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Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share
Description
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.
Great app but indecisive updates?
by prayadubia on 2021/10/17 21:57
I’ve been using Google Docs for a while now, and it works wonderfully, but there have been a couple updates recently where the font appears bigger or smaller on mobile even though I haven’t changed the font size. It’s really odd, and in the last update, they changed it back to being small and it’s really unpleasant. Please change it back to normal.
Won’t Let Me Open a Doc in Safari While Downloaded
by 😎😎😎😎😎😏😏😏😏😏 on 2021/10/16 20:18
I’m currently trying to do my homework, but having this app downloaded stops me from opening a document in Safari. I want to be able to have my notes open in Safari while I type my essay in the app, but I can’t do that. Very frustrating.
it's amazing! 🤌🤌
by Ur_local..idiot..XD on 2021/10/16 04:24
I love to write
Google
by funnybibleverselll on 2021/10/15 23:17
I been using google since 2019
It’s pretty Pog
by qwerzbsheusnd on 2021/10/15 21:56
Pog
Unusable update
by Gljourno on 2021/10/14 17:55
I have an iPhone 12 updated to the latest iOS, and editing docs (accepting edits and comments in particular) is so slow and glitchy as to be unusable. What gives, Google?
Infuriating
by On your continued momentum on 2021/10/14 15:39
Trying to edit background images is a hot mess. Better to disable that feature and send users to Chrome if you don’t want to make it work here.
docs
by Tony D.isciple on 2021/10/13 18:04
i use this app so much it is awsome
Best
by Sheesh fan on 2021/10/12 23:05
Sheesh man best
Most helpful tips
by ez101@ on 2021/10/12 21:39
Thanks for goggle docs for creative software it’s really helpful. 😉
Garbage
by Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboiii on 2021/10/12 21:09
Instead of buying 5 star review bots how about make a good app
Just not good
by CatherineBbbbb on 2021/10/11 00:47
It doesn’t have all the features the browser does. I had to delete the app so the browser wouldn’t always automatically bring me back to the app.
Unable to redownload app
by Erin Shmilroy on 2021/10/11 00:30
I previously removed the app due to low storage space. After upgrading my phone, I attempted to re-download but I’m not able to due to a “failed payment method.” I’ve attempted to try several different payment methods and the same error occurs.
One difference with the android version
by Jeremy Helm on 2021/10/10 09:39
Why must I name a document before I can get access to it’s blank slate? I turn to this to begin to capture ideas, and suddenly I have to decide what I’m going to title the whole thing? I prefer the experience in the android app and just start writing, and optionally circle back to name the document.
Use this app
by Gcsfvyjnde on 2021/10/08 20:58
This app has helped me with school projects a lot. Please use this app.
HORRIBLE
by ✨😐👑 on 2021/10/08 19:05
I went to write for my math class and it automatically corrected my work to doggy dooty
IOS 13?!
by Kate dec on 2021/10/07 18:35
Ok so I was working on something personal that I want to do on my iPad because I don’t want anyone to see it and all of a sudden I can’t access anything anymore. Why? Your stupid motherfricking iOS 13 update. I can’t update my iPad and yet it’s not letting me use the app. How do I edit my documents? Tell me, how? HOW DO I EDIT MY SECRET DOCUMENT? Yea rubbish, that’s what this app is. All your other apps are so much better. It would have got 5 stars if it wasn’t for your stupid iOS update.
Issue
by Minecraftr0872 on 2021/10/05 17:14
Can’t edit doc after it was returned from classroom
Very bad
by Blinky456 on 2021/10/05 13:54
Very bad
Love it
by CAuthor on 2021/10/05 01:59
I am a writer and google docs is what I use for my stories. Although it does get laggy on my phone, it is good on my computer and does not lag at all, even on long documents that are my re than 100 pages. I love google docs, and I’ll use it forever.
Ios 13?
by Tennis was my passion on 2021/10/04 12:31
Really? I need IOS13 to work with your app? If you are so brave to force people change their devices maybe you also so rich and send new devices for all of as who physically can’t update?
Yah it’s good but
by jwnewportcoast on 2021/10/04 03:34
It’s good for everything but somethings are jank
Complicated and useless
by 702Sandra on 2021/10/02 16:00
iPhone version of App is complicated and doesn’t offer all features or even to see the whole page. Don’t recommend
Great app love everything
by cello woman on 2021/10/01 23:25
Everything is awesome the highlights fonts different sizes and so much more.
i do art on google docs
by JazzyAnimations on 2021/10/01 18:27
Yes
Great app, just one complaint
by Ajams328 on 2021/10/01 15:33
I love having my Google docs on the go. It’s great to be able to edit my work when I’m away from the computer and the app is very easy to use. Excellent formatting and functionality overall. My only complaint is that the app is not password protected or can only be accessed by touch ID. Google Drive has this ability, but Google Docs does not. Why is that? Can you please incorporate this feature in the app? Thank you.
Inconvenient
by Jae_skullhead on 2021/10/01 04:22
Much more difficult to do things like indent or scroll. Also very glitchy.
Love it but there’s a word that’s messed up
by alexb613 on 2021/09/30 17:32
Length always switches to Lang even my mom tried it and it didn’t work
Not Phone Friendly
by jaketlewis2004 on 2021/09/30 12:09
I try to resize a column and it goes to select text.
Fonts issues
by S3ph13 on 2021/09/30 03:25
I’m having issue with certain fonts not showing up properly. My bonded letters don’t look bolded with the font Neucha. Please fix it
It win’t work
by Abugail17594 on 2021/09/29 19:29
I’ve tried singing in 6 times and it wouldn’t save, like it was one of those scam websites that would just take your password
iPhone 13 Pro / iPad Air (latest OS)
by notknwn_ on 2021/09/29 10:36
Highlighting text on iOS/iPadOS usually presents certain system options, one of which is to define the highlighted text. Please add support for this basic function. Needs to support per-app accessibility settings in iOS 15. Currently fails to increase (or decrease) font size when iOS settings for Docs are adjusted. This would be an immense help for users with low vision, which is why it exists in iOS in the first place.
Not the same as the website
by caro7:) on 2021/09/28 14:58
If you are trying to use this for school, you will be annoyed that the app does not work like the website. You cannot easily control margins, insert certain things, and the layout is overall less intuitive than what the website uses. I have struggled trying to use some features. For example i haven’t found out how to remove the tab on new paragraphs, something you’d think would be easy enough to solve. In summary, I don’t get why the website is different from the app in such a drastic way.
Have to re-open doc every time I return to app
by DiscoveringAwareness on 2021/09/27 20:21
Frustrating
bad
by ShoddySheep27 on 2021/09/27 12:07
scarlett sad it bad
5/5 stars till the iOS 15 update…..
by Satisfied Customer👌 on 2021/09/27 00:52
now it doesn’t even work or let me open any of my docs at all :( please fix this developers!!!
Buggy for IPad Pro
by Pandas1123 on 2021/09/26 15:49
It frequently freezes when you log in or during on a doc. It gets frustrating quickly. Because it freezes, you can not exit out of google doc to reset it. You are frozen and have to wait for google doc to load. The second issue is that it lags. When you type or delete, the action is heavily delayed. So if you click delete too fast, you will see all your progress be deleted without any way to stop it. Your only choice is to wait and pray that it doesn’t delete too much work. Yet I will have to continue using it because my public school is dependent on it. Thanks.
Great
by RainbowKittyGirl on 2021/09/26 02:50
Docs is great for lots of stuff. I’ve wrote lots of essays for school on it.
Needs compatibility with links on mobile apps
by Hippos Ate Amy Cookies on 2021/09/26 01:49
My friends and coworkers share docs links to edit or comment on all the time, and I cannot edit on the mobile app. When I click on the link it takes me to the page within the app (Facebook, email, etc) with a pop up to edit within the Google docs app, but selecting this option only opens the Apple App Store, not the application itself. There is no way that I have found to edit shared links on mobile, bc anything that says it will allow me to do so just opens the App Store instead. I can open Google Docs from the App Store, but it does not get me to the shared link. Otherwise, I love it.
Great app love it 😄
by Semperverus021 on 2021/09/25 16:17
I love this app it helps with everything that I do thanks
It is super useful and easy for all ages
by shindjlovemyfamily on 2021/09/24 01:41
I am a kid and use this app a-lot at home and school it’s good for presentations whatever age sometimes, I can’t find my doc only because i didn’t scroll down. It is a safe platform for me and is helped me do many projects for years.
Yessss best app ever!!!
by creative mauler 123 on 2021/09/23 19:24
I live writing on this app! It’s so good for writing and is always my go-to!!!
WHERES MY MF SPELLCHECK BUTTON
by Bonzoö on 2021/09/23 11:33
I DIDNT GET THE UPDATE? THE UPDATE AAS LIKE 2 MONTHS AGO AND I STILL DIDNT GET IT BRUH WHERE IS MY FREAKING SPELL CHECK BUTTON I CANT TURN ITNOFF
Let us use our Apple Pencil
by ggggg00099 on 2021/09/22 20:11
Wish I could use my Apple Pencil to make annotations, I hope in a future update we can
🦄🐦
by Douma nuts fit in yo mouth on 2021/09/21 03:45
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars
Amazing
by a playerss on 2021/09/20 17:18
Great app love it use it for school often with no problems
Just use the Website
by Tboats33 on 2021/09/20 01:33
Confusing and clunky UI, unsure where to find a lot of seemingly simple text formatting tools. Isn’t supported for clicking and highlighting text with iPad Pro Magic Keyboard. A very “meh” experience overall. I’ll just stick to the website.
Yeah that’s about it
by chshfhfjwh yv on 2021/09/19 20:00
I write down my feelings that’s it
Navalny app blocking
by Dilmurod94 on 2021/09/18 16:08
Google you are scared rat for blocking Navalny app.
Google docs started crashing
by gladys34323 on 2021/09/18 02:39
Throughout my classes, they want me to use google docs and add images but I have been getting missing assignments because my images won’t show.
I love it
by it good😻 on 2021/09/17 19:02
Good
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by MHA rocks hehehe on 2021/09/17 00:00
Help my poopy
eh
by whatthehellisamomomg on 2021/09/15 22:20
Literally everytime I select a template it won’t open.
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'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'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'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.
I HATE THIS APP
by Gamingwithlexyt on 2021/09/14 02:58
I LITERALLY WROTE A WHOLE ESSAY ABD IT DIDN'T SAVE AT ALL AND NOE ALL MY WORK IS GONA AND I HAVE TO GET A 0 I HATE THIS APP
Only for the most down bad people
by AsylumPlayZz on 2021/09/13 13:17
Not that good of an app. But it’s crucial for people that are tryna finish some work last minute.
Disappointing, Google.
by NotsorpToor on 2021/09/13 02:25
Seriously? No support for mouse/trackpads on iPadOS? No support for multiple instances of the app (for simultaneous editing)? No support for VIEWING a word or doc file in the Drive app, so that it can be viewed next to an open document in the Docs app? Very lackluster, from a trillion dollar company.
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by jvrghthfjvvdtjhhjvtf on 2021/09/12 21:21
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Why?
by nicknamelol12345 on 2021/09/11 16:47
Why do I have to download Google Docs in order to use it on an iPhone or other mobile device?
Google docs 🥰😊😢😅
by google docs king on 2021/09/09 15:52
Google docs is so amazing but I hate it when I’m at school and I have to type a report on docs like com on I want to do something else anyways it pretty cool and everything but I hate writing things on it!😳🏈😍🤦‍♀️😃😆🤦‍♀️♥️😢🤬
Why is the font size so small now?
by the_boxdoctor on 2021/09/09 09:57
I don’t know what Google did in their recent update but all the text in my documents is so small it hurts my eyes to attempt to read. Font size itself didn’t change. Web version didn’t change. Just a week ago everything on mobile was fine. Whatever gave you the idea that changing the font size view for mobile users was a good decision?
Edits like a pdf
by DragonBook1 on 2021/09/09 00:13
Horrible, it basically is like editing a pdf
Latest version awful
by catenatus on 2021/09/08 08:14
The latest build (as of 7 September 2021) is awful compared with earlier versions. Not only does it crash often, but you can no longer multi task between apps. So, switching from Docs to another app such as Adobe Reader causes Docs to shut down. Makes it useless for serious work. Also, functions such entering text in a search box is incredibly slow.
Great, but needs support for Apple Pencil
by Alfredo Peralta on 2021/09/05 13:22
I love using Google Docs in class, but sometimes I just need to visualize the lecture, so drawing something out on Google Docs, I believe, would considerably enhance the app.
ipad interface is disappointing
by frick you app store on 2021/09/01 15:44
i opened it this morning and the interface is completely different with no way to change it back. extremely disappointing and is the reason i am moving all my writing back to evernote and one note. i hate this so much. why is google bound and determined to make their services unusable?
It’s Zoomed In
by mattsun.i on 2021/08/31 16:45
I don't know if this is my phone, but now docs is zoomed in. It’s annoying, and I lost all motivation to write thanks to that. It’s irritating.
Suggestion
by BL4CK1C3 on 2021/08/31 04:15
Could you please add a feature that remembers where you left off when you exit the document or if the app crashes?
Good for Mobile
by Thewowman1234 on 2021/08/30 03:36
I do not mind this version of google docs however I would much prefer to use a Mac version of Google docs like most other apps on iPad.
Thx Google docs
by magh whiz on 2021/08/29 20:30
So, first of I can tell you that I am a young writer and whenever an idea pops into my brain I can always turn it into an essay or a paragraph that I can really pour myself into,Google docs helps me with that!
Please add a spelling suggestion removal option or a personal dictionary feature!
by Sbiernick on 2021/08/29 01:33
I love this app, really I do, but the blue and red underlines are really bugging me, and I wish to disable and reenable them any time I want. Most of the time, they are wrong and intrusive, and I don’t want to go on my computer just to put a word in the personal dictionary. It would be more than helpful if such an option was on mobile, so I don’t have to use my PC everytime.
Tired
by edwin9112 on 2021/08/28 08:15
My cousin hates y’all cuz he doesn’t wanna do his hw so 1/5 stars ):
It bad
by catmopsbdhdhdhxhsbz on 2021/08/28 04:55
I wrote a story and it didnt save
Nice
by laiowndal on 2021/08/28 03:54
Bread 👍
Okay so
by Dash 💗 on 2021/08/28 02:31
I love it, but genuinely all I want is more color options. That is ALL I WANT .
Good except for one big thing
by hi its me. on 2021/08/23 14:46
I like that this app automatically saves and what you create can be accessed on any device. I have used it for school as well as for personal use and it works well. My reason for giving it three stars is because this app doesn't support Apple Pencil. If it did, this app would be near perfect!
Cannot use it anymore
by rere_c on 2021/08/20 22:53
I have an old version of iOS in my iPad, and cannot update it for now. Last month the app was working fine, and now it won't let me edit anything anymore simply because my app version is outdated. And again I cannot update it, what lets me with an useless app that would save me time, if it WORKED. The thing is... Well, for those in need who CANNOT update their devices, it would be SO USEFUL if it was possible to at least make editions online in documents... Or let the old versions of the app work! And not just FORCE an update that can't be done! Now I simply cannot work on my documents in my iPad! Thanks for REALLY messing things up, Google. I am very frustrated.
Worst app
by ccccccccccccccc123 on 2021/08/20 17:29
Worst app
Garbage
by student#8008 on 2021/08/20 15:43
Won’t let me do work for class and keeps deleting my work so I end up getting a zero
Apple Pencil
by daniellegalardi on 2021/08/18 23:13
I love this app its great, but I wish I could use my Apple Pencil to write when I use my iPad
Love it...buuuut...
by Frost Canary on 2021/08/18 18:55
Docs is so fun to use, and I use it often. But lately, it’s been deleted from my account, so I have to uninstall, and reinstall. But overall, it’s is THE best writing app.
Starting a personal diary today, and I found the right app to do so
by Yeet66909 on 2021/08/17 19:54
Google docs might as well be the best word document app out there. Custom fonts, titles, endless amounts of pages included, all for free! I haven’t came across any bad things about the app yet, so I’m still on the lookout for anything that could bug Google docs. Anyways, I’m making this diary to write down my experiences in the pandemic, and decided to keep track of all things that happen. Unfortunately my family has contracted the coronavirus and I’m the only one that has tested negative recently. Anyways, I think this app is amazing the way it is, and I hope the pandemic ends soon cause I’m going insane.
Comments Disappear
by Disappointed 4256 on 2021/08/17 01:24
The so says comments are saved but when you bring it back up they are not there. Collaboration is hard enough. Fix your software to save comments when they are made.
Perfect for school
by Gacha Clara27 on 2021/08/17 01:09
Yessir
No iPad Keyboard & Cursor Support
by Max Bess on 2021/08/15 01:18
Support the iPad Cursor API. The cursor cannot “see” it is on text (circle not line) and therefore lacks many things such as Cmd+C/V as well as double/triple tap to highlight. It also does not have ‘magnetic buttons.’ The iPad Magic Keyboard with trackpad is the most prominent, but the opened API has allowed third party cases (ie. Logitech, Bridge) to take advantage of the software. Further, using an external trackpad or mouse via Bluetooth can take advantage of this. The software has been out for nearly 2 years please add support.
Love it
by sl1cky_n1cky on 2021/08/15 00:10
As an avid story and fanfic writer this app is literally the greatest thing ever.
Love this app a lot!
by BexxMixx on 2021/08/14 02:45
I love this app a great deal. Being a writer like many of the people here who have written reviews, it's easy to grasp and work with. The ability to be able to change the color of the background is also nice as well. I know there are other word documents that can do this but only for a limited time before you have to pay to continue using the word document entirely. Then you no longer have access to editing your files. I just wish the app had the feature to chat with others on the document like you can on your computer. That would be nice. But other than that, I love it! Especially when on the go!
PLEASE READ
by Abiiii 🥺👉🏽👈🏽 on 2021/08/12 18:31
it's a amazing app yet on iOS it does not let me highlight it
Crashes a LOT
by J78901234 on 2021/08/12 17:10
I’ve been using this app for an hour, because I needed to make comments and edits on a doc and there’s no mobile web version of Docs that lets you do that. The app has crashed 6 times so far. Switching to landscape view is the kiss of death. Avoid at all costs.
Docs on mobile.
by njutes jouhncst on 2021/08/10 04:12
We should be able to use docs on mobile without this awful app.
Indent
by sadiepins on 2021/08/08 17:00
It’s impossible to figure out how to do a simple indent of the first line of a paragraph
Not able to save as a PDF on IOS
by Jddbdjsnsbs s on 2021/08/06 15:05
Should definitely be able to export and save info my files on my phone for offline use and there is no option to do this.
I don’t have 13.0!
by GameBoyNox840 on 2021/08/05 22:52
Hi, I wanted to say that, I have the version that is not 13.0. Why does every writing app update to 13.0? It makes no sense. So to sum it up, I don’t have 13.0, and would appreciate it if you changed the version to be able to download at ^ 12.5.3 or later. Thanks!
Frustrated
by outofluck? on 2021/08/05 16:52
I have used this app for over 3 years on my android and I’ve loved every minute of it with no complaints! And would gladly give 5 stars! But now that I have an iPhone it’s not the same. Idk if it’s because I’m still making the transition from Android to iPhone or what? But with my Android I could have several docs open and cut & paste back & forth. It doesn’t work that way with my new phone, I have to close the doc and open another then lose my place and start over again!
Google Docs Is The Best Social Media
by nolapoetlaureate on 2021/08/04 15:10
The way you do it is by hyperlinking from one google docs to another. Example found @nolapoetlaureate on Instagram. But yeah you have all the fonts and colors for text. It is AD FREE!!!!! Anonymous-ish Self regulatory Loads super fast due to there being no ads Anyways look up River Parish Behavioral Hospital one star reviews and see if you discover something intriguing
Love it so much!!
by ur local ~meanie head~ on 2021/08/03 06:06
Google docs is where I got to write a rough draft for a book I got to publish, it made my dreams come true! It has all types of formats, fonts, color for text and necessary tools for writing. It’s also amazing for school! I 10000% recommend this app for essays and writing for fun.
pls add multiple file deleting thingy
by saininb88 on 2021/08/02 07:57
pls add a thing where u can delete multiple files at once in mobile i’m having a bad time deleting one by one
Wish It Worked
by Minymes on 2021/08/01 15:05
Google Docs is great- on a web browser. As an app, it’s painful. Formatting is impossible, which I can actually forgive since it’s a mobile device. But the crashes? The infuriating hunt for a specific note in a folder, because you can’t just return to that folder from the document you’re working on in that folder? The fact that the app refuses to work unless you have the very latest update? That’s reprehensible.
Not Super User-Friendly Compared to Browser
by raratatara on 2021/07/30 16:38
The layout/format of google docs on an iPad and larger screen is just so much easier to use than the app. - And in general I just feel like Google Docs, and a lot of the the other things Google Offers in Google Drive has just stagnated the past few years. Not much has changed.
It’s useful
by Kabir 2"010 on 2021/07/30 12:37
It is easy to use but never saves the data 100%
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
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.
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.)
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!!!
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator”
by Lizbitzfifty on 2020/02/04 00:25
I love that google docs lets you share your document and work simultaneously with others. It’s very convenient in that regard. However if there were another option for that purpose, I’d probably switch over. There are so many things in google docs that make it way harder and more frustrating than it needs to be. You can’t put text over an image, it’s a million steps just to find where text boxes are located, you can’t paste something in from Microsoft Word without the formatting being destroyed, it’s hard to set a tab-stop that will stay there when you move on to a new line, there are cntrl shortcuts that work for other document creators but not for google docs, and it’s almost impossible to customize a document to look different or engaging if you’re trying to make a handout. I could go on. I’m in my early 20s so it’s not like I’m just tech-incompetent—google docs is just needlessly frustrating to use. It’s all made more frustrating by the fact that google is such a huge company; they have the resources to make docs better but for some reason they don’t.
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. 😄
Spellcheck...Really?
by JPren09 on 2019/12/13 02:00
Don’t bother using Doc’s spellcheck, as it is almost as good as having a third grader edit your paper. Sometimes it catches a few mistakes, but it doesn’t catch but a small fraction of what Microsoft Word finds (and will fix automatically, or at least notify you immediately that something is jacked up). Also, sometimes it seems not to work at all. I’m not sure if it’s a “lagging” issue, a glitch, like one person mentioned in a previous post, or otherwise. I also dislike the ability to format, as all features (in general) seem harder to use and are more problematic than Word. Am I biased because I used Word for a decade or so before Docs arrived on the scene? Probably, but I still think there are many fixes needed before this is a reliable and user friendly platform. I’ve spoken to people who believe several of my gripes are due to a connectivity problem, as we use Docs in my school to write essays etc., but I don’t know...it seems pretty frequent and we have issues often enough for me to complain to random strangers on this platform. Sooo, General Google, get on this please.
Deletes data
by Andrewb16 on 2019/11/22 23:07
I use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data.
Great and all, a lifesaver, but might need some adjustments
by MethrionDiamond on 2018/06/21 20:39
So, my life is very packed and full, and every time I want to write something, I usually use google docs. It makes life so much easier that I don’t have to use my laptop to write when I have this great mobile app. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because there are more functions on the computer version than there are on the app. For example, on computers you can indent and such. However, I can’t indent on the app. Also, I love it, but I wish there would be an easier way to sort everything, like a folder or something. There probably already is something like this, or I just didn’t find it yet. Compared to Microsoft word, google docs is a worthy competitor. Microsoft has more functions, but google docs are free and Microsoft costs.. I don’t even know. I wish they would add a way to insert charts and text boxes onto a doc. However, compared to word, I like it better because you can collaborate/work with friends while on Microsoft word, it is much harder. I like google docs.
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.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
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'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'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'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.
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.
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 Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
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.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
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
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
Great layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
A game changer!! I Love It!!
by Picture Obsessed Mom of 3 on 2019/05/28 11:10
Google docs is amazing and is a real game changer! I use it for all different things- to keep track of notes to myself, to type up things I want to print later, to have a place to cut and paste things. I also have used it very successfully to share documents with others, individuals or groups/committees, so that multiple people can add to or edit a document. This came in hugely helpful when I chaired a charity event last year. Everything my committee needed was on Google Docs, so we were all on the same page and very organized. I also appreciate updates that have been made, such as better formatting options. All in all I have found it extremely useful and helpful and have not had any problems with it. Two thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻
Great App But One Major Issue
by FluffyFish126 on 2019/07/02 07:03
I feel like it’s easier to format documents on docs than on other apps like word. I love the app and appreciate the fact that it will save things automatically for me, so if my iPad sporadically dies after an hour-long writing session and I don’t get to press save, it’s already saved for me, so there’s no problem there. My only problem is the keyboard. I don’t type incredibly fast, but my keyboard will “jam” up and even after I’ve typed a whole sentence, it’ll take up to an additional thirty seconds to finish typing out on the doc. And when my sentences get too long, the app will crash. Again, thank goodness for the auto save! But it’s frustrating to have to wait for so long to have my writing typed out, and even more so when it crashes and I lose my “flow”. Other than that, it’s a simple design and I love it, but is there anything you could do about the keyboard?
Great App, but Needs More Functionality
by AAThompson02 on 2019/05/01 16:44
The Google docs is very limiting as a power user on the iPad. I just recently upgraded to the iPad Pro and was hoping to use it as a replacement for my MacBook since the majority of the things that I do are either Google related or for school which works fine online. I wouldn’t say that the Google Docs iPad app is horrible, however, at times I find it becomes laggy which makes it difficult, and it would be very useful if I had the capability to open multiple docs side by side. Most of the functionality of Google Docs is available on the iPad app, however, multitasking is very limiting as well as performance at times. I would love to see the kinks worked out because Google Docs is so awesome. It’d be great to have the best of both worlds. I often find myself going back to my MacBook for those capabilities and think there’s so much more potential for the app on iPad.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
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Create, edit, and collaborate on 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.
Great app but indecisive updates?
by prayadubia on 2021/10/17 21:57
I’ve been using Google Docs for a while now, and it works wonderfully, but there have been a couple updates recently where the font appears bigger or smaller on mobile even though I haven’t changed the font size. It’s really odd, and in the last update, they changed it back to being small and it’s really unpleasant. Please change it back to normal.
Won’t Let Me Open a Doc in Safari While Downloaded
by 😎😎😎😎😎😏😏😏😏😏 on 2021/10/16 20:18
I’m currently trying to do my homework, but having this app downloaded stops me from opening a document in Safari. I want to be able to have my notes open in Safari while I type my essay in the app, but I can’t do that. Very frustrating.
it's amazing! 🤌🤌
by Ur_local..idiot..XD on 2021/10/16 04:24
I love to write
Google
by funnybibleverselll on 2021/10/15 23:17
I been using google since 2019
It’s pretty Pog
by qwerzbsheusnd on 2021/10/15 21:56
Pog
Unusable update
by Gljourno on 2021/10/14 17:55
I have an iPhone 12 updated to the latest iOS, and editing docs (accepting edits and comments in particular) is so slow and glitchy as to be unusable. What gives, Google?
Infuriating
by On your continued momentum on 2021/10/14 15:39
Trying to edit background images is a hot mess. Better to disable that feature and send users to Chrome if you don’t want to make it work here.
docs
by Tony D.isciple on 2021/10/13 18:04
i use this app so much it is awsome
Best
by Sheesh fan on 2021/10/12 23:05
Sheesh man best
Most helpful tips
by ez101@ on 2021/10/12 21:39
Thanks for goggle docs for creative software it’s really helpful. 😉
Garbage
by Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboiii on 2021/10/12 21:09
Instead of buying 5 star review bots how about make a good app
Just not good
by CatherineBbbbb on 2021/10/11 00:47
It doesn’t have all the features the browser does. I had to delete the app so the browser wouldn’t always automatically bring me back to the app.
Unable to redownload app
by Erin Shmilroy on 2021/10/11 00:30
I previously removed the app due to low storage space. After upgrading my phone, I attempted to re-download but I’m not able to due to a “failed payment method.” I’ve attempted to try several different payment methods and the same error occurs.
One difference with the android version
by Jeremy Helm on 2021/10/10 09:39
Why must I name a document before I can get access to it’s blank slate? I turn to this to begin to capture ideas, and suddenly I have to decide what I’m going to title the whole thing? I prefer the experience in the android app and just start writing, and optionally circle back to name the document.
Use this app
by Gcsfvyjnde on 2021/10/08 20:58
This app has helped me with school projects a lot. Please use this app.
HORRIBLE
by ✨😐👑 on 2021/10/08 19:05
I went to write for my math class and it automatically corrected my work to doggy dooty
IOS 13?!
by Kate dec on 2021/10/07 18:35
Ok so I was working on something personal that I want to do on my iPad because I don’t want anyone to see it and all of a sudden I can’t access anything anymore. Why? Your stupid motherfricking iOS 13 update. I can’t update my iPad and yet it’s not letting me use the app. How do I edit my documents? Tell me, how? HOW DO I EDIT MY SECRET DOCUMENT? Yea rubbish, that’s what this app is. All your other apps are so much better. It would have got 5 stars if it wasn’t for your stupid iOS update.
Issue
by Minecraftr0872 on 2021/10/05 17:14
Can’t edit doc after it was returned from classroom
Very bad
by Blinky456 on 2021/10/05 13:54
Very bad
Love it
by CAuthor on 2021/10/05 01:59
I am a writer and google docs is what I use for my stories. Although it does get laggy on my phone, it is good on my computer and does not lag at all, even on long documents that are my re than 100 pages. I love google docs, and I’ll use it forever.
Ios 13?
by Tennis was my passion on 2021/10/04 12:31
Really? I need IOS13 to work with your app? If you are so brave to force people change their devices maybe you also so rich and send new devices for all of as who physically can’t update?
Yah it’s good but
by jwnewportcoast on 2021/10/04 03:34
It’s good for everything but somethings are jank
Complicated and useless
by 702Sandra on 2021/10/02 16:00
iPhone version of App is complicated and doesn’t offer all features or even to see the whole page. Don’t recommend
Great app love everything
by cello woman on 2021/10/01 23:25
Everything is awesome the highlights fonts different sizes and so much more.
i do art on google docs
by JazzyAnimations on 2021/10/01 18:27
Yes
Great app, just one complaint
by Ajams328 on 2021/10/01 15:33
I love having my Google docs on the go. It’s great to be able to edit my work when I’m away from the computer and the app is very easy to use. Excellent formatting and functionality overall. My only complaint is that the app is not password protected or can only be accessed by touch ID. Google Drive has this ability, but Google Docs does not. Why is that? Can you please incorporate this feature in the app? Thank you.
Inconvenient
by Jae_skullhead on 2021/10/01 04:22
Much more difficult to do things like indent or scroll. Also very glitchy.
Love it but there’s a word that’s messed up
by alexb613 on 2021/09/30 17:32
Length always switches to Lang even my mom tried it and it didn’t work
Not Phone Friendly
by jaketlewis2004 on 2021/09/30 12:09
I try to resize a column and it goes to select text.
Fonts issues
by S3ph13 on 2021/09/30 03:25
I’m having issue with certain fonts not showing up properly. My bonded letters don’t look bolded with the font Neucha. Please fix it
It win’t work
by Abugail17594 on 2021/09/29 19:29
I’ve tried singing in 6 times and it wouldn’t save, like it was one of those scam websites that would just take your password
iPhone 13 Pro / iPad Air (latest OS)
by notknwn_ on 2021/09/29 10:36
Highlighting text on iOS/iPadOS usually presents certain system options, one of which is to define the highlighted text. Please add support for this basic function. Needs to support per-app accessibility settings in iOS 15. Currently fails to increase (or decrease) font size when iOS settings for Docs are adjusted. This would be an immense help for users with low vision, which is why it exists in iOS in the first place.
Not the same as the website
by caro7:) on 2021/09/28 14:58
If you are trying to use this for school, you will be annoyed that the app does not work like the website. You cannot easily control margins, insert certain things, and the layout is overall less intuitive than what the website uses. I have struggled trying to use some features. For example i haven’t found out how to remove the tab on new paragraphs, something you’d think would be easy enough to solve. In summary, I don’t get why the website is different from the app in such a drastic way.
Have to re-open doc every time I return to app
by DiscoveringAwareness on 2021/09/27 20:21
Frustrating
bad
by ShoddySheep27 on 2021/09/27 12:07
scarlett sad it bad
5/5 stars till the iOS 15 update…..
by Satisfied Customer👌 on 2021/09/27 00:52
now it doesn’t even work or let me open any of my docs at all :( please fix this developers!!!
Buggy for IPad Pro
by Pandas1123 on 2021/09/26 15:49
It frequently freezes when you log in or during on a doc. It gets frustrating quickly. Because it freezes, you can not exit out of google doc to reset it. You are frozen and have to wait for google doc to load. The second issue is that it lags. When you type or delete, the action is heavily delayed. So if you click delete too fast, you will see all your progress be deleted without any way to stop it. Your only choice is to wait and pray that it doesn’t delete too much work. Yet I will have to continue using it because my public school is dependent on it. Thanks.
Great
by RainbowKittyGirl on 2021/09/26 02:50
Docs is great for lots of stuff. I’ve wrote lots of essays for school on it.
Needs compatibility with links on mobile apps
by Hippos Ate Amy Cookies on 2021/09/26 01:49
My friends and coworkers share docs links to edit or comment on all the time, and I cannot edit on the mobile app. When I click on the link it takes me to the page within the app (Facebook, email, etc) with a pop up to edit within the Google docs app, but selecting this option only opens the Apple App Store, not the application itself. There is no way that I have found to edit shared links on mobile, bc anything that says it will allow me to do so just opens the App Store instead. I can open Google Docs from the App Store, but it does not get me to the shared link. Otherwise, I love it.
Great app love it 😄
by Semperverus021 on 2021/09/25 16:17
I love this app it helps with everything that I do thanks
It is super useful and easy for all ages
by shindjlovemyfamily on 2021/09/24 01:41
I am a kid and use this app a-lot at home and school it’s good for presentations whatever age sometimes, I can’t find my doc only because i didn’t scroll down. It is a safe platform for me and is helped me do many projects for years.
Yessss best app ever!!!
by creative mauler 123 on 2021/09/23 19:24
I live writing on this app! It’s so good for writing and is always my go-to!!!
WHERES MY MF SPELLCHECK BUTTON
by Bonzoö on 2021/09/23 11:33
I DIDNT GET THE UPDATE? THE UPDATE AAS LIKE 2 MONTHS AGO AND I STILL DIDNT GET IT BRUH WHERE IS MY FREAKING SPELL CHECK BUTTON I CANT TURN ITNOFF
Let us use our Apple Pencil
by ggggg00099 on 2021/09/22 20:11
Wish I could use my Apple Pencil to make annotations, I hope in a future update we can
🦄🐦
by Douma nuts fit in yo mouth on 2021/09/21 03:45
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars
Amazing
by a playerss on 2021/09/20 17:18
Great app love it use it for school often with no problems
Just use the Website
by Tboats33 on 2021/09/20 01:33
Confusing and clunky UI, unsure where to find a lot of seemingly simple text formatting tools. Isn’t supported for clicking and highlighting text with iPad Pro Magic Keyboard. A very “meh” experience overall. I’ll just stick to the website.
Yeah that’s about it
by chshfhfjwh yv on 2021/09/19 20:00
I write down my feelings that’s it
Navalny app blocking
by Dilmurod94 on 2021/09/18 16:08
Google you are scared rat for blocking Navalny app.
Google docs started crashing
by gladys34323 on 2021/09/18 02:39
Throughout my classes, they want me to use google docs and add images but I have been getting missing assignments because my images won’t show.
I love it
by it good😻 on 2021/09/17 19:02
Good
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by MHA rocks hehehe on 2021/09/17 00:00
Help my poopy
eh
by whatthehellisamomomg on 2021/09/15 22:20
Literally everytime I select a template it won’t open.
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'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'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'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.
I HATE THIS APP
by Gamingwithlexyt on 2021/09/14 02:58
I LITERALLY WROTE A WHOLE ESSAY ABD IT DIDN'T SAVE AT ALL AND NOE ALL MY WORK IS GONA AND I HAVE TO GET A 0 I HATE THIS APP
Only for the most down bad people
by AsylumPlayZz on 2021/09/13 13:17
Not that good of an app. But it’s crucial for people that are tryna finish some work last minute.
Disappointing, Google.
by NotsorpToor on 2021/09/13 02:25
Seriously? No support for mouse/trackpads on iPadOS? No support for multiple instances of the app (for simultaneous editing)? No support for VIEWING a word or doc file in the Drive app, so that it can be viewed next to an open document in the Docs app? Very lackluster, from a trillion dollar company.
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by jvrghthfjvvdtjhhjvtf on 2021/09/12 21:21
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Why?
by nicknamelol12345 on 2021/09/11 16:47
Why do I have to download Google Docs in order to use it on an iPhone or other mobile device?
Google docs 🥰😊😢😅
by google docs king on 2021/09/09 15:52
Google docs is so amazing but I hate it when I’m at school and I have to type a report on docs like com on I want to do something else anyways it pretty cool and everything but I hate writing things on it!😳🏈😍🤦‍♀️😃😆🤦‍♀️♥️😢🤬
Why is the font size so small now?
by the_boxdoctor on 2021/09/09 09:57
I don’t know what Google did in their recent update but all the text in my documents is so small it hurts my eyes to attempt to read. Font size itself didn’t change. Web version didn’t change. Just a week ago everything on mobile was fine. Whatever gave you the idea that changing the font size view for mobile users was a good decision?
Edits like a pdf
by DragonBook1 on 2021/09/09 00:13
Horrible, it basically is like editing a pdf
Latest version awful
by catenatus on 2021/09/08 08:14
The latest build (as of 7 September 2021) is awful compared with earlier versions. Not only does it crash often, but you can no longer multi task between apps. So, switching from Docs to another app such as Adobe Reader causes Docs to shut down. Makes it useless for serious work. Also, functions such entering text in a search box is incredibly slow.
Great, but needs support for Apple Pencil
by Alfredo Peralta on 2021/09/05 13:22
I love using Google Docs in class, but sometimes I just need to visualize the lecture, so drawing something out on Google Docs, I believe, would considerably enhance the app.
ipad interface is disappointing
by frick you app store on 2021/09/01 15:44
i opened it this morning and the interface is completely different with no way to change it back. extremely disappointing and is the reason i am moving all my writing back to evernote and one note. i hate this so much. why is google bound and determined to make their services unusable?
It’s Zoomed In
by mattsun.i on 2021/08/31 16:45
I don't know if this is my phone, but now docs is zoomed in. It’s annoying, and I lost all motivation to write thanks to that. It’s irritating.
Suggestion
by BL4CK1C3 on 2021/08/31 04:15
Could you please add a feature that remembers where you left off when you exit the document or if the app crashes?
Good for Mobile
by Thewowman1234 on 2021/08/30 03:36
I do not mind this version of google docs however I would much prefer to use a Mac version of Google docs like most other apps on iPad.
Thx Google docs
by magh whiz on 2021/08/29 20:30
So, first of I can tell you that I am a young writer and whenever an idea pops into my brain I can always turn it into an essay or a paragraph that I can really pour myself into,Google docs helps me with that!
Please add a spelling suggestion removal option or a personal dictionary feature!
by Sbiernick on 2021/08/29 01:33
I love this app, really I do, but the blue and red underlines are really bugging me, and I wish to disable and reenable them any time I want. Most of the time, they are wrong and intrusive, and I don’t want to go on my computer just to put a word in the personal dictionary. It would be more than helpful if such an option was on mobile, so I don’t have to use my PC everytime.
Tired
by edwin9112 on 2021/08/28 08:15
My cousin hates y’all cuz he doesn’t wanna do his hw so 1/5 stars ):
It bad
by catmopsbdhdhdhxhsbz on 2021/08/28 04:55
I wrote a story and it didnt save
Nice
by laiowndal on 2021/08/28 03:54
Bread 👍
Okay so
by Dash 💗 on 2021/08/28 02:31
I love it, but genuinely all I want is more color options. That is ALL I WANT .
Good except for one big thing
by hi its me. on 2021/08/23 14:46
I like that this app automatically saves and what you create can be accessed on any device. I have used it for school as well as for personal use and it works well. My reason for giving it three stars is because this app doesn't support Apple Pencil. If it did, this app would be near perfect!
Cannot use it anymore
by rere_c on 2021/08/20 22:53
I have an old version of iOS in my iPad, and cannot update it for now. Last month the app was working fine, and now it won't let me edit anything anymore simply because my app version is outdated. And again I cannot update it, what lets me with an useless app that would save me time, if it WORKED. The thing is... Well, for those in need who CANNOT update their devices, it would be SO USEFUL if it was possible to at least make editions online in documents... Or let the old versions of the app work! And not just FORCE an update that can't be done! Now I simply cannot work on my documents in my iPad! Thanks for REALLY messing things up, Google. I am very frustrated.
Worst app
by ccccccccccccccc123 on 2021/08/20 17:29
Worst app
Garbage
by student#8008 on 2021/08/20 15:43
Won’t let me do work for class and keeps deleting my work so I end up getting a zero
Apple Pencil
by daniellegalardi on 2021/08/18 23:13
I love this app its great, but I wish I could use my Apple Pencil to write when I use my iPad
Love it...buuuut...
by Frost Canary on 2021/08/18 18:55
Docs is so fun to use, and I use it often. But lately, it’s been deleted from my account, so I have to uninstall, and reinstall. But overall, it’s is THE best writing app.
Starting a personal diary today, and I found the right app to do so
by Yeet66909 on 2021/08/17 19:54
Google docs might as well be the best word document app out there. Custom fonts, titles, endless amounts of pages included, all for free! I haven’t came across any bad things about the app yet, so I’m still on the lookout for anything that could bug Google docs. Anyways, I’m making this diary to write down my experiences in the pandemic, and decided to keep track of all things that happen. Unfortunately my family has contracted the coronavirus and I’m the only one that has tested negative recently. Anyways, I think this app is amazing the way it is, and I hope the pandemic ends soon cause I’m going insane.
Comments Disappear
by Disappointed 4256 on 2021/08/17 01:24
The so says comments are saved but when you bring it back up they are not there. Collaboration is hard enough. Fix your software to save comments when they are made.
Perfect for school
by Gacha Clara27 on 2021/08/17 01:09
Yessir
No iPad Keyboard & Cursor Support
by Max Bess on 2021/08/15 01:18
Support the iPad Cursor API. The cursor cannot “see” it is on text (circle not line) and therefore lacks many things such as Cmd+C/V as well as double/triple tap to highlight. It also does not have ‘magnetic buttons.’ The iPad Magic Keyboard with trackpad is the most prominent, but the opened API has allowed third party cases (ie. Logitech, Bridge) to take advantage of the software. Further, using an external trackpad or mouse via Bluetooth can take advantage of this. The software has been out for nearly 2 years please add support.
Love it
by sl1cky_n1cky on 2021/08/15 00:10
As an avid story and fanfic writer this app is literally the greatest thing ever.
Love this app a lot!
by BexxMixx on 2021/08/14 02:45
I love this app a great deal. Being a writer like many of the people here who have written reviews, it's easy to grasp and work with. The ability to be able to change the color of the background is also nice as well. I know there are other word documents that can do this but only for a limited time before you have to pay to continue using the word document entirely. Then you no longer have access to editing your files. I just wish the app had the feature to chat with others on the document like you can on your computer. That would be nice. But other than that, I love it! Especially when on the go!
PLEASE READ
by Abiiii 🥺👉🏽👈🏽 on 2021/08/12 18:31
it's a amazing app yet on iOS it does not let me highlight it
Crashes a LOT
by J78901234 on 2021/08/12 17:10
I’ve been using this app for an hour, because I needed to make comments and edits on a doc and there’s no mobile web version of Docs that lets you do that. The app has crashed 6 times so far. Switching to landscape view is the kiss of death. Avoid at all costs.
Docs on mobile.
by njutes jouhncst on 2021/08/10 04:12
We should be able to use docs on mobile without this awful app.
Indent
by sadiepins on 2021/08/08 17:00
It’s impossible to figure out how to do a simple indent of the first line of a paragraph
Not able to save as a PDF on IOS
by Jddbdjsnsbs s on 2021/08/06 15:05
Should definitely be able to export and save info my files on my phone for offline use and there is no option to do this.
I don’t have 13.0!
by GameBoyNox840 on 2021/08/05 22:52
Hi, I wanted to say that, I have the version that is not 13.0. Why does every writing app update to 13.0? It makes no sense. So to sum it up, I don’t have 13.0, and would appreciate it if you changed the version to be able to download at ^ 12.5.3 or later. Thanks!
Frustrated
by outofluck? on 2021/08/05 16:52
I have used this app for over 3 years on my android and I’ve loved every minute of it with no complaints! And would gladly give 5 stars! But now that I have an iPhone it’s not the same. Idk if it’s because I’m still making the transition from Android to iPhone or what? But with my Android I could have several docs open and cut & paste back & forth. It doesn’t work that way with my new phone, I have to close the doc and open another then lose my place and start over again!
Google Docs Is The Best Social Media
by nolapoetlaureate on 2021/08/04 15:10
The way you do it is by hyperlinking from one google docs to another. Example found @nolapoetlaureate on Instagram. But yeah you have all the fonts and colors for text. It is AD FREE!!!!! Anonymous-ish Self regulatory Loads super fast due to there being no ads Anyways look up River Parish Behavioral Hospital one star reviews and see if you discover something intriguing
Love it so much!!
by ur local ~meanie head~ on 2021/08/03 06:06
Google docs is where I got to write a rough draft for a book I got to publish, it made my dreams come true! It has all types of formats, fonts, color for text and necessary tools for writing. It’s also amazing for school! I 10000% recommend this app for essays and writing for fun.
pls add multiple file deleting thingy
by saininb88 on 2021/08/02 07:57
pls add a thing where u can delete multiple files at once in mobile i’m having a bad time deleting one by one
Wish It Worked
by Minymes on 2021/08/01 15:05
Google Docs is great- on a web browser. As an app, it’s painful. Formatting is impossible, which I can actually forgive since it’s a mobile device. But the crashes? The infuriating hunt for a specific note in a folder, because you can’t just return to that folder from the document you’re working on in that folder? The fact that the app refuses to work unless you have the very latest update? That’s reprehensible.
Not Super User-Friendly Compared to Browser
by raratatara on 2021/07/30 16:38
The layout/format of google docs on an iPad and larger screen is just so much easier to use than the app. - And in general I just feel like Google Docs, and a lot of the the other things Google Offers in Google Drive has just stagnated the past few years. Not much has changed.
It’s useful
by Kabir 2"010 on 2021/07/30 12:37
It is easy to use but never saves the data 100%
Love it, but crashes often
by EpikalStorms on 2019/08/13 22:52
I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
Better for Personal Use
by NoEyesJess on 2019/05/05 19:41
I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement
by Silvercove on 2018/08/06 06:43
Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
I use this app a lot
by TopazSW on 2019/08/10 14:17
I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
Essential Tool!! A Must-Have
by Jenna Sturgeon on 2019/07/09 03:22
Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
Great, except...
by ivd37950 on 2018/06/18 06:51
Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
Love Google docs
by Keltonisayapperdog on 2018/02/19 11:14
I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment
by 日本語の二年生 on 2019/11/22 04:42
You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
Folders, please!
by ilovecatvideos on 2020/04/10 17:29
I am a young writer and I use Google Docs for school and writing. I have many documents that are currently organized by last modified. This means that I have stories that I wrote, stories that my friends are writing that I get to edit, and rubrics, lists, and assignments that my teachers created for distance learning all jumbled together. As you can imagine, there is no rhyme or reason to this mess and I can never find what I need. This is annoying to me. I am trying to get myself together and be more organized, but this is hard when there is no visible means of organization. I want to keep my books separate from my gajillions of distance learning assignments, and that’s not possible. This is a suggestion, not for the app, but for Google Docs in general. My teacher told me about Drive folders, but they were difficult to use and they did not separate my work from my schoolwork, as I had intended. I’m thinking maybe when you go into Docs, instead of seeing all your stuff, you see all your folders. Then you click on a folder and it shows you all the documents inside that folder. This would make using Google Docs so much easier. Please add folders; it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!!!
Meh.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/10/06 16:35
The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading
Great for writing, but hard to insert equations
by EngineeringUndergrad on 2018/11/29 04:22
Google’s Docs is fantastic! It is nice to have your document constantly backed up without hassle. I have grown to prefer using this app over Microsoft’s Word and Apple’s Pages. I use this app mostly on an iPad and keyboard. One thing that stand out for google docs over the other word processing apps is its ease to format using keyboard shortcuts. In iOS this is HUGE!!! The ability to use keyboard shortcuts drastically improves productivity when working in a touch based operating system! With that being said, I cannot do all my work on this app. I can type up most of my documents using this app, but I need to switch to a different device to do some finishing touches before publishing my documents. For example, it would be nice to change a documents margin’s while using this app. It also would be nice to insert equations using this app. As it stands, those features remain on the web based version of docs and not on the iOS version. That being said, google docs is my go to app for any word processing on an iOS device. It is clear the team at google have put a lot of work into developing this app, perhaps even more than its competitors.
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.
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.)
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!!!
Love the app! Just one suggestion that would help many writers that use the app.
by Hannah da best on 2021/04/12 06:34
I use this app for school and for personal reasons. It is an amazing app I have never had a problem with this app. The one thing I want to suggest though is that there should be a note section somewhere like the comment section but instead of comments it’s for notes. So like if you think that something should be written down on it but don’t have the time for it right away you can put that in the little note section so you don’t forget . Now obviously you can use the note section for other reasons. Like for me and probably many other writers that use the app it would be nice to have a note section so we could write down things that would be nice to put in the books next chapter or something like that. I would love if there would be a note section I would write in it multiple times and it would just be so wonderful to have. Thank you all who read this for your time! Have a great day!😁
For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator”
by Lizbitzfifty on 2020/02/04 00:25
I love that google docs lets you share your document and work simultaneously with others. It’s very convenient in that regard. However if there were another option for that purpose, I’d probably switch over. There are so many things in google docs that make it way harder and more frustrating than it needs to be. You can’t put text over an image, it’s a million steps just to find where text boxes are located, you can’t paste something in from Microsoft Word without the formatting being destroyed, it’s hard to set a tab-stop that will stay there when you move on to a new line, there are cntrl shortcuts that work for other document creators but not for google docs, and it’s almost impossible to customize a document to look different or engaging if you’re trying to make a handout. I could go on. I’m in my early 20s so it’s not like I’m just tech-incompetent—google docs is just needlessly frustrating to use. It’s all made more frustrating by the fact that google is such a huge company; they have the resources to make docs better but for some reason they don’t.
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. 😄
Spellcheck...Really?
by JPren09 on 2019/12/13 02:00
Don’t bother using Doc’s spellcheck, as it is almost as good as having a third grader edit your paper. Sometimes it catches a few mistakes, but it doesn’t catch but a small fraction of what Microsoft Word finds (and will fix automatically, or at least notify you immediately that something is jacked up). Also, sometimes it seems not to work at all. I’m not sure if it’s a “lagging” issue, a glitch, like one person mentioned in a previous post, or otherwise. I also dislike the ability to format, as all features (in general) seem harder to use and are more problematic than Word. Am I biased because I used Word for a decade or so before Docs arrived on the scene? Probably, but I still think there are many fixes needed before this is a reliable and user friendly platform. I’ve spoken to people who believe several of my gripes are due to a connectivity problem, as we use Docs in my school to write essays etc., but I don’t know...it seems pretty frequent and we have issues often enough for me to complain to random strangers on this platform. Sooo, General Google, get on this please.
Deletes data
by Andrewb16 on 2019/11/22 23:07
I use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data.
Great and all, a lifesaver, but might need some adjustments
by MethrionDiamond on 2018/06/21 20:39
So, my life is very packed and full, and every time I want to write something, I usually use google docs. It makes life so much easier that I don’t have to use my laptop to write when I have this great mobile app. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because there are more functions on the computer version than there are on the app. For example, on computers you can indent and such. However, I can’t indent on the app. Also, I love it, but I wish there would be an easier way to sort everything, like a folder or something. There probably already is something like this, or I just didn’t find it yet. Compared to Microsoft word, google docs is a worthy competitor. Microsoft has more functions, but google docs are free and Microsoft costs.. I don’t even know. I wish they would add a way to insert charts and text boxes onto a doc. However, compared to word, I like it better because you can collaborate/work with friends while on Microsoft word, it is much harder. I like google docs.
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.
Highly recommend, just a few small complaints.
by ElliottMichael02 on 2018/11/08 17:49
I honestly prefer google docs over Microsoft Word, and I’ve used docs for many years now and I loved it. I find it a lot easier to get through essays and other journaling much faster with docs because of easy access to different settings. Only complaint (for both desktop and mobile) is a few glitches it has. I mainly use docs on my laptop, and I’ve noticed a lot of the time when I first open a new document, it’s very slow trying to load and will sometimes completely stop working after typing a few words. Another thing, it’s a little frustrating not being able to edit the margin sizes unless you search “margins” in the Help tab. It would be much more convenient if there was a Page Setup tab. Those are small and not super important complaints, but I’m all about convenience and easy organizations!
Great but crashes often and offline use is poor
by Wee Meggie on 2019/12/23 14:50
I really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable.
Perfect for Educators
by Your Glamologist on 2019/04/22 17:38
I love google docs for so many reasons . I can work on a document from anywhere around the world and from any device . It’s so convenient and allows me that flexibility that I don’t have in Microsoft Word. And to me Google is amazing because they still understand the need for Microsoft Word so they give you an option to save your files as a Microsoft Word document. But the real reason why I love Google Docs so much is because I am an educator and I have been using Google Docs as my whiteboard the same as I have in class. I share the document with my students. They can click on links for assignments. I can share notes with them and they can reply back to me. I also can comment on their work that they create in Google Docs and help them outside of school. Google docs makes my life as he cosmetology educator much easier. Thanks So much Google your so smart! The GlamBoss The Siobhan Nicole
How I feel about Google docs
by Kelsey Rush on 2017/10/24 00:42
Personally I use Google docs for just about everything and anything or use it for school things so if I need to write a paper I tend to use this more than Word, or if I am like doing pictures for like a slide or something like that and I want to see which ones I like more where I just want to save them on my computer I don’t tend to save them to my computer I tend to put them on a Google doc and just transfer them over to slide. I really do recommend Google docs for kids or adults who are in middle school high school and even college I know my parents they use Google docs when they were in college and they’re 40 something and they went to college and they were like 35 but they use Google Docs a lot too and yes Word has some features that Google doc doesn't however, Google doc has stencil type things for Google slides and it helps a lot.
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'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'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'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.
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.
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 Website, HORRIBLE iPad App
by ay.itz.brandon on 2019/10/15 03:19
I love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc.
Retiree road trip journaling with ease
by Roadtripretiree on 2017/10/02 13:45
For my needs, this app is 5 stars, although I haven't used it for documents that I want to edit or that are for others to assess. A year ago I bought an IPad mini, a keyboard case that fits my hands perfectly, and have now used gdocs on several trips. I use it for to do lists, packing lists, and for journaling along the way. I type faster and more clearly than I write and also flow more freely when I'm typing. On our current trip I experimented, opening up the journal while out of wi fi--and it worked! I wrote using my Iphone, then my Ipad, and when I was in wifi, they synched--wonderful! What I wish--that I could be confident that any documents I do want to share with folks who don't have gdocs would work as attachments that everyone could open. I'm not sure about that, so for those documents I still use Microsoft Word.
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.
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.
Occasionally Glitchy but Otherwise Great
by manquedamour on 2018/01/22 15:10
Generally the Google Docs app works pretty well. I only use it for writing and making minor edits to class notes on my phone. But often I find when I’m typing that the screen will jump around. It also doesn’t play nice with Apple’s autocorrect at times. But the accessibility across devices is great. I can be editing or typing on my phone, and immediately switch to my computer and it updates in real time. This is also helpful for class projects, wherein I can be working with a group and we will all edit in real time and work on the same project, whether it’s an essay, brainstorming, or on the other google groups, the Slides app for PowerPoints. My biggest complaint over everything is just that each part of the google drive docket comes as a separate app. Docs is separate from Slides is separate from Spreadsheets is separate from plain ole Google Drive.
Great! But one problem...
by Graysonlover on 2018/01/05 08:36
Hey I love the app. I really do. It’s probably one of my most used apps on my phone. But I have a slight problem. I think the most recent update. But my Docs app closes too often/ soon. I tend to use the app and then switch to reply to a message or post something. It’s a pretty quick transaction. And then when I come back to docs I'm taking out onto the main screen. It’s honestly very annoying. The time it takes to load the page I was just on is longer too. And it happens EVERY TIME I leave. Is there a way to fix this? There was a time when it would stay exactly where I was after being inactive for hours! And now it leaves in a matter of seconds. Please change this. I’d like to be able to use other features on my phone while still being able to get back to my docs in a timely manner.
Great for On The Go Lifestyle
by 9838509 on 2017/11/09 15:00
Kid you not, I'm a 21 unit university student, working full time this semester. Having this app on my iPhone has saved my grades, as I don't have to carry my macbook around to finish up my papers and such. I just write a paragraph or two during my lunch hour, or during a bathroom break (don't kid yourself that you don't do it too lol), or whenever I have a few minutes to spare, and by the end of the day, I've already finished up my paper(s) while I was running around at work, doing errands, etc. I saw Thor in theaters with a friend of mine and decided to write whatever I could for an industrial health course I'm taking in that one sitting during the previews. I was able to get half of my paper done right before Thor began! When I got home, I only had to spend an extra 15 minutes on it, then I turned it in. Great use of time! I love this app!
I like Google Docs
by Ishimaru Kiyotaka on 2019/12/18 05:56
I use Google Docs for all my essays in class [on computer] and for other projects but the iOS version does not live up to it. I use an iPad Pro and it’s very hard to navigate through a document. Also the find and replace option either does not work, or is basically impossible on finding out how to work. I’ve tried countless times to use it over the past few months and have given up by either manually replacing the word or using my computer instead. Edit: all of these have been fixed and the app is awesome now! It’s very easy to use when I have no access to a computer. One thing that needs to be added to the app and computer version though is a dark mode! Sometimes I like writing in the middle of the night and a dark mode would make it much easier to do that.
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.
Like it, but missing some features here and there
by nammai25 on 2020/06/07 17:17
While I like the efficiency and simplicity of Google Docs on mobile as well as on the desktop, I feel that is missing some features from the desktop version on Mac and Windows. While picking out new fonts on the desktop version was easy to use, the mobile version doesn’t offer it. Whereas on a computer, where a menu appeared on the top of the screen every time you wanted something, here on mobile everything is streamlined to make use of the real estate on a tablet or smartphone. And I like that. Furthermore, while on a laptop or desktop, you could right-click on an underlined word to correct spelling errors, on a tablet or smartphone, it lacks the need for it. So, my advice for you users is this: if you crave simplicity or efficiency, download the app. But if you want more professional style, stick with the app on a computer.
Greatest thing about Docs
by Lorimcco on 2018/11/29 19:02
The thing I like best about Google Docs is its use over time. I know a Google Engineer and he clued me in on this one. We are part of a larger, mostly volunteer organization. It’s been around for a while, and many of the documents from 20 years ago, done with other word processing programs, are not find-able, but when we do find them they are no longer readable with current software. Google docs will not have either of those problems—as long as Google goes on the Docs will be available and readable. The problem of incompatibility of software, not just between users but also over time, goes away. In so many other ways Google Docs is vastly improved over the early versions. And I really like that both Docs and Sheets are available on all devices.
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
Google Docs is a My Dream Come True
by Chelsrg91 on 2018/02/22 11:24
My personal computer is a Mac and I use it a LOT for work. At work our computers are all HP. For years I have spent countless hours trying to convert documents so that they are readable on each device, wasting precious time. I also use notes on my phone a lot and then always have to copy, paste to an email, send to my computer, paste to a word document on my computer, etc... thus a long process. With google docs, i can work on the same project from my phone, personal computer, work computer, tablet, heck anyone’s device because it is all saved and it is all right in front of me! I agree with another review that the option for folders would be nice, but I’m seriously just so happy to be able to work on all projects in the same place!
Great layout, easy to use...but lacking
by Medmuse21 on 2019/09/11 03:33
I have been a huge fan of Google Docs for about 6 years, using it primarily for school and research. I recently bought an iPad Pro to help my productivity, using Google Docs as one of my main word processing apps. So far, I enjoy the app very much, as it is very smooth and simple to use (the layout is very clean). However, the main complaint I have is that the app is very limited in comparison to its desktop counterpart, mainly the lack of the ability to use add-ons. I am dependent on add-ons like Paperpile or XLMiner Analysis (for Sheets) and am pretty disappointed it is not available for the apps. I think this would be a fairly simple feature to add in the future. In addition, I feel like it is not showcasing the full capabilities of the iPad Pro as it can. Overall, great app but seriously lacking in certain areas compared to the desktop version.
Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usage
by soni.chan on 2019/02/01 05:05
While this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work.
A game changer!! I Love It!!
by Picture Obsessed Mom of 3 on 2019/05/28 11:10
Google docs is amazing and is a real game changer! I use it for all different things- to keep track of notes to myself, to type up things I want to print later, to have a place to cut and paste things. I also have used it very successfully to share documents with others, individuals or groups/committees, so that multiple people can add to or edit a document. This came in hugely helpful when I chaired a charity event last year. Everything my committee needed was on Google Docs, so we were all on the same page and very organized. I also appreciate updates that have been made, such as better formatting options. All in all I have found it extremely useful and helpful and have not had any problems with it. Two thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻
Great App But One Major Issue
by FluffyFish126 on 2019/07/02 07:03
I feel like it’s easier to format documents on docs than on other apps like word. I love the app and appreciate the fact that it will save things automatically for me, so if my iPad sporadically dies after an hour-long writing session and I don’t get to press save, it’s already saved for me, so there’s no problem there. My only problem is the keyboard. I don’t type incredibly fast, but my keyboard will “jam” up and even after I’ve typed a whole sentence, it’ll take up to an additional thirty seconds to finish typing out on the doc. And when my sentences get too long, the app will crash. Again, thank goodness for the auto save! But it’s frustrating to have to wait for so long to have my writing typed out, and even more so when it crashes and I lose my “flow”. Other than that, it’s a simple design and I love it, but is there anything you could do about the keyboard?
Great App, but Needs More Functionality
by AAThompson02 on 2019/05/01 16:44
The Google docs is very limiting as a power user on the iPad. I just recently upgraded to the iPad Pro and was hoping to use it as a replacement for my MacBook since the majority of the things that I do are either Google related or for school which works fine online. I wouldn’t say that the Google Docs iPad app is horrible, however, at times I find it becomes laggy which makes it difficult, and it would be very useful if I had the capability to open multiple docs side by side. Most of the functionality of Google Docs is available on the iPad app, however, multitasking is very limiting as well as performance at times. I would love to see the kinks worked out because Google Docs is so awesome. It’d be great to have the best of both worlds. I often find myself going back to my MacBook for those capabilities and think there’s so much more potential for the app on iPad.
Great alternative to Apple Notes app
by HelpGiveThanks on 2019/04/04 15:51
The most awesome thing about these smart phones is the ability to collaborate at a distance on documents using things like the checklist feature. Unfortunately, Apple’s Note app only works on iPhones 😔. Google Docs is a wonderful alternative allowing colleagues to collaborate with any device. I would give the Google Docs app the fifth star if it had a real checklist bullet that I could check with my finger on a smart phone screen. (Of course, it probably has earned the fifth star already because 1) unlike Apple’s Note app, Google docs keep track of who checks off which items in a checklist, (albeit using the check icon ✅ in our group), and 2) because notes can be kept in a sub, of a sub, of a sub folder 📁 allowing for superior organization of notes for professional and academic work groups.
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