Introduced on March 9, 2006, after Google acquired Writely, Google Sheets is a free online spreadsheet web application. It includes nearly all capabilities of a traditional spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets offers the benefit of cloud storage, which means that users' documents are saved automatically, and may be retrieved even if their hard drive or SSD fails.
Google Sheets features
Google Sheets offers a wide set of spreadsheet features, including:
- Text formatting.
- Formula input.
- Conditional formatting.
- Image import.
- The ability to create charts and graphs from data sets.
- The ability to utilize scripts.
- The use of a variety of templates.
- Collaborative editing for sharing between computers, devices, and other users.
Supported file types
Google Sheets supports .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltx, .xltm .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, and .tab spreadsheet files.