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Google Docs

Google Docs

Google LLC

Create and edit documents on the go.

4.5 Ratings 3M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
2.9M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    77%
  2. 4
    11%
  3. 3
    5%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    5%
  • Love it, but crashes often Aug 13, 2019

    By EpikalStorms
    I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
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  • Better for Personal Use May 5, 2019

    By NoEyesJess
    I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Penjan Eng Lim
    It's great but there are some issues they need to fix. It's terrible for editing documents on slow connections. Even if the document is saved offline, it doesn't open any document until it establishes an internet connection which can take a really long time with a slow internet. So if my connection is very slow, I can't open any file even if it's saved offline. Also it used to let me click on a misspelled word from the edit window and correct it instantly but in now that's gone.
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  • Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement Aug 6, 2018

    By Silvercove
    Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
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  • Sep 27, 2020

    By Ali Akbar
    There is a big problem with this app. When I write letters or novels in Urdu, the typing is very good, but when I make a PDF, some of Urdu letters get distorted. That's why I can't send PDF copies of novels and letters. Please fix this major problem as soon as possible so that an author can easily create a PDF.
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  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Vanessa Ramos
    It is great for turning documents to PDFs and other forms that you may need but what I don't like about it is that you can't take a downloaded document and upload it to this app to edit it it doesn't even have an edit option anywhere so that was a negative for me because their documents that are mine and I was unable to do that
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  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Daniel JohnSi
    I am trying to sign documents on a tablet and there is no way to do it within this app. Where are the File, Edit, Insert etc headings? The regular way to add a signature was Insert, Picture, Scribble. Why isn't part of the headings in android tablets.
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  • Sep 21, 2020

    By Arya Wadikhaye
    I was very disappointed, this app is difficult to use. The app also lacks the option for selecting multiple photos at a time to create a file. There where lot of gliches and blinking of pages that I chose to create from my album. And I'm uninstalling rn. 🙁
    more
  • Sep 21, 2020

    By Rdz JENNIFER
    App/Updates Horrible, no support don't want an automated message.Error messages kicks me off. Forced to reset my phone problem still there lost info because I am cautious about updated so do them manually. Concerns, hacking seems like the issue w GOOGLE.Its ridiculous me along w/others get an I am sorry and heres link GO! SMH Apparently there is a problem, get it together u all needs to contact by email or phone. NOT A LINK tons of hacked emails in my spam back along w a few in inbox😕
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  • Sep 23, 2020

    By • fatigue
    This is great but being able to copy and paste things onto this app would make my life a whole lot easier. More times than I can count, I had all of my work copied yet I couldn't paste it onto this app so I had to type it all out a second time.
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  1. Take your documents on the go when you create new or edit exiting files that can be shared to collaborators
  2. No matter where you are you can access your documents offline
  3. Simple to use interface makes it easy to add and respond to comments, research topics with Explore, and turn into Word documents

Reviewed by Chris on November 15, 2018

  • Love it, but crashes often Aug 13, 2019

    By EpikalStorms
    I’m a writer and google docs is my go-to for writing. I love it, it’s simple and accessible from any device and saves automatically so I don’t lose anything if I accidentally close out. Actually, it’s pretty much perfectly me except for the fact that it starts lagging a bit if my document begins getting too long (I’ve had to start writing the second part of a story in a separate document which can get sort of annoying but also it’s not The Worst), AND that also brings me to the point of y review: this app crashes on me All. The. Time. I’ll be writing, and suddenly my screen will go black and then I’m on my home screen bc. Well, it crashed. No clue why, it’s happened on so many occasions with all different sized of documents, it just happens, and it’s so annoying because sometimes it kills y writing groove, you know? It’s be great if this could possibly be fixed. Happens on both iphone and iPad, probably more often with longer documents (maybe a hundred pages idk) but has also happened with shorter ones. I’ve been writing for maybe four hours and it’s happened to me three times today. Again, it’s definitely not a deal breaker, I love docs and I’ll never go for anything else, but it is super irritating.
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  • I use this app a lot Aug 10, 2019

    By TopazSW
    I write original works and fan fics, and this app lets me work on them at any point. Just waking up and I have an idea, just hopping out of the shower, in the line at the store, lunch break, moments of clarity while gardening, you get the point. Since the first time I’ve used this app, to the many years later, I have stopped worrying about forgetting some idea I had before I get to my computer. Even if my phone is offline, I have been able to work on my stories. I think it really is my most used app on my phone. Also, because it auto saves, I HAVE NEVER HAD MY STORIES DISAPPEAR! Unlike other writing programs, that have lost me hours of work because of a blue screen, freezing, or other issues, I have never had the pain of opening a Google Doc and finding all my work gone. I do wish it had a better way to organize your files, as what it does have seems “meh.” But, at least, it has some form of organization. Lastly, I love that I can share the doc in various ways. This has been so helpful for me when I comes to sharing my stories. It lets those who are my beta reader comment and make suggestions, those who I wrote for have full access, and those who I want to let just read all have their own set of restrictions.
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  • Essential Tool!! A Must-Have Jul 9, 2019

    By Jenna Sturgeon
    Google Docs is a comprehensive cloud document service that let’s me share and create just about anything I could ever want or need. I’ve used it to polish up my resume, capture notes and ideas, record song lyrics, journal my dreams, create schedules, write stories, and more! The sharing features are fantastic; my sister and I co-authored a novel using Google Docs! We can edit and read each other’s work in real time, leave comments and suggestions, and use the chat to stay on the same page. Google Docs is THE essential writing tool for creative and practical uses — plus it has cloud storage that makes it seamless to work on your projects from any device! I’ll often be working on a story on my computer and move to my phone for edits, or pull it up to add an idea quickly while on-the-go. There’s also free templates to chose from that helped me format my resume and other official documents. I love Google Docs, and it definitely earned those 5 stars. I suggest it to anyone looking for a modern word processing application that is catered to usability and will exceed your expectations.
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  • Sep 20, 2020

    By Sidharth Vardhan
    Has some major options missing. I love it but mostly as an extension to Google Keep - an app for notebooks rather a document editor like MS Word. Like most note keeping apps, it has files that only open in this app. You can download files in docx format among other but not in gdoc format. It means you can't back up your Google docs. Also missing a number of features like special indent
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  • Sep 28, 2020

    By ItsKatie Land
    The app is really good!The only problem for me us sometimes I delete stuff and it comes back to my documents, but I'm fine with that! I hope you have s great day and many more!
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  • Better for Personal Use May 5, 2019

    By NoEyesJess
    I’ve been a longtime user of Google Docs—around three or four years—and it’s been great for storing important documents. I’ve also used it a lot for jotting down ideas, writing creative stories, and other personal uses. I feel that these are what the app is best for. I’ve tried to use it several times for academic essays, and the current format does not support certain basic functions, especially with indentation, adding page numbers in MLA or APA, and so on. The spell check for Google Docs is also flawed, and frequently marks everyday words as misspelled, and then other words not in the regular dictionary as perfectly correct. The syncing is also kind of finicky sometimes, and you can lose work or have to restart the app multiple times in one sitting, if you’re somewhere that there is no ideal connection. So if you’re a student or a professional, you are also going to want Microsoft Word, which has more features and is easier to use. However, the syncing generally works very well, and I love being able to back up all my documents. The aesthetic appearance of the documents are also very appealing, and most of the basic writing functions are easy to access. Keyboard shortcuts still work, and those shortcuts match to whichever model of computer you are using, so you don’t have to learn anything terribly new to use the app competently. It’s super easy to add other contributors, and to restrict privacy/use settings. All in all it has served me very ell.
    more
  • Highly recommended, but definitely room for improvement Aug 6, 2018

    By Silvercove
    Google Docs is very, very useful as a whole, providing services that allow seamless collaboration and that solve many past horrors of word-processors (like the classic “I didn’t save my doc and now it’s gone foreverrrrr!!”). As great as it is on desktop, I personally found the transfer to mobile devices a little, well, less great. It’s obviously difficult to find an intuitive way to lay out all the functions of Docs on desktop onto a smaller screen, but it’s honestly such a huge hassle navigating comments and suggestions, even when I’m on my iPad. It’s also kind of annoying that I can’t zoom out more on a doc—basically, once the width of the page fills the screen, I can no longer zoom out. This doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but it makes for a lot of tedious scrolling when an already long document has relatively large text. Additionally, there are these small annoying glitches that occasionally occur. For example, when I was editing a doc, I kept trying to delete a space, but it would always delete the space and the letter behind it. I tried over and over again to no avail... sigh.... It also seems to me that Docs can get kind of slow? I’m on a new device, so the hardware should be working fine, but there’s a huge lag when I’m trying to type in the app. Other than these few problems, everything else has been working fine and going smoothly.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By The_DarkWolf U-U
    This is very good, it's great for school work and just normal work, it saves automatically and it easy to access. You don't have to pay for a thing. It's easy to do and if you don't understand something there are loads on the Internet. In total this is amazing it's great for those who need to write stuff down!
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  • Great, except... Jun 18, 2018

    By ivd37950
    Like most people of Generation Z, the later years of my education (8th grade-present) have greatly benefited from using Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Docs’s amazing accessibility, collaboration tools, storage, and auto-save have always been what’s made it better than competing office tools. The app itself is great, and once you get the hand of using it on a hand held device, it makes working from almost anywhere possible. I’ve found myself using these Google applications for more than just essays and presentations now a days, as I begin to need work resumés and finance budgets. So really, Docs (and other Google applications) are great! Except, I’ve encountered an issue when using this Docs app. Now, this could be because of several reasons, however, I’ve found that after prolonged used, when typing, the keyboard begins to lag a bunch, making working on documents so frustrating. At first I thought that the keyboard could be lagging because my iPad might’ve over heated? But, the keyboard has lagged even when the iPad doesn’t feel warm. I’m not sure if internet connection might have something to do with it, but my Wifi is pretty strong, and I rarely encounter issues with it. That’s my only complaint, but other than that I really do love the app.
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  • Love Google docs Feb 19, 2018

    By Keltonisayapperdog
    I absolutely love google docs, especially since I’m in college and it saves your work automatically when your up at 2:00am trying to finish an essay that is due that same day and you fall asleep. There probably is away to do this, but if not I wish there would be away to categorize documents into different folders for different projects or classes and or poor year. I think this would be very helpful for me since one day I would love to show my kids that hard work does pay off. The slide shows are excellent and great for presenting history projects to make them at least semi fun and very easy to use once you learn to switch over from PowerPoint... but the basic outline I personally feel is similar yet differently. The docs were it is like Microsoft Word is very identical just a few extra perks of not having to save, having all of your work in one place, and very easy usage. The only reason for a 4 star was the fact is that if it doesn’t have the filing system “ I would be surprised if it didn’t” again probably haven’t figured it out, but have been using this program since 2015 at-least so I think I would have found it, but things fly over everybody's head sometimes “am I right or am I right?”
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Penjan Eng Lim
    It's great but there are some issues they need to fix. It's terrible for editing documents on slow connections. Even if the document is saved offline, it doesn't open any document until it establishes an internet connection which can take a really long time with a slow internet. So if my connection is very slow, I can't open any file even if it's saved offline. Also it used to let me click on a misspelled word from the edit window and correct it instantly but in now that's gone.
    more
  • Sep 27, 2020

    By Ali Akbar
    There is a big problem with this app. When I write letters or novels in Urdu, the typing is very good, but when I make a PDF, some of Urdu letters get distorted. That's why I can't send PDF copies of novels and letters. Please fix this major problem as soon as possible so that an author can easily create a PDF.
    more
  • Okay but needs change.. May 10, 2020

    By skskskks VSCO
    So I’m just a kid but I have to start off and say this app helps me do my homework but, it’s really hard to work on a phone but with an computer it’s hard to download. But for the phone you can kinda see what your typing but it is so hard!! I would say that it needs to make the lettering bigger on phone but keep it normal if you print it. Also I love updates to thing but this app is always the same, I mean I know it’s a really good app and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t get it, but it just needs some new features. But on a computer when you try to type with your group like in a group project and I’m just saying this because it’s really annoying do you really need to have there full name when there typing because I have friends that have long names and it has to show there full name and I don’t understand why you can’t just use there first name again not hating just telling you what’s going to happen and on top of that when your on a phone and you are trying to give it a title or just your teacher says to write is on the right side it is so hard because the pictures that they made are so small and it’s just really annoying. Okay just saying that you could change it and if your new it will be cool but after like a week or two it’s going to get really annoying. Okay y’all stay safe and byyyyeeee🙃
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  • Google did me wrong at the worst possible moment Nov 22, 2019

    By 日本語の二年生
    You know how we all rely on google for turning in class assignments? Well... IT DID ME WRONG AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!! I take AP World History and had something due today and couldn’t get on it until this weekend but this week it was updated for a big fix that has going on for weeks now that is still going on!!! The app crashes at random times whether it’s long or short periods of time, and this week it’s gotten worse to the point I can’t even see my cursor when I type on my phone anymore and whenever I try to exit out of the page to refresh, I suddenly see two icons of my own account that was recently on the doc and and still see the cursor I recently used on my doc. I was copying and pasting my work from one box onto another but suddenly no matter how many times I double tapped on my screen, I couldn’t paste, forcing me to restart my phone and try again and once I got back on my doc, I realized I never pasted my paragraph back on the doc and now my work is lost until I can get on a computer tomorrow and search my version history and revive my lost work!! Sad to say, google can’t be relied on for everything especially when it’s been having a problem that gone unnoticed and unsolved for over 2 months now.
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  • Sep 2, 2020

    By Mita Mehta
    Please add some FEATURES like in MS Word. The PDF feature is of very poor quality and we also can't increase or decrease the image size. And also there is a limited Font style.And make a instant file saver mode for people working in office.
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  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Vanessa Ramos
    It is great for turning documents to PDFs and other forms that you may need but what I don't like about it is that you can't take a downloaded document and upload it to this app to edit it it doesn't even have an edit option anywhere so that was a negative for me because their documents that are mine and I was unable to do that
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  • Sep 23, 2020

    By • fatigue
    This is great but being able to copy and paste things onto this app would make my life a whole lot easier. More times than I can count, I had all of my work copied yet I couldn't paste it onto this app so I had to type it all out a second time.
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  • For the “world’s most powerful search engine, you sure can’t build a user friendly document creator” Feb 4, 2020

    By Lizbitzfifty
    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.
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  • Sep 20, 2020

    By Shine Ahuja
    This is a good app for students but like a Google user named Gregory Fox said, the documents many a don't get backed up even after by saying the document is backed up. My work many a times gets discarded. Please fix this problem.
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  • Not Quite Adequate — Especially for Real-Time Collaboration Dec 21, 2017

    By MTBKit
    Do you want to type stuff into a Google Doc that other people can read later? This is fine. Do you want to edit documents other people have created? This will do it. Want to do that collaboratively while several of you are sitting around a table? Put away your iPad and go get a laptop. This app has significant deficiencies. Suggestions and comments are entirely divorced from their location in the document. Other features are similarly hobbled. The enormous list of “Recent” documents is useless. Creating a new document doesn’t even put it at the top of the list. That new document goes right at the root of your Drive, by the way, with no option to create it exactly where you want it. The only way to keep things organized is through a long series of taps to move your new document to the desired location. The modal Edit/View interface is enormously frustrating. I don’t really like using Google Docs on a traditional computer. Using it on an iPad is worse.
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  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Daniel JohnSi
    I am trying to sign documents on a tablet and there is no way to do it within this app. Where are the File, Edit, Insert etc headings? The regular way to add a signature was Insert, Picture, Scribble. Why isn't part of the headings in android tablets.
    more
  • Sep 21, 2020

    By Arya Wadikhaye
    I was very disappointed, this app is difficult to use. The app also lacks the option for selecting multiple photos at a time to create a file. There where lot of gliches and blinking of pages that I chose to create from my album. And I'm uninstalling rn. 🙁
    more
  • Sep 21, 2020

    By Rdz JENNIFER
    App/Updates Horrible, no support don't want an automated message.Error messages kicks me off. Forced to reset my phone problem still there lost info because I am cautious about updated so do them manually. Concerns, hacking seems like the issue w GOOGLE.Its ridiculous me along w/others get an I am sorry and heres link GO! SMH Apparently there is a problem, get it together u all needs to contact by email or phone. NOT A LINK tons of hacked emails in my spam back along w a few in inbox😕
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  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Aminul Islam
    I am having a lot of problems with this app, for example, when I copy a text, the app hangs. If I try 3/4 times to restart the app, then it is copied.
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  • Deletes data Nov 22, 2019

    By Andrewb16
    I use google docs to type up reports, nearly everyday. I type my notes on a variety of apple devices, and usually it works well enough. But occasionally it will pull up an old version of the document, sometimes a few weeks old, and it’ll delete all the previous weeks worth of notes I’ve written. Today I typed up my daily note on my ipad, all my notes were on there (I had used a MacBook Air earlier that week with no problem either). Afterwards I went onto an iPad mini to add to my note and it pulled up a version from over 2 weeks prior, showing none of my notes that I had recently written. I quickly pulled out my phone and checked the doc and it was the exact same on there, both completely sync’d up. I tried to check the history of the notes to see if I could see my deleted notes, but it didn’t have anything recent to show. The only was I was able to save my doc was by turning on airplane mode on my iPad and then opening the doc so that it wouldn’t update, and then turning the WiFi back on so it could make the others sync to it. This is extremely worrisome to use a service that is supposed to sync your notes across devices, but may actually delete all your data.
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