How to use Google sheet? (Starter Guide)

How to use Google Sheets: A Beginner’s Guide

I myself am a big Google Drive user and according to Google, and so are other one billion people, according to the statistics from 2018. [1]

I can’t imagine my life without you Google Sheet and all Google Doc.

What is Google Sheet?

Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The service also includes Google Docs and Google Slides, a word processor, and a presentation program respectively.

Somehow Google Sheet or Google spreadsheet is similar to Excel but on cloud and online.

Google is offering the Google sheet as part of Google Doc for free, and also Gsuit business users can use it.

How does Google talk about Sheet?

Key promotions of Google sheets are around:

  • With Google Sheets, you can create, edit, and collaborate wherever you are

  • It is free

Google is also saying:

  • Make it count
    • Google Sheets makes your data pop with colorful charts and graphs. Built-in formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting options save time and simplify common spreadsheet tasks. All for free.
  • Get a head start with templates
    • Choose from a wide variety of budgets, schedules, and other pre-made spreadsheets — all designed to make your work that much better, and your life that much easier.
  • Get to your spreadsheets anywhere, anytime
    • Access, create and edit your spreadsheets wherever you go — from your phone, tablet, or computer — even when there’s no connection


Google Sheet working environment screen shot

Ok, where do I get it? How to create your first Google Sheet

For using Google Sheet and all Google Doc/Drive packages you need a Google (Gmail) account.

Start from this URL:

Google Sheet starting page

If you want to use it as personal use, click on Go to Google Sheets.

Go to Google Sheets Button

Now, It’s time to login into your Google account, if you don’t have one, you can click on Create a new account and after that, you can enter the Google Sheets home screen.

Google Account Login Page