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Google Charts is a popular cloud-based data visualization and business intelligence tool. It helps businesses manage and visualize data in various forms such as pictograms, pie charts, histograms, and so on. Users can access these chart types, including hierarchical treemaps, through a charts gallery on the platform.

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4.2
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  • Nayeli M.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    5.0

    The amazing thing about Google charts it that they are FREE, and of course, as any product from google, you can rely that you are using a super tool with tons of support and development behind it. I would love that google add some Gitlab support to its charts or also some TestRail API compatible charts to make work more dynamic. This tool will simplify your life regarding creation of graphs, it is super simple to use, google has step by step instructions on how to use each component to help you achieve the graph you are looking for, it simple and easy integration, will help you add charts any time on any section of your reports. Google charts its the best Free tool to create various charts with different motives, they are so customizable that it is a delight create pie charts, scatter charts, any chart you have in mind, for AI to ML you can use this charts for everything you can imagine, with a simple API that will help you achieve the next level on your reports or simply at work. I realized that it took me half of the time creating complex charts using google, it really helps a lot when you have some time constraints, or also if you want to add some graphs to your monthly reports it is super simple to do so, it really saves time in my work when I use google charts

  • Shaunak P.Student
    Review
    4.5

    1. It is very user friendly with a lot of options to play around with data as per one's choice 2. This software offers a plethora of customizable options to represent a given data set 3. Google charts comes with easy sharing capabilities 4.This is a very affortable tools 5. Google charts is very efficient, easy to use and reliable source for analyzing and visualizing data 1.This can only process data when you are using an online version of the tool 2. The tool lacks the additional functions which ther visualization tools have to offer such as the geographical analysis and dashboard presentations 3. Google charts needs more updates in terms of data customization options 4. Data imports and analysis can be improved 5. You need an active internet connection to add, update and refresh the data 1. I use Google Charts for my daily assignments and projects to analyze and present data 2. Helps me to plan my day by prioritizing my daily activities, thus making it more productive 3. The ability to link my work with other Google software is one of the best features of this tool 4. I use this tool to track my monthly expenses and analyze, thus planning accordingly 5. I did not have to take any training to learn this tool as it is straightforward and user friendly

  • Verified User in Information Technology and ServicesMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    5.0

    Below are the some things which i liked most while using google chart. 1. It is good level of data visualization tool, where we manage our all data trough cloud. 2.Its cross platform availability is at best level where we get best flexibility to work. 3. By using google chart i am able to analyze my organization data very easily. 4. It is very easy to use with company website, 5. It has good amount of feature so you can manager you all data very meaningfully. Below are some things which i did not liked. 1.One of most important things is that it requires continuous internet connection to work all google API, 2 . Tools are not as detailed 3. Need to improve quite user interface. 4. It has most complex list of chart I would love to recommend other if they are facing problem with analyzing data. In our organization we have large amount of data where we need to be analyze data in well format so by using google chart we are able to analyze that data, I have linked it to my official email to work more flexibly.

Negative Comments
  • Michael B.Product Manager - SEO|SEM
    Review
    3.0

    writing your own script to generate a chart, incorporates easily with data outputs from knime analytics. Incorporating the data live into a web page, which then requires no updates other than your dataset. as im a novice in script creation, it depends heavily on scripts that i have "borrowed" from others. find scripts that others have used and modify to meet your needs. If you are already comfortable with scripting, you would probably be better off using other programs to generate the graphics you need. executive reporting using datasets too large for excel or other MS office programs, and creating more user-friendly charts and graphs than what knime analytics creates for me. Also, integrates easily for users who aren't comfortable using BigQuery or SQL. Immediate results displayed live on a site for business users who arent comfortable looking the data up in analytics. Also, i could see how if you were using an analytics platform like sitecatalyst, how some internal customers would prefer a dashboard you could create on an easily accessible domain rather than forcing them to navigate site catalyst.

  • Verified User in InternetSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    3.0

    The visualisation API is particularly critical when you're working with a broad team to report data points. The chart wrapper HTML can be a bit wonky at times and not provide a clean enough look. Depending on other tools you use you might be better off using a platform that is already intuitive for the metrics you're looking to track. You should note that Google Charts is limited in the way it represents data-- as with many Google products you are limited to pre designed templates. If your data visualization operation requires something more specific or precise you'd better off with the software like D3.js. But for the price it's hard to beat Google Charts. Supplementing Google Chart's with our other analytics tools has allowed us to more quickly pool together presentations of key metrics all in one source.

  • Verified User in Food & BeveragesSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    2.0

    Easy to use. Very reliable and straight to the point. Charts were colorful and reliable, didn't need to receive help from anyone to use. I think this is a great program but it could use some updating. There isn't enough to work with. I would like to try using this again to see how well It may be working now. Seeing as I have not used it recently. It may be different now to where I could benefit from it. Use it, give it a chance and see if it works for your personal use or for your company! I wouldn't mind giving it a second try! The chart tools are wonderful but was just not what i was looking for to fix things within my business. I needed something that had a little bit more option wise to let me make charts and changes to my business.

GetApp
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  • Curtis C.Education Management
    Review
    5.0

    I do reccomend Google charts for students and professional adults alike. Data visualization is the best way to learn.

  • Giacomo F.Photography
    Review
    5.0

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  • Balasubramanya y.Health, Wellness and Fitness
    Review
    5.0

    Very Helpfull

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  • Anonymous ReviewerBiotechnology
    Review
    2.0

    No Comments

  • Sa B.Accounting
    Review
    3.0

    I have realized how easy it can be to visualize data and present to others

  • Nandy N.Financial Services
    Review
    3.0

    Google charts is a great free alternative to excel but will always prefer excel.

Trustradius
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  • Kristen ReevesListing & Assessing Assistant, Personal Property Appraiser I
    Review
    5.0

    Prior to Google Charts, Microsoft Excel is the program we used for creating charts. Excel had the capability to create a chart and it was fairly easy but Excel did not have the options that Google Charts has. Excel also did not have the capability to import data from several other sources.
    Google Charts is a wonderful tool for anyone who needs to display numbers on a visual diagram or chart of some sort. Google Charts makes it easier to present numbers in an easy to read, professional manner.
    Google charts is highly customizable. You can choose your colors, lines, overlays, points, font, and so many other features. There is also the option to insert events and animation into your chart. Google Charts is easy to use. You choose your customizable settings, enter your data, and a chart a created for you. Charts or graphs made using Google Charts can be embedded into or onto webpages, printed, or shared through email, etc. Google Charts is FREE to use! Google Charts can be used on nearly any platform or device and is all cloud based. There are so many chart types to choose from (pie charts, timelines, bar chart, scatter chart, line chart, geo chart, table chart, and so many more). Google Charts has the ability to use data from multiple sources such as Google sheets, Microsoft Excel, and Fusion tables.
    Google Charts does require a network connection for all of it's functions to work properly.

  • Tiffany ConsalvoPractice Administrator
    Review
    4.5

    We were able to take specific information and customize organizational charts as well as company financials efficiently. I was able to give clear visual presentations to the owners and management team that made the information easier to understand.
    This product worked well for me when using it for multiple hospitals. I was able to easily create a chart and then customize it for each specific business without completely starting over. The product may be a little over kill for a smaller business that is less driven by big data. Smaller companies may find it easier to use a similar software like Google Sheets to create their charts.
    Google Charts allows you to custom code the colors, shapes, etc. of each chart. The templates allow you to easily select the type of chart that you want to begin with. The charts are easy to share with others via a link or embedding it into a site.
    To allow more people to easily use the software, limiting the coding options may help. Although, this is also what I like about it. The software is very comprehensive and may have too many options for people to choose from.

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.5

    As our organization works on huge amount of data, in order to analyze the data its needed to be in the required format. By uisng the google chart the data is being organized in the well manner. It is mostly used in the marketing department and helps to study the current marketing affairs
    For providing the data group to represent it to others from a huge database, then Google charts is the best way. As with the help of charts you can easily represent the data in the form of bar chart or pie diagram which will be easy to get and have a better understanding of the data.
    By Google charts the user can analyze the data in a standard format. It is easy to operate and can be used in the Organization Website As it works dynamically so keeps changing as per the changes in the data collection, and present the results accordingly
    As its easy to represent, but the implementation is too tough. I had applied it to my website so any problem with the database would lead to failure Requires different js file that are to be included for implenting the Google Charts

Negative Comments
  • Daniel MaWeb Developer
    Review
    1.5

    When we were originally looking for a solution (back in 2012), we were choosing between Highcharts, Raphael, and Google Charts. Raphael was out quickly because even though the front page shows demos of charts, it's really not a charting library. It's a generic drawing library. I've used it on other projects and it's great at what it does. It could even be a solid starting point for a custom charting library, but it wasn't right for us. We needed simple charts. We ended up choosing Google Charts because it was free to use. Highcharts has a nice visual style, but since we were building our product at the time, we simply made sure that our UI would flow well with Google Charts.
    Google Charts will fit well if you need something that's strongly tested and backed by a corporate body. Google Charts is here to stay and will continue to be supported and grow as a product for as long as Google Analytics exists. It won't work well for you if you need a chart library that will deeply integrate with your visual style.
    It draws charts without bugs. I didn't run into a single one during my two years of working with it. This is a big advantage of using something that helps power a core Google service. It has extensive documentation. Lots of options, lots of examples, lots of explanations. You'll never need to go digging through the source code trying to figure out how to do something. It has a very predictable API. Once you learn to use it for one chart type, it's easy to begin building other charts. It throws helpful errors. When something goes wrong, it's not difficult to figure out why.
    It's not an extensible library. If you want to do something that isn't covered by it's feature set, there are no hooks to implement it yourself. If you're looking to choose it for a project, make sure it covers all your edge cases for visualization needs. There are very limited options for visual styling. You get what they give you. Tooltips are extremely limited. You can't add custom HTML. Plain text is all you get. It doesn't have great support for dynamically updating charts. In our cases, when we wanted to update data, we removed the chart from the page and rebuilt it for updates

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.0

    Really we have only used Microsoft Excel, and we do have a BI Tool in Qlik Sense. Against Excel, Google Sheets allows for better sharing, tracking, and added formulas through SQL style syntax and the Filter formulas. It is lacking in visual customization, where Excel is far superior. Processing speed can depend on what you are doing. In some cases, Google Sheets is better, but when filtering lists and including lots of index type formulas, Excel seems to outperform Google. Against Qlik Sense, Google can't handle large data sets, but it beats Qlik Sense in customization and usability.
    If you need to share information across multiple staff, it is a great tool. Being able to visually see other people working was a little weird at first, but it is very helpful to track progress. There are new ways to manipulate data in Google Sheets, with new formulas that let you create manual variable inputs to have graphs and charts update with your selections.
    Sharing tools between multiple users. Good customization, though there is still more that can be done. The availability of new formulas in Google Sheets that allow for SQL style programming.
    Processing speed with relatively large datasets. 10000 rows across 15 columns takes some processing time to manipulate, even 1500 rows can take 1-2 minutes just to process. More customization, particularly for visual improvements like color gradients. We're happy that finally the borders of charts can be removed. Fix the #REF! errors for the IMPORTRANGE formula. If you want businesses to use your products, it can't break every day multiple times because your formula for some reason doesn't want to work. A refresh can fix it some of the time, but it shouldn't break period.

  • Victor AranaIT Manager
    Review
    4.0

    Google Charts allowed me to introduce customize dashboard that was well received by my company steering team and also left me the option to send reports that can be easily sent over our intranet website reducing the amount of time invested working within those resources and then trying to publish them as quickly as the needed them.
    Google Charts can fit in your company if you're seeking a resource that can be managed, customized and also deployed all over the web, mobile apps or just add as an embedded object within your website or intranet resources. Can do awesome things for Finance entrepreneurs who wanted to take out the most from reports, dashboards with statistical analysis with a wide data source. For those who don't like web coding, or just get upset by handling crossing information from sheets to databases, this won't be the tool that fits with the business readiness that you might seek with IT developers that can understand the requirements wanted to be shown by Google Chart.
    Variety of Charts templates Allows me to make design changes from the very root code to the string of data source Allows working with dashboards with multiple charts within it.
    Google Charts is running a desktop app with the editor for HTML customized views will grant to the end user an endpoint tool likewise it's close competitor Power BI Desktop If the end user is self-paced learner will need to read from the very HTML 5 & SVL basics to how to use the codes developed to load them up on as an embedded object. A friendlier step by step how to guide for every single chart template.

Capterra
4.6
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  • Shahab A.Senior Advisor
    Review
    5.0

    You may use some straightforward yet eye-catching visualisations on your website to show off data with Google Charts Tools. Users may generate a broad range of charts for their website by simply integrating JavaScript. With Google Charts Tools, you can show data in a comprehensible manner regardless of whether it is a straightforward line chart or a sophisticated hierarchical map. The programme is also totally free, and to make a chart, you can either use the pre-installed theme or select from a wide range of customization choices. Additionally, it is simple to use and supported by a large, vibrant community. Timelines, word trees, programming tools, and animation are further important elements.
    Free, easy to use, ideal for charts and presentations, and accessible from any device around the globe owing to Google's "cloud" storage. It is just so simple and basic to use to create stunning charts. It also provides a good selection of charts. With this much functionality, Charts is a fun and useful way to share your own stats with everyone. The strength and community support of Google Charts are my favourites. Another significant benefit is how easy it is to configure and create data structures.
    I haven't seen any capabilities in Google Charts that are lacking that would put it at a disadvantage compared to other data visualisation tools currently available. An online programme requires data to function, thus using wifi outside of the workplace might be expensive depending on how much data you need to launch the application. Google's policies are one thing that usually annoys me about their products.

  • Sachith D.Asscociate Technical Specialist
    Review
    5.0

    Overall, this is an amazing software to create your charts, it's very easy to use and the most important thing is that it's free you don't have to pay for it, plus there is a lot of data about this software and how it functions. Honestly, there is only one flaw and that is it requires an internet connection, which is not a big deal because everyone has internet nowadays.
    Google Charts offers a lot to users. Firstly, it's free to use which is an amazing thing because you can save a lot of money. It's very easy to use, you can make charts with ease and you can use this tool for your website. You can customize charts, which means you can design a chart that would fit your website which is something amazing. You can also add data into the charts which is a way to create a powerful chart. Another great thing is that there are forums and a lot of documentation on how to use this software properly.
    The main thing that I don't like about Google Charts is that you need access to the internet to use it. Also, you need to have Google Chrome if you want to use Google Charts offline but if you use it offline you might lose some data so I don't recommend using it without an internet connection. Another thing that annoys me a bit is that it's not simple to use. It's not very difficult by any means but you got to have a little experience, it's not for beginners. I would also want to see some other graphics and some new 3D effects.

  • Suzanne S.Graphic Designer
    Review
    3.0

    The end results are very professional looking. However the general public won't be able to produce these charts for their websites until it is made MUCH more user friendly.
    It is extremely customizable and adaptable to a variety of situations. There are dozens of different chart types, and lots of options for how you want your data displayed with the chart. Changes on your website happen in real time.
    This software is very inaccessible to beginners in html/css as well as any casual website editors. In a world where more and more people are able to create websites through visual editors without knowing any code at all, Google Charts is reminiscent of a past where only coders could build websites. All of the guides were written by coders for coders. It basically just gives you sample snip-bits of code for each chart type and tells you to customize it yourself. There isn't any kind of sandbox area to test out your code attempts within the app either, nor any links to resources to teach yourself code either. It also doesn't explain important information about later down the pipeline, for after you finish your chart and want to post it on your website. Many commonly-used website building platforms don't allow users to directly use CSS, and sometimes not even HTML either. In order to add your chart to such websites, you will need third-party plugins.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    5.0

    -it works very similarly to excel - I like that it is accessible on any computer as long as I know my password and have internet -it can be shared with others so it is easy to use for group assignments -I think it is a little easier to use compared to other sharing sites. I can easily make graphs and insert data into the cells. -I don't seem to have any issues when I download the document to the mac, which is sometimes an issue with other sites. -it is intuitive to use the graph features and allows me to select the correct color and fonts easily
    -sometimes it doesn't work as well when I have multiple graphs open and many users are making edits at the same time -sometimes I have trouble finding what graphs I want to use -it is not the best site to use for statistical analysis. You have to really know what equation you want to use in order to get the proper statistical analysis done. If you are familiar with the equations you need then it is not really an issue. -you can really only use properly when you have internet connection. It would be great to be able to use without internet such as when on a plane, traveling, in the car etc. -the graphs are not that nice honestly. They don't look as polished as some other websites.

  • Anuththara W.Researcher
    Review
    5.0

    My over all experience with Google charts has been excellent so far. I highly recommend this for new users.
    The main thing I like about google charts is that, it's free and a simple tool to use. Another very important thing that I like about this is ,it is easy to learn and we can refer the introductions as a guide. There is even a google charts forum to help the users, which is very important. Google charts can be shared among different users also and it support various types of charts. And you need not to worry about the privacy. privacy is well maintained in google charts. The other very important feature I like about google charts is, the ability to read data directly from excel, google spreadsheets, SQL databases etc and it also auto update the charts when the source data has been changed.
    There are not much drawbacks to be mentioned about google charts. The only limitation that I see is the requirement of continuous internet connection to use google charts.

  • Engoudou Edzimbi B.Freelance
    Review
    5.0

    Overall, google charts is an application that can interpret and visualize data in many situations. I love google charts. I used to use sites or applications like Microsoft Excel but it is by far the best.
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    Google Charts is a software I love. Convenient and easy to convert graphics to spreadsheets and even customize them. So easy to customize. I can create a set of charts and share the results with clients or editors who can give their opinions and choose the charts they like. It's a concrete method for the personal analysis of everyone.
    Google charts remains basic because it lacks other features. As a proof, it is difficult to make accurate charts, the color bars are automatically defined, the chart layout lacks functions and the axes are limited. We cannot really customize our charts.