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Great for Remote Teams!

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We use Google Sheets for meeting notes and to organize our projects collaboratively with remote staff working in different locations. We …

Google Sheets can't be beat!!

9
Google sheets is great for helping organize data. We use it in conjunction with Google forms to collect and analyze information from …

Sheets & You

7
We made the switch as a whole organization about 5 years to GSuite which includes Google Sheets. We used it to replace Microsoft Office. …

The Plus side of Sheets

10
I use it almost everyday. I export reports out into [Google] Sheets from Excel. The best part of Google Sheets has been the ability to …

My Experience With Google Sheets

9
Google Sheets offers some the best features when it comes to handling data. The software can import data from other software such as …
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Big Fan of Google Sheets

9
We use Google Sheets in our back of house operations to organize important data such as staff contact information, affiliate contact …
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An efficient cloud spreadsheet tool

9
Google Sheets is widely used in my organization. The main reason for using it is due to its feature of being a cloud application. This …
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Ease of Use

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Google Sheets is used to creating online docs. It is easier to share with other users and other users can update it in real-time. It is …
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What is Google Sheets?

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.

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What is Google Sheets?

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.

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Jeff Gullang | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Long time heavy excel user...switched and utilize Google Sheets for most (but not all) spreadsheet work. The work from home (with the switching being in the office and home) has made [working] through the pandemic easier. It is used by accounting only. I also use the Google Suite with my home financials also.
  • Autosave
  • Multiple browser solution
  • Ability to work on Mac and Windows
  • Auto update of pivot tables
  • 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
  • Love that [Google Sheets] has an autosave feature when editing as we all have wasted recreating a spreadsheet in Excel when your computer restarts; which it always does but the one time you are working on a huge project and you forget to hit save before you go home
  • The ability to pull up through a browser at home, and one at work, doesn't require you to send emails back and forth; which needed to do with excel.
  • cannot think of an scenarios where it isnt appropriate.
  • Ditched Windows after the Vista debacle to Mac and hands down Google sheets is better than Sheets.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets to coordinate up-to-date and accurate information among several employees, especially as we prepare as a team for major events, such as our annual Summer Camp and Youth Conference. Google Sheets allows us to make sure no data is left behind, and it prevents us from unnecessary duplication of time consuming work (such as data entry).
  • Helps coordinate accurate data
  • Helps eliminate inefficiencies and unnecessary busy work
  • Helps us prepare guests lists and rosters for events
  • Quicker response time when scrolling (seems jarring at times)
  • Better printing formatting (when you want to print a spreadsheet)
  • More aesthetically pleasing (sometimes appears very basic)
Google Sheets is excellent when you have a team of coworkers who are working together on major events. Google Sheets allows them to coordinate effectively and ensure that they are all using the most updated data and the same information. In contrast, however, Google Sheets would be inferior to a program like Microsoft Excel when a single individual was working on a project by themselves.
December 14, 2021

Great for Remote Teams!

Victoria Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets for meeting notes and to organize our projects collaboratively with remote staff working in different locations. We also use Google Sheets in projects with our clients where they are able to send us updates and we can track the progress together. We also use it to create show schedules and organize our division of labour.
  • Collaboration.
  • Organization.
  • Remote work / easily share.
  • Easy to access.
  • User friendly.
  • Account seems to switch while I am working on a project.
  • Assigning actions needs work.
  • Default link sharing should stay consistent.
Great for remote teams and long-distance clients. Great way to organize work. A good way to make a schedule and share it with colleagues. Can easily see updates/changes that have been made. Can easily access your sheets on different devices. Some functions require Excel rather than sheets - specifically formulas and different accounting functions/cell formatting.
Anabel Serrano Bargalló | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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we use Google Sheets for most of our internal docs ( reports) which require a "sheets" format. It has solved a few very important problems: - formating- we can all now [easily] use the same format by creating templates which makes managing work a lot easier. -updates & versions- it saves the chaos and confusion of versions and attachments. - commenting- it makes team collaboration a lot easier through comments!
  • live update- no saving required
  • comments- it allows team work in a very easy & effective way
  • unique version- sharing a doc in real time means no confusions with final versions!
  • formatting- could allow some more options taking it from Microsoft Excel
  • views- it'd be great to be able to have different views of the sheet, just clicking a button ( graphics, charts, etc)
  • comments- it could be improved if a report of comments could be exported for each document ( to keep a record)
- any scenario where teamwork or multiple sites for remote working happen, make google sheets the perfect tool. - it'd be less appropriate to use if the use of the [Google Sheets] has a strong link for formulas as it has limitations compared to excel Microsoft
Score 9 out of 10
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Google sheets is great for helping organize data. We use it in conjunction with Google forms to collect and analyze information from clients and colleagues. We can then use the data to produce charts and graphics which provide a better visual representation. We use Sheets on a daily basis throughout our organization and have found them to be very effective for collaboration and sharing.
  • Organization of data.
  • Production of graphs for better visual effects.
  • Ease of collaboration with colleagues and clients.
  • I would like to see more shortcuts for formulas. It appears that some improvements have been made as compared to competitors, but for novice users this would be beneficial.
  • There are so many tools within sheets but users are probably unfamiliar with them. It would be great if there were some automatic suggestions from the program that users could turn off if they didn't want to use them.
Offline editing is great for working remotely when wifi may not be readily available. It is also great for conversion of Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers documents. When working with large datasets, it seems like Excel can handle more data better than Google sheets. It also works well with other Google programs such as docs. Some users report that formulas work better in Excel. Overall, for most applications, Google sheets has a clear edge for me.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our whole company uses Google Sheets for campaign tracking and accounting. Within Marketing we use it to target brands we need contacts for and who we have and have not reached out to. For our multiple campaigns, we use it to track which stage the campaign is in and update it for all departments to be able to check the progress at any time. It is also very useful for easily inputting multiple fields of data and then downloading as a .csv file so we can upload to our internal dashboard.
  • Track analytics from our newsletter user engagement
  • Track the progress and notes for our campaign progression
  • Make it so we can share files of data and update in real time
  • The various function could be more easily accessible at the top of the sheet
  • The sharing feature is a little hard to navigate to make sure the right people are able to access
Google Sheets is great for teams of colleagues who need to track and update analytics in real time from multiple locations. If you need to easily upload data you can input into Google Sheets, then download as a .csv file to then easily upload to internal databases. Basically, anywhere you need to input data across various cells and access the data from any location, Google Sheets works perfectly.
Score 10 out of 10
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Wonderful for sharing and updating teams on the status of collection accounts and other projects. That it is web-based and easily accessible by all team members is the most useful part.
  • Multiple users
  • Web-based product
  • Multi-column V-lookup is handy. Type formula once, multiple columns returned.
  • Shifting to Sheets after years and years of Excel is like learning to crawl after I've been running for years. Some sort of translator document. Such as if you use XYZ in Excel, the same function can be found here in Sheets
  • Functionality shuts down after 5K or so lines are used. I work in finance. We have hundreds of thousands of transactions we need to analyze.
  • If Big Query is the answer to large amounts of data, it needs to be as easy to use as Sheets is.
Would recommend it for anything that Excel does *EXCEPT* working with large amounts of data. If you are working with large amounts of data, you will still need to analyze in Excel then share results with Sheets. In my company, we do not all have access to Big Query to accommodate this.
carlos ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google sheets have been a lifesaver for me, as it allows me to collaborate with 2 or more team members. The best part about google sheets? It keeps records of my processes and creates reports automatically! Google sheets are a great tool for collaboration. They let you store data, organize agendas and calendars with ease of access anywhere in the world through permissions-based sharing features that will allow people outside your organization to view documents on Google Sheets too!
  • you can connect to third-party applications
  • Its Free
  • Collaborate with others on the same spreadsheet at the same time
  • All data in one place
  • Share with anyone you want, even if they don't have a google account.
  • You can see who's editing the spreadsheet in real time
  • Work on a project in real time, no matter where you are!
  • Spend less time doing manual tasks and more time being creative.
  • Great mobile apps
  • great integration with other google products like gmail and hangouts
  • you can't access information without internet connection
  • takes some time to load as is a cloud tool
  • desktop app is quite buggy
Google Sheets is an affordable and easy-to-use tool that can help you collaborate with others. It's free if you take out a Gmail account, but the business version allows for sharing data in bulk from entire organizations. Google sheets are not very recommendable when you don't have the opportunity to access an internet browser in order to work with data and download information.
Jennifer Spivey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Sheets allows my team to work collaboratively together, without needed to send multitudes of emails and spreadsheets back and forth. We use Sheets as trackers, for calculations and formulas and data warehouses. The functionality allows multiple people to work on the document or access information at the same time. With features that rival other spreadsheet software, I find Sheets the most user-friendly and easy to use.
  • Data filtering
  • Filtering
  • Pivot tables
  • vlook up
  • download/export function
I would recommend this to a teammate or colleague who needs a spreadsheet with more collaborative capabilities than mathematical/formula-type capabilities. We use Sheets to track vaccination bonuses and the pivot functionality to ensure no employee is over paid a bonus. It allows multiple teammates across the country to enter data at the same time and then allows me to audit and confirm the data before payroll processing.
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google Sheets as a resources-planning tool with my colleagues. It allows us to stay organized and collaborate at the same time on a project.
  • Simultaneous collaboration
  • User-friendly
  • Occasionally lags, have to refresh screen
  • Double click to autopopulate cells would be a great feature!
I use Google Sheets with my Account Executives to plan which person will prospect into certain accounts. It makes it so easy for two people on different sides of the country to edit the same document at the same time. I use Google Sheets every day and legitimately cannot find any scenario where it would not be a useful tool. I even take notes in Sheets.
Omar Abdelrehim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google sheets in many ways, such as;
  • Use it as a collaboration tool dynamic sheet that we can share with others in real-time
  • We use it as a webhook to connect to other integration tools for sharing information from one system to another
  • We also use it to capture online form entries from Google Forms
  • We also connect it to different email software so we can run email campaigns using Google Sheet
  • Collaborating spreadsheets between users real time
  • Integration to other software systems
  • Easy to use and quick to deploy
  • The best free spreadsheet collaboration solution in the market
  • Give it more smart capability
  • Make it more mobile friendly
  • Make it more usable via Apple products
Google sheets is great for groups or organizations that need to collaborate and share information in real-time as well as being easy to use. Since it is free and it is at no cost to any organization to start and deploy this solution, there really is no decision-making necessary.

It also gives you the opportunity to upgrade for more advanced users, so it satisfies most organizations
Mark Michelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets for collaboration with our clients - sharing data on everything from customer interviews to cost estimates. Also use it to plan events across the USA. It's great how each workbook can contain different sheets like Excel - but much easier to share with others. It helps with managing events and collaborating with others across departments and locations.
  • Sharing control is fantastic. Can assign editors or add viewers.
  • Easy to use. Love how it functions like Excel, but it's much better. Easier to use and intuitive.
  • Part of the Google suite of apps. I've been using Sheets longer than Slides or Docs, and it's imbedded in our organiaztion.
  • The functions could be slightly improved. Easier to access things like pivot tables.
  • Would like to be able to add specific numbers together without having to use the + sign. Point and click to add would be easier. I miss that in both Excel and Sheets.
  • For some reasons I don't have an easy access point to all of my sheets. They are in Google Docs, but I usually have to load up my cash flow manager (a sheet I created years ago to help me monitor cash flow) in order to access Sheets.
I've recommended Sheets to all of my clients. Also have shown a variety of friends how to use Sheets. I use it not only for managing my business in preparing estimates and organizing events, but also for music jams and performances. Everyone involved with the jam can use Sheets to sign up for the songs they know, indicating which instrument they play. It's a game changer for organizing jams.
Omkar Marne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We used Google Sheets for our daily working schedule and also for our alumni data. It's being used by our whole school UNC Charlotte. Every professor of every department uses Google Sheets for their working schedules and meetings.

It saves time of our working schedules updates as it's shared on the cloud and it's also very handy.

I would recommend Google Sheets for the all the educational institutions and I am sure they must be using it.
  • Click and share
  • Collabration
  • Pivot tables refreshes automatically
  • Pricing (cheap and free basic version)
  • Best for statistical Data
  • If the data is huge then Google Sheets is slow.
  • No wide range of options for data visualizations as compare to Excel.
  • For complex calculations Google Sheets is not enough
  • It's on the cloud so less security. Try coming up with license version.
Best for maintaining daily working schedules and basic sheets data.

Not good for huge data.
August 10, 2021

Sheets & You

Richie Narain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We made the switch as a whole organization about 5 years to GSuite which includes Google Sheets. We used it to replace Microsoft Office. It was an easier way for us to get everyone on the same platform after multiple acquisitions.
  • low cost alternative to Office Suite
  • Great for collaboration and working on spreadsheets with others
  • Good way to keep others updated in the org on the report because they can look in real time for updates
  • pivot table functions are not quite the same as Excel so if making the switch prepare for some learning curve
  • Different formatting isn't as easily available
  • minor but if used to working in separate windows because it is web based makes it difficult to quick switch between websites
Google Sheets is a great alternative to Office365 at a cheaper price tag. The platform works for almost anything you would need to do within spreadsheets. However the GSuite as a whole which works with Google Hangouts as a chat tool is where the overall suite of products lacks against Office365.

It covers all the functions you would need and has a great collaboration aspect.
Rebekah Longenecker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets daily for accounting, reports and tracking. Love that we can make real-time changes with our team members and being able to use the same shortcuts as you do in Excel! Has tons of formulas and helps our entire team stay up to date and organized. We are extremely satisfied with Google Sheets and will continue to use it daily!
  • Formulas.
  • Organizing.
  • Tracking projects.
  • Formulas can be difficult to navigate
  • Being able to save when not connected to the internet
  • Being able to access files when the internet is down
Google Sheets is very well suited for accounting, tracking staying on top of projects.
November 02, 2021

The Plus side of Sheets

Valerie Curry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use it almost everyday. I export reports out into [Google] Sheets from Excel. The best part of Google Sheets has been the ability to have multiple user use the Sheet at the same time and be able to see your movement and entry in real time. We do a lot of group reports with data we then create graphs and pivot tables. You can share the Sheet via email with someone and you can provide them with edit rights or just viewing rights. I have several tab (aka Sheets) that have been added to make monthly report for the year with all 12 months of data. I have also created Pivot tables base on process volume month over month charts. Sheets is the greatest. If you haven't had a chance to play around in it you should if you company use it because it is the best for TEAM project.
  • Sharing capability in real time
  • Download in Excel, PDF or CSV
  • Pivot tables
  • Charts
  • The only issue I miss Excel has, [Google] Sheets does not, is formulas. Formulas are better in Excel
The best part of Google Sheets has been the ability to have multiple user use the Sheet at the same time and be able to see your movement and entry in real time. We do a lot of group reports with data we then create graphs and pivot tables.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our whole organization uses it currently. We haven't found any issues luckily and the problems it solves is we can collaborate across projects much easier.
  • Cross department collaboration
  • Training of new AEs
  • Training of new SDRs
  • more user friendly
  • better copy and pasting of images and charts
  • integrations with other apps
Works for more start up companies, not those over X amount of employees
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Sheets is being utilized by our organization for reporting and data management for a number of clients and our own agency work
  • Great for formulas
  • Great for managing large amounts of data
  • Great for organization and task updates
  • Formulas sometime dont work
  • Functionality to import could be better
  • Better functionality
Google Sheets is great for managing large amounts of data. We use it to keep track of tasks as well, which it does great for.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Sheets offers some the best features when it comes to handling data. The software can import data from other software such as Google forms and also makes it easy to share data across departments or teams hence better collaboration. Google Sheets is easily accessible and using and understanding its different features is easy as well. Whether it is data management, presentations, manipulations, or data collaboration, Google Sheets never disappoints. It has been a resourceful software and is deployed across several departments.
  • Google Sheets makes data manipulations easy thanks to the many formulas
  • With Google Sheets, data sharing and presentation becomes easy
  • The software integrates well with other Google products
  • The software is web based and therefore can be accessed from anywhere
  • Not so many issues to complain about. However, I have noted that Google Sheets is not mobile friendly
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.
October 25, 2021

Big Fan of Google Sheets

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets in our back of house operations to organize important data such as staff contact information, affiliate contact information, inventory of stock, and to plan out events / scheduling. We also use Google Sheets when sending reports & invoices to businesses. Googles sheets has helped our business keep organized.

  • Clean looking interface
  • Easily Shareable/Group-Editable
  • Mostly user friendly
  • Customizable Settings
  • Functions are hard to understand how to use
  • Could have a better 'help' / 'how to' section for difficult functions
  • Easier Exporting Option
Google Sheets is great for payroll as it's extremely easy to organizes the number of hours an employee works, their rate, the pay date range, in a good looking sheet that is easy for others to read.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Google Sheets as a department. We are able to link our Jira to Google Sheets which allows us to organize all our tasks to be presented in one sheet. Our sheet is also organized by people so each team member can see all their tasks and projects in one concise place. This allows us to be organized and aware of where everything is.
  • Organization
  • User experience
  • Clarity
  • A little slow at times
Google Sheets is a great option when trying to organize tasks for team members. While working through Jira, we were able to pull all the data we needed, from status, who to assign to, and when tasks were due, In a scenario where you want organization, Google Sheets is for you!
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Sheets is widely used in my organization. The main reason for using it is due to its feature of being a cloud application. This makes is very easy for collaboration with teams and sharing of the data without any inconvenience. Accessing the data becomes real hassle free task and with its improved fastness and smoothness in its performance, it is definitely becoming the first choice for many.
  • Ease of accessibility being an cloud based application. Data can be accessed from anywhere and no need to keep saving the data in our local systems.
  • Sharing of files becomes very easy and helps in better collaboration with teams
  • It allows us to see a timeline of all the changes we have done to the document
  • Much faster in performance
  • Formatting in google sheets is difficult and should be definitely improved
  • Charts and Pivots are not up to the mark when compared to MS Excel
  • Cannot use it without internet
  • Becomes little difficult to work when we have huge data and are dealing with many columns
Google Sheets is very well suited for large teams or when collaborating with multiple teams as it becomes easier to access data from cloud. Multiple updates can be done simultaneously without any hassles making it easier to work. It is not as helpful when we need to use data for graphical representations ( charts) and also for pivot tables.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use all the Google products (Docs, Sheets, Slides) at my organization, primarily due to the ease of collaboration and sharing across teams. Specifically with Google Sheets, my team is able to track and analyze data collaboratively, allowing different members to add, edit, and comment within the spreadsheet. The features are robust and while not fully capable of what Excel can offer, will likely meet the spreadsheet needs of most users.
  • Collaboration and Sharing is intuitive and built into the program.
  • Easy to get started using for anyone familiar with spreadsheet applications.
  • Offers most all the features everyday users will need.
  • It's not Excel and doesn't have the full functionality it offers, which may be an obstacle for some power users.
For most office workers, Google Sheets offers sufficient capability and provides excellent collaboration and sharing for teams. And even because it has fewer features, it is likely even easier to use for some beginner spreadsheet users. I'm not familiar with the Enterprise cost but I feel it's likely better than Microsoft's. For small SMBs, they likely can use it for free or nearly free.

However, if your team needs more complex formulas and functions and conducts more complicated data analysis, Sheets may not offer you enough.
December 11, 2021

Ease of Use

Score 9 out of 10
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Google Sheets is used to creating online docs. It is easier to share with other users and other users can update it in real-time. It is very effective for me and my team. I have been using it for personal projects as well, previously I used Microsoft Excel, but I switched to Google sheets and now actively using it for different purposes.
  • Real Time Sharing.
  • Real Time updating by different users.
  • Create, edit, and downloaded options.
  • So far i've liked almost all the options available.
As I mentioned earlier it is an effective way to use as an individual and also for teams. The document is shared with teams in a quick way. Other users can edit it in real-time and everyone will receive an update. I don't see any other competitor replacing Google Docs in the short term.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Google Sheets to facilitate our work activities across multiple platforms and different teams. All departments use it to track larger projects and help to keep people on track on tasks. Since we are all working remotely it allows for multiple people to be working on and editing a document at the same time instead of needed to figure out who needs to make changes next.
  • Remote document access from anywhere in the world
  • Collaborative document editing
  • Logging history of changes so you can know who made edits
  • It does not have the same functionality as Excel does when it comes to formulas and more technical aspects
  • I do not like the way you need to export the sheet to save it locally - it makes it difficult to then add back the changes to the shared sheet
  • I cannot get shortcut keys to work while using Sheets which should be an easy fix
Google Sheets is great for when you are going to be working with multiple people on the same sheet, need people to be able to see your progress on a given sheet, or when you are using it for project management situations to keep people on track or assign tasks. I would say it is less well suited if you are going to be working on a solo project or especially if you are going to be using advanced formulas.