Spreadsheets have a place in many workflows. Whether you’re using them to make calculations, analyze data, or simply type project data in a structured format, you probably have already used a spreadsheet app.
I’m always trying to find ways to convince people to use spreadsheets. I think that a spreadsheet tool like Google Sheets is one of the best ways to set up and organize your project, life, or finances.
When you get started with a new app like Google Sheets, you want to know all of the tips and tricks that you can use to get the most from it. The faster you learn the spreadsheet tricks, the more efficient you’ll be in that app.
Why is Google spreadsheet security important? Whether the changes are on purpose or accidental, the best way to prevent them is to implement hard controls in the spreadsheet that leaves your data locked to changes.
Spreadsheets are one of the best ways to log and organize data. Frequently, I use them to organize projects or take notes on something new I’m learning. It’s easy to use a spreadsheet like a blank canvas, and then order the data into a structured format later.
I once took a spreadsheet course in which the first step was unplugging my keyboard. It was painful to learn to use the app without a mouse, but I quickly learned that the best way to use a spreadsheet is with your hands on the keyboard. Anything that you can do with a mouse can be done more quickly with a keyboard.
We’ve all been there, a pile of work to get through and too many meetings and distractions to get it done. The office can be a great place to bond with colleagues and collaborate but there may be times when you just need to be more productive!
Pivot tables are a favorite feature of Excel power users. Sure, Excel is the heavyweight champ of spreadsheets. But Google Sheets is a free, web-based tool that’s perfect for collaboration and has plenty of strength of its own.
One of Google Docs best features is its forms, which are a free way to survey your users and gather information. The survey data is then automatically saved into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, where you can put the data to work—and that’s where things get really interesting.
Charts are visual summaries of our data. It’s much easier to find meaning in a beautifully illustrated pie chart or bar graph than a list of data. A well-placed chart in your presentation can help your audience have an “aha!” moment to understand your data.
I often feel like my digital life is all over the place. I use so many services and tools that don’t always play nicely together. Why can’t my Dropbox files instantly show up in Google Drive, or my Trello cards in my Google Sheets?
Google Drive isn’t just a place to store files; instead, it’s a powerful web-base productivity suite. This tutorial will focus on using Google Sheets, Google’s web-based spreadsheet app, to work with stock data.