Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Sheets app. With Google Sheets you can:
* Create new spreadsheets or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
* Share spreadsheets and work together with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time
* Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
* Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more
* Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
* Protect your spreadsheets with a 4-digit passcode
* Open, edit, and save Excel files
* Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
By Google, but still good
While it’s my natural instinct to be leery of trusting a company that proports itself to be altruistic in its relation with its clients; it remains hard to fault the company when it comes to their free line of productivity tools. Sheets is still the “poor-man’s” Excel. It has a much leaner featureset, a simplified interface, and some annoyingly useful widgets and extensions. Basically, it’s Excel for people who normally use Excel. People who are savvy enough to even know about Excel, tend to use it as a basic way of displaying and organizing data in tables, with some simple arithmetic formulas between cells. The really nitty-gritty features that make Excel so powerful are used by a tiny of fraction of people who are, themselves, a tiny fraction of the general, computer-using public.
You can still make a good household budget with automated cells or a business proposal with some formula-based forecasting. If you are mad that can’t use seudo-SQL functions and set up batch processes for huge datasets, you’re probably looking at the wrong, free app.
Unable to Edit Shared Sheets
I try to go as mobile as possible, because opening up a computer all the time sometimes is just too much of a hassle or takes way too much time for something that should be done so quickly, such as signing up for a meeting time. Whenever I try to edit a spreadsheet for something like signing up, there’s always an annoying pop-up that says I need to download the app in order to edit at all. And even when I already have it downloaded, I still have to press the only “accept” button on that pop-up, which says “get the app”. It takes me back to the app store, where I then have to press “open”, and opens up to the Google Sheets app, but the sheets I would be trying to edit wouldn’t automatically come up. Checking the “Shared with Me” tab doesn’t do anything, trying the process over again doesn’t do anything, and nor does completely closing the App Store or Google Sheets app then starting the process over again do anything. This practically makes the Sheets app useless for me, because this is pretty much the only reason I need it. When using Sheets, I’m usually just trying to open someone else’s Sheets page, which they linked somewhere, and edit it rather than creating one myself.
Love Google Sheets
I have gone PC free for 6 months now, and I replaced Quicken by creating my own program on Google Sheets, which I have nicknamed “Quickenish”. Works GREAT!
It didn’t take very long for me to learn to migrate my Excel skills to Google Sheets. I have online stock quotes automatically pushed into cells from one book to another, and formulas push data from one sheet to another, and the whole system works remarkably well. I love that I can access from phone or IPad, as well as access offline when I am away from a network connection. I can even enter data offline and it will sync automatically next time I open with a network connection. My Quickenish has no categories or budget, but hey, it’s free!
Worst con: slow to enter data after tabbing over a cell, but maybe that’s my devices? I use (and adore) Tecknet mini keyboard with my IPad mini.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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