Microsoft Excel has recently introduced an exciting feature in its mobile apps — the ability to snap and recognize a picture of data tables drawn or printed on a piece of paper. The result? You can quickly convert a printed datasheet to a digital spreadsheet using just your smartphone. Sounds amazing, right?
Microsoft Excel’s apps for Android and iOS support this feature known as “Insert Data from Picture“. It allows you to snap a picture of the data present in rows and columns on a sheet of paper and convert it into editable table data.
Unfortunately, there is no such feature in Google Sheets. However, you can convert a photo of data into a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel, and then import the created spreadsheet into Google Sheets to further work on it.