How to Add Notes to Cells in Google Sheets Mobile

Posted October 22, 2015 by Ashley Blood in Android, Apple iPhone, Google Sheets

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a free alternative to Microsoft Excel that has a mobile and web version. Sheets does not have the full functionality of Excel, but it works well with the touch interface of a mobile phone. Although I would not use Sheets to manage large datasets or do any serious computation, it has the functionality that I am likely to use on the go. Google Sheets can be used offline, or it can sync with your Google Drive so that you can pull up all your Sheets on any computer or device. If you do not already have the Google Sheets app, you can download it by following these links for android or iOS.

The current version of Sheets allows users to add notes or comments to cells within the spreadsheet. This is useful if you want to comment on the data or the significance of your computations. You can also leave other users instructions on how to utilize the spreadsheet. Notes attach to a cell and are not visible until you open them, so they do not clutter up your spreadsheet. Cells that contain notes have a small mark in the upper right corner, which lets everyone who views the spreadsheet know to check for notes.

1.Select the cell to which you want to add a note. Tap in the blue area, and select Note from the menu that appears.Google Sheets Mobile Note

2.A text entry screen will appear. Type in your note, and tap OK.Google Sheets Mobile Note

3.Cells with attached notes will have a small black tick in the upper right corner. Select the cell, and go to Note like you did in step one to view and edit an exiting note.  You can add as many notes as you would like, but you can only add them to a single cell at a time (not to a range). 
Google Sheets Mobile Note


About Ashley Blood

Ashley is a mom, engineer, writer, and lover of gadgets and doing things efficiently.
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