progress. As a team manager, most times planning projects for clients with my team was efficient and well done using Google sheets and it's features.

Excellent Tool for Simple Spreadsheet Collaboration

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - automatic backup, sync, simultaneous use

- excellent collaboration features

- easy to use

- lots of plugins, many of them are free

- very helpful online community

Cons: - limited formulas

- does not work with Gmail for mail-merge etc, like Excel does for Outlook (some plugins can do this, but it is clunky)

- if you have more than a couple hundred rows of data, the system can get very slow

Overall: I have been using Google Sheets for many years now and the product gets better every day. I work in a University and most of the time my spreadsheets have no more than 30 columns and 500 rows. For this size, the product functions very well. Like other products in the GSuite, Sheets is easy to search through, and integrates well with other Google products. This system is built for collaboration. There are also some nifty presentation tools that have been added to the product recently. I have also found great utility in connecting Google Forms to Google Sheets to manage enrollment in different programs. The space used by native sheets is not counted toward Google Drive space usage. The basic product is also free of charge. No ads in Google Sheets, but it may be linked to Google Ads.

Another random feature that I have used for fun (so far) is the ability to integrate live search data from Google, like stock prices, currency exchange rates, etc. This can be very helpful in a different context.

free, useful, google

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It does not need installation, but you can use it from any internet browser, it does not even have to be chrome. You can open, edit and print any spreadsheet of "Excel" and other programs if they are saved on your Google drive. You can design a spreadsheet from scratch or use any of the pre-designed formats it offers. I love its predictive and auto-filling functions, which help you complete lists of numbers or months or days of the week, etc. And I also think that the design formats give you a plus. Beyond that, Google Sheets is useful for any other spreadsheet editing program, and has nothing to envy the competition. Another thing that I think should be mentioned, because not many know it, but you can improve its functionality by adding specific free add-ons to adapt it to your needs

Cons: many of the add-ons can only be added to Chrome.

Overall: I use it since I was in college. At that time, I used it when I went to a printing center and needed to edit some spreadsheet before printing, if they did not have any spreadsheet editing program installed. After that, I started using it more often to design my spreadsheets from scratch and I found it to be a very useful tool that has been improving with time

I have produced various Excel-compatible spreadsheets with Google Sheets over the past year

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: A significant advantage is that the tools and capabilities of the product are a clone of Microsoft Excel. This reduces the learning curve significantly, which is a huge plus when adopting a new software tool.

It is a fully functional spreadsheet system. I would rate my use of the product as "moderate", meaning that I do not need or try to use the most sophisticated functions or try to emulate the more sophisticated functions of Excel. But for moderate use, it can't be beat.

Cons: Sharing the documents with others. This seems counter-intuitive, at first, because Google and so many of its products were designed with sharing in mind. This is fine in an office environment where everyone uses (or is told to use) the same product. But I'm sharing the spreadsheets with other volunteers in a not-for-profit organization. Most of them use Microsoft Excel, and I can 't force them to use Google Sheets.

So, I have to go through this process in "sharing": After creating the spreadsheet, I save it as an MS Excel document. I email that document to others. I receive changes to the spreadsheet. I go into Google Sheets and open the document. This is the first opportunity I have to see the changes made.

MS Excel files have an extension of .xls (or .xlsx). You can associate this extension with a product other than MS Excel, so that when you double-click the file it will open in another product of your choice - provided it is an installed software product. Because Google Sheets (as well as Google Docs) is web-based, you cannot associate the file extension with the Google app, so you have to go through a cumbersome process when opening MS Excel files.

Google Sheets- Easy to share with colleagues

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As with most google software, since it is free the value for the money is great. I was using a mac computer that did not have excel loaded on it, so that is the reason why I started using Google Sheets. I LOVED that everything saves automatically and you don't have to worry about your computer freezing and losing all your information. What I often use and also love is that you can share the sheet to coworkers and have an open and fluid sheet for all to use at the same time to input pertinent information. That way we aren't all creating separate sheets and can work off the same page from the comfort of our own computers.

Cons: Creating algorithms is a bit more difficult than when using excel, but it was something that was easily figured out once I did some research online. It just doesn't have as many options as excel as far as customization, but for what I use sheets for, I don't need much customization. It may have more potential that I have not yet explored since I always use it for the same thing (customer retention information).

Overall: I would definitely recommend google sheets. It is very user friendly and gets the job done for a FREE pricetag!

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Google Sheets is a must still in 2018

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is an absolute must still in 2018. It's fast performing, and does all of the major if not all...of the functions of traditional Microsoft Excel. For advanced VBA features found in Excel, you can still launch the same code and javascript in Google Sheets. That alone makes Sheets a lot more powerful. The number one feature of Google Sheets is the ability to share the file, download as excel/csv, add/remove viewing/editing permissions all online. We use this internally for our own documents but for sales presentations and quoting. Google Sheets is a go to for everything financial and even inventory workflows.

Cons: There's really no cons or dislikes with Excel. It works like a charm for anything numbers, and a great piece of software for invocing or quoting. It's versatile for any task.

Overall: We couple The google sheets extension marketplace where there's a ton of useful plugins and scripts for Google Sheets. This makes it a ton more powerful than using traditional excel. We run our financial accounting for quick invoices, reconciliation and expense tracking. We also use it for inventory and drafting up proposals. It's versatile and somewhat more intuitive than using tables in Microsoft Word.

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VIPKID Teacher Using Google Sheets

Jun 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love Google Sheets to create spreadsheets for VIPKID. Being an online teacher, online spreadsheets are helpful for myself to keep organized. I also use other teacher's created sheets to help me do my job. VIPKID teachers can use Google Sheets in many ways. We can create spreadsheets for feedback for students. We can share notes and collaborate together using it. I also use it to keep my Manycam files together so if I need to re-download any images to use during teaching for my props. It is very useful! I am easily able to create and copy and paste from the google sheets onto my feedback for my online classes. It is easy to me to switch between the VIPKID program to google sheets to copy and paste the info my student needs to improve their English speaking.

Cons: It is hard to see some of the tabs at the top of the page at times. Maybe a bigger size font/consolidating tabs would be helpful.

Overall: I am easily able to create and copy and paste from the google sheets onto my feedback for my online classes. It is easy to me to switch between the VIPKID program to google sheets to copy and paste the info my student needs to improve their English speaking.

Best spreadsheet app I use, including and especially for multi-tab calculating sheets

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Sheets is easy to 'program' and the documentation is excellent.

As a web developer, some tasks are just easier to create a script, database or website interface for. But Google Sheets has become the go-to app for more and more requirements, including both internal references and tools, and personal tools.

It's also great for document conversion (input from another format and output as several common and varied formats).

Using a Google Sheet to convert and format copy and pasted content is often much more successful than my favourite desktop spreadsheet apps.

Cons: Occasionally I will need to use a desktop app for importing certain files which Google Sheets had trouble opening, perhaps because of their size, or some other complexity or corruption.

Overall: Google Sheets has sped up our work on several repetitive or complicated tasks for which we were able to quickly and simply make a very useful tool, even quicker than if we coded one up ourselves as a script or database and web interface.

Permission controls for sharing and security of the Google account overall has made it attractive and simple for a wide variety of uses that have enabled work to be completed at a much more efficient rate.

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Using google sheets for spreadsheets

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google sheets are very convenient in that you can use it for spreadsheets without necessarily using microsoft office.It is freely available in the google drive and its easy to use when you have the basic knowledge of microsoft excel. I like google sheets because when i log in my gmail account I can always access other previous files and therefore I don't lose any file on google sheets. The templates also really save time.Ican easily use google sheets on my phone and laptop too. This is a sofware i enjoy using in my daily assignments in the office.

Cons: Google sheets is generally fantastic but only few disadvantages on the same. For instance, some of the functions are hectic when using them and one also needs for thoroughly familiarize withe spreadsheets in order to use google sheets.

I have been experiencing trouble when I need to drag the cursor down and make a series of numbers continously as you do it in the spreadsheets.

Overall: Generally google sheets is just fantastic and ease of access anywhere and anytime is so cool about it. You just need to log in to your gmail and no worries to lose your data even when you probably forget saving.

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Everyday User Of Google Sheets

Sep 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Google Sheets is the solution to so many of my problems. No matter if I need to build a quick spreadsheet for my content management or content planning projects, or a more advanced statistical database to analyze data and information, Google Sheets is there for all of my needs.

As I was a heavy user of Microsoft Excel, I was nervous about making the switch to Google Sheets considering what seems to be a largely simplified piece of software, but I've been surprised by the way it handles my tasks.

It's a brilliant way to manage spreadsheets online because you can access them from your laptop, desktop, and phone! I can track anything from anywhere.

Google Sheets also handles some of my most complex and large databases with ease.

Cons: I've found making the switch from Microsoft Excel to Google Sheets a little confusing at times. Some of the functions and features that I am used to working with weren't present. However, it was never a major problem as I could find another way to progress.

Overall: About as simplified as it gets. A perfect online solution that enables me to utilize the power of Microsoft Excel on the go.

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Excellent spreadsheet software with anytime-anywhere access

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most importantly it provides you reliable anytime, anywhere access as long as you have an internet connection. Supports critical functions and is guaranteed to save a great deal of time and effort rather than emailing and checking on an attachment time to time. Love the simultaneous access, version control, edit history features and also you can decide who can access/edit your sheets with easy access control features. Compatible across many devices, browsers and simply an amazing product which is also free.

Cons: Nothing much to point out as downsides but when compared with other spreadsheet software, you will see that the number of functions is limited in Google Sheets, but still manageable for most day to day applications.

Overall: I have been using Google Sheets for so many years and I'm happy to recommend Google Sheets for anyone who has an uninterrupted internet connection as one of the best office tools. You can collect, analyze and share your data/information far more conveniently than with a desktop application and Google Sheets is a very good tool for online meetings and team discussions to keep you organized. One of the best freely available tools you will ever find from a relaible vendor.

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Another Time-Saver You Can't Live Without!

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quite often I was being asked to send and resend and resend the same spreadsheet with corrections, either to format, formula, etc. WIth Google Sheets, we can now collaborate and make the necessary changes on the fly and print/save in real time. I always create my document in Excel and save it to Google Sheets if I need to share it . The other great feature is that it's accessible from ANYWHERE! Even from your Smartphone! My stress level is back in the normal range again! I highly recommend you get your teams to use Google Docs! Another great advantage is that I can place larger documents that I would otherwise not be able to send via email, similar to Dropbox

Cons: Just as any online app of a program, Google Sheets has some minor limitation. You can update your spreadsheet in Excel Online, but you may not have all the functionalities as the full program. For my use, it works just fine. I created my document in regular Excel and then share it on Google Sheets.

Overall: I am so relieved to not have to send the same doc multiple times and that people can retrieve the docs when they want them and make changes on the fly.

Google Sheets(collaborative and over the cloud) is slowly taking over Microsoft excel.

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Sheets have become a major part of the new age office system. Some of its pros are as follows

1. At a time, many of the users can edit it at the same time.

2. We can give different access permissions(view, edit and owner) to different users.

3. It can be shared easily across the organization.

4. It could be used as a database using with the Google Apps Script, Google Appmaker.

5. We could easily add macros and add ons with the product.

6. Most of the functionality which we use in excel could be implemented here.

Cons: As it is on cloud, it has some accessibility and scaling issues. Some of the issues are given below:

1. It has a cell limit of 2000000 cells.

2. It takes a lot of time to search when we use huge data.

3. It still has some gaps in VLookup and Hlookup.

4. It hangs sometime when we are trying to do operations on large scale.

Overall: I was able to do a lot of automations using this product using it as a database. Also, it helped me organize various data. I also helped in making it popular in various organization. For project management, asset management etc. It is a great project. But it still need some modifications.

Google Sheets, a Barely Adequate Option

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Sheets has all the power of the Google Cloud Platform. Instant keystroke saving, easy sharing, and collaborative editing are baked in. The feature set of a base level spreadsheet allows it to compete with free spreadsheet software.

Cons: Google Sheets has some significant failings. Printing layouts have finally been approved, but are still barely functionally adequate. The lack of intuitive features with printing makes it a non-option for basic users. No "Set Print Area" layout options that are acceptable. The layout just doesn't work.

Simple stylistic features are noticeably absent in Google Sheets. Text indent functions, something that are a standard accounting style, even when used in only unofficial reports, need to be present. The feature exists in other Google Applications. I should not need to resort to Macro-Like features to get this done.

Overall: The cloud advantages of Google Sheets make it an acceptable solution for a number of my daily spreadsheet tasks. It is almost good enough to replace most offline free alternatives. But when it comes to important, mission critical spreadsheets, it doesn't quite have the full feature set we need to make it happen.

Poor Man's Excel?

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: My experience coming from Excel made me nervous to use Sheets, but for the most part, they are similar enough that I was able to jump in and use it on day one. There was a learning curve, but overall it works mostly the same. I use this program extensively every day and can say that once my supervisor gets something set up it's easy for me and my co-worker to use.

The aspect of creating pivot tables is easy enough as well as we rely on them every single day to provide data to our company whether it is our COO or employees on the ground level.

Cons: It's no Excel. I only say this because Excel has certain functions in terms of gathering and displaying data that google sheets just doesn't offer. I will also note that sheets take quite a while to get going whereas their charts and other programs react more quickly. Since I use sheets about 99% of the time I would prefer the most optimal performance to come from sheets rather than another Google product I rarely use.

I often find myself having to refresh or instruct employees to refresh as data grows stale and stops auto populating after a few hours.

Overall: Overall, I would recommend this product to most people. I think its functionality is easy enough for everyday employees like me to use.

Google Sheets Review

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When using any spreadsheet application, the gold standard of comparison is Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets is able to keep pace with Excel with familiar formula logic and data handling capacity. Additionally, the built-in coordination made possible through Google Drive is a drastic plus. I've had good experiences using Google Sheets for budgeting / budget tracking for my household, using Google Sheets for Gantt charts to manage project planning for a 3 to 4 person team, and creating shareable repositories of information about work projects with management and team-members.

Cons: While Google sheets surpasses the stand-alone Excel in group participation ability and compares favorably to Microsoft Excel in core functionality, users familiar with the more robust data record handling capabilities of Excel may find themselves using Google search to research how to do something they already know how to do in Excel. If using Excel for financial tracking, users may find that they have difficulties getting their bank data exports formatted. Additionally, relying exclusively on Google Sheets over Excel may make many multi-agency non-profit reports slightly more complicated.

Overall: Overall, Google Sheets is an immensely useful, versatile, and reliable spreadsheet application and service. It's multi-user and cross-platform versatility as a web-based spreadsheet program is an amazingly helpful feature for any business or household working and living at today's tempo.

Google sheets review - a students perspective

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user interface and overall presentation of Google Sheets is in comparison to other similar products in my opinion outstanding. Other free products are usually not that good looking and furthermore don't integrate that well into the other Google cloud services. (Apps, Online Version, Google Account connection, Google Drive, collaborative working) In my experience, it is very useful to be able to implement diagrams you created in Google Sheets into a Google Doc. In addition, the help-pages are very helpful in order to learn to use commands, to create diagrams or anything else - in the learning phase I've used it a lot.

Cons: Luckily, there are only a few items to mention here, but I would like to highlight the scope of functions. Most important in my opinion are some missing adjustments in the diagram-settings. In the most cases, I got around the problems in some way, but once I had to change to a different application in order to complete the task. A different problem I had to force were the limitations in the mobile Android app, which often does not allow for complex diagrams or other more expert features

Overall: As a student, I actually like the Google Sheets universe. It allows me to take notes on the go, to use complex calculations, to create diagrams, work together with colleagues and all of that synced with a beautiful user interface. It might not be the best or most expert application, but in the most use cases, it is the best choice for my projects.

Great platform for quick and dirty spreadsheet work, but not a replacement for the desktop app

May 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The most attractive feature of Sheets are its portability and availability on all platforms. It is very handy to be able to develop a sheet on your desktop and have it available on your mobile device. This enables the user to create some powerful tools and have them easily accessible. Additionally, the compatibility in formulas between Sheets and MS Office is very helpful. An experienced Excel user can jump right into sheets without any issues. The contextual help for formulas is far better in Sheets than in other products. Additional formulas available in sheets add additional powerful functionality, such as the ability to automatically pull data from Google Finance (for stock prices and currency conversion). The ability to import from Excel makes the migration process easy

Cons: There are a number of quirks with Sheets that prevents it from being a potential candidate to replace the desktop software. First, it is often quite slow. Formulas often don't update as quickly as they should, which can create some confusing situations. Second, it strips macros on imported Excel files, so any macro functionality would need to be recreated for documents that require it. Third, the menu system is a bit unusual. I often have a hard time finding certain functions, and I've found that some features found in other tools are either hard to find in Sheets or don't exist at all.

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I cannot live without Google Sheets

Oct 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: First, I have to say that I love Google Sheets. I use Google Sheets almost everyday at work because it makes my job so much easier. My profession is accounting so I deal with numbers all day long. Google Sheets makes my life easier because I can share the reports I am creating with the other employees of the business. I love that Google Sheets are available to use wherever you have internet access. You no longer have to worry about bring your laptop along to present a spreadsheet report. You can access Google Sheets on any computer which is very convenient. If you deal with numbers and data, then you must start using Google Sheets. It will save you tons of time.

Cons: The cons of Google Sheets is that it is not similar to Excel. If you Excel all the time you will notice that Google Sheets has its limitations. Overall, it can do most of the same things as Excel, but if you have complicated formulas, then I recommend sticking with Excel, because it is better equipped to deal with these complicated formulas.

Google Sheets is a wonderful application when using joint collaboration on projects.

Jul 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: During my time at university Google Sheets was frequently used by my classmates and I. It allowed us to develop spreadsheet calculations, lists, notes, documentation etc. all from remote locations. The live update when editing is one of the most powerful features of this software allowing multiple users to edit and make changes to the same document at the same time. This feature is priceless when working in collobaration with multiple people in remote locations. The ability to access the files on different devices is a huge positive as well. Overall it is great when using spreadsheets for projects and assignments.

Cons: I thoroughly enjoyed using this software and do not have many cons to say about it. The only con that comes to mind is that when editing the same spreadsheet via multiple users is that sometimes the changes can be delayed and cause errors when editing.

Overall: During my time at university Google Sheets was frequently used by my classmates and I. It allowed us to develop spreadsheet calculations, lists, notes, documentation etc. all from remote locations. The live update when editing is one of the most powerful features of this software allowing multiple users to edit and make changes to the same document at the same time. This feature is priceless when working in collobaration with multiple people in remote locations. The ability to access the files on different devices is a huge positive as well. Overall it is great when using spreadsheets for projects and assignments.

Great for collaboration, but second-best to Excel

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Collaboration is made simple! You can easily see where others are working in real-time so you can avoid stepping on eachother's toes. The basic and some of the advanced features of Microsoft's Excel (formulas, etc.) are available, some of it being even easier to use. Thankfully you can export to Excel, as well.

You can also make users "view only" so they don't mess anything up if they don't need to interact with the data.

Cons: I still prefer to finalize the visual format in Microsoft Excel, once I'm done collaborating. I feel you don't have as many formatting tools available to you in Google Sheets and it's not as easy to use.

Also, I like to do this to verify everything looks as expected and didn't get messed up when exporting, since I expect most people that I send spreadsheets to will be using Excel.

Overall: Working with lists of data that require various touch points. Each time one of us is working on a row, we can see where everyone else is so that they don't touch it. Also, since it's real time, someone can come in behind me and immediately see what I've done.

Google Sheets, more than capable

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets has more than enough functionality in order to create great documents. Google Sheets has a range of functions that can be found in Excel, this makes the transition from Excel to Sheets very easy. While Sheets does not have the capability of Excel, the majority of users can complete all daily tasks whilst having the ability to quickly and easily collaborate. As stated previously, Google Sheets does not have the power of Excel but I have noticed in the past 18 months new features have been added which allows the product to almost match it's counterpart. Users can also open Excel formatted documents in Google Sheets by converting the file. Google Sheets, as many of the other Google products seamlessly integrates with other Google products, Google Forms being an example.

Cons: There is a limit on the number of cells which can be used in a single Google Sheet, at the time of writing this review. While the majority of users won't exceed this limit, there have been occasions where I have had to archive the data on a Google Sheet in order to restore functionality.

Overall: Google Sheets allows us to reduce the number of Microsoft Office subscriptions across the business

Ditch Excel and use this...

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is amazingly versatile. I use it for everything from planning vacation budgets to modeling revenue projections in my business. I've even used it as a makeshift database for a very early stage SaaS I'm working on in my spare time. It allows you to connect cell data to the outside world, as opposed to just being limited to working with what's in your workbook, and is a super secure way to store sensitive data that needs to be shared amongst your team because every Google Sheet can be access-restricted based on email address of the user.

Cons: I discovered recently that each Google Sheet has a 200,000 cell limit. That sounds like a lot, but if you are working with a lot of data and don't want to use a dedicated database (rare, but happens sometimes), you'll need to figure out to restructure all your tables and data so that you fit everything you need to within the limit of the software.

Overall: Allows me to quickly and easily build everything from calculators to SaaS prototypes without needing to rely on any external database tools.

Very functional and efficient

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: With Google Sheets, I can access all of my sheets if I have access to wifi or on my phone. It has all of the basic features I need to do basic statistical analysis or to keep track of data. With extensions, Sheets allows me to easily take the data from Google Forms and transfer it into a Google Doc template which saves a lot of time. I also enjoy that I can share the files out directly instead of uploading them and having to have others download a file.

Cons: For heavy statistical analysis, another program may be needed.

Overall: I use Google Sheets for many different personal and work related activities. For work, I use Sheets to keep track of reading data for four buildings along with my caseload. It easily allows me to share the information with teachers and principals. I mostly use it as a step between Google Forms and Google Docs. With extensions, Sheets can automatically put the data I collect into a Doc template and can automatically be shared to key people. I also use it for coaching to keep track of attendance, fees, skills, etc. Lastly, it's easy to use and access for personal reasons such as budget, recipes, etc.

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Best alternative to Desktop Excel

Aug 06, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The one thing I like about Google Sheets is the ability to collaborate with others on the same document. The possibility of working on the same document with my colleagues gives me it very convenient for us and most of all, we are able to work faster through everyone's contribution to a task. This is coupled by the fact that Google Sheets are essentially stored in Google Drive which means you get double advantage: Cloud Storage of files and ability to seamlessly collaborate on the same document.

Cons: For me, what I don't like about Google Sheets is that it has limited features as compared to the Desktop Version of Excel. Also, I find that I work slower when using Google Sheets as compared to when am using the Desktop version of Excel.

Another challenge is the fact that I have to have an internet connection in order to work with Google Sheets since the application is in the cloud. Lack of an internet connection means you can't access the service.

Overall: I love Google Sheets. Best collaboration option for spreadsheets!

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Great software that you can use everywhere, even with your mobile phone.

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is great that you can use it everywhere and that you can also use it offline. It will update your sheets once you come back online. It's got easy to use menus where you can find what you need and you can copy and paste formulas throughout the whole sheet, if necessary. It's great that you can make a sticky line, like you can do in Excel, even on your phone. Everything you type is updated to your Google Docs account straight away and is accessible everywhere you go.

Cons: What I dislike is that you can't use all the features that are available in Excel. For example, a lot of things aren't automated in Sheets and you can't let it fill in today's date automatically. There are also some advanced features that not many people will use but are still useful that Sheets still doesn't have, like for example analyzing statistics. There are also a lot of formulas that Google Sheets doesn't have that are available in Excel.

Another thing I don't like is that you can't use some features on mobile that you can use on a PC, like colour coding fields automatically.

Overall: I can use this software on the go. I absolutely love that it is anywhere and everywhere and that it saves automatically.

Office functionalities wherever you go

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In regular office set of works we used to work with spreadsheets. They are almost mandatory in every area in the world. However, technology disadvantage that didn't allow online share were always a problem. Even though market knows many solution, you could not find any of them that allowed orchestrated collaboration with active sheet. Google Sheets allows it very simply. All documents are online, you can use free version, as well as corporate version, depending of your needs. They can easily be integrated with other Google products, as well as with other apps using APIs.

Cons: It still lacks a lot of functionalities that can be found in MS Office package, that he most users are used to. Some of details are not polished enough to the measure where you can achieve full compatibility of the MS Excel documents, including formula fund.

Overall: It allowed my organisation to raise collaboration on the next level, and easily integrate our sheets to different business areas. Nowadays, I doubt we could work and collaborate without it.

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Spreadsheets accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere. Collaborate in the cloud.

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I can use Google sheets to crunch numbers and create data sets that my team can access and collaborate on anytime, anywhere in the world. Google's answer to excel provides all the functionality of a spreadsheet for its users, in the cloud. With cross-sheet functionality, a wide-spread of functions enabling users to create a wide variety of formulas that allows its users to collaborate and create unique data sets for any purpose they need. Google sheets also hosts a great community of people in the forums that use the software and helps users create sheets that perform as they desire.

Cons: Google Product support is limited to community forums unless you are an administrator. The community forums are very helpful and will help you accomplish whatever task you need but you won't get one-on-one support as you might with other products.

Overall: Online collaboration, mobile access, and an unbelievable community of users to help crunch data, create dashboards and analyze data in a functional tool that makes work easier.

Google Sheets Review

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I appreciate how simple Google Sheets is to navigate for people with different levels of exposure to this type of technology. It is very user friendly. What our team values the most is its ability to have numerous people working on the document at the same time. It automatically saves new data and allows everyone on the team access to updated info at the same time! This is a life saver for our team, as we do not have an internal database able to do this for us. Until then, Google docs, Sheets and Forms are our best bet!

Cons: There has been some feedback from Excel spreadsheet gurus that certain functions do not translate into Google sheets, and we are not able to transpose settings from an Excel spreadsheet straight into a Google Sheet. That means, if something was created in Excel, we essentially have to reinvent the wheel to get it into Google Sheets as a shareable format. However, I consider it a small price to pay for all of the benefits our team gets out of Google Sheets.

File sharing spreadsheet with team members in the cloud makes project much easier.

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: *Google Sheets allows data to be shared real-time without emailing a file back and forth.

*Two people can be working on the same spreadsheet at the same time. Awesome!

*Works very similar to popular spreadsheet software, and is intuitive to use. The main difference I have encountered is it is in the cloud.

*Google sheets had a forms feature that creates questions in a nice online form and dumps the data into a spreadsheet for further editing and review.

Cons: *People who are not familiar with Google Sheets have a hard time figuring out the file-sharing part of it. It isn't super intuitive and an untrained person may accidentally make sensitive data public. People need to understand this functionality first.

*I haven't figure out how to easily print and or use a Google Sheet to mail merge from the cloud without downloading it first. It may be a feature, but I am more comfortable with those functions when the file is actually on my computer.

*Some of the formula features function differently than what I am used to on my desktop, which creates a little learning curve and more clicks.

*If you have bad internet, then it doesn't work well.

Overall: Allows team members and clients to be able to share information and work on the same spreadsheet remotely without confusing efforts of sending files back and forth.

Allows us to set up an online Form and gather data into a single spreadsheet.

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Easy to open your Document anytime and anywhere!

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is one of the best free tool i ever try. It's a basic fo Any Business. I really like to use this tool on my smartphone because i can open my document anytime and anywhere. I can share my work to my friends when my work's done! I love that google sheets is synced and can be stored in google drive account. As simple as that, No needs to worries to bring my document's with my flash drive. I just need to open my smartphone or PC, Tap or klik for open or edit your document's on your Drive and everything's done!

Cons: As a free software, absolutely I can expact more. It's a bit too generic and basic software for basic document's. I can't find any PRO features to make complex document's. So for my complex work, Google Sheets can't compared with Excel, It's made just for simple and fast documet's

Overall: It's really love that Google Sheets can help me and my business. So i can make a journal directly on my phone from what i see and share with my partners and vice versa.

Google Sheet is a great tool that is not lacking when compared to any other spreadsheet tool.

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Cons: There isn't a lot to dislike about, however some advanced features are lacking and it is harder to format than offline tools maybe because of using these other tools for so many years but I know Google will catch up soon. And unfortunately Google Sheets does have a limit on the amount of cells per document which takes some work around. But we have never utilized all the cells in other spreadsheets anyways.

Overall: What I like is that Google Sheets is easy to use and the interface is also nice. Along with that the performance is smooth, the integration with other tools from Google including easy sharing, the compatibility with different devices, being able to import spreadsheet files from other software like Microsoft Excel, efficient printing options and the availability of templates for a quick start and being able to edit it in groups online. Just to name a few of the features available. Although it does not have all the feature of an offline (expensive) spreadsheet it works pretty well with what I want. I would definitely recommend this spreadsheet to other looking at a free tool that can be used within a single or a team setting.

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Everything you need!

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google sheets has so many tools, functions, and options that you can make your tables/charts/data as complicated as you want to. Need to work with lots of complex formulas or recycling spreadsheets? No problem. Maybe you're having trouble trying to figure out what formula to use? The Help section has a lot of good information. I also really like the fact that you can go back at the history of edits that were made so that if you do make a mistake or want to develop a different type of chart, all is not lost.

Cons: It turns out that it is possible to make a change on a sheet that you are not currently viewing - found that out the hard way! i.e. I had selected a cell on a sheet, then went to a different sheet to look something up, thought I selected a cell on the page I was viewing - didn't actually - then started typing on a page somewhere else. Yikes! This is of course my fault, but I wish you weren't able to type/edit unless you are viewing

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It helps me organize my work

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I work with music, as a singer in celebration events and i also make arrangements of tracks and covers that i use to interpret or sell to customers who place orders with me, so i have to manage a lot of weekly information, which i must organize in order to comply with my commitments and that everything goes well, so i use this spreadsheet tool to empty the information consisting of song names, customer requirements, music genre and other data, i organize and categorize them to bring order and then At the end of the month i like to get statistics and make graphics to know how my business is going and to know the most consumed musical tendencies, that improves my sales. also all my work is saved automatically in the cloud, i lose no view thanks to that option.

Cons: I can access my information from any device and whenever I want, but I must do so with Internet connection to use Google Sheets

Overall: Very good to organize information

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Easy & Free Spreadsheet Software

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is a great free spreadsheet software that autosaves as you use it, so you'll never lose your data! It has basic functionality that you get with Excel and it's a bit more intuitive. You can create formulas to calculate numbers and also text information. I use it for a number of business purposes, including account database, tracking sales and revenue over time, and totaling inventory. Since it's cloud-based, you can easy share documents with others over email and edit the document in real time. You can also download and print in various formats (PDF, CSV, etc).

Cons: My documents always take a little while to load--not too long, but noticeable. I use sheets with Google Forms and I've had issues with adding data to the sheet manually and not syncing with the new data chronologically.

Overall: It's such an easy program to use and the best part is it's free! I recently got a new computer and don't want to purchase Excel, so sheets has totally replaced it for me.

This is one of the best options in the cloud when it comes to spreadsheets

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I find Google Sheets very easy to use with the interface being quite nice. Tthe performance is seamless and the integration with other tools from Google including easy sharing. I like the compatibility with different devices and being able to import spreadsheet files from other software like Microsoft Excel. It has efficient printing options and the availability of templates for a quick start and being able to edit it in groups online. Great application.

Cons: With this tool there is not much to dislike about it. What I find though is that some advanced features are missing and it is can be harder to format than offline tools. For bigger projects, there is a challenging learning curve, although for most documents it is easy to use.

Overall: My recommendations to others considering the product is that despite of lacking some features available in offline tools, I find Google Sheets extremely yes very useful as it is great when it comes to sharing with other and creating basic documents etc.

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Google with best "Sheet"

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: No one can compare with features which google provides. I'm simply love this google sheets tool/platform which google provide us.

Very very easy.

Versioning control is best.

Collaborative functionality

No need to save data exclusively - auto save feature

Multiple people can edit single sheer at one time.

Color notation while using sheets.

Too good templated like to-do list, daily expense, monthly, weekly and daily calendar

could based solution and many more thing

Overall I'm very happy with this product. MUST USE!!

Cons: Frankly speaking there is no single thing which I think for cons. however in some features like VBA and PowerPivot excel is still faster than Sheets.

Sheets still has script and plugins but these things needs to operate manually.

Overall: Online solution one for all - all for one. We are using sheets and can work simultaneously on many things with multiple people. sheets has changed view of online work drastically.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Cloud-Based Spreadsheets For All!

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Most people already have a Gmail account for personal or business purposes, and Sheets continues to allow Google users to create spreadsheets almost to the same level of it's Microsoft counterpart. With the ablity for two or more users to go in live and view and edit in real time it elminates any comfustion of who is working on the most up-to-date version of the spreadsheet. Add in that the document is always auto-saving there is no longer a worry that a report will crash killing that last hours worth of edits and updates that were made.

Cons: While for most users Google Sheets will be more than enough when compared side-by-side to Microsoft's Excel. More experienced users may find tasks like vLookup, Pivot Tables or linking tables more complex they are used to. There may be a bit of a learning curve to find where all the shortcuts are hidden or to visually make their Google Sheet look like their its Excel doc counterpart.

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Best application for creating & editing spreadsheets!

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I use google sheets for everything tabular data related. I love how you can import and export any data file type, so you can easily use Microsoft Excel files and CSVs in Google Sheets. You can also easily generate the charts and graphs and add pages just like you can in Excel.

The app is also great. The way they designed it makes it more usable than I assumed a spreadsheet would be on a mobile phone. It involves horizontal scrolling, but for the most part it's still pretty decent.

Because Google Sheets is cloud based, you can access your files from any of your devices as long as you have an internet connection. I've done my major data input sessions on the desktop, looked numbers up on my mobile, and worked on the go with my tablet pretty seamlessly.

I've switched my small business accounting over to Google Sheets, and it's totally free to use. My day job at a large multinational corporation also uses Google Sheets as their main spreadsheet application, and they pay for a corporate Google account. So, it's great for businesses of any size!

Cons: The only thing that's kind of a bummer is that you need to have an internet connection for it to work. My wifi has dropped out occasionally and I'm unable to work when that happens.

Google Sheets for the win

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets allows us to create spreadsheets and share them with other people. I create budgets and other spreadsheets related work on Google Sheets. It comes with a lot of features and the main plus point in Google Sheets is user-friendliness. Anyone can easily create spreadsheets on it. When you share a spreadsheet with someone you can see which part is edited by this person and it also shows the time he/she edited it. This is a very useful feature and no wonder why Google Sheets is at the top of its game.

Cons: Even though Google Sheets has offline editing feature user cannot rely on it. Since Google sheet is working with a cloud environment you will not be able to edit the document for a minute when the internet connection goes down.

Overall: I have been using Google Sheets since 2016 and I must say that it did not disappoint me even for a minute. It has all the features I need and I can create all kinds of spreadsheets I want with Google Sheets pretty easily.

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Google Sheets Rule!

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Some products are so good, they make you question why no one had ever thought of them before, google sheets is exactly this way. I'm sure that it was a daily struggle for many businesses in the past to share ideas and collaborate on a single document so I'm very grateful that google sheets came along and made this process seamless. I work in writing and constantly use this software to edit and brainstorm with my peers. We can edit a document together and type along as we do it, messaging each other within the document. It's also amazing how well the software tracks any changes you make. Would highly recommend this to anyone trying to collaborate from long distances.

Cons: The only issue I can think of is the lag when there are upwards of 10 people editing a document at the same time, but this is very understandable, and it is also very slight. This is not enough to effect the workflow at all, but just something I noticed.

Overall: My collaborators and I can find it difficult to all meet at a single place at any given time so we appreciate how we can come together using this software in order to write our scripts. Any one who is with a team of writers should use this software. It's also amazing that the documents you create save to the cloud, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting a usb drive or laptop containing your vital documents at home.

My online microsoft excel aternative

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What i like most about google aheet and which has got me hooked onto it for my online group joba is it google sheets is completely free to use, anytime and anywhere just access it with a google account. Also google sheets has all basic spreadsheet functionality with excellent collaboration tools for easy data use, also it very encouraging to use since it comes with lots of free cloud storage for storing files

Cons: No software is perfect i guess, what i like least about this program is the lack of advanced functions found which can be found and used in Excel. Also google sheets lacks the Excel's full integration and tools.

Overall: Simply put, it has helped me alot to connect with more people and work all together on a sheet. Also it Lets anyone on the team to create and edit spreadsheets directly in a web browser with ease. It also

lets users save spreadsheets offline if there is no Internet connection for use later.

Finally it helps multiple users edit a spreadsheet over the Internet at the same time

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Great for sharing, not as robust as Excel

Aug 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The main strength of Google Sheets is the ability to share spreadsheets with others and allow multiple people to edit them. When viewing a sheet at the same time, each user is color coated so that you can see who is who and where they are on the sheet.

Cons: Simply put, Google Sheets don't have all of the functionality of Excel which can be limiting. Working with a sheet through a browser simply isn't as easy as working with an Excel file on your computer. As a keyboard (instead of mouse) person, if find it more difficult to do the things I can easily do in Excel. Not impossible, just more tedious.

Overall: For sharing spreadsheet information, Google Sheets is definitely the way to go. They're easy to set up. Easy to share. Easy to collaborate. Changes are saved automatically. You can have multiple people viewing and working on them at the same time...in real time.

But for complex spreadsheets with multiple, interactive worksheets and complex formulas and macros....it doesn't do the job nearly as well as Excel.

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Google sheets is my personal financial book.

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google sheets is a freeware solution and like Google doc ,I started using this because it was free for all. It basically offers me most of the default features I expect from a basic spreadsheets with beneficial add-ons.

I like how my spreadsheets are auto-saved into my Google drive ,removing the need for me to save them myself or go around with an external storage device.All of my spreadsheets are made available to me ,anytime I need them and it is a great compliment that I am able to open all spreadsheet formats on my Google sheets.

Cons: It lacks advanced formulas and functions. Helpfully though, majority of my work on spreadsheets are limited to basic ,everyday personal task.Therefore,I rarely have had a need to complain about the unavailability of these functions.

Overall: I use Google sheets to calculate and keep track of my personal expenses. Ensuring I keep myself in check and don't exceed my financial budget at any given time.

Saved me during my university studies!

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: There are many advantages to Google Sheets. Some of them are:

- It is free

- It provides most of the functionality of Excel although I am not sure if it supports macros. But it supports a lot of formulae that are very clearly documented on their site

- Shared editing is a god-send! My classmates and I could work on the same sheet at the same time. Although we could get this via Office 365 for free (since we were students), we preferred to use Google Sheets cause it did not require any software installation.

Cons: - Is not very efficient on some browsers. On my Mac's Safari browser, the website constantly reloaded because of high memory usage

- if your internet connection is wonky, especially when multiple people are editing, then you are in for a ride! Your edits will suddenly disappear or overwritten by other user's changes without they knowing cause they would have never seen the changes!

Brilliant, Top Shelf Spreadsheets

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I can not state enough pros about Google sheets. They are amazing because you can invite others on other IPs to edit a sheet you are working on. The edits are in real time. When an owner or added user makes a change, everyone with the spreadsheet open can see the change take place in real time. You can also download a Google Sheets file and send it via email or copy and paste a URL to a email, etc. for another collaborator to join/use. Google Sheets have a great look, feel and the features are fantastic.

Cons: I have none, nada, zip, zero dislikes about Google Sheets.

Overall: I love them and use them daily to track my time at work. I make copies of the default spreadsheet I have set up for work for each month and fill in my hours as I go throughout the month. A year's worth of hrs, can be put into a folder, zipped and saved or simply kept on the same account Google Drive, (which by the way -Google Sheets auto save to your same account's Google Drive- bonus!)

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Part of my daily suite

Oct 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Collaboration is the name of the game with Google Sheets. The ability to easily and effectively edit documents collaboratively is unparalleled. Additionally, because off the native in-app chat feature it is easy to work with remote colleagues. The majority of typical business needs can be met with Sheets as well, at no cost to the organization. Finally, the ability to easily access your work from anywhere is incredibly valuable.

Cons: Superusers of Excel will find Sheets lacking certain critical functions. However, for the general user, and even advanced-general users will find most functions available, or available with some clever workarounds.

Overall: Collaborative sales tracking has been a major benefit for my team and me. Additionally, in a fundraising model it allows for easy tracking of campaigns, sharing of statuses, and task lists. Reporting out is a simple task, once relearned from Excel, and helps provide data manipulation in a host of ways.

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Powerful spreadsheet software for free!

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I use Microsoft Excel at work, but use Google Sheets for home uses, including our family budget and the budget for the baseball team for which I serve as team mom. I have some pretty sophisticated formulas and linkages built into my Google Sheets documents and it functions extremely well. I love the ease of collaborating with other users on the Google suite of products...this functionality works so much better than with Microsoft products. I also like the ease of sharing documents from my computer or phone.

Cons: Google Sheets is powerful, but it does not have 100% of the functionality that Excel does. However, for the difference in price, I'm definitely willing to use it. The biggest thing that I probably miss is the ability to link cells from different spreadsheets.

Overall: I love a good spreadsheet with sophisticated formulas and Google Sheets can handle pretty much anything I want to do for my personal uses!

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I love Goole Sheets; I use it daily in both my personal and professional life!

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite thing about Google Sheets is the ability to share the file and allow others to contribute. In my personal life it makes planning family events a smooth process & in my professional life it allows me to work projects simultaneously with remote employees!

Cons: I would love the ability to give somebody temporary access for updates only and then automatically change their rights to viewing only. Reason being is I have ran into experiences where I need somebody to contribute one item, but they continue to sort the data or contribute after which is difficult. It would also be great to restrict access to certain columns or portion of the data and keep others and view rights only.

Overall: It has helped in everything from planning guest lists for weddings to contributions client billing cycles. I have intentionally set up family members on Google so they have access to Google Sheets to plan family vacations from across the country. A must have!

I used Google Sheets for just about everything.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is essentially a simple to use version of Microsoft Excel. It has way less features, but the features that Google has included are really the only ones that you need. The interface is crisp and elegant. One of the best features is that you can grab a whole column or row and slide it up or down to put it in a different place. Sorting data is a breeze: say you have a list of data that you want to sort first by date then by name, etc. You just select the data by clicking and dragging to highlight, then click data, sort and tell Sheets what you want to do; it's so simple. Sheets also automatically saves your work as you type, so you don't have to remember to save while you work or at the end.

Cons: One of the things that is a bit odd is that there is not a list of formulas/functions to use when you type an "=" sign. This means that if I want to get the sum of a column, I have to type the word "sum" after the equal sign to get a list of functions to appear. If I don't know the name of the function I want, there is no readily available list to pick from.

Overall: I use Google Sheets to keep track of any kind of data that I need to sort, from to-do lists to customer lists, to transaction lists.

is an excellent spreadsheet with dynamic graphics and a lot of utilities in the cloud

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: * Easy to use, with excellent support, documentation and online help.

*Excellent dynamic graphics in real time.

* you only need a browser and internet connection, it does not require licenses or additional programs.

* allows collaborative work.

* you do not need to worry about storage because it is in the cloud, the files can be compiled, created and edited from a PC, a tablet or any mobile device.

*It is free and compatible with the file extensions of most of the most used office applications

Cons: * unfortunately it does not allow the offline edition of the files and then update itself when having connection, since it is an application as a service in the cloud

Overall: it has allowed me to save a lot of administrative time to be able to work in a group the files. In addition to the ease of being able to update the information from mobile devices while traveling or away from the office. It is an excellent work and study tool

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Google Sheets is More than Excel. Easy Accesss!!

Nov 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the accessibility of Google Sheets. Nothing feels good like being able to work on your projects at the comfort of your house. With Google Sheets, I can check on the progress of my projects anytime, anywhere. Again, the security of my sheets is always guaranteed, as no one who can interfere with them. The platform is easy to use, and no extra expertise that one requires. Besides, with Google Sheets, there is team work and collaboration since one can audio or video call their colleagues anytime ask about a given question that relates to a project, at the same time continue addressing it.

Cons: However, Google Sheets is not that much stable like Excel sheets. I think the developer needs to continue working on the product, so as to make it more workable and reliable. Again, its design is not friendly, and something needs to be done.

Overall: In general, Google Sheets is a better improvement than excel, as one can have its access to his projects anytime. Again, the security of the prepared projects is always guaranteed, making it more convenient and usable.

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Documents when you need them

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to just have a wifi connection and have access to all my documents and spreadsheets. The other nice feature is it's so easy to share them and so many choices either via email or by downloading them and printing them out. The other nice feature is when you select to download (aka export) it gives you the option of either a PDF, rich text doc, word doc. So it has you covered.

Cons: You need to make sure you have a strong internet connection due to the amount of data it pulls over and a computer which has a lot of RAM. It seems on computers I have used it on which have only 8GB of RAM it take's it longer to load the screens than one which has 16GB. On the documents side, it would be nice if you could make the PDF fillable, so you could fill them out right on Google docs and then be able to print out the fillable form.

Overall: It makes getting access to my documents easy and I don't have to worry about forgetting them on another computer or a flash drive I left somewhere. If I have to get a document to someone all I have to do is have a WiFi connection and I am good to go.

Excel of the Internet Generation

Oct 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When I purchased my Chromebook, Google Sheets was obviously pre-installed. Alongside the fact that Excel was unavailable for use, I became intimately familiar with the always-connected version of Excel for the modern day. The basics are the same as Excel, which made jumping programs a walk in the park. However, I was most impressed by the ability of multiple users with access to edit our documents concurrently. Very "real-time".

Cons: When problems arise, I have to consult online forums. Real person-to-person communication help with Google is virtually non-existent. So, while Sheets is an excellent program to start with, any questions about specific formulas or abilities need to be asked with an online community familiar with this Google Program.

Overall: I use Sheets for personal finances and professional lab data organization. Super simple to use, uncluttered UI, and very speedy. No complaints.

A great alternative to Excel

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is a good alternative to Excel, when you have to create quick spreadsheets on the fly. While somewhat basic if you have in-depth spreadsheet data needs, I'd say most things that the average user does in Excel can be accomplished with Google Sheets. And there a plenty of Google Chrome add-ons that expand the functionality.

When I'm traveling or out on my Chromebook, it's my go to spreadsheet tool.

Cons: While Google Sheets has improved its chart features, if you're an advanced or hard core spreadsheet user, you'll likely want to stick with Excel's macros and Pivot Tables.

If you're uploading an Excel spreadsheet into Google Sheets, proceed with caution and keep a backup of your original Excel file tucked away somewhere. Macros can go loopy on transfer from one platform to the other, and other functions don't always play nicely in both spaces.

Great for team sharing!

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that we can have multiple reps on a single sheet all working at the same time. We used to share spread sheets on a server which only allowed 1 person to use it at a time which became super time-consuming. Once we started using google sheets, we found an immediate spark in workflow and amount of time to get team jobs done drastically decreased and team morale drastically increased.

Cons: 1 main con is an obvious one, we can't access the sheets offline. Google sheets is primarily used online and we don't have a way to access if our internet goes down. Not google's fault, but would be great if we could access the file offline. I don't like that it takes a long time to load large spread sheets, our workaround is to create a new file for every month.

Overall: Google sheets has been a godsend. We used to share spread sheets on a server which only allowed 1 person to use it at a time which became super time-consuming. Once we started using google sheets, we found an immediate spark in workflow and amount of time to get team jobs done drastically decreased and team morale drastically increased.

A great software for spreadsheets!

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love this software because it enables you to easily and efficiently create spreadsheets that more than one person can work on, have access to, and collaborate on at the same time, which I love. It's also an excellent alternative to Microsoft Excel and I typically choose Google Sheets every time.

Cons: I gets slightly tricky when you need to export your spreadsheets into PDF's or other forms of documents. They make it easy to share it with others by giving them access to it or allowing them to collaborate, but when you need to export it, it isn't necessarily simple. The formatting of the spreadsheet to the document was hard.

Overall: I have only had great experiences with Google Sheets! It is perfect for my team because we do a lot of collaboration and there's usually a few different rounds in the editing process, so it helps that my team can have access to and collaborate on the same document, at the same time. I highly recommend it!

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Google Sheets - Excel online !

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to collaborate real-time with business colleagues or clients is the top reason why anyone should even consider substituting offline desktop Excel. Especially the ability to import any existing excel sheet & being able to take things up where you off comes in handy for any business traveler who is switching between devices and wants access to all their important documents on-the-go. Works seamlessly across form factors & varied screen sizes, agnostic of device type or operating system or even browser.

Cons: Import feature isn't perfect, especially when you excel is big & has a lot of bells and whistles (color pallets, text justification and other formatting schemes). Takes a lot of time getting it into the shape & form it was in offline excel.

If you are a keyboard person used to shortcuts, it may take a while to get used to the online interface. Hampers your speed initially till you get over the learning curve.

Overall: Collaborating on all our business documents in near real-time and for working sessions with clients. Ideal when you need a single source of truth for your excel and also at times when you need lot of compute power (heavy excel which takes ages to process on a dates/old desktop or laptop). Power of cloud behind the scenes comes in pretty handy at times.

Great Collaboration Tool

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This has been a great tool for our teams in organizing tasks, creating action plans during implementation, and tracking issues post go-live. Most of our office uses Google Sheets in some fashion. What really works well with it is how you can see updates in real-time, and saving it automatic (no risk of losing unsaved data!). Because it runs through Google, everyone in the office either already has an address or signed up for one for free. We can even share with our customer base sometimes. For our internal use, though, it fits the bill perfectly.

Cons: It does not have all of the features of its Microsoft counterpart, Excel, which makes some of the formatting and data-mining a bit more difficult. As we use it more, though, we discover new features or existing ones we were not aware of. It's still essentially Excel-Lite, but for simple tracking and organizational purposes, it works as expected. It's pretty bare bones on design as well, which is why we don't often share it with an external audience, but that's a minor complaint.

Overall: This has been a great way to collaborate with colleagues, organize our tasks, and track progress of action plans and issue lists. We can share in real-time from across the country, which is pretty vital in our workspace.

We use Google Sheets in place of Excel for collaborative projects

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of use and that it has most (if not all) of the features that are offered in Excel. We use Google Sheets for all of our shared documents because it is easy to work collaboratively at the same time as opposed to opening "read-only" Excel documents. We manage events for several of our clients and this is the best software to keep lists of sponsors, runners, etc. Everyone has access and we can update in real time which is important when we are all making phone calls. Having the Google Sheets app on my phone is also extremely helpful since I can edit on the go!

Cons: Sometimes the shortcuts are different than those in Excel, which is occasionally confusing when switching back and forth between the two. I think there is a way to change this, but I have not yet done so.

Overall: It allows myself and my team to work collaboratively on tasks- at the same time!

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Online spreadsheets made easy

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is a great alternative to software like Microsoft Excel, offering a solid interface and a great number of options to work with.

Being a cloud service brings some advantages as well, such as autosave, being able to leave comments and live to edit with other users. It is a efficent way to work, and proved to be a time saver in several projects.

Cons: Google Sheets lacks some formatting features which can be an issue when importing files from Microsoft Excel or Libre Office.

It can also lag a bit when working on big sheets, however, this may be more related to the browser rather than the service itself.

Also, browsing in mobile devices can be a bit hard when it comes to huge spreadsheets.

Overall: I have been using this software for several years now, giving it several types of uses: workflow and task management, projects research, quick surveys between coworkers and data tracking.

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An excellent contribution from google to work databases simultaneously

Jul 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Among the positive elements that I find in Google Sheets for my company are:

-Management of the simultaneous spreadsheet. Sometimes we have to manipulate a database between several people, and this software is great for doing this.

-It has an internal chat that allows to expose points of view, synchronize actions and add necessary data to fill the administrative database.

- Extract information from the network and attach it to our documents, converting it into a link in the same document. Very useful for fiscal tax references

Cons: One of the negative elements is that, in relation to other databases, the tools necessary to analyze variables such as tables, dynamic tables and graphs are not so complete, having to resort necessarily to other software to complete the task in the office

Overall: Google sheets is an integrative solution that complements the potential of a spreadsheet with the particularities of cloud storage, allowing documents to be modified in real time and simultaneously, a powerful function that enhances any work environment.

I Love Google Sheets!

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love Google Sheets! I love how easy it is to use and how it integrates in the web across all of your other G Suite solutions. I love how you can integrate Google Sheets and Google Forms. I love how you can integrate many different add-ons into Sheets to increase its functionality. We use many different add-ons and Google Sheets has solved many data business problems for us. I like that it is in the cloud and I can access it from anywhere I have internet, even on my mobile device.

Cons: It doesn't have the FULL functionality of Microsoft Excel. If you are a power user of Excel, this doesn't have all of the functionality that Excel does. But for simple to medium tasks, Google Sheets can do it all!

Overall: I love this product. We use it every single day in our business and love everything about it. Don't hesitate to implement Google Sheets across your business. You won't regret it!

so far so great.

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to link a lot of people into viewing and editing the task listed on the software is quite commendable.

The friendliness of the software cannot be over emphasized, as the software can be used on mobile devices and then stop there and continue using it on your laptop without having to worry about saving the document is a major plus.

Also, the mathematical inclusion in the software is another good point, as it helps makes what you are doing easier and faster.

Also, the ability to limit a user's privilege on the things he can do is also really nice.

Cons: Well, aside the fact that the mathematics involved when using the software can be too much, hence making you confused and deciding to just calculate outside the software and input the values directly into the app rather than using the mathematics feature in the app.

I use Docs for planning shows with my team/actors, and for making lesson plans available anywhere.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I can sign into docs on any computer, thereby ensuring that I can access my lesson plans anywhere. Most school systems in my area have Google Drive accounts, and it's simple to share the lesson plans with all of my accounts so they're always with me. I also write scripts in docs so my creative team constantly has access to the most recent update.

Cons: Safari does not allow you to print from Google Docs. Instead you ahve to download a PDF each time you wish to print. Docs itself is very simple if you're used to Microsoft Word - too simple, some might think. Add-ons provide more options, but it can take a lot of time to research and find one that does the job you need. Docs should take the best parts of the most popular add-ons and incorporate them directly into Docs.

Overall: I love the ability to work in a team on the same document, and always have my documents with me.

The best utility of cloud so far is the application of Google Sheets

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We have been using this since last 8 years if not more. The best thing about this is the capability of being able to share among the group of people easily.

Say good bye to many versions of an excel sheet in your own laptop and merging of data from various people into one sheet.

The new google forms sync makes it a no brainer to try to mend every process of yours as per the sheets.

Cons: Not being able to use the sheets data as a data base is a very big con. Internet is flooded with a request for the same.

Alot of times the application of sheets get limited due to that.

Another ask would be able to group a couple of rows and minimise them on the basis of header.

Overall: The whole team can easily collaborate on a project, idea, documentation, all at once. The only problem is sometimes its a bit difficult to control the revision of a few data cells but that can be managed by locking a few rows etc.

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Spreadsheet for Everyone

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Google Sheets is one of the most relevant and convenient online tool I'm using so far. its way better than Excel since its more portable than just excel in local. and its very useful when building up performance / growth tracking withing organization as well as withing groups. Cloud based system allows to access many people to the same sheet at the same time so we could easily update and track individual as well group-wise work.

Cons: I couldn't think of any negative things about Google Sheets since Its getting improved everyday and I don't see any Cons. so far its the coolest Online Spread Sheet.

Overall: As Multiple users can use the sheet at once they can update the sheet accordingly. and Google Sheets have proven beneficial for all team members work when comes to work on a same cause with deadlines and maintaining a tracking system. And also for other documentation work. Overall it's a Great tool.

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From Day to Day use to collaborating with large teams of people, Google Sheets is for everyone

May 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Everything is in the cloud. You don't have to worry about losing your data. It's super easy to share your sheets and have people collaborate. I personally use it to collaborate on large projects with 20-30 people involved. Although Google Sheet plays at being low key, it's actually really powerful with a plethora of benefits over its competition.

Cons: Everything is in the Cloud. There is no easy way to get around this - no internet, no sheets. There is an offline mode as well but doesn't work that well. The user interface is a little clunky and the app could do with more functionality. Google sheets misses some of the functionality that are pretty mainstream on other Spreadsheet software.

Overall: Google sheets have a lot of advanced formulae that allow you to integrate different sheets you own. When it comes to sharing and cross-compatibility Google single-handedly wipes out the competition.