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Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share
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Create, edit, and collaborate on the go with the Google Docs app. Work together in real time * Share documents with your team * Edit, comment and add action items in real time * Never lose changes or previous versions of your document with version history Create anywhere, anytime—even offline * Capture spontaneous ideas on the fly * Get things done, even on the plane, with offline mode * Save time and add polish with easy-to-use templates Search Google right in Docs * Use Google Search without leaving your document * Search all of your files in Drive, right in Docs Edit and share multiple file types * Open a variety of files, including Microsoft Word files, right in Google Docs * Frictionless collaboration, no matter which application your teammates use * Convert and export files seamlessly Part of G Suite: Google’s intelligent apps for business * Connect and collaborate with your team, using one suite—Gmail, Drive, Calendar and more * Use Google’s AI to bring data insights to every employee * Join more than 4M paying businesses who trust G Suite to power their organization Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to takes photos to insert into documents. Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into documents.
Pencil support please!
by ShelbiBrookes on 2021/01/22 06:18
I absolutely love Google docs, but I recently purchased an iPad and pencil for school and have found out I can't handwrite notes with my pencil or even edit documents. There's no pencil support at all.
Ugh
by WeAreTheRats on 2021/01/22 02:28
When will be have an option to select multiple images!?!?! I have to work constantly on projects and aren’t able to have a pc at the moment and it gets extremely annoying to select an image at once. Fix this!?!??
Review
by sfafqcwcvsd on 2021/01/21 19:02
Dog water
Features
by isabella202020 on 2021/01/21 01:46
Good but maybe could upgrade the features
Yea
by G gdstjbdssy on 2021/01/20 20:16
I think mabye good you know
Lexa’s review
by BOB12O on 2021/01/20 20:12
To be honest, this app ruined my school career. When I click on my assignment and see google docs my heart stops. I start turning into a zombie. Then I take the computer saying”Google Docs:Due at 11:5@“ and chuck it out the window. Then a bird picks it up and poops on it. Then an airplane crashed into the birds nest with the poop. It then explodes. That’s how I feel about this app. It’s bad enough it’s on a computer. But who, seriously who would download it on their phone. This app haunts my dreams. If there was a thumbs down button or zero stars. I would click on it in no time. Thank you for your time(you owe me time still.) Hopes your cat throws up on you!!😽🔫 -Lexa🥸
Horrible🤮
by GGemani on 2021/01/20 16:58
I downloaded it and deleted it now I’m trying to download it again it’s keep telling me to pay $17.56 this so unbelievable I need this for school
HORRIBLE
by #5&$6*=;;))'jgvfvghj on 2021/01/20 15:50
Wont let me change the font color THIS IS HORRIBLE.
Very Laggy
by 36babye on 2021/01/20 01:51
On my phone I have to deal with it typing slow. Everytime I type it, the app recognizes the typing slowly. When I start to type I have to wait so I could actually see my words on the paper. Especially when I want to backspace it will freeze so I do not know how far I can backspace so I don’t delete my other sentences. Horrible!!
Docs
by sydney marie pelbath on 2021/01/19 20:30
I love this app but it will occasionally glitch when I ha e to something inportant. I recomand this app just make sure you have good internet.
Downloading and sharing is a real beeatch
by Jasonindahouse on 2021/01/19 19:32
Trying to download and email an attachment in Word is nearly impossible. Have to print to pdf. Thanks Adobe, you are better than Microsoft and Google.
Wait..
by 🎂😥 on 2021/01/19 16:39
I think it’s very glitchy
My feelings
by Adan Corrilo on 2021/01/19 04:03
I write how I feel on here, all of my feelings, I get in my feelings and just write how I feel,
Meh
by 6ix9ine the wise on 2021/01/18 23:26
I have to do school work on it so automatic thumbs down but it does make it easier to works
Useful but there are some annoying complications
by Wannabe1Me on 2021/01/18 21:07
I’ve been using google docs, forever. I find it very useful. However the newer the updates the worse it’s gotten for me. Teachers can’t access my documents unless I give them access. That access has to be granted in gmail. I don’t know when they’re going to grade. They can’t check or grade my work unless they have access to it. One way to do it though is by sharing my doc to them. But still.
Only good for viewing documents
by JayJay2425 on 2021/01/18 20:23
As soon as you open a document to edit or make suggestions/comments, the lag becomes hilariously unbearable. Typing on a keyboard is impossible because the app will constantly miss key presses. Only when you slow down your typing does it actually work. In this current state this app is unusable.
Works but uhhh
by wolfe🐺🐺🐺 on 2021/01/18 17:27
I can’t get on it currently I need help, cuz I need to finish an assignment. O-O
Good, use it for school
by ❤️👌😒 on 2021/01/18 04:41
Great app, all I gotta say
Awesome
by Bunny and Dad on 2021/01/17 22:17
App is really handy
Love
by Kadyladybug on 2021/01/17 22:07
Love good docs! The only feature that drives me nuts is that you can’t just copy paste like you would normally, there are different commands for that. Why?!? It drives me crazy. But other that VERY thankful for this app and use it regularly. Glad it is free! Yay!
AMAZING
by 𝙹𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚗👑 on 2021/01/17 19:04
This is the best, intelligent app for presentations and writing It saves automatically There are so many options for fonts,colors, charts, etc Great for writers, organized Gives you a quick overview There is a help button if you can’t find a task or tool GET THIS APP!!!!😍😍
Perfect for Writers on the Go
by Λrcane on 2021/01/17 08:20
When I was a kid, often times I could sit behind my computer for hours on end; as time went on that privledge has diminished ever so slightly. I am out of the house much more, and Google Docs has proven to be a great tool to sync my work across all my devices and my friends can collaborate easily with the duality typing features! I really do enjoy using Google Docs, if you’re a writer try it out; combining it with Drive is perfect!
Best app ever download if homework
by qwergvccblablabla on 2021/01/17 04:06
So I always use this app on my laptop to do essays but with my phone I can do it anywhere, witch Is perfect.So umm use code lasar in the fortnite item shop and sub to lasar beam and peace go to go to bed yeeet
An amazing writing platform :3
by ErikReview on 2021/01/17 00:21
Google docs is great for any writing! It’s great for school, for work, for writing a book, and more! It has many many beautiful fonts to use, and many platforms to write with! In my experience with many many writing apps, I’d choose google docs! Plus, you can add cool images and even SHARE it with other people! So that’s why I think you should get this app! It’s even free!! :D
crashes a lot
by fengni223 on 2021/01/15 17:48
I like the app but it crashes a lot recently especially when I try to highlight texts/words it’s so annoying I cant write anything without it crashing
Convenient...super easy to use
by Life khane ke liye hai on 2021/01/15 14:37
What the title says...it is a great app. Very fresh, and comfortable to use...so far.
👹
by GAGAGAGAGGATAG on 2021/01/15 01:15
poo
Missing documents
by shybyrdshybyrd on 2021/01/14 19:11
I have been using google docs for years....yet today when I was looking for some of my work that I haven’t work on in a couple of months I see that they were gone...I spent hours searching every last bit of my google account for my documents but still can not find them. This is very very very upsetting because those documents are very important to me. Then I can’t seem to find a way to contact google to tell them my promblem so hopefully they can fix it. So now I have to write a bad review hoping that they see it. Because I need my documents. And this is making me angry.
Great for makeing story’s
by phe duke on 2021/01/14 19:07
I love useing it if you have the chance I’d get it on pc small problem it does crash
Terrible app
by Volod - game critic on 2021/01/14 15:53
Buggy and does not work well with the magic keyboard
Love this ❤️
by Kdriceman on 2021/01/14 15:35
Google docs is awesome!
Awesome! Better than the website!
by UrAverageNerd900 on 2021/01/14 04:41
Unlike Google Classroom, this app is the EQUIVALENT of the Google docs website/installment on a computer. It works so well! It’s hard to add other people, but the quality of the app gives it a 5 star rating.
IMAGINATION
by Betterkiarah on 2021/01/12 01:27
I love google docs, because I can just put stuff down that I wanna remember, or something
S
by bdhevsgs on 2021/01/11 20:07
XD
Limited
by chehckcknfndkcnn on 2021/01/07 12:47
This app does not include all necessary tools to actually edit and work on something that Everyone would be able to make use of it. It is limited in it’s ability. My son is working on a timeline and he can only do it online through the browser because all the necessary tools are not available in the app. Very frustrating! We are using an iPad.
Line and Lime bug
by Ashton G0 on 2021/01/06 18:30
Every time that I try to write the word line, is autocorrects in to lime. Quite frustrating...
Great granny’s would love this
by Jayy1223334 on 2021/01/06 05:42
Great granny’s would love this Great granny’s would love this
I love to write!
by writng is fun on 2021/01/06 02:12
I love write about story’s and google docs is the best! Especially when I have a writing assignment to do for school.
Sweet
by Craigthegamer16 on 2021/01/05 21:43
It is a really good app for writers
Broken
by shiwenc on 2021/01/05 17:17
No
Useful
by riyana_grace on 2021/01/05 14:00
As a young online student google docs is my to go app if I am writing something google docs is the one, it does lag a lil bit but it’s over all pretty great and it saves all your work as well!
Good for Basic Things, Bad for Word Processing
by J. Lithius on 2021/01/05 10:02
This thing has some issues. For starters, the default view is Recent Documents which, fine, I can see that being handy for someone. I just wish there was an option to pop into Google Drive and view ALL available documents. Secondly, there is a very TINY amount of customization options available for the app. There's no way to set defaults for line spacing or how paragraphs should be handled that I can find, and most of the "settings" just deal with what Google app you want to use instead of the default iOS apps. Rather presumptuous, if you ask me… Thirdly, installing this almost completely prevents users from opening things from Google Drive/Google Docs in the web browser. Why? I don't know. The YouTube app does he same thing with YouTube URLs, and it's very annoying. Lastly? And, this one is a BIG one for me. When I press Tab on my external keyboard, Google Docs doesn't give me a horizontal tabulation – or "tab" – character. Instead, it adjusts the first-line indentation of the paragraph and sets that as the default for any paragraphs that follow in that document. This is a problem for two reasons: 1. There doesn't appear to be a way to adjust the first-line indentation otherwise. It's either "indent all" or hit Tab to your heart's content. 2. The expected behavior is to produce a simple Tab character. The web version of Google Docs gives a Tab character when Tab is pressed. Even Google Chrome's Omnibar under iOS will give you a Tab CHARACTER if you hit Tab. Why would the official Google Docs app for iOS and (reportedly) Android NOT replicate that behavior, as well? 3. First-line indentations are a code instruction, not a character, and thus can't be copied over to another program or document like Tab characters can. Everything else, I can handle. This app is great for poking around your documents and taking notes. But, as a story writer who creates literature with the intent of converting it to a plethora of different formats – HTML prime among them – I'm going to have to find a different word processor for my purposes. This first-line indent vs. Tab character "feature" is absolutely absurd and it baffles me to the point of frustration.
Crashes often. Lots of bugs.
by BradGess on 2021/01/05 03:38
The past few releases have been buggy with lots of crashes. For example, when editing in “Suggesting” mode, the application can’t keep up with my typing, even if I do so at a slow speed.
It’s google docs
by the great shmunkin on 2021/01/04 22:12
Idk what you expected it’s google docs
No
by SOLIDSNAKEEEEEEEE on 2021/01/04 20:26
This app makes it so difficult to highlight and type that it is amazing how this has 5 stars. I’m using this on an IPad. Every time I try to highlight something on a doc, the doc closes and it returns me to the drive. Ridiculous
So like what happened?
by xOxObooOxOx on 2021/01/04 06:19
When writing a book for example and you have a cover or an imagine that you want to fill the whole page with you see I tried doing that on my laptop but it wouldn’t work if I tried dragging it left it would go right but half of the picture in the other side would go left which isn’t what I wanted and then I thought it was just my laptop so I tired my phone and the same thing happened I never had this problem so like what happened? This was a really great app but now I need to find a new one that would allow me to use an image to fill a whole page.
Good
by nick the 10000000th on 2021/01/03 19:30
I like Google docs because it’s really cool and fun you can send anything to your friends or family like messages saying something like to tell them if they don’t feel well or if they’re sick or if they’re tired maybe it’s their birthday 🎂 and it’s always nice to know the family cares like if you have COVID-19 it just feels really good for some reason so it deserves 5stars
The best
by Parkerisamazing on 2021/01/03 17:13
Use this all the time for school. Grammarly connects with it so your spelling is on point. Has a couple minor issues but besides that on point
You should add folders
by MLKillian on 2021/01/03 00:50
I really enjoy the app but you should add folders so its easier to find certain projects faster As a artist i work on mulitple projects and sometimes get lost It would be amazing
Amazing
by Lol Monk Funk on 2021/01/02 21:59
Google Docs is amazing 🤩. I am a huge fan of it. You can write ✍️ and copy down information that you need to know or remember. It saves immediately when you write even a single letter and you can send your messages to people. You can personalize your text bye, changing the size color and font of the words. You can also make the letters be bold underlined and much much more. I have been using google docs for so long and there has never been anything rong with it. I am obsessed with google docs. I HIGHLY recommend this app.
It’s pretty awesome
by Scottyboy1234235 on 2021/01/01 22:02
I love pizza, anyone else
Love it but...
by elinor sheellstrop on 2021/01/01 17:46
I like slides better
hm
by the disrespect 😟 on 2021/01/01 17:28
overall google docs is great but however i was writing a huge writing assignment worth my whole grade and it some how got deleted and in was so irritated that now i might get a failing grade i’m not sure though
Excellent App, Apple Ruins It
by Misscleverjoy on 2020/12/31 02:30
Apple probably wants you to run their word processor, so they make running this one far more difficult. Works excellently on devices run by google or other companies.
Garbage wrapped in gold
by Charcoalizcute on 2020/12/30 07:02
Typing documents more then 3 pages makes it crash constantly, makes the text act extremely weird, and headers everywhere. When I specify only on the first page it should do it! 2 columns means the text doesn’t randomly show up in the second column!
Love but crashes so much
by LenaSofia on 2020/12/30 06:13
It’s the best option for me to use for sending stories as a writer to my editor/beta readers but this thing crashes ALLLLL the time and loses your spot when it does so it’s very frustrating for both parties. If this was fixed it would be perfect.
It’s alright...
by Asxcuti on 2020/12/30 03:42
It takes too much space tho- and crashes often. If you don’t have that minor annoyance, it’s alright...
A year lol
by Xolatity on 2020/12/28 08:48
I just wanted to say that there hasn't been a review in a year lol
Missing something!
by Silentfrog Gaming on 2020/12/25 18:20
It's a very good app, but you can't use it with Apple Pencil! Come on, Google!
Good app
by tb4apps on 2020/12/24 16:33
App works well, just one suggestion, can you add a built in browser. That would be very helpful.
amazing
by SKWUSHENS on 2020/12/24 07:53
i use it for writing stories with my friends or family it’s amazing you should download it God bless you thanks for reading this but theres only one problem i can only make custom colors on my computer and not my ipad which is a shame because i use my ipad the most please make me be able to do that on ipad thank you
It good, but...
by #Notsurewhattocallmyself on 2020/12/23 17:10
So I use the app and Google docs on my computer and phone A LOT. I have used Microsoft as well and overall I love the idea of google’s word processor. Everything is in one spot and connected from whatever device I choose though it’s kind of laggy sometimes I need to refresh a couple times before what I had done on my other device shows up. Things I think could be added or improved on. -inserting objects should be made easier and less fussy. -It should have file options like google drive to keep everything organized. - The app does not allow me to format things like “insert horizontal line”. I would really appreciate that one. The app is kind of confusing. Everything is placed to look like “oh, keep it simple.” Even though I like the minimalistic style the categorization isn’t great. I had to find download file in a very strange spot(as of right now I don’t remember).
Won’t let me sign in.
by 100% truw on 2020/12/23 04:00
Whenever I try signing in, the keyboard won’t pop-up. Please fix lol
yes
by nO UUGHHkHyBN on 2020/12/22 21:54
no
One word trash
by Valemtine on 2020/12/22 20:37
This app it’s better be deleted it’s the most bugged and difficult to handle app I have downloaded I have this app on my pc and it’s easy to handle but here on iPhone it’s trash I wasted my time here
I love it,but crashes almost every time
by keegan_Demond fire on 2020/12/22 15:18
The was such a fun app for me I use it all the time now I love it so such my device has a lot of apps on it one for my brother one place for me I one for the things I don’t need we share my divide because he wants a phone and I’ll tell him to get this app when or if he’s gets one I give it a five star rating
Like it but downside
by libarity on 2020/12/22 11:55
I like how you can type whatever you would like but do you have to sign in because what if you don’t know your password why can’t you just type your name?
Love It
by What Is This? A Room for Ants? on 2020/12/22 04:35
Could you add more fonts, like in the PC version? You could add several other fonts like Helvetica and Arial Narrow, etc.
nAaAaAaNiIiIi
by champagnechamps on 2020/12/21 03:41
Nani
I LOVE IT
by hffhkkdkwjksldkjfjxjhf on 2020/12/20 21:59
I’m a kid and I LOVE WRITING. This app is a app I go on everyday. I’ve written at least 15 stories that I haven’t published, but I read them for my enjoyment.I’m also a prayer and I love making pray books so I use this app for it! So I highly recommend this app for any writers like me.🤗
Great!
by why do i need a nickname77 on 2020/12/20 01:45
Google docs is amazing, can’t complain at all except for the dark mode. I don’t know if it’s the version my phone is or something but dark mode doesn’t show up for me. Other than that google docs is perfect!
It’s okay honestly
by hftthdhtd on 2020/12/19 20:52
Google apps are okay for iPad and iPhone. As an iPhone user, my screen is incredibly small and lags and crashes often. It’s okay. I recommend a computer if you do have one around your house. Again, it’s okay. It’s not the worst. I don’t recommend doing this for mobile users, again if u don’t have a computer your totally fine, but I highly recommend computer over mobile. Thanks.
Swagtron
by shehrjem on 2020/12/19 03:58
Very swag
Brittani
by Britt Bratt 💖 on 2020/12/18 21:43
I love this app I use it everyday
Google docs really help me with my schoolwork
by kyjah123 on 2020/12/18 16:25
My school work I have a lot of missing assignments and it really helped me out and I just wanna say thank you Google docs and this is a five star review because I love this app
Why is it a pain?
by TeacherBianchi on 2020/12/17 16:06
The app has most of the functionality on the iPad, some on iPhone. The problem I find is that documents I work on via a computer don’t update properly in the app. If someone else makes a change, I can’t see it with the app until I open it on my laptop, which defeats the purpose of having the app! This has been a problem for a while now, and I’m starting to worry that it will never get fixed. If you work on your own document, or start a new one and work in that, you’re usually okay. Google- please fix the updating issue!
Docs :(
by LiVvvvI Eee on 2020/12/17 15:21
I had to write a 1000 woerd Essay and it deleted 10 tmes and it was due that day
Mobile version best for short stories
by Some-Weird-Otaku on 2020/12/17 15:04
I primarily use the desktop version of docs, as I am more comfortable writing on my laptop, but due to a busted battery, my laptop has to stay continuously plugged in in order to function, plus I can’t use it for docs offline. If I’m on the go, or even if I simply don’t feel like booting up my old crusty laptop, the mobile app is rather convenient. my primary nitpick is that it is incredibly difficult to go through longer stories you’ve written due to lag, and no page separation can make it difficult to tell right away if I’ve made a chapter too long. All in all, this is fine for shorter stories, but the desktop version is far superior if you have access.
This is just to get two Stars up
by maniacgaming113 on 2020/12/17 14:17
This is a rly good app
Awesome
by Piblockto on 2020/12/16 22:08
I write a lot at school especially I’m 12 years old and at school we use google docs to write. It could use improvement but I love how it saves your work. I recommend this for any use but please consider improving it.
Love it, yes, but it crashes a lot
by GOOGLE-IS-GREAT on 2020/12/16 08:29
I love this app. I use it constantly, for writing, note taking, and schoolwork; it is easy to use and navigate, and it’s so convenient for when I don’t have a computer at my ready. It is really nice and I do love it lots. I do have one small bug to report- this app crashes like the sun isn’t coming up the next day. When my document gets too long, it lags and my screen goes black and suddenly I’m not in the app anymore. I’m not sure if it’s just from loading a document, but I don’t believe so because it does it on smaller documents (while I’m in the middle of typing, argh!). If this could be fixed, it would be much appreciated!!!
I ❤️ Google Documents
by Erik2v on 2020/12/15 23:36
I just LOVE google documents. Because you can make documents and you can edit the text fonts and color. ❤️ it.
Somewhat bugs me
by oofreaper on 2020/12/15 04:53
Idk what it is it just bugs me :>
Duh.
by unhappy020202 on 2020/12/14 23:43
It. It is yes. I like it very much. Idk what I am doing rn. Ignore me but yes I like it and I delete it a lot for space in storage on my iPad but I also download it again for school 😂
I rate it five stars
by pollypolly3232 on 2020/12/14 20:27
It’s good for my docs and special writing I use docs every time I write
Luv it!
by xxgamerunicorn on 2020/12/14 05:50
I luv it! The only thing I recommended is if you’re doing a school assignment, to do it on a PC
Fantastic app
by MTGPROYT on 2020/12/13 22:14
I love this app. I was able to write most of my book series, and my friends could access it easily.
Love it!
by OT-tititete on 2020/12/13 11:37
It's a good and friendly app, excellent 🙂👍🏼
Great, but new update is problematic
by GrumpyMangoes on 2020/12/13 09:14
I have been using Google Docs for my schooling for years. It is absolutely my preferred mode of writing. I now mostly use my iPad for school work, which requires me to use the app. Recently, I have noticed that after the new update, I am no longer able to remove the automatic indent. This has caused centering and formatting issues that I have been unable to figure out how to change. I have now had to use Word to finalize my formatting. I would be so grateful if this was changed, so that I do not have to switch over to Word.
No privacy
by LanettKee on 2020/12/13 05:20
No privacy at all, anyone that's using your phone or tablet can just open all of your documents.
:>
by owo kawaii cats on 2020/12/13 03:57
Cool app
Writer
by 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🐎 on 2020/12/12 06:17
This app is so fun and I’m a writer you can do all kinds I really don’t know what to write but this app helps you with any kind or writing!!!!!😁
Great for my purposes.
by A guy of internet on 2020/12/11 21:34
It is perfect for school work and small projects, and I bet even bigger can be done on Google docs. It is a very good app for when just need to make a document.
Good
by mra01385 on 2020/12/11 18:37
Good but doesn’t have certain fonts and has limited options unlike word
Constant Crashing
by Mario Juda (Found) on 2020/12/11 17:34
Keeps crashing on iPad Pro. Is because I haven’t updated to iOS 14? Is it because it’s poorly optimized? Does the app just straight up dislike me in some poor bout for sentience? You decide.
Good
by Kubee22 on 2020/12/11 16:29
This app is so good because you can print and type and it’s really really cool😎
The best!
by Unikitty222 on 2020/12/10 21:20
This is a great app, great for school use and work use! Awesome job! Best app ever!
Litzy
by bigtittiekitty on 2020/12/10 02:26
The phone google docs is so buggy I hate it
Horrible
by nuglet2727 on 2020/12/09 22:20
I didn’t have anything that it wanted to sign in 😤
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
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'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'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'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.
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. 😄
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.
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 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.
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.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
Good, but could use some work.
by 1234567654323456543454 on 2020/06/30 23:43
Google docs is overall a pretty good app, except one thing. Not sure if it involves google classroom but whenever I turn in a piece of work, I go back into the original doc and it says view only when I clearly am the owner of it. I hope google fixes it and maybe allow mobile users to add fonts since it would be awesome. Besides that point, it’s very useful to write drafts without actually, you know, writing it. Also if you could do this but when I insert some kind of picture into the doc I hope I could possibly drag it all the way to the corner. Of course these are just small features that you don’t have to incorporate into this but they just make it more enjoyable for the writer/student/teacher/others. The google classroom issue is the only real complaint about here. I really love google docs as a student and this is my favorite app to use while writing. Love you Google Docs! :D
LOADED WITH BUGS!!
by Eephoto on 2020/09/20 15:53
Download latest version of app and it’s loaded with BUGS. Do not count on this app to edit your documents. Commands such as “select” “copy” and “paste”. Do not perform right. If you can get select tool to finally select a paragraph and either copy or cut it no matter what commands you do from that point forward the app holds onto that selected text in its memory and you cannot do anything other than paste that selected text! If you try to select “new” text before you have even selected the text the app pastes the old text again. If you try to even report this as a big to developers by clicking on the link to report a bug you cannot because the window to write the feedback has just once again pastes the old text!! Yes again! It will not release this memory! It’s like it needs therapy or something! Lol. Do not count on this app to edit or retain your documents. Like many google products it’s failing. Google in general is going downhill. Don’t even try to use google nest cameras! That entire app crashes a hundred times a day! I’m done with google in Genetal. I’m sure their stock is declining rapidly too.
Great Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Great for writing!
by Brynn K Pep on 2020/07/30 17:35
I love this app so much!! It’s great for writing, making lists, and more!!! But if your reading this this is a sign that Jesus loves you! So much. This life on earth is short and we are called to do everything for the glory of god!! And when we die we get to be in heaven! The place of paradise! Were nothing can hurt us and everything is perfect! God loves you so much and would break down a mountain to save you. All you have to do it believe. Trust. Have faith. Obey. Spread his GOOD WORD!!! Don’t be afraid to tell your friends about how great God is because your afraid they will think you are weird, because on judgment day, they’re going to be sent to eternal torture and they will look at you one last time and say, “why didn’t you warn me?” Please fear not because god has a good good plan for you... sometimes it’s hard, but everything’s going to be okay....pain is temporary, but god love is forever.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
Sorting Certain Docs
by Candy Goodra on 2020/07/19 17:51
I love this app, but I have one request that might help me and possibly others out more- maybe if there was like a way to add folders into the app- like- for sorting certain docs- it would help some people find some stuff they did that they never got to finish. For example: Say you write a story, but you have a ton of other stories, but they aren’t complete and you don’t want that specific story to get mixed in with the incomplete stories. Just make a folder, name it, and put the unfinished stories there. Plus it would sort things a little better. I tried doing some stuff with google drive and it didn’t help me much, so adding folders here in google docs to sort certain documents and keep them from getting mixed in with the others would be very helpful. If this does happen, I’ll appreciate this app even more.
Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time Collaboration
by MTBKit on 2017/12/21 14:54
Do you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
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.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
great computer version, but...
by Marshmellow Kittycorn on 2019/05/24 02:33
Google Docs is amazing tool for school, and a great app for writing. You can connect with friends, editors, and co-authors on the same document, and the layout is beautiful. Although, the app is pretty limited and does not provide the full experience of Google Docs. I would recommend this over competing brands, such as Word, but the grammar and spelling check doesn’t work very well. Also, a great addition would be to add folders to put the Docs in. As a clean-freak, it’s a bit stressful having a hundred different documents floating around with no way to group the ones for school and the ones for stories. They have this feature in Drive, but it doesn’t translate over to Docs. But overall, Docs is hands down the greatest word processor I’ve ever used! With some little tweaks in the future, this will be the perfect word processor for professional and personal use! -leah
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 layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story's, poems, music, etc. so this is perfect. There’s lots of fonts, different sizes, and it’s all really accessible. My only complaint is that when I’m writing with is sometimes it’ll kick me out of the app? Strange, but I still use it. Also the documents will take a little bit to load depending on how long they are. The google feature helps me open it up rather than having to go through the page again after getting out, so that’s helpful. I actually wrote this on google docs and copied and pasted it 😂 Really great for writers. I’ve only used it on my phone though, so I don’t know if there are any other bugs I haven’t mentioned. Other than the Kicking of Me and pages loading, it’s great. I’d suggest it to anyone willing to lend an ear.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
Been using for awhile now.
by Betsu-nee on 2018/03/13 03:01
Okay, so a few years back a dear friend showed my docs on my computer. We co-write (rp) together, and it gives a great place to do that since you can share with anyone else using docs. The grammar and spelling check is really nice, and the auto save feature is great! The reason the app gets four and not five stars is because the phone app itself has issues with larger docs(like 30 pages, I think) and won’t load well after that point. I understand why though, and am not actually bothered by it too much since I still have a computer, but I do have to notice which documents ARE that large, because it’ll sometimes it freezes up my phone(needing a restart). The phone app is also a bit more complicated to navigate than the computer version, but it is easy enough.
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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.
Pencil support please!
by ShelbiBrookes on 2021/01/22 06:18
I absolutely love Google docs, but I recently purchased an iPad and pencil for school and have found out I can't handwrite notes with my pencil or even edit documents. There's no pencil support at all.
Ugh
by WeAreTheRats on 2021/01/22 02:28
When will be have an option to select multiple images!?!?! I have to work constantly on projects and aren’t able to have a pc at the moment and it gets extremely annoying to select an image at once. Fix this!?!??
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by sfafqcwcvsd on 2021/01/21 19:02
Dog water
Features
by isabella202020 on 2021/01/21 01:46
Good but maybe could upgrade the features
Yea
by G gdstjbdssy on 2021/01/20 20:16
I think mabye good you know
Lexa’s review
by BOB12O on 2021/01/20 20:12
To be honest, this app ruined my school career. When I click on my assignment and see google docs my heart stops. I start turning into a zombie. Then I take the computer saying”Google Docs:Due at 11:5@“ and chuck it out the window. Then a bird picks it up and poops on it. Then an airplane crashed into the birds nest with the poop. It then explodes. That’s how I feel about this app. It’s bad enough it’s on a computer. But who, seriously who would download it on their phone. This app haunts my dreams. If there was a thumbs down button or zero stars. I would click on it in no time. Thank you for your time(you owe me time still.) Hopes your cat throws up on you!!😽🔫 -Lexa🥸
Horrible🤮
by GGemani on 2021/01/20 16:58
I downloaded it and deleted it now I’m trying to download it again it’s keep telling me to pay $17.56 this so unbelievable I need this for school
HORRIBLE
by #5&$6*=;;))'jgvfvghj on 2021/01/20 15:50
Wont let me change the font color THIS IS HORRIBLE.
Very Laggy
by 36babye on 2021/01/20 01:51
On my phone I have to deal with it typing slow. Everytime I type it, the app recognizes the typing slowly. When I start to type I have to wait so I could actually see my words on the paper. Especially when I want to backspace it will freeze so I do not know how far I can backspace so I don’t delete my other sentences. Horrible!!
Docs
by sydney marie pelbath on 2021/01/19 20:30
I love this app but it will occasionally glitch when I ha e to something inportant. I recomand this app just make sure you have good internet.
Downloading and sharing is a real beeatch
by Jasonindahouse on 2021/01/19 19:32
Trying to download and email an attachment in Word is nearly impossible. Have to print to pdf. Thanks Adobe, you are better than Microsoft and Google.
Wait..
by 🎂😥 on 2021/01/19 16:39
I think it’s very glitchy
My feelings
by Adan Corrilo on 2021/01/19 04:03
I write how I feel on here, all of my feelings, I get in my feelings and just write how I feel,
Meh
by 6ix9ine the wise on 2021/01/18 23:26
I have to do school work on it so automatic thumbs down but it does make it easier to works
Useful but there are some annoying complications
by Wannabe1Me on 2021/01/18 21:07
I’ve been using google docs, forever. I find it very useful. However the newer the updates the worse it’s gotten for me. Teachers can’t access my documents unless I give them access. That access has to be granted in gmail. I don’t know when they’re going to grade. They can’t check or grade my work unless they have access to it. One way to do it though is by sharing my doc to them. But still.
Only good for viewing documents
by JayJay2425 on 2021/01/18 20:23
As soon as you open a document to edit or make suggestions/comments, the lag becomes hilariously unbearable. Typing on a keyboard is impossible because the app will constantly miss key presses. Only when you slow down your typing does it actually work. In this current state this app is unusable.
Works but uhhh
by wolfe🐺🐺🐺 on 2021/01/18 17:27
I can’t get on it currently I need help, cuz I need to finish an assignment. O-O
Good, use it for school
by ❤️👌😒 on 2021/01/18 04:41
Great app, all I gotta say
Awesome
by Bunny and Dad on 2021/01/17 22:17
App is really handy
Love
by Kadyladybug on 2021/01/17 22:07
Love good docs! The only feature that drives me nuts is that you can’t just copy paste like you would normally, there are different commands for that. Why?!? It drives me crazy. But other that VERY thankful for this app and use it regularly. Glad it is free! Yay!
AMAZING
by 𝙹𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚗👑 on 2021/01/17 19:04
This is the best, intelligent app for presentations and writing It saves automatically There are so many options for fonts,colors, charts, etc Great for writers, organized Gives you a quick overview There is a help button if you can’t find a task or tool GET THIS APP!!!!😍😍
Perfect for Writers on the Go
by Λrcane on 2021/01/17 08:20
When I was a kid, often times I could sit behind my computer for hours on end; as time went on that privledge has diminished ever so slightly. I am out of the house much more, and Google Docs has proven to be a great tool to sync my work across all my devices and my friends can collaborate easily with the duality typing features! I really do enjoy using Google Docs, if you’re a writer try it out; combining it with Drive is perfect!
Best app ever download if homework
by qwergvccblablabla on 2021/01/17 04:06
So I always use this app on my laptop to do essays but with my phone I can do it anywhere, witch Is perfect.So umm use code lasar in the fortnite item shop and sub to lasar beam and peace go to go to bed yeeet
An amazing writing platform :3
by ErikReview on 2021/01/17 00:21
Google docs is great for any writing! It’s great for school, for work, for writing a book, and more! It has many many beautiful fonts to use, and many platforms to write with! In my experience with many many writing apps, I’d choose google docs! Plus, you can add cool images and even SHARE it with other people! So that’s why I think you should get this app! It’s even free!! :D
crashes a lot
by fengni223 on 2021/01/15 17:48
I like the app but it crashes a lot recently especially when I try to highlight texts/words it’s so annoying I cant write anything without it crashing
Convenient...super easy to use
by Life khane ke liye hai on 2021/01/15 14:37
What the title says...it is a great app. Very fresh, and comfortable to use...so far.
👹
by GAGAGAGAGGATAG on 2021/01/15 01:15
poo
Missing documents
by shybyrdshybyrd on 2021/01/14 19:11
I have been using google docs for years....yet today when I was looking for some of my work that I haven’t work on in a couple of months I see that they were gone...I spent hours searching every last bit of my google account for my documents but still can not find them. This is very very very upsetting because those documents are very important to me. Then I can’t seem to find a way to contact google to tell them my promblem so hopefully they can fix it. So now I have to write a bad review hoping that they see it. Because I need my documents. And this is making me angry.
Great for makeing story’s
by phe duke on 2021/01/14 19:07
I love useing it if you have the chance I’d get it on pc small problem it does crash
Terrible app
by Volod - game critic on 2021/01/14 15:53
Buggy and does not work well with the magic keyboard
Love this ❤️
by Kdriceman on 2021/01/14 15:35
Google docs is awesome!
Awesome! Better than the website!
by UrAverageNerd900 on 2021/01/14 04:41
Unlike Google Classroom, this app is the EQUIVALENT of the Google docs website/installment on a computer. It works so well! It’s hard to add other people, but the quality of the app gives it a 5 star rating.
IMAGINATION
by Betterkiarah on 2021/01/12 01:27
I love google docs, because I can just put stuff down that I wanna remember, or something
S
by bdhevsgs on 2021/01/11 20:07
XD
Limited
by chehckcknfndkcnn on 2021/01/07 12:47
This app does not include all necessary tools to actually edit and work on something that Everyone would be able to make use of it. It is limited in it’s ability. My son is working on a timeline and he can only do it online through the browser because all the necessary tools are not available in the app. Very frustrating! We are using an iPad.
Line and Lime bug
by Ashton G0 on 2021/01/06 18:30
Every time that I try to write the word line, is autocorrects in to lime. Quite frustrating...
Great granny’s would love this
by Jayy1223334 on 2021/01/06 05:42
Great granny’s would love this Great granny’s would love this
I love to write!
by writng is fun on 2021/01/06 02:12
I love write about story’s and google docs is the best! Especially when I have a writing assignment to do for school.
Sweet
by Craigthegamer16 on 2021/01/05 21:43
It is a really good app for writers
Broken
by shiwenc on 2021/01/05 17:17
No
Useful
by riyana_grace on 2021/01/05 14:00
As a young online student google docs is my to go app if I am writing something google docs is the one, it does lag a lil bit but it’s over all pretty great and it saves all your work as well!
Good for Basic Things, Bad for Word Processing
by J. Lithius on 2021/01/05 10:02
This thing has some issues. For starters, the default view is Recent Documents which, fine, I can see that being handy for someone. I just wish there was an option to pop into Google Drive and view ALL available documents. Secondly, there is a very TINY amount of customization options available for the app. There's no way to set defaults for line spacing or how paragraphs should be handled that I can find, and most of the "settings" just deal with what Google app you want to use instead of the default iOS apps. Rather presumptuous, if you ask me… Thirdly, installing this almost completely prevents users from opening things from Google Drive/Google Docs in the web browser. Why? I don't know. The YouTube app does he same thing with YouTube URLs, and it's very annoying. Lastly? And, this one is a BIG one for me. When I press Tab on my external keyboard, Google Docs doesn't give me a horizontal tabulation – or "tab" – character. Instead, it adjusts the first-line indentation of the paragraph and sets that as the default for any paragraphs that follow in that document. This is a problem for two reasons: 1. There doesn't appear to be a way to adjust the first-line indentation otherwise. It's either "indent all" or hit Tab to your heart's content. 2. The expected behavior is to produce a simple Tab character. The web version of Google Docs gives a Tab character when Tab is pressed. Even Google Chrome's Omnibar under iOS will give you a Tab CHARACTER if you hit Tab. Why would the official Google Docs app for iOS and (reportedly) Android NOT replicate that behavior, as well? 3. First-line indentations are a code instruction, not a character, and thus can't be copied over to another program or document like Tab characters can. Everything else, I can handle. This app is great for poking around your documents and taking notes. But, as a story writer who creates literature with the intent of converting it to a plethora of different formats – HTML prime among them – I'm going to have to find a different word processor for my purposes. This first-line indent vs. Tab character "feature" is absolutely absurd and it baffles me to the point of frustration.
Crashes often. Lots of bugs.
by BradGess on 2021/01/05 03:38
The past few releases have been buggy with lots of crashes. For example, when editing in “Suggesting” mode, the application can’t keep up with my typing, even if I do so at a slow speed.
It’s google docs
by the great shmunkin on 2021/01/04 22:12
Idk what you expected it’s google docs
No
by SOLIDSNAKEEEEEEEE on 2021/01/04 20:26
This app makes it so difficult to highlight and type that it is amazing how this has 5 stars. I’m using this on an IPad. Every time I try to highlight something on a doc, the doc closes and it returns me to the drive. Ridiculous
So like what happened?
by xOxObooOxOx on 2021/01/04 06:19
When writing a book for example and you have a cover or an imagine that you want to fill the whole page with you see I tried doing that on my laptop but it wouldn’t work if I tried dragging it left it would go right but half of the picture in the other side would go left which isn’t what I wanted and then I thought it was just my laptop so I tired my phone and the same thing happened I never had this problem so like what happened? This was a really great app but now I need to find a new one that would allow me to use an image to fill a whole page.
Good
by nick the 10000000th on 2021/01/03 19:30
I like Google docs because it’s really cool and fun you can send anything to your friends or family like messages saying something like to tell them if they don’t feel well or if they’re sick or if they’re tired maybe it’s their birthday 🎂 and it’s always nice to know the family cares like if you have COVID-19 it just feels really good for some reason so it deserves 5stars
The best
by Parkerisamazing on 2021/01/03 17:13
Use this all the time for school. Grammarly connects with it so your spelling is on point. Has a couple minor issues but besides that on point
You should add folders
by MLKillian on 2021/01/03 00:50
I really enjoy the app but you should add folders so its easier to find certain projects faster As a artist i work on mulitple projects and sometimes get lost It would be amazing
Amazing
by Lol Monk Funk on 2021/01/02 21:59
Google Docs is amazing 🤩. I am a huge fan of it. You can write ✍️ and copy down information that you need to know or remember. It saves immediately when you write even a single letter and you can send your messages to people. You can personalize your text bye, changing the size color and font of the words. You can also make the letters be bold underlined and much much more. I have been using google docs for so long and there has never been anything rong with it. I am obsessed with google docs. I HIGHLY recommend this app.
It’s pretty awesome
by Scottyboy1234235 on 2021/01/01 22:02
I love pizza, anyone else
Love it but...
by elinor sheellstrop on 2021/01/01 17:46
I like slides better
hm
by the disrespect 😟 on 2021/01/01 17:28
overall google docs is great but however i was writing a huge writing assignment worth my whole grade and it some how got deleted and in was so irritated that now i might get a failing grade i’m not sure though
Excellent App, Apple Ruins It
by Misscleverjoy on 2020/12/31 02:30
Apple probably wants you to run their word processor, so they make running this one far more difficult. Works excellently on devices run by google or other companies.
Garbage wrapped in gold
by Charcoalizcute on 2020/12/30 07:02
Typing documents more then 3 pages makes it crash constantly, makes the text act extremely weird, and headers everywhere. When I specify only on the first page it should do it! 2 columns means the text doesn’t randomly show up in the second column!
Love but crashes so much
by LenaSofia on 2020/12/30 06:13
It’s the best option for me to use for sending stories as a writer to my editor/beta readers but this thing crashes ALLLLL the time and loses your spot when it does so it’s very frustrating for both parties. If this was fixed it would be perfect.
It’s alright...
by Asxcuti on 2020/12/30 03:42
It takes too much space tho- and crashes often. If you don’t have that minor annoyance, it’s alright...
A year lol
by Xolatity on 2020/12/28 08:48
I just wanted to say that there hasn't been a review in a year lol
Missing something!
by Silentfrog Gaming on 2020/12/25 18:20
It's a very good app, but you can't use it with Apple Pencil! Come on, Google!
Good app
by tb4apps on 2020/12/24 16:33
App works well, just one suggestion, can you add a built in browser. That would be very helpful.
amazing
by SKWUSHENS on 2020/12/24 07:53
i use it for writing stories with my friends or family it’s amazing you should download it God bless you thanks for reading this but theres only one problem i can only make custom colors on my computer and not my ipad which is a shame because i use my ipad the most please make me be able to do that on ipad thank you
It good, but...
by #Notsurewhattocallmyself on 2020/12/23 17:10
So I use the app and Google docs on my computer and phone A LOT. I have used Microsoft as well and overall I love the idea of google’s word processor. Everything is in one spot and connected from whatever device I choose though it’s kind of laggy sometimes I need to refresh a couple times before what I had done on my other device shows up. Things I think could be added or improved on. -inserting objects should be made easier and less fussy. -It should have file options like google drive to keep everything organized. - The app does not allow me to format things like “insert horizontal line”. I would really appreciate that one. The app is kind of confusing. Everything is placed to look like “oh, keep it simple.” Even though I like the minimalistic style the categorization isn’t great. I had to find download file in a very strange spot(as of right now I don’t remember).
Won’t let me sign in.
by 100% truw on 2020/12/23 04:00
Whenever I try signing in, the keyboard won’t pop-up. Please fix lol
yes
by nO UUGHHkHyBN on 2020/12/22 21:54
no
One word trash
by Valemtine on 2020/12/22 20:37
This app it’s better be deleted it’s the most bugged and difficult to handle app I have downloaded I have this app on my pc and it’s easy to handle but here on iPhone it’s trash I wasted my time here
I love it,but crashes almost every time
by keegan_Demond fire on 2020/12/22 15:18
The was such a fun app for me I use it all the time now I love it so such my device has a lot of apps on it one for my brother one place for me I one for the things I don’t need we share my divide because he wants a phone and I’ll tell him to get this app when or if he’s gets one I give it a five star rating
Like it but downside
by libarity on 2020/12/22 11:55
I like how you can type whatever you would like but do you have to sign in because what if you don’t know your password why can’t you just type your name?
Love It
by What Is This? A Room for Ants? on 2020/12/22 04:35
Could you add more fonts, like in the PC version? You could add several other fonts like Helvetica and Arial Narrow, etc.
nAaAaAaNiIiIi
by champagnechamps on 2020/12/21 03:41
Nani
I LOVE IT
by hffhkkdkwjksldkjfjxjhf on 2020/12/20 21:59
I’m a kid and I LOVE WRITING. This app is a app I go on everyday. I’ve written at least 15 stories that I haven’t published, but I read them for my enjoyment.I’m also a prayer and I love making pray books so I use this app for it! So I highly recommend this app for any writers like me.🤗
Great!
by why do i need a nickname77 on 2020/12/20 01:45
Google docs is amazing, can’t complain at all except for the dark mode. I don’t know if it’s the version my phone is or something but dark mode doesn’t show up for me. Other than that google docs is perfect!
It’s okay honestly
by hftthdhtd on 2020/12/19 20:52
Google apps are okay for iPad and iPhone. As an iPhone user, my screen is incredibly small and lags and crashes often. It’s okay. I recommend a computer if you do have one around your house. Again, it’s okay. It’s not the worst. I don’t recommend doing this for mobile users, again if u don’t have a computer your totally fine, but I highly recommend computer over mobile. Thanks.
Swagtron
by shehrjem on 2020/12/19 03:58
Very swag
Brittani
by Britt Bratt 💖 on 2020/12/18 21:43
I love this app I use it everyday
Google docs really help me with my schoolwork
by kyjah123 on 2020/12/18 16:25
My school work I have a lot of missing assignments and it really helped me out and I just wanna say thank you Google docs and this is a five star review because I love this app
Why is it a pain?
by TeacherBianchi on 2020/12/17 16:06
The app has most of the functionality on the iPad, some on iPhone. The problem I find is that documents I work on via a computer don’t update properly in the app. If someone else makes a change, I can’t see it with the app until I open it on my laptop, which defeats the purpose of having the app! This has been a problem for a while now, and I’m starting to worry that it will never get fixed. If you work on your own document, or start a new one and work in that, you’re usually okay. Google- please fix the updating issue!
Docs :(
by LiVvvvI Eee on 2020/12/17 15:21
I had to write a 1000 woerd Essay and it deleted 10 tmes and it was due that day
Mobile version best for short stories
by Some-Weird-Otaku on 2020/12/17 15:04
I primarily use the desktop version of docs, as I am more comfortable writing on my laptop, but due to a busted battery, my laptop has to stay continuously plugged in in order to function, plus I can’t use it for docs offline. If I’m on the go, or even if I simply don’t feel like booting up my old crusty laptop, the mobile app is rather convenient. my primary nitpick is that it is incredibly difficult to go through longer stories you’ve written due to lag, and no page separation can make it difficult to tell right away if I’ve made a chapter too long. All in all, this is fine for shorter stories, but the desktop version is far superior if you have access.
This is just to get two Stars up
by maniacgaming113 on 2020/12/17 14:17
This is a rly good app
Awesome
by Piblockto on 2020/12/16 22:08
I write a lot at school especially I’m 12 years old and at school we use google docs to write. It could use improvement but I love how it saves your work. I recommend this for any use but please consider improving it.
Love it, yes, but it crashes a lot
by GOOGLE-IS-GREAT on 2020/12/16 08:29
I love this app. I use it constantly, for writing, note taking, and schoolwork; it is easy to use and navigate, and it’s so convenient for when I don’t have a computer at my ready. It is really nice and I do love it lots. I do have one small bug to report- this app crashes like the sun isn’t coming up the next day. When my document gets too long, it lags and my screen goes black and suddenly I’m not in the app anymore. I’m not sure if it’s just from loading a document, but I don’t believe so because it does it on smaller documents (while I’m in the middle of typing, argh!). If this could be fixed, it would be much appreciated!!!
I ❤️ Google Documents
by Erik2v on 2020/12/15 23:36
I just LOVE google documents. Because you can make documents and you can edit the text fonts and color. ❤️ it.
Somewhat bugs me
by oofreaper on 2020/12/15 04:53
Idk what it is it just bugs me :>
Duh.
by unhappy020202 on 2020/12/14 23:43
It. It is yes. I like it very much. Idk what I am doing rn. Ignore me but yes I like it and I delete it a lot for space in storage on my iPad but I also download it again for school 😂
I rate it five stars
by pollypolly3232 on 2020/12/14 20:27
It’s good for my docs and special writing I use docs every time I write
Luv it!
by xxgamerunicorn on 2020/12/14 05:50
I luv it! The only thing I recommended is if you’re doing a school assignment, to do it on a PC
Fantastic app
by MTGPROYT on 2020/12/13 22:14
I love this app. I was able to write most of my book series, and my friends could access it easily.
Love it!
by OT-tititete on 2020/12/13 11:37
It's a good and friendly app, excellent 🙂👍🏼
Great, but new update is problematic
by GrumpyMangoes on 2020/12/13 09:14
I have been using Google Docs for my schooling for years. It is absolutely my preferred mode of writing. I now mostly use my iPad for school work, which requires me to use the app. Recently, I have noticed that after the new update, I am no longer able to remove the automatic indent. This has caused centering and formatting issues that I have been unable to figure out how to change. I have now had to use Word to finalize my formatting. I would be so grateful if this was changed, so that I do not have to switch over to Word.
No privacy
by LanettKee on 2020/12/13 05:20
No privacy at all, anyone that's using your phone or tablet can just open all of your documents.
:>
by owo kawaii cats on 2020/12/13 03:57
Cool app
Writer
by 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🐎 on 2020/12/12 06:17
This app is so fun and I’m a writer you can do all kinds I really don’t know what to write but this app helps you with any kind or writing!!!!!😁
Great for my purposes.
by A guy of internet on 2020/12/11 21:34
It is perfect for school work and small projects, and I bet even bigger can be done on Google docs. It is a very good app for when just need to make a document.
Good
by mra01385 on 2020/12/11 18:37
Good but doesn’t have certain fonts and has limited options unlike word
Constant Crashing
by Mario Juda (Found) on 2020/12/11 17:34
Keeps crashing on iPad Pro. Is because I haven’t updated to iOS 14? Is it because it’s poorly optimized? Does the app just straight up dislike me in some poor bout for sentience? You decide.
Good
by Kubee22 on 2020/12/11 16:29
This app is so good because you can print and type and it’s really really cool😎
The best!
by Unikitty222 on 2020/12/10 21:20
This is a great app, great for school use and work use! Awesome job! Best app ever!
Litzy
by bigtittiekitty on 2020/12/10 02:26
The phone google docs is so buggy I hate it
Horrible
by nuglet2727 on 2020/12/09 22:20
I didn’t have anything that it wanted to sign in 😤
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
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'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'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'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.
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. 😄
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.
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 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.
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.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
Good, but could use some work.
by 1234567654323456543454 on 2020/06/30 23:43
Google docs is overall a pretty good app, except one thing. Not sure if it involves google classroom but whenever I turn in a piece of work, I go back into the original doc and it says view only when I clearly am the owner of it. I hope google fixes it and maybe allow mobile users to add fonts since it would be awesome. Besides that point, it’s very useful to write drafts without actually, you know, writing it. Also if you could do this but when I insert some kind of picture into the doc I hope I could possibly drag it all the way to the corner. Of course these are just small features that you don’t have to incorporate into this but they just make it more enjoyable for the writer/student/teacher/others. The google classroom issue is the only real complaint about here. I really love google docs as a student and this is my favorite app to use while writing. Love you Google Docs! :D
LOADED WITH BUGS!!
by Eephoto on 2020/09/20 15:53
Download latest version of app and it’s loaded with BUGS. Do not count on this app to edit your documents. Commands such as “select” “copy” and “paste”. Do not perform right. If you can get select tool to finally select a paragraph and either copy or cut it no matter what commands you do from that point forward the app holds onto that selected text in its memory and you cannot do anything other than paste that selected text! If you try to select “new” text before you have even selected the text the app pastes the old text again. If you try to even report this as a big to developers by clicking on the link to report a bug you cannot because the window to write the feedback has just once again pastes the old text!! Yes again! It will not release this memory! It’s like it needs therapy or something! Lol. Do not count on this app to edit or retain your documents. Like many google products it’s failing. Google in general is going downhill. Don’t even try to use google nest cameras! That entire app crashes a hundred times a day! I’m done with google in Genetal. I’m sure their stock is declining rapidly too.
Great Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Great for writing!
by Brynn K Pep on 2020/07/30 17:35
I love this app so much!! It’s great for writing, making lists, and more!!! But if your reading this this is a sign that Jesus loves you! So much. This life on earth is short and we are called to do everything for the glory of god!! And when we die we get to be in heaven! The place of paradise! Were nothing can hurt us and everything is perfect! God loves you so much and would break down a mountain to save you. All you have to do it believe. Trust. Have faith. Obey. Spread his GOOD WORD!!! Don’t be afraid to tell your friends about how great God is because your afraid they will think you are weird, because on judgment day, they’re going to be sent to eternal torture and they will look at you one last time and say, “why didn’t you warn me?” Please fear not because god has a good good plan for you... sometimes it’s hard, but everything’s going to be okay....pain is temporary, but god love is forever.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
Sorting Certain Docs
by Candy Goodra on 2020/07/19 17:51
I love this app, but I have one request that might help me and possibly others out more- maybe if there was like a way to add folders into the app- like- for sorting certain docs- it would help some people find some stuff they did that they never got to finish. For example: Say you write a story, but you have a ton of other stories, but they aren’t complete and you don’t want that specific story to get mixed in with the incomplete stories. Just make a folder, name it, and put the unfinished stories there. Plus it would sort things a little better. I tried doing some stuff with google drive and it didn’t help me much, so adding folders here in google docs to sort certain documents and keep them from getting mixed in with the others would be very helpful. If this does happen, I’ll appreciate this app even more.
Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time Collaboration
by MTBKit on 2017/12/21 14:54
Do you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
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.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
great computer version, but...
by Marshmellow Kittycorn on 2019/05/24 02:33
Google Docs is amazing tool for school, and a great app for writing. You can connect with friends, editors, and co-authors on the same document, and the layout is beautiful. Although, the app is pretty limited and does not provide the full experience of Google Docs. I would recommend this over competing brands, such as Word, but the grammar and spelling check doesn’t work very well. Also, a great addition would be to add folders to put the Docs in. As a clean-freak, it’s a bit stressful having a hundred different documents floating around with no way to group the ones for school and the ones for stories. They have this feature in Drive, but it doesn’t translate over to Docs. But overall, Docs is hands down the greatest word processor I’ve ever used! With some little tweaks in the future, this will be the perfect word processor for professional and personal use! -leah
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 layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
Great for Writing!
by Payson D. on 2019/12/15 01:17
I like to write story's, poems, music, etc. so this is perfect. There’s lots of fonts, different sizes, and it’s all really accessible. My only complaint is that when I’m writing with is sometimes it’ll kick me out of the app? Strange, but I still use it. Also the documents will take a little bit to load depending on how long they are. The google feature helps me open it up rather than having to go through the page again after getting out, so that’s helpful. I actually wrote this on google docs and copied and pasted it 😂 Really great for writers. I’ve only used it on my phone though, so I don’t know if there are any other bugs I haven’t mentioned. Other than the Kicking of Me and pages loading, it’s great. I’d suggest it to anyone willing to lend an ear.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
Been using for awhile now.
by Betsu-nee on 2018/03/13 03:01
Okay, so a few years back a dear friend showed my docs on my computer. We co-write (rp) together, and it gives a great place to do that since you can share with anyone else using docs. The grammar and spelling check is really nice, and the auto save feature is great! The reason the app gets four and not five stars is because the phone app itself has issues with larger docs(like 30 pages, I think) and won’t load well after that point. I understand why though, and am not actually bothered by it too much since I still have a computer, but I do have to notice which documents ARE that large, because it’ll sometimes it freezes up my phone(needing a restart). The phone app is also a bit more complicated to navigate than the computer version, but it is easy enough.
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