What it is

Sheet Metal is useful if you want to use Google Sheets as a drop-in replacement for a database, without having to deploy your own server to communicate with it. Sheet Metal connects to any Google Sheet via OAuth and provides an easy-to-use Restful API.

What it isn't

Sheet Metal aims to be small and easy to get started. Sheet Metal doesn't provide advanced functionality such as data relationships, indexing, or language-specific client libraries.


  • Simple and unbloated
  • Good documentation
  • Does one thing and does it well
  • Opensource


  • Build a backend without any servers
  • Use Google Sheets as an interface for editing your data
  • Get up and running in less than 1 minute

Where it is

Sheet Metal is opensource and MIT licensed. Everything is hosted on Github