About Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a cloud-based spreadsheet platform designed to help businesses of all sizes collaborate with clients and partners to create and edit data on spreadsheets. The artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled system allows employees to add collaborators to projects, view real-time changes in the sheet, and chat with team members from within documents.

The application lets administrators set expiration dates on projects and grant permissions to download, copy, or print content among specific collaborators. Stakeholders can utilize the explore functionality to view trends and gain data insights through customizable visuals in real-time. Google Sheets offers data loss prevention (DLP) module, which enables organizations to detect potential data breaches and prevent data leak by blocking sensitive data visibility among unauthorized members.

Google Sheets provides an API and Zapier integration, which lets businesses connect with several third-party platforms such as BigQuery, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Apps Script, Trello, Slack, Mailchimp, and more. Other features include information rights management (IRM), customizable templates, analytics, collaboration, survey creation, revision history, conditional formatting, and more.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Google Sheets

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Features

Total features of Google Sheets: 22

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Audit Trail
  • Calculators
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Automation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Project Templates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations

Alternatives

Microsoft Excel

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Numbers

4.3
#3 Alternative to Google Sheets
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LibreOffice

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(12,072)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Heide R.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great way to collaborate and bring your work with you!

Reviewed on 18/04/2022

Overall, Google Sheets has been a fantastic tool in many setups (personally, professionally, as a...

Overall, Google Sheets has been a fantastic tool in many setups (personally, professionally, as a freelancer, and more).

Pros

I like that Google Sheets makes collaboration amongst teams easy to do by simply sharing, I like that I can bring my work with me wherever I go and pull it up on a different device or platform, and I like that it's all auto-saving.

Cons

I don't like the difficulty with working offline or the difficulty with copying and pasting. I've learned to work around both though.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

I still use Excel every now and then, but Google Sheets is just easier to move around.
Marisa T.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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Reviewed on 27/04/2022

I use Google sheets for collaboration and to manage financial records for our business. It is...

I use Google sheets for collaboration and to manage financial records for our business. It is simple and easy to use BUT can become less intuitive when you want to start to use it for complex calculations.

Pros

I love to be able to share and still control who has access to my Google sheets.
Collaboration is a huge plus but it also has the chance to lose data because someone from the team deletes an important cell.
The ability to easily export to xlsx or pdf files is a plus for sure.
Comments are very helpful to manage collaboration.

Cons

Complex calculations/formulas can be limited sometimes. Add-ons are available but some of them are costly.
After using Excel sheets for a while, some of the functions are overly complicated.
You should use Excel if you need complex graphs to illustrate your presentation.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

I started to use Google sheets to share data with my team.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

Collaboration is a huge advantage to similar programs.
Eddie L.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most convenient and universal spreadsheet platform, great product evolution

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

All prior advantages other spreadsheet programs had like more robust formulas and being able to...

All prior advantages other spreadsheet programs had like more robust formulas and being able to edit locally have now been incorporated into Google Sheets as well so Google Sheets is the leader.

The collaboration among Google Sheets is the easiest of all platform since everyone already has Google accounts and the links are easily sharable where everyone can edit the document at the same time.

Pros

Real-time collaboration with any number of peers, built-in chat, easy access from other Google Workspace products as a new feature.

Cons

Very few issues, Google Sheets can be accessed locally now as well even without internet. All prior issues with complexity of formulas have been solved now as well, Google Sheets is great.

Alternatives Considered

Numbers and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

Collaboration in Google Sheets and how people of all generations use Sheets.

Switched From

Numbers and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

Superior collaboration and ease of sharing the document
Einat M.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Not good enough replacement to Excel

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

Pros

Easy to share files between multiple users

Cons

Many functions that exist in Excel are missing here. If you need to use relatively complicated functions - it won't be easy to do it with Google sheets

Lindsay W.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A better and more cost-efficient option to Excel

Reviewed on 01/05/2022

We use Sheets daily to track inventory, track incoming-outgoing orders, as well as general...

We use Sheets daily to track inventory, track incoming-outgoing orders, as well as general organization.

Pros

Google Sheets functions almost exactly like Excel for a fraction of the price. The best part is that Sheets is sharable and multiple users can update in real-time.

Cons

A few formulas differ from those of Excel, but not a deal breaker.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

Google sheets came with out google suite, so it made sense to change to something more collaborative across the many users that need to view the same documents and update statues in real time.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

Google Sheets is compatible with any Excel sheet, so importing and exporting to users that have Excel is seamless. Google Sheets comes with a lower price tag and is included in our Google Suite. This is why we made the move.
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Google Sheets FAQs

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Google Sheets offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Google directly for pricing information.

Google Sheets has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Google Sheets supports the following languages:

English

Google Sheets supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Sheets integrates with the following applications:

Google Analytics 360, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Trello, Zapier

Google Sheets offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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