Why you should learn how to use Google Sheets vs. Excel

Published March 25, 2018 7:00AM (EDT)

The old battle between choosing Microsoft or Google has a new battlefront: Excel or Sheets? While there are pros and cons to both, if your needs play to Google Sheets' strengths, you could find yourself preferring to use this scrappy, powerful tool instead. With this Master Google Sheets course, you'll learn how to use the app to its best advantages.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to opt for Google Sheets over Excel:

1. You work in a collaboration-driven environment

You can use Google Sheets to compile, edit and share data just like Excel, whether you’re drafting charts and graphs, utilizing sorting and filtering tools, or performing any other task. But Sheets was made for real-time collaboration — so if you work in a fast-paced environment where valuable data can change in a split second, your best bet is to use Sheets instead.

2. Google functionality is totally integrated. 

Google Sheets can import data from other Google services (Google Finance, Google Search, etc.) — and populate that data into whatever you're trying to write formulas or calculate for, meaning you get to save time doing any task.

3. Access revision history for copies. 

Shed the bloat of additional files or CPU-usage with a single file version — Google Sheets lets you collaborate over one version, and access previous versions of the same file in one (versus Excel, which requires you to save each new version with a new file name, making for a huge mess).

See if you might want to make the switch: usually this Master Google Sheets course is $297, but you can get it now for $18, or 93% off. Plus, use coupon code MADMARCH10 for an extra 10% of the sale price.

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