Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share App Complaints & User Negative Comments
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✗ Poor iPadOS supportDoes not support the magic keyboard very well. Still optimized for touch. I deleted and just used the online version in safari. I would give it 5 stars if they add true support for Magic Keyboard.Version: 1.2020.24202
✗ Overall a CRAPHOUSESuper glitchy please update RATING: 0.1.Version: 1.2020.10202
✗ Google did me wrong at the worst possible momentYou know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now..Version: 1.2019.46202
✗ LOADED WITH BUGS!!Download latest version of app and it’s loaded with BUGS. Do not count on this app to edit your documents. Commands such as “select” “copy” and “paste”. Do not perform right. If you can get select tool to finally select a paragraph and either copy or cut it no matter what commands you do from that point forward the app holds onto that selected text in its memory and you cannot do anything other than paste that selected text! If you try to select “new” text before you have even selected the text the app pastes the old text again. If you try to even report this as a big to developers by clicking on the link to report a bug you cannot because the window to write the feedback has just once again pastes the old text!! Yes again! It will not release this memory! It’s like it needs therapy or something! Lol. Do not count on this app to edit or retain your documents. Like many google products it’s failing. Google in general is going downhill. Don’t even try to use google nest cameras! That entire app crashes a hundred times a day! I’m done with google in Genetal. I’m sure their stock is declining rapidly too..Version: 1.2020.36201
✗ Good app, but things need to change.This app is, very accessible and can be used anywhere. But it’s very slow, it’s laggy. And it’s not that I have a bad and lag device I’m on an IPad Air 2. And something that has really put me off is that when I highlighted my whole docs the app completely crashed. And for some reason everything that was highlighted was completely deleted? I’ll be leaving a 1 Star for now because I’ve really been put off by this..Version: 1.2019.28202
✗ Using this app on an iPad Pro (MacBook replacement)When using this app on a larger screen, I would expect to use the „real estate“ of the larger iPad screens more efficiently. For example, I would expect to have the document outline available on the left hand side of the screen, like using Docs in a browser. Also the comments, I would expect the option to have them visible on the right hand side if I want to. Likewise suggestions. It feels like the app was made for an iPhone vertical screen layout and not really optimised for an iPad horizontal screen layout. As a workaround, I recommend other iPad users: * Use Safari or your preferred web browser on the iPad * use the function „Request Desktop Site“ so that the server delivers the full website experience, not the spec‘ed down mobile version. (Unfortunately, iPad‘s are often treated like any iOS mobile device with default of iPhone optimised web-app experience.).Version: 1.2019.28202
✗ PainNo dark mode.Version: 1.2020.18201
✗ Buggy and irritating.I’ve been looking for an alternative to Pages that I can use to edit .docx files with and can sync with Google Drive to speed up the workflow between my iPad and my PC and this looked like it fit the bill at first. But it’s an incredibly laggy and slow app, making it very frustrating to work with. Plus when using a Bluetooth keyboard with the app the on-screen keyboard keeps disappearing and reappearing constantly which is really irritating. Was hoping the official google document editor would be good but unfortunately that was not the case. The search continues..Version: 1.2018.32207
✗ Not as good as online docs - please allow online docs on mobile devices!When I am working on a doc in ‘Docs’ and I ‘Command + Tab’ to refer to another document or web page when I go back to ‘Docs’ I am put at the start of the document and have to scroll down of search the document to get to the right places every time, which could be numerous if I am copying information. ‘Docs’ have far more limited editing facilities than the online version - just let iPads and iPhones us the online version it is only HTML and coding which I am sure that they can cope with - let us have access to our Google Drive and files like a PC or Mac can - I.e. from Mail go to the GDrive link..Version: 1.2019.24203
✗ Good, but pls optimize this app for more heavy usageWhile this app is a great substitute for the PC version of Docs, its not fully optimized for IOS or apps. Its nice if you’re quickly pulling up a document to type something up that’s last minute or doesn’t require a lot of time or presentation, but for people who use the app heavily, like on the iPad Pro, it’s frustrating. For one, the Office-Docs compatibility format doesn’t save, which means that in order to print you have to make a billion copies on order for it to save in an edited, print ready format, which even then doesn’t work. Another frustrating feature is that multiple documents can’t be opened and viewed at the same time, which should be possible for iPad Pro split screen viewing but unfortunately is not and leads to annoying back and forth flipping. Overall, good app if wanting to make last minute tweaks, but for heavy users, this app needs some work..Version: 1.2019.02204
✗ Spellcheck...Really?Don’t bother using Doc’s spellcheck, as it is almost as good as having a third grader edit your paper. Sometimes it catches a few mistakes, but it doesn’t catch but a small fraction of what Microsoft Word finds (and will fix automatically, or at least notify you immediately that something is jacked up). Also, sometimes it seems not to work at all. I’m not sure if it’s a “lagging” issue, a glitch, like one person mentioned in a previous post, or otherwise. I also dislike the ability to format, as all features (in general) seem harder to use and are more problematic than Word. Am I biased because I used Word for a decade or so before Docs arrived on the scene? Probably, but I still think there are many fixes needed before this is a reliable and user friendly platform. I’ve spoken to people who believe several of my gripes are due to a connectivity problem, as we use Docs in my school to write essays etc., but I don’t know...it seems pretty frequent and we have issues often enough for me to complain to random strangers on this platform. Sooo, General Google, get on this please..Version: 1.2019.49203
✗ 🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢.Version: 1.2020.22203
✗ Great Website, HORRIBLE iPad AppI love using google docs, i use it for school and i have the new iPad with the keyboard so it sometimes feels like a laptop. Well I downloaded the google docs app, and the whole interface is nothing like the web version. I tried using it today for an essay and I ended up opening safari and using google docs there because all the controls i needed were on the web version. Why limit the app to basic things like bold,italic,highlight, and font/size? There’s not even a size issue because I can load the same google docs that’s on computers on the safari app on the iPad. And the fact that you have to manually open the settings and tap “print layout” every time you open the app to make sure its not just a continuous white roll of paper is so annoying. Then you always have to tap the screen to bring up a menu that has a button to edit the doc as if you don’t already want to work on it. What do you think I’m doing? Staring at my paper? No I got work to do, If I wanted to review my paper without editing it I’d just I don’t know... not type words into my doc..Version: 1.2019.40201
✗ Not great.I like the interface and many small aspects of this app, such as being able to use it without WiFi, but for what ever reason the version for iPad was really slowing me down from doing important work for an important deadline. When I was trying to create a new doc, it showed me a message saying:’error creating document we were unable to create your new document. Please try again later’. This message popped up several times after retrying. I had also multiple occasions when the app crashed. There is also another problem that occurs while I am editing: ‘error editing text there was an issue while editing. Please retry opening this document.’ This also happened to me roughly 2 times. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.Version: 1.2018.40201
✗ Why so clunky?!Every time I use the app, I’m left feeling frustrated. I’m a self-employed marketing consultant and content editor, and would love to be able to use Google docs with my clients. The IDEA of sharing and collaborating on documents together is amazing. However, the reality of what Google docs actually offers is entirely different. I use an iPad Pro, the 12” one. And you would THINK, that with the bigger screen and being an iPad PRO and all, docs would be really clever on this device. Sadly not. Let me give you an example.... So, I find working in ‘print layout’ much easier than the alternative. So upon opening a document, I select ‘print layout’ and start typing (if I’m lucky. Sometimes I even struggle to be able to just type....). I then need to check a source or Google something, as you do, so exit the app. When I go back into docs, it seems to have forgotten what print layout is. It SAYS you’re still in this layout, however you are not. So you have to switch back to ‘document’, then to ‘print’ again. Most irritating when you have to physically tap the teeny tiny toggle switch for the hundredth time! I could go on. But I won’t..Version: 1.2018.50204
✗ Weird Glitch on my iPad Air 2I used to love google docs, but now, there is some glitch when it it in the background app section of my iPad. When I close the app (go to the homescreen) but leave google docs in the backround apps section, when I go to the app, the screen will turn black and the only way to fix it is to remove the app from the background apps and restart the app again. Can you please solve this problem? If you could I would give you five stars..Version: 1.2019.28202
✗ Google docsThis app is good for work, but what annoys me is that when your writing in a specific font, pressing return will cause it to turn back into Arial, the original font. Also, changing it to, say, Animatic SC, and then changing the size, it will then go right back to Arial. Please stop this from happening! It is plain horrible and super frustrating!!! Also, maybe make a little bit more fonts, because not a lot of them are very interesting and presentable! Sorry for this, but it is all true..Version: 1.2020.16203
✗ Wonderful, but crashesI love everything about google docs, I’ve used it for everything for years now and I can’t imagine using something else at this point. The fact I can open my document and work on it on any device is a godsend, not to mention the sharing/comments/chat features. HOWEVER, on my iPad it crashes constantly. Like, constantly. Sometimes to the point where I genuinely can’t use it. I have no idea why. The only thing I can think of is that the document I’m working on is currently 80k words long, so it’s pretty beefy, but I don’t see why that should be a problem at all. It crashes at any point, any time. Mid word, no warning, just closes. Multiple times within five minutes. And with an 80k document, that’s a problem. No amount of document outlines can save me from finding the exact sentence I was working on quickly enough to remember my thought. Incredibly frustrating. I would recommend google docs to anyone but be warned, you’ll get irritated..Version: 1.2019.30201
✗ SucksBefore I even turn around things are messed up.Version: 1.2020.38203
✗ Great but crashes often and offline use is poorI really wish I could give this five stars because it has been so helpful for my writing, but the offline use function is basically useless. I’ll select “available offline” for a document , and when I’m in an area where I can’t get Internet access, it will tell me that I can’t load that same document because I don’t have Internet access. I also dislike the way that if I’m working on something and go to another app for literally a few seconds, when I go back it will sometimes have taken me out of the document so I have to reopen the document and find where I left off. This wouldn’t be so bad except for when I don’t have internet access, it will tell me that I can’t access the document I was just using because I don’t have internet (again, even though I selected the “available offline” option). If they could just fix these two things, it would be perfect. I’m still giving it four stars because despite the bugs it has been invaluable..Version: 1.2019.49203
✗ SucksSucks don’t gt it.Version: 1.2020.4205
✗ Great App But One Major IssueI feel like it’s easier to format documents on docs than on other apps like word. I love the app and appreciate the fact that it will save things automatically for me, so if my iPad sporadically dies after an hour-long writing session and I don’t get to press save, it’s already saved for me, so there’s no problem there. My only problem is the keyboard. I don’t type incredibly fast, but my keyboard will “jam” up and even after I’ve typed a whole sentence, it’ll take up to an additional thirty seconds to finish typing out on the doc. And when my sentences get too long, the app will crash. Again, thank goodness for the auto save! But it’s frustrating to have to wait for so long to have my writing typed out, and even more so when it crashes and I lose my “flow”. Other than that, it’s a simple design and I love it, but is there anything you could do about the keyboard?.Version: 1.2019.24203
✗ So difficult on a IPadIt is so difficult on an iPad because it is so glitchy and when you type one letter after about 2-5 seconds later it appears on the screen, so slow. Plus I have to use it at school and all of my assignments have to by on docs. To be honest I prefer Pages more..Version: 1.2020.34204
✗ Frustrated with the cursor select (or lack there of)I like this app a lot, it’s well organised, works like a charm for the most part. But the reason I give this a low score is the lack of a cursor drag. In every other app I’ve used, I can hold down my finger over the cursor and move it around freely. In this it’s non-existent which blows my mind why they’d omit such an integral feature of iOS hell, any mobile interface for that matter. This sounds like a minute thing but when it comes to scrolling back through text to correct a mistake it becomes a nightmare to edit. The lack of this killed the experience for me completely, making what would be a smooth process into an absolutely stressful and infuriating one. Such a simple thing as well!.Version: 1.2019.42204
✗ SO MUCH worse than the competitionI'm forced to use the Google services with school, and I can see the merit in the web apps, the iPad apps are shocking. It lacks a number of key features that I’d like to use, has a confusing interface with regards to editing/not editing a document but worst of all its SLOW. Unlike literally every other app on iOS, there’s latency between tapping a key on the keyboard and it appearing on the document and for that alone, it’s near unusable. With Pages and Word, I have no preference to working on a computer vs an iPad but I can’t stand using docs on an iPad..Version: 1.2017.38205
✗ Amazing, but not as good as it could be...Google docs is 95% of the time as good as its Microsoft equivalents. It’s constant saving to the cloud makes a world of difference when you are in an environment where you often have to pack up shop sharply, as it saves all of your work. My one pointer for improvement is to recognise the beastly power of all current IOS devices. All of these are more than powerful enough to run the full version of google docs. And in response to your response that ‘this is a mobile app’, modern iPads are equivalent to, or surpass modern chrome books in raw power and refinement, so give us the full version. Microsoft does. The reason why i even have Microsoft word on my device is that in those 5% situations, like editing photos, DOCS JUST CANT DELIVER! Oh, and i am having problems cropping images; which is really important for students, which is a major audience this app is aimed at. If iPads are to be the future of computing, then we need PC level apps - and that is up to app developers.Version: 1.2019.12202
✗ It’s alright??Been using it on the iPad Pro with the Smart folio Keyboard however when I switch windows from safari and back to docs, nothing would come up whenever I would try to type? Went back to safari to see if the keyboard is the problem however it seems to be working just fine? It seems alright when using split screen but acts up whenever I switch windows or between applications....Version: 1.2020.10202
✗ Great App, but Needs More FunctionalityThe Google docs is very limiting as a power user on the iPad. I just recently upgraded to the iPad Pro and was hoping to use it as a replacement for my MacBook since the majority of the things that I do are either Google related or for school which works fine online. I wouldn’t say that the Google Docs iPad app is horrible, however, at times I find it becomes laggy which makes it difficult, and it would be very useful if I had the capability to open multiple docs side by side. Most of the functionality of Google Docs is available on the iPad app, however, multitasking is very limiting as well as performance at times. I would love to see the kinks worked out because Google Docs is so awesome. It’d be great to have the best of both worlds. I often find myself going back to my MacBook for those capabilities and think there’s so much more potential for the app on iPad..Version: 1.2019.162
✗ Upgrade to 12Since the upgrade to 12 my documents have disappeared my iBooks stuff has disappeared completely. I am starting to panic to be honest. What the hell have I done ... I wish I had left well alone and stayed as I was. So many of the icons on my base page have gone so I don’t even know everything I have lost yet..Version: 1.2018.36202
✗ Input lagAlong with some other reviews here, I think that this app needs to be fixed. It is the best idea- a cloud, collaborative app that can be used in conjunction with google docs for computers. However the execution is terrible. When I am typing the app will be a full paragraph behind and I watch it slowly catch up to where I am at, which skips characters. When you click select all it takes 20 seconds to load and by then if you click anything it closes the doc or deletes all. The input lag is terrible. The features available are nothing compared to google docs online. You can’t resize images and the app is broke. Please fix.Version: 1.2018.32207
✗ ‘Add Fonts’ capability is neededI love this app. The collaboration is cool, the ease of use and access is good, the layout is good. But there is just one thing missing... The capability to add fonts. On the desktop website for Google Docs, I am able to press the ‘Add Fonts’ button, and it will direct me to the Add Fonts page. There I can choose from the humongous list of fonts to choose from, and that is a really good feature. I would really love to see it on the mobile app for Docs as well. One more thing, Google has ruined my reputation! I used to be able to link to other Google Documents inside the actual app, but now it just redirects me to the Safari browser and the web version! Also, when I try to turn off the ‘Ask me which app to use every time’ toggle on the link redirection page, it does the complete opposite of what it is supposed to do! Please fix these issues Google!.Version: 1.2020.38203
✗ Deletes dataI use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data..Version: 1.2019.46202
✗ Not really my cup of tea, not great for use on iPadsThe controls and set up of this app would be great for a desktop application, but not for mobile devices such as iPads, which I use. It’s jumpy, inserting and moving around pictures can be a pain, and it can get some pretty bad glitches, along with sometimes crashing and not saving my work... It honestly just feels like a desktop app scaled down for mobile use, which I guess is okay for occasional use, but not if you need a good app for frequent use for schoolwork or hobby writing. I don’t recommend it if you need an app to use frequently on your mobile device. We use it for our schoolwork because it DOES have some easy sharing/group editing features, which is why I’m giving it 2/5 instead of 1/5. Sorry, it’s just not my cup of tea. It doesn’t really feel very well done, in my opinion..Version: 1.2020.16203
✗ It’s annoyingIt’s so bad it’s you can highlight anything it’s trash.Version: 1.2020.14206
✗ Glitch.In the beginning, or rather when I began using this app, it was great. Since that time it has become increasingly more unstable. It glitches, shutting down mid-typing and then doesn’t even save the work (even after I’ve clicked the ‘done’ tick. It happened repeatedly in the space of ten minutes and I have rewritten the same sentences too many times. I’m hoping there will be some updates to this as soon as possible because I have been predominately using this for my work on my laptop and as it’s collaboration work it’s imperative to be used on google drive until the project is finished. If it continues, I can only recommend switching to OneDrive (I use this for my other teaching job) as it does not seem to have this issue..Version: 1.2019.28202
✗ Typing is a nightmareAll the basics of a document’s format and settings is available, and I like how it save automatically, BUT on my iPad, iPhone and on the devices of all those I know, who also use the app, there is a significant time delay when typing, which is irritating as you have to wait for the typing to catch up. Then, if I want to delete the previous letter, for example, it will delete 2 or 3, and if I want to delete a word, it might delete a whole sentence, due to this time delay. I recommend Pages instead as this is not the case, and you can still export the document as a Word document, and it also saves automatically. Typing is so much more efficient and simple. (I have to use Google Docs for my assessor to access my work)..Version: 1.2019.08203
✗ Needs an update for iPadI recently purchased an iPad and magic keyboard for school, and I do most of my work on google docs so it was one of the first apps I downloaded. I was sad to find out that it doesn’t support the magic keyboard get. I can’t highlight text like normal by just dragging the mouse over the text. This is really annoying because I can’t accurately edit my work. I also can’t move or crop images once i add them in. It’s disappointing that the magic keyboard came out quite a long time ago, but its still not supported. Please make an update soon to fix this..Version: 1.2020.47204
✗ Meh.The only reason I use Google Docs over programs like Pages and Word is that my school system uses it and I have unlimited storage for Google Docs in my drive (which by the way is great). But the app is just sooooo s l o w. I don’t know if this is an issue with my iPad (which has plenty of performance issues itself) or with the app, but it’s nearly unusable for me. When I use my bluetooth keyboard with it the text is very laggy (or with the onscreen keyboard for that matter) and text editing is an iOS 12-style nightmare. You can’t drag your finger over text to select it like in iOS 13, you have to tap on the cursor, select “Select,” and then drag over all the text you want to select (which is very slow and laggy). I would really appreciate a couple of features, like viewing the same app in multiple spaces in iPadOS (because I find myself needing to look at multiple docs at once more and more these days) or at least some kind of similar system and a better Explore feature like on desktop. And as several other people have mentioned the text correction is nowhere near perfect. It always marks weird things as grammatically incorrect that are perfectly fine. Google please please please please listen and thanks for reading.Version: 1.2019.38202
✗ Auto Indent!?!I don’t normally give feedback, and I would love to give this app 5 stars because I use it allot. It generally does everything you expect it to. However, what is bugging the hell out of me is the auto indent function. Now I’m not computer illiterate by any sense but for the life of me I cant work out how to turn it off! I mean what a stupid feature!! If I wanted google to do everything for me then it should be something I have to turn on, for the love of all that is sacred it shouldn’t be set as default! As you can tell I’m a little stressed by this, all the help tutorials I can find deal with GoogleDocs on a desktop and NOT on an iPad. Sure, you can turn it off on desktop where you can see the ruler, but I am yet to find where this ruler is available on the IPAD version. Heck, if I can turn this dumb feature off then the app gets 5 stars all the way... but until then I’m heading to Microsoft (and trust me that pains me to say that!) Please, someone tell me if auto indent cannot be turned off so I can die knowing I’m not mad and this is just someone’s stupid idea of trying to be helpful..Version: 1.2019.14205
✗ Docs sucksGoogle docs sucks and it hacked my daughters phone.Version: 1.2020.47204
✗ Prepare to waste time tapping and sighing, tapping and sighing..Google Docs really ought to be great. And yet, somehow, it’s massively irritating. An example, you tap on a link, presumably because you want to open it. A dialogue opens up, one of the options being open link. So, sighing a little, you tap on that. Another dialogue opens up. Would you like to download Chrome to view that link. No, no I wouldn’t. So you hit the slider to tell it to stop asking you that question, and you hit the open button next to Safari. Finally, after 4 taps, the link opens. Then you try to open the next link, and the whole tedious process repeats itself. I’d cheerfully delete the thing were it not for workplaces clinging to Google Docs like the last piece of driftwood in the middle of a lake. Every encounter I have with Google Docs just makes me sad..Version: 1.2018.04203
✗ Synchronization does not workIf multiple people are using the doc, it is not updated in real time and often crashes.Version: 1.2019.24203
✗ Pros and Cons of DocsGoogle docs is very handy as it has eradicated the need for me to email things to myself which it what I used to do when I used pages. I can go into school and have the documents already there in the exact point that I left them, ready for me to carry on. I think one of the downsides is the lack of editing when it comes to pictures. I struggle to work out how to enlarge, minimise them or crop them to how I would like. Printing onto a hard document can also be time consuming as the pages run onto each other and so create a hassle why trying to print them out as pictures don’t match to the text they are meant to as they might run onto the next page. So, although there are a few improvements that need to be made, overall it is very handy and a key app to have if you are a student..Version: 1.2017.42202
✗ Very badIt just over sucks and I don’t recommend it.Version: 1.2020.14205
✗ Mostly greatI love this app and have been using it for years. Generally it is really good, though sometimes slow to update when I change back and forth between documents. My major annoyance is that I cannot open two versions of the app at the same time, as you can with many apps. I can't have two different documents open in two separate windows so I can work on both. It drives me crazy having to switch back and forth..Version: 1.2020.26204
✗ Crashes and lagsOk, so I have a massive document that I’m always on, if I can actually try to type without the app crashing first the lag is so severe that I’m typing and it takes up to ten seconds to respond for each letter meaning that I will have typed an entire sentence before it actually does anything and then it might just crash anyway before it loads. Although this problem is only really for one document that has an obscene amount of pages it is really annoying since it’s my main document..Version: 1.2020.4205
✗ Good functionality, doesn’t pull live contentThe app is pretty good, has a lot of functionality and does let me keep up to date on the go. However, it’s terrible at fetching new versions of documents. If my team and I are working from a doc, when I open it, it will never be the latest version, and you can’t manually get it to check for updates so you’re working from the latest version, you just have to wait for it to realise there’s an update which can sometimes take minutes. This is a glaring oversight on an otherwise good app..Version: 1.2021.06204
✗ The input lag was never fixedFor years, whenever I’ve tried to type in a Google Doc on my tablet, it has taken a long time for the text that I’ve typed to actually register on the keyboard, to the extent that, after finishing a paragraph, I have been forced to stop working for several minutes while I wait for the app to catch up. Keep in mind that this issue has been prevalent for the past five years I’ve been using the app, (across every device I’ve used it on, no less) and not once has it been resolved..Version: 1.2019.20203
✗ Good, but annoyingly laggy on ipadLove the accessibility, richness of features and ability to share easily. (Am using it to write a novel with a co-author.) However, it is so laggy both online and offline with an iPad that I have taken to copying the document into another app, writing there, and then transferring when I am done. Give; it is meant for on the go writing and editing, it sort of falls down there. If your main access is on laptop and desktop, you are probably ok (and so have I) but too difficult for those travelling light..Version: 1.2020.10202
✗ Used to be great, now frustrating.It used to be that on Google Docs I could be editing a document, then go onto Safari, look something up, and come back to a document. Now if I click onto a different window, my document is closed and it goes back to the home screen. This happens every time, even if it is only for a few seconds. Especially frustrating on larger documents! Also, the app takes a long time to load larger documents. It would be great if this could be sped up..Version: 1.2020.8202
✗ Extremely Poor iPad Pro & iOS 13 SupportIn full-screen, it is not possible to zoom the page out to an appropriate readable width unlike Pages. It is not possible to pick up and drag the cursor unlike many other iOS 13 optimised apps. Trying to two-finger drag on the keyboard to move the cursor inside the document is for some reason extremely fiddly unlike Pages and every other app. Basic features from the web version are still unavailable: adding equations, inserting images direct from Google Drive, etc. Terrible but just-about-usable experience for these quarantined times..Version: 1.2020.16203
✗ Easy to useThis allows you to create, view and edit documents from Google Drive or from your device. It's easy to use on the go from a mobile phone. There's no spell check or referencing but there's full desktop formatting functionality and you can create tables and insert objects and create links etc. It also has the outline view which helps to quickly view and navigate through the organisation of a big doc and the print layout view as well as printing function. In terms of tweaking documents on the go or creating and updating simple ones this app is perfect! The only downside is it doesn't (as of 2019) allow you to save as PDF..Version: 1.2019.162
✗ BrutalToo much hassle. “Permission”?? I just want to print a document emailed to me..Version: 1.2019.02204
✗ Most stupid app everUGH. THIS STUPID THING DOESN’T WORK PROPERLY AND IS SO FRUSTRATING! 1) It glitches and recently it refused to let me open a doc which was an important assignment for school. Luckily, I was able to open it on the safari version and continue working on it. But still, regardless of the fact that I modified it and made a copy, it still wouldn’t open on the app version. I have had to delete and reinstall it multiple times. 2) Whenever I’m in a group document, nothing I do can be seen on my classmate’s screens. We all tried restarting the app and my friend eventually completely turned off her iPad, but it still didn’t work. 3) What’s with the lack of fonts and tools? This app is so lame. There are barely any features. It is nothing compared to Word. And not to mention it’s difficult to move and crop photos. Seriously, how hard is it for Google to make a decent word app? So please Google developers, actually put effort into your applications. This app is truly mediocre and I’m sad its actually required for school. Disappointing..Version: 1.2019.46202
✗ It’s okPp poopoo check.Version: 1.2020.47204
✗ Don’t even bother!!!I had been happily working on it’s predecessor for months when Google bought it out, and it was Rubbish ever after. Just typing is tedious beyond belief. The screen can lag up to thirty seconds behind the key strokes, and back spacing is worse. I can no longer user it, and am trying desperately to find a simple word processor that works!!! I may still have to go back to pen and paper at this rate. If this was only on my old iPad 2, or iPhone 4 (Using an iPhone 6 now), I could say it’s just the fact I need to upgrade. They destroyed a great word processor, one I wrote 400,000 words with only praise for it’s creators. NOT HAPPY :(.Version: 1.2017.48212
✗ CrashesIt used to work fine but today after 2-3 minutes it kicks me out of my doc and it’s annoying..Version: 1.2020.47204
✗ For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator”I love that google docs lets you share your document and work simultaneously with others. It’s very convenient in that regard. However if there were another option for that purpose, I’d probably switch over. There are so many things in google docs that make it way harder and more frustrating than it needs to be. You can’t put text over an image, it’s a million steps just to find where text boxes are located, you can’t paste something in from Microsoft Word without the formatting being destroyed, it’s hard to set a tab-stop that will stay there when you move on to a new line, there are cntrl shortcuts that work for other document creators but not for google docs, and it’s almost impossible to customize a document to look different or engaging if you’re trying to make a handout. I could go on. I’m in my early 20s so it’s not like I’m just tech-incompetent—google docs is just needlessly frustrating to use. It’s all made more frustrating by the fact that google is such a huge company; they have the resources to make docs better but for some reason they don’t..Version: 1.2020.4205
✗ Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time CollaborationDo you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse..Version: 1.2017.48212
✗ Can Be Really AnnoyingThis app can be really annoying to use, especially on iPads. On iPads, I usually cannot move or change the size of the pictures that I put in. It is a lot more limited than something like Microsoft Word, and isn’t nearly as good as editing grammar, punctuation, or suggesting edits to do with grammar. It can sometimes glitch and when you are using it for work or school this can irritate me a lot. Although to be fair, it is reasonably easy to use when you are not adding images or any other things like that. On laptops it is a lot easier to use because it is set out differently and has more actions. It is simple when sharing documents with other people and is good for when you just want to type up a simple document with nothing to complicated to add into it..Version: 1.2020.30201
✗ Absolute Garbage.I can’t open a document for more than 5 seconds before this worthless application decides that it wants to crash. I keep doing this REPEATEDLY to no avail and it won’t stop. My device is rather high end but this just isn’t working. I can’t even type 2 letters at max before this thing entirely dies on me. It won’t even save because it only uploads to the drive WHEN I CLOSE THE DOCUMENT and it doesn’t help when by crashing it won’t save. All I want are the issues to be fixed and then maybe this could get a 3 star or something..Version: 1.2020.32204
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