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SpreadAPI vs Steinhq: Open Source Google Sheet to REST API

SpreadAPI vs Steinhq: Open Source Google Sheet to REST API

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Dorothi Viki
·Feb 7, 2022·

2 min read

If you don't believe the number of users switching from Excel to Google Sheet is increasing day by day. This is mainly due to the integration you can do with the Google Sheets using the Google App Script. As this number rise, you may wonder how you can convert your Google Sheet into a REST API.

In this article, I'm going to compare two promising technologies that you can rely upon for free. Please note that there are multiple apps available to do the same feature.

I dove deep into each platform to uncover the good & the bad.

My results are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Implementation
  • Cost if any
  • Easy to use
  • Support
  • Customisable
  • Privacy
  • and much more

So make sure you read till the end to get the best decision.

Overview

SpreadAPI is a free Google Apps Script that allows you to add REST API to any spreadsheet in Google Sheets in a few minutes. The API can be accessed over HTTPS from the back-end as well as front-end apps.

Stein helps you to use Google Sheets as your no-setup data store. Build fast and get a familiar interface for managing the data, with the open-source Stein.

The great thing I noted about these is they are entirely open source and adaptable to make things easier for your changes.

Implementation

In order to set up Spread API, you need to enable Google App Script and add the Google App Script into the corresponding section. You can find everything on setting up the

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For Stein, go to their website turn your Google Sheet to API. You need to create a free account.

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You can customize Stein based on your requirements. The best use case for this project is to use Google Sheet for the content management system, creating Google Forms. Check out their docs section to set up the sheet installation.

Conclusion

Hope this comparison helps you to convert your Google Sheet to REST API. If you have questions or need to add your tips. Please follow us on Twitter to get more productivity tips.

 
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