Great tool for visualizing data in a pinch
April 27, 2021

Great tool for visualizing data in a pinch

Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Charts

Google Charts in an alternative to Chart.js that comes with much more customization than Chart.js. We switched from Chart.js to Google Charts last year for internal dashboard rendering and it's much easier and quicker to built out custom dashboards. The documentation and customization of Google Charts has made creating charts much faster.
  • The payload for Google Charts is only 43kb, much smaller than Chart.js.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to pick up if you've used Excel.
  • Customizing them visually is hard. You basically get the Google color palette.
  • Not easily integrated into other frameworks.
  • Easy to implement means we spend less time on-boarding new devs.
Chart.js is another javascript alternative to Google Charts. It outputs charts in Canvas elements rather than SVG, so it's a bit easier to manipulate and make responsive.

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For providing the data to visualize it to others from a huge database, then Google Charts a great solution. As with the help of Charts, you can easily represent the data in the form of bar chart or pie diagram which will be easy to get.
The documentation for Google Charts is fairly thorough. However, if you need help, finding support is usually very slow (as with most Google Productions).
I have used Google Charts to showcase all our website, social, and newsletter analytics. It's quick and easy to built these internal dashboards for ourselves. If you need a chart system quickly and don't need it branded, Google Charts is a good option.

Google Charts Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Formatting capabilities
Publish to Web
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Javascript API