When I discovered Google docs I fell in love with it. It has almost everything that a person might need for writing. I love its ‘explore’ feature and the fact that it’s available on any device that has a web browser. However, this so has its limitations: 1) Fonts On iPad and iOS in general, Google docs is rather limited in fonts that it offers. You could choose the font that is unavailable on iPad in the web version and then keep writing on iPad, but I don’t think that’s how it’s supposed to work. This issue gets worse once /you want to type something in Arabic or Persian; The fonts on iPad are ghastly and undesirable. There thing is, the same app on Android shows them perfectly fine. Also when half-space is used the text looks messy on iPad while it appears fine on the web version and Android. 2)Extracted Files You get only two options on iOS: PDF or Word. The Android app is capable of giving you five more additional options. Why should we get so much less just because we’re on iOS? 3)Synchronization Google docs uses Google drive and that’s great, I get it. I also know this request will probably be ignored, but is it too much if we asked for iCloud access. I wish I could access my files on iCloud via Google docs, and to be able to save my documents on iCloud as well. 4) Customization of titles, subtitles and headings This one is a real pain. The fonts cannot be changed to a different default, therefore you are forced to do them manually EVERY SINGLE TIME. This is why I have to use pages first and then send it to google docs. It’s a real hassle! Thank you Google team for reading my comment. I hope you’ll make Google docs even better than they are. Best regards
P.S. When will you guys support Apple pencil?
Google docs is an amazing app. I love it, and use it for all of my writing!!! It’s free, you can share it with others, it’s on every device, and all in all amazing!!!
I have lots of different devices, and I can write everywhere and anywhere, even when the power is out. I love the app so much, and have been using it to write all my stories.
Also as a co-author with my friend, it’s so easy to work on that story. When I write I make comments to myself. I can make as many documents as I want, and honestly it’s just an amazing app. For anyone who is an aspiring writer, this app is awesome.
But there are a few things. First of all, FOLDERS! People have been asking before but for me folders are essential. I write a lot, and am an author. Folders would help so much so I could organize fan fictions, own projects, 1st drafts, 2nd drafts, 3rd drafts, school/class stuff, honestly it’ll just be so much easier. It’s also my little thing for everything I write to be organized. I want to make sure I know where my writing is.
Secondly, two documents at the same time. I would like to be able to do this because I am a planster (probably 15% plotter 85% pantser ) I like to have another document of some sort OPEN with my brainstorm, or little notes I’ve jotted down. That would help me and some other writers greatly.
All in all, if you want to get this app, DO IT. It is epic and amazing, I just have a few things that could make the app a lot easier. This app is easy to use, you can use it anywhere, share your documents, and it’s free. So get it, but google docs, PLEASE add on folders and multiple documents.
This app is good for: writing (stories), school (essays, assignments, etc.), has a clean and easy to use interface, good syncing, and real-time collaboration.
Although, this does not go without some problems or improvements that could be made.
The laptop version is better for more detailed work, but the mobile version (app) is good for on the go and basic writing.
• When not in print layout, when I turn it in the other direction (device), the screen layout will follow to fit the new position, but half of the screen for at least 2 seconds goes black then appears.
Improvements & Suggestions:
• Special line indent option: Ex. 0.5 first line indent
• Widget option
• View fonts from other languages such as SimSun for Chinese fonts.
• Default option for when creating a new document, it will not be automatically made available offline (could be fixed in settings if wanted)
• Default option for print format
Note: Any suggestion in the “Improvements and Suggestions” are currently not available for the app.
OMG WHAT THE HECK?! It just asked me if I wanted to undo my work in the middle of a sentence, and when I said no, IT DELETED ANYWAY! That never happens when I am reviewing any other game or app. There are so many things wrong with google docs it would take up an entire google docs page writing in the arial font just to list them! And I don’t want to waste my time writing this review either, because I have books to write on another app that’s not google docs. That one has to be better or it would literally be the worst app in HISTORY. Now please, take my advice and avoid google docs, or get ready for a miserable writing experience!
Yours truly, xxxxxxx, miniature author who likes any writing app that is at least decent.
This version of the app is nearly identical to the iPhone version, which presents a problem in a few ways. First, the tool bar is nearly non existent. Most tools are hidden away in an elipses menu rather than openly availed. Second there are some features that are just missing, and it’s extremely frustrating for someone who has to use Google Docs for their organization. The obvious solution would be to use the web app on Safari, but that is still not ideal as there is no pasting without formatting in the right click menu. I think there is a lot of room for growth in this app and it’s frankly very disappointing for someone trying to use the iPad as their main device.
Google your political agendas will get you nowhere you will find yourself being isolated and losing business as you attach your self to the sinking ship that is wokeness. I would have given you a negative five star review if it was possible.
In the final days of your business as you find your self in the streets and without any ability to get a job. Just remember you did this to yourself pushing forward the toxic garbage that is wokeness and CRT...
Goodbye you rich entitled patronizing morons who are trying to tell the working people what real struggles are like.
I was working on an assignment on google docs I was making a google drawing on google docs when I finished I pressed save and close but it didn’t save it just closed so I started over the same thing happened I don’t know if it’s something that happens to everyone on google docs but it has changed my opinion for google docs I used to love google docs but now I give it three stars. if I rated it before this happened I would give it five stars well besides that I think google docs is fine my favorite part is how the app Grammarly is contented to it !!!
As much as I love using this app, there is a big issue going on in it. I’m not able to edit pre existing things on it, no matter how much I try logging out, logging back in, etc.
I’m the owner of these docs and yet I still can’t edit on my devices, the pencil tool on it to edit is gone and double tapping doesn’t open edit mode anymore either. Only letting me scroll to see what I made before. I truly hope this gets fixed soon as I’ve use this app for a while and would hate to see this bug never fixed.
It was so convenient—there were a few features I'd have to go on an internet browser for, but the rest was convenient enough I wouldn't count that against the app. However, now I'm unable to use the app at all. When I open it, a notification tells me I need to update the app, but when I get to the App Store, there's no update available. If they'd just fix this bug I'd bump it back up to five stars, its so frustrating not being able to use it now
Word is one million times better than Google docs. I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to format my paper into 3 columns and I still couldn’t figure it out. I have the app which makes formatting ten times worse. I looked up my problem online and nothing helps. Google what the heck. My profesor wants me to use google docs so we can put it on our shared file, but this is absolutely ridiculous. Update your app. There are barely any choices in styling your paper.