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Google Sheets
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Create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets with the Google sheets app. With Sheets you can: * Create new spreadsheets or edit existing ones * Share spreadsheets and collaborate with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time * Work anywhere, anytime - even offline * Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Open, edit, and save Excel files Google Sheets is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate. Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Sheets features, including: * Easily add collaborators to projects, see changes as they occur, receive notifications for edits that happen while you’re away, and chat with colleagues in the same spreadsheet. All changes are automatically saved as you make them. And with offline access, you can create, view, and edit files wherever and whenever * Get insights fast, powered by Google AI * Work seamlessly across Sheets and Excel * Maintain control with enterprise-grade security * Analyze data from other business-critical tools * Build custom solutions
Lacking features, mandatory app
by Kellie L. on 2022/05/21 06:11
I can’t do conditional formatting in the app, and I can’t edit my sheets in a browser. I love google sheets for desktop, but the mobile experience is garbage for anything but viewing basic spreadsheets.
Amazing but security
by Pia Cruzalegui on 2022/05/20 11:14
Simple: my wish is to have an option to add another layer of security hence face recognition or setup of a password to some spreadsheets to limit access and privacy. I’ve been using and recommending the G suite. I absolutely love how practical it is. I can’t imagine a day without out it BUT two days ago I lost my iPhone and even though I locked and reported it lost through “find my phone” it was hours before I got it done and a couple of more to figure out and disassociate some apps, the G Drive included although there is no certainty that the Sheets and Docs app would disconnect. And because of this and the nature of some of the information in these docs is that an option to add hyper security and minimize access would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the awesome and convenient G Drive makes workflow easy.
아니 미친
by Just noise, white noise. on 2022/05/17 16:15
스프레드 앱으로 편집 하래서 누르고 앱도 다운받았는데 왜 계속 여기로 뜸?
Love this app
by DeannaSmiles on 2022/05/15 23:14
I use Google Sheets to help me keep track of a restaurant list I do for Chincoteague Island VA and it is perfect for what I need to do. I love the convenience and how when I update something it shows immediately. I have almost 10,000 people using this list daily so it is awesome. Thank you.
Great app, needs improvements
by angelweengz on 2022/05/11 07:18
Please also add the option to “paste special” for copying only the formatting or only the values like the site has. PLEASE listen to suggestions! ------------------------------ Wonderful app. Great things. Genius idea! One thing is..... You CAN'T print/export only specific pages of a google sheets or excel document. You also can't specify landscape or portrait. Also, please allow someone who doesn't have a gmail email/account to be able to view the document (even if it's just in pdf form). Or maybe have the option to just save a JPEG and email that. That's a huge issue for me. ***Please add that option to choose the pages that will be exported. I'd really appreciate it.
Horrible Mobile Interface
by Emerald ;P on 2022/05/10 18:08
I love sheets; I use it all the time to manage large groups, and so being able to edit and do things on the go is a must. I don’t have anything against sheets itself (specifically desktop) but sheets on mobile is quite possible one of the WORST user interfaces over. It’s not difficult per se, but it’s horrible to manage and it’s not smooth or easy to do anything. Literally hate sheets on mobile because it’s highly inconvenient and not friendly to use.
Missing so many features you must use the browser
by donisflying on 2022/05/10 13:52
The app is missing so many features I have to use the browser edition for nearly every spreadsheet. I would think an app would have equal, if not greater capabilities than the website. I gave it 3 stars because it is still usable, and other than some issues with the placing and jumping around of menus, the UI is pretty good.
Can’t Enter Multiple Lines Within Cell
by NxTbrolin5000 on 2022/04/28 05:35
About 85% of the standard Google Sheets web app/site. Main issue for me is that you can’t enter multiple lines/rows within a cell. You can only type continuously into another line/row but you can’t enter a new one. Not a spreadsheet necessity, considering the usage of cells, but kind of annoying when making a compact, detailed spreadsheet list on a small iPad screen. Hope this can be updated ASAP…seems like a no-brainer.
经常闪退
by AEIM233 on 2022/04/27 02:50
经常闪退,应用无响应
Google Oligarchs
by IH8Ttechcompanies on 2022/04/20 19:16
Let me edit the sheet on safari, I don’t want to download your spyware apps
Unstable Buggy
by maroon43 on 2022/04/20 17:53
Frequently crash every time modifying the sheet. I am very disappointed such low quality app and the issue is lasting long time not fixed.
Terrible
by finematt on 2022/04/19 14:24
This app can only perform the most basic functions of google sheets. I also cannot use the browser version from my ipad with it installed so i am literally trapped using it. Please add more functionality.
Give me money google
by Its free real estate on 2022/04/18 13:34
I want free money
Forcing us to download
by fjalkdj on 2022/04/12 17:39
Just let us edit in the browser you parasites
Somewhat Adequate
by croskos on 2022/04/08 02:42
I use google sheets to organize my data from google forms. I can view it and make basic edits, but there is not an option for conditional formatting. I like to color code my data and I cannot do that through the app. I need to access conditional formatting through a desktop. This is very inconvenient.
Scanner
by Gary-patel on 2022/04/07 12:45
I need barcodes scan on my phone on google sheet but not work please put scan options please
Not great.
by BKBrown213 on 2022/04/06 19:37
Why remove the decimal place amount option? Or never update it so it doesn’t scroll all the way down + right when formatting full sheet?
Not a fan
by Edsomm on 2022/04/06 14:38
I hate that it jacks up my use of other apps like Notability and Pages. . Every time I want to save a Google doc -It places a flag at the page bottom asking me to get the Google app, so I can’t use the data covered by the flag. Very frustrating and not user friendly unless you ONLY use Google’s products. Is there a work around for this?
Won’t open spreadsheets
by CCL1984* on 2022/04/02 20:22
For months now, when I click on a spreadsheet it just closes the app. No updates available. It’s useless at this point.
So far frustrating
by K Nur on 2022/03/30 12:40
Still to go far, does not work as expected as web interface!
Good
by BlackImpostor on 2022/03/29 22:30
I like this app I can make a Grade book or Attendance and Tracker
brain dead
by Dodeka on 2022/03/27 02:31
icons for formatting are missing. Menu icons dissapear. Brain dead interface. Better to use the browser version. The frustration in trying to navigate is not worth the time. If you are wondering if something works, I can save you time. It doesn’t. And like google… no support unless you want articles from 2015.
Good app but not for apple
by Adriel Y on 2022/03/25 08:11
I used to own a android and this app worked flawlessly. Big fan. But for some reason, they haven’t figured out the bugs for apple. I have no problem creating my own sheets and editing them. But whenever a sheet is shared with me through text or some other format, it prompts me to open the app to edit. But then takes me the App Store where I have to manually open the app. By the time I get to the app, the document I’m working on doesn’t get saved. And I can’t find it. The only solution if for some to manually share it with my email. I read some other reviews saying the same thing two years ago. Looks like either the team is too lazy or they just don’t care. Prove me wrong please.
unusable
by heathergluck on 2022/03/23 17:25
this is so glitchy and nonfunctional, i can hardly edit cells on mobile
It would be helpful if you could edit sheets that are shared via browser
by rxa1955 on 2022/03/23 05:45
Instead, when you open a link to a google sheet on a mobile browser (eg safari or chrome) and try to edit the sheet, it takes you to the App Store … even if you already have the sheets app.
Can’t open the app
by 12nanana12 on 2022/03/20 14:51
I can’t open the app. It’s closed by itself
It's amazing but
by ClintCatfisher on 2022/03/19 12:24
I have been using this app for a long time and it really does what it claims. I have written a lot of equations using the functions and my own equations. But having changed my iphone I cannot install the app. It keeps telling me sign in using gmail but nothing happens I can't use the app on this phone. it's a pitty
Bugs and Crashes
by Pinkie2054_2 on 2022/03/18 04:40
This app is very frustrating to use—I encounter many glitches and the app crashes at least once every other day. I try to choose from a drop down column, and no options show up I enter a date, and sometimes the cell will randomly show something as “2-15” instead of “2/15/2022” even though when I click on the cell it says that the latter thing is written—I just end up having to delete the entire row and making a new one for it to fix Clicking on new cells sometimes makes the screen scroll down and it’s very frustrating to navigate The app will crash randomly Awful app—this really needs some bug fixing
Did
by fnfn jrb hrhc on 2022/03/16 19:27
Very eye
Khloe smith
by khloe janae smith plays roblox on 2022/03/14 21:43
I love this app is saved me because I had to do a report on a sea salt animal and I was going to type it on the computer but it was not working so my mom told me to download this app it it was amazing!!!
Waste of storage space
by MooreSilence85 on 2022/03/14 15:44
Just let me edit things in a web browser instead of downloading all of your apps!! It’s a waste of space on my phone when I can just edit things in a web browser.
Was good at first…
by yaas queen toilets on 2022/03/13 22:13
This app was good at first but then it wouldn’t let me sign into my account so when I was about to create a new one it didn’t let me create a new one so google sheets needs to fix this glitch or whatever before it becomes a BIG problem!!!
App keeps getting killed
by RemoteMusic999 on 2022/03/12 01:50
I own the latest iPhone Pro, and even though it has plenty of ram, the Sheets app keeps getting killed every time I lock the screen. I need to open it again and search for the document I was editing
Not able to change orientation on iPad
by c2022vw2022i on 2022/03/06 23:44
Google needs to push an update to allow page set up to be an option on the iPad app version. Unable to print outside of portrait mode and is very frustrating. Will update my rating if they update their app.
Software needs to be fixed
by threeospades on 2022/03/04 04:04
Literally crashes every time I open it on my phone. Not compatible with IOS. Please update your software.
CRASHES CONSTANTLY
by JMAFFAIRS on 2022/03/04 02:09
I just updated this app and it crashes every single time I open it. I use this for work and now I have absolutely no way to do my job. I’ve tried using safari and Google chrome but it won’t even let me sign in with a regular web browser. If I would’ve known I would’ve never updated this app.
Decent at best, unusable at worst
by Xjxxx1998 on 2022/03/03 20:55
Don’t even attempt to use this app on any sheet with more than a dozen formulas. It’ll take at least 5 minutes to try and process the formulas or more than likely straight up crash without saving. There’s also no way to edit conditional formatting in the app
Why does it charge now?
by ProWrestlingFan33 on 2022/03/02 08:08
When I was about to update the app, it says that I have to pay for the app, when it has been free for years now, why are the apps being charged now when they used to be free for a couple of years?
almost what I want
by dansviol on 2022/02/26 00:49
The thing I’d really like to be able to do in the app is copy a worksheet to add into another sheet. I don’t mean selecting all of the data and copy/pasting, because the formatting doesn’t transfer right; I mean like in the desktop version where you click on the worksheet tab and move/copy to another existing sheet.
No line breaks?
by tungtheman1307 on 2022/02/25 05:49
Smh
Yes amaazing
by emmyegg on 2022/02/24 06:00
Great for school, work etc love this!!
force
by .:Shea1611:. on 2022/02/23 14:21
Forcing me to get the app to edit my google doc.
No keyboard pops up for sign in
by lasaria83 on 2022/02/21 20:22
Wanted to access my google sheets from my tablet, but when I clicked on sign in no keyboard would pop up so I could sign into ,y account. Very disappointed since sheets works so well on the computer.
Great!
by historyboi123 on 2022/02/21 18:26
Made by google ofc it’s good
Great app, mostly
by BarrioBigfoot on 2022/02/19 03:00
It’s a great app, but its chart functions are pretty incomplete. I’m trying to make a histogram to view my data, but I’m not able to edit the intervals. There’s definitely a lot of functions missing from the desktop version, so I wouldn’t say it’s really a seamless process. I’m also not able to use the desktop version on the google chrome browser on my iPad so I’m still having difficulty getting it done without a laptop.
Constantly crashes
by Airbornewriter on 2022/02/16 07:14
So sick of this app crashing every time I try to open a spreadsheet with any special formatting. Totally worthless.
Constantly crashing
by MEOTR on 2022/02/14 17:34
Unable to open, constantly crashing!! Terrible!
Normally love it but since the update…..
by tessandclayton on 2022/02/11 00:03
Now I can’t open anything! :(
Can’t sign in
by 🅱️rady on 2022/02/09 15:02
Won’t let me sign in. I enter my email and password and it just jumps back to the introductory screen with “sign in” in the bottom left with no informational or error message.
syncs slowly
by Lins20131010 on 2022/02/09 14:10
The app is great! It just syncs way to slow. I will make edits on my computer in the morning and can’t find it on the phone app that same evening.
No conditional formatting on iPad
by Samm01 on 2022/02/08 21:08
Not being able to do something as simple as conditional formatting on an iPad Pro is truly disappointing. When I go to Sheets in my web browser it automatically sends me to the app, so I actually have to use a different computer completely to be able to use conditional formatting. This is very disappointing and something that I hope they can fix before I have to move away from Apple.
Frustrating app
by Eiccah on 2022/02/07 22:38
Somehow managed to shrink all of my columns and there is no auto fit column option. I’m going to have to open this on my laptop to set the columns again. I’ve spent 30 min trying to tap each of 6 columns to manually fit them. Still only have 3 widened. It should not be this frustrating.
UI for keyboard is wrong.
by Not-Mozart on 2022/02/03 14:06
For some reason the button to toggle between numbers and alphabet is non-standard. It’s really annoying. I’m often tapping “.” key because that’s where the keyboard toggle should be. There’s no reason for Google to make up a new iOS keyboard layout , but here we are.
OML
by Langston Reese on 2022/02/02 02:00
You can do so much art with sheets that, I don’t even know where to begin. You can make platformers and games. And pixel art, text and so much more, like a sheet where for example, it will name every Lego piece. So y don’t have to remember what piece ur missing or u want.
Used to Love this app. In dire need of updates...
by Sarah Strand on 2022/01/26 00:09
It’s a great app but as stated below by others, something is up with the recent version & its mega finicky to the point it is just annoying & not even worth the time to use. BUT, I would wager it will be well worth it again whenever Google fixes the problems that it’s having. First time this app has ever frustrated me so I will check back when I can & hopefully update this review for y’all!
Only 1 line per cell
by MinotaurMikeFTW on 2022/01/25 13:57
Unless I type a stupid long formula per line I want to add per cell, I am limited to one line per cell. You should be able to add more cells as easily as you can on pc and android phones. Just another example of google picking on apple. Completely useless when I need 10-20 lines per cell for info
Useless
by jmeriamsfssdk on 2022/01/21 05:56
It says everything is view only that I created even though I can edit it from my browser. And yes I am using the same accounts.
Doesn’t work with iPad and keyboard
by Omg piano on 2022/01/20 20:41
Found a fix: use Sheet in Safari instead of the app :) Honestly just going to delete the app at this point. I can’t switch cells at all (tab, enter, even clicking on it) and be able to type at all in the new cell. It just ignores any keyboard inputs after moving to a new cell (arrow keys to move and any sort of typing). Would definitely not recommend using this app if you need to have something open while editing a spreadsheet. I have to have my catalogs open on a separate machine just to edit the spreadsheets without clicking multiple times every time I need to move to a new cell. None of the fixes I’ve seen online have worked, and most just talk about how an update was scheduled to fix it, but that was more than half a year ago and it still doesn’t work with fully updated apps and iOS.
Jumpy & crashes for ipad pro
by Zel 98 on 2022/01/18 23:57
App opens but loading wheel freezes as a dot on a blank background - won't load a sheet or gallery. Last update fixed this, but now it's happening again. Overall, app is jumpy and cell/keyboard defaults are inflexible, especially when using a bluetooth keyboard.
Exercise in frustration…
by em-sm on 2022/01/14 19:09
I tried using this on an iPad and the scrolling behavior is very inconsistent to the point that I’ve had to give up and use it on desktop instead. The typical fling to scroll and tap/hold to stop is very unreliable. Example: fling the sheet up to scroll downwards and when you see the cell you want and tap/hold to stop the scrolling, sometimes it responds immediately and stops and sometimes it just continues scrolling. I imagine this to be a very common use case, but perhaps I’m just using it wrong…
Missing colon on numeric keyboard
by p_dinosaur on 2022/01/13 17:33
My only use case for this app is to edit a spreadsheet full of times formatted hour:minute, e.g. 9:32. Every time I select a cell, the app switches my keyboard to numeric. This is the phone’s numeric keypad designed for dialing and it doesn’t have any symbols. To supplement this, the app provides a row of symbol keys that is deficient in that it doesn’t include a colon. How am I supposed to type times without a colon? The only way to get a colon is to switch the keyboard to alphabetic and then switch to symbols … over and over again in every single cell I want to edit. The android app has a colon in the supplemental row of symbol keys, but in its place the iPhone app has…. A semicolon??? A severe value loss. Please fix this!!!!!!!!
Large Document No Longer Works After Update
by PhearlessZero on 2022/01/13 16:09
I have a large file that I use everyday. It usually took a min or two for it to load properly. But one of the recent updates something has changed. Now I can’t even open the file bc it crashes. I tried to open it on the computer since my phone isn’t working. But when you make changes and it tries to save to drive it just says trying to connect and never does. Now when I open a smaller file size in either the app or the computer both work perfectly.
Awesome
by Yalee83 on 2022/01/13 00:16
This app is awful it is flawless and I hate it it is so beautiful.
Crashing after recent update
by Torso McTeague on 2022/01/12 02:50
iPhone 13 Pro Max, just started happening, but I was interested to note that I had a previous review here from a year ago that stated Sheets was crashing after the 1/9 update; is this some kind of y2k thing that happens after the year change?
Crashes a lot. I would expect more from an iPad app
by busterbrownry on 2022/01/11 05:43
Ultimately I would expect more from this app. It is very unstable and crashes a lot. I would expect more from an iPad app.
Keep close out
by Jolteron on 2022/01/10 20:10
So far I had a good experience with the on my pc and had my file in there. It keep on close me out more than 5 time use the app today. It not worth the hassle on iPad. It currently a waste of storage.
Crashing
by enorea on 2022/01/10 18:57
Kept crashing
Does not work on older. Devices
by suziu q on 2022/01/10 13:32
Once again you have updated your app so that the newest version will not wotk on mt ipad ios version 12.5. I should NOT have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to use your apps with the updates.
Filter view in app!
by mohammadbakhtari on 2022/01/09 13:58
Plz add filter view in google sheet apps! Why should sheet app have less features than sheet web?!
So many important features left out
by datadobetter on 2022/01/05 13:16
This application could be so great but it’s missing the most important features of the full version. I can’t even complete the Google Data analytics course on my iPad because the app doesn’t have the full toolbar menu. Also, you cannot use the website version of Google sheets with an iPad on Safari or chrome. Most people in data entry need more than editing font features. Can we expect an updated version of the app soon?
Very good
by Harry123😀😀😀😀😀 on 2022/01/05 02:25
Very good just one thing is that u should update the calendar because I only see a 2020 calendar
Do Not Recommend
by BlueJ87 on 2022/01/03 19:11
So many glitches and not user friendly. You cannot use arrow keys to move between cells. Every time you want to type in a cell you have to click on the cell, and then click the edit button. You cannot simply move to a new cell and start typing. The only good thing about this app is that it’s free, but that hassle of using it makes it NOT worth it. I would rather pay the money and have a program that works.
Good interface
by Shiva135 on 2022/01/03 04:01
Pretty good interface, but big in size. Makes it very complex to implement custom scripts.
Apple version limits what you can do
by AllSunny on 2022/01/02 14:43
Looking at the help center site there are many functions I’m unable to do unless I have a computer or Android. iPhone instructions say to do it on computer first which is fine if you have access to one but I don’t. Other than that if you want a basic app for spreadsheets this is perfect!
Shockingly broken
by Amithatguy on 2022/01/01 17:16
I find this app to be completely useless. I cannot do very basic tasks. Cannot copy / duplicate a row. Just really basic things. & then their app support page isn’t even for this app. Apple is supposed to be checking these things.
Poor functionality on iPad
by joey c 309 on 2021/12/31 13:28
A major gripe is that recent updates to this app require that you tap a button prior to being able to edit a cell. This alone makes the app difficult to use
Disappearing documents and granting strangers access
by Jettylee bit on 2021/12/27 14:43
So this is the second thing time something major has happened. It requires hours of work to undo the random loss of documents with no file history, just gone. Also it has a weird history of letting outside parties view our sheets for private transportation, it includes clients names and phone numbers and here we have random people that compromise it. We can never get an answer as to why, just that it is.
SYNC ISSUE
by dou66y on 2021/12/26 06:17
I think the app is pretty good, but for some reason; whenever I save the file, I cannot print it until I wait a few minutes so all the items I have populated become available. If I were to type whatever file and were to want to send it or print it or copy it, I cannot do this as only half of it will show.
Are other reviewers using the same app as me?
by Bnieco on 2021/12/25 21:32
UPDATE: I think it’s actually gotten worse. But what makes it ridiculously frustrating is that logging into the URL for sheets in a browser forces me to the app. Why would you want to force people to use such a horrible experience? I know the experience in the safari on ipad isn’t ideal but it’s exponentially better than the iOS Sheets app. Original review: I can’t imagine why anyone would review this positively unless maybe they’ve never used any spreadsheet program. Ever. Maybe not even a calculator. Excel at least feels like they know iPad exists. Sheets acts like all we want to do is view an occasional sheet from others. Menu bar disappears every time I edit a cell then reappears when I hit enter. Formatting options are hard to find. Entering formulas is dramatically different from the web app on PC or Mac. Ugh, I grow tired just thinking of typing out all the horrible this thing contains. Maybe people think it’s got a retro vibe..... 1985 retro...
Some quirks
by cagomez805 on 2021/12/24 15:39
Annoying that it when switching to and from the app, it sometimes doesn’t save my old spot in the Sheet. It opens the sheet as if it was the first time.
1 star
by TissueGuy25 on 2021/12/22 16:44
You can’t delete rows and columns on the app, how could you not include such a basic feature. Wasting space on my phone. I tried everything, I looked it up. I held on the row I wanted to delete. I clicked every single button in the app. Can’t do it. Whoever designed this app is an idiot and I hope if North Korea ever sends a bomb it lands on your house. While you’re in it. >:(
Please make it pen friendly!
by babybaby bay1 on 2021/12/21 13:49
It takes forever to type in all the data I have to write quickly with my pen
Fidgeted
by dhudyd on 2021/12/20 04:42
Tdvcbfn
This Thing is a Joke
by rpgj on 2021/12/19 04:33
Why? NO TOOLBAR! How stupendously inept to erect a spreadsheet app with no tool bar. Can’t even perform basic functions.
Good app, I HATE when the view moves
by shdud38;85,(hrifi'm on 2021/12/17 12:05
Mostly highly functional but… I absolutely hate when I click another cell, usually directly adjacent to the cell I was in, and the screen view moves so that the cell I’m now in is not pictured in the display. For some reason, immediately upon clicking, the entire workbook scrolls and my current, selected cell is now off screen. This has been constant across multiple versions and multiple iPhones. Please fix… or tell me what I’m doing wrong here. Thanks!
I love this app!
by Aaron7000 on 2021/12/16 01:27
This app is awsome!!! I love how this has templates and bars in “a new sheet”!
What is happening, suddenly?
by oy vay this is bad on 2021/12/15 23:11
A few days ago, as I used google sheets on my iPad, as I entered text in a cell, as soon as I pressed the space bar, the entry mode automatically switched to numeric. It’s annoying. Finding information, let alone getting actual help, on the developer’s website is ridiculously impossible? I asked Apple for help; Apple invariably is quick to answer queries on Twitter. This time Apple sent me to Google. So I’m stuck. Google doesn't have a Twitter help account, which is absurd. Too big to help? Very disappointing. I’ve used google sheets for many years, but this is quite frustrating. I will have to look for an alternative.
Download documents from links
by swabs045 on 2021/12/15 08:22
There’s no easy way to download documents from a link into my files
Can no longer edit
by Xohess on 2021/12/15 01:49
Please fix- since the update I can no longer edit my sheets, it used to be double tap to edit but now there’s absolutely no way to edit it or type at all.
MAKE IT WORK FOR PHONES
by Jayden Ryan on 2021/12/13 15:29
This app is amazing on a computer or laptop, but I need access to this from my phone and it either loads for a couple of years or crashes.
Crashes frequently!
by cabbage15(3& on 2021/12/08 20:20
It’s almost impossible to use because it crashes.
So limited compared to browser version
by crsouser on 2021/12/08 17:06
I love sheets but this app truly is disappointing and I loath it. I cannot do 85% of the basic functions I can do in the browser at all and what I can do is usually way more complex. Simply things like applying a filter require clicking an obscure menu, there is no sorting of data, auto-filling is inconsistent. I try going to Sheets in the Chrome Browser on my Ipad to work around this and it insists on opening up this piece of junk.
Hyperlinks to sheets don’t work
by tg19012 on 2021/12/07 16:51
Have a list of 50+ accounts on my first sheet. I have each of these accounts hyperlinked to a sheet specific for each account within the spreadsheet, and the links don’t work on iOS. Major bummer.
Sheets is great when it works
by LordMarksman on 2021/12/03 01:37
When I don’t have to wait 40 minutes for Sheets to update and show info added in a couple cells. Restarts, reinstalls, etc… nothing speeds it up on mobile (5G and wifi)
Google Sheets for IPad - Fundamentally Flawed
by Darklink99 on 2021/12/01 16:06
Google Sheets and other programs like it are flexible, able to be used for multiple purpose across many different fields. As such Google Sheets for IPAD may work fine for you but for my job and how I use it I spend more time hitting roadblocks and having to open my computer to accomplish tasks than I should. It leads to the essential question of why even have an app if it will be missing so many core features and have many more that are broken or flawed. The most recent examples include freezing vertical columns doing the opposite of the intended function, the complete lack of in cell text formatting, the lack of advanced sorting features and the inability to open two windows of google sheets at the same time. These are just the broken or missing features that have interrupted my workflow today, I am sure that more will occur in the future. With an app this unfinished I would look to Excel or Apple’s Numbers as alternatives if my work didn’t rely on GSuite for the sharing functionality. If the only reason a user continues to use an app is being locked into the ecosystem, it is not a good app. If you are able avoid Google Sheets and all other Google apps to avoid getting trapped in their ecosystem, especially if you plan to try and use your IPAD as a main work device.
Breakfast
by Aiinsz on 2021/11/30 17:03
Remind me…
I’ll
by t Jew red on 2021/11/28 00:28
W if Wes. Y
I hate forced downloads .
by Another later on 2021/11/26 16:36
I literally just needed to change one thing on a sheet really quick before my presentation and it forces me to download an APP??? man I'm fine with the docs bc i use it daily but sheets? On my phone? Man this is just a waste of space that doesn’t even work well. I want to be able to just use it in my browser like we used to. Its completely unnecessary and not worth even one star. Im so frustrated that i have to download this app for one minor fix to my sheet. Just let us use it in a browser like a normal thing man. I bet half the downloads are literally just because you can’t just use it in a browser anymore. Waste of storage space.
Entering Data in cell confusing
by DaWeavINC on 2021/11/23 14:15
Why is the confirmation checkmark way up at the top of the screen? That confirmation (enter key) checkmark should be located at the bottom of the screen with the editing box that pops up.
An Amazing App
by PricelessMe on 2020/03/23 14:14
Love, love, love this app!!! It is amazing and dependable. I like that its offline and I can use it whereever I am, even when traveling. I use it for our family budget and to pay of large bills and credit cards. It allow me to adjust the payment amounts when I want to pay a bill off early. I list my dates by each payment and I can see exactly when I'll have a bill paid off. It's been a real asset to our family. I don't have to worry about my data being locked up until I buy or update the subscription like what happened with another app, because its free. It was such an inconvenience. But this app has proven its value time and time again. I also like how I can plug in my formulas to show the interest rate and declining balance of my credit cards. I highly recommend to everyone to use it. My sincerest thanks to the maker of this exceptional app!!!
Google Sheets for IPad - Fundamentally Flawed
by Darklink99 on 2021/12/01 16:06
Google Sheets and other programs like it are flexible, able to be used for multiple purpose across many different fields. As such Google Sheets for IPAD may work fine for you but for my job and how I use it I spend more time hitting roadblocks and having to open my computer to accomplish tasks than I should. It leads to the essential question of why even have an app if it will be missing so many core features and have many more that are broken or flawed. The most recent examples include freezing vertical columns doing the opposite of the intended function, the complete lack of in cell text formatting, the lack of advanced sorting features and the inability to open two windows of google sheets at the same time. These are just the broken or missing features that have interrupted my workflow today, I am sure that more will occur in the future. With an app this unfinished I would look to Excel or Apple’s Numbers as alternatives if my work didn’t rely on GSuite for the sharing functionality. If the only reason a user continues to use an app is being locked into the ecosystem, it is not a good app. If you are able avoid Google Sheets and all other Google apps to avoid getting trapped in their ecosystem, especially if you plan to try and use your IPAD as a main work device.
Unable to Edit Shared Sheets
by Cristyjewelry on 2019/05/20 13:18
I try to go as mobile as possible, because opening up a computer all the time sometimes is just too much of a hassle or takes way too much time for something that should be done so quickly, such as signing up for a meeting time. Whenever I try to edit a spreadsheet for something like signing up, there’s always an annoying pop-up that says I need to download the app in order to edit at all. And even when I already have it downloaded, I still have to press the only “accept” button on that pop-up, which says “get the app”. It takes me back to the app store, where I then have to press “open”, and opens up to the Google Sheets app, but the sheets I would be trying to edit wouldn’t automatically come up. Checking the “Shared with Me” tab doesn’t do anything, trying the process over again doesn’t do anything, and nor does completely closing the App Store or Google Sheets app then starting the process over again do anything. This practically makes the Sheets app useless for me, because this is pretty much the only reason I need it. When using Sheets, I’m usually just trying to open someone else’s Sheets page, which they linked somewhere, and edit it rather than creating one myself.
It works ok
by jspowers21 on 2017/12/16 12:30
For a mobile app it works ok. A lot more functional on my computer and iPad than my iPhone X. As powerful as my cell phone is, I expect a bit more. Make all the functions available. I use this primarily for my monthly budget and it is difficult to change the functions of a box when all you can do it add numbers and not enter more complex calculations for each box. That is my only complaint besides the usual crashing and instability issues. It could flow a little easier and have the calculations as a ready part of setting up the spreadsheet instead of reinventing the wheel so to speak. Make it intuitive so people with out an mba can manage their budget by setting this up for themselves. I have done this for many people and my hope is that they follow through with it, but if I’m having a difficult time, I imagine others that just use my template, probably just give up if they can’t make easy changes with the mobile version because it never dawns on them to go back to the computer to make them.
Getting There, But ….
by Ryker X Gevaarlijk on 2021/03/11 04:26
My work uses sheets for all documentation and I WISH i could finally start using the iOS app for full functionality, but i can’t because of one issue that is not possible on iOS. For some of my work I use Cells for note taking, so seeing that i input a larg quantity of characters, I make edits all the time throughout the week. With the application, editing the cells shows a very small portion of whats in the cells. If i have 2 paragraphs of info in a cell, it takes FOREVER to “scroll” to the section i need to edit. This has completely turned me off of using the iOS application for any work input, only for viewing. The newest update got me excited, but then killed my excitement haha. Now when a cell is selected, there’s a pop up of the contents to view but only to view, to edit the cell, it goes back to the original way of editing. If there was a way to edit the contents within the pop up view of the contents, that would change everything. Please think about it!
Amazing but security
by Pia Cruzalegui on 2022/05/20 11:14
Simple: my wish is to have an option to add another layer of security hence face recognition or setup of a password to some spreadsheets to limit access and privacy. I’ve been using and recommending the G suite. I absolutely love how practical it is. I can’t imagine a day without out it BUT two days ago I lost my iPhone and even though I locked and reported it lost through “find my phone” it was hours before I got it done and a couple of more to figure out and disassociate some apps, the G Drive included although there is no certainty that the Sheets and Docs app would disconnect. And because of this and the nature of some of the information in these docs is that an option to add hyper security and minimize access would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the awesome and convenient G Drive makes workflow easy.
No-cost, user-friendly, multi-purpose tool.
by Itmademerateit105 on 2020/05/22 16:22
Free, easy to use, and able to share with others to edit/view. I use it to organize, plan/schedule, and collect information. I cannot speak to its ability to work with quantitative data (ie. numbers, graphs, stats, etc), which I mention only b/c I know some will seek this app to do just that. I used Excel in college when working with large data sets; I didn’t know about Sheets back then. If you are looking for a FREE & easy to use tool to help you get organized and structured in your day to day activities, whether that’s managing your home, your business, your ministry, or your social media platform, etc., you’ll enjoy & appreciate this app. It’s also great to use as an archive where you can collect resources, contact info, etc.
Are other reviewers using the same app as me?
by Bnieco on 2021/12/25 21:32
UPDATE: I think it’s actually gotten worse. But what makes it ridiculously frustrating is that logging into the URL for sheets in a browser forces me to the app. Why would you want to force people to use such a horrible experience? I know the experience in the safari on ipad isn’t ideal but it’s exponentially better than the iOS Sheets app. Original review: I can’t imagine why anyone would review this positively unless maybe they’ve never used any spreadsheet program. Ever. Maybe not even a calculator. Excel at least feels like they know iPad exists. Sheets acts like all we want to do is view an occasional sheet from others. Menu bar disappears every time I edit a cell then reappears when I hit enter. Formatting options are hard to find. Entering formulas is dramatically different from the web app on PC or Mac. Ugh, I grow tired just thinking of typing out all the horrible this thing contains. Maybe people think it’s got a retro vibe..... 1985 retro...
Two Gripes..
by Seksay1 on 2021/04/27 05:13
Great app, but.. 1. I don’t like the new button you have to tap before you can start typing in a new cell. Previously, you could go to a new cell and just start typing. Not anymore.. well, you could, and I do it all the time, but, your time will be wasted because you didn’t tap the new edit button that is now a required step every time you go to a new cell. 2. The app reloads just about every time I come back to it. This may be a RAM management issue with the phone but I am using the 12 pro max and this is the only app this happens with in my experience. This wouldn’t normally be a big deal for me but it slows me down when I have to wait for it to reload, tap the sheet I was working in, and find my place within that sheet. This, all while I’m working against the clock, and trying to enter information as we go along. I would use something else but my customer uses this for their documentation.
Google sheets rocks!
by Babu Sath on 2018/04/29 15:49
Google sheets my excel for private use. It is very reliable and works well. Especially for using from multiple devices from multiple locations. From a functionality perspective one thing puts Google Sheets above excel is its support for Unicode making it work well for non-English data. Once disappointment to date has been that it is either matching or lagging Microsoft Excel mostly. I say this without claiming to be an expert who has used its entire functionality, so take that with a pinch of salt. I would like to see Google team taking us in to a new world of functionality and capability - for example, seamless working between documents, databases, multimedia, and presentations. I would be glad to talk to Google Office team, if interested.
Love the app except lack of mobile details
by Singoffpitch on 2018/11/13 02:31
I love everything about the app except that it lacks the ability to access some of the settings that are available in the online version. I like to set cells to change color or configure running data based on what is entered and I can't adjust those settings in existing spreadsheets or add parameters to new sheets from the mobile app. Otherwise, I can do pretty much everything in the app I can do on the computer (and many things are easier from the app, which is why I'd really like full features available since I prefer using sheets from the app!!) and I'm a Google Sheets addict and president of the Sheets fan club! I've never had any problems with the app or lost data and it even saves my data automatically when I click out of the app without clicking the checkmark to save! Love Google Sheets!! 😁
Just needs to improve the interface dynamics.
by meu nickname on 2019/07/07 15:09
The features are great for my usage (stock portfolio track), it feels easier and more intuitive than excel. But the usage experience for me is still not there yet. The touch interface/dynamics still feels like a low quality app. It would only pan either horizontally or vertically and not both at the same time. When one cell is selected I’m not able to change to other sheet pages (excel and numbers managed to do it without any problem). It feels underdeveloped when compared to apple numbers usability. When I’m checking my sheets on the iPhone the actual area is so small compared to the other two apps also. It has a a great potential, in my opinion it just needs some fine tuning for touch versions. Desktop browser version works perfectly.
Love this App!!
by BryanE63 on 2017/10/03 14:28
Love this App!! Very convenient and I can access it on any device!! I have had past experiences where I had other apps for a while and without any warning at all from the Developer, the app was no longer available or was not compatible with the newest software so this left me High and Dry!! Very frustrating when you have to re-do all the information over again and find the info from many different places!! So the only advice I can give to the Developer of the Apps is to please let the people know when your no longer going to have the App available for us to retrieve our information so we can at least store it somewhere else so it’s not completely lost and we have to start everything over.
Freaking Love It
by Archer of Nor on 2019/10/11 02:42
I’m a bar manager and I use Google Sheets almost daily. I use it to do all of my liquor and beer orders (color coded, and some really nifty conditional formatting too). It makes all of my reps very happy with how organized it is! I also use it to do inventory on 3 bars and a huge storage area, profit margin sheets, employee phone lists etc... it’s incredibly useful to be able to pull up any information I need, immediately, on my phone. I used to do everything on Excel; printing all the pages out, writing all the counts down, going back into Excel to enter all the counts... Sheets let’s me do everything on my phone or iPad and autosums as I go. Not only does Sheets keep me nice and organized, it also makes orders and inventory go SO much faster.
The future is here.
by USABlake on 2018/05/22 01:32
This and sheets on the computer browser will frustrate some people a bit if they are used to Excel. But I find sheets and drive to be light years ahead of whatever Microsoft is cooking up to compete. I can’t live without mobile access to my spreadsheets anymore. And holy crap, collaboration will never be the same. Microsoft has nothing on google. I cringe when people share an xls spreadsheet back and forth. Lol. Especially when it’s shared through google drive. Seriously saw that. Wow. Nice try, but you missed the fact that there is a better way. And so, so much easier. And you can actually work together instead of checking to see if the other person has it opened and not saved.
Very good - but Google could make it super
by GoodOldMonkey on 2020/01/02 04:35
This app has amazing capabilities, and a few silly defects. + You can share full-featured spreadsheets in real time. On my iPhone I can correct data right next to the cell my niece is editing on a Windows desktop hundreds of miles away. + Really powerful: even on the mobile version you can create SQL-like queries of spreadsheet or external data, and useful charts. + Super easy data input from Google forms for repetitive stuff. - Crashes pretty often. - Some major browser-version features — edit-triggered routines, for example, and modifying protection — aren’t available on the mobile version. - Doesn't tell you when it's still busy downloading or calculating. A big spreadsheet can take several minutes to load and calculate, and you may meanwhile jump to some wrong decisions. - Doesn't keep track of where you were when you reopen a workbook. If you were looking at row 3323 on Sheet Four, navigating back is a non-trivial pain in the tail.
Poor functionality
by twoarmscollin on 2020/02/19 16:29
I can use command-a to select all of the text in a cell, but I cannot use command-i to make text italic. I cannot select and edit text within a cell, only in the bar on the bottom, thus making it incredibly inefficient. For someone doing qualitative research without access to Nvivo, spreadsheets are an important tool. While sheets on laptops and desktops is a viable rival for excel, and google’s ability for teams to simultaneously edit sheets is unchallenged, the mobile app makes it nearly impossible for me to get my work accomplished using my tablet with keyboard attachment. Why lug around my laptop when I can bring my brand new tablet that handles everything else so well? Google - get the functionality of this app on par with the sheets browser experience. Do not recommend using this app for mobile. Stick to the browser, or use a different program entirely.
Good, with exceptions.
by Tewithersaiyan on 2020/09/18 14:17
This app suffers from the same problems afflicting other google apps on the mobile/tablet platform: not all of the original functions are available. I am a student who uses a 2020 iPad Pro, and the other day I ran into a problem on sheets when I discovered that I was unable to do very basic things such as create a function for data I’d input, or switch the values on the x and y axis of a graph. Overall, it’s a very polished and functional app, but it is brought down by the fact that in the very least there is no iPad version of the app with all the functions the PC version has. Would be 5 stars if not for this problem. Other apps, like Google Docs, have a similar problem.
Almost useless, and web versionnot accessible with an ipad
by Hunt.tr04 on 2019/11/21 18:30
I use google sheets for experiments as i am a freshman, i bring my iPad to school almost always, its my computer substitute, when its lab day and we to graph the information, i dread as the app is useless, i cannot edit a graph to add a trend line, and googles “helpful”advice is to use the web version, funny enough you cannot access the web version without a work around in ios that takes 3 minutes, thats safari, not chrome, it is impossible on chrome, after opening the web version, it tries to make you use the app, and constantly giving you a pop off that its not supported, and not able to format. it becomes slow and laggy as well. My advice to google is to not advertise an app that doesn't have some of the simplest features such as adding an equation or a trend line to a graph. And don't have a help center filled with incorrect information
Doesn’t work with iPad and keyboard
by Omg piano on 2022/01/20 20:41
Found a fix: use Sheet in Safari instead of the app :) Honestly just going to delete the app at this point. I can’t switch cells at all (tab, enter, even clicking on it) and be able to type at all in the new cell. It just ignores any keyboard inputs after moving to a new cell (arrow keys to move and any sort of typing). Would definitely not recommend using this app if you need to have something open while editing a spreadsheet. I have to have my catalogs open on a separate machine just to edit the spreadsheets without clicking multiple times every time I need to move to a new cell. None of the fixes I’ve seen online have worked, and most just talk about how an update was scheduled to fix it, but that was more than half a year ago and it still doesn’t work with fully updated apps and iOS.
This is truly pathetic
by snorkfire on 2019/05/03 00:55
Is it really just me that sees a dog slow app? I copied this review’s title from my departing comment within my effort to create a stock tracking spreadsheet. In what turned out to be my second effort at exploring using Sheets I found enormous difficulty overcoming the very long hang times and delays, so left that comment to myself to remind me in case I ever try it again. Add to that the fact that the stock query is missing a dividend/yield function on stocks, and we have arrived at the bizarre. That’s quite a miss. And add to that the inability to query a closing price on a date without forcing an 5 cell array construct and we have a mess. Apple does this in one cell with one date reference, folks. Well, I hate the long hanging “Calculating” times in the Numbers app, but Sheets is little better there for letting me edit while it thinks, and quite a bit more limited in overall dogginess and limitations. Disappointed.
Missing a couple of features
by EDAAmanda on 2017/11/29 22:53
Over all, it’s a really good app. It’s very convenient to have access to my spreadsheets on my phone, but I really wish the app had the same functionality with setting up equations as the desktop version does. It’s really annoying to have to enter my equation into each individual field and mark that I’m done before being able to move onto the next one. I’d like to be able to enter one, then click the corner and drag it into any additional fields I need. I am also displeased they took away requiring a passcode to enter the app. I have things in there I don’t want my daughter to see and she uses my phone sometimes. If it’s passcode protected, then I don’t have to worry.
Google sheet LOVES JUNE!
by Lindracula on 2021/09/25 03:33
Update months later from below: same problems- always always always wants to load on June 12 everytime no matter what. Fancy to see it progress as the year moves on- same results! Ultimate frustration level as I am required to use this on a daily highly regular basis. Every single day this app doesn’t load and when it does it loads to a month ago and blank. I have to close the app and reopen it a minimum of 4-5 times every single day just to get a very easy part of my job done and here this app is the most difficult part. Its just as bad on my iPad now as my phone at loading- complete and utter junk. If I didn’t have to use this app I wouldn’t. Do better please! This is a newer iPhone and a brand new iPad Pro that I’m using this app on. Oi its frustrating!
Compatible with ease.
by Lobo325 on 2017/12/02 23:12
Needed an excel spreadsheet app and this is by far the better option at the moment. Unlike the other excel apps that you need to fork over money and yet have compatibility issues between the printer or even while using it, this one is quick and easy between devices. I use this for my clients for setting up their weekly workout schedule and emailing it without any hassle like crashing. Recently started using it for making “range-table” cards for F-Class long distance shooting at the range. Overall, I’m very pleased with the functionality. The only downside is that I wish I gotten this App sooner and had saved the money on the other mediocre version.
I really want to give it 5 stars
by bac2thaBasix on 2019/08/24 00:58
As the title shows, I really do want to give this app 5 stars but there is one small thing I wish this app would do that it does but MS excel app does. It’s leaving the last excel spreadsheet open that you had when ever you change apps. Like if I pull open a template and then go to another app on my phone I have to go back to the home page in sheets, then click the sheets file I was just in, then wait for the file to open. In MS word I literally can input data, change apps then go back to excel and I am brought automatically back to the last cell that I had just entered data. If google sheets does that, I’ll be more than happy to give them 5 stars.
Worst Google app
by Ericanii on 2018/12/21 17:25
Nearly impossible to use. I use fairly large sheets to keep track of my projects. I was trying to update one today on my iPad and I had to re-enter the values on nearly every changed cell TWICE because either it would glitch or not type as I was typing. I also use a sheet that updates based on a sheet of a friend of mine's and in the sheet app it just DOESN'T work at all. I have to look at it in the browser. But you can't edit sheets in the browser on chrome for some reason??????? Drive site crashed like 5 times trying to just open a sheet on chrome so I can edit it. Sheet would not update with new values from my friends sheet in the app. I am fully engrained in the Google ecosystem for all my easy documentation storage but sheets on iPad is by far the WORST Google app I have ever used to the point I'm here complaining. It just doesn't work.
Always Room For Improvement, but...
by BudgetWise101 on 2018/12/06 22:03
I’ve been using Google Sheets for years. I’m not an absolute expert but I’ve been able to create a comprehensive Google Sheets financial workbook to chart my family and business finances as well as a product inventory workbook. My greatest of challenges has to do with knowing how to use Google Sheets effectively on different devices. I work with them on my messed up Pixel XL phone (that keeps rebooting daily), iPhones, iPads (large and small), and my Windows desktop. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find tutorials to assist me in accomplishing functions for my product inventory workbook that I see others achieving. If you know of resources that would help certainly let me know.
Make like the web version
by plat-o-pus on 2021/02/11 01:43
For experienced spreadsheet users, the app version of Sheets is really terrible. It would not allow you to use any keyboard shortcuts even if you own Apple’s Magic Keyboard. I also do not understand why it would not show the top drop down menu like the web version. This is a very trimmed version of the original and it is really painful to be productive while using it. I do not understand why it produces a lot of errors when using formulas such as GoogleFinance. In the App it would endlessly display “...getting data” while if I open the same file in Safari using web version of sheets it retrieves the data instantly. I deleted it and open Sheets inside Safari. You will be very thankful that it operates normal that way.
Amazing FREE program!
by Bluswept on 2017/10/10 14:16
If college taught me anything, it’s that Google’s FREE alternatives to Microsoft Office programs are AMAZING. It’s not that there’s more features, it’s simply the simplicity. I don’t need to be an advanced programmer in order to figure out how to do things within Sheets. Even if I don’t know, a quick google search results in a very simple step by step guide by google that cuts right to the chase. It’s easy to collaborate, too. Simply add the person/people’s email address(es) and they’ll be sent a link that will let them access the sheet, and you can give them specific permissions, or you can just create a shareable link.
Fixed income
by jmy81 on 2019/10/12 00:23
I am a 57 year old man and have been disabled since 2008 and am on an income which is less than half of what I was making at the plant where I worked, didn’t get check for 2 years, lost one of my vehicles, went thru savings and still had to beg for food, almost lost my house and 6 acres, worked with loan company and kept it. My wife is also disabled, I cannot spend money I don’t have , I’m an ole country boy in Tennessee and I had pride up until all money was gone and eating canned corn only for supper and had to swallow my pride and beg for food, so don’t lecture me about a budget, you’re eating lobsters, steaks and shrimp, drinking wine and I’m eating wild rabbits, squirrels and white tail deer.
Great app, needs improvements
by angelweengz on 2022/05/11 07:18
Please also add the option to “paste special” for copying only the formatting or only the values like the site has. PLEASE listen to suggestions! ------------------------------ Wonderful app. Great things. Genius idea! One thing is..... You CAN'T print/export only specific pages of a google sheets or excel document. You also can't specify landscape or portrait. Also, please allow someone who doesn't have a gmail email/account to be able to view the document (even if it's just in pdf form). Or maybe have the option to just save a JPEG and email that. That's a huge issue for me. ***Please add that option to choose the pages that will be exported. I'd really appreciate it.
Months of data RUINED
by Nickickk on 2020/12/31 02:45
Everything was working fine until I opened another app. When I switched back to sheets, the app restarted. I opened the spreadsheet file and half of my cells are mixed up and scrambled all together!!! I’ve never seen this before in my entire life! All my cells contains random info from other cells and my formulas are all ruined! I cannot undo or find a way to restore my spreadsheet! It’s been hours and I cannot find a solution! I don’t know what happened but I lost months of data!!! How am I supposed to trust an app that can ruin an extremely important file?! Absolutely scary!!! I am extremely upset and frustrated that my spreadsheet file became ruined for absolutely no reason!!! All I did was open another app, and switched back to sheets and my entire file is all mixed up and ruined!
Good for when you’re in a pinch
by Bigbadserrao on 2017/12/02 18:31
Of all the concepts to survive the desktop to mobile shift in our computing lives, none of them make less sense to me than trying to create spreadsheets on a touch screen. It’s just a task that benefits from the percussion of a mouse and the wide screens of desktop machines so much. Yet, google sheets tries to get this right and mostly succeeds. You’re still going to make lots of errors and be frustrated by the nested menus of settings but the tight integration with google drive, impressive feature set and collaborative capabilities makes this a great solution for minor spreadsheet edits and reference.
Crash
by timzter on 2020/07/01 14:25
Alarmy has been unstable lately. A couple of weeks ago, the alarm did not go off at all. Today, the alarm went off but tapping on the notification to get into the app to perform the mission to turn the alarm off, the app crashed. When I then tapped the app's icon to launch it, it crashed again. About the 3rd attempt to launch it, it did launch, but by now, time has elapsed so that it didn't force me to perform the mission. Consequently today's alarm is treated as though it never happened, evidenced by the missing entry in the History. The most basic function of the app must not fail, otherwise this app is useless. I have been using this app for over a year now. But lately it has been unstable and performing unreliably.
It doesn’t work when it should
by ZharloMang on 2019/11/22 20:26
I have been sent a google Sheet to edit with peers. The site constantly has the pop-up stating (get google sheets to make edits) or such. I have the app. And it it’s both impossible to open directly from the sheet, or opening it an internet browser doesn’t allow me to open it in sheets. Essentially I can access it without first downloading into my phone, then re-opening. It also does not show up in my recent history. I would say this is exactly what the app needs to do for a mobile app, is cross opening or at least for the option to open in Sheets is available. It isn’t. At the very least it should be able to know I have the app instead of advertising to me to download, and open up the app itself, instead of the App Store. So poor in the final product’s function.
Does everything I need
by dglana on 2017/10/29 17:33
This app is great! It allows me to read and edit anything that I have created in Google sheets online. It doesn't have the functionality that the online program on the phone but it still works well to allow me to do what I need to do. When computers are not available this app is a lifesaver. I have one thing to note. When printing a spreadsheet sometimes it will try to make it fit on one page and I can't alter that direction, making the data minuscule. Biggest issue is when I want to search for data. The search function does not do all I would like it to do. Hope that issue is fixed soon.
Excellent spreadsheet app for when one is on the go!
by Scott Kern on 2018/02/06 11:58
Full spreadsheet functionality from one’s smartphone, with access to all spreadsheet files (“Google Sheets”) which one has saved on Google Drive. Contrary to another review, which stated that only numbers could be edited and complex formulas could not be altered, this app allows any desired change to be made to each cell, just the same as from a desktop or laptop computer’s Google Sheets web interface. Possibly the other reviewer did not notice that toggling between numbers and letters is possible when editing each cell!
Still a "baby version" of the web app
by iPad4 user on 2020/09/27 15:50
Google, PLEASE start taking iPad seriously. My company does everything in G Suite and your iPad apps lack so much functionality compared to their web versions that they are like having one hand tied to your back. Take a note how Apple or Microsoft does their office apps on iPad and start following. Examples: Many functions that exist in web version are just missing from app - case: you cannot edit graph set to occupy full tab in Sheets. There is no way to edit multiple documents side by side. Also, make it possible to open the documents in Safari when you have multiple user accounts. Now only way for preventing app from hijacking url is to by hand add /u/1 in the the right spot.
Works Very Well! (Especially for business)
by GabbyDatGamer (YouTube) on 2018/01/12 03:32
This works great for my business! It helps to organize what has and what hasn’t happened. It also helps to keep track of money sums, payments, bills, and more! Very helpful and recommended for businesses. Since on iOS, it has made life so much easier than just on PC’s. Though, it would be better if it didn’t run on any sort of internet connection. When away on business, and you have no connection, it can make it hard for me to organize it. In the end, it can make a great organizer, and a great tool. Thanks!, GDG
Needs Some Work, A Bit Laggy
by MichiruMochi on 2020/10/03 02:24
I have large shared files that I constantly need to look at and work on alongside my coworkers on the same file at the same time. It seems like the iPad/iPhone version is a bit laggy and choppy? And whenever I try to load one of those large files, it crashes. I’ll keep trying or will try offline, but I hope the changes I make get saved to the same file everyone else is working on! Just leaving some feedback! Oh and would also love to have the ability to find words on the page, not just to replace but i nee to search for them to copy and reference for another sheet! So that’d be cool if we got that!
Wish I could edit from links people send me
by micste6643 on 2020/03/17 16:41
I commonly will be sent a link to google sheets from someone and when I select it, it’s goes to a read-only view in a browser saying that I should open it in the app to edit. When I follow the given links to download/open the app, it doesn’t take me to the sheet that I originally linked from. In addition, there is no easy way to find a link to an editable sheet. Seems to defeat the purpose of having google sheet links and my ability to collaborate with others. When you finally can get into the app and edit a sheet, it’s a good product. Just awful for any sort of mobile use without being able to share easily.
Love that I can access my spreadsheets on any device, but editing is buggy on iPhone
by TechnoCritic on 2018/12/29 18:12
It’s awesome to be able to access my spreadsheets anywhere, anytime. I’ve completely converted all of my personal spreadsheets to Google Sheets. My only complaint is, editing spreadsheets on the phone is cumbersome, especially when editing a cell that contains a function. After placing my cursor at the point where I want to type, the contents of the edit field are moved so that the cursor is at the far left edge of the field. As I type, the cursor stays in this location, meaning that I can’t see what I’m typing as I type it. This seems to be a bug in the form field control. Wish this could be fixed.
Crashes
by Yofi Grey on 2021/02/09 23:07
Crashes every time I open it, every time, on iPad or on iPhone. I think it just can’t handle the array formulas or charts, or other complex tasks that I usually perform in Google Sheets. Which, honestly, is just about every spreadsheet I make. More to the point, you can no longer access google sheets online from iPad either, meaning spreadsheet work on this machine is totally out of the question unless I wish to go through the ridiculous tedium of using teamviewer or some such to control my PC. No, thank you. I’m really hoping in the future, especially with the whole “your next computer might be an iPad” campaign that apple has been doing, we’ll see a fully functional .xls program for iPad.
Where’s the AutoSum?
by Gavins_bat_girl on 2019/12/19 20:13
One thing I loved about Excel is that the Auto Sum function worked. The reason why that was nice is for what I do, there may or may not be a value in a certain cell and it would add up each existing value in a column. Even if the line item was deleted, it wouldn’t return an #error message. The reason I prefer google sheets, however, is that it’s free; whereas, in Excel, I had to pay for a subscription to edit the document. That and the app told me I didn’t have a subscription, but when I tried resubscribing, it told me I already had one. 🤪 So... my business is on hold until I can figure out which spreadsheet to use.
Great for wedding guest lists, other collaborations
by Wwndyyyy on 2017/11/04 18:00
This is so much safer, easier and better than sending a spreadsheet around to many people and trying to keep up with the current, correct version. It alerts you when others make changes and you can see every single change (and who made it)back to the beginning of the document. You literally cannot f this thing up. Do I wish sometimes it had full excel functionality? Of course - but that's like saying I wish horses could fly - it would be optimal but it's not part of the design :)
Good app
by MikeerdiGames9972 on 2018/05/02 22:07
By far more of a google fan than apple, (even though I have an iPad) and really enjoy having my google spreadsheets and other stuff on my iPad. When you use the mobile version of google’s apps, you still get all of the main features of the desktop version. Google does good at incorporating all the desktop features into the mobile app, while it is still extremely easy to use. Sometimes I even prefer the mobile app instead, because of its easy-to-use interface, and most of the desktop features are still there.
Versatile
by SD_Gringo on 2017/10/27 18:39
I use this for so many things - handy to use between my laptop and iPhone. More than one of us can edit the worksheets at the same time. I use it to track finances, a daily plan/schedule for my move from one state to another, a log of test results and actions I take to maintain my pool that I can reference at the store, a roster and schedule for coordinating volunteer sports activities, vacation plans I can reference on the go, a noble to do list that my wife and I can share, and tracking the family budget. It is not as powerful as MS Excel, but plenty useful for what I need.
Limited
by Shading bid on 2021/07/10 08:26
The app is useful for the very basic things, but it's still missing a lot from what the website offers. I'm not trying to run big datasets from my phone, but I would at least like to be able to copy an existing spreadsheet into another one from my phone! What bothers me is that it's the smallest things that I need to do and would like to do from the convenience of my phone, but I can't because the app doesn't have it. The google sheets team should pay a little more attention to the app so that it can be as close to a copy of what the website is.
Cheaper and more secure than network attached storage
by MurrayMM on 2019/04/10 01:14
Given that most Network Attached Storage boxes are too easily hacked, I cannot justify the cost of replacing my 12 year old NAS at home. The Google drive with Docs and Sheets is far more secure and cost effective for the long term. I would have given Sheets 5 stars except for my continued frustration that it does not come back to where I left off. Having to scroll down hundreds of lines every time is a waste of my time. Other than having to learn the new formatting commands, I am very happy with Sheets. P.S. I was using DecCalc in the 1970s and Lotus 123 in the 1980s. I have written hundreds of spreadsheets.
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Create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets with the Google sheets app. With Sheets you can: * Create new spreadsheets or edit existing ones * Share spreadsheets and collaborate with others in the same spreadsheet at the same time * Work anywhere, anytime - even offline * Format cells, enter/sort data, view charts, insert formulas, use find/replace, and more * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Open, edit, and save Excel files Google Sheets is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate. Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Sheets features, including: * Easily add collaborators to projects, see changes as they occur, receive notifications for edits that happen while you’re away, and chat with colleagues in the same spreadsheet. All changes are automatically saved as you make them. And with offline access, you can create, view, and edit files wherever and whenever * Get insights fast, powered by Google AI * Work seamlessly across Sheets and Excel * Maintain control with enterprise-grade security * Analyze data from other business-critical tools * Build custom solutions
Lacking features, mandatory app
by Kellie L. on 2022/05/21 06:11
I can’t do conditional formatting in the app, and I can’t edit my sheets in a browser. I love google sheets for desktop, but the mobile experience is garbage for anything but viewing basic spreadsheets.
Amazing but security
by Pia Cruzalegui on 2022/05/20 11:14
Simple: my wish is to have an option to add another layer of security hence face recognition or setup of a password to some spreadsheets to limit access and privacy. I’ve been using and recommending the G suite. I absolutely love how practical it is. I can’t imagine a day without out it BUT two days ago I lost my iPhone and even though I locked and reported it lost through “find my phone” it was hours before I got it done and a couple of more to figure out and disassociate some apps, the G Drive included although there is no certainty that the Sheets and Docs app would disconnect. And because of this and the nature of some of the information in these docs is that an option to add hyper security and minimize access would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the awesome and convenient G Drive makes workflow easy.
아니 미친
by Just noise, white noise. on 2022/05/17 16:15
스프레드 앱으로 편집 하래서 누르고 앱도 다운받았는데 왜 계속 여기로 뜸?
Love this app
by DeannaSmiles on 2022/05/15 23:14
I use Google Sheets to help me keep track of a restaurant list I do for Chincoteague Island VA and it is perfect for what I need to do. I love the convenience and how when I update something it shows immediately. I have almost 10,000 people using this list daily so it is awesome. Thank you.
Great app, needs improvements
by angelweengz on 2022/05/11 07:18
Please also add the option to “paste special” for copying only the formatting or only the values like the site has. PLEASE listen to suggestions! ------------------------------ Wonderful app. Great things. Genius idea! One thing is..... You CAN'T print/export only specific pages of a google sheets or excel document. You also can't specify landscape or portrait. Also, please allow someone who doesn't have a gmail email/account to be able to view the document (even if it's just in pdf form). Or maybe have the option to just save a JPEG and email that. That's a huge issue for me. ***Please add that option to choose the pages that will be exported. I'd really appreciate it.
Horrible Mobile Interface
by Emerald ;P on 2022/05/10 18:08
I love sheets; I use it all the time to manage large groups, and so being able to edit and do things on the go is a must. I don’t have anything against sheets itself (specifically desktop) but sheets on mobile is quite possible one of the WORST user interfaces over. It’s not difficult per se, but it’s horrible to manage and it’s not smooth or easy to do anything. Literally hate sheets on mobile because it’s highly inconvenient and not friendly to use.
Missing so many features you must use the browser
by donisflying on 2022/05/10 13:52
The app is missing so many features I have to use the browser edition for nearly every spreadsheet. I would think an app would have equal, if not greater capabilities than the website. I gave it 3 stars because it is still usable, and other than some issues with the placing and jumping around of menus, the UI is pretty good.
Can’t Enter Multiple Lines Within Cell
by NxTbrolin5000 on 2022/04/28 05:35
About 85% of the standard Google Sheets web app/site. Main issue for me is that you can’t enter multiple lines/rows within a cell. You can only type continuously into another line/row but you can’t enter a new one. Not a spreadsheet necessity, considering the usage of cells, but kind of annoying when making a compact, detailed spreadsheet list on a small iPad screen. Hope this can be updated ASAP…seems like a no-brainer.
经常闪退
by AEIM233 on 2022/04/27 02:50
经常闪退,应用无响应
Google Oligarchs
by IH8Ttechcompanies on 2022/04/20 19:16
Let me edit the sheet on safari, I don’t want to download your spyware apps
Unstable Buggy
by maroon43 on 2022/04/20 17:53
Frequently crash every time modifying the sheet. I am very disappointed such low quality app and the issue is lasting long time not fixed.
Terrible
by finematt on 2022/04/19 14:24
This app can only perform the most basic functions of google sheets. I also cannot use the browser version from my ipad with it installed so i am literally trapped using it. Please add more functionality.
Give me money google
by Its free real estate on 2022/04/18 13:34
I want free money
Forcing us to download
by fjalkdj on 2022/04/12 17:39
Just let us edit in the browser you parasites
Somewhat Adequate
by croskos on 2022/04/08 02:42
I use google sheets to organize my data from google forms. I can view it and make basic edits, but there is not an option for conditional formatting. I like to color code my data and I cannot do that through the app. I need to access conditional formatting through a desktop. This is very inconvenient.
Scanner
by Gary-patel on 2022/04/07 12:45
I need barcodes scan on my phone on google sheet but not work please put scan options please
Not great.
by BKBrown213 on 2022/04/06 19:37
Why remove the decimal place amount option? Or never update it so it doesn’t scroll all the way down + right when formatting full sheet?
Not a fan
by Edsomm on 2022/04/06 14:38
I hate that it jacks up my use of other apps like Notability and Pages. . Every time I want to save a Google doc -It places a flag at the page bottom asking me to get the Google app, so I can’t use the data covered by the flag. Very frustrating and not user friendly unless you ONLY use Google’s products. Is there a work around for this?
Won’t open spreadsheets
by CCL1984* on 2022/04/02 20:22
For months now, when I click on a spreadsheet it just closes the app. No updates available. It’s useless at this point.
So far frustrating
by K Nur on 2022/03/30 12:40
Still to go far, does not work as expected as web interface!
Good
by BlackImpostor on 2022/03/29 22:30
I like this app I can make a Grade book or Attendance and Tracker
brain dead
by Dodeka on 2022/03/27 02:31
icons for formatting are missing. Menu icons dissapear. Brain dead interface. Better to use the browser version. The frustration in trying to navigate is not worth the time. If you are wondering if something works, I can save you time. It doesn’t. And like google… no support unless you want articles from 2015.
Good app but not for apple
by Adriel Y on 2022/03/25 08:11
I used to own a android and this app worked flawlessly. Big fan. But for some reason, they haven’t figured out the bugs for apple. I have no problem creating my own sheets and editing them. But whenever a sheet is shared with me through text or some other format, it prompts me to open the app to edit. But then takes me the App Store where I have to manually open the app. By the time I get to the app, the document I’m working on doesn’t get saved. And I can’t find it. The only solution if for some to manually share it with my email. I read some other reviews saying the same thing two years ago. Looks like either the team is too lazy or they just don’t care. Prove me wrong please.
unusable
by heathergluck on 2022/03/23 17:25
this is so glitchy and nonfunctional, i can hardly edit cells on mobile
It would be helpful if you could edit sheets that are shared via browser
by rxa1955 on 2022/03/23 05:45
Instead, when you open a link to a google sheet on a mobile browser (eg safari or chrome) and try to edit the sheet, it takes you to the App Store … even if you already have the sheets app.
Can’t open the app
by 12nanana12 on 2022/03/20 14:51
I can’t open the app. It’s closed by itself
It's amazing but
by ClintCatfisher on 2022/03/19 12:24
I have been using this app for a long time and it really does what it claims. I have written a lot of equations using the functions and my own equations. But having changed my iphone I cannot install the app. It keeps telling me sign in using gmail but nothing happens I can't use the app on this phone. it's a pitty
Bugs and Crashes
by Pinkie2054_2 on 2022/03/18 04:40
This app is very frustrating to use—I encounter many glitches and the app crashes at least once every other day. I try to choose from a drop down column, and no options show up I enter a date, and sometimes the cell will randomly show something as “2-15” instead of “2/15/2022” even though when I click on the cell it says that the latter thing is written—I just end up having to delete the entire row and making a new one for it to fix Clicking on new cells sometimes makes the screen scroll down and it’s very frustrating to navigate The app will crash randomly Awful app—this really needs some bug fixing
Did
by fnfn jrb hrhc on 2022/03/16 19:27
Very eye
Khloe smith
by khloe janae smith plays roblox on 2022/03/14 21:43
I love this app is saved me because I had to do a report on a sea salt animal and I was going to type it on the computer but it was not working so my mom told me to download this app it it was amazing!!!
Waste of storage space
by MooreSilence85 on 2022/03/14 15:44
Just let me edit things in a web browser instead of downloading all of your apps!! It’s a waste of space on my phone when I can just edit things in a web browser.
Was good at first…
by yaas queen toilets on 2022/03/13 22:13
This app was good at first but then it wouldn’t let me sign into my account so when I was about to create a new one it didn’t let me create a new one so google sheets needs to fix this glitch or whatever before it becomes a BIG problem!!!
App keeps getting killed
by RemoteMusic999 on 2022/03/12 01:50
I own the latest iPhone Pro, and even though it has plenty of ram, the Sheets app keeps getting killed every time I lock the screen. I need to open it again and search for the document I was editing
Not able to change orientation on iPad
by c2022vw2022i on 2022/03/06 23:44
Google needs to push an update to allow page set up to be an option on the iPad app version. Unable to print outside of portrait mode and is very frustrating. Will update my rating if they update their app.
Software needs to be fixed
by threeospades on 2022/03/04 04:04
Literally crashes every time I open it on my phone. Not compatible with IOS. Please update your software.
CRASHES CONSTANTLY
by JMAFFAIRS on 2022/03/04 02:09
I just updated this app and it crashes every single time I open it. I use this for work and now I have absolutely no way to do my job. I’ve tried using safari and Google chrome but it won’t even let me sign in with a regular web browser. If I would’ve known I would’ve never updated this app.
Decent at best, unusable at worst
by Xjxxx1998 on 2022/03/03 20:55
Don’t even attempt to use this app on any sheet with more than a dozen formulas. It’ll take at least 5 minutes to try and process the formulas or more than likely straight up crash without saving. There’s also no way to edit conditional formatting in the app
Why does it charge now?
by ProWrestlingFan33 on 2022/03/02 08:08
When I was about to update the app, it says that I have to pay for the app, when it has been free for years now, why are the apps being charged now when they used to be free for a couple of years?
almost what I want
by dansviol on 2022/02/26 00:49
The thing I’d really like to be able to do in the app is copy a worksheet to add into another sheet. I don’t mean selecting all of the data and copy/pasting, because the formatting doesn’t transfer right; I mean like in the desktop version where you click on the worksheet tab and move/copy to another existing sheet.
No line breaks?
by tungtheman1307 on 2022/02/25 05:49
Smh
Yes amaazing
by emmyegg on 2022/02/24 06:00
Great for school, work etc love this!!
force
by .:Shea1611:. on 2022/02/23 14:21
Forcing me to get the app to edit my google doc.
No keyboard pops up for sign in
by lasaria83 on 2022/02/21 20:22
Wanted to access my google sheets from my tablet, but when I clicked on sign in no keyboard would pop up so I could sign into ,y account. Very disappointed since sheets works so well on the computer.
Great!
by historyboi123 on 2022/02/21 18:26
Made by google ofc it’s good
Great app, mostly
by BarrioBigfoot on 2022/02/19 03:00
It’s a great app, but its chart functions are pretty incomplete. I’m trying to make a histogram to view my data, but I’m not able to edit the intervals. There’s definitely a lot of functions missing from the desktop version, so I wouldn’t say it’s really a seamless process. I’m also not able to use the desktop version on the google chrome browser on my iPad so I’m still having difficulty getting it done without a laptop.
Constantly crashes
by Airbornewriter on 2022/02/16 07:14
So sick of this app crashing every time I try to open a spreadsheet with any special formatting. Totally worthless.
Constantly crashing
by MEOTR on 2022/02/14 17:34
Unable to open, constantly crashing!! Terrible!
Normally love it but since the update…..
by tessandclayton on 2022/02/11 00:03
Now I can’t open anything! :(
Can’t sign in
by 🅱️rady on 2022/02/09 15:02
Won’t let me sign in. I enter my email and password and it just jumps back to the introductory screen with “sign in” in the bottom left with no informational or error message.
syncs slowly
by Lins20131010 on 2022/02/09 14:10
The app is great! It just syncs way to slow. I will make edits on my computer in the morning and can’t find it on the phone app that same evening.
No conditional formatting on iPad
by Samm01 on 2022/02/08 21:08
Not being able to do something as simple as conditional formatting on an iPad Pro is truly disappointing. When I go to Sheets in my web browser it automatically sends me to the app, so I actually have to use a different computer completely to be able to use conditional formatting. This is very disappointing and something that I hope they can fix before I have to move away from Apple.
Frustrating app
by Eiccah on 2022/02/07 22:38
Somehow managed to shrink all of my columns and there is no auto fit column option. I’m going to have to open this on my laptop to set the columns again. I’ve spent 30 min trying to tap each of 6 columns to manually fit them. Still only have 3 widened. It should not be this frustrating.
UI for keyboard is wrong.
by Not-Mozart on 2022/02/03 14:06
For some reason the button to toggle between numbers and alphabet is non-standard. It’s really annoying. I’m often tapping “.” key because that’s where the keyboard toggle should be. There’s no reason for Google to make up a new iOS keyboard layout , but here we are.
OML
by Langston Reese on 2022/02/02 02:00
You can do so much art with sheets that, I don’t even know where to begin. You can make platformers and games. And pixel art, text and so much more, like a sheet where for example, it will name every Lego piece. So y don’t have to remember what piece ur missing or u want.
Used to Love this app. In dire need of updates...
by Sarah Strand on 2022/01/26 00:09
It’s a great app but as stated below by others, something is up with the recent version & its mega finicky to the point it is just annoying & not even worth the time to use. BUT, I would wager it will be well worth it again whenever Google fixes the problems that it’s having. First time this app has ever frustrated me so I will check back when I can & hopefully update this review for y’all!
Only 1 line per cell
by MinotaurMikeFTW on 2022/01/25 13:57
Unless I type a stupid long formula per line I want to add per cell, I am limited to one line per cell. You should be able to add more cells as easily as you can on pc and android phones. Just another example of google picking on apple. Completely useless when I need 10-20 lines per cell for info
Useless
by jmeriamsfssdk on 2022/01/21 05:56
It says everything is view only that I created even though I can edit it from my browser. And yes I am using the same accounts.
Doesn’t work with iPad and keyboard
by Omg piano on 2022/01/20 20:41
Found a fix: use Sheet in Safari instead of the app :) Honestly just going to delete the app at this point. I can’t switch cells at all (tab, enter, even clicking on it) and be able to type at all in the new cell. It just ignores any keyboard inputs after moving to a new cell (arrow keys to move and any sort of typing). Would definitely not recommend using this app if you need to have something open while editing a spreadsheet. I have to have my catalogs open on a separate machine just to edit the spreadsheets without clicking multiple times every time I need to move to a new cell. None of the fixes I’ve seen online have worked, and most just talk about how an update was scheduled to fix it, but that was more than half a year ago and it still doesn’t work with fully updated apps and iOS.
Jumpy & crashes for ipad pro
by Zel 98 on 2022/01/18 23:57
App opens but loading wheel freezes as a dot on a blank background - won't load a sheet or gallery. Last update fixed this, but now it's happening again. Overall, app is jumpy and cell/keyboard defaults are inflexible, especially when using a bluetooth keyboard.
Exercise in frustration…
by em-sm on 2022/01/14 19:09
I tried using this on an iPad and the scrolling behavior is very inconsistent to the point that I’ve had to give up and use it on desktop instead. The typical fling to scroll and tap/hold to stop is very unreliable. Example: fling the sheet up to scroll downwards and when you see the cell you want and tap/hold to stop the scrolling, sometimes it responds immediately and stops and sometimes it just continues scrolling. I imagine this to be a very common use case, but perhaps I’m just using it wrong…
Missing colon on numeric keyboard
by p_dinosaur on 2022/01/13 17:33
My only use case for this app is to edit a spreadsheet full of times formatted hour:minute, e.g. 9:32. Every time I select a cell, the app switches my keyboard to numeric. This is the phone’s numeric keypad designed for dialing and it doesn’t have any symbols. To supplement this, the app provides a row of symbol keys that is deficient in that it doesn’t include a colon. How am I supposed to type times without a colon? The only way to get a colon is to switch the keyboard to alphabetic and then switch to symbols … over and over again in every single cell I want to edit. The android app has a colon in the supplemental row of symbol keys, but in its place the iPhone app has…. A semicolon??? A severe value loss. Please fix this!!!!!!!!
Large Document No Longer Works After Update
by PhearlessZero on 2022/01/13 16:09
I have a large file that I use everyday. It usually took a min or two for it to load properly. But one of the recent updates something has changed. Now I can’t even open the file bc it crashes. I tried to open it on the computer since my phone isn’t working. But when you make changes and it tries to save to drive it just says trying to connect and never does. Now when I open a smaller file size in either the app or the computer both work perfectly.
Awesome
by Yalee83 on 2022/01/13 00:16
This app is awful it is flawless and I hate it it is so beautiful.
Crashing after recent update
by Torso McTeague on 2022/01/12 02:50
iPhone 13 Pro Max, just started happening, but I was interested to note that I had a previous review here from a year ago that stated Sheets was crashing after the 1/9 update; is this some kind of y2k thing that happens after the year change?
Crashes a lot. I would expect more from an iPad app
by busterbrownry on 2022/01/11 05:43
Ultimately I would expect more from this app. It is very unstable and crashes a lot. I would expect more from an iPad app.
Keep close out
by Jolteron on 2022/01/10 20:10
So far I had a good experience with the on my pc and had my file in there. It keep on close me out more than 5 time use the app today. It not worth the hassle on iPad. It currently a waste of storage.
Crashing
by enorea on 2022/01/10 18:57
Kept crashing
Does not work on older. Devices
by suziu q on 2022/01/10 13:32
Once again you have updated your app so that the newest version will not wotk on mt ipad ios version 12.5. I should NOT have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to use your apps with the updates.
Filter view in app!
by mohammadbakhtari on 2022/01/09 13:58
Plz add filter view in google sheet apps! Why should sheet app have less features than sheet web?!
So many important features left out
by datadobetter on 2022/01/05 13:16
This application could be so great but it’s missing the most important features of the full version. I can’t even complete the Google Data analytics course on my iPad because the app doesn’t have the full toolbar menu. Also, you cannot use the website version of Google sheets with an iPad on Safari or chrome. Most people in data entry need more than editing font features. Can we expect an updated version of the app soon?
Very good
by Harry123😀😀😀😀😀 on 2022/01/05 02:25
Very good just one thing is that u should update the calendar because I only see a 2020 calendar
Do Not Recommend
by BlueJ87 on 2022/01/03 19:11
So many glitches and not user friendly. You cannot use arrow keys to move between cells. Every time you want to type in a cell you have to click on the cell, and then click the edit button. You cannot simply move to a new cell and start typing. The only good thing about this app is that it’s free, but that hassle of using it makes it NOT worth it. I would rather pay the money and have a program that works.
Good interface
by Shiva135 on 2022/01/03 04:01
Pretty good interface, but big in size. Makes it very complex to implement custom scripts.
Apple version limits what you can do
by AllSunny on 2022/01/02 14:43
Looking at the help center site there are many functions I’m unable to do unless I have a computer or Android. iPhone instructions say to do it on computer first which is fine if you have access to one but I don’t. Other than that if you want a basic app for spreadsheets this is perfect!
Shockingly broken
by Amithatguy on 2022/01/01 17:16
I find this app to be completely useless. I cannot do very basic tasks. Cannot copy / duplicate a row. Just really basic things. & then their app support page isn’t even for this app. Apple is supposed to be checking these things.
Poor functionality on iPad
by joey c 309 on 2021/12/31 13:28
A major gripe is that recent updates to this app require that you tap a button prior to being able to edit a cell. This alone makes the app difficult to use
Disappearing documents and granting strangers access
by Jettylee bit on 2021/12/27 14:43
So this is the second thing time something major has happened. It requires hours of work to undo the random loss of documents with no file history, just gone. Also it has a weird history of letting outside parties view our sheets for private transportation, it includes clients names and phone numbers and here we have random people that compromise it. We can never get an answer as to why, just that it is.
SYNC ISSUE
by dou66y on 2021/12/26 06:17
I think the app is pretty good, but for some reason; whenever I save the file, I cannot print it until I wait a few minutes so all the items I have populated become available. If I were to type whatever file and were to want to send it or print it or copy it, I cannot do this as only half of it will show.
Are other reviewers using the same app as me?
by Bnieco on 2021/12/25 21:32
UPDATE: I think it’s actually gotten worse. But what makes it ridiculously frustrating is that logging into the URL for sheets in a browser forces me to the app. Why would you want to force people to use such a horrible experience? I know the experience in the safari on ipad isn’t ideal but it’s exponentially better than the iOS Sheets app. Original review: I can’t imagine why anyone would review this positively unless maybe they’ve never used any spreadsheet program. Ever. Maybe not even a calculator. Excel at least feels like they know iPad exists. Sheets acts like all we want to do is view an occasional sheet from others. Menu bar disappears every time I edit a cell then reappears when I hit enter. Formatting options are hard to find. Entering formulas is dramatically different from the web app on PC or Mac. Ugh, I grow tired just thinking of typing out all the horrible this thing contains. Maybe people think it’s got a retro vibe..... 1985 retro...
Some quirks
by cagomez805 on 2021/12/24 15:39
Annoying that it when switching to and from the app, it sometimes doesn’t save my old spot in the Sheet. It opens the sheet as if it was the first time.
1 star
by TissueGuy25 on 2021/12/22 16:44
You can’t delete rows and columns on the app, how could you not include such a basic feature. Wasting space on my phone. I tried everything, I looked it up. I held on the row I wanted to delete. I clicked every single button in the app. Can’t do it. Whoever designed this app is an idiot and I hope if North Korea ever sends a bomb it lands on your house. While you’re in it. >:(
Please make it pen friendly!
by babybaby bay1 on 2021/12/21 13:49
It takes forever to type in all the data I have to write quickly with my pen
Fidgeted
by dhudyd on 2021/12/20 04:42
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This Thing is a Joke
by rpgj on 2021/12/19 04:33
Why? NO TOOLBAR! How stupendously inept to erect a spreadsheet app with no tool bar. Can’t even perform basic functions.
Good app, I HATE when the view moves
by shdud38;85,(hrifi'm on 2021/12/17 12:05
Mostly highly functional but… I absolutely hate when I click another cell, usually directly adjacent to the cell I was in, and the screen view moves so that the cell I’m now in is not pictured in the display. For some reason, immediately upon clicking, the entire workbook scrolls and my current, selected cell is now off screen. This has been constant across multiple versions and multiple iPhones. Please fix… or tell me what I’m doing wrong here. Thanks!
I love this app!
by Aaron7000 on 2021/12/16 01:27
This app is awsome!!! I love how this has templates and bars in “a new sheet”!
What is happening, suddenly?
by oy vay this is bad on 2021/12/15 23:11
A few days ago, as I used google sheets on my iPad, as I entered text in a cell, as soon as I pressed the space bar, the entry mode automatically switched to numeric. It’s annoying. Finding information, let alone getting actual help, on the developer’s website is ridiculously impossible? I asked Apple for help; Apple invariably is quick to answer queries on Twitter. This time Apple sent me to Google. So I’m stuck. Google doesn't have a Twitter help account, which is absurd. Too big to help? Very disappointing. I’ve used google sheets for many years, but this is quite frustrating. I will have to look for an alternative.
Download documents from links
by swabs045 on 2021/12/15 08:22
There’s no easy way to download documents from a link into my files
Can no longer edit
by Xohess on 2021/12/15 01:49
Please fix- since the update I can no longer edit my sheets, it used to be double tap to edit but now there’s absolutely no way to edit it or type at all.
MAKE IT WORK FOR PHONES
by Jayden Ryan on 2021/12/13 15:29
This app is amazing on a computer or laptop, but I need access to this from my phone and it either loads for a couple of years or crashes.
Crashes frequently!
by cabbage15(3& on 2021/12/08 20:20
It’s almost impossible to use because it crashes.
So limited compared to browser version
by crsouser on 2021/12/08 17:06
I love sheets but this app truly is disappointing and I loath it. I cannot do 85% of the basic functions I can do in the browser at all and what I can do is usually way more complex. Simply things like applying a filter require clicking an obscure menu, there is no sorting of data, auto-filling is inconsistent. I try going to Sheets in the Chrome Browser on my Ipad to work around this and it insists on opening up this piece of junk.
Hyperlinks to sheets don’t work
by tg19012 on 2021/12/07 16:51
Have a list of 50+ accounts on my first sheet. I have each of these accounts hyperlinked to a sheet specific for each account within the spreadsheet, and the links don’t work on iOS. Major bummer.
Sheets is great when it works
by LordMarksman on 2021/12/03 01:37
When I don’t have to wait 40 minutes for Sheets to update and show info added in a couple cells. Restarts, reinstalls, etc… nothing speeds it up on mobile (5G and wifi)
Google Sheets for IPad - Fundamentally Flawed
by Darklink99 on 2021/12/01 16:06
Google Sheets and other programs like it are flexible, able to be used for multiple purpose across many different fields. As such Google Sheets for IPAD may work fine for you but for my job and how I use it I spend more time hitting roadblocks and having to open my computer to accomplish tasks than I should. It leads to the essential question of why even have an app if it will be missing so many core features and have many more that are broken or flawed. The most recent examples include freezing vertical columns doing the opposite of the intended function, the complete lack of in cell text formatting, the lack of advanced sorting features and the inability to open two windows of google sheets at the same time. These are just the broken or missing features that have interrupted my workflow today, I am sure that more will occur in the future. With an app this unfinished I would look to Excel or Apple’s Numbers as alternatives if my work didn’t rely on GSuite for the sharing functionality. If the only reason a user continues to use an app is being locked into the ecosystem, it is not a good app. If you are able avoid Google Sheets and all other Google apps to avoid getting trapped in their ecosystem, especially if you plan to try and use your IPAD as a main work device.
Breakfast
by Aiinsz on 2021/11/30 17:03
Remind me…
I’ll
by t Jew red on 2021/11/28 00:28
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I hate forced downloads .
by Another later on 2021/11/26 16:36
I literally just needed to change one thing on a sheet really quick before my presentation and it forces me to download an APP??? man I'm fine with the docs bc i use it daily but sheets? On my phone? Man this is just a waste of space that doesn’t even work well. I want to be able to just use it in my browser like we used to. Its completely unnecessary and not worth even one star. Im so frustrated that i have to download this app for one minor fix to my sheet. Just let us use it in a browser like a normal thing man. I bet half the downloads are literally just because you can’t just use it in a browser anymore. Waste of storage space.
Entering Data in cell confusing
by DaWeavINC on 2021/11/23 14:15
Why is the confirmation checkmark way up at the top of the screen? That confirmation (enter key) checkmark should be located at the bottom of the screen with the editing box that pops up.
An Amazing App
by PricelessMe on 2020/03/23 14:14
Love, love, love this app!!! It is amazing and dependable. I like that its offline and I can use it whereever I am, even when traveling. I use it for our family budget and to pay of large bills and credit cards. It allow me to adjust the payment amounts when I want to pay a bill off early. I list my dates by each payment and I can see exactly when I'll have a bill paid off. It's been a real asset to our family. I don't have to worry about my data being locked up until I buy or update the subscription like what happened with another app, because its free. It was such an inconvenience. But this app has proven its value time and time again. I also like how I can plug in my formulas to show the interest rate and declining balance of my credit cards. I highly recommend to everyone to use it. My sincerest thanks to the maker of this exceptional app!!!
Google Sheets for IPad - Fundamentally Flawed
by Darklink99 on 2021/12/01 16:06
Google Sheets and other programs like it are flexible, able to be used for multiple purpose across many different fields. As such Google Sheets for IPAD may work fine for you but for my job and how I use it I spend more time hitting roadblocks and having to open my computer to accomplish tasks than I should. It leads to the essential question of why even have an app if it will be missing so many core features and have many more that are broken or flawed. The most recent examples include freezing vertical columns doing the opposite of the intended function, the complete lack of in cell text formatting, the lack of advanced sorting features and the inability to open two windows of google sheets at the same time. These are just the broken or missing features that have interrupted my workflow today, I am sure that more will occur in the future. With an app this unfinished I would look to Excel or Apple’s Numbers as alternatives if my work didn’t rely on GSuite for the sharing functionality. If the only reason a user continues to use an app is being locked into the ecosystem, it is not a good app. If you are able avoid Google Sheets and all other Google apps to avoid getting trapped in their ecosystem, especially if you plan to try and use your IPAD as a main work device.
Unable to Edit Shared Sheets
by Cristyjewelry on 2019/05/20 13:18
I try to go as mobile as possible, because opening up a computer all the time sometimes is just too much of a hassle or takes way too much time for something that should be done so quickly, such as signing up for a meeting time. Whenever I try to edit a spreadsheet for something like signing up, there’s always an annoying pop-up that says I need to download the app in order to edit at all. And even when I already have it downloaded, I still have to press the only “accept” button on that pop-up, which says “get the app”. It takes me back to the app store, where I then have to press “open”, and opens up to the Google Sheets app, but the sheets I would be trying to edit wouldn’t automatically come up. Checking the “Shared with Me” tab doesn’t do anything, trying the process over again doesn’t do anything, and nor does completely closing the App Store or Google Sheets app then starting the process over again do anything. This practically makes the Sheets app useless for me, because this is pretty much the only reason I need it. When using Sheets, I’m usually just trying to open someone else’s Sheets page, which they linked somewhere, and edit it rather than creating one myself.
It works ok
by jspowers21 on 2017/12/16 12:30
For a mobile app it works ok. A lot more functional on my computer and iPad than my iPhone X. As powerful as my cell phone is, I expect a bit more. Make all the functions available. I use this primarily for my monthly budget and it is difficult to change the functions of a box when all you can do it add numbers and not enter more complex calculations for each box. That is my only complaint besides the usual crashing and instability issues. It could flow a little easier and have the calculations as a ready part of setting up the spreadsheet instead of reinventing the wheel so to speak. Make it intuitive so people with out an mba can manage their budget by setting this up for themselves. I have done this for many people and my hope is that they follow through with it, but if I’m having a difficult time, I imagine others that just use my template, probably just give up if they can’t make easy changes with the mobile version because it never dawns on them to go back to the computer to make them.
Getting There, But ….
by Ryker X Gevaarlijk on 2021/03/11 04:26
My work uses sheets for all documentation and I WISH i could finally start using the iOS app for full functionality, but i can’t because of one issue that is not possible on iOS. For some of my work I use Cells for note taking, so seeing that i input a larg quantity of characters, I make edits all the time throughout the week. With the application, editing the cells shows a very small portion of whats in the cells. If i have 2 paragraphs of info in a cell, it takes FOREVER to “scroll” to the section i need to edit. This has completely turned me off of using the iOS application for any work input, only for viewing. The newest update got me excited, but then killed my excitement haha. Now when a cell is selected, there’s a pop up of the contents to view but only to view, to edit the cell, it goes back to the original way of editing. If there was a way to edit the contents within the pop up view of the contents, that would change everything. Please think about it!
Amazing but security
by Pia Cruzalegui on 2022/05/20 11:14
Simple: my wish is to have an option to add another layer of security hence face recognition or setup of a password to some spreadsheets to limit access and privacy. I’ve been using and recommending the G suite. I absolutely love how practical it is. I can’t imagine a day without out it BUT two days ago I lost my iPhone and even though I locked and reported it lost through “find my phone” it was hours before I got it done and a couple of more to figure out and disassociate some apps, the G Drive included although there is no certainty that the Sheets and Docs app would disconnect. And because of this and the nature of some of the information in these docs is that an option to add hyper security and minimize access would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the awesome and convenient G Drive makes workflow easy.
No-cost, user-friendly, multi-purpose tool.
by Itmademerateit105 on 2020/05/22 16:22
Free, easy to use, and able to share with others to edit/view. I use it to organize, plan/schedule, and collect information. I cannot speak to its ability to work with quantitative data (ie. numbers, graphs, stats, etc), which I mention only b/c I know some will seek this app to do just that. I used Excel in college when working with large data sets; I didn’t know about Sheets back then. If you are looking for a FREE & easy to use tool to help you get organized and structured in your day to day activities, whether that’s managing your home, your business, your ministry, or your social media platform, etc., you’ll enjoy & appreciate this app. It’s also great to use as an archive where you can collect resources, contact info, etc.
Are other reviewers using the same app as me?
by Bnieco on 2021/12/25 21:32
UPDATE: I think it’s actually gotten worse. But what makes it ridiculously frustrating is that logging into the URL for sheets in a browser forces me to the app. Why would you want to force people to use such a horrible experience? I know the experience in the safari on ipad isn’t ideal but it’s exponentially better than the iOS Sheets app. Original review: I can’t imagine why anyone would review this positively unless maybe they’ve never used any spreadsheet program. Ever. Maybe not even a calculator. Excel at least feels like they know iPad exists. Sheets acts like all we want to do is view an occasional sheet from others. Menu bar disappears every time I edit a cell then reappears when I hit enter. Formatting options are hard to find. Entering formulas is dramatically different from the web app on PC or Mac. Ugh, I grow tired just thinking of typing out all the horrible this thing contains. Maybe people think it’s got a retro vibe..... 1985 retro...
Two Gripes..
by Seksay1 on 2021/04/27 05:13
Great app, but.. 1. I don’t like the new button you have to tap before you can start typing in a new cell. Previously, you could go to a new cell and just start typing. Not anymore.. well, you could, and I do it all the time, but, your time will be wasted because you didn’t tap the new edit button that is now a required step every time you go to a new cell. 2. The app reloads just about every time I come back to it. This may be a RAM management issue with the phone but I am using the 12 pro max and this is the only app this happens with in my experience. This wouldn’t normally be a big deal for me but it slows me down when I have to wait for it to reload, tap the sheet I was working in, and find my place within that sheet. This, all while I’m working against the clock, and trying to enter information as we go along. I would use something else but my customer uses this for their documentation.
Google sheets rocks!
by Babu Sath on 2018/04/29 15:49
Google sheets my excel for private use. It is very reliable and works well. Especially for using from multiple devices from multiple locations. From a functionality perspective one thing puts Google Sheets above excel is its support for Unicode making it work well for non-English data. Once disappointment to date has been that it is either matching or lagging Microsoft Excel mostly. I say this without claiming to be an expert who has used its entire functionality, so take that with a pinch of salt. I would like to see Google team taking us in to a new world of functionality and capability - for example, seamless working between documents, databases, multimedia, and presentations. I would be glad to talk to Google Office team, if interested.
Love the app except lack of mobile details
by Singoffpitch on 2018/11/13 02:31
I love everything about the app except that it lacks the ability to access some of the settings that are available in the online version. I like to set cells to change color or configure running data based on what is entered and I can't adjust those settings in existing spreadsheets or add parameters to new sheets from the mobile app. Otherwise, I can do pretty much everything in the app I can do on the computer (and many things are easier from the app, which is why I'd really like full features available since I prefer using sheets from the app!!) and I'm a Google Sheets addict and president of the Sheets fan club! I've never had any problems with the app or lost data and it even saves my data automatically when I click out of the app without clicking the checkmark to save! Love Google Sheets!! 😁
Just needs to improve the interface dynamics.
by meu nickname on 2019/07/07 15:09
The features are great for my usage (stock portfolio track), it feels easier and more intuitive than excel. But the usage experience for me is still not there yet. The touch interface/dynamics still feels like a low quality app. It would only pan either horizontally or vertically and not both at the same time. When one cell is selected I’m not able to change to other sheet pages (excel and numbers managed to do it without any problem). It feels underdeveloped when compared to apple numbers usability. When I’m checking my sheets on the iPhone the actual area is so small compared to the other two apps also. It has a a great potential, in my opinion it just needs some fine tuning for touch versions. Desktop browser version works perfectly.
Love this App!!
by BryanE63 on 2017/10/03 14:28
Love this App!! Very convenient and I can access it on any device!! I have had past experiences where I had other apps for a while and without any warning at all from the Developer, the app was no longer available or was not compatible with the newest software so this left me High and Dry!! Very frustrating when you have to re-do all the information over again and find the info from many different places!! So the only advice I can give to the Developer of the Apps is to please let the people know when your no longer going to have the App available for us to retrieve our information so we can at least store it somewhere else so it’s not completely lost and we have to start everything over.
Freaking Love It
by Archer of Nor on 2019/10/11 02:42
I’m a bar manager and I use Google Sheets almost daily. I use it to do all of my liquor and beer orders (color coded, and some really nifty conditional formatting too). It makes all of my reps very happy with how organized it is! I also use it to do inventory on 3 bars and a huge storage area, profit margin sheets, employee phone lists etc... it’s incredibly useful to be able to pull up any information I need, immediately, on my phone. I used to do everything on Excel; printing all the pages out, writing all the counts down, going back into Excel to enter all the counts... Sheets let’s me do everything on my phone or iPad and autosums as I go. Not only does Sheets keep me nice and organized, it also makes orders and inventory go SO much faster.
The future is here.
by USABlake on 2018/05/22 01:32
This and sheets on the computer browser will frustrate some people a bit if they are used to Excel. But I find sheets and drive to be light years ahead of whatever Microsoft is cooking up to compete. I can’t live without mobile access to my spreadsheets anymore. And holy crap, collaboration will never be the same. Microsoft has nothing on google. I cringe when people share an xls spreadsheet back and forth. Lol. Especially when it’s shared through google drive. Seriously saw that. Wow. Nice try, but you missed the fact that there is a better way. And so, so much easier. And you can actually work together instead of checking to see if the other person has it opened and not saved.
Very good - but Google could make it super
by GoodOldMonkey on 2020/01/02 04:35
This app has amazing capabilities, and a few silly defects. + You can share full-featured spreadsheets in real time. On my iPhone I can correct data right next to the cell my niece is editing on a Windows desktop hundreds of miles away. + Really powerful: even on the mobile version you can create SQL-like queries of spreadsheet or external data, and useful charts. + Super easy data input from Google forms for repetitive stuff. - Crashes pretty often. - Some major browser-version features — edit-triggered routines, for example, and modifying protection — aren’t available on the mobile version. - Doesn't tell you when it's still busy downloading or calculating. A big spreadsheet can take several minutes to load and calculate, and you may meanwhile jump to some wrong decisions. - Doesn't keep track of where you were when you reopen a workbook. If you were looking at row 3323 on Sheet Four, navigating back is a non-trivial pain in the tail.
Poor functionality
by twoarmscollin on 2020/02/19 16:29
I can use command-a to select all of the text in a cell, but I cannot use command-i to make text italic. I cannot select and edit text within a cell, only in the bar on the bottom, thus making it incredibly inefficient. For someone doing qualitative research without access to Nvivo, spreadsheets are an important tool. While sheets on laptops and desktops is a viable rival for excel, and google’s ability for teams to simultaneously edit sheets is unchallenged, the mobile app makes it nearly impossible for me to get my work accomplished using my tablet with keyboard attachment. Why lug around my laptop when I can bring my brand new tablet that handles everything else so well? Google - get the functionality of this app on par with the sheets browser experience. Do not recommend using this app for mobile. Stick to the browser, or use a different program entirely.
Good, with exceptions.
by Tewithersaiyan on 2020/09/18 14:17
This app suffers from the same problems afflicting other google apps on the mobile/tablet platform: not all of the original functions are available. I am a student who uses a 2020 iPad Pro, and the other day I ran into a problem on sheets when I discovered that I was unable to do very basic things such as create a function for data I’d input, or switch the values on the x and y axis of a graph. Overall, it’s a very polished and functional app, but it is brought down by the fact that in the very least there is no iPad version of the app with all the functions the PC version has. Would be 5 stars if not for this problem. Other apps, like Google Docs, have a similar problem.
Almost useless, and web versionnot accessible with an ipad
by Hunt.tr04 on 2019/11/21 18:30
I use google sheets for experiments as i am a freshman, i bring my iPad to school almost always, its my computer substitute, when its lab day and we to graph the information, i dread as the app is useless, i cannot edit a graph to add a trend line, and googles “helpful”advice is to use the web version, funny enough you cannot access the web version without a work around in ios that takes 3 minutes, thats safari, not chrome, it is impossible on chrome, after opening the web version, it tries to make you use the app, and constantly giving you a pop off that its not supported, and not able to format. it becomes slow and laggy as well. My advice to google is to not advertise an app that doesn't have some of the simplest features such as adding an equation or a trend line to a graph. And don't have a help center filled with incorrect information
Doesn’t work with iPad and keyboard
by Omg piano on 2022/01/20 20:41
Found a fix: use Sheet in Safari instead of the app :) Honestly just going to delete the app at this point. I can’t switch cells at all (tab, enter, even clicking on it) and be able to type at all in the new cell. It just ignores any keyboard inputs after moving to a new cell (arrow keys to move and any sort of typing). Would definitely not recommend using this app if you need to have something open while editing a spreadsheet. I have to have my catalogs open on a separate machine just to edit the spreadsheets without clicking multiple times every time I need to move to a new cell. None of the fixes I’ve seen online have worked, and most just talk about how an update was scheduled to fix it, but that was more than half a year ago and it still doesn’t work with fully updated apps and iOS.
This is truly pathetic
by snorkfire on 2019/05/03 00:55
Is it really just me that sees a dog slow app? I copied this review’s title from my departing comment within my effort to create a stock tracking spreadsheet. In what turned out to be my second effort at exploring using Sheets I found enormous difficulty overcoming the very long hang times and delays, so left that comment to myself to remind me in case I ever try it again. Add to that the fact that the stock query is missing a dividend/yield function on stocks, and we have arrived at the bizarre. That’s quite a miss. And add to that the inability to query a closing price on a date without forcing an 5 cell array construct and we have a mess. Apple does this in one cell with one date reference, folks. Well, I hate the long hanging “Calculating” times in the Numbers app, but Sheets is little better there for letting me edit while it thinks, and quite a bit more limited in overall dogginess and limitations. Disappointed.
Missing a couple of features
by EDAAmanda on 2017/11/29 22:53
Over all, it’s a really good app. It’s very convenient to have access to my spreadsheets on my phone, but I really wish the app had the same functionality with setting up equations as the desktop version does. It’s really annoying to have to enter my equation into each individual field and mark that I’m done before being able to move onto the next one. I’d like to be able to enter one, then click the corner and drag it into any additional fields I need. I am also displeased they took away requiring a passcode to enter the app. I have things in there I don’t want my daughter to see and she uses my phone sometimes. If it’s passcode protected, then I don’t have to worry.
Google sheet LOVES JUNE!
by Lindracula on 2021/09/25 03:33
Update months later from below: same problems- always always always wants to load on June 12 everytime no matter what. Fancy to see it progress as the year moves on- same results! Ultimate frustration level as I am required to use this on a daily highly regular basis. Every single day this app doesn’t load and when it does it loads to a month ago and blank. I have to close the app and reopen it a minimum of 4-5 times every single day just to get a very easy part of my job done and here this app is the most difficult part. Its just as bad on my iPad now as my phone at loading- complete and utter junk. If I didn’t have to use this app I wouldn’t. Do better please! This is a newer iPhone and a brand new iPad Pro that I’m using this app on. Oi its frustrating!
Compatible with ease.
by Lobo325 on 2017/12/02 23:12
Needed an excel spreadsheet app and this is by far the better option at the moment. Unlike the other excel apps that you need to fork over money and yet have compatibility issues between the printer or even while using it, this one is quick and easy between devices. I use this for my clients for setting up their weekly workout schedule and emailing it without any hassle like crashing. Recently started using it for making “range-table” cards for F-Class long distance shooting at the range. Overall, I’m very pleased with the functionality. The only downside is that I wish I gotten this App sooner and had saved the money on the other mediocre version.
I really want to give it 5 stars
by bac2thaBasix on 2019/08/24 00:58
As the title shows, I really do want to give this app 5 stars but there is one small thing I wish this app would do that it does but MS excel app does. It’s leaving the last excel spreadsheet open that you had when ever you change apps. Like if I pull open a template and then go to another app on my phone I have to go back to the home page in sheets, then click the sheets file I was just in, then wait for the file to open. In MS word I literally can input data, change apps then go back to excel and I am brought automatically back to the last cell that I had just entered data. If google sheets does that, I’ll be more than happy to give them 5 stars.
Worst Google app
by Ericanii on 2018/12/21 17:25
Nearly impossible to use. I use fairly large sheets to keep track of my projects. I was trying to update one today on my iPad and I had to re-enter the values on nearly every changed cell TWICE because either it would glitch or not type as I was typing. I also use a sheet that updates based on a sheet of a friend of mine's and in the sheet app it just DOESN'T work at all. I have to look at it in the browser. But you can't edit sheets in the browser on chrome for some reason??????? Drive site crashed like 5 times trying to just open a sheet on chrome so I can edit it. Sheet would not update with new values from my friends sheet in the app. I am fully engrained in the Google ecosystem for all my easy documentation storage but sheets on iPad is by far the WORST Google app I have ever used to the point I'm here complaining. It just doesn't work.
Always Room For Improvement, but...
by BudgetWise101 on 2018/12/06 22:03
I’ve been using Google Sheets for years. I’m not an absolute expert but I’ve been able to create a comprehensive Google Sheets financial workbook to chart my family and business finances as well as a product inventory workbook. My greatest of challenges has to do with knowing how to use Google Sheets effectively on different devices. I work with them on my messed up Pixel XL phone (that keeps rebooting daily), iPhones, iPads (large and small), and my Windows desktop. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find tutorials to assist me in accomplishing functions for my product inventory workbook that I see others achieving. If you know of resources that would help certainly let me know.
Make like the web version
by plat-o-pus on 2021/02/11 01:43
For experienced spreadsheet users, the app version of Sheets is really terrible. It would not allow you to use any keyboard shortcuts even if you own Apple’s Magic Keyboard. I also do not understand why it would not show the top drop down menu like the web version. This is a very trimmed version of the original and it is really painful to be productive while using it. I do not understand why it produces a lot of errors when using formulas such as GoogleFinance. In the App it would endlessly display “...getting data” while if I open the same file in Safari using web version of sheets it retrieves the data instantly. I deleted it and open Sheets inside Safari. You will be very thankful that it operates normal that way.
Amazing FREE program!
by Bluswept on 2017/10/10 14:16
If college taught me anything, it’s that Google’s FREE alternatives to Microsoft Office programs are AMAZING. It’s not that there’s more features, it’s simply the simplicity. I don’t need to be an advanced programmer in order to figure out how to do things within Sheets. Even if I don’t know, a quick google search results in a very simple step by step guide by google that cuts right to the chase. It’s easy to collaborate, too. Simply add the person/people’s email address(es) and they’ll be sent a link that will let them access the sheet, and you can give them specific permissions, or you can just create a shareable link.
Fixed income
by jmy81 on 2019/10/12 00:23
I am a 57 year old man and have been disabled since 2008 and am on an income which is less than half of what I was making at the plant where I worked, didn’t get check for 2 years, lost one of my vehicles, went thru savings and still had to beg for food, almost lost my house and 6 acres, worked with loan company and kept it. My wife is also disabled, I cannot spend money I don’t have , I’m an ole country boy in Tennessee and I had pride up until all money was gone and eating canned corn only for supper and had to swallow my pride and beg for food, so don’t lecture me about a budget, you’re eating lobsters, steaks and shrimp, drinking wine and I’m eating wild rabbits, squirrels and white tail deer.
Great app, needs improvements
by angelweengz on 2022/05/11 07:18
Please also add the option to “paste special” for copying only the formatting or only the values like the site has. PLEASE listen to suggestions! ------------------------------ Wonderful app. Great things. Genius idea! One thing is..... You CAN'T print/export only specific pages of a google sheets or excel document. You also can't specify landscape or portrait. Also, please allow someone who doesn't have a gmail email/account to be able to view the document (even if it's just in pdf form). Or maybe have the option to just save a JPEG and email that. That's a huge issue for me. ***Please add that option to choose the pages that will be exported. I'd really appreciate it.
Months of data RUINED
by Nickickk on 2020/12/31 02:45
Everything was working fine until I opened another app. When I switched back to sheets, the app restarted. I opened the spreadsheet file and half of my cells are mixed up and scrambled all together!!! I’ve never seen this before in my entire life! All my cells contains random info from other cells and my formulas are all ruined! I cannot undo or find a way to restore my spreadsheet! It’s been hours and I cannot find a solution! I don’t know what happened but I lost months of data!!! How am I supposed to trust an app that can ruin an extremely important file?! Absolutely scary!!! I am extremely upset and frustrated that my spreadsheet file became ruined for absolutely no reason!!! All I did was open another app, and switched back to sheets and my entire file is all mixed up and ruined!
Good for when you’re in a pinch
by Bigbadserrao on 2017/12/02 18:31
Of all the concepts to survive the desktop to mobile shift in our computing lives, none of them make less sense to me than trying to create spreadsheets on a touch screen. It’s just a task that benefits from the percussion of a mouse and the wide screens of desktop machines so much. Yet, google sheets tries to get this right and mostly succeeds. You’re still going to make lots of errors and be frustrated by the nested menus of settings but the tight integration with google drive, impressive feature set and collaborative capabilities makes this a great solution for minor spreadsheet edits and reference.
Crash
by timzter on 2020/07/01 14:25
Alarmy has been unstable lately. A couple of weeks ago, the alarm did not go off at all. Today, the alarm went off but tapping on the notification to get into the app to perform the mission to turn the alarm off, the app crashed. When I then tapped the app's icon to launch it, it crashed again. About the 3rd attempt to launch it, it did launch, but by now, time has elapsed so that it didn't force me to perform the mission. Consequently today's alarm is treated as though it never happened, evidenced by the missing entry in the History. The most basic function of the app must not fail, otherwise this app is useless. I have been using this app for over a year now. But lately it has been unstable and performing unreliably.
It doesn’t work when it should
by ZharloMang on 2019/11/22 20:26
I have been sent a google Sheet to edit with peers. The site constantly has the pop-up stating (get google sheets to make edits) or such. I have the app. And it it’s both impossible to open directly from the sheet, or opening it an internet browser doesn’t allow me to open it in sheets. Essentially I can access it without first downloading into my phone, then re-opening. It also does not show up in my recent history. I would say this is exactly what the app needs to do for a mobile app, is cross opening or at least for the option to open in Sheets is available. It isn’t. At the very least it should be able to know I have the app instead of advertising to me to download, and open up the app itself, instead of the App Store. So poor in the final product’s function.
Does everything I need
by dglana on 2017/10/29 17:33
This app is great! It allows me to read and edit anything that I have created in Google sheets online. It doesn't have the functionality that the online program on the phone but it still works well to allow me to do what I need to do. When computers are not available this app is a lifesaver. I have one thing to note. When printing a spreadsheet sometimes it will try to make it fit on one page and I can't alter that direction, making the data minuscule. Biggest issue is when I want to search for data. The search function does not do all I would like it to do. Hope that issue is fixed soon.
Excellent spreadsheet app for when one is on the go!
by Scott Kern on 2018/02/06 11:58
Full spreadsheet functionality from one’s smartphone, with access to all spreadsheet files (“Google Sheets”) which one has saved on Google Drive. Contrary to another review, which stated that only numbers could be edited and complex formulas could not be altered, this app allows any desired change to be made to each cell, just the same as from a desktop or laptop computer’s Google Sheets web interface. Possibly the other reviewer did not notice that toggling between numbers and letters is possible when editing each cell!
Still a "baby version" of the web app
by iPad4 user on 2020/09/27 15:50
Google, PLEASE start taking iPad seriously. My company does everything in G Suite and your iPad apps lack so much functionality compared to their web versions that they are like having one hand tied to your back. Take a note how Apple or Microsoft does their office apps on iPad and start following. Examples: Many functions that exist in web version are just missing from app - case: you cannot edit graph set to occupy full tab in Sheets. There is no way to edit multiple documents side by side. Also, make it possible to open the documents in Safari when you have multiple user accounts. Now only way for preventing app from hijacking url is to by hand add /u/1 in the the right spot.
Works Very Well! (Especially for business)
by GabbyDatGamer (YouTube) on 2018/01/12 03:32
This works great for my business! It helps to organize what has and what hasn’t happened. It also helps to keep track of money sums, payments, bills, and more! Very helpful and recommended for businesses. Since on iOS, it has made life so much easier than just on PC’s. Though, it would be better if it didn’t run on any sort of internet connection. When away on business, and you have no connection, it can make it hard for me to organize it. In the end, it can make a great organizer, and a great tool. Thanks!, GDG
Needs Some Work, A Bit Laggy
by MichiruMochi on 2020/10/03 02:24
I have large shared files that I constantly need to look at and work on alongside my coworkers on the same file at the same time. It seems like the iPad/iPhone version is a bit laggy and choppy? And whenever I try to load one of those large files, it crashes. I’ll keep trying or will try offline, but I hope the changes I make get saved to the same file everyone else is working on! Just leaving some feedback! Oh and would also love to have the ability to find words on the page, not just to replace but i nee to search for them to copy and reference for another sheet! So that’d be cool if we got that!
Wish I could edit from links people send me
by micste6643 on 2020/03/17 16:41
I commonly will be sent a link to google sheets from someone and when I select it, it’s goes to a read-only view in a browser saying that I should open it in the app to edit. When I follow the given links to download/open the app, it doesn’t take me to the sheet that I originally linked from. In addition, there is no easy way to find a link to an editable sheet. Seems to defeat the purpose of having google sheet links and my ability to collaborate with others. When you finally can get into the app and edit a sheet, it’s a good product. Just awful for any sort of mobile use without being able to share easily.
Love that I can access my spreadsheets on any device, but editing is buggy on iPhone
by TechnoCritic on 2018/12/29 18:12
It’s awesome to be able to access my spreadsheets anywhere, anytime. I’ve completely converted all of my personal spreadsheets to Google Sheets. My only complaint is, editing spreadsheets on the phone is cumbersome, especially when editing a cell that contains a function. After placing my cursor at the point where I want to type, the contents of the edit field are moved so that the cursor is at the far left edge of the field. As I type, the cursor stays in this location, meaning that I can’t see what I’m typing as I type it. This seems to be a bug in the form field control. Wish this could be fixed.
Crashes
by Yofi Grey on 2021/02/09 23:07
Crashes every time I open it, every time, on iPad or on iPhone. I think it just can’t handle the array formulas or charts, or other complex tasks that I usually perform in Google Sheets. Which, honestly, is just about every spreadsheet I make. More to the point, you can no longer access google sheets online from iPad either, meaning spreadsheet work on this machine is totally out of the question unless I wish to go through the ridiculous tedium of using teamviewer or some such to control my PC. No, thank you. I’m really hoping in the future, especially with the whole “your next computer might be an iPad” campaign that apple has been doing, we’ll see a fully functional .xls program for iPad.
Where’s the AutoSum?
by Gavins_bat_girl on 2019/12/19 20:13
One thing I loved about Excel is that the Auto Sum function worked. The reason why that was nice is for what I do, there may or may not be a value in a certain cell and it would add up each existing value in a column. Even if the line item was deleted, it wouldn’t return an #error message. The reason I prefer google sheets, however, is that it’s free; whereas, in Excel, I had to pay for a subscription to edit the document. That and the app told me I didn’t have a subscription, but when I tried resubscribing, it told me I already had one. 🤪 So... my business is on hold until I can figure out which spreadsheet to use.
Great for wedding guest lists, other collaborations
by Wwndyyyy on 2017/11/04 18:00
This is so much safer, easier and better than sending a spreadsheet around to many people and trying to keep up with the current, correct version. It alerts you when others make changes and you can see every single change (and who made it)back to the beginning of the document. You literally cannot f this thing up. Do I wish sometimes it had full excel functionality? Of course - but that's like saying I wish horses could fly - it would be optimal but it's not part of the design :)
Good app
by MikeerdiGames9972 on 2018/05/02 22:07
By far more of a google fan than apple, (even though I have an iPad) and really enjoy having my google spreadsheets and other stuff on my iPad. When you use the mobile version of google’s apps, you still get all of the main features of the desktop version. Google does good at incorporating all the desktop features into the mobile app, while it is still extremely easy to use. Sometimes I even prefer the mobile app instead, because of its easy-to-use interface, and most of the desktop features are still there.
Versatile
by SD_Gringo on 2017/10/27 18:39
I use this for so many things - handy to use between my laptop and iPhone. More than one of us can edit the worksheets at the same time. I use it to track finances, a daily plan/schedule for my move from one state to another, a log of test results and actions I take to maintain my pool that I can reference at the store, a roster and schedule for coordinating volunteer sports activities, vacation plans I can reference on the go, a noble to do list that my wife and I can share, and tracking the family budget. It is not as powerful as MS Excel, but plenty useful for what I need.
Limited
by Shading bid on 2021/07/10 08:26
The app is useful for the very basic things, but it's still missing a lot from what the website offers. I'm not trying to run big datasets from my phone, but I would at least like to be able to copy an existing spreadsheet into another one from my phone! What bothers me is that it's the smallest things that I need to do and would like to do from the convenience of my phone, but I can't because the app doesn't have it. The google sheets team should pay a little more attention to the app so that it can be as close to a copy of what the website is.
Cheaper and more secure than network attached storage
by MurrayMM on 2019/04/10 01:14
Given that most Network Attached Storage boxes are too easily hacked, I cannot justify the cost of replacing my 12 year old NAS at home. The Google drive with Docs and Sheets is far more secure and cost effective for the long term. I would have given Sheets 5 stars except for my continued frustration that it does not come back to where I left off. Having to scroll down hundreds of lines every time is a waste of my time. Other than having to learn the new formatting commands, I am very happy with Sheets. P.S. I was using DecCalc in the 1970s and Lotus 123 in the 1980s. I have written hundreds of spreadsheets.
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