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Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share
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Create, edit, and collaborate on online documents 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 go, 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 the web and your files in Drive, right from 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 Google Docs is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate. Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Docs features, including: • Working in a single document with teammates or people outside your company. See edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and leave feedback through comments and suggestions • Importing your documents to make them instantly editable, including Microsoft® Word and PDF files. Export your work in .docx, .pdf, .odt, .rtf, .txt or .html format • Unlimited version history. Track changes made to your documents and undo anything you choose. • Working across devices, with or without Internet Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to take 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.
Used to be Awesome
by L. X. D. Auther on 2022/05/21 03:58
I am giving this only 3 stars due to issues I’ve been having the past few months that I cannot seem to fix, or get official support for. This app is awesome. There’s a few requests I’d make, but all in all, great service. I love the Dark Mode, I love that I can share docs, I love that they don’t take up an insane amount of space, and I love how well they sync between devices. But of course, there’s been a major issue that’s driven me crazy for a long time now. Around the time my last iPad basically died on me back in I think October/November of 2021, I started noticing a terrible lag when typing and yes, I’ve heard other’s have had this issue too. But I don’t use Grammerly, in fact, the only extension I have on my iPad, which is for Safari and doesn’t apply to this issue, is a Dark Mode extension I downloaded to help me see and read articles better on my iPad since I’m visually impaired. I don’t use a third party keyboard on the iPad, I rarely type with a Bluetooth keyboard, I’m always up to date on iOS updates, and I keep all my apps up to date. I always check in the mornings for new updates and I do them all right away. After my last iPad started to die on me, I figured the lag was part of it, well, turns out it isn’t. And a fun fact for y’all who use a 5th gen iPad, the lag is unbelievably awful on it. I had to use my first iPad, a 5th gen while I waited for a month an a half for my new iPad to come. My 7th gen iPad died on me sorta suddenly and 9th gen iPad was on back order. So, thank goodness I had my first iPad, but oh the lag. When the new iPad came, I really hoped for it to work and for the lag to go away, but it didn’t. Came back. So, now I’ve tried for months to get in contact with both Apple and Google. Google wouldn’t give me an address or phone number for official help, instead, they kept sending me to the Google Communities, which in my opinion, wouldn’t help for an issue like this. But, I gave it a go. After a long wait, someone replied, we talked, I tried a few things, and they said to go to Apple. So I did, and they said, go to Google. So, of course, I’ve given up mostly at this point. I’m hoping the developers see this post, it’s my last hope. I even posted in the Google Docs Reddit room. Someone got back to me pretty quickly actually, but they couldn’t help, obviously this issue calls for official support, not the community. Other than that, my experience with Google Docs app has been alright. Could use a few more accessible features, but I believe those with come in time, and if not, I’ll request for those features eventually. Now that Dark Mode is in the app, I can get by. Only request I’ll make here: please let me open the Docs app and have it display my documents in the order I have them in on Drive. I don’t like having to click the folder to open up Drive, then find my doc, I wish it would work like Drive, but with Dark Mode. Thank you!
Better to use web version on iPadOS
by Ozmox on 2022/05/18 12:38
As with all the Google office apps, the experience is far better on the web than the iPadOS version. Google doesn’t really acknowledge or take advantage of the iPad’s larger display or the fact that it’s often coupled with a keyboard and trackpad these days. The interface is more or less the iPhone app just bigger. Editing documents feels clunky. I find myself instead just opening Safari on my iPad Pro and using the web version. More features, easier to use, just over all a better experience than the native app. Hopefully they address this at some point.
iPad version worse than web.
by Turbolt on 2022/05/17 18:27
The web version is a much better experience than this app.
Great app
by hhfffddhj on 2022/05/17 10:38
Great app
Not too fond of it
by I play the Multiplayer on 2022/05/17 02:55
- Impossible and annoying to indent - Incredibly slow to load (even with decent internet) - Search and Replace is hardly usable - Lack of paper view/view on computer - Buggy in all sorts of ways
Can’t update
by TheAthenian.22 on 2022/05/14 01:12
I can’t update the app and now I can’t write in group for my college essays anymore
Excellent
by Alex ramirez el adorador on 2022/05/13 20:09
Excellent
Good but lacking
by Teresajmz7 on 2022/05/12 14:57
This app is great only and only if you are doing pretty simple writing. No tables, no images, no text boxes, no changing from word to google docs, etc. If you want to get fancy it simply does not work that good. It is really restrictive and not even close to what you can accomplish on the online version of Google Docs. I really really wish for it to be updated and bettered. Since I am a student and when on the go use an ipad to lower the heavy weight on my back, having an optimized version of google docs is a necessity for quality turn ins.
Needs Improvement
by jdwkjhdbfkdbsvsvad on 2022/05/10 16:37
I like this app, works better on iphone. Any way to make it so when I make a copy on my ipad I can also change the name of it?
Limited capabilities
by donisflying on 2022/05/10 13:53
I often have to use the browser because the features are so limited. The UI requires a lot of touching as well because most of what you need is hidden behind at least one, if not three taps.
Pooop
by the poopie review :) on 2022/05/09 18:23
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Love it
by gfftgjh on 2022/05/09 00:51
It helps me with all of my essays and things that I have to do for school and it never glitches or anything. I love it so much I give it a five out of five out of five out of five
very nice
by Oheliaa on 2022/05/08 03:28
...just wish we could use the website on mobile without it prompting us here every 2 seconds 🤷‍♀️
I love this! Especially since I have so much imagination!
by BEEEEEEEANS on 2022/05/07 06:49
I love Google Docs! I have so much imagination, and I just feel like I need to write stories of all kinds. I can’t use my chrome book, because it’s for school, so this is a great way for my imagination to burst and write stories that my family, or anyone could read! You could make anything out of Google Docs, like stories, to-do lists, and much more! And, if I accidentally close out of it, it automatically saves the doc for you! OMG, I love this so much, please get this! Have fun!
just a thought
by Peniz luvr on 2022/05/06 23:00
make it easier to ctrl f
Good for you
by jambuba1 on 2022/05/06 20:30
I think this is good for everyone because you can write all your favorite things you can write poems which are my favorite.
Love it
by Noor - Abd on 2022/05/05 06:51
Docs is literally a note pad so I don’t have to do my school work on paper. Even tho it’s annoying to do schoolwork and docs is literally useful for school work and teachers love torturing there student by giving them long essays to write that don’t make sense well that’s the end of my rant 10/10 app
Much more limited than docs on PC
by CDmtfzbC on 2022/05/03 15:16
Having used Google Docs on my PC for quite some time, I started to want to edit my documents on the go. I got the app to do just this. Opening the app, I find that theire’s major lag when typing and the UI is a bit of a maze. Not to mention the missing features from its PC counterpart such as adding in special characters. This app is great for editing small non-complex documents, especially with cloud saving, but for anything larger, you might as well just wait until you have a computer to work with.
No
by karl jr dhdjj on 2022/05/03 04:18
No
New Features Suggestion
by Ng1010706376 on 2022/05/03 02:54
Hi, I would like to suggest split screen mode for ipad since unfortunately, it's currently unavailable and if the app allow split screen on ipad, it would be more effective since it allow users to look at 2 documents at once. I hope to see this feature available on ipad in the near future.
Downloads older versions instead of newer version of doc on iPad
by Shahadhoney22 on 2022/05/02 05:17
App doesn’t update properly. I would download the assignment to my device to then submit but instead of downloading the newest version it downloads an older incomplete version instead!! So disappointed and depressed to haven lost a lot of important point in major assignments due to this issue in the app. I even waste time trying to redownload like over 10 times each time and they are all ending up missing stuff. Like for example missing the last sentence I wrote or the last paragraph. A whole graph doesn’t show, I open and close the file till out of nowhere it’s there, but too late! It happened A LOT of TIMES!!! Won’t get the final grade I wanted in my class because of this:( + sadly non of my professor would believe me if I tried to explain this💔💔😭 crying so badly because of this app💔💔💔
Stressed bc docs deletes my documents often
by tiny apples on 2022/05/02 01:56
Once I was looking for a document and I searched systematically through every single doc and I could never find it, I was really upset about that bc it was a story, so I don’t remember how I wrote it and it was really frustrating to re-remember. also recently google docs gave me mixed messages when driving in the car, I was using regular lte internet and the document crashed and deleted my previous save with no way to recover it, google’s customer service is completely useless and unhelpful, and I still haven’t figured out how to fix this problem... I also just don’t like the layout of the program. But what bothers me the most is google’s corrupt business practices. Sorry, I have to be honest
Very annoying
by pantaiskey on 2022/05/02 00:17
While this is a great app to use for creative things such as story writing or for things such as ideas and such Im taking away a star because of this one feature which is very annoying to me as an iPhone user. When I try to got to spell check it doesn’t show up and yet when I had an android it always showed up in there. It’s very annoying to me because I don’t have that android anymore and it’s tiring writing down stories and trying to spell check them only for it to not show up and me having to get out of bed to get on my laptop to do so when I should be able to do it as I’m laying in bed. So, if you could please change this then please do cause I no longer have that laptop as it broke recently meaning I can’t properly spell check any of my work anymore.
Doesn’t load and crashes
by Sabrina112 on 2022/05/01 16:13
Let me edit in the browser if you’re going to make an app that doesn’t work
Nueva función para agregar
by Vanesa Silva on 2022/05/01 06:31
Me encantaría agregar videos a mi unidad de Google. Me ayuda a ahorrar espacio en mi celular. Sería maravilloso. Encuentro que esta aplicación tiene actualizaciones.
Great app!
by addebaker on 2022/04/30 04:53
I would recommendesss reussian wkmoaln with tall legs and silver hair kidnapping me
I love it but it can be annoying at times
by lexfeld on 2022/04/29 23:27
Like when I’ collaborating with my friend in Europe, who edits these documents I write, the app can’t seem to handle switching between editing and looking at comments/suggestions. Then when I hit accept, it still takes longer than it should. I can’t work as efficiently as I would like to, and it is upsetting if I am being honest. Please streamline this issue asap.
Good on Computer NOT iPhone
by An_Avid_Review_Writer on 2022/04/29 02:05
🙄🙄🙄. I can’t roll my eyes enough. I don’t understand why this app is so horrible on iPhone. I was so excited to use this on the go only to be extremely annoyed and disappointed by how much it lags and crashes 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄. Ridiculous
Cave
by Madame Ramirez on 2022/04/28 02:04
I wrote a story called the cave and it is getting published
So laggy
by Beardedmonkeyjr on 2022/04/27 16:56
Unbelievably slow. Like I’m good at typing with my thumbs, so I just keep going, then I finish the paragraph I’m writing and the words keep appearing. The program is sentences behind me. Like if I were to finish typing this review in GDocs, I could then sit and watch what I’d typed appear, letter by painful letter, for another two minutes. This is not an exaggeration! God bless my accurate thumbs and what appears to be excellent autocorrect for saving me from having to do too much editing, because that, too, is impossible: I have no idea where the cursor is and can’t move it by long pressing the screen, so it’s a matter of pretty much luck whether I’m going to touch the screen in the correct location.
mobile port of google docs
by TheBoringSalami on 2022/04/27 02:57
Great for on the go school work and is very convenient. It is sorta glitchy and buggy. Crashes sometimes which is why I give it 4 stars.
Best Writing App Around⭐️
by Scarlett Telford on 2022/04/26 02:04
This app is AMAZING. I’m eleven years old and I think of myself as a ‘Junior Author’. My dream is to be a successful author and write an award-winning book series and become a billionaire. Anyway, I write all my stories here, and there has never been a problem.
MUST READ!
by READ THIS NOW!!, on 2022/04/26 00:22
This app is great, when you are on a computer. On an iPad or phone it awful!!! It has the stupid settings that don’t even make any sense! If I could rate it 0 stars I would! 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😠😠 DO NOT GET THIS APP!
Almost perfect
by Monkey butt Johnson on 2022/04/25 22:14
I love google docs! It’s my go to source! my only problem is that whens docs get to long it gets confusing. I feel like you should have a option to make the paper shorter. When writing I feel like you should not have to be tempted to write too much. my other suggestions are that you should be able to do a quick sketch. This would come in handy when writing books. You should also be able to write slanted like the following \ instead of just /. I’m so pleased with the new fade photo option. Love google docs! Keep up the good work. Hope you consider my ideas!
Great App but tends to be slow
by lreaume on 2022/04/25 13:26
I love the Google Docs app, and have been using Docs for the last 10 years. However, it seems to be slower on iOS devices than it is on a PC or Mac. I even close all of my apps sometimes just to see if the performance would increase but it doesn’t. Please fix this because this is the best app out there now.
Bussin
by WOOFXD WOOFO on 2022/04/24 21:46
Sad boi friend
Way worse than using in-browser
by hunterster on 2022/04/24 19:23
This is buggy and missing SO many features that are present in the browser. The android app is on-point, but I think google just said screw apple users
jokes lol
by heyguysitsme1000 on 2022/04/21 21:12
jokes
Not good for important document editing
by tuesday20102001 on 2022/04/21 16:34
This document isn’t easy to edit documents like it would from apple’s Notes 🗒 program, granted notes has it’s own issues, but I wouldn’t choose this program for editing important documents,
works better than I want it to
by Mikumes on 2022/04/21 02:55
it makes work easier to do, which makes it harder to make an excuse not to do it. so good that its bad. would be fantastic if I enjoyed work, which I don’t, so it’s not fantastic.
When in app switcher, the app lags
by tristrujillo on 2022/04/20 14:41
When I open the app it is fine, and I use it a lot. I do have a problem that keeps occurring. I can open the app and it lags when i pull it up in the app switcher on a 10.5 IPad Pro. I don’t have that problem with any other google apps that I use. It is only the google docs app. Other than that, the app is very well made.
I would of rated a 5
by Aaron the werewolf! on 2022/04/20 04:36
The reason I rated this a 3 is because it so hard to use. You can type normally but the forming control is really really really bad. Please fix this!
Pee pee poo poo
by funnyfortniteman234325 on 2022/04/19 11:36
Pee pee poo poo
Worst port I have ever used
by spaghettioof on 2022/04/18 01:50
Literally half the features of regular google docs are either missing or hidden so far down some menu rabbit hole it’s not worth looking for
hard at first but easy to understand after awhile
by @isabella.usefull reveiws.com on 2022/04/18 01:38
i hate school
Awesome!!!
by CaliandLex on 2022/04/17 23:17
So easy to write my songs!
Highly recommend Google Docs for essays or for personal use
by Olslemly on 2022/04/17 20:40
I use google docs to type in some ideas I have for books and it has been absolutely amazing! I love writing books and google docs makes it so easy to do in school ;)
Great but will really be nice if it supports split view
by brokengameboy on 2022/04/16 19:45
This app is very good but it will really help if split view is supported because currently I have to use safari in order to have two google docs open. Another feature I see that is missing is that the underline and bold button isn’t on the keyboard.
Color wheel
by Lammmbbio on 2022/04/16 19:35
It’ll be an improvement to have the ability to have the ability to color the fonts and highlights with an color wheel than the bland color strips.
?
by lovetiti6 on 2022/04/15 19:22
Dose it take a lot of storage
Review
by Jaelyn.D on 2022/04/15 17:47
Won’t let me get into my school account
Not good
by bob244566875#27 on 2022/04/14 21:15
I can’t sign in because they don’t think I have an account
Lots of writing.
by FishinNinja on 2022/04/13 14:58
Great app. Would be great if the black option bar that pops up when you highlight text was further away from the highlighted section. I keep selecting options in that menu I don’t want while I’m trying to highlight text. Also crashes on me once a day but, the back ups are instant. I pasted a cut page then the document crashed a few seconds later. When I pulled it back up, it had saved before the crash. Solid. Also a clipboard to view what I have copied and cut would be nice. Make sure I don’t cut twice and loose work.
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by curvebal on 2022/04/11 16:24
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Good application but needs one improvement to work better with voiceover on iPhone
by Busy lady bug on 2022/04/11 13:18
I like Google docs better than Word or pages. It is more accessible then word or pages. However, I wish that when you were trying to edit and delete something while writing using an on screen keyboard and voice over, that it would tell you the letter or word being deleted instead of just saying selection deleted. If it was able to do this I would give it a five star rating.
Nothing like the web based app
by crabbytuna on 2022/04/10 17:35
I don't write reviews. Yet this app is nothing like their web based text editor. Google refuses to make docs available on ipad for browser use and forces you to use the app. The app is not functional as it hides all of the features you are used to. Google, give us multiple layout options if your'e going to force us to use the bloody app.
Love it
by Ollie.0 on 2022/04/09 13:09
I absolutely love google docs
If only
by Angrysocialist on 2022/04/09 02:55
So far I love Docs. It’s free, it saves automatically, it has many fonts and styles, and some of the add-ons are a great help. One of these, for instance, is a Easy-Bib, a bibliography program, where you type in the relevant information and it creates a bibliography entry right there. Another is Google Keep. My one complaint is lack of a book formatting option. Unlike Pages or Scrivener, you cannot move chapters around unless you cut and paste them and this can be a royal pain. You have to store chapters in a folder then copy/paste them into the main work. If it were not for that, I’d use it for all of my book writing. I don’t know if the google people read these comments, but if they do something like that would be tremendously helpful.
Dang you guys got farther then I did
by my nickname no on 2022/04/08 03:53
Bro you guys can log in mine can’t even do that.
Great Overall, Could Be Better
by TwinsFTW656 on 2022/04/08 01:12
As a student, google docs is a must on computer and on my phone. This has always been my go to app, but recently, I found a troublesome flaw. When unsubmitting a document from Google Classroom, it takes a very long time for it to update on Google Docs. I cannot edit on the document in a reasonable amount of time which leaves me to use my computer. It could be a bug but it’s worth pointing out
No split screen feature on iPad!
by 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇯🇵♨️🇬🇧♨️📍🎰🇩🇪 on 2022/04/06 20:27
The app is great on any other platform but iPad. It’s honestly super annoying to navigate because you have to switch to Google Drive to access folders and you can’t use split screen to view 2 documents side by side! From what I’ve seen on online forums this has been a missing feature for years and it should really be prioritized because it makes work significantly and unnecessarily harder on the iPad.
Why would you use anything else
by luke (big guy) mcqueen on 2022/04/06 20:01
Unless your using somthing like grammarly there is no reason to use anything else
goated with the sauce
by Yukina The Weeb on 2022/04/05 01:47
usin it for 4(?) years and I can say it’s great to use it for writing toe curling smut
Dumb
by Deathtrappe on 2022/04/04 22:41
You cannot edit slides or docs without getting the app, which is stupid. There is no point in downloading a whole app for one assignment. I have to leave a five star review for it to get seen.
Good job!
by 22238 Zibaisamazing on 2022/04/04 00:59
I love that I can add anything on my doc and share it so that my friends can see too. I can also write stories on it.
satisfactory
by Carrie! :) on 2022/04/03 22:28
does the job. one bug that hasn't been fixed yet is when typing -“, the quotation marks will be pointing the wrong direction (right instead of left)
Unstable
by Notnasdaily on 2022/04/02 12:04
Today, I was writing a synopsis on one page, while the rest of my project DUE MONDAY were on the other pages. The synopsis was put on every page. I did not do this. I tried adding my cover. It did not scale when I scaled it. Terrible. Now I Have to re-write my 50-page project. I hate this so much!!!
Outstanding App
by smiley2305 on 2022/03/31 03:50
This is an incredible application that's especially helpful if you require a (digital) writing surface. As I do tend to write stories myself, Docs can help me with corrections and other things like that. The only thing that I’d say is bad is the fact that it marks some words not in the language you're using spelled incorrectly, specifically names. For example, when I write anime fanfiction, it will occasionally put the red dotted line (that indicates incorrect spelling) underneath the names (ex. Katsuki, Midoriya).
Crashes too often
by Sonia <3 <3 on 2022/03/31 03:14
Every time I try and use the google docs app it crashes so I am never able to use it. Please fix!
ONLY AVAILABLE FOR IOS 13!!!!
by Jojo27gunner on 2022/03/30 11:03
Bruh.... just why? I don’t got cash for a newer iPhone
The latest update made the bugs SO MUCH WORSE
by MariaEm222 on 2022/03/29 22:57
Google recently updated this app to fix the bugs and glitches that make it crash all the time. Unfortunately this latest update made every single bug much, much worse. The app used to crash every time the phone screen got turned from vertical to horizontal, which was irritating and requires that one does not move around well attempting to use Google docs. Now the app crashes all the time, without any provocation whatsoever from the users. I am a writer and I write 1000 words per day using Google docs. Due to a severe and undiagnosed problem with my arms and hands, I am unable to use a keyboard and mouse normally like able-bodied people. I heavily rely on voice typing and Google Docs on my phone allows me to use a superior voice typing over any other item (especially a chromebook…. Google you guys are 1/10 right now). I have used Google docs for my writing for almost a decade, and this is the most frustrating bug I have ever encountered with this app. Please fix it promptly, Google. I know you can do it if you put your mind to it!
I like it
by Sudio Active on 2022/03/29 22:27
I like it very much!
App CRASH
by Nonia Bizness on 2022/03/27 10:27
It was working fine for a while. Now the app keeps crashing. I am an IPad user, and this is very inconvenient. All of my apps are update, I’ve tried my best at troubleshooting the problem.
Great App!
by Thatitgirl_Makenna on 2022/03/26 20:01
I’m a writer and I love being able to access an app like google docs. I’ve been using Notes on my apple IPhone for a very long time to write, but Docs has given me lots of freedom. At first I thought I could just try Docs for fun, but was very delighted about my experience and had a great time being able to change fonts, text colors and sizes, paragraph placement, etc. Not to mention I usually write short stories so it never lags out as I’ve seen in several reviews. The Pros: Fonts, Sizes, Colored Letters, highlights Great for short stories Has a search bar so I never lose my sheets The Cons: Sometimes my docs can get a bit messy.
Great
by JesusChrist4eva on 2022/03/26 19:55
This is a great app and I love it!! It’s easy to use on my Pc and Mac computer…but on my iPhone is a different story. It’s not that it doesn’t work it’s just a lot harder to operate. I give this five stars bc tbh it’s just a “me being picky” problem but it’s just kind harder to use and I feel like they take away some options on the doc. Idk maybe it’s just me but other than (again) me being picky it’s great and I love it!
Good Overall
by seanmsu123 on 2022/03/26 19:49
This app is pretty good except when I am using Magic Keyboard. When I’m using the keyboard, the cursor stays the default cursor even when hovering over text. I also can’t highlight text by just clicking and dragging. Please fix this! Everything else is pretty good.
Closes every time I highlight for no reason
by Nate isaman on 2022/03/26 06:57
I just spent 10 minutes trying to highlight what I need to but every I make one highlight the entire doc crashes and closes out. What is going on.
Wow
by Dipendra Gautam on 2022/03/26 03:14
Very good app
Great!
by kkkkihhiuygityftuyfuyfffuyffuy on 2022/03/25 22:55
It’s a really good app and super nice for school assignments!
Does Its Job
by football_is_life on 2022/03/24 23:10
I am still able to write and edit my notes on an iPad/iPhone with this app. However, it works best for just plain text and normal paragraphs. Special formatting can be a bit harder than on the computer. I’m glad I have it, but it would be better if some advanced features were easier to use.
I use this app a whole lot
by Aaaaaaaui602 on 2022/03/23 11:09
This app is amazing. I use this to write everything i want there’s copyright signs, Reserved signs, and trademark signs. I love to right fantasy as a kid now. And I’m working on my 245 paged Falconic: Dragonverse Race. And it is a blast. I hate to say this but i think that google docs compared to book creator… Book creator is horrible, but google docs is awesome. Thanks a lot 😊
Yes
by Nexus976 on 2022/03/22 19:19
Its very good for school but I dont like google meet
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by Kate Wilkins on 2022/03/22 18:01
fart
Perf
by ssmcbride on 2022/03/22 02:58
Works great for homework and anything that you need copied and printed totally recommend for anyone at all because it works so good and there is no reason not to have it!
HATE IT 🤬🤬🤬
by freackles forever on 2022/03/21 23:58
SO. FRUSTRATING 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Beautiful.
by WINDLEOPERD25 on 2022/03/19 17:59
Now I don’t have to log into Google every time I use it.
my friend candice told be about this
by gloomynotfound on 2022/03/19 00:29
CANDICE NUTZ FIT IN YO MOUTH
This is more of a YouTube comment than a review
by Greypotato.Gameo<3 on 2022/03/18 21:41
Ages 4+ mm yes totally
Extremely glitchy
by From Kaylee Macias on 2022/03/18 01:06
I used to love using Google Docs. It was easy to use and share documents, plus it saves automatically, so I don&#39;t have to worry about my changes being lost—or so I thought. Turns out, there&#39;s a problem where random sentences, words, or paragraphs will appear duplicated. Sometimes, spaces and punctuation will appear throughout the document as well. The most common glitch, however, is that changes don&#39;t save properly. I have lost two days&#39; worth of edits due to this issue. I hope this can be resolved soon, but until then, my experience has been less than enjoyable, to put it nicely.
I adore this app
by Stwacb on 2022/03/17 13:40
The color palate is very nice and calming. And when writing fanfic it’s dark and my eyes don’t hurt.
We all know google docs website is the best BUT
by Tesalala on 2022/03/16 19:23
The functionality of the app is way less satisfactory. I’m leaving 4 stars and hoping that the developers will fix the little annoyances like not having a spell check to fix all errors at once. EDIT: ALSO I’ve been using docs for a long time now and have many documents. I really wish the app would allow for folder creations to add documents to help me organize
Great,,,, except selecting text…
by Euclidpb on 2022/03/16 07:17
Thanks Gooogle for the great voice dictation, coverall super useful app. Please can you add the ability to drag select text to iOS version? Love my iPad Pro, but this is very inconvenient. Otherwise, at least add ability to double and triple click for word, line/ paragraph select text. Thanks for your great work team Google!
Amazing!!!
by J3||¥_J@M1€ on 2022/03/11 00:48
This is very convenient for me because I’m in school and need to write things on the computer and sometimes I can’t have it with me like in the car so this is perfect for on the road!!!
Don’t use mobile
by Mauseetale on 2022/03/10 20:24
I can’t even put certain images in my doc. The best solution to this is to use your computer instead.
Goggle ducks
by timmothy500 on 2022/03/10 19:44
i hate gongle docks I hate it!
Folders please
by ghdggfgf on 2022/03/09 23:05
Folders would be great and I have taken time to write a review on them. I don’t usually write a review for apps but I found this necessary. Folders would be much better organization and would make the app easier. If you add folders me and all the people I know would be so happy! Thanks a ton! Other wise love the app and docs in general!
Yesss
by this game is coooolllll on 2022/03/09 16:06
I use this app for MAP calls , as a script . Or I’m just writing a story XD
Please fix Scribble
by Ashkan Roshan on 2022/03/09 14:27
Are You Guys ever gonna add scribble?
it crashes
by daddychillokdjnd on 2022/03/07 14:55
dont get this app
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Great Go To, Just Crash Problems
by shannon.t.k.g on 2021/12/11 03:31
I’m a book writer and I’ve been using a combination of both Word, Docs and Pages for my books, yet Docs is my go to almost all the time since its more easily accessible for all devices I own. But recently, after getting my new iPad Mini (6th gen), whenever I try to multitask (aka open a new app to the side) it crashes on me, and I have to reopen it and scroll all the way down (important to note some of my books are 100+ pages long so imagine scrolling through that) just to get back to where I left off. It is an issue I am only now seeing on my new iPad Mini, not on my iPad Pro. I’m not so sure why that is, or if it’s just my iPad Mini or the Docs app itself. I hope this issue can be resolved soon wherever it may be coming from. Overall, good writing and work app compared to Pages and Word. (I love Pages as well, don’t think I’m choosing; they’re all pretty good work medias in general as long as they get the job done) Just for some of you, you might get times when it crashes. I’m not sure if its just me; I hope my review brings light on the situation and maybe it can be looked in on as to why this is happening to me and maybe some other users
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&#39;s head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
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.
Amazing! Just one(ish) thing..
by OreoFromThyNeptun on 2022/01/06 13:07
As a writer, google docs is my go to whenever I want to brew up a story, create a new character, or just write down little ideas for things. It’s amazing, works wonderfully and smoothly... on my laptop anyways. The only problem I have with it in my laptop is that if a document gets long enough it will have the tendency to lag and be extremely slow, but other than that it’s completely fine. On mobile however, it’s just a mess. It takes forever to load, documents take forever to load, it crashes, and overall it’s just incredibly slow. It’s useful and helpful to have on my phone to LOOK at stuff that I have on docs, but to actually attempt to write there? Yeahhh, I’ll stick to my computer thanks... there’s also the fact that in general it tends to say that certain normal words are wrong, but I could write in something totally made up and wacky and it’ll be completely fine...? So yeah. It’s wonderful otherwise, but honestly it’s best used on a computer only. I highly recommend either way.
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
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.)
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.
Fantastic with some suggestions
by JEMmusy on 2018/09/17 21:03
I love the way docs works because it saves your data constantly and it doesn’t glitch on you and it provides you with so many ways to type notes for school, writing, and much more. I do have some suggestions to make the work flow for taking notes easier though. When it comes to fonts, there are specific ones I like to use for notes, but it becomes a pain to have to go back and switch it to the font you like instead of the default Ariel. The same goes for the headings and other text variations. They default to Ariel instead of the font that you were using before hand. Another suggestion I have is to make a keyboard short cut for the horizontal line. That would make dividing sections of writing way easier. The last suggestion I have is to also make a key board short cut for the list option styles. For example, I don’t like using the default dot style for the list. I like using the star one because it makes the list more interesting to look at. So instead of defaulting to the dot style it could default to the style of list that you were using before hand. For example, I would be using the star style of list and then I would section that list off with a horizontal line and then begin to start a new list that would then default to the star style. In general, maybe you guys could make google docs more customizable or at least have let it have the option to be more customizable with custom keyboard commands for different things.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
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. 😄
great app, much needed improvements
by Luke726 on 2022/03/02 03:21
I’m a writer and google docs has been my go-to platform ever since middle school, when I first learned to use the program. User-friendly interface, most things can be learned with nothing more than a quick tutorial online, and it does not come at the cost of a lack of quality or options. However, when you’re someone like me who is a frequent user, you end up having a lot of documents. In this case, organization becomes an issue. Scrolling through dozens of documents before I can find the specific story I wish to continue writing is an inconvenience and occasionally a tad annoying. I wish there was some sort of foldering ability in the platform to better organize different types of documents. Google Drive already has folders available, I don’t think it would be too hard to add it onto google docs as well. The folders in google docs could be separated from drive and exist solely on the docs platform. Or they could be connected to drive.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
No Crashes! But a Glitch Remains
by scarlet_selene on 2021/09/15 11:05
I literally came here to write about this one glitch that irritates me, then I saw there&#39;s an update. And after it I tried out the problem that would usually make the app freeze, then crash after five seconds. It always happens when I turn it horizontally or vertically after a while of opening the doc and more often after editing once. It did freeze this time, which made me expect the crash, but thankfully it didn&#39;t happen. Yay! Those crashes seriously made it difficult to open the app again, find the doc, then find where I left off in writing (I write very very long documents). Thank you for the half-fix, but I&#39;m writing about the text going out of frame and then freezing as it tries to turn around, so that you know what to fix. Thank you! Edit: Nevermind, it does still crash, but not as often. Sometimes it successfully switches to horizontal or vertical, sometimes it just gives up.
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.
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
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
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.
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn&#39;t however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven&#39;t used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I&#39;m typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don&#39;t have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I&#39;m not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
HATERS BACK OFF
by hfgcjjgyfgbkjjojgyfwrujo on 2021/11/03 21:40
Everyone that writes bad reviews about Google Docs doesn’t know what they are talking about so if u are one of those people that write bad reviews to make people regret their decisions shut up nobody wants to hear about your bad attitude opinions u are just trying to ruin people’s lives and you just want people to delete this app I am writing a fictional story on Google Docs about a 7 year old girl that is going through rough obstacles on the Oregon Trail with her Mom Dad and her horse Bucky her brother died along the trail because of a disease on the Oregon Trail called Cholera and she soon runs away because her parents force her to give a robber/horse theif named Robert her horse she soon finds a nice field of grass with some other wild horses and they soon run away after a wild black Clydesdale joins them as they graze I am trying not to make this long so bye
How does such a big company make such a below par app
by Chris836272 on 2021/12/06 16:44
I expect more from a billion dollar company No tab key built into the app. u should know that mobile devices do not have tab keys and should build that into the ui of the app. Constantly draining battery. Not only is docs a power heavy app despite the fact that its a text editor with cloud save it also runs 24/7 in the background. I even turned off background app refresh and still if I got to screen time I have like 12-24 hours of docs everyday unless I remember to close it. Print layout vs dark mode. There is no print layout dark mode which means if I am trying to use dark mode then I will not know how my paper will actually look or how the lines will wrap. I can either know how my paper will actually look or use dark mode. there is no in between You cannot edit comments that are too long. If you make a comment that is more than like 1 sentence then try to edit it, it will only show as much of the text to edit as fits in the small initial text box. The box does not initialize a scroll wheel or expand to the size of the text based unless you are the one to type in it. As a developer idk how u could miss a bug like that for this long which leads into my bigger point. These bugs are not flying under the radar google just does not care enough to make an actually good app and so long as it functions then they don&#39;t care enough to put any real man power into one of the most popular apps on the appstore.
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.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I&#39;m taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I&#39;m a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don&#39;t have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don&#39;t kid yourself that you don&#39;t do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I&#39;ve already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I&#39;m taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Love this app!
by Dolphin Lover 231 on 2020/09/23 13:11
Overall, great app. I love to write so I’ve been using this app for years and it’s great. It doesn’t crash often, lets you work offline, it’s easy to use and share, and the best part is it doesn’t spam you with any adds. As a student, it is a bit annoying and glitchy when I have copies of documents with photos (it makes writing where I want a pain), but whatever. My main complaint is that there’s not more options. I have ~20 fonts, a decent but not great variety of colors, and it just doesn’t feel very customizable. I understand that it’s a writing app, but sometimes I do really wish I had more options (especially with fonts, on my iPad at least). I would recommend this app to everyone, just maybe get a font extension if it bothers you tons.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
great 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 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.
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Create, edit, and collaborate on online documents 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 go, 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 the web and your files in Drive, right from 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 Google Docs is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate. Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Docs features, including: • Working in a single document with teammates or people outside your company. See edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and leave feedback through comments and suggestions • Importing your documents to make them instantly editable, including Microsoft® Word and PDF files. Export your work in .docx, .pdf, .odt, .rtf, .txt or .html format • Unlimited version history. Track changes made to your documents and undo anything you choose. • Working across devices, with or without Internet Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to take 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.
Used to be Awesome
by L. X. D. Auther on 2022/05/21 03:58
I am giving this only 3 stars due to issues I’ve been having the past few months that I cannot seem to fix, or get official support for. This app is awesome. There’s a few requests I’d make, but all in all, great service. I love the Dark Mode, I love that I can share docs, I love that they don’t take up an insane amount of space, and I love how well they sync between devices. But of course, there’s been a major issue that’s driven me crazy for a long time now. Around the time my last iPad basically died on me back in I think October/November of 2021, I started noticing a terrible lag when typing and yes, I’ve heard other’s have had this issue too. But I don’t use Grammerly, in fact, the only extension I have on my iPad, which is for Safari and doesn’t apply to this issue, is a Dark Mode extension I downloaded to help me see and read articles better on my iPad since I’m visually impaired. I don’t use a third party keyboard on the iPad, I rarely type with a Bluetooth keyboard, I’m always up to date on iOS updates, and I keep all my apps up to date. I always check in the mornings for new updates and I do them all right away. After my last iPad started to die on me, I figured the lag was part of it, well, turns out it isn’t. And a fun fact for y’all who use a 5th gen iPad, the lag is unbelievably awful on it. I had to use my first iPad, a 5th gen while I waited for a month an a half for my new iPad to come. My 7th gen iPad died on me sorta suddenly and 9th gen iPad was on back order. So, thank goodness I had my first iPad, but oh the lag. When the new iPad came, I really hoped for it to work and for the lag to go away, but it didn’t. Came back. So, now I’ve tried for months to get in contact with both Apple and Google. Google wouldn’t give me an address or phone number for official help, instead, they kept sending me to the Google Communities, which in my opinion, wouldn’t help for an issue like this. But, I gave it a go. After a long wait, someone replied, we talked, I tried a few things, and they said to go to Apple. So I did, and they said, go to Google. So, of course, I’ve given up mostly at this point. I’m hoping the developers see this post, it’s my last hope. I even posted in the Google Docs Reddit room. Someone got back to me pretty quickly actually, but they couldn’t help, obviously this issue calls for official support, not the community. Other than that, my experience with Google Docs app has been alright. Could use a few more accessible features, but I believe those with come in time, and if not, I’ll request for those features eventually. Now that Dark Mode is in the app, I can get by. Only request I’ll make here: please let me open the Docs app and have it display my documents in the order I have them in on Drive. I don’t like having to click the folder to open up Drive, then find my doc, I wish it would work like Drive, but with Dark Mode. Thank you!
Better to use web version on iPadOS
by Ozmox on 2022/05/18 12:38
As with all the Google office apps, the experience is far better on the web than the iPadOS version. Google doesn’t really acknowledge or take advantage of the iPad’s larger display or the fact that it’s often coupled with a keyboard and trackpad these days. The interface is more or less the iPhone app just bigger. Editing documents feels clunky. I find myself instead just opening Safari on my iPad Pro and using the web version. More features, easier to use, just over all a better experience than the native app. Hopefully they address this at some point.
iPad version worse than web.
by Turbolt on 2022/05/17 18:27
The web version is a much better experience than this app.
Great app
by hhfffddhj on 2022/05/17 10:38
Great app
Not too fond of it
by I play the Multiplayer on 2022/05/17 02:55
- Impossible and annoying to indent - Incredibly slow to load (even with decent internet) - Search and Replace is hardly usable - Lack of paper view/view on computer - Buggy in all sorts of ways
Can’t update
by TheAthenian.22 on 2022/05/14 01:12
I can’t update the app and now I can’t write in group for my college essays anymore
Excellent
by Alex ramirez el adorador on 2022/05/13 20:09
Excellent
Good but lacking
by Teresajmz7 on 2022/05/12 14:57
This app is great only and only if you are doing pretty simple writing. No tables, no images, no text boxes, no changing from word to google docs, etc. If you want to get fancy it simply does not work that good. It is really restrictive and not even close to what you can accomplish on the online version of Google Docs. I really really wish for it to be updated and bettered. Since I am a student and when on the go use an ipad to lower the heavy weight on my back, having an optimized version of google docs is a necessity for quality turn ins.
Needs Improvement
by jdwkjhdbfkdbsvsvad on 2022/05/10 16:37
I like this app, works better on iphone. Any way to make it so when I make a copy on my ipad I can also change the name of it?
Limited capabilities
by donisflying on 2022/05/10 13:53
I often have to use the browser because the features are so limited. The UI requires a lot of touching as well because most of what you need is hidden behind at least one, if not three taps.
Pooop
by the poopie review :) on 2022/05/09 18:23
Pooop poo poop pooo pooop :) :p ^u^ そして、すべての日本人のために彼らのうんちうんちうんちうんちうんし岸田文雄
Love it
by gfftgjh on 2022/05/09 00:51
It helps me with all of my essays and things that I have to do for school and it never glitches or anything. I love it so much I give it a five out of five out of five out of five
very nice
by Oheliaa on 2022/05/08 03:28
...just wish we could use the website on mobile without it prompting us here every 2 seconds 🤷‍♀️
I love this! Especially since I have so much imagination!
by BEEEEEEEANS on 2022/05/07 06:49
I love Google Docs! I have so much imagination, and I just feel like I need to write stories of all kinds. I can’t use my chrome book, because it’s for school, so this is a great way for my imagination to burst and write stories that my family, or anyone could read! You could make anything out of Google Docs, like stories, to-do lists, and much more! And, if I accidentally close out of it, it automatically saves the doc for you! OMG, I love this so much, please get this! Have fun!
just a thought
by Peniz luvr on 2022/05/06 23:00
make it easier to ctrl f
Good for you
by jambuba1 on 2022/05/06 20:30
I think this is good for everyone because you can write all your favorite things you can write poems which are my favorite.
Love it
by Noor - Abd on 2022/05/05 06:51
Docs is literally a note pad so I don’t have to do my school work on paper. Even tho it’s annoying to do schoolwork and docs is literally useful for school work and teachers love torturing there student by giving them long essays to write that don’t make sense well that’s the end of my rant 10/10 app
Much more limited than docs on PC
by CDmtfzbC on 2022/05/03 15:16
Having used Google Docs on my PC for quite some time, I started to want to edit my documents on the go. I got the app to do just this. Opening the app, I find that theire’s major lag when typing and the UI is a bit of a maze. Not to mention the missing features from its PC counterpart such as adding in special characters. This app is great for editing small non-complex documents, especially with cloud saving, but for anything larger, you might as well just wait until you have a computer to work with.
No
by karl jr dhdjj on 2022/05/03 04:18
No
New Features Suggestion
by Ng1010706376 on 2022/05/03 02:54
Hi, I would like to suggest split screen mode for ipad since unfortunately, it&#39;s currently unavailable and if the app allow split screen on ipad, it would be more effective since it allow users to look at 2 documents at once. I hope to see this feature available on ipad in the near future.
Downloads older versions instead of newer version of doc on iPad
by Shahadhoney22 on 2022/05/02 05:17
App doesn’t update properly. I would download the assignment to my device to then submit but instead of downloading the newest version it downloads an older incomplete version instead!! So disappointed and depressed to haven lost a lot of important point in major assignments due to this issue in the app. I even waste time trying to redownload like over 10 times each time and they are all ending up missing stuff. Like for example missing the last sentence I wrote or the last paragraph. A whole graph doesn’t show, I open and close the file till out of nowhere it’s there, but too late! It happened A LOT of TIMES!!! Won’t get the final grade I wanted in my class because of this:( + sadly non of my professor would believe me if I tried to explain this💔💔😭 crying so badly because of this app💔💔💔
Stressed bc docs deletes my documents often
by tiny apples on 2022/05/02 01:56
Once I was looking for a document and I searched systematically through every single doc and I could never find it, I was really upset about that bc it was a story, so I don’t remember how I wrote it and it was really frustrating to re-remember. also recently google docs gave me mixed messages when driving in the car, I was using regular lte internet and the document crashed and deleted my previous save with no way to recover it, google’s customer service is completely useless and unhelpful, and I still haven’t figured out how to fix this problem... I also just don’t like the layout of the program. But what bothers me the most is google’s corrupt business practices. Sorry, I have to be honest
Very annoying
by pantaiskey on 2022/05/02 00:17
While this is a great app to use for creative things such as story writing or for things such as ideas and such Im taking away a star because of this one feature which is very annoying to me as an iPhone user. When I try to got to spell check it doesn’t show up and yet when I had an android it always showed up in there. It’s very annoying to me because I don’t have that android anymore and it’s tiring writing down stories and trying to spell check them only for it to not show up and me having to get out of bed to get on my laptop to do so when I should be able to do it as I’m laying in bed. So, if you could please change this then please do cause I no longer have that laptop as it broke recently meaning I can’t properly spell check any of my work anymore.
Doesn’t load and crashes
by Sabrina112 on 2022/05/01 16:13
Let me edit in the browser if you’re going to make an app that doesn’t work
Nueva función para agregar
by Vanesa Silva on 2022/05/01 06:31
Me encantaría agregar videos a mi unidad de Google. Me ayuda a ahorrar espacio en mi celular. Sería maravilloso. Encuentro que esta aplicación tiene actualizaciones.
Great app!
by addebaker on 2022/04/30 04:53
I would recommendesss reussian wkmoaln with tall legs and silver hair kidnapping me
I love it but it can be annoying at times
by lexfeld on 2022/04/29 23:27
Like when I’ collaborating with my friend in Europe, who edits these documents I write, the app can’t seem to handle switching between editing and looking at comments/suggestions. Then when I hit accept, it still takes longer than it should. I can’t work as efficiently as I would like to, and it is upsetting if I am being honest. Please streamline this issue asap.
Good on Computer NOT iPhone
by An_Avid_Review_Writer on 2022/04/29 02:05
🙄🙄🙄. I can’t roll my eyes enough. I don’t understand why this app is so horrible on iPhone. I was so excited to use this on the go only to be extremely annoyed and disappointed by how much it lags and crashes 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄. Ridiculous
Cave
by Madame Ramirez on 2022/04/28 02:04
I wrote a story called the cave and it is getting published
So laggy
by Beardedmonkeyjr on 2022/04/27 16:56
Unbelievably slow. Like I’m good at typing with my thumbs, so I just keep going, then I finish the paragraph I’m writing and the words keep appearing. The program is sentences behind me. Like if I were to finish typing this review in GDocs, I could then sit and watch what I’d typed appear, letter by painful letter, for another two minutes. This is not an exaggeration! God bless my accurate thumbs and what appears to be excellent autocorrect for saving me from having to do too much editing, because that, too, is impossible: I have no idea where the cursor is and can’t move it by long pressing the screen, so it’s a matter of pretty much luck whether I’m going to touch the screen in the correct location.
mobile port of google docs
by TheBoringSalami on 2022/04/27 02:57
Great for on the go school work and is very convenient. It is sorta glitchy and buggy. Crashes sometimes which is why I give it 4 stars.
Best Writing App Around⭐️
by Scarlett Telford on 2022/04/26 02:04
This app is AMAZING. I’m eleven years old and I think of myself as a ‘Junior Author’. My dream is to be a successful author and write an award-winning book series and become a billionaire. Anyway, I write all my stories here, and there has never been a problem.
MUST READ!
by READ THIS NOW!!, on 2022/04/26 00:22
This app is great, when you are on a computer. On an iPad or phone it awful!!! It has the stupid settings that don’t even make any sense! If I could rate it 0 stars I would! 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😠😠 DO NOT GET THIS APP!
Almost perfect
by Monkey butt Johnson on 2022/04/25 22:14
I love google docs! It’s my go to source! my only problem is that whens docs get to long it gets confusing. I feel like you should have a option to make the paper shorter. When writing I feel like you should not have to be tempted to write too much. my other suggestions are that you should be able to do a quick sketch. This would come in handy when writing books. You should also be able to write slanted like the following \ instead of just /. I’m so pleased with the new fade photo option. Love google docs! Keep up the good work. Hope you consider my ideas!
Great App but tends to be slow
by lreaume on 2022/04/25 13:26
I love the Google Docs app, and have been using Docs for the last 10 years. However, it seems to be slower on iOS devices than it is on a PC or Mac. I even close all of my apps sometimes just to see if the performance would increase but it doesn’t. Please fix this because this is the best app out there now.
Bussin
by WOOFXD WOOFO on 2022/04/24 21:46
Sad boi friend
Way worse than using in-browser
by hunterster on 2022/04/24 19:23
This is buggy and missing SO many features that are present in the browser. The android app is on-point, but I think google just said screw apple users
jokes lol
by heyguysitsme1000 on 2022/04/21 21:12
jokes
Not good for important document editing
by tuesday20102001 on 2022/04/21 16:34
This document isn’t easy to edit documents like it would from apple’s Notes 🗒 program, granted notes has it’s own issues, but I wouldn’t choose this program for editing important documents,
works better than I want it to
by Mikumes on 2022/04/21 02:55
it makes work easier to do, which makes it harder to make an excuse not to do it. so good that its bad. would be fantastic if I enjoyed work, which I don’t, so it’s not fantastic.
When in app switcher, the app lags
by tristrujillo on 2022/04/20 14:41
When I open the app it is fine, and I use it a lot. I do have a problem that keeps occurring. I can open the app and it lags when i pull it up in the app switcher on a 10.5 IPad Pro. I don’t have that problem with any other google apps that I use. It is only the google docs app. Other than that, the app is very well made.
I would of rated a 5
by Aaron the werewolf! on 2022/04/20 04:36
The reason I rated this a 3 is because it so hard to use. You can type normally but the forming control is really really really bad. Please fix this!
Pee pee poo poo
by funnyfortniteman234325 on 2022/04/19 11:36
Pee pee poo poo
Worst port I have ever used
by spaghettioof on 2022/04/18 01:50
Literally half the features of regular google docs are either missing or hidden so far down some menu rabbit hole it’s not worth looking for
hard at first but easy to understand after awhile
by @isabella.usefull reveiws.com on 2022/04/18 01:38
i hate school
Awesome!!!
by CaliandLex on 2022/04/17 23:17
So easy to write my songs!
Highly recommend Google Docs for essays or for personal use
by Olslemly on 2022/04/17 20:40
I use google docs to type in some ideas I have for books and it has been absolutely amazing! I love writing books and google docs makes it so easy to do in school ;)
Great but will really be nice if it supports split view
by brokengameboy on 2022/04/16 19:45
This app is very good but it will really help if split view is supported because currently I have to use safari in order to have two google docs open. Another feature I see that is missing is that the underline and bold button isn’t on the keyboard.
Color wheel
by Lammmbbio on 2022/04/16 19:35
It’ll be an improvement to have the ability to have the ability to color the fonts and highlights with an color wheel than the bland color strips.
?
by lovetiti6 on 2022/04/15 19:22
Dose it take a lot of storage
Review
by Jaelyn.D on 2022/04/15 17:47
Won’t let me get into my school account
Not good
by bob244566875#27 on 2022/04/14 21:15
I can’t sign in because they don’t think I have an account
Lots of writing.
by FishinNinja on 2022/04/13 14:58
Great app. Would be great if the black option bar that pops up when you highlight text was further away from the highlighted section. I keep selecting options in that menu I don’t want while I’m trying to highlight text. Also crashes on me once a day but, the back ups are instant. I pasted a cut page then the document crashed a few seconds later. When I pulled it back up, it had saved before the crash. Solid. Also a clipboard to view what I have copied and cut would be nice. Make sure I don’t cut twice and loose work.
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by curvebal on 2022/04/11 16:24
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Good application but needs one improvement to work better with voiceover on iPhone
by Busy lady bug on 2022/04/11 13:18
I like Google docs better than Word or pages. It is more accessible then word or pages. However, I wish that when you were trying to edit and delete something while writing using an on screen keyboard and voice over, that it would tell you the letter or word being deleted instead of just saying selection deleted. If it was able to do this I would give it a five star rating.
Nothing like the web based app
by crabbytuna on 2022/04/10 17:35
I don&#39;t write reviews. Yet this app is nothing like their web based text editor. Google refuses to make docs available on ipad for browser use and forces you to use the app. The app is not functional as it hides all of the features you are used to. Google, give us multiple layout options if your&#39;e going to force us to use the bloody app.
Love it
by Ollie.0 on 2022/04/09 13:09
I absolutely love google docs
If only
by Angrysocialist on 2022/04/09 02:55
So far I love Docs. It’s free, it saves automatically, it has many fonts and styles, and some of the add-ons are a great help. One of these, for instance, is a Easy-Bib, a bibliography program, where you type in the relevant information and it creates a bibliography entry right there. Another is Google Keep. My one complaint is lack of a book formatting option. Unlike Pages or Scrivener, you cannot move chapters around unless you cut and paste them and this can be a royal pain. You have to store chapters in a folder then copy/paste them into the main work. If it were not for that, I’d use it for all of my book writing. I don’t know if the google people read these comments, but if they do something like that would be tremendously helpful.
Dang you guys got farther then I did
by my nickname no on 2022/04/08 03:53
Bro you guys can log in mine can’t even do that.
Great Overall, Could Be Better
by TwinsFTW656 on 2022/04/08 01:12
As a student, google docs is a must on computer and on my phone. This has always been my go to app, but recently, I found a troublesome flaw. When unsubmitting a document from Google Classroom, it takes a very long time for it to update on Google Docs. I cannot edit on the document in a reasonable amount of time which leaves me to use my computer. It could be a bug but it’s worth pointing out
No split screen feature on iPad!
by 🇫🇷🇮🇹🇯🇵♨️🇬🇧♨️📍🎰🇩🇪 on 2022/04/06 20:27
The app is great on any other platform but iPad. It’s honestly super annoying to navigate because you have to switch to Google Drive to access folders and you can’t use split screen to view 2 documents side by side! From what I’ve seen on online forums this has been a missing feature for years and it should really be prioritized because it makes work significantly and unnecessarily harder on the iPad.
Why would you use anything else
by luke (big guy) mcqueen on 2022/04/06 20:01
Unless your using somthing like grammarly there is no reason to use anything else
goated with the sauce
by Yukina The Weeb on 2022/04/05 01:47
usin it for 4(?) years and I can say it’s great to use it for writing toe curling smut
Dumb
by Deathtrappe on 2022/04/04 22:41
You cannot edit slides or docs without getting the app, which is stupid. There is no point in downloading a whole app for one assignment. I have to leave a five star review for it to get seen.
Good job!
by 22238 Zibaisamazing on 2022/04/04 00:59
I love that I can add anything on my doc and share it so that my friends can see too. I can also write stories on it.
satisfactory
by Carrie! :) on 2022/04/03 22:28
does the job. one bug that hasn&#39;t been fixed yet is when typing -“, the quotation marks will be pointing the wrong direction (right instead of left)
Unstable
by Notnasdaily on 2022/04/02 12:04
Today, I was writing a synopsis on one page, while the rest of my project DUE MONDAY were on the other pages. The synopsis was put on every page. I did not do this. I tried adding my cover. It did not scale when I scaled it. Terrible. Now I Have to re-write my 50-page project. I hate this so much!!!
Outstanding App
by smiley2305 on 2022/03/31 03:50
This is an incredible application that&#39;s especially helpful if you require a (digital) writing surface. As I do tend to write stories myself, Docs can help me with corrections and other things like that. The only thing that I’d say is bad is the fact that it marks some words not in the language you&#39;re using spelled incorrectly, specifically names. For example, when I write anime fanfiction, it will occasionally put the red dotted line (that indicates incorrect spelling) underneath the names (ex. Katsuki, Midoriya).
Crashes too often
by Sonia <3 <3 on 2022/03/31 03:14
Every time I try and use the google docs app it crashes so I am never able to use it. Please fix!
ONLY AVAILABLE FOR IOS 13!!!!
by Jojo27gunner on 2022/03/30 11:03
Bruh.... just why? I don’t got cash for a newer iPhone
The latest update made the bugs SO MUCH WORSE
by MariaEm222 on 2022/03/29 22:57
Google recently updated this app to fix the bugs and glitches that make it crash all the time. Unfortunately this latest update made every single bug much, much worse. The app used to crash every time the phone screen got turned from vertical to horizontal, which was irritating and requires that one does not move around well attempting to use Google docs. Now the app crashes all the time, without any provocation whatsoever from the users. I am a writer and I write 1000 words per day using Google docs. Due to a severe and undiagnosed problem with my arms and hands, I am unable to use a keyboard and mouse normally like able-bodied people. I heavily rely on voice typing and Google Docs on my phone allows me to use a superior voice typing over any other item (especially a chromebook…. Google you guys are 1/10 right now). I have used Google docs for my writing for almost a decade, and this is the most frustrating bug I have ever encountered with this app. Please fix it promptly, Google. I know you can do it if you put your mind to it!
I like it
by Sudio Active on 2022/03/29 22:27
I like it very much!
App CRASH
by Nonia Bizness on 2022/03/27 10:27
It was working fine for a while. Now the app keeps crashing. I am an IPad user, and this is very inconvenient. All of my apps are update, I’ve tried my best at troubleshooting the problem.
Great App!
by Thatitgirl_Makenna on 2022/03/26 20:01
I’m a writer and I love being able to access an app like google docs. I’ve been using Notes on my apple IPhone for a very long time to write, but Docs has given me lots of freedom. At first I thought I could just try Docs for fun, but was very delighted about my experience and had a great time being able to change fonts, text colors and sizes, paragraph placement, etc. Not to mention I usually write short stories so it never lags out as I’ve seen in several reviews. The Pros: Fonts, Sizes, Colored Letters, highlights Great for short stories Has a search bar so I never lose my sheets The Cons: Sometimes my docs can get a bit messy.
Great
by JesusChrist4eva on 2022/03/26 19:55
This is a great app and I love it!! It’s easy to use on my Pc and Mac computer…but on my iPhone is a different story. It’s not that it doesn’t work it’s just a lot harder to operate. I give this five stars bc tbh it’s just a “me being picky” problem but it’s just kind harder to use and I feel like they take away some options on the doc. Idk maybe it’s just me but other than (again) me being picky it’s great and I love it!
Good Overall
by seanmsu123 on 2022/03/26 19:49
This app is pretty good except when I am using Magic Keyboard. When I’m using the keyboard, the cursor stays the default cursor even when hovering over text. I also can’t highlight text by just clicking and dragging. Please fix this! Everything else is pretty good.
Closes every time I highlight for no reason
by Nate isaman on 2022/03/26 06:57
I just spent 10 minutes trying to highlight what I need to but every I make one highlight the entire doc crashes and closes out. What is going on.
Wow
by Dipendra Gautam on 2022/03/26 03:14
Very good app
Great!
by kkkkihhiuygityftuyfuyfffuyffuy on 2022/03/25 22:55
It’s a really good app and super nice for school assignments!
Does Its Job
by football_is_life on 2022/03/24 23:10
I am still able to write and edit my notes on an iPad/iPhone with this app. However, it works best for just plain text and normal paragraphs. Special formatting can be a bit harder than on the computer. I’m glad I have it, but it would be better if some advanced features were easier to use.
I use this app a whole lot
by Aaaaaaaui602 on 2022/03/23 11:09
This app is amazing. I use this to write everything i want there’s copyright signs, Reserved signs, and trademark signs. I love to right fantasy as a kid now. And I’m working on my 245 paged Falconic: Dragonverse Race. And it is a blast. I hate to say this but i think that google docs compared to book creator… Book creator is horrible, but google docs is awesome. Thanks a lot 😊
Yes
by Nexus976 on 2022/03/22 19:19
Its very good for school but I dont like google meet
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by Kate Wilkins on 2022/03/22 18:01
fart
Perf
by ssmcbride on 2022/03/22 02:58
Works great for homework and anything that you need copied and printed totally recommend for anyone at all because it works so good and there is no reason not to have it!
HATE IT 🤬🤬🤬
by freackles forever on 2022/03/21 23:58
SO. FRUSTRATING 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Beautiful.
by WINDLEOPERD25 on 2022/03/19 17:59
Now I don’t have to log into Google every time I use it.
my friend candice told be about this
by gloomynotfound on 2022/03/19 00:29
CANDICE NUTZ FIT IN YO MOUTH
This is more of a YouTube comment than a review
by Greypotato.Gameo<3 on 2022/03/18 21:41
Ages 4+ mm yes totally
Extremely glitchy
by From Kaylee Macias on 2022/03/18 01:06
I used to love using Google Docs. It was easy to use and share documents, plus it saves automatically, so I don&#39;t have to worry about my changes being lost—or so I thought. Turns out, there&#39;s a problem where random sentences, words, or paragraphs will appear duplicated. Sometimes, spaces and punctuation will appear throughout the document as well. The most common glitch, however, is that changes don&#39;t save properly. I have lost two days&#39; worth of edits due to this issue. I hope this can be resolved soon, but until then, my experience has been less than enjoyable, to put it nicely.
I adore this app
by Stwacb on 2022/03/17 13:40
The color palate is very nice and calming. And when writing fanfic it’s dark and my eyes don’t hurt.
We all know google docs website is the best BUT
by Tesalala on 2022/03/16 19:23
The functionality of the app is way less satisfactory. I’m leaving 4 stars and hoping that the developers will fix the little annoyances like not having a spell check to fix all errors at once. EDIT: ALSO I’ve been using docs for a long time now and have many documents. I really wish the app would allow for folder creations to add documents to help me organize
Great,,,, except selecting text…
by Euclidpb on 2022/03/16 07:17
Thanks Gooogle for the great voice dictation, coverall super useful app. Please can you add the ability to drag select text to iOS version? Love my iPad Pro, but this is very inconvenient. Otherwise, at least add ability to double and triple click for word, line/ paragraph select text. Thanks for your great work team Google!
Amazing!!!
by J3||¥_J@M1€ on 2022/03/11 00:48
This is very convenient for me because I’m in school and need to write things on the computer and sometimes I can’t have it with me like in the car so this is perfect for on the road!!!
Don’t use mobile
by Mauseetale on 2022/03/10 20:24
I can’t even put certain images in my doc. The best solution to this is to use your computer instead.
Goggle ducks
by timmothy500 on 2022/03/10 19:44
i hate gongle docks I hate it!
Folders please
by ghdggfgf on 2022/03/09 23:05
Folders would be great and I have taken time to write a review on them. I don’t usually write a review for apps but I found this necessary. Folders would be much better organization and would make the app easier. If you add folders me and all the people I know would be so happy! Thanks a ton! Other wise love the app and docs in general!
Yesss
by this game is coooolllll on 2022/03/09 16:06
I use this app for MAP calls , as a script . Or I’m just writing a story XD
Please fix Scribble
by Ashkan Roshan on 2022/03/09 14:27
Are You Guys ever gonna add scribble?
it crashes
by daddychillokdjnd on 2022/03/07 14:55
dont get this app
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Great Go To, Just Crash Problems
by shannon.t.k.g on 2021/12/11 03:31
I’m a book writer and I’ve been using a combination of both Word, Docs and Pages for my books, yet Docs is my go to almost all the time since its more easily accessible for all devices I own. But recently, after getting my new iPad Mini (6th gen), whenever I try to multitask (aka open a new app to the side) it crashes on me, and I have to reopen it and scroll all the way down (important to note some of my books are 100+ pages long so imagine scrolling through that) just to get back to where I left off. It is an issue I am only now seeing on my new iPad Mini, not on my iPad Pro. I’m not so sure why that is, or if it’s just my iPad Mini or the Docs app itself. I hope this issue can be resolved soon wherever it may be coming from. Overall, good writing and work app compared to Pages and Word. (I love Pages as well, don’t think I’m choosing; they’re all pretty good work medias in general as long as they get the job done) Just for some of you, you might get times when it crashes. I’m not sure if its just me; I hope my review brings light on the situation and maybe it can be looked in on as to why this is happening to me and maybe some other users
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&#39;s head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
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.
Amazing! Just one(ish) thing..
by OreoFromThyNeptun on 2022/01/06 13:07
As a writer, google docs is my go to whenever I want to brew up a story, create a new character, or just write down little ideas for things. It’s amazing, works wonderfully and smoothly... on my laptop anyways. The only problem I have with it in my laptop is that if a document gets long enough it will have the tendency to lag and be extremely slow, but other than that it’s completely fine. On mobile however, it’s just a mess. It takes forever to load, documents take forever to load, it crashes, and overall it’s just incredibly slow. It’s useful and helpful to have on my phone to LOOK at stuff that I have on docs, but to actually attempt to write there? Yeahhh, I’ll stick to my computer thanks... there’s also the fact that in general it tends to say that certain normal words are wrong, but I could write in something totally made up and wacky and it’ll be completely fine...? So yeah. It’s wonderful otherwise, but honestly it’s best used on a computer only. I highly recommend either way.
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
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.)
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.
Fantastic with some suggestions
by JEMmusy on 2018/09/17 21:03
I love the way docs works because it saves your data constantly and it doesn’t glitch on you and it provides you with so many ways to type notes for school, writing, and much more. I do have some suggestions to make the work flow for taking notes easier though. When it comes to fonts, there are specific ones I like to use for notes, but it becomes a pain to have to go back and switch it to the font you like instead of the default Ariel. The same goes for the headings and other text variations. They default to Ariel instead of the font that you were using before hand. Another suggestion I have is to make a keyboard short cut for the horizontal line. That would make dividing sections of writing way easier. The last suggestion I have is to also make a key board short cut for the list option styles. For example, I don’t like using the default dot style for the list. I like using the star one because it makes the list more interesting to look at. So instead of defaulting to the dot style it could default to the style of list that you were using before hand. For example, I would be using the star style of list and then I would section that list off with a horizontal line and then begin to start a new list that would then default to the star style. In general, maybe you guys could make google docs more customizable or at least have let it have the option to be more customizable with custom keyboard commands for different things.
Accessible anywhere
by Queen Dre 5115 on 2020/05/20 15:40
Before knowing about Goggle Docs I would use word, a coworker who was also in school showed me how to access it on my phone if I’m on the go, or just sitting at my desk. It was much more enjoyable and easy to use when needing to jump back on at any time. I have told others in my class about google docs, it just took a while for me to actually access all my emails that I can link to . It saved me time logging into a computer, when I’m already looking at my phone. It’s better than word. Also when having errors it allows you to see a correction or just add a comment on the side so you can either fix or re word later. I really like that I can pull it up on my phone and allow a friend to read from my laptop for a review on some thing I’ve missed while working and writing. The application saved me a lot of time. Thank you! I think if there were step for first timers also once you open a google account explain the many options you can do with the application!!!
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. 😄
great app, much needed improvements
by Luke726 on 2022/03/02 03:21
I’m a writer and google docs has been my go-to platform ever since middle school, when I first learned to use the program. User-friendly interface, most things can be learned with nothing more than a quick tutorial online, and it does not come at the cost of a lack of quality or options. However, when you’re someone like me who is a frequent user, you end up having a lot of documents. In this case, organization becomes an issue. Scrolling through dozens of documents before I can find the specific story I wish to continue writing is an inconvenience and occasionally a tad annoying. I wish there was some sort of foldering ability in the platform to better organize different types of documents. Google Drive already has folders available, I don’t think it would be too hard to add it onto google docs as well. The folders in google docs could be separated from drive and exist solely on the docs platform. Or they could be connected to drive.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
No Crashes! But a Glitch Remains
by scarlet_selene on 2021/09/15 11:05
I literally came here to write about this one glitch that irritates me, then I saw there&#39;s an update. And after it I tried out the problem that would usually make the app freeze, then crash after five seconds. It always happens when I turn it horizontally or vertically after a while of opening the doc and more often after editing once. It did freeze this time, which made me expect the crash, but thankfully it didn&#39;t happen. Yay! Those crashes seriously made it difficult to open the app again, find the doc, then find where I left off in writing (I write very very long documents). Thank you for the half-fix, but I&#39;m writing about the text going out of frame and then freezing as it tries to turn around, so that you know what to fix. Thank you! Edit: Nevermind, it does still crash, but not as often. Sometimes it successfully switches to horizontal or vertical, sometimes it just gives up.
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.
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
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
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.
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn&#39;t however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven&#39;t used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I&#39;m typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don&#39;t have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I&#39;m not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
HATERS BACK OFF
by hfgcjjgyfgbkjjojgyfwrujo on 2021/11/03 21:40
Everyone that writes bad reviews about Google Docs doesn’t know what they are talking about so if u are one of those people that write bad reviews to make people regret their decisions shut up nobody wants to hear about your bad attitude opinions u are just trying to ruin people’s lives and you just want people to delete this app I am writing a fictional story on Google Docs about a 7 year old girl that is going through rough obstacles on the Oregon Trail with her Mom Dad and her horse Bucky her brother died along the trail because of a disease on the Oregon Trail called Cholera and she soon runs away because her parents force her to give a robber/horse theif named Robert her horse she soon finds a nice field of grass with some other wild horses and they soon run away after a wild black Clydesdale joins them as they graze I am trying not to make this long so bye
How does such a big company make such a below par app
by Chris836272 on 2021/12/06 16:44
I expect more from a billion dollar company No tab key built into the app. u should know that mobile devices do not have tab keys and should build that into the ui of the app. Constantly draining battery. Not only is docs a power heavy app despite the fact that its a text editor with cloud save it also runs 24/7 in the background. I even turned off background app refresh and still if I got to screen time I have like 12-24 hours of docs everyday unless I remember to close it. Print layout vs dark mode. There is no print layout dark mode which means if I am trying to use dark mode then I will not know how my paper will actually look or how the lines will wrap. I can either know how my paper will actually look or use dark mode. there is no in between You cannot edit comments that are too long. If you make a comment that is more than like 1 sentence then try to edit it, it will only show as much of the text to edit as fits in the small initial text box. The box does not initialize a scroll wheel or expand to the size of the text based unless you are the one to type in it. As a developer idk how u could miss a bug like that for this long which leads into my bigger point. These bugs are not flying under the radar google just does not care enough to make an actually good app and so long as it functions then they don&#39;t care enough to put any real man power into one of the most popular apps on the appstore.
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.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I&#39;m taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I&#39;m a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don&#39;t have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don&#39;t kid yourself that you don&#39;t do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I&#39;ve already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I&#39;m taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
The best for anything!
by Marshmellow Pumkin on 2018/05/08 00:58
Google Docs has been the most useful app for me to be able to create multiple pages of Stories, Characters, Poems, and more! This is often the go to app for schools. It’s very simple to be able to share it to others like teachers or other students for projects, and that’s not the only limit since I use it when sharing with friends. I use this both in the computer and with my iPad. With google doc just logging in to your account is very quick and it holds all your data for you so you don’t need to worry which is a great relieve! I hope that this app stays on forever because I won’t be able to find another app like this, being free as well. If there were any recommendations I also like Google Slides although it’s a bit harder to use on the go. Sincerely, Google Doc User.
Love this app!
by Dolphin Lover 231 on 2020/09/23 13:11
Overall, great app. I love to write so I’ve been using this app for years and it’s great. It doesn’t crash often, lets you work offline, it’s easy to use and share, and the best part is it doesn’t spam you with any adds. As a student, it is a bit annoying and glitchy when I have copies of documents with photos (it makes writing where I want a pain), but whatever. My main complaint is that there’s not more options. I have ~20 fonts, a decent but not great variety of colors, and it just doesn’t feel very customizable. I understand that it’s a writing app, but sometimes I do really wish I had more options (especially with fonts, on my iPad at least). I would recommend this app to everyone, just maybe get a font extension if it bothers you tons.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
great 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 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.
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