Fairly useful app, but crashes randomly. In particular, four in five times I turn off my phone with the app open, unlocking the phone crashes the app. Incredibly irritating when writing long documents that require a minute straight just scrolling down to get back, due to the slow loading in of the document.
Needs far more optimization for long documents, and far more app stability. Somehow none of the ‘bug fixing’ updates ever help this, despite my years of using the app. At this point I’m half-convinced that a single developer is working on this app and just submits the same exact program as an ‘update’ every month in order to seem like they’re doing their job.
I might come back later and edit this review, but as it is I just got done with scrolling back to the bottom of a 500+ page document only for it to crash a third time.
Please do better.
Google, please change the design of the Google Doc back to what it was before. I’m autistic and I haven’t been able to open my documents since yesterday because the format changed. Nothing looks right anymore. I’m not good with change but as a writer I need access to my documents and this is absolutely not going well.
Everything was fine before - before the format changed and made all the edges curved. Contrary to popular belief, not everything needs a smooth, nonexistent edge. I liked the 90 degree angles of the format. And now the color of the font is off. The black does not look as opaque as it should be and I legitimately fear it will trigger a migraine, something I’ve had too much within the last several years and would like to limit as much as possible.
I remember using this app on my phone a lot, writing and stuff. it is fairly useful when I want to write on the go, or I don’t have my computer on me for some reason. However, I want to make a suggestion.
I know it is mainly IOS’s fault for this, since I cannot seem to do it anywhere, but please add some sort of option for us to indent (if there is one, then let me know, but Ive seen others complain about this). It would make writing smoother and easier if we had this option. I am a little surprised there has not been one added at all yet (based on my knowledge, its been years). A little button (if you cannot add it to the keyboard) off to the side would do.
That is all. If indenting was added then that would be cool.
Hi, I’m Brionna. I’m a young writer and I really like using this app to write stories as I desire. However theres just a few things that make the app amazing!
-Spell check (really helpful.)
-Adding images to your doc (I find it really fun adding pictures to your writing!)
-The size, Font, Color of text, And the background text banner. (I use the size and font a lot and it just looks so much better!)
-Being able to name your document and save it. (I find it really helpful since I write multiple things that I can name it and easily find it again.
-Bri :) (P.S for the developers, I love your app and you have made me a better writer!! :). )
I have completely cleared my storage to the point where I'm 11 gb under the limit and yet it doesn't let me edit my own documents because it says i haven't “freed enough space” on top of this it barely ever loads correctly, it takes all of my effort just to edit a line, it has taken literal days sometimes for an edit made in the app to be registered on the computer and vice versa, i could keep going on but if it weren't for the fact that everything I've written is already on here i would have switched to Microsoft word a long time ago. Fix your horrible system.
It’s good it just need better translation options that are more accurate and a book format option
I worked on scripts with friends and the collaboration is nice plus stories on my own the main my issue is how long it takes to scroll down when you have over 100 pages now if there was a book format option then it would reduced those numbers in half and make it easier to load
It also sometimes won’t let me enter it when I put on offline access it would say you don’t have access or no wifi connection stuff like that
I had more control over my preferences and formatting with the 2004 version of microsoft word. Doesn’t let you change the default formatting options. You can clear it but then it gets rid of ALL of the formatting. Trying to add any new formatting after clearing just goes back to the default. I’d be embarrassed to show anyone any document I typed up on the mobile version of google docs. Abysmal user experience. Simplicity is good but let the user decide how simple or complex their formatting is.
Nice and convenient for writing but the stupid little technical difficulties make it insanely annoying to use. Hanging indent doesn’t work half the time no matter what formatting options I put in, and I write on mobile mostly, so I have to literally COPY AND PASTE an indent. Formatting on mobile in general is not good. You have to get on a computer and make sure everything looks okay afterwards anyways.
Why does this have to happen? I love this app but it gets annoying sometimes.When I type a word incorrectly it helps me,I like that help.But when I have a word apart like”criss cross” it corrects me with”crisscross” but when I put them together it says it needs to be apart.I hate that correction if it’s not gonna make up its mind! Please read,this is important so people won’t get triggered!
Would be fine but when typing a document over a page in length it pushes the words all the way down to the bottom of the screen on my 12.9” iPad pro. Makes it impossible to use without turning page layout on but you cannot make page layout turn on by default, so whenever you tap out of the document and go back it turns off page layout. Absolutely obnoxious.