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Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share
Description
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.
Great App
by ISISSYMONE on 2020/06/03 19:08
I love google documents. It’s the best app that I’ve found. I love using is for many things. I’m able to make letters , essays and resumes are made conveniently.
Suggestion
by fjdisodhvudowlcjkfw on 2020/06/03 18:29
Hi. Love your app. Super helpful. I just have one suggestion. Can you make it to were there is a ”select” or ”select all” button? I just think that it would make it faster to delete documents. I'm going into 7th grade and I have a lot of documents from 6th grade because of quarantine and adding a select all button would really help me and other people. Thank you
Such a fun app
by Noraxplora09 on 2020/06/03 17:04
Love this app. So fun. I use it everywhere. That’s all I’m stupid bye.
Google docs.
by Zalmy Belinsky on 2020/06/03 17:03
It is awesome!
Asome
by zhanmic on 2020/06/03 16:25
I like it a lot
Great app for communication, and sharing information!
by 3415678394876578499837 on 2020/06/03 15:26
Me and my friends have been using Google Docs to communicate, and send each other notes. Sometimes, we write down information to know about our schedules, and sometimes we share our stories that we have written in class, and just for fun. Google Docs is a app that I will always go on when I am bored and just looking for something good to write. I can store my memories, pictures, and many more things on Google Docs. Thank you Google Docs for creating such a wonderful workspace for me and my friends to communicate, and share our work!
Great
by Dolen on 2020/06/03 15:19
I love it
Glitch
by mobile controller on 2020/06/03 14:21
It autocorrects there to their
Great
by Elephant5839291 on 2020/06/03 14:10
Awesomely awesome docs
Awesome
by muneca de brooklyn on 2020/06/03 13:30
Love it very easy and good intel
Online Learning Is Going GREAT
by Bella A. Kim on 2020/06/03 12:54
I use google docs so much for school and online learning! Sometimes when I am unable to use it on the computer, I am forced to use it on my iPad. IT WORKS SO WELL ON IPAD!
Good
by BabyBusinessman on 2020/06/03 12:35
Good
Great !
by dmclark1 on 2020/06/03 09:19
Very easy to use , fast and well worth the download
Writing
by kicker fun on 2020/06/03 04:09
It’s a good place to type stories and poems.
Google docs
by pollydog (🤪😜🙃 on 2020/06/02 22:33
Love it!!! I use it everyday! It’s one of my favorite apps!!!
Lagging to type
by chefarooq on 2020/06/02 20:03
Lagging!!!
Hi
by I like Hellcats on 2020/06/02 19:40
Hi
Teacher
by zlwriter on 2020/06/02 18:52
I love that my students can use this on any device platform, that comments and corrections and suggestions can be done right there in the doc; Bravo! Some technologies really work the way you need them to, and truly make multiple everyday necessary activities easier and better in ways that are intuitive and become instantly essential once introduced.
HAHAHAHAHAHA
by cmrbees on 2020/06/02 18:03
WHAT IN THE WORLD? THIS IS CRAZY GREAT! I think it needs WORK! YOU HEAR ME?
Deleting files
by Man panda 0o0 on 2020/06/02 10:34
When I delete the files, they do not disappear right away from the list.
Ap
by Mason Moreira on 2020/06/02 03:49
Es la mejor aplicación del mundo!
Docs
by twiggrape on 2020/06/02 03:02
Have enjoyed using this app it categorize dates and everything on mine papers and whatever else I need store and saved for another day or time.
Great
by pekkle_nky on 2020/06/02 00:40
The tropical rain storms have been the last time that many birds are in their home in the tropical rainforest
I think it’s a 5 stars
by gjhjusjhjhhhu on 2020/06/01 21:44
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Sf
by ÿtthr on 2020/06/01 21:30
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Dumb app
by asjsbjd in vdjjd on 2020/06/01 20:50
Dumbest app I ever tried to use
I like it with my school work
by thaman chitturi on 2020/06/01 20:47
This is a 4 1/2 starts app. But it helps me with my school work. It helped me in second grade. I am a kid and this app helps me.
Cool
by jdjdkspspskxoxksj on 2020/06/01 20:17
Cool
HORRIBLE DONT GET IT (please read and respond!!!!)
by magickitty2546 on 2020/06/01 19:36
This. App. Is. HORRIBLE. Because of Corona, my school is all online, so we use docs and slides for our projects. I have so many docs now, and today I am trying to delete some docs but after I deleted about 20 I tried to delete another but it didn’t disappear. I tried again, same thing happened. And again. I tried with other docs, but it just won’t work. This would’ve been only 1 star, but at least is SOMETIMES works. But other than that, the controls are terrible and it just doesn’t work. Honestly, I don’t recommend this app. It is a waste of your device’s storage.
Excelente app
by Cianya on 2020/06/01 14:06
De mucha ayuda en la creación de archivos !!
Hope they make it even better
by xejnejdrk on 2020/05/31 21:56
Great app! I only wish that they had individually password protected docs.
iPad split screen?
by tiedyemusician on 2020/05/31 20:21
Please allow multiple docs open at the same time for iPad. Split screen is a thing iPads can do and it is really difficult not being able to have two important but different docs open at once.
Quality
by datpro1234326 on 2020/05/31 17:49
It’s very, very, very laggy, and sometimes it doesn’t save my work.
Love It
by EKestermann on 2020/05/31 16:39
I love using docs and would give it five stars, but have to put it at four. The app doesn’t show how many pages your doc is and it’s frustrating to get online just to look at how many pages you have.
GOOGLE EVERYTHING!
by EasternSiStar% on 2020/05/31 15:21
I’ve been using google docs since my freshman year of college (2013) and I can honestly say they have YET to disappoint me. I am an iPhone user so I download EVERYTHING GOOGLE, so I can have all my documents, excel sheets and photos with me. You can’t go wrong. I have even used Google Classroom during the pandemic and my students love how convenient and easy it is to use. I’m a Google chick 😂
Can’t Edit on My Phone
by Lawbelle on 2020/05/31 14:04
I downloaded the app onto my phone. I pulled up the document while I was at the store. Ten families are using this doc to determine what items still need to be purchased and donated to the camp. I could not edit the doc on the app while at the store to let people know which items I was buying. I had to wait until I got home and on my computer.
Good
by oNightSkyMuffin on 2020/05/31 02:37
Great for working
Document
by killernayah on 2020/05/31 01:10
It’s a good place to write your thoughts
Great Google Docs
by KitCatBean on 2020/05/30 22:38
I really like Docs. It’s a great app. I’m so lucky it saves by itself. And that’s only one of the many wonderful things about Docs.
Amazing
by lexirobin on 2020/05/30 15:31
It helps mw write for school and also for fun
Sweet!
by CC: 7567 on 2020/05/30 03:20
I love being able to write, even on my IPod!
Hidden
by kierastidwell on 2020/05/29 22:57
Great site if you were trying to hide information from your wife!
Good, but...
by 🧎🏼‍♀️ on 2020/05/29 21:48
I really like this app but it really is a pain in the butt. It would be a lot easier to work with if there were shortcuts.
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by alex chidlow on 2020/05/29 20:59
It asked me what my name was I look at the answers when I’m done and it was a entire different question and I failed
Low blow with the screenshot preview
by StormyLines on 2020/05/29 19:43
On the first screenshot in their previews for google docs if you read the text it’s making fun of Apple iPhones. Google only wishes it was apple, what a joke.
Appearance
by suleiman1934 on 2020/05/29 19:14
Little busy and confusing
Wonderful 👍
by shetill on 2020/05/29 18:52
Very good 👍👌
Great, but confusing
by The 12th Reviewer on 2020/05/29 16:58
Great app. Use it all the time. But two things confuse me. The mobile layout and print layout modes I get, but it’s weird. Seems like there could be a better implementation. Same with sharing settings. They’re super confusing. Make it more like the desktop redesign. Lastly, I’d love to see more advanced features to compete with Microsoft’s and Apples office apps.
Not very friendly.
by TinaCar on 2020/05/29 13:15
Selecting edits is quite annoying and time consuming.
Nice
by Tin Cyclone on 2020/05/29 10:22
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😘
Very
by veryveryveryveryveryverry on 2020/05/29 07:27
Google docs is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very useful
Love it
by Willy's Reveiw#notabot on 2020/05/29 03:39
Very good for jotting good ideas on the go before you forget, this app is such a help! #notabot
Docs
by isawerner on 2020/05/29 00:19
I really like docs! I just don't like that you can not put videos, only links
Simple and easy
by RobVar on 2020/05/28 23:51
That’s it, it’s easy and not hard
Okay-ish
by Please change your reviews! on 2020/05/28 18:05
Super laggy, takes forever to load and doesn’t load from GC properly. Btw I am not just trying to get out of school, that’s immature and annoying. It actually lags and doesn’t load.
Below expectations
by gungho95 on 2020/05/28 17:40
It doesn’t save my place in a document, if you tilt the tablet to the side and the app reorientates then it won’t reorientate back to the original position, chances are it’ll just crash the entire app, then I got to reopen it, and find where I left off because as I said: it doesn’t save your place. Honestly it’s a bug ridden mess and very crash happy. I expect more from them.
Amazing
by mendelbrook on 2020/05/28 17:23
It’s great
Deleting files
by jonnyd1008 on 2020/05/28 17:10
I’ve been using Google Docs for three years now and I love it. My only gripe about it is deleting files. There’s no way to mass delete or a quicker way than clicking on more, then remove and then going into Trash to delete it. Can we update it the app with a swipe left and delete? I’m just saying. Help us out here.
Best app for work
by FlubbyLubby on 2020/05/28 16:47
It help me do my work through quarantine.
Select
by turtule134 on 2020/05/28 16:16
There should be a select button where I can delete multiple docs at once. Clicking remove for every single one of them is annoying. Add a select button. Thank you
Love it
by ad-nemiziz on 2020/05/28 09:29
This app It’s really helpful you can make your work easier
Rudimentary—missing lots of expected doc features
by Valley Blond on 2020/05/28 04:19
While easier than the other big name for multiuser access and editing, it sorely lacks many of the common, expected formatting features. E.g. table formatting is barely there, help is limited and lite on regular doc formatting. Good for groups but if you want a polished looking document, you need a different app.
EASY AND GREat
by TH3 V1B3S on 2020/05/28 02:43
Easy the fonts are great you. An change colors of the text you can even arrange your writing differently look up words and voice type so it’s perfect
Bad app that I everyone hates
by tre tre tre tre on 2020/05/27 21:32
This the worst app I ever used
New Bug
by Gangnamstyle Ironman on 2020/05/27 20:15
I’ve been trying to do a paragraph but I’m not able to do the double space. When I was at the beginning, I spaced twice but nothing worked. I even tried to double space the letters of the word except the first letter and backspaced the first letter and it went back to the beginning, please fix this bug.
Sensitive But Works Great
by Daisy Carmichel on 2020/05/27 20:09
I’ve been using Google Docs since 5th grade for papers and working on stories. I did break Google Docs with a friend and it’s sensitive to Emojis. It had some flaws here and there but I would recommend it for students such as myself.
Great product.
by Roblpdx on 2020/05/27 19:34
Thank you google
It smells like poopy and acts like poopy
by Beastsauceedness on 2020/05/27 19:27
It smells
Image
by 12346788998653 on 2020/05/27 19:20
It’s very hard to control where images go and I have to wrap text (or break text), incline copy, delete image, then paste. If I don’t wrap text or break I can’t scale it’s size.
So close to dumping their Soft competition
by 40 Big Eyes on 2020/05/27 17:50
Docs has grown tremendously. Almost does everything I need.
Laggy as hell.
by what the hell google on 2020/05/27 16:24
Everytime I go on Google Docs, it's always laggy. It's impossible for me to get on a doc and write something because it's very laggy. FIX. THIS!
Google Docs
by Nikki hali S on 2020/05/27 15:25
I love google docs because I can access it on any device anywhere. I also like the collaboration feature where multiple people can view and edit the document simultaneously from different devices. I also use it to dictate instead of typing. Saves me a lot of time. And I love that they have the download for offline use feature now!
I love the app
by yo girl jari on 2020/05/27 15:06
The app is so useful due to COVID-19 this helped a lot with my online work.
Absolutely broken
by Mono Silabo on 2020/05/27 14:30
Don’t get me wrong but google docs is good on pc but on mobile is really something Google should look at. I can’t highlight and I can’t access other useful features unlike pc
Pain
by bobby joe 2.0 on 2020/05/27 13:11
The white light is so bright even my brightness adjuster won’t help. Shield ur eyes
Annoying
by Jake in Portugal on 2020/05/27 06:59
It sends a lot of annoying pop ups asking for a review
What’s New: bUg FiXeS aNd PeRfOrMaNcE iMpRoVeMeNtS
by rcmastah on 2020/05/27 03:03
I would REALLY appreciate a more detailed changelog. :)
A few glitches
by gross826 on 2020/05/26 23:13
I love this app, but it glitches when I type with the keyboard
Amazing
by Samyuktha Paidipati on 2020/05/26 22:17
The best app ever!
It’s terrible
by ggyoyip on 2020/05/26 22:06
It crashes A lot makes everything liger
School
by elyhking on 2020/05/26 20:45
I use this app for my homework and it’s going very well
A1
by JmacJizzle on 2020/05/26 19:56
Simply the best
A lot of bugs
by write a reviw123 on 2020/05/26 18:31
This app is really slow every time I open a document, and it’s not my internet or something like that.
Docs
by stttooockkk maaaaannnn on 2020/05/26 18:23
Looove it!
It’s amazing! Yet there is something that i’m not sure about
by ImNoTsHoRt>:< on 2020/05/26 17:55
It is really amazing,it has all the features you need as a young and old educator. Since quarantine my class have been using this very often. The only thing that i’m not liking is that is sometimes it deletes or removes thing by itself. Overall, I recommend this app
My Google Docs Review
by Babybossjazzy on 2020/05/26 15:53
I can do my homework on google docs and write about anything. Google Docs has really helped me in writing and speech.
O
by Alice da PRO on 2020/05/26 14:06
It’s kinda good
Okie
by shanyenye on 2020/05/26 13:20
It crashes and it never work butttt my mom love it so it is best if you set it up with your print before you use it
This is awesome!
by dfesffdvddbbddg on 2020/05/26 11:41
This is awesome! I love that I can write things down on google docs when there is no internet connection. This app is really good if I need to do a report from school. I love the app!
10/10
by Drake Toth on 2020/05/26 02:57
10/10
BUENO LA MEJOR
by Paquirino001 on 2020/05/26 02:24
Desde que comencé a utilizarla fácil y efectiva Gracias Google
Great BUT
by -kelsey-Quinn- on 2020/05/26 01:22
Please let me indent on mobile it’s all I can ever ask for it’s all I need
Yah
by noodleskurtee on 2020/05/25 23:42
I love this app, it’s so amazing! I right stories galore and it’s just so wonderful.
just a suggestion
by keli lovs dolphins on 2020/05/25 22:21
it would be cool if you could make a search option where you can search things like “how to do math” and there can be docs from others (that they put public) that you can check out
Very intuitive!
by RoboTech-OR on 2020/05/25 19:10
Always my source for notes and projects
Great but...
by KingSuperDestroyer123 on 2020/05/25 17:08
I love this app. I use it for pretty much anything. School, stories, lists, and a lot of other stuff. The only problem I’ve had with it is when you type too much. For a story I&#39;m making, it needs a lot of descriptive writing. So it’s easily gone over 25,000 words. But almost every time I try to add more, it crashes and deletes the progress I had just made. Other than that I think this is an amazing app and I highly recommend it.
My opinion
by may mohammed on 2020/05/25 16:15
Its a great app
Horrible
by Bletixer on 2020/05/25 15:33
I cant even get past the login screen because the keyboard is messed up! It wont even let me sign in.
Please add dual window support
by peterkoechley on 2020/05/25 15:20
I spent 60% of my time on my iPad in Google Docs and mostly love it. But I’d love it so much more if I could have two docs open simultaneously, like you can with Safari on iPad. Please? And other modern iPadOS features!
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.
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.
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.
Okay but needs change..
by skskskks VSCO on 2020/05/10 23:02
So I’m just a kid but I have to start off and say this app helps me do my homework but, it’s really hard to work on a phone but with an computer it’s hard to download. But for the phone you can kinda see what your typing but it is so hard!! I would say that it needs to make the lettering bigger on phone but keep it normal if you print it. Also I love updates to thing but this app is always the same, I mean I know it’s a really good app and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t get it, but it just needs some new features. But on a computer when you try to type with your group like in a group project and I’m just saying this because it’s really annoying do you really need to have there full name when there typing because I have friends that have long names and it has to show there full name and I don’t understand why you can’t just use there first name again not hating just telling you what’s going to happen and on top of that when your on a phone and you are trying to give it a title or just your teacher says to write is on the right side it is so hard because the pictures that they made are so small and it’s just really annoying. Okay just saying that you could change it and if your new it will be cool but after like a week or two it’s going to get really annoying. Okay y’all stay safe and byyyyeeee🙃
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&#39;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!!!
Love Google Docs…but there is SUCH weird stuff sometimes
by #catsrthebest!!! on 2020/03/30 16:35
I love Google Docs so much. I use it through iPad and school Chromebook. It’s really helpful and useful. The only thing is that sometimes the spell check just does the weirdest stuff and from my iPad I have to either do what it wants or have blue lines under a lot of stuff, and it’s not because I have bad grammar. There should be some way on the iPad to say that what you wrote is the grammar you want, because it gets annoying to have blue lines everywhere where you don’t want them. Also through iPad you can’t do an indent unless from your other device you already started to do them, and sometimes if you don’t want an indent in a certain spot but do in the rest you can’t take it away. And if you are working with someone else and you both try to fix something it fixes it twice instead of once and it’s annoying. Also one time my WiFi was fine and I went onto a doc and all my fonts were gone and it took like five minutes for it to get back to what I wanted and it isn’t that long but it also wouldn’t let me fix it cuz it didn’t show all my fonts that I had. All this stuff seems small but it gets annoying
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.
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.
Google Docs is OK but painful on iPad
by Teliantes on 2017/10/30 07:12
I think if I used an external keyboard it might be better, but formatting and getting spreadsheets to function like excel is really not an option. I find that trying to select text to cut and paste or copy or for formatting font size or color is very frustrating. You have to grab and roll your finger just right or you select too much. Also, when backspacing, use caution. I couldn&#39;t stop it from deleting far more than i wanted. Make sure you select what you want to delete instead of relying on bkspc to stop when you want it to. I am happy I found a way to do my budget on my iPad since my laptop is tedious to start up just to work on my finances, but i do wish it wasn&#39;t so painful to toggle into edit mode. Google should talk to more end users, and I am also not a fan of the company being that I have a 35 yr Career in Technology and I am FEMALE...so I am sure they will wake up and come into the 21st century soon with their treatment of women, and get more women managing projects and holding positions of power. Their tolerance for misogyny is incredibly sickening. I wish someone from a more progressive company would invent a better alternative since I don&#39;t trust or like Google.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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&#39;t however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;t have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I&#39;m not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;m a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don&#39;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&#39;t kid yourself that you don&#39;t do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I&#39;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&#39;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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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?
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 App, but Needs More Functionality
by AAThompson02 on 2019/05/01 16:44
The Google docs is very limiting as a power user on the iPad. I just recently upgraded to the iPad Pro and was hoping to use it as a replacement for my MacBook since the majority of the things that I do are either Google related or for school which works fine online. I wouldn’t say that the Google Docs iPad app is horrible, however, at times I find it becomes laggy which makes it difficult, and it would be very useful if I had the capability to open multiple docs side by side. Most of the functionality of Google Docs is available on the iPad app, however, multitasking is very limiting as well as performance at times. I would love to see the kinks worked out because Google Docs is so awesome. It’d be great to have the best of both worlds. I often find myself going back to my MacBook for those capabilities and think there’s so much more potential for the app on iPad.
Editing/Commenting a Nightmare!!
by ellewoodsjd on 2019/03/11 08:14
I’m a hobby artist, so I recently decided to ditch my personal laptop in favor an an iPad and iPencil (I still have a work laptop). The Google Docs App, though, has made this transition incredibly difficult! First, Google blocks access to the browser version of Google Docs if you are using an iPad. Nevermind that the screen is the same size as my old MacBook. Nevermind that I have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The Google Docs app is my ONLY option for accessing google docs from my iPad. And unfortunately, the App is not an adequate replacement. The toolbar is pared down, and much harder to navigate. It took me forever to figure out how to change the setting for link-sharing, so that anyone with the link could edit. And the “suggest changes” function is incredibly clunky. The changes all show up as “hidden suggestions” or “hidden comments”, and the person viewing them has to laboriously click every individual suggestion and “view suggestion.” It’s also very difficult to do anything other than “accept” or “reject” once you have found a suggestion. If the suggestion requires more nuanced editing, forget it! Overall, the app works in a bind, but it is not a very intuitive app and it is a very inferior product to the browser version! Please consider a redesign Google, or at the very least allowing the browser version to be accessed in-browser on an iPad!
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story&#39;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.
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.
Fix this
by InnocentLlama32 on 2017/09/24 21:18
I always use this app as my go-to for schoolwork, but there are so many issues. For one, when I try to select a few certain words, it either selects the whole row and the one below it and it won’t let me unselect it, or it selects one letter and won’t move. And when I am making a list like: 1. (Words) 2. (Words) And so on, when I try to return down to start an example, it creates a 3 and then I return again and it disappears. I write my new thought and type 3. And then click the space bar and it doesn’t do anything. I spacebar the 3. up to where the rest are so it looks clean, and when it starts a new sentence behind the list, I can’t space it up like the rest. The spacebar does nothing. I have to create white text to move it up. And when I tab on those sentences trying to align them, it tabs over the sentence above the one I am on and when I click the delete to undo the tab, it moves up again and deletes the last letter on that section. It is just so frustrating. Please fix these.
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.
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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.
Great App
by ISISSYMONE on 2020/06/03 19:08
I love google documents. It’s the best app that I’ve found. I love using is for many things. I’m able to make letters , essays and resumes are made conveniently.
Suggestion
by fjdisodhvudowlcjkfw on 2020/06/03 18:29
Hi. Love your app. Super helpful. I just have one suggestion. Can you make it to were there is a ”select” or ”select all” button? I just think that it would make it faster to delete documents. I&#39;m going into 7th grade and I have a lot of documents from 6th grade because of quarantine and adding a select all button would really help me and other people. Thank you
Such a fun app
by Noraxplora09 on 2020/06/03 17:04
Love this app. So fun. I use it everywhere. That’s all I’m stupid bye.
Google docs.
by Zalmy Belinsky on 2020/06/03 17:03
It is awesome!
Asome
by zhanmic on 2020/06/03 16:25
I like it a lot
Great app for communication, and sharing information!
by 3415678394876578499837 on 2020/06/03 15:26
Me and my friends have been using Google Docs to communicate, and send each other notes. Sometimes, we write down information to know about our schedules, and sometimes we share our stories that we have written in class, and just for fun. Google Docs is a app that I will always go on when I am bored and just looking for something good to write. I can store my memories, pictures, and many more things on Google Docs. Thank you Google Docs for creating such a wonderful workspace for me and my friends to communicate, and share our work!
Great
by Dolen on 2020/06/03 15:19
I love it
Glitch
by mobile controller on 2020/06/03 14:21
It autocorrects there to their
Great
by Elephant5839291 on 2020/06/03 14:10
Awesomely awesome docs
Awesome
by muneca de brooklyn on 2020/06/03 13:30
Love it very easy and good intel
Online Learning Is Going GREAT
by Bella A. Kim on 2020/06/03 12:54
I use google docs so much for school and online learning! Sometimes when I am unable to use it on the computer, I am forced to use it on my iPad. IT WORKS SO WELL ON IPAD!
Good
by BabyBusinessman on 2020/06/03 12:35
Good
Great !
by dmclark1 on 2020/06/03 09:19
Very easy to use , fast and well worth the download
Writing
by kicker fun on 2020/06/03 04:09
It’s a good place to type stories and poems.
Google docs
by pollydog (🤪😜🙃 on 2020/06/02 22:33
Love it!!! I use it everyday! It’s one of my favorite apps!!!
Lagging to type
by chefarooq on 2020/06/02 20:03
Lagging!!!
Hi
by I like Hellcats on 2020/06/02 19:40
Hi
Teacher
by zlwriter on 2020/06/02 18:52
I love that my students can use this on any device platform, that comments and corrections and suggestions can be done right there in the doc; Bravo! Some technologies really work the way you need them to, and truly make multiple everyday necessary activities easier and better in ways that are intuitive and become instantly essential once introduced.
HAHAHAHAHAHA
by cmrbees on 2020/06/02 18:03
WHAT IN THE WORLD? THIS IS CRAZY GREAT! I think it needs WORK! YOU HEAR ME?
Deleting files
by Man panda 0o0 on 2020/06/02 10:34
When I delete the files, they do not disappear right away from the list.
Ap
by Mason Moreira on 2020/06/02 03:49
Es la mejor aplicación del mundo!
Docs
by twiggrape on 2020/06/02 03:02
Have enjoyed using this app it categorize dates and everything on mine papers and whatever else I need store and saved for another day or time.
Great
by pekkle_nky on 2020/06/02 00:40
The tropical rain storms have been the last time that many birds are in their home in the tropical rainforest
I think it’s a 5 stars
by gjhjusjhjhhhu on 2020/06/01 21:44
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by ÿtthr on 2020/06/01 21:30
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Dumb app
by asjsbjd in vdjjd on 2020/06/01 20:50
Dumbest app I ever tried to use
I like it with my school work
by thaman chitturi on 2020/06/01 20:47
This is a 4 1/2 starts app. But it helps me with my school work. It helped me in second grade. I am a kid and this app helps me.
Cool
by jdjdkspspskxoxksj on 2020/06/01 20:17
Cool
HORRIBLE DONT GET IT (please read and respond!!!!)
by magickitty2546 on 2020/06/01 19:36
This. App. Is. HORRIBLE. Because of Corona, my school is all online, so we use docs and slides for our projects. I have so many docs now, and today I am trying to delete some docs but after I deleted about 20 I tried to delete another but it didn’t disappear. I tried again, same thing happened. And again. I tried with other docs, but it just won’t work. This would’ve been only 1 star, but at least is SOMETIMES works. But other than that, the controls are terrible and it just doesn’t work. Honestly, I don’t recommend this app. It is a waste of your device’s storage.
Excelente app
by Cianya on 2020/06/01 14:06
De mucha ayuda en la creación de archivos !!
Hope they make it even better
by xejnejdrk on 2020/05/31 21:56
Great app! I only wish that they had individually password protected docs.
iPad split screen?
by tiedyemusician on 2020/05/31 20:21
Please allow multiple docs open at the same time for iPad. Split screen is a thing iPads can do and it is really difficult not being able to have two important but different docs open at once.
Quality
by datpro1234326 on 2020/05/31 17:49
It’s very, very, very laggy, and sometimes it doesn’t save my work.
Love It
by EKestermann on 2020/05/31 16:39
I love using docs and would give it five stars, but have to put it at four. The app doesn’t show how many pages your doc is and it’s frustrating to get online just to look at how many pages you have.
GOOGLE EVERYTHING!
by EasternSiStar% on 2020/05/31 15:21
I’ve been using google docs since my freshman year of college (2013) and I can honestly say they have YET to disappoint me. I am an iPhone user so I download EVERYTHING GOOGLE, so I can have all my documents, excel sheets and photos with me. You can’t go wrong. I have even used Google Classroom during the pandemic and my students love how convenient and easy it is to use. I’m a Google chick 😂
Can’t Edit on My Phone
by Lawbelle on 2020/05/31 14:04
I downloaded the app onto my phone. I pulled up the document while I was at the store. Ten families are using this doc to determine what items still need to be purchased and donated to the camp. I could not edit the doc on the app while at the store to let people know which items I was buying. I had to wait until I got home and on my computer.
Good
by oNightSkyMuffin on 2020/05/31 02:37
Great for working
Document
by killernayah on 2020/05/31 01:10
It’s a good place to write your thoughts
Great Google Docs
by KitCatBean on 2020/05/30 22:38
I really like Docs. It’s a great app. I’m so lucky it saves by itself. And that’s only one of the many wonderful things about Docs.
Amazing
by lexirobin on 2020/05/30 15:31
It helps mw write for school and also for fun
Sweet!
by CC: 7567 on 2020/05/30 03:20
I love being able to write, even on my IPod!
Hidden
by kierastidwell on 2020/05/29 22:57
Great site if you were trying to hide information from your wife!
Good, but...
by 🧎🏼‍♀️ on 2020/05/29 21:48
I really like this app but it really is a pain in the butt. It would be a lot easier to work with if there were shortcuts.
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by alex chidlow on 2020/05/29 20:59
It asked me what my name was I look at the answers when I’m done and it was a entire different question and I failed
Low blow with the screenshot preview
by StormyLines on 2020/05/29 19:43
On the first screenshot in their previews for google docs if you read the text it’s making fun of Apple iPhones. Google only wishes it was apple, what a joke.
Appearance
by suleiman1934 on 2020/05/29 19:14
Little busy and confusing
Wonderful 👍
by shetill on 2020/05/29 18:52
Very good 👍👌
Great, but confusing
by The 12th Reviewer on 2020/05/29 16:58
Great app. Use it all the time. But two things confuse me. The mobile layout and print layout modes I get, but it’s weird. Seems like there could be a better implementation. Same with sharing settings. They’re super confusing. Make it more like the desktop redesign. Lastly, I’d love to see more advanced features to compete with Microsoft’s and Apples office apps.
Not very friendly.
by TinaCar on 2020/05/29 13:15
Selecting edits is quite annoying and time consuming.
Nice
by Tin Cyclone on 2020/05/29 10:22
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Very
by veryveryveryveryveryverry on 2020/05/29 07:27
Google docs is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very useful
Love it
by Willy's Reveiw#notabot on 2020/05/29 03:39
Very good for jotting good ideas on the go before you forget, this app is such a help! #notabot
Docs
by isawerner on 2020/05/29 00:19
I really like docs! I just don&#39;t like that you can not put videos, only links
Simple and easy
by RobVar on 2020/05/28 23:51
That’s it, it’s easy and not hard
Okay-ish
by Please change your reviews! on 2020/05/28 18:05
Super laggy, takes forever to load and doesn’t load from GC properly. Btw I am not just trying to get out of school, that’s immature and annoying. It actually lags and doesn’t load.
Below expectations
by gungho95 on 2020/05/28 17:40
It doesn’t save my place in a document, if you tilt the tablet to the side and the app reorientates then it won’t reorientate back to the original position, chances are it’ll just crash the entire app, then I got to reopen it, and find where I left off because as I said: it doesn’t save your place. Honestly it’s a bug ridden mess and very crash happy. I expect more from them.
Amazing
by mendelbrook on 2020/05/28 17:23
It’s great
Deleting files
by jonnyd1008 on 2020/05/28 17:10
I’ve been using Google Docs for three years now and I love it. My only gripe about it is deleting files. There’s no way to mass delete or a quicker way than clicking on more, then remove and then going into Trash to delete it. Can we update it the app with a swipe left and delete? I’m just saying. Help us out here.
Best app for work
by FlubbyLubby on 2020/05/28 16:47
It help me do my work through quarantine.
Select
by turtule134 on 2020/05/28 16:16
There should be a select button where I can delete multiple docs at once. Clicking remove for every single one of them is annoying. Add a select button. Thank you
Love it
by ad-nemiziz on 2020/05/28 09:29
This app It’s really helpful you can make your work easier
Rudimentary—missing lots of expected doc features
by Valley Blond on 2020/05/28 04:19
While easier than the other big name for multiuser access and editing, it sorely lacks many of the common, expected formatting features. E.g. table formatting is barely there, help is limited and lite on regular doc formatting. Good for groups but if you want a polished looking document, you need a different app.
EASY AND GREat
by TH3 V1B3S on 2020/05/28 02:43
Easy the fonts are great you. An change colors of the text you can even arrange your writing differently look up words and voice type so it’s perfect
Bad app that I everyone hates
by tre tre tre tre on 2020/05/27 21:32
This the worst app I ever used
New Bug
by Gangnamstyle Ironman on 2020/05/27 20:15
I’ve been trying to do a paragraph but I’m not able to do the double space. When I was at the beginning, I spaced twice but nothing worked. I even tried to double space the letters of the word except the first letter and backspaced the first letter and it went back to the beginning, please fix this bug.
Sensitive But Works Great
by Daisy Carmichel on 2020/05/27 20:09
I’ve been using Google Docs since 5th grade for papers and working on stories. I did break Google Docs with a friend and it’s sensitive to Emojis. It had some flaws here and there but I would recommend it for students such as myself.
Great product.
by Roblpdx on 2020/05/27 19:34
Thank you google
It smells like poopy and acts like poopy
by Beastsauceedness on 2020/05/27 19:27
It smells
Image
by 12346788998653 on 2020/05/27 19:20
It’s very hard to control where images go and I have to wrap text (or break text), incline copy, delete image, then paste. If I don’t wrap text or break I can’t scale it’s size.
So close to dumping their Soft competition
by 40 Big Eyes on 2020/05/27 17:50
Docs has grown tremendously. Almost does everything I need.
Laggy as hell.
by what the hell google on 2020/05/27 16:24
Everytime I go on Google Docs, it&#39;s always laggy. It&#39;s impossible for me to get on a doc and write something because it&#39;s very laggy. FIX. THIS!
Google Docs
by Nikki hali S on 2020/05/27 15:25
I love google docs because I can access it on any device anywhere. I also like the collaboration feature where multiple people can view and edit the document simultaneously from different devices. I also use it to dictate instead of typing. Saves me a lot of time. And I love that they have the download for offline use feature now!
I love the app
by yo girl jari on 2020/05/27 15:06
The app is so useful due to COVID-19 this helped a lot with my online work.
Absolutely broken
by Mono Silabo on 2020/05/27 14:30
Don’t get me wrong but google docs is good on pc but on mobile is really something Google should look at. I can’t highlight and I can’t access other useful features unlike pc
Pain
by bobby joe 2.0 on 2020/05/27 13:11
The white light is so bright even my brightness adjuster won’t help. Shield ur eyes
Annoying
by Jake in Portugal on 2020/05/27 06:59
It sends a lot of annoying pop ups asking for a review
What’s New: bUg FiXeS aNd PeRfOrMaNcE iMpRoVeMeNtS
by rcmastah on 2020/05/27 03:03
I would REALLY appreciate a more detailed changelog. :)
A few glitches
by gross826 on 2020/05/26 23:13
I love this app, but it glitches when I type with the keyboard
Amazing
by Samyuktha Paidipati on 2020/05/26 22:17
The best app ever!
It’s terrible
by ggyoyip on 2020/05/26 22:06
It crashes A lot makes everything liger
School
by elyhking on 2020/05/26 20:45
I use this app for my homework and it’s going very well
A1
by JmacJizzle on 2020/05/26 19:56
Simply the best
A lot of bugs
by write a reviw123 on 2020/05/26 18:31
This app is really slow every time I open a document, and it’s not my internet or something like that.
Docs
by stttooockkk maaaaannnn on 2020/05/26 18:23
Looove it!
It’s amazing! Yet there is something that i’m not sure about
by ImNoTsHoRt>:< on 2020/05/26 17:55
It is really amazing,it has all the features you need as a young and old educator. Since quarantine my class have been using this very often. The only thing that i’m not liking is that is sometimes it deletes or removes thing by itself. Overall, I recommend this app
My Google Docs Review
by Babybossjazzy on 2020/05/26 15:53
I can do my homework on google docs and write about anything. Google Docs has really helped me in writing and speech.
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by Alice da PRO on 2020/05/26 14:06
It’s kinda good
Okie
by shanyenye on 2020/05/26 13:20
It crashes and it never work butttt my mom love it so it is best if you set it up with your print before you use it
This is awesome!
by dfesffdvddbbddg on 2020/05/26 11:41
This is awesome! I love that I can write things down on google docs when there is no internet connection. This app is really good if I need to do a report from school. I love the app!
10/10
by Drake Toth on 2020/05/26 02:57
10/10
BUENO LA MEJOR
by Paquirino001 on 2020/05/26 02:24
Desde que comencé a utilizarla fácil y efectiva Gracias Google
Great BUT
by -kelsey-Quinn- on 2020/05/26 01:22
Please let me indent on mobile it’s all I can ever ask for it’s all I need
Yah
by noodleskurtee on 2020/05/25 23:42
I love this app, it’s so amazing! I right stories galore and it’s just so wonderful.
just a suggestion
by keli lovs dolphins on 2020/05/25 22:21
it would be cool if you could make a search option where you can search things like “how to do math” and there can be docs from others (that they put public) that you can check out
Very intuitive!
by RoboTech-OR on 2020/05/25 19:10
Always my source for notes and projects
Great but...
by KingSuperDestroyer123 on 2020/05/25 17:08
I love this app. I use it for pretty much anything. School, stories, lists, and a lot of other stuff. The only problem I’ve had with it is when you type too much. For a story I&#39;m making, it needs a lot of descriptive writing. So it’s easily gone over 25,000 words. But almost every time I try to add more, it crashes and deletes the progress I had just made. Other than that I think this is an amazing app and I highly recommend it.
My opinion
by may mohammed on 2020/05/25 16:15
Its a great app
Horrible
by Bletixer on 2020/05/25 15:33
I cant even get past the login screen because the keyboard is messed up! It wont even let me sign in.
Please add dual window support
by peterkoechley on 2020/05/25 15:20
I spent 60% of my time on my iPad in Google Docs and mostly love it. But I’d love it so much more if I could have two docs open simultaneously, like you can with Safari on iPad. Please? And other modern iPadOS features!
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.
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.
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.
Okay but needs change..
by skskskks VSCO on 2020/05/10 23:02
So I’m just a kid but I have to start off and say this app helps me do my homework but, it’s really hard to work on a phone but with an computer it’s hard to download. But for the phone you can kinda see what your typing but it is so hard!! I would say that it needs to make the lettering bigger on phone but keep it normal if you print it. Also I love updates to thing but this app is always the same, I mean I know it’s a really good app and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t get it, but it just needs some new features. But on a computer when you try to type with your group like in a group project and I’m just saying this because it’s really annoying do you really need to have there full name when there typing because I have friends that have long names and it has to show there full name and I don’t understand why you can’t just use there first name again not hating just telling you what’s going to happen and on top of that when your on a phone and you are trying to give it a title or just your teacher says to write is on the right side it is so hard because the pictures that they made are so small and it’s just really annoying. Okay just saying that you could change it and if your new it will be cool but after like a week or two it’s going to get really annoying. Okay y’all stay safe and byyyyeeee🙃
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&#39;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!!!
Love Google Docs…but there is SUCH weird stuff sometimes
by #catsrthebest!!! on 2020/03/30 16:35
I love Google Docs so much. I use it through iPad and school Chromebook. It’s really helpful and useful. The only thing is that sometimes the spell check just does the weirdest stuff and from my iPad I have to either do what it wants or have blue lines under a lot of stuff, and it’s not because I have bad grammar. There should be some way on the iPad to say that what you wrote is the grammar you want, because it gets annoying to have blue lines everywhere where you don’t want them. Also through iPad you can’t do an indent unless from your other device you already started to do them, and sometimes if you don’t want an indent in a certain spot but do in the rest you can’t take it away. And if you are working with someone else and you both try to fix something it fixes it twice instead of once and it’s annoying. Also one time my WiFi was fine and I went onto a doc and all my fonts were gone and it took like five minutes for it to get back to what I wanted and it isn’t that long but it also wouldn’t let me fix it cuz it didn’t show all my fonts that I had. All this stuff seems small but it gets annoying
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.
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.
Google Docs is OK but painful on iPad
by Teliantes on 2017/10/30 07:12
I think if I used an external keyboard it might be better, but formatting and getting spreadsheets to function like excel is really not an option. I find that trying to select text to cut and paste or copy or for formatting font size or color is very frustrating. You have to grab and roll your finger just right or you select too much. Also, when backspacing, use caution. I couldn&#39;t stop it from deleting far more than i wanted. Make sure you select what you want to delete instead of relying on bkspc to stop when you want it to. I am happy I found a way to do my budget on my iPad since my laptop is tedious to start up just to work on my finances, but i do wish it wasn&#39;t so painful to toggle into edit mode. Google should talk to more end users, and I am also not a fan of the company being that I have a 35 yr Career in Technology and I am FEMALE...so I am sure they will wake up and come into the 21st century soon with their treatment of women, and get more women managing projects and holding positions of power. Their tolerance for misogyny is incredibly sickening. I wish someone from a more progressive company would invent a better alternative since I don&#39;t trust or like Google.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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&#39;t however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;t have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I&#39;m not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
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&#39;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&#39;m a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don&#39;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&#39;t kid yourself that you don&#39;t do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I&#39;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&#39;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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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?
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 App, but Needs More Functionality
by AAThompson02 on 2019/05/01 16:44
The Google docs is very limiting as a power user on the iPad. I just recently upgraded to the iPad Pro and was hoping to use it as a replacement for my MacBook since the majority of the things that I do are either Google related or for school which works fine online. I wouldn’t say that the Google Docs iPad app is horrible, however, at times I find it becomes laggy which makes it difficult, and it would be very useful if I had the capability to open multiple docs side by side. Most of the functionality of Google Docs is available on the iPad app, however, multitasking is very limiting as well as performance at times. I would love to see the kinks worked out because Google Docs is so awesome. It’d be great to have the best of both worlds. I often find myself going back to my MacBook for those capabilities and think there’s so much more potential for the app on iPad.
Editing/Commenting a Nightmare!!
by ellewoodsjd on 2019/03/11 08:14
I’m a hobby artist, so I recently decided to ditch my personal laptop in favor an an iPad and iPencil (I still have a work laptop). The Google Docs App, though, has made this transition incredibly difficult! First, Google blocks access to the browser version of Google Docs if you are using an iPad. Nevermind that the screen is the same size as my old MacBook. Nevermind that I have a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The Google Docs app is my ONLY option for accessing google docs from my iPad. And unfortunately, the App is not an adequate replacement. The toolbar is pared down, and much harder to navigate. It took me forever to figure out how to change the setting for link-sharing, so that anyone with the link could edit. And the “suggest changes” function is incredibly clunky. The changes all show up as “hidden suggestions” or “hidden comments”, and the person viewing them has to laboriously click every individual suggestion and “view suggestion.” It’s also very difficult to do anything other than “accept” or “reject” once you have found a suggestion. If the suggestion requires more nuanced editing, forget it! Overall, the app works in a bind, but it is not a very intuitive app and it is a very inferior product to the browser version! Please consider a redesign Google, or at the very least allowing the browser version to be accessed in-browser on an iPad!
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story&#39;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.
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.
Fix this
by InnocentLlama32 on 2017/09/24 21:18
I always use this app as my go-to for schoolwork, but there are so many issues. For one, when I try to select a few certain words, it either selects the whole row and the one below it and it won’t let me unselect it, or it selects one letter and won’t move. And when I am making a list like: 1. (Words) 2. (Words) And so on, when I try to return down to start an example, it creates a 3 and then I return again and it disappears. I write my new thought and type 3. And then click the space bar and it doesn’t do anything. I spacebar the 3. up to where the rest are so it looks clean, and when it starts a new sentence behind the list, I can’t space it up like the rest. The spacebar does nothing. I have to create white text to move it up. And when I tab on those sentences trying to align them, it tabs over the sentence above the one I am on and when I click the delete to undo the tab, it moves up again and deletes the last letter on that section. It is just so frustrating. Please fix these.
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.
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