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Google Sheets for Android

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Google Sheets

  • Adopt a comprehensive approach to efficient spreadsheets maintenance and creative document collaboration
  • Last updated on 10/12/20
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 25, 2014

Google Sheets makes creating and editing spreadsheets on the go quite easy, integrating with Google Drive and allowing you to share files and even work together with others on the same spreadsheet in real-time. There are some issues with viewing larger spreadsheets that are due to the size of the screen, and the process isn't as fast as when using the larger screen of your computer.

Pros

Pleasant and clean UI: Like most Google apps, Google Sheets features an appealing and intuitive interface that's straight to the point -- a small menu bar sits at the top of the screen, the rest of which is devoted to the content. We especially like the View as Grid / View as List menu button, which enables you to switch between previews of spreadsheets and a sorted list of files.

Easy spreadsheet creation and editing: The touch controls for navigating your way through a spreadsheet and editing or creating cells and customizing the formatting are responsive, as is the zooming in or out or the selection of multiple cells. While you cannot edit spreadsheets as quickly as on a computer, you can perform basic edits or create simple spreadsheets with ease.

Collaborative features: You can easily invite others to collaborate on a spreadsheet by simply entering their name (the app searches in your contacts list). You can also determine who gets what permissions, allowing some to only view and comment on your spreadsheet, while others may also edit them.

Cons

Sometimes slow: On the whole this app has a good performance, but we experienced lag when trying to open larger spreadsheets. Even small documents take at least a few seconds to open.

Should be part of Google Drive: Google's policy of handling spreadsheets and other documents through separate apps rather than via Google Drive means you have to install more apps and keep switching between them.

Bottom Line

Google Sheets does what it promises, offering a straightforward environment for managing and editing spreadsheets stored on your device or in Google Drive. Because of its collaborative features, this app can be extremely useful for work-related projects, since you and your co-workers can make edits on the go, even when you're not at the office.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.20.402.05.36

  • Edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google Docs', Sheets', and Slides' powerful real-time collaboration tools.
  • Improved sharing options, improved sharing controls, and reduced need to download and email file attachments.
  • Streamlined workflows by reducing the need to convert file types.

General

Release October 12, 2020
Date Added October 12, 2020
Version 1.20.402.05.36

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 849
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Create, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your Android phone or tablet with the Google Sheets app. With Sheets, you can:

- Create new spreadsheets or edit existing files

- Share spreadsheets and collaborate in the same spreadsheet at the same time.

- Work anywhere, anytime - even offline

- Add and respond to comments.

- Format cells, enter or sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace and more.

- Never worry about losing your work - everything is saved automatically as you type.

- Get insights, instantly, quickly insert charts and apply formatting in one tap - with Explore.

- Open, edit and save Excel files.

Permissions Notice

Contacts: This is used to give suggestions of people to add to files and share with.

Storage: This is used to save and open files on USB or SD storage.

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