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Google Docs

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Create and edit documents on the go.

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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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  • 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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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Rashmi Prava Sahoo
    It's the great free source for our work to be done. And OFCOURSE it's SOFESTICATED. The best doc editer I have used, YET! It's great working with it! Well, it has some bugs but it's getting fixed! So for people those who are facing problem with this mobile application might get annoyed but not for all time....... It's getting better every time!
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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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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By EM K
    Maybe this app works great for other but for me personally its becoming a pain. For example. When I use it to write a resume, and try to open it in Word etc. it ALWAYS screws my formatting. Sometimes changes are not too big but other times its just not worth it. Is anyone else having issues when trying to use it with other software when saving as a Word or PDF file?
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By JACK RUSSELL
    Google should be trying to make a light version of this app and some others to avoid clogging up phone memory and resources. I am not sure why Chrome cannot be made to handle some of these office features while connected online.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Paula B
    Crashes, lags, unresponsive. A waste of time! I'm unsure why anybody uses Google Docs. Every time i work on a document it crashes or becomes unresponsive and I need to refresh. It often deletes work. It's totally unreliable. I'll stick with MS Word!
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By ayesha hassan
    Too many bugs, i've spent my two days on writing an important document and after saveing it when i opened it, all document was changed some lines were bold, some were italic and some lines were removed, doesn't working well and the copy paste option also wasn't working.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Kaitlyn Calderon
    Hey Google my google doc is acting weird the words keep going outside of the page. I've tried fixing/changing the format and the page set. Everything still is the same. It's like the words are zoomed in on the page its self. What is happening?
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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

  • 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.
    more
  • 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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  • Mar 19, 2021

    By __Ramen_Yeets__
    I really like this app, Absolutely love it, But could there be an update where users are able to tell when a document has been edited like it the Desktop app? Or if there is one already, I haven't found it yet, It's a tad difficult writing a story with multiple people and not knowing what's been changed/added
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Srba :D
    One of the most useful tools i have to write and share stuff with people. A lot of people require stuff to be a google doc and and honestly i get why. It's easy to use, it's simple to understand and in general it's amazing. 9/10
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Emily Hunsinger
    This app is great it works for everything. It works for writing down grocery lists, making a to-do list, making a bucket list, writing a song and or story, and you can use it for work or school it's an awesome app and I definitely recommend this app to everyone
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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.
    more
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Rashmi Prava Sahoo
    It's the great free source for our work to be done. And OFCOURSE it's SOFESTICATED. The best doc editer I have used, YET! It's great working with it! Well, it has some bugs but it's getting fixed! So for people those who are facing problem with this mobile application might get annoyed but not for all time....... It's getting better every time!
    more
  • 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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  • 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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  • Meh. Oct 6, 2019

    By SwordInTheLight
    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
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Lifes_ ErRoR
    This app is great to use, but for some reason it has a LOT of glitches. Like not allowing me to backspace, moving my mouse to the last point saved, and more. I have to constantly keep uninstalling the app just to get ride of it, closing the app and restarting my phone does not help.
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  • Spellcheck...Really? Dec 13, 2019

    By JPren09
    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.
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  • Apr 8, 2021

    By Itz Jxn3
    This app is really good most of the time however I keep having a constant issue where when I submit a document from this app (which is linked to Google classroom) it won't all me to edit it again if I unsubmit that same document to edit it. Please help as I would be eternally grateful!!!
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By EM K
    Maybe this app works great for other but for me personally its becoming a pain. For example. When I use it to write a resume, and try to open it in Word etc. it ALWAYS screws my formatting. Sometimes changes are not too big but other times its just not worth it. Is anyone else having issues when trying to use it with other software when saving as a Word or PDF file?
    more
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By JACK RUSSELL
    Google should be trying to make a light version of this app and some others to avoid clogging up phone memory and resources. I am not sure why Chrome cannot be made to handle some of these office features while connected online.
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Victor Solis
    As of Apr 12, 2021, each time I create a new Doc, after typing a few words, a new error appears in a red block at the bottom of the screen: "Can't save changes because you can't create files using this account. To avoid losing work, copy any changes you've made." Yet, my changes are saved when I exit the file normally. App seems to conflict when I turn on external Bluetooth keyboard. Same error appears when I create a new Doc in G.Drive. No solution found in G.Forums.
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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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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Dan P
    when trying to do layouts with multiple images this app completely fails. Images will end up on different pages and completely messes up formatting. Microsoft did a better guys and that was years ago- get it together.
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Paula B
    Crashes, lags, unresponsive. A waste of time! I'm unsure why anybody uses Google Docs. Every time i work on a document it crashes or becomes unresponsive and I need to refresh. It often deletes work. It's totally unreliable. I'll stick with MS Word!
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By ayesha hassan
    Too many bugs, i've spent my two days on writing an important document and after saveing it when i opened it, all document was changed some lines were bold, some were italic and some lines were removed, doesn't working well and the copy paste option also wasn't working.
    more
  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Kaitlyn Calderon
    Hey Google my google doc is acting weird the words keep going outside of the page. I've tried fixing/changing the format and the page set. Everything still is the same. It's like the words are zoomed in on the page its self. What is happening?
    more
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Alok Bhoi
    I am unable to choose templates after this update. Everytime I click on the plus sign it automatically opens a blank document by default and there is no option to choose any other template. Fix this problem ASAP. or if anyone knows how to fix it please help me
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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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