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Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share
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Create, edit, and collaborate on the go with the Google Docs app. Work together in real time * Share documents with your team * Edit, comment and add action items in real time * Never lose changes or previous versions of your document with version history Create anywhere, anytime—even offline * Capture spontaneous ideas on the fly * Get things done, even on the plane, with offline mode * Save time and add polish with easy-to-use templates Search Google right in Docs * Use Google Search without leaving your document * Search all of your files in Drive, right in Docs Edit and share multiple file types * Open a variety of files, including Microsoft Word files, right in Google Docs * Frictionless collaboration, no matter which application your teammates use * Convert and export files seamlessly Part of G Suite: Google’s intelligent apps for business * Connect and collaborate with your team, using one suite—Gmail, Drive, Calendar and more * Use Google’s AI to bring data insights to every employee * Join more than 4M paying businesses who trust G Suite to power their organization Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to takes photos to insert into documents. Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into documents.
Too much crashing
by MellaBandz on 2021/04/18 05:34
I’m a very busy student, all A’s while working 40 hours a week. So u can imagine how Irritating it is to have a thirty minute break only to spend fifteen minutes of it with this app crashing on both my iPad and phone!!!! It also lags, randomly closes my document, and randomly swipes back up to the top, and on a fifty page document full of notes that’s not ideal at all!!! I’m starting to feel like I need to just switch all my docs to Microsoft but oh wait , there’s NO FEATURE FOR THAT! Lol. Absolutely sickening.
Wishing for Apple Pencil support
by ash1999993 on 2021/04/17 17:04
Google docs is convenient to organize my small business with my co-owner, but the lack of ease of access with using my Apple Pencil and iPad to jot down my notes, orders, and ideas is very frustrating.
Docs look completely different from the web version
by ZoeHikaru on 2021/04/16 15:43
Title says it all. I have to adhere to every specific formatting guidelines for my work and in order to do that on my iPad I have to use the web version. There’s also no way to zoom out to make a document fit the screen the way I need (and can on the web version).
Pretty good but the mobile version has some kinks
by burgerboy😓 on 2021/04/16 03:06
I love google docs and while a mainly use it for school work I also use it to write short stories and write journal entries. The app is great but computer version is just simply better
CONSTANTLY LAGGING
by UNKNØWN SØURCE on 2021/04/16 01:20
I could try and type 3 sentences fast in Google docs and it would lag to the point where I could put my phone down and it would still be “typing”. Very annoying and the lag causes me to make mistakes more often. Also the format is terrible, documents that are wide have a horrible side scrolling feature, I wish there was a way to zoom out or at least have it adjusted to mobile so it’s more comfortable to use. Not unbearable. The only thing keeping this review from 1 star is that it still lets you view documents and write offline I guess...but you’re better off using Notes app or something...
Apple Pencil
by Puppydoggy41 on 2021/04/15 20:07
I wish that you could use Apple Pencil to edit docs. It would mak things as a student.
Google Docs is AWESOME!🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤
by doug1389 on 2021/04/15 02:41
This is the best! Google Docs saves the seconds you type
CRASHING! SO MUCH CRASHING!
by Mario Juda (Found) on 2021/04/14 22:00
This app is great on iPad! It get’s pretty annoying when it crashes for no discernible reason in an inconsistent way! Fix! This! Please!
Getting ACCESS DENIED msg w/new version!
by Jrg20120 on 2021/04/13 18:18
Need help with Google Docs error message “Access Denied”. I’m the only one who uses this app. While creating a file today, I suddenly get this Access Denied messsge pop up! I have logged out and back in on the app, forced closed the app, turned off iPad, nothing works. I even removed the file to trash several times, but when I go back into Google Docs it’s still there! Have I got some kind of Google Docs virus on my iPad?
Connection error
by Mkevin789 on 2021/04/13 17:56
So I’m trying to to to one on my assignment and it say that I need to be connected to WIFI I am so I did everything to fix it but it will still give me the error but the other documents are okay but it’s just one document that won’t work because of network error can you please fix it.
Great app but buggy
by Nikitaser95 on 2021/04/13 12:44
Love Google docs, great invention, good app but the moment the file gets a bit heavy (like 3 pages of tables) my devices start to slow down and lag. Both iPad (5th generation) and iPhone 11. Really makes it difficult to use the app then, it’s a bummer
Cannot use in Mobile Browser
by Papa Yev on 2021/04/13 01:36
Google forces you to download docs just to view documents. B.S.
was working great but...
by pandacorn🐼🌽 on 2021/04/12 22:28
i love docs! it’s been great for school and personal use, but recently i start typing and then it will give me this yellow bar and tell me i can’t edit the doc anymore and when i push the yellow bar to fix it, all my work disappears. this is really frustrating and happens a lot when i try to type my school notes and then i can’t get them back. someone help me fix this, docs is normally very helpful!
Awesome
by Guineapigz970 on 2021/04/12 21:16
I LOVE google docs. It’s so easy to use! I just kind of wish that you could have an easier way to put pictures on it, it took a while for me to figure that out. I’m writing a fiction story for school and it’s so fun to work on, like, I’m on my third book but when it gets longer than 30 pages it starts to lag, like, a lot. It would be great if you guys could fix that. Overall, it’s a great app, don’t change any features!
No access to personal files
by razzle razzle dahazzle on 2021/04/12 15:43
I don’t have access to my PERSONAL files. I don’t understand why it’s like this but I’m trying to look for answers and everything is the same which is I need to get permission even though I’m the owner?? This needs to be fixed please, I can’t do work like this.
Fix yourself
by johnnycashtrash on 2021/04/12 15:35
Google I will literally kill myself if you don’t fix the crash happening rn. I have ASSIGNMENTS DUE
It’s pretty good
by 💁‍♀️facts💁‍♂️ on 2021/04/12 14:49
I think Google Docs on mobile is a great app for personal use. But I’ve run into a problem where whenever I make a new doc I lose access to it almost immediately, I don’t know why it’s happening. So I’ll have to bump the rating down a bit till I can figure it out
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
iPad App Lag
by SWinchester67 on 2021/04/11 18:52
The app overall is good, but in recent years, I’ve been using my iPad for my schoolwork and the keyboard lag is extremely frustrating.
Worm stuck
by eave9 on 2021/04/11 02:00
You will never be able to get rid of it!! Once downloaded its impossible to delete Every day this app will be again on your phone, will never be erased from cell memory
Great love it
by ddddddddddbout on 2021/04/10 23:54
It is awesome 😎 love it.
Just want better trackpad and mouse support😔
by joasdfkhas on 2021/04/10 23:51
I’m using a magic keyboard, and I love docs. So I’m switching to Microsoft word Until the trackpad support is equal.
Not bad not good but great!
by unicorn B 🦄 on 2021/04/10 16:35
OMG this is the best app well maybe not the best but I love it people say there is something wrong about it but I don’t see the problem I am one of those people who loves writing if you do to then this is a good app for you and you can add and share it with your friends
Not the greatest UX/UI...
by Ekim1707 on 2021/04/10 09:19
Might work well for small documents, but I’ve been trying to use it for a large one for a while now, and it has been aggravating as heck. If they couldn’t figure out how to make a better design for this mobile app than this then, IMO, they shouldn’t have made one at all.
Yes use
by Awesome Boi ◊ on 2021/04/09 19:05
Yes
A Literary Contribution
by PenFlow, LLC on 2021/04/09 12:20
I’m a believer in what a few positive steps can do. Today I can call myself a Writer and with some effort and a writing site like Google Docs, the sky is the limit. I’m closer to having my work on shelves and also I get better every time I sit down. It’s personal in the gift I have found, another way to sustain a living and I thank you kindly for the space to become a Writer.
App download
by 11241996 on 2021/04/08 23:30
I hate being forced to download the app.
Not functional
by amg758 on 2021/04/08 18:37
I had to create a flyer for one of my classes and that obviously meant you had to add pictures. I wish you could just click anywhere to type and put a picture anywhere you want without it getting all screwy but unfortunately google docs does not allow that. The way to get a text box is also really screwy. Google docs is very tacky and definitely needs some improvement. About the only thing it’s good for is writing essays.
It’s ok
by marfisreee on 2021/04/08 13:49
It crashes a lot, I wish there was a better app. The most annoying thing is that, I’m typing it gives a box saying “undo” and since I’m typing I accidentally click it and all my stuff is gone. I press the undo button on docs. But sometimes it freezes then crashes. And there goes all my work. It’s a little better on computer. I’ve had a lot of problems now
Yo no work
by dudndvehevrh on 2021/04/08 11:53
Ghetto
A really amazing app! Just one suggestion!
by Minecraft CATZ on 2021/04/07 18:37
I’ve been using Google docs for a long time, and as a user as it still it’s amazing! I write stories in it and share it to my class! You can make plans through it, resumes, and even books! Just one suggestion; I use my school account to write the books so I can’t share it to the whole world. What you could do to fix this is be able to copy it into another google account! That’s all from me! Bye!
Failed to describe changes in release notes
by Reviewer 20130105 on 2021/04/07 00:14
Untrustworthy!
Google Docs is the best app I know
by ajkwbUnabshau on 2021/04/06 16:24
That sounds cheesy but it is an amazing app, Perfect for writing lists or doing school or free writing Etc. google docs saves automatically so you cant lose any progress whatsoever. I rate it 5/5 -Anonymous
Pretty Good
by 4754sage on 2021/04/05 19:37
It’s pretty good but the only thing that really bugs me is the fact that organization is so hard with this app and deleting old items is such a task. You can’t select all items, swipe right or left into the trash or select only the ones you want to go int the trash. No, you have to click the three dots next to your document, scroll down to “delete” Waite for the “undo delete” tab to go away then repeat it to the next document.
READ THIS REVIEWW
by portapottypooper on 2021/04/05 13:21
AWESOME! I WROTE A BOOK AND ITS GOOD 😌
Absolutely nothing like the actual website
by Coolisushi on 2021/04/04 18:25
This app is terrible. There is no option to insert special characters. Hardly any options for formatting. It is confusing and hard to use. Basically has half (and I’m being generous by saying half) of the features that word does and that’s if you’re even able to find them.
Great App
by writerandpaper on 2021/04/04 18:14
ENGLISH: I have no problems with this app. It has a clean, easy to use interface; great syncing and real-time edit collaboration. Here are a few suggestions: * Add a widget(s) * Add more customizable line indent options: Ex. 0.5 inch (special line indent) * Add the option for default print format Other than those suggestions, the app good. ENGLISH AND CHINESE MIX: 英文和中文混合 我有不 problems with 这 app. 它 has a clean、easy to use interface、great syncing、 和 real-time edit collaboration. Here are 些 suggestions (requests): * 加一 widget or 些 widgets * 加 more customizable line indent options: Example. 零.五 (0.5) inch (special line indent) * 加 the option for default print format 其他 than 那些 requests, the app 是好。
I love this app
by Caroline1011121314 on 2021/04/04 02:21
I love this app so much. I have no problems with it and it is perfect.
Fantastic but...
by Hdhdbdhxhux1234532147889&?,; on 2021/04/03 16:55
This is a great app for my phone, and it’s saved me millions of times when I’ve forgotten to complete something on my laptop while I’m on the go. However, it would be even more amazing if it was possible to select multiple photos at once. Not just one at a time. It’s a small hassle when I have pictures of 30 different pictures that are necessary for my document. This app is still great. Thanks, Google.
Deleting Work!
by Kamran Matloubi on 2021/04/02 18:31
Hello, I demand a reply back from this owner of Google Docs.!! I am really sick and tired of Google Docs. I wrote something very important, and it just deleted everything and it’s some thing that I really needed and I have to do it all over again and it takes a long time to do it. I pushed undo and it doesn’t even do anything I am really really annoyed! Please update your computer version of this. I have a MacBook and that is the best computer you can ever get and still gives me this craziness. If you do not fix this then everyone will have a bad problem and you’ll be in bad shape. Please reply back and explain to me what you are going to fix!! Period. Regards!.
Awesome! Just a few things..
by time out i love this game on 2021/04/02 17:46
I absolutely love Google docs, I prefer it over Word any day, but I accidentally made this auto correction that’s wrong, and every time I open the doc I have to undo it each time-it just won’t stick! And sometimes the tab and how long I want the sentences to be kind of gets mixed up, but other than that I think it’s awesome. I love it for writing (I’m an author) and whenever I need to do an essay, a story, or anything! It’s awesome I love all the fonts and colors!! Again, over Word any day!! Thank you so much! -Happy reviewer
No
by Animation Geek on 2021/04/01 19:52
Peepeepoopoo
Wonderful app, but can I add a suggestion?
by DonkeyOoolay on 2021/03/31 18:52
On mobile we should be able to save images on google docs directly to our photo gallery. Thanks.
So Amazing!
by Lovechessandponys on 2021/03/31 12:52
So٫ the reason why I bought this app in the first place was because a friend of mine recommend it for like٫ making stories٫ and so I started using this app on my school iPad because I wanted to make books٫ and it just so happens that I am already making 2 of them
The app needs the ability to save videos in my opinion
by nicksnames9577 on 2021/03/30 17:37
In my opinion the app is great for saving your pictures, but in my opinion it would be even better if it could save videos, if you could add these features the app would be better in my e
great app
by 562fache on 2021/03/29 23:35
I would love if they made Apple Pencil support for this app because Im se use to using the pencil it just makes it easier to use. I used the pencil to write this review
Need Citation Adder in the App
by Thatpunkchik on 2021/03/29 18:56
I love that Google docs now has a function to allow for citation help and insertion, except this feature is not in the app yet! It definitely needs to be added.
Better on computer
by but why. why would you do that on 2021/03/29 05:38
Docs is perfect. But a bit annoying and time consuming on portable devices. But none the less it’s epic
I’m so annoyed right now.
by 😉Game Reveiws😉 on 2021/03/28 23:14
OKAY SO, I already left a one star review on drive. The app disappeared and won’t let me re download it.
Lag City
by C.r.o.w.n.e.d.R.o.y.a.l.t.y on 2021/03/28 01:17
I love Docs, it’s the easiest platform for me to write on (as a writer). I would like it a whole lot more if it didn’t lag so terribly when my doc gets too long. It’s very frustrating as I have to constantly type on my phone so it won’t do that. Besides that, it’s a very good app that can be better with a little improvement.
New update needs to be fixed
by evangelion.shigoki on 2021/03/26 19:06
Ever since the new update, it won’t allow me to put images on my documents. Please fix.
The new update doesnt fix the column glitch
by Robert C. P on 2021/03/26 15:27
I honestly dont know how many updates it would take to remove all the glitches
Fine.
by MOON CROOFT MASTOOR on 2021/03/26 03:33
It’s a useful application, I use it often. Could be better optimized for mobile users. That’s all.
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by theman536 on 2021/03/25 22:40
This nit got
I can’t even log in
by 3345&$*(7435664234**(78)'hr on 2021/03/25 15:37
It doesn’t send me a verification code and I have a count on my computer don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
Basic things
by smiliypop on 2021/03/25 15:33
I use my Apple Pencil all the time. I am using it right now to write this review. I can't use it on Google. It states I can however it does not work. Not very tech friendly
Links to google docs take you to browser
by Zackmoritz on 2021/03/25 15:06
There seems to be no way to link from one Google document to another without leaving the app. Can we please have this fixed? Thank you
AMAZING!
by ITROBLOXGAMER12 on 2021/03/25 12:03
I been using this app for my original series and and it’s just so good I have no no words !
EDIT DOCUMENTS? You cant!!
by Potatoso5 on 2021/03/24 21:48
WHY DID YOU MAKE AN APP “to edit documents” WHEN YOU CANT EVEN EDIT IT! I can’t delete pages, how stupid is that??? A app made to control pages, AND I CANT EVEN DELETE A PAGE. ridiculous
Not enough fonts
by 123-/::;()$&@".,?!' on 2021/03/24 16:05
The app is great and so is the website on computer but the only problem is there is not enough fonts to do what you want. When I was trying to make a news article for school I was looking for the Georgia font but it wasn’t there. And I used to use the font but now I can’t because it’s not on google docs
Cool.
by ustink2921 on 2021/03/23 22:18
Cool.
Sync issues
by 00Hein on 2021/03/23 20:56
Still showing stale/outdated documents and no way to force a refresh.
VERY TRASSH
by player-VengleFulzz on 2021/03/23 18:22
why it no give adjust on this and but adjust on computer for images fand why it give mo pages on aop burt on computer it give this no fair and gib more colors for app pls ples lples ples pleas
iOS Bugs
by Nova7o9 on 2021/03/23 15:18
Google docs is my go-to for writing that spans across all of my devices, and it works really well. I started using it back in college years ago and am still really happy with it. But when selecting text and making changes it quickly deselects and often crashes. Changing the color of selected text also is still crashing. (At least it isn’t crashing when simply choosing a color for text yet to be added, but still.) Update: Updated to IOS 14.4 now it crashes. I’ve been using this on my iPad for years without issue, but after this update now it crashes, A Lot. Especially in larger doc files. I use docs for everything from scripts, to brainstorms, to wish lists, but it's becoming too frustrating to stick with. I’ve noticed crashes particularly when I change the text color or highlight, two things I love to use as it helps me with editing. Please please please please please please fix. Updated the app Mar 23, 2021 - Still crashes when changing text colors, highlighting, etc. Also is weird when I select text to edit, it moves the cursor now after I do something like change text color or some other change. What if I wanted to make multiple changes? Now I have to reselect the text.
Needs mouse support!
by TrojansTrack2 on 2021/03/22 03:31
It is a joke that the docs app has not been updated to fully support iPad OS cursor support in text.
Whoever rated this 1 star then...UR A STUPID CHICKEN NUGGET!!!!
by Dreamweaver04 on 2021/03/21 23:43
OMG THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!
-100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Stars
by uadgug on 2021/03/21 22:57
Horrible and always crashes when I try to highlight something exits me out of the thing that I'm working on let's really irritating honestly just skip over it don't get it trust me
Not good
by bvtvyu on 2021/03/19 21:39
Not good stressful
I wish you can search pictures
by Tonya The Wonya on 2021/03/18 17:14
I like it but I wish you can search pictures:(
I love the app but it’s run horribly
by nobodyss mama on 2021/03/18 15:31
I have google docs on my laptop and my iPad but on my iPad it would not let me access docs. If I switched accounts it crashed. Please fix this
Saving
by ericdodgers on 2021/03/18 04:30
It never works when u use the app. It never transfers to computer or actually saves, so when you send to a teacher etc it shows a blank doc and you get a zero after spending hours trying to figure out how to make it work
just read it idc
by an exausted student on 2021/03/15 23:38
it's not bad. it's actually pretty good ig. the low rating is bc of the mental breakdowns this stupid app has put me through. also sometimes when i'm trying to highlight and some other things, it just randomly exits and reloads the page. anyways deactivate! y'all don't need to give english teachers the power to interrupt my day with an essay ‼️‼️
Google Drive Transfer
by bbsfresh on 2021/03/14 22:59
To The developer I was wondering is there anyway possible to transfer documents from google drive to google docs
Piece of crap
by the sniper234 on 2021/03/12 20:20
It literally wont let me type anything or add photos. I can’t complete my project because when I go to the website, it takes me to the app and/or app store, fix it now.
Shows stale, out of sync versions
by Arkvoltra on 2021/03/12 18:47
Documents that I open are often show older, stale version. They stay out of sync. I make changes on my laptop, and they don’t show up here. This is terrible. I have managed to get documents to refresh if I “make available offline”.
Not good, it’s frustrating.
by amatball on 2021/03/12 15:35
You know, I have been using google docs for years now and it’s actually very useful for me, but it’s very heartbreaking to see my sister crying because of it. My sister wrote an essay, almost an hour, and she’s really happy about how all her paragraphs were neatly written and how all her paragraphs had great evidence cited, and she clearly remembered she saved the work, but when she come back to that work, everything was gone except for one sentence introduction. I mean, even though if she didn’t save it or not, google docs always auto save right? Cuz it always auto saves for me. Now whatever error that is, just fix it for now, I don’t want anyone to experience the same thing, it’s a good app for me, but just fix it cuz it’s very frustrating for my sister. I don’t wanna cause any violence.
This is not a dock for a boat
by LILZAE_80 on 2021/03/12 12:57
I bought this app because I needed a dock for my new boat but this is just a writing app. Im very upset because now my new boat doesn’t have a dock. This app is falsely advertising. 😠
Wrong
by Mahin Rhaman on 2021/03/12 01:59
Somethings wrong in layout options 🙄🙄
Ok app
by misrandom on 2021/03/12 00:35
It is ok
Love it!!!
by Brea 🌻 on 2021/03/11 19:18
This helps me a lot with school, in person, and online, it’s great for taking notes, writing summaries and lots more!
Don’t get me wrong this app is amazing BUT...
by Réem on 2021/03/11 15:40
PLZ MAKE FOLDERS I AM DYING FOR MY WORK TO BE SAVED.
Great App 😁
by Poophead777 on 2021/03/10 16:27
😃 😁 😃 😁 😃
Wow
by rffcvbn on 2021/03/10 03:50
amazin
You are the best purrr
by mmmmghu it tu itfgb on 2021/03/09 22:35
Ffff
Docs
by plz cesor it on 2021/03/09 18:48
Google docs is normal I’m preety sure we all use it for school i don’t really like school that’s all ima rate it 4 just beacuse school uses it and I don’t like school that all school is ok you know but still
Poor support for large documents
by Gan the Man on 2021/03/08 15:06
Huge keyboard lag when typing. Takes forever to load. When in offline mode, doesn’t show the latest document for a long time. No indicator of progress.
Great app but no support for ipencil
by codebubbles on 2021/03/08 01:09
Very disappointing that this app doesn’t have support with the Apple Pencil. I’ve used this app for years and have many documents on it and I was so excited to start using it when I purchased an iPad. Unfortunately I’ll have to start using something else for the time being.
My experience and tips for docs indentation.
by dang retrictions of apple on 2021/03/07 23:04
At first I was having problems with using the indentation features. Then I learned that you have to go on Google docs on the web first and set the indentation to be special in the way you need it. But you have to delete the app first if on mobile to stop links from redirecting to the app. Then your indentation in that document will be special. Same problems as desktop with the syncing to Google drive and crashing frequently. Try adding the bubble in the top saying it is syncing so users will know beforehand if Google docs is crashing.
Love this app but
by the game bee on 2021/03/07 16:38
I use this app every day but there is one thing I don’t like I use voice over and when I do it cuts in and out making it heard to write.
i LoVe It BuT,,....,,.
by the unkown:) on 2021/03/07 02:13
it won’t let me download it. i’m sad😢
No insert drawing tool on iPad
by 大松琳 on 2021/03/06 21:59
Everything is great. But for iPad version, please add drawing tool!
Awesome app, but no title page
by Ryan Putman on 2021/03/06 16:21
I love Google Docs so much, and I write on it everyday! But, it could use a better first page, like a picture page. I love writing books, but they can never have a title page because of this.
I love it.
by iffyyffi on 2021/03/05 20:37
ITS FOR SCHOOL ✅
Takes 9 here to download
by zetrix8 on 2021/03/04 21:01
I started downloading it when it came out now it’s dowlouded
Ë me when the Ė
by ĖĘĒÊÈÉË on 2021/03/04 20:47
Ē when the Ê
Let me type on pictures please
by Bonita Loca on 2021/03/04 14:16
Please update
School
by Why this game is awzome on 2021/03/04 02:33
Make school and zoom really easy
It’s awesome- when you’re not using your phone.
by B-Skizzle on 2021/03/03 23:24
I love google docs! It’s easy to navigate, and I use it all the time for a wide range of purposes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t open on my phone. The icon opens, the app seems to start, but then it doesn’t, and I’m sent back to my Home Screen. This can be quite inconvenient when I only have my phone on me, and want to use the app. There are workarounds, but a solution is better. Thanks for reading!
Great app but the Apple Pencil can not write on the app
by Ellie M Jones on 2021/03/03 22:04
Apple pencils are not supported for this app
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
Good for the most part
by asy4239 on 2017/11/16 17:32
Google docs is a fantastic website to use to get work done. It auto saves, allows collaboration, and has so many other features. The app, however, lags so much when typing that you can type a sentence or phrase and reasonably expect to wait another 10+ seconds before it finishes typing. And this is on a doc with only one person on it. Imagine the frustration when multiple people are on it! And if you think it’s done typing and go to fix an error earlier in the sentence, it will continue typing in the middle of the sentence (even though you finished typing several seconds prior). Another problem with it is the inability to copy and paste MLA citations in it. If I’m working on an essay and need to make a bibliography, I’ll copy the formatted citation from an online citation maker, paste it into google docs, then have to manually readjust the spacing to make it correct. While you can just paste it into Word and go, you can’t with google docs, which is frustrating, especially when you’ve got 15 sources to format manually. (This is a problem with the website on a computer, too.)
Fantastic with some suggestions
by JEMmusy on 2018/09/17 21:03
I love the way docs works because it saves your data constantly and it doesn’t glitch on you and it provides you with so many ways to type notes for school, writing, and much more. I do have some suggestions to make the work flow for taking notes easier though. When it comes to fonts, there are specific ones I like to use for notes, but it becomes a pain to have to go back and switch it to the font you like instead of the default Ariel. The same goes for the headings and other text variations. They default to Ariel instead of the font that you were using before hand. Another suggestion I have is to make a keyboard short cut for the horizontal line. That would make dividing sections of writing way easier. The last suggestion I have is to also make a key board short cut for the list option styles. For example, I don’t like using the default dot style for the list. I like using the star one because it makes the list more interesting to look at. So instead of defaulting to the dot style it could default to the style of list that you were using before hand. For example, I would be using the star style of list and then I would section that list off with a horizontal line and then begin to start a new list that would then default to the star style. In general, maybe you guys could make google docs more customizable or at least have let it have the option to be more customizable with custom keyboard commands for different things.
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator”
by Lizbitzfifty on 2020/02/04 00:25
I love that google docs lets you share your document and work simultaneously with others. It’s very convenient in that regard. However if there were another option for that purpose, I’d probably switch over. There are so many things in google docs that make it way harder and more frustrating than it needs to be. You can’t put text over an image, it’s a million steps just to find where text boxes are located, you can’t paste something in from Microsoft Word without the formatting being destroyed, it’s hard to set a tab-stop that will stay there when you move on to a new line, there are cntrl shortcuts that work for other document creators but not for google docs, and it’s almost impossible to customize a document to look different or engaging if you’re trying to make a handout. I could go on. I’m in my early 20s so it’s not like I’m just tech-incompetent—google docs is just needlessly frustrating to use. It’s all made more frustrating by the fact that google is such a huge company; they have the resources to make docs better but for some reason they don’t.
Spellcheck...Really?
by JPren09 on 2019/12/13 02:00
Don’t bother using Doc’s spellcheck, as it is almost as good as having a third grader edit your paper. Sometimes it catches a few mistakes, but it doesn’t catch but a small fraction of what Microsoft Word finds (and will fix automatically, or at least notify you immediately that something is jacked up). Also, sometimes it seems not to work at all. I’m not sure if it’s a “lagging” issue, a glitch, like one person mentioned in a previous post, or otherwise. I also dislike the ability to format, as all features (in general) seem harder to use and are more problematic than Word. Am I biased because I used Word for a decade or so before Docs arrived on the scene? Probably, but I still think there are many fixes needed before this is a reliable and user friendly platform. I’ve spoken to people who believe several of my gripes are due to a connectivity problem, as we use Docs in my school to write essays etc., but I don’t know...it seems pretty frequent and we have issues often enough for me to complain to random strangers on this platform. Sooo, General Google, get on this please.
Deletes data
by Andrewb16 on 2019/11/22 23:07
I use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data.
I ❤️ Google Docs but...
by Jaquelin2.0 on 2019/02/21 00:46
Well, honestly, Google Docs is AMAZING! I love all the features and it just has this very nice atmosphere and it’s just...AWESOME!!! But there is just ONE little problem. You see, before I had an iPhone, I had an LG phone. Specifically, the LG Fortune. And when I had that phone, you could put emojis in the text. But NOW I can’t even add an emoji! I bet you’re thinking this is useless, but what about when I’m writing a story or something? Like for example, I add a texting part to my story. Then, I do it like someone adds an emoji to their text. It WOULDN’T appear! It kinda get’s me a little disappointed because it ruins the whole book. I don’t care if whoever’s reading this thinks I’m dumb or stupid, but hey! I’m saying MY opinion! Isn’t that what a review is for? To share your opinion about a thing (in this case, an app)? Anyway, I just think that Google Inc. should consider this and improve it or fix it. But overall, Google Docs is an extraordinary app that I recommend to everyone. 😄
Changed my mind
by NanaPaula on 2018/08/04 20:45
I enjoy having this app. I can edit my documents, change fonts, etc. I can do a page set up, so I know how it will print. I like that I can use on OS and IOS. It all backs up. It all syncs. What I DO NOT LIKE, is it duplicates itself. It is in Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and if you make a folder. I took notes on my Spanish lessons. I have different documents for different lessons. 1. It moves the document is you edit, open etc. Depending on what you pick. However, if you want all the docs to stay in same order after editing it, it will not. You can put by alphabet, but it still moves docs around. I would like the option of them staying in the place I put them and if I want to move...be able to drag. 2. If you create a doc, it automatically goes to their Drive app if you have that app. So, I am deleting. I do not want on multiple places. 3. If you make a file folder on GOOGLE DOCS, it does not move doc to file folder, it just duplicates it. Again, I would like to be able to send to separate file folders and then delete from GOOGLE DOC, DRIVE, or wherever, and they stay in the file folder; the choice of keeping or deleting on any app and not loosing on the other. Or keep in one of other doc holders and delete from others. This is on the apps that file share. Nice to be able to send to another app or file, but should be able to delete from one without loosing from the other.
Great and all, a lifesaver, but might need some adjustments
by MethrionDiamond on 2018/06/21 20:39
So, my life is very packed and full, and every time I want to write something, I usually use google docs. It makes life so much easier that I don’t have to use my laptop to write when I have this great mobile app. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because there are more functions on the computer version than there are on the app. For example, on computers you can indent and such. However, I can’t indent on the app. Also, I love it, but I wish there would be an easier way to sort everything, like a folder or something. There probably already is something like this, or I just didn’t find it yet. Compared to Microsoft word, google docs is a worthy competitor. Microsoft has more functions, but google docs are free and Microsoft costs.. I don’t even know. I wish they would add a way to insert charts and text boxes onto a doc. However, compared to word, I like it better because you can collaborate/work with friends while on Microsoft word, it is much harder. I like google docs.
50/50
by Dragoncityplayermelissa^-^ on 2017/10/14 21:35
I’ve been using google docs for 3 years now. Personally, I prefer the laptop as it is easier to type on, and type much more freely. But, on my laptop, accessing google docs, contains needing WiFi/service to type on / loading chrome or a web browser. By that, it’s not portable, or able to use on the go. I’ve used google docs on my iPad before, and I type pretty OK on my iPad, but not nearly as fast on my laptop. But you can use it on the go-to, but without WiFi. I’m pretty sure there isn’t the great ‘add-ons’ like the ones on computer, or laptop. Google docs, is a free, accessible great essential for any student of all ages. It’s great, it’s literally like word, but you don’t have to pay an expensive budget for it. Docs is just perfect for anyone, and it’s so great. Literally, they’re add on(s) for people who also need it. Highly recommend, all though it’s worldwide to schools, throughout everywhere. Google docs will always be a great essential.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
Good, but could use some work.
by 1234567654323456543454 on 2020/06/30 23:43
Google docs is overall a pretty good app, except one thing. Not sure if it involves google classroom but whenever I turn in a piece of work, I go back into the original doc and it says view only when I clearly am the owner of it. I hope google fixes it and maybe allow mobile users to add fonts since it would be awesome. Besides that point, it’s very useful to write drafts without actually, you know, writing it. Also if you could do this but when I insert some kind of picture into the doc I hope I could possibly drag it all the way to the corner. Of course these are just small features that you don’t have to incorporate into this but they just make it more enjoyable for the writer/student/teacher/others. The google classroom issue is the only real complaint about here. I really love google docs as a student and this is my favorite app to use while writing. Love you Google Docs! :D
LOADED WITH BUGS!!
by Eephoto on 2020/09/20 15:53
Download latest version of app and it’s loaded with BUGS. Do not count on this app to edit your documents. Commands such as “select” “copy” and “paste”. Do not perform right. If you can get select tool to finally select a paragraph and either copy or cut it no matter what commands you do from that point forward the app holds onto that selected text in its memory and you cannot do anything other than paste that selected text! If you try to select “new” text before you have even selected the text the app pastes the old text again. If you try to even report this as a big to developers by clicking on the link to report a bug you cannot because the window to write the feedback has just once again pastes the old text!! Yes again! It will not release this memory! It’s like it needs therapy or something! Lol. Do not count on this app to edit or retain your documents. Like many google products it’s failing. Google in general is going downhill. Don’t even try to use google nest cameras! That entire app crashes a hundred times a day! I’m done with google in Genetal. I’m sure their stock is declining rapidly too.
Great Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Great for writing!
by Brynn K Pep on 2020/07/30 17:35
I love this app so much!! It’s great for writing, making lists, and more!!! But if your reading this this is a sign that Jesus loves you! So much. This life on earth is short and we are called to do everything for the glory of god!! And when we die we get to be in heaven! The place of paradise! Were nothing can hurt us and everything is perfect! God loves you so much and would break down a mountain to save you. All you have to do it believe. Trust. Have faith. Obey. Spread his GOOD WORD!!! Don’t be afraid to tell your friends about how great God is because your afraid they will think you are weird, because on judgment day, they’re going to be sent to eternal torture and they will look at you one last time and say, “why didn’t you warn me?” Please fear not because god has a good good plan for you... sometimes it’s hard, but everything’s going to be okay....pain is temporary, but god love is forever.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
Sorting Certain Docs
by Candy Goodra on 2020/07/19 17:51
I love this app, but I have one request that might help me and possibly others out more- maybe if there was like a way to add folders into the app- like- for sorting certain docs- it would help some people find some stuff they did that they never got to finish. For example: Say you write a story, but you have a ton of other stories, but they aren’t complete and you don’t want that specific story to get mixed in with the incomplete stories. Just make a folder, name it, and put the unfinished stories there. Plus it would sort things a little better. I tried doing some stuff with google drive and it didn’t help me much, so adding folders here in google docs to sort certain documents and keep them from getting mixed in with the others would be very helpful. If this does happen, I’ll appreciate this app even more.
Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time Collaboration
by MTBKit on 2017/12/21 14:54
Do you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
great computer version, but...
by Marshmellow Kittycorn on 2019/05/24 02:33
Google Docs is amazing tool for school, and a great app for writing. You can connect with friends, editors, and co-authors on the same document, and the layout is beautiful. Although, the app is pretty limited and does not provide the full experience of Google Docs. I would recommend this over competing brands, such as Word, but the grammar and spelling check doesn’t work very well. Also, a great addition would be to add folders to put the Docs in. As a clean-freak, it’s a bit stressful having a hundred different documents floating around with no way to group the ones for school and the ones for stories. They have this feature in Drive, but it doesn’t translate over to Docs. But overall, Docs is hands down the greatest word processor I’ve ever used! With some little tweaks in the future, this will be the perfect word processor for professional and personal use! -leah
A game changer!! I Love It!!
by Picture Obsessed Mom of 3 on 2019/05/28 11:10
Google docs is amazing and is a real game changer! I use it for all different things- to keep track of notes to myself, to type up things I want to print later, to have a place to cut and paste things. I also have used it very successfully to share documents with others, individuals or groups/committees, so that multiple people can add to or edit a document. This came in hugely helpful when I chaired a charity event last year. Everything my committee needed was on Google Docs, so we were all on the same page and very organized. I also appreciate updates that have been made, such as better formatting options. All in all I have found it extremely useful and helpful and have not had any problems with it. Two thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻
Great layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story's, poems, music, etc. so this is perfect. There’s lots of fonts, different sizes, and it’s all really accessible. My only complaint is that when I’m writing with is sometimes it’ll kick me out of the app? Strange, but I still use it. Also the documents will take a little bit to load depending on how long they are. The google feature helps me open it up rather than having to go through the page again after getting out, so that’s helpful. I actually wrote this on google docs and copied and pasted it 😂 Really great for writers. I’ve only used it on my phone though, so I don’t know if there are any other bugs I haven’t mentioned. Other than the Kicking of Me and pages loading, it’s great. I’d suggest it to anyone willing to lend an ear.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
Been using for awhile now.
by Betsu-nee on 2018/03/13 03:01
Okay, so a few years back a dear friend showed my docs on my computer. We co-write (rp) together, and it gives a great place to do that since you can share with anyone else using docs. The grammar and spelling check is really nice, and the auto save feature is great! The reason the app gets four and not five stars is because the phone app itself has issues with larger docs(like 30 pages, I think) and won’t load well after that point. I understand why though, and am not actually bothered by it too much since I still have a computer, but I do have to notice which documents ARE that large, because it’ll sometimes it freezes up my phone(needing a restart). The phone app is also a bit more complicated to navigate than the computer version, but it is easy enough.
Great App But One Major Issue
by FluffyFish126 on 2019/07/02 07:03
I feel like it’s easier to format documents on docs than on other apps like word. I love the app and appreciate the fact that it will save things automatically for me, so if my iPad sporadically dies after an hour-long writing session and I don’t get to press save, it’s already saved for me, so there’s no problem there. My only problem is the keyboard. I don’t type incredibly fast, but my keyboard will “jam” up and even after I’ve typed a whole sentence, it’ll take up to an additional thirty seconds to finish typing out on the doc. And when my sentences get too long, the app will crash. Again, thank goodness for the auto save! But it’s frustrating to have to wait for so long to have my writing typed out, and even more so when it crashes and I lose my “flow”. Other than that, it’s a simple design and I love it, but is there anything you could do about the keyboard?
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Create, edit, and collaborate on the go with the Google Docs app. Work together in real time * Share documents with your team * Edit, comment and add action items in real time * Never lose changes or previous versions of your document with version history Create anywhere, anytime—even offline * Capture spontaneous ideas on the fly * Get things done, even on the plane, with offline mode * Save time and add polish with easy-to-use templates Search Google right in Docs * Use Google Search without leaving your document * Search all of your files in Drive, right in Docs Edit and share multiple file types * Open a variety of files, including Microsoft Word files, right in Google Docs * Frictionless collaboration, no matter which application your teammates use * Convert and export files seamlessly Part of G Suite: Google’s intelligent apps for business * Connect and collaborate with your team, using one suite—Gmail, Drive, Calendar and more * Use Google’s AI to bring data insights to every employee * Join more than 4M paying businesses who trust G Suite to power their organization Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to takes photos to insert into documents. Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into documents.
Too much crashing
by MellaBandz on 2021/04/18 05:34
I’m a very busy student, all A’s while working 40 hours a week. So u can imagine how Irritating it is to have a thirty minute break only to spend fifteen minutes of it with this app crashing on both my iPad and phone!!!! It also lags, randomly closes my document, and randomly swipes back up to the top, and on a fifty page document full of notes that’s not ideal at all!!! I’m starting to feel like I need to just switch all my docs to Microsoft but oh wait , there’s NO FEATURE FOR THAT! Lol. Absolutely sickening.
Wishing for Apple Pencil support
by ash1999993 on 2021/04/17 17:04
Google docs is convenient to organize my small business with my co-owner, but the lack of ease of access with using my Apple Pencil and iPad to jot down my notes, orders, and ideas is very frustrating.
Docs look completely different from the web version
by ZoeHikaru on 2021/04/16 15:43
Title says it all. I have to adhere to every specific formatting guidelines for my work and in order to do that on my iPad I have to use the web version. There’s also no way to zoom out to make a document fit the screen the way I need (and can on the web version).
Pretty good but the mobile version has some kinks
by burgerboy😓 on 2021/04/16 03:06
I love google docs and while a mainly use it for school work I also use it to write short stories and write journal entries. The app is great but computer version is just simply better
CONSTANTLY LAGGING
by UNKNØWN SØURCE on 2021/04/16 01:20
I could try and type 3 sentences fast in Google docs and it would lag to the point where I could put my phone down and it would still be “typing”. Very annoying and the lag causes me to make mistakes more often. Also the format is terrible, documents that are wide have a horrible side scrolling feature, I wish there was a way to zoom out or at least have it adjusted to mobile so it’s more comfortable to use. Not unbearable. The only thing keeping this review from 1 star is that it still lets you view documents and write offline I guess...but you’re better off using Notes app or something...
Apple Pencil
by Puppydoggy41 on 2021/04/15 20:07
I wish that you could use Apple Pencil to edit docs. It would mak things as a student.
Google Docs is AWESOME!🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤
by doug1389 on 2021/04/15 02:41
This is the best! Google Docs saves the seconds you type
CRASHING! SO MUCH CRASHING!
by Mario Juda (Found) on 2021/04/14 22:00
This app is great on iPad! It get’s pretty annoying when it crashes for no discernible reason in an inconsistent way! Fix! This! Please!
Getting ACCESS DENIED msg w/new version!
by Jrg20120 on 2021/04/13 18:18
Need help with Google Docs error message “Access Denied”. I’m the only one who uses this app. While creating a file today, I suddenly get this Access Denied messsge pop up! I have logged out and back in on the app, forced closed the app, turned off iPad, nothing works. I even removed the file to trash several times, but when I go back into Google Docs it’s still there! Have I got some kind of Google Docs virus on my iPad?
Connection error
by Mkevin789 on 2021/04/13 17:56
So I’m trying to to to one on my assignment and it say that I need to be connected to WIFI I am so I did everything to fix it but it will still give me the error but the other documents are okay but it’s just one document that won’t work because of network error can you please fix it.
Great app but buggy
by Nikitaser95 on 2021/04/13 12:44
Love Google docs, great invention, good app but the moment the file gets a bit heavy (like 3 pages of tables) my devices start to slow down and lag. Both iPad (5th generation) and iPhone 11. Really makes it difficult to use the app then, it’s a bummer
Cannot use in Mobile Browser
by Papa Yev on 2021/04/13 01:36
Google forces you to download docs just to view documents. B.S.
was working great but...
by pandacorn🐼🌽 on 2021/04/12 22:28
i love docs! it’s been great for school and personal use, but recently i start typing and then it will give me this yellow bar and tell me i can’t edit the doc anymore and when i push the yellow bar to fix it, all my work disappears. this is really frustrating and happens a lot when i try to type my school notes and then i can’t get them back. someone help me fix this, docs is normally very helpful!
Awesome
by Guineapigz970 on 2021/04/12 21:16
I LOVE google docs. It’s so easy to use! I just kind of wish that you could have an easier way to put pictures on it, it took a while for me to figure that out. I’m writing a fiction story for school and it’s so fun to work on, like, I’m on my third book but when it gets longer than 30 pages it starts to lag, like, a lot. It would be great if you guys could fix that. Overall, it’s a great app, don’t change any features!
No access to personal files
by razzle razzle dahazzle on 2021/04/12 15:43
I don’t have access to my PERSONAL files. I don’t understand why it’s like this but I’m trying to look for answers and everything is the same which is I need to get permission even though I’m the owner?? This needs to be fixed please, I can’t do work like this.
Fix yourself
by johnnycashtrash on 2021/04/12 15:35
Google I will literally kill myself if you don’t fix the crash happening rn. I have ASSIGNMENTS DUE
It’s pretty good
by 💁‍♀️facts💁‍♂️ on 2021/04/12 14:49
I think Google Docs on mobile is a great app for personal use. But I’ve run into a problem where whenever I make a new doc I lose access to it almost immediately, I don’t know why it’s happening. So I’ll have to bump the rating down a bit till I can figure it out
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
iPad App Lag
by SWinchester67 on 2021/04/11 18:52
The app overall is good, but in recent years, I’ve been using my iPad for my schoolwork and the keyboard lag is extremely frustrating.
Worm stuck
by eave9 on 2021/04/11 02:00
You will never be able to get rid of it!! Once downloaded its impossible to delete Every day this app will be again on your phone, will never be erased from cell memory
Great love it
by ddddddddddbout on 2021/04/10 23:54
It is awesome 😎 love it.
Just want better trackpad and mouse support😔
by joasdfkhas on 2021/04/10 23:51
I’m using a magic keyboard, and I love docs. So I’m switching to Microsoft word Until the trackpad support is equal.
Not bad not good but great!
by unicorn B 🦄 on 2021/04/10 16:35
OMG this is the best app well maybe not the best but I love it people say there is something wrong about it but I don’t see the problem I am one of those people who loves writing if you do to then this is a good app for you and you can add and share it with your friends
Not the greatest UX/UI...
by Ekim1707 on 2021/04/10 09:19
Might work well for small documents, but I’ve been trying to use it for a large one for a while now, and it has been aggravating as heck. If they couldn’t figure out how to make a better design for this mobile app than this then, IMO, they shouldn’t have made one at all.
Yes use
by Awesome Boi ◊ on 2021/04/09 19:05
Yes
A Literary Contribution
by PenFlow, LLC on 2021/04/09 12:20
I’m a believer in what a few positive steps can do. Today I can call myself a Writer and with some effort and a writing site like Google Docs, the sky is the limit. I’m closer to having my work on shelves and also I get better every time I sit down. It’s personal in the gift I have found, another way to sustain a living and I thank you kindly for the space to become a Writer.
App download
by 11241996 on 2021/04/08 23:30
I hate being forced to download the app.
Not functional
by amg758 on 2021/04/08 18:37
I had to create a flyer for one of my classes and that obviously meant you had to add pictures. I wish you could just click anywhere to type and put a picture anywhere you want without it getting all screwy but unfortunately google docs does not allow that. The way to get a text box is also really screwy. Google docs is very tacky and definitely needs some improvement. About the only thing it’s good for is writing essays.
It’s ok
by marfisreee on 2021/04/08 13:49
It crashes a lot, I wish there was a better app. The most annoying thing is that, I’m typing it gives a box saying “undo” and since I’m typing I accidentally click it and all my stuff is gone. I press the undo button on docs. But sometimes it freezes then crashes. And there goes all my work. It’s a little better on computer. I’ve had a lot of problems now
Yo no work
by dudndvehevrh on 2021/04/08 11:53
Ghetto
A really amazing app! Just one suggestion!
by Minecraft CATZ on 2021/04/07 18:37
I’ve been using Google docs for a long time, and as a user as it still it’s amazing! I write stories in it and share it to my class! You can make plans through it, resumes, and even books! Just one suggestion; I use my school account to write the books so I can’t share it to the whole world. What you could do to fix this is be able to copy it into another google account! That’s all from me! Bye!
Failed to describe changes in release notes
by Reviewer 20130105 on 2021/04/07 00:14
Untrustworthy!
Google Docs is the best app I know
by ajkwbUnabshau on 2021/04/06 16:24
That sounds cheesy but it is an amazing app, Perfect for writing lists or doing school or free writing Etc. google docs saves automatically so you cant lose any progress whatsoever. I rate it 5/5 -Anonymous
Pretty Good
by 4754sage on 2021/04/05 19:37
It’s pretty good but the only thing that really bugs me is the fact that organization is so hard with this app and deleting old items is such a task. You can’t select all items, swipe right or left into the trash or select only the ones you want to go int the trash. No, you have to click the three dots next to your document, scroll down to “delete” Waite for the “undo delete” tab to go away then repeat it to the next document.
READ THIS REVIEWW
by portapottypooper on 2021/04/05 13:21
AWESOME! I WROTE A BOOK AND ITS GOOD 😌
Absolutely nothing like the actual website
by Coolisushi on 2021/04/04 18:25
This app is terrible. There is no option to insert special characters. Hardly any options for formatting. It is confusing and hard to use. Basically has half (and I’m being generous by saying half) of the features that word does and that’s if you’re even able to find them.
Great App
by writerandpaper on 2021/04/04 18:14
ENGLISH: I have no problems with this app. It has a clean, easy to use interface; great syncing and real-time edit collaboration. Here are a few suggestions: * Add a widget(s) * Add more customizable line indent options: Ex. 0.5 inch (special line indent) * Add the option for default print format Other than those suggestions, the app good. ENGLISH AND CHINESE MIX: 英文和中文混合 我有不 problems with 这 app. 它 has a clean、easy to use interface、great syncing、 和 real-time edit collaboration. Here are 些 suggestions (requests): * 加一 widget or 些 widgets * 加 more customizable line indent options: Example. 零.五 (0.5) inch (special line indent) * 加 the option for default print format 其他 than 那些 requests, the app 是好。
I love this app
by Caroline1011121314 on 2021/04/04 02:21
I love this app so much. I have no problems with it and it is perfect.
Fantastic but...
by Hdhdbdhxhux1234532147889&?,; on 2021/04/03 16:55
This is a great app for my phone, and it’s saved me millions of times when I’ve forgotten to complete something on my laptop while I’m on the go. However, it would be even more amazing if it was possible to select multiple photos at once. Not just one at a time. It’s a small hassle when I have pictures of 30 different pictures that are necessary for my document. This app is still great. Thanks, Google.
Deleting Work!
by Kamran Matloubi on 2021/04/02 18:31
Hello, I demand a reply back from this owner of Google Docs.!! I am really sick and tired of Google Docs. I wrote something very important, and it just deleted everything and it’s some thing that I really needed and I have to do it all over again and it takes a long time to do it. I pushed undo and it doesn’t even do anything I am really really annoyed! Please update your computer version of this. I have a MacBook and that is the best computer you can ever get and still gives me this craziness. If you do not fix this then everyone will have a bad problem and you’ll be in bad shape. Please reply back and explain to me what you are going to fix!! Period. Regards!.
Awesome! Just a few things..
by time out i love this game on 2021/04/02 17:46
I absolutely love Google docs, I prefer it over Word any day, but I accidentally made this auto correction that’s wrong, and every time I open the doc I have to undo it each time-it just won’t stick! And sometimes the tab and how long I want the sentences to be kind of gets mixed up, but other than that I think it’s awesome. I love it for writing (I’m an author) and whenever I need to do an essay, a story, or anything! It’s awesome I love all the fonts and colors!! Again, over Word any day!! Thank you so much! -Happy reviewer
No
by Animation Geek on 2021/04/01 19:52
Peepeepoopoo
Wonderful app, but can I add a suggestion?
by DonkeyOoolay on 2021/03/31 18:52
On mobile we should be able to save images on google docs directly to our photo gallery. Thanks.
So Amazing!
by Lovechessandponys on 2021/03/31 12:52
So٫ the reason why I bought this app in the first place was because a friend of mine recommend it for like٫ making stories٫ and so I started using this app on my school iPad because I wanted to make books٫ and it just so happens that I am already making 2 of them
The app needs the ability to save videos in my opinion
by nicksnames9577 on 2021/03/30 17:37
In my opinion the app is great for saving your pictures, but in my opinion it would be even better if it could save videos, if you could add these features the app would be better in my e
great app
by 562fache on 2021/03/29 23:35
I would love if they made Apple Pencil support for this app because Im se use to using the pencil it just makes it easier to use. I used the pencil to write this review
Need Citation Adder in the App
by Thatpunkchik on 2021/03/29 18:56
I love that Google docs now has a function to allow for citation help and insertion, except this feature is not in the app yet! It definitely needs to be added.
Better on computer
by but why. why would you do that on 2021/03/29 05:38
Docs is perfect. But a bit annoying and time consuming on portable devices. But none the less it’s epic
I’m so annoyed right now.
by 😉Game Reveiws😉 on 2021/03/28 23:14
OKAY SO, I already left a one star review on drive. The app disappeared and won’t let me re download it.
Lag City
by C.r.o.w.n.e.d.R.o.y.a.l.t.y on 2021/03/28 01:17
I love Docs, it’s the easiest platform for me to write on (as a writer). I would like it a whole lot more if it didn’t lag so terribly when my doc gets too long. It’s very frustrating as I have to constantly type on my phone so it won’t do that. Besides that, it’s a very good app that can be better with a little improvement.
New update needs to be fixed
by evangelion.shigoki on 2021/03/26 19:06
Ever since the new update, it won’t allow me to put images on my documents. Please fix.
The new update doesnt fix the column glitch
by Robert C. P on 2021/03/26 15:27
I honestly dont know how many updates it would take to remove all the glitches
Fine.
by MOON CROOFT MASTOOR on 2021/03/26 03:33
It’s a useful application, I use it often. Could be better optimized for mobile users. That’s all.
D
by theman536 on 2021/03/25 22:40
This nit got
I can’t even log in
by 3345&$*(7435664234**(78)'hr on 2021/03/25 15:37
It doesn’t send me a verification code and I have a count on my computer don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
Basic things
by smiliypop on 2021/03/25 15:33
I use my Apple Pencil all the time. I am using it right now to write this review. I can't use it on Google. It states I can however it does not work. Not very tech friendly
Links to google docs take you to browser
by Zackmoritz on 2021/03/25 15:06
There seems to be no way to link from one Google document to another without leaving the app. Can we please have this fixed? Thank you
AMAZING!
by ITROBLOXGAMER12 on 2021/03/25 12:03
I been using this app for my original series and and it’s just so good I have no no words !
EDIT DOCUMENTS? You cant!!
by Potatoso5 on 2021/03/24 21:48
WHY DID YOU MAKE AN APP “to edit documents” WHEN YOU CANT EVEN EDIT IT! I can’t delete pages, how stupid is that??? A app made to control pages, AND I CANT EVEN DELETE A PAGE. ridiculous
Not enough fonts
by 123-/::;()$&@".,?!' on 2021/03/24 16:05
The app is great and so is the website on computer but the only problem is there is not enough fonts to do what you want. When I was trying to make a news article for school I was looking for the Georgia font but it wasn’t there. And I used to use the font but now I can’t because it’s not on google docs
Cool.
by ustink2921 on 2021/03/23 22:18
Cool.
Sync issues
by 00Hein on 2021/03/23 20:56
Still showing stale/outdated documents and no way to force a refresh.
VERY TRASSH
by player-VengleFulzz on 2021/03/23 18:22
why it no give adjust on this and but adjust on computer for images fand why it give mo pages on aop burt on computer it give this no fair and gib more colors for app pls ples lples ples pleas
iOS Bugs
by Nova7o9 on 2021/03/23 15:18
Google docs is my go-to for writing that spans across all of my devices, and it works really well. I started using it back in college years ago and am still really happy with it. But when selecting text and making changes it quickly deselects and often crashes. Changing the color of selected text also is still crashing. (At least it isn’t crashing when simply choosing a color for text yet to be added, but still.) Update: Updated to IOS 14.4 now it crashes. I’ve been using this on my iPad for years without issue, but after this update now it crashes, A Lot. Especially in larger doc files. I use docs for everything from scripts, to brainstorms, to wish lists, but it's becoming too frustrating to stick with. I’ve noticed crashes particularly when I change the text color or highlight, two things I love to use as it helps me with editing. Please please please please please please fix. Updated the app Mar 23, 2021 - Still crashes when changing text colors, highlighting, etc. Also is weird when I select text to edit, it moves the cursor now after I do something like change text color or some other change. What if I wanted to make multiple changes? Now I have to reselect the text.
Needs mouse support!
by TrojansTrack2 on 2021/03/22 03:31
It is a joke that the docs app has not been updated to fully support iPad OS cursor support in text.
Whoever rated this 1 star then...UR A STUPID CHICKEN NUGGET!!!!
by Dreamweaver04 on 2021/03/21 23:43
OMG THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!
-100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Stars
by uadgug on 2021/03/21 22:57
Horrible and always crashes when I try to highlight something exits me out of the thing that I'm working on let's really irritating honestly just skip over it don't get it trust me
Not good
by bvtvyu on 2021/03/19 21:39
Not good stressful
I wish you can search pictures
by Tonya The Wonya on 2021/03/18 17:14
I like it but I wish you can search pictures:(
I love the app but it’s run horribly
by nobodyss mama on 2021/03/18 15:31
I have google docs on my laptop and my iPad but on my iPad it would not let me access docs. If I switched accounts it crashed. Please fix this
Saving
by ericdodgers on 2021/03/18 04:30
It never works when u use the app. It never transfers to computer or actually saves, so when you send to a teacher etc it shows a blank doc and you get a zero after spending hours trying to figure out how to make it work
just read it idc
by an exausted student on 2021/03/15 23:38
it's not bad. it's actually pretty good ig. the low rating is bc of the mental breakdowns this stupid app has put me through. also sometimes when i'm trying to highlight and some other things, it just randomly exits and reloads the page. anyways deactivate! y'all don't need to give english teachers the power to interrupt my day with an essay ‼️‼️
Google Drive Transfer
by bbsfresh on 2021/03/14 22:59
To The developer I was wondering is there anyway possible to transfer documents from google drive to google docs
Piece of crap
by the sniper234 on 2021/03/12 20:20
It literally wont let me type anything or add photos. I can’t complete my project because when I go to the website, it takes me to the app and/or app store, fix it now.
Shows stale, out of sync versions
by Arkvoltra on 2021/03/12 18:47
Documents that I open are often show older, stale version. They stay out of sync. I make changes on my laptop, and they don’t show up here. This is terrible. I have managed to get documents to refresh if I “make available offline”.
Not good, it’s frustrating.
by amatball on 2021/03/12 15:35
You know, I have been using google docs for years now and it’s actually very useful for me, but it’s very heartbreaking to see my sister crying because of it. My sister wrote an essay, almost an hour, and she’s really happy about how all her paragraphs were neatly written and how all her paragraphs had great evidence cited, and she clearly remembered she saved the work, but when she come back to that work, everything was gone except for one sentence introduction. I mean, even though if she didn’t save it or not, google docs always auto save right? Cuz it always auto saves for me. Now whatever error that is, just fix it for now, I don’t want anyone to experience the same thing, it’s a good app for me, but just fix it cuz it’s very frustrating for my sister. I don’t wanna cause any violence.
This is not a dock for a boat
by LILZAE_80 on 2021/03/12 12:57
I bought this app because I needed a dock for my new boat but this is just a writing app. Im very upset because now my new boat doesn’t have a dock. This app is falsely advertising. 😠
Wrong
by Mahin Rhaman on 2021/03/12 01:59
Somethings wrong in layout options 🙄🙄
Ok app
by misrandom on 2021/03/12 00:35
It is ok
Love it!!!
by Brea 🌻 on 2021/03/11 19:18
This helps me a lot with school, in person, and online, it’s great for taking notes, writing summaries and lots more!
Don’t get me wrong this app is amazing BUT...
by Réem on 2021/03/11 15:40
PLZ MAKE FOLDERS I AM DYING FOR MY WORK TO BE SAVED.
Great App 😁
by Poophead777 on 2021/03/10 16:27
😃 😁 😃 😁 😃
Wow
by rffcvbn on 2021/03/10 03:50
amazin
You are the best purrr
by mmmmghu it tu itfgb on 2021/03/09 22:35
Ffff
Docs
by plz cesor it on 2021/03/09 18:48
Google docs is normal I’m preety sure we all use it for school i don’t really like school that’s all ima rate it 4 just beacuse school uses it and I don’t like school that all school is ok you know but still
Poor support for large documents
by Gan the Man on 2021/03/08 15:06
Huge keyboard lag when typing. Takes forever to load. When in offline mode, doesn’t show the latest document for a long time. No indicator of progress.
Great app but no support for ipencil
by codebubbles on 2021/03/08 01:09
Very disappointing that this app doesn’t have support with the Apple Pencil. I’ve used this app for years and have many documents on it and I was so excited to start using it when I purchased an iPad. Unfortunately I’ll have to start using something else for the time being.
My experience and tips for docs indentation.
by dang retrictions of apple on 2021/03/07 23:04
At first I was having problems with using the indentation features. Then I learned that you have to go on Google docs on the web first and set the indentation to be special in the way you need it. But you have to delete the app first if on mobile to stop links from redirecting to the app. Then your indentation in that document will be special. Same problems as desktop with the syncing to Google drive and crashing frequently. Try adding the bubble in the top saying it is syncing so users will know beforehand if Google docs is crashing.
Love this app but
by the game bee on 2021/03/07 16:38
I use this app every day but there is one thing I don’t like I use voice over and when I do it cuts in and out making it heard to write.
i LoVe It BuT,,....,,.
by the unkown:) on 2021/03/07 02:13
it won’t let me download it. i’m sad😢
No insert drawing tool on iPad
by 大松琳 on 2021/03/06 21:59
Everything is great. But for iPad version, please add drawing tool!
Awesome app, but no title page
by Ryan Putman on 2021/03/06 16:21
I love Google Docs so much, and I write on it everyday! But, it could use a better first page, like a picture page. I love writing books, but they can never have a title page because of this.
I love it.
by iffyyffi on 2021/03/05 20:37
ITS FOR SCHOOL ✅
Takes 9 here to download
by zetrix8 on 2021/03/04 21:01
I started downloading it when it came out now it’s dowlouded
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by ĖĘĒÊÈÉË on 2021/03/04 20:47
Ē when the Ê
Let me type on pictures please
by Bonita Loca on 2021/03/04 14:16
Please update
School
by Why this game is awzome on 2021/03/04 02:33
Make school and zoom really easy
It’s awesome- when you’re not using your phone.
by B-Skizzle on 2021/03/03 23:24
I love google docs! It’s easy to navigate, and I use it all the time for a wide range of purposes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t open on my phone. The icon opens, the app seems to start, but then it doesn’t, and I’m sent back to my Home Screen. This can be quite inconvenient when I only have my phone on me, and want to use the app. There are workarounds, but a solution is better. Thanks for reading!
Great app but the Apple Pencil can not write on the app
by Ellie M Jones on 2021/03/03 22:04
Apple pencils are not supported for this app
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
Good for the most part
by asy4239 on 2017/11/16 17:32
Google docs is a fantastic website to use to get work done. It auto saves, allows collaboration, and has so many other features. The app, however, lags so much when typing that you can type a sentence or phrase and reasonably expect to wait another 10+ seconds before it finishes typing. And this is on a doc with only one person on it. Imagine the frustration when multiple people are on it! And if you think it’s done typing and go to fix an error earlier in the sentence, it will continue typing in the middle of the sentence (even though you finished typing several seconds prior). Another problem with it is the inability to copy and paste MLA citations in it. If I’m working on an essay and need to make a bibliography, I’ll copy the formatted citation from an online citation maker, paste it into google docs, then have to manually readjust the spacing to make it correct. While you can just paste it into Word and go, you can’t with google docs, which is frustrating, especially when you’ve got 15 sources to format manually. (This is a problem with the website on a computer, too.)
Fantastic with some suggestions
by JEMmusy on 2018/09/17 21:03
I love the way docs works because it saves your data constantly and it doesn’t glitch on you and it provides you with so many ways to type notes for school, writing, and much more. I do have some suggestions to make the work flow for taking notes easier though. When it comes to fonts, there are specific ones I like to use for notes, but it becomes a pain to have to go back and switch it to the font you like instead of the default Ariel. The same goes for the headings and other text variations. They default to Ariel instead of the font that you were using before hand. Another suggestion I have is to make a keyboard short cut for the horizontal line. That would make dividing sections of writing way easier. The last suggestion I have is to also make a key board short cut for the list option styles. For example, I don’t like using the default dot style for the list. I like using the star one because it makes the list more interesting to look at. So instead of defaulting to the dot style it could default to the style of list that you were using before hand. For example, I would be using the star style of list and then I would section that list off with a horizontal line and then begin to start a new list that would then default to the star style. In general, maybe you guys could make google docs more customizable or at least have let it have the option to be more customizable with custom keyboard commands for different things.
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator”
by Lizbitzfifty on 2020/02/04 00:25
I love that google docs lets you share your document and work simultaneously with others. It’s very convenient in that regard. However if there were another option for that purpose, I’d probably switch over. There are so many things in google docs that make it way harder and more frustrating than it needs to be. You can’t put text over an image, it’s a million steps just to find where text boxes are located, you can’t paste something in from Microsoft Word without the formatting being destroyed, it’s hard to set a tab-stop that will stay there when you move on to a new line, there are cntrl shortcuts that work for other document creators but not for google docs, and it’s almost impossible to customize a document to look different or engaging if you’re trying to make a handout. I could go on. I’m in my early 20s so it’s not like I’m just tech-incompetent—google docs is just needlessly frustrating to use. It’s all made more frustrating by the fact that google is such a huge company; they have the resources to make docs better but for some reason they don’t.
Spellcheck...Really?
by JPren09 on 2019/12/13 02:00
Don’t bother using Doc’s spellcheck, as it is almost as good as having a third grader edit your paper. Sometimes it catches a few mistakes, but it doesn’t catch but a small fraction of what Microsoft Word finds (and will fix automatically, or at least notify you immediately that something is jacked up). Also, sometimes it seems not to work at all. I’m not sure if it’s a “lagging” issue, a glitch, like one person mentioned in a previous post, or otherwise. I also dislike the ability to format, as all features (in general) seem harder to use and are more problematic than Word. Am I biased because I used Word for a decade or so before Docs arrived on the scene? Probably, but I still think there are many fixes needed before this is a reliable and user friendly platform. I’ve spoken to people who believe several of my gripes are due to a connectivity problem, as we use Docs in my school to write essays etc., but I don’t know...it seems pretty frequent and we have issues often enough for me to complain to random strangers on this platform. Sooo, General Google, get on this please.
Deletes data
by Andrewb16 on 2019/11/22 23:07
I use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data.
I ❤️ Google Docs but...
by Jaquelin2.0 on 2019/02/21 00:46
Well, honestly, Google Docs is AMAZING! I love all the features and it just has this very nice atmosphere and it’s just...AWESOME!!! But there is just ONE little problem. You see, before I had an iPhone, I had an LG phone. Specifically, the LG Fortune. And when I had that phone, you could put emojis in the text. But NOW I can’t even add an emoji! I bet you’re thinking this is useless, but what about when I’m writing a story or something? Like for example, I add a texting part to my story. Then, I do it like someone adds an emoji to their text. It WOULDN’T appear! It kinda get’s me a little disappointed because it ruins the whole book. I don’t care if whoever’s reading this thinks I’m dumb or stupid, but hey! I’m saying MY opinion! Isn’t that what a review is for? To share your opinion about a thing (in this case, an app)? Anyway, I just think that Google Inc. should consider this and improve it or fix it. But overall, Google Docs is an extraordinary app that I recommend to everyone. 😄
Changed my mind
by NanaPaula on 2018/08/04 20:45
I enjoy having this app. I can edit my documents, change fonts, etc. I can do a page set up, so I know how it will print. I like that I can use on OS and IOS. It all backs up. It all syncs. What I DO NOT LIKE, is it duplicates itself. It is in Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and if you make a folder. I took notes on my Spanish lessons. I have different documents for different lessons. 1. It moves the document is you edit, open etc. Depending on what you pick. However, if you want all the docs to stay in same order after editing it, it will not. You can put by alphabet, but it still moves docs around. I would like the option of them staying in the place I put them and if I want to move...be able to drag. 2. If you create a doc, it automatically goes to their Drive app if you have that app. So, I am deleting. I do not want on multiple places. 3. If you make a file folder on GOOGLE DOCS, it does not move doc to file folder, it just duplicates it. Again, I would like to be able to send to separate file folders and then delete from GOOGLE DOC, DRIVE, or wherever, and they stay in the file folder; the choice of keeping or deleting on any app and not loosing on the other. Or keep in one of other doc holders and delete from others. This is on the apps that file share. Nice to be able to send to another app or file, but should be able to delete from one without loosing from the other.
Great and all, a lifesaver, but might need some adjustments
by MethrionDiamond on 2018/06/21 20:39
So, my life is very packed and full, and every time I want to write something, I usually use google docs. It makes life so much easier that I don’t have to use my laptop to write when I have this great mobile app. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because there are more functions on the computer version than there are on the app. For example, on computers you can indent and such. However, I can’t indent on the app. Also, I love it, but I wish there would be an easier way to sort everything, like a folder or something. There probably already is something like this, or I just didn’t find it yet. Compared to Microsoft word, google docs is a worthy competitor. Microsoft has more functions, but google docs are free and Microsoft costs.. I don’t even know. I wish they would add a way to insert charts and text boxes onto a doc. However, compared to word, I like it better because you can collaborate/work with friends while on Microsoft word, it is much harder. I like google docs.
50/50
by Dragoncityplayermelissa^-^ on 2017/10/14 21:35
I’ve been using google docs for 3 years now. Personally, I prefer the laptop as it is easier to type on, and type much more freely. But, on my laptop, accessing google docs, contains needing WiFi/service to type on / loading chrome or a web browser. By that, it’s not portable, or able to use on the go. I’ve used google docs on my iPad before, and I type pretty OK on my iPad, but not nearly as fast on my laptop. But you can use it on the go-to, but without WiFi. I’m pretty sure there isn’t the great ‘add-ons’ like the ones on computer, or laptop. Google docs, is a free, accessible great essential for any student of all ages. It’s great, it’s literally like word, but you don’t have to pay an expensive budget for it. Docs is just perfect for anyone, and it’s so great. Literally, they’re add on(s) for people who also need it. Highly recommend, all though it’s worldwide to schools, throughout everywhere. Google docs will always be a great essential.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
Good, but could use some work.
by 1234567654323456543454 on 2020/06/30 23:43
Google docs is overall a pretty good app, except one thing. Not sure if it involves google classroom but whenever I turn in a piece of work, I go back into the original doc and it says view only when I clearly am the owner of it. I hope google fixes it and maybe allow mobile users to add fonts since it would be awesome. Besides that point, it’s very useful to write drafts without actually, you know, writing it. Also if you could do this but when I insert some kind of picture into the doc I hope I could possibly drag it all the way to the corner. Of course these are just small features that you don’t have to incorporate into this but they just make it more enjoyable for the writer/student/teacher/others. The google classroom issue is the only real complaint about here. I really love google docs as a student and this is my favorite app to use while writing. Love you Google Docs! :D
LOADED WITH BUGS!!
by Eephoto on 2020/09/20 15:53
Download latest version of app and it’s loaded with BUGS. Do not count on this app to edit your documents. Commands such as “select” “copy” and “paste”. Do not perform right. If you can get select tool to finally select a paragraph and either copy or cut it no matter what commands you do from that point forward the app holds onto that selected text in its memory and you cannot do anything other than paste that selected text! If you try to select “new” text before you have even selected the text the app pastes the old text again. If you try to even report this as a big to developers by clicking on the link to report a bug you cannot because the window to write the feedback has just once again pastes the old text!! Yes again! It will not release this memory! It’s like it needs therapy or something! Lol. Do not count on this app to edit or retain your documents. Like many google products it’s failing. Google in general is going downhill. Don’t even try to use google nest cameras! That entire app crashes a hundred times a day! I’m done with google in Genetal. I’m sure their stock is declining rapidly too.
Great Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Great for writing!
by Brynn K Pep on 2020/07/30 17:35
I love this app so much!! It’s great for writing, making lists, and more!!! But if your reading this this is a sign that Jesus loves you! So much. This life on earth is short and we are called to do everything for the glory of god!! And when we die we get to be in heaven! The place of paradise! Were nothing can hurt us and everything is perfect! God loves you so much and would break down a mountain to save you. All you have to do it believe. Trust. Have faith. Obey. Spread his GOOD WORD!!! Don’t be afraid to tell your friends about how great God is because your afraid they will think you are weird, because on judgment day, they’re going to be sent to eternal torture and they will look at you one last time and say, “why didn’t you warn me?” Please fear not because god has a good good plan for you... sometimes it’s hard, but everything’s going to be okay....pain is temporary, but god love is forever.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
Sorting Certain Docs
by Candy Goodra on 2020/07/19 17:51
I love this app, but I have one request that might help me and possibly others out more- maybe if there was like a way to add folders into the app- like- for sorting certain docs- it would help some people find some stuff they did that they never got to finish. For example: Say you write a story, but you have a ton of other stories, but they aren’t complete and you don’t want that specific story to get mixed in with the incomplete stories. Just make a folder, name it, and put the unfinished stories there. Plus it would sort things a little better. I tried doing some stuff with google drive and it didn’t help me much, so adding folders here in google docs to sort certain documents and keep them from getting mixed in with the others would be very helpful. If this does happen, I’ll appreciate this app even more.
Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time Collaboration
by MTBKit on 2017/12/21 14:54
Do you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
great computer version, but...
by Marshmellow Kittycorn on 2019/05/24 02:33
Google Docs is amazing tool for school, and a great app for writing. You can connect with friends, editors, and co-authors on the same document, and the layout is beautiful. Although, the app is pretty limited and does not provide the full experience of Google Docs. I would recommend this over competing brands, such as Word, but the grammar and spelling check doesn’t work very well. Also, a great addition would be to add folders to put the Docs in. As a clean-freak, it’s a bit stressful having a hundred different documents floating around with no way to group the ones for school and the ones for stories. They have this feature in Drive, but it doesn’t translate over to Docs. But overall, Docs is hands down the greatest word processor I’ve ever used! With some little tweaks in the future, this will be the perfect word processor for professional and personal use! -leah
A game changer!! I Love It!!
by Picture Obsessed Mom of 3 on 2019/05/28 11:10
Google docs is amazing and is a real game changer! I use it for all different things- to keep track of notes to myself, to type up things I want to print later, to have a place to cut and paste things. I also have used it very successfully to share documents with others, individuals or groups/committees, so that multiple people can add to or edit a document. This came in hugely helpful when I chaired a charity event last year. Everything my committee needed was on Google Docs, so we were all on the same page and very organized. I also appreciate updates that have been made, such as better formatting options. All in all I have found it extremely useful and helpful and have not had any problems with it. Two thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻
Great layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story's, poems, music, etc. so this is perfect. There’s lots of fonts, different sizes, and it’s all really accessible. My only complaint is that when I’m writing with is sometimes it’ll kick me out of the app? Strange, but I still use it. Also the documents will take a little bit to load depending on how long they are. The google feature helps me open it up rather than having to go through the page again after getting out, so that’s helpful. I actually wrote this on google docs and copied and pasted it 😂 Really great for writers. I’ve only used it on my phone though, so I don’t know if there are any other bugs I haven’t mentioned. Other than the Kicking of Me and pages loading, it’s great. I’d suggest it to anyone willing to lend an ear.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
Been using for awhile now.
by Betsu-nee on 2018/03/13 03:01
Okay, so a few years back a dear friend showed my docs on my computer. We co-write (rp) together, and it gives a great place to do that since you can share with anyone else using docs. The grammar and spelling check is really nice, and the auto save feature is great! The reason the app gets four and not five stars is because the phone app itself has issues with larger docs(like 30 pages, I think) and won’t load well after that point. I understand why though, and am not actually bothered by it too much since I still have a computer, but I do have to notice which documents ARE that large, because it’ll sometimes it freezes up my phone(needing a restart). The phone app is also a bit more complicated to navigate than the computer version, but it is easy enough.
Great App But One Major Issue
by FluffyFish126 on 2019/07/02 07:03
I feel like it’s easier to format documents on docs than on other apps like word. I love the app and appreciate the fact that it will save things automatically for me, so if my iPad sporadically dies after an hour-long writing session and I don’t get to press save, it’s already saved for me, so there’s no problem there. My only problem is the keyboard. I don’t type incredibly fast, but my keyboard will “jam” up and even after I’ve typed a whole sentence, it’ll take up to an additional thirty seconds to finish typing out on the doc. And when my sentences get too long, the app will crash. Again, thank goodness for the auto save! But it’s frustrating to have to wait for so long to have my writing typed out, and even more so when it crashes and I lose my “flow”. Other than that, it’s a simple design and I love it, but is there anything you could do about the keyboard?
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