Google Sheets vs Excel – What’re the Differences

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First Different: Excel is a Microsoft's product and Google Sheets is Google's product

“Excel” also known as Microsoft Excel, is a most helpful and powerful spreadsheet program to format, organize, and analysis of data.

Google Sheets is also another spreadsheet program and Its name implies that it is Google’s product while Excel is a product of Microsoft.

The purpose of both software is the same – manage, calculate, organize, and analyze data, but the owner is different. I already told you that Excel is a Microsoft’s product and Google Sheets is Google’s product.

If I try to relate it with a real-world example it’s like you and your neighbor friend. You are a product (I mean son or daughter of your parent) and your friend is a product of his/her parent.

Pricing

Excel Vs Google - Pricing difference

Everyone sees the price before buying any product, any services, or anything else. I know you are not from another planet, so you are also want to know the price of Google Sheets and Excel Sheets, Right.

Google Sheets is completely free and Excel is paid which is included in the “Office 365” package, but you might don’t know one secret which I am going to share with you today.

Excel is also free but only in the online version, which you can access from here. The internet and web browser are required to use this free Excel.

Collaboration

Excel Vs Google - Collaboration Difference

In this modern tech era, collaboration is a must, which means “No one can succeed without collaboration”. Either it is in business or in the workplace, this statement feet exactly.

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Google Sheets is far better than Excel in terms of collaboration, let me show you how? According to Gmail’s 2019’s statistics, they have almost 1.5 billion users which means 1.5 billion google account is created worldwide.

I already told you, Google Sheets is Google’s product. That means you don’t need to create any extra account to access Google Sheets.

Not only that, you and your team can simultaneously work together on the same document and everyone can perform a task according to their access role.

This is one of the most powerful features of Google Sheets and the biggest advantage of using Google Sheets. But Excel is not much collaborative software, because most people use its offline version which is not much collaborative.

Easy to Use

Excel Vs Google - Easy to use Difference

As I used, I think Google Sheet is a little bit easy to use than Excel. Because Excel has a lot of advanced functionalities, which makes it a little bit hard to understand and use.

Google Sheets also have all of those functionalities, but all are organized in a simplified version, which makes it simple while using.

I think you are a little bit confused now, okay let me tell you in more simple words. When you will start to use Google Sheets – you will feel like it is really easy to use than Excel.

Both software is really fantastic and powerful, but Google Sheets hide all of the hard features while Excel shows all the functionalities on the front door.

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