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Control the access to your Google Sheets in a more efficient way. Make sure your collaborators only see what they should and that you are always kept in control over what happens with your data.

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Collaborating with Google Sheets. How does it work?

Google’s online collaboration tools were a revolution when working together with colleagues, clients, or providers in the same document.

Undoubtedly, one of its most exciting features was real-time collaboration, which, almost two-decades past, still feels like magic to use.

Google Sheets offered a full-fledged online spreadsheet, taking offline Excel into a new dimension. Sharing with Google Sheets is easy as pie.

You just need a Gmail address, and you instantly get access to a free wide range of collaboration tools such as Google Docs, Google Slides, or Google Sheets.

You can then simply type in your browser, and you get a brand new spreadsheet you can begin editing.

Once you’re ready to welcome collaborators, press the prominent Share button on the top right corner, and your sharing experience has just begun.

Sharing your Google Sheets. What options do you have?

Google Sheets allows you to control top-level access to your spreadsheet with one or more email addresses.

You can specify whether someone has View or Edit access to your file. If you want to go a bit more into detail, you can protect specific cell ranges or sheets from being edited, and you can do it even at the user level.

This is already great if you want to keep control over people editing what they are not supposed to.

However, if you deal with more private/sensitive data, you may encounter a situation where the available options are not enough since everyone you share access with will be able to see all of the data, no matter what.

Hiding sheets is also not an option if you’re concerned about data privacy since anyone can simply copy your sheet and unhide your tabs easily.

From sharing a single cell to an entire tab. How to control access to your data?

The ideal collaborating experience with Google Sheets happens when you can really make it simple for others to know what to view or edit without navigating them through a workbook with multiple tabs and building a complex network of accesses you then have to manage.

Unfortunately, GSheets doesn’t currently offer this ideal setup.

That’s why we built Layer - a web app that works on top of any Google Sheets and instantly gives you the ability to control your spreadsheet access down to the cell level.

You select which cell ranges each person should have access to, and Layer seamlessly creates a carve-out that only includes that data.

But Layer is so much more than that. It offers you proper control over what others do in your spreadsheet; the ability to revert back to previous versions of your file keeps communications inside your spreadsheet and enables you to manage data collection and consolidation processes efficiently.

Keep reading and discover what Layer has in store for you!

Keep Excel.
 Keep Google Sheets.

Add Layer to reduce errors, easily communicate, collaborate,
and seamlessly share data or request input within seconds.



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Collaborate in GSheets Like Never Before

Layer is a web app That Works on top of Your Existing Excel Files and Google Sheets.

Share parts of your spreadsheet, collect and consolidate data, and review changes to make collaboration seamless and more efficient while keeping full control over your data.

Save Hours of Dull Work

Managing and maintaining spreadsheets is very time-consuming and often consists of nothing but dull data operations.

Focus on what matters while Layer takes care of distributing and consolidating your data in Excel and Google Sheets. No more copy-pasting.

Keep Your Files Error Free

Spreadsheets are fragile. Errors slip in easily and are hard to detect. On top of that, they can be very costly.

Layer gives you full control and transparency over every single input and change so you can spot errors early on.

Involve Your Colleagues

Most companies store some of their most essential data in spreadsheets. Unfortunately, most of those are unconnected data silos.

With Layer, you can share the data with the relevant people in no time. Collaborate with your team and take alignment to a new level.

Get Started in Minutes

Layer works on top of your existing Excel files and Google Sheets—No new licenses, learning curve, or heavy implementation.

It's extremely easy to get started with an intuitive interface. Simply upload or connect your files and start sharing!


Manage Access

Work across filetypes and manage the access to your spreadsheets down to the cell level.

Manage Access Down To Cell Level

Grant Access Down to the Cell Level

Work Across Excel, GSheets or Layer Sheets

Add or Remove Co-Owners and Collaborators

Lock and Unlock Cells

Option to Require Sign In

Track and Review

Define, assign & monitor tasks. Keep discussions, actionable feedback, or context all in one place.

Manage Access Down To Cell Level

Highlighting and Color Coding

Revist and Revert Previous File Versions

Review, Accept or Reject Changes

Collaborate and Communicate

Spot changes quickly. Accept or reject them, keep previous file versions and restore them if needed.

Manage Access Down To Cell Level

Smart Chat

Contextual Activity History

Set Deadlines

Define and Assign Tasks

Track Task Progress

Success Stories

Leading companies worldwide use Layer to help them save time
on collaborative processes using spreadsheets.

Elliot Comite Ironclad

Elliot Comite

Finance Lead

Using Layer as a core platform for sharing data and collaboration helped make our reporting workflows 10x faster. We get some of the same processes done in a tenth of the time.

Charlotte Kelly Butternut

Charlotte Kelly

FP&A Manager

Personally, Layer reduced my stress levels quite a lot. Overall, it improved the data collation aspect and significantly reduced the manual errors as a result of copying and pasting data between different spreadsheets.

Step 1

Upload your Excel file or connect your
Google Sheet

Step 2

Share any part of your file
and assign tasks

Step 3

Collaborate, review
and consolidate data

There is no Step 4

Finally you can Control the Access to Your Spreadsheets!

Everything your team needs to streamline your communication flows and collaborate more efficiently on Excel and Google Sheets.