|Productivity||Free||Google LLC||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
* Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
* Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
* Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents
* Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
* Add and respond to comments
* Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
* Protect your documents with a 4-digit passcode
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.
Ive been writing in Notes on the IPhone for a few years now and that horrible moment when your phone deletes something you worked so hard on. After that scare and horrible experience and loss of productivity I looked for something different. Google docs is awesome, easier to use and keep organized. Still exploring and experimenting but it’s definitely a set up from notes!
Very handy, my only complaint is that you can’t stay within a file after selecting a document - it just takes you back to your most recents. It’s a bit tedious for a writer like me, who has seventeen files and sub files!
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This is a great way to use google docs on your phone! For the time that I have had it it’s done just fine! It’s a little frustrating on a smaller screen, but I have a se. In the end it’s good ol’ google docs.
They have what you need!!
I believe this app is one of the best I’ve ever used, but I have only used others like Microsoft word. Speaking for myself this app could use a better automatic correction system.
I love how you can automatically access your docs from any device. Exactly what I wanted.
I love how it is easy to use, accessible anytime and helpful in getting things done!!!
It’s so nice to have free access to my documents everywhere I go! I can access my documents on my phone, laptop, iPad, at work, at home, on my vacation or whenever and wherever I am. Ah! The joys of living in the 21st century!