Apple Numbers vs. Google Sheets

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple Numbers
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Numbers is a spreadsheet application developed by Apple Inc. as part of the iWork productivity suite. It is available for Mac and iOS, or for Windows in a browser via its cloud edition.N/A
Google Sheets
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Google Sheets is the spreadsheet app available on Google Workspace, or standalone, with a free plan for personal use and accessible via mobile apps for iOS and Android.N/A
Pricing
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Apple NumbersGoogle Sheets
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Apple Numbers

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Google Sheets
Chose Google Sheets
The major reason I use Google Sheets over Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers is for its ability to allow multiple users to access and work on the same spreadsheet at once. This is incredibly more efficient and effective than updating and sending copies upon copies of the same …
Chose Google Sheets
Google sheets has a clear advantage. It is more simple to use for daily applications, allows for easier collaboration, and has portability (offline working). It allows for easy sharing and integration with other Google online programs such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, …
Chose Google Sheets
I enjoy the ease of access and sharing information with anyone, google sheets is great for that. You can easily send a link in an email or text message which makes it easier than other programs because you have to purchase separately if their software doesn't come included at …
Chose Google Sheets
I feel Google Sheets is better compared to the many available competitors thanks to its many features and also easy integration with Google products. It is also easy to use and is available online.
Chose Google Sheets
Google Sheets when compared to Excel for me is just below in terms of comparison. The product covers almost everything you could need but the workflow and usability is where it is lacking. I would call it a pay for what you get. This review is coming from someone who made …
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Small Businesses
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apple NumbersGoogle Sheets
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.5
(38 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple NumbersGoogle Sheets
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
If someone uses Apple products exclusively, Apple Numbers is a no-brainer. Because of the ability to hand off documents across Apple devices, it makes it easy to work on multiple devices. If someone is already familiar with Excel, there is hardly no learning curve with Apple Numbers. If someone is working on a PC and Android devices, Apple Numbers is not appropriate. The software will not sync as well and in this scenario, someone should stick with the Microsoft suite package.
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Google
Google Sheets is a great tool mostly for people in the finance department such as accountants who have to analyze hundreds of transactions. The software makes it easy to organize data and handle some analysis. Also, when it comes to data presentation, Google Sheets offers some of the best features. However, this is not to sat people outside the finance docket cannot benefit from this software. It is a great tool to have when handling data.
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Pros
Apple
  • Data security provided by Apple on its all the software.
  • Very well integration within the Apple ecosystem.
  • It is very well compatible with MS Excel also.
  • It is available on iOS also. We can use it on our Apple mobile phones and on our iPads also.
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Google
  • It is a cloud-based platform.
  • You can work in the same file simultaneously with your colleagues.
  • It allows you to share files much faster.
  • It allows you to access your Google Sheet files whenever you like and wherever you like if you have stable internet connection.
  • It has great integration with other Google software.
  • Google Sheets is very user-friendly and very intuitive to use.
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Cons
Apple
  • customization of workspace
  • saving pre-selected tools
  • consistent fonts across platforme
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Google
  • Pivot tables are different but could be improved upon; sort, totals, filters
  • When entering negative numbers as the first in a formula you need to remember to "+-100+25" instead of "-100+25"
  • The power of the internet of course makes it easy to find solution, but the help function is not easily available
  • Color coding changes on the cell, but there is not an easy way to click on a cell and use the selected color; like excel
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Likelihood to Renew
Apple
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Google
It is easy to use, free of charge for basic functionality, and easy to share with people within or outside your team or company
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
If you're an Apple user, Apple Numbers is for you. If you primarily operate on PC and Android, you will find more compatibility with Excel. Both platforms perform similar functions -- you can create charts, graphs, and figures. Excel was the pioneer spreadsheet software but Apple presents a simpler, more modern, spreadsheet.
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Google
The major reason I use Google Sheets over Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers is for its ability to allow multiple users to access and work on the same spreadsheet at once. This is incredibly more efficient and effective than updating and sending copies upon copies of the same Excel or Numbers spreadsheet back and forth as email attachments.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • It helps us to organise our data sheets.
  • It helps us to make our client presentations with its graphical representation of data
  • It helps us in our financial calculations.
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Google
  • We've used it to prepare quick budgets, presentations for funds that have helped raise money
  • It has helped us quickly analyze raw data, collaboratively.
  • it has helped us work more efficiently by making it easier to work from one sheet and not lose track of versions by passing around attached documents
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