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What Is Google Charts?

Google Charts is a data visualization tool that helps businesses present data as pie charts, scatter plots, hierarchical tree maps, and more. It provides a built-in gallery with various types of charts suitable for different needs. Users can create custom charts that can be added to websites. This solution offers cross-browser compatibility and cross-platform portability to iOS and Android.

Who Uses Google Charts?

Businesses of all types and sizes.

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Reviews of Google Charts

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Marketing Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Government Administration, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Google Charts

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall, I love Google Charts. I was using other online sites and excel, but Google Charts is by far superior.

Pros:

I love how easy it is to use and how easy it is to integrate with all of the other Google products. You can use Google Charts to create any type of chart that you may need. It's also really easy and handy to be able to embed the charts on your site if you wish.

Cons:

The interface is pretty simple which makes it great to easily figure out what you are doing and how to create the graph, but it is a bit harder to deeply personalize and get creative with the graphs.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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My review for Google Charts

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Creating charts has never been easier or more impressive thanks to Google Charts, in short, you give numbers to Google, and it turns you into graphics. Some graphics require some coding knowledge, but most of them offer graphics services that can easily be used without the need for graphics knowledge, and all are open source. Approximately I use Google charts for 1 or 2 years and this software helps my work.

Pros:

The most beautiful features of Google Charts - A rich graphics library, You can customize the graphics according to your needs, Support for different browsers available, Free, You can collect all the graphics in one place, Easy to work with dynamic data.

Cons:

As I said, the need some coding knowledge for some charts, and I think this is the most missing part of Google Charts. In fact, there is no other missing feature. Also, in my opinion, there is a need for new updates and changes. It might a good surprise for the customers.

Suzanne
Graphic Designer in US
Graphic Design Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Not for Novices

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

Satwik
Student in India
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Color Your Data In Charts

5.0 last year

Comments: My overall experience was very good, expecting some little bit changes in GUI and minimum network range, rest all is perfect.

Pros:

It is very easy to use, can be used at any time, anywhere and freely accessible. I mainly like it's auto saving feature in google cloud which is a lot of helpful tool to me.

Cons:

But,I am disappoint in few fields of this application that it some times lags a lot and it also requires a stable and proper internet connection for loading the chart or else you will see different errors at same time, which irritates a lot.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Real Estate, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Finally Google's chart maker arrives

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Google Charts allows you to make impressive charts to include in presentations to clients. It's quick and easy to use and the best free software to do this with.

Pros:

As you'd expect, it is very easy to use and navigate around. It has some really great features such as the ability to embed your charts into your websites. And it's free!

Cons:

Like the rest of Google's "office apps" you need to be connected to the internet to use it. Yes you can use it offline in Chrome but it's not reliable to save all your work.