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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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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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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Google Sheets to create scripts for conversational AI interviews. I also use Google Sheets to quality control AI training and document potential AI matching issues.
  • It's very easy to organize information automatically
  • It's easy to move rows and columns of information dragging and dropping
  • It's easy to format information depending on what view you need to complete the task
  • I had an issue where I wanted to add numbers in a cell and then order them by number. But when I tried to organize using the "Sort Data" function, it didn't go in numerical order. It went 1, 11, 12 instead of 1, 2, 3. That was strange. Not sure if it still does this.
When you have a large amount of data you need to review/analyze/track, Google Sheets, in my opinion, is superior to Excel because it is more user-friendly in terms of flexibility moving the data around (drag and drop large chunks of data in rows or columns), formatting data so it is easier to read and navigate.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google sheets is used, frankly, as a filler for Microsoft Excel. While it generally does the job, in my opinion it lacks functionality as a whole, is clunky, and in my personal opinion, annoying to use. With Excel I'm constantly finding new things its capable of doing, while with Sheets i'm constantly finding new things it CAN'T do.
  • Basic spreadsheet functionality
  • Live shared editing
  • Easy online access for any user
  • Conditional formatting is clunky and lacking
  • General formatting is either difficult to use or doesn't exist
  • Formulas are more difficult to use than Excel
  • Chart/graphics options are more limited
Google sheets was fine for my personal use in college. Google sheets is fine for a business looking to use a spreadsheet for organization of names/lists/information and where online access or group editing is a heavy focus (though this can now be done with Excel as well). Google sheets has a lightweight feel and is great for simple tasks and uses
Kasey Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We share files with one of our clients so we can always easily access and edit the files. It has worked out very well for the work we are doing so far. Everyone is able to contribute on their own time, which is particularly helpful since we are in different time zones.
  • Allows multiple users to edit
  • Allows you to customize the look of your page/ the rows and columns
  • Offers a convenient way to coordinate with people in a different time zone
  • No spell check
  • Could be easier to move rows or columns
When trying to coordinate files and data with multiple users in different organizations, it is a very valuable tool. This works really well with my clients who are located in various time zones. We share with candidates that we have sources in the Google Sheets and they can comment at their convenience.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Sheets are used mainly for unofficial purposes that may or may not include sharing specific data. The informal usage includes sharing contact sheets or demo data for stories and keeping a tab of some operational duties within the team. The user-friendly access and sharing facility helps in getting access to data at a better pace.
  • Easy to share and user-friendly accessibility.
  • Allows everyone with access to edit and keep a track of the real-time changes.
  • Chart creation and visual representation features it offers.
  • File Management
  • Plugins
  • Slow
For beginners, Google Sheet is a really nice platform to start getting used to collating data and creating easy-to-read data. I believe that college students stand to benefit from the use of Google Sheets due to its easy access and user-friendly interface. The easy to share and access ability of Google Sheets stands out amongst its competitors. The function to allow everyone with access to edit and keep a track of the real-time changes makes it easier for the team and also improves the speed. Another interesting feature that has kept Google Sheets in the second place on my list is the chart creation and visual representation features it offers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I regularly use Google Sheets in reporting, planning, and organizing information. It's fast, simple, and easy to use and collaborate on. I honestly don't know why anyone wouldn't use Google Sheets at this point. For example, the staff I work with use Google Sheet for project planning. For a simple high-level overview like this, it's great. I use Google Sheets for other projects such as creating lists for specific supporters, and where supporters are in their engagement with our organization. We use this to monitor progress toward goals in developing volunteer leaders. What's great though is that Google Sheet integrates well with other tools so reporting easily syncs with other systems like Profit.co and EveryAction.
  • collaborative data collection
  • simple reporting
  • easy instructions on formulas
  • pivot tables and report presentation
  • notes on rows... I'd love to be able to have a row show the latest status from another row on a different sheet.
Google Sheet is well suited for creating fast, collaborative, spreadsheets. Whether working on a budget with others on your team, tracking a task list toward completion, or importing complex tables, Google Sheets is a great option. Also, dropping in data and creating interactive pivot tables and visualizations is easy too. Google Sheets doesn't offer more complex tracking. It isn't a database and there are limits on what visualizations it can do on your data. For more complex reporting visualizations I have linked Google sheets to other products.
Sanjay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been using Google Sheets for the last two years. This is very helpful for maintaining the attendance records, viva, examination and plotting the graph, etc. Google sheets are highly secure and they can be easily integrated with another platform. It supports various formats that makes the user interact easily. Google sheets are in a growing phase, it has a huge scope in the future for many purposes like education and business.
  • It helps me in generate the graph on given data.
  • it helps me in maintaining the records of students sheets evaluation.
  • It helps in searching the records by using the shortcut command.
  • There should be integrations with other online tools
Google Sheets is well suited when someone wants to keep track of records in a systemic manner. Google Sheets is also helpful in working as a team by giving access to other teammates for some specified task. It is highly secure and one of the best tools to work with.
Sushant goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Sheets is used in many different departments in my organization . Few of them which i know is HR dept, finance dept, sales dept, etc. The main problem that is taken care of is working remotely, everyone remains on same page thus less complexity and confusion while working from home.
  • Automatically saving documents
  • Working both in offline and online mode
  • Document can be accessed through phone ,web , pc.
  • In built chat feature.
  • Missing macros
  • Limited analytical functionality
  • Starts to lag when data is heavy
  • Glitches when data from another sheet is copied
Google Sheets can be very helpful in a small organization. Where there is less use of analytical function and only need is to store data it can be used. It is also useful for the person who is working remotely as its autosaving and online accessibility feature is helpful. It is not recommended in large organisations where data is huge and requires a lot of formulas to be applied. Also where analytical skills are required it won't work well.
April 30, 2022

Google Sheets Review

Tigran Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Sheets is used in our entire organization across all departments. It helps us to work with our colleagues, who work in other departments. Google Sheets allows us to work in the same file simultaneously with our colleagues which saves a lot of time and resources. This helps us to solve existing business problems much faster.
  • 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.
  • Excel is much more functional compared to Google Sheets
  • Google Sheets is extremely slow when you load a big file
If you have a lot of projects with your colleagues and you need to work on the same file, Google Sheet provides a perfect opportunity to save resources and time. It makes the working process much more enjoyable as you can both work on the same file simultaneously. However, if you need to work on large spreadsheets I would not recommend you to use this software.
Amanda McCombs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Google sheets to track and update projects in real time by multiple people in various locations. We also use it as a bridge between other applications and Tableau via Zapier.
  • Easier than Excel to create formulas and conditional formats, etc
  • Integrates with almost anything so can be easily used as a workaround to link two programs that aren't integrated with each other
  • Makes sharing work and updates very seamless
  • Would love to see better AI that takes more of the guesswork out of formulas, especially for newer users
  • Sometimes there are glitches with the horizontal scrollbar
Google Sheets is suitable for just about every standard Excel task (though I haven't tried to use it for visual analysis or pivot tables). It is particularly strong as the middleman connection point between programs via Zapier. It's extremely useful for sharing and updating information among multiple, geographically dispersed coworkers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use it to collaborate with my team on spreadsheets, map out processes and check them off as we do it, create any formulas, and things like that. I often use it daily.
  • Real time collaboration
  • Mapping out processes
  • Simplifying formulas
  • Doesn't have all the granular features Excel does.
  • Can be difficult reformatting if you upload a spreadsheet.
  • Annoying to add a second line in the same box.
Google Sheets is well suited for new hire and leaver process tracking. It's also helpful for salary increase percentages and other financial updates.
December 14, 2021

Great for Remote Teams!

Victoria Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Sheets is invaluable to my work. At its most basic, it is spreadsheet software that makes keeping data stored in an easy to view format. It has many different built-in sort and filter features as well as an extensive list of functions to enhance data. Google Sheets comes alive when paired with Apps Script where with a little coding knowledge, much work can be automated.
  • Holding Data.
  • Multiple Users working on data at once.
  • Apps Script allowing for custom functions.
  • Processing speed when working on very large data sources.
  • Better Apps Script support for newer features.
  • An automatic highlight duplicates option.
Google Sheets is best suited for any data manipulation or storage needs. It is easy to record macros, which is fantastic if you find yourself always formatting abstract data in the same way. It is also fantastic when you need multiple people to all update the spreadsheet at once due to being able to have multiple users online at a time. It is fantastic for collating Google Form data as it supports automatic syncing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
November 02, 2021

The Plus side of Sheets

Valerie Curry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
carlos ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
October 25, 2021

Big Fan of Google Sheets

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
September 24, 2021

About Google Sheets

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google sheets is used by the whole company. I use it on a daily basis to save my documents, share it with my partners and pairs, we also use to share trainings and to make presentations for everyone to see. It is very used by us, we can transmit informations very easily to everybody.
  • Documents
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • I don't see any room for improvement at this point
I find it very easy to save documents without using space in our computer. Also is very useful to edit documents at the same time by several different people, we can share whatever we need and discuss it, we can make presentations very easily, create spreadsheets to study data. I believe it doesn't fail at any subject.
Jennifer Spivey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Jeff Gullang | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
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