Apple needs to focus on the basics. Something has broken in one of the latest updates that is corrupting my spreadsheets. Cells that use to have formulas were replaced with values. I didn’t notice at first but then realized that they weren’t updating when I changed values in other cells that should have updated them.
If you can’t trust the spreadsheet to do it’s basic function it is useless no matter how pretty it looks!
Ok but Excel has it beat. 3/5
I’m a avid Apple fan, but Numbers is inferior to Excel. The app is getting better with each update. iCloud works great which is why I’ve stuck with it. This is the app I’ve used to balance my checkbook for years.
Cloud sync not consistent 2/5
By d dubb
Some days, the app works well. Other days, the documents don’t load/ download and I just stare at a spinning white circle.
Fellow developer 5/5
By another iOS developer
We all know you just pulled the chart source code from github
App is crap 1/5
I can’t access any of my files and one of them has been waiting to download for the last 3 days...getting fed up with the problem. I think 3 days trying to download is long enough.
Difficult to edit 2/5
By Mike in WA State
5+ years ago this app was Excellent. However since it has become bloated with “functionality” and very cumbersome to edit. Sadly, same thing can be said of Numbers which ain’t any better.
Why they just can’t leave it alone is beyond me.
Reviews a year old—what good is That?? 1/5
By Enough with the political ads!
Unless the reported issues in a review are still current—and if they languish that long, why have they not been fixed—why display old reviews? Step up and play ball!
My Favorite Spreadsheet 5/5
By I like to calculate
This app keeps getting better. Has many somewhat hidden features like ability to enter data one row at a time by adding a new “Form”.
Great utility if one takes a little time to discover all the cool features.
Can’t open the files when needed. I refresh , turn on and off ,also I delete and reinstall. Terrible time with this app. Great when working but you can wait 2 hours before getting a file open. 3 years of frustrations
Great Value for Money 5/5
While Number may not meet the need for true power users I find it easier to use more intuitive and in many ways more flexible and capable that Excel for 90% of the things I need to do.... And better more it’s FREE for registered users.
First Use - Easy to use 5/5
I never had the occasion to use Numbers before. While traveling on a girls trip I needed a spreadsheet to keep track of our expenses. Numbers was exactly what we needed. I look forward to using it more now.
Unnecessarily Needs Internet Connection 1/5
Why does it need wi-fi...
Update / New Feature Nags an annoyance 2/5
App still nags to relentlessly to update when an update is available... please allow us to turn this off.
I Love It, I Absolutely Love It!! 5/5
I grew up with Excel, so Numbers was neat but not nearly as powerful as Excel. With the this latest Update, Numbers is quickly catching up.
Pluses: Numbers can automatically update each day’s Stock data. I don’t think Excel can do that yet.
Next challenge: Excel can write little batch files to automatically grab data from several files/databases massage it, and create a report. It would be good when Numbers can do that.
Thing I love most: Numbers in the iCloud looks & operates the same from Windows 10, iPad & iPhone. Awesome!!
Review + Needs 4/5
I think it’s a great app. It’s very easy to use and has great options- specially with the new updates.
Although, I would like to be able to control the color of my pie charts. Yes, there are options for this but you can only change your chart to the colors they already have and cannot use your own colors. That’s a bit bothering since pie charts that are divided into eighths or so repeat colors.
Thank you very much.
BUG: Major features not working properly 3/5
Final version 5.1
You can finally add a trend line but unfortunately there is a glitch. No matter what you do, the equation of the line will be zero (y=0). The R squared value is shown and it’s correct
CORRECTION: if one axis have very small numbers (like scientific numbers <= E-5), it will count them as zero. There’s no way to manipulate the significant figures in the spreadsheet or the chart itself
Works for what I need it to do 5/5
I made a budgeting table in excel on my laptop. Then i Emailed it to myself and pulled it up on my phone using Numbers so I could input my payments into my budget on the go. Honestly it works just fine for this. Really helps me financially. A little confusing trying to figure out those “typical” excel functions in Numbers (border, color change, font change, etc), but I’ve gotten used to it. I’m happy this app exists :)
On the path to greatness 5/5
By James L. Bond
With the last release, Apple added several key features that finally make Numbers world class, and on iOS, a desktop replacement app. In my opinion, Numbers is the best spreadsheet because of its flexibility to create compelling, clear documents. In short, Numbers goes beyond the “excel grid.”
I look forward to seeing what is next: use of camera as input? Pivot tables? More sophisticated analysis and design tools? Whatever the iWork team has in store for us, I’m happy Apple is investing in these apps. They are very important to those of us who work at companies where communication and good design matter.
By Ms. fef
I know I am only 10 but it is kinda boring. Okay. REALLY BORING!
In my opinion, this app has no uses. I would go on but that is how boring Numbers is.
I’d kill for MINIFS and formulas in CF 4/5
It’s amazing how robust this app is, given that it works on a phone. The recent updates are nice; the text options are pretty, and I appreciate how a couple of months ago Apple fixed a glitch I was experiencing where the contents of my pop up menus would get deleted any time I edited them.
There are two functions I very regularly miss in Numbers compared to options I get with Excel: a function like MINIF or MINIFS, and the ability to make conditional formatting work based on a formula rather than just Apple’s predetermined options. The lack of a formula option also prevents the ability to format a cell based on the contents of another cell.
Bonus points if there could be an option that let me hide non-editable fields in a form.
Perfect for what I need 5/5
Numbers provides exactly what I need and allows me to perform the spreadsheet functions effectively on both my iPad and iPhone. iCloud for numbers keeps my data perfectly aligned between devices. Can’t recommend this app enough! Well done Apple!
Greatly improved accuracy?? 1/5
Are you saying that a program called “Numbers” was previously inaccurate? Seriously? Greatly improved accuracy vs. what level of “kinda accurate” was Numbers before?
Format multiple non adjacent cells. 2/5
Please, please update numbers so we can select multiple select non contiguous cells.
When we want to change the format of more than one non adjacent cells is imposible do do it in iOS. I have to do it one by one or use numbers in Mac.
God awful 1/5
By Chunky Ducks
I’ve worked for Apple and At&t for years and have mastered anything and everything that involves tech. Normally, I can figure anything out within minutes if not seconds. For two hours straight I stubbornly put my entire heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears into trying to work this knock off Excel and did not learn a single thing. I never thought for as long as I lived that I would miss Microsoft Excel, but I did. This was a pivotal moment in my life and one that changed the course and trajectory of my future, forever. I am now a 27 year old man with a beard who now is in the process to be adopted by a nice Amish family so that I may peacefully live out the rest of my days churning butter and never have this app trigger my newly-formed PTSD ever again.
Super buena esta app 5/5
Me ayuda a tenerlo todo en orden y es muy facil de entender el app
BEST IDEA EVER! 5/5
By Apple iPhone Customer!
Apple seems to get better every year! Numbers makes it so convenient for everyday planning. Forever Proud Customer!!
By local guider stick
Way to go apple! Numbers puts Microsoft excel to shame no question. Easy to use and very cool allowing u to quickly and easily make professional looking docs and graphs and just about anything! Basically u can write ur own software and make yourself virtually anything with numbers and math and graphs and templates u ca save! Cool! Highly recommend. Easiest spreadsheet app I’ve ever used
Auto switched to something that made what I was trying to do useless. 1/5
By heheheGrim Reaper
Was trying to write birthday in column one, but wouldn’t let me type. I might delete the app.
Horrible interface 2/5
There’s no menu items on these apps. It is not intuitive at all.
Good app but 1/5
This app is good but every time I set font to be 17 as soon as I hit return to go to next line the font switches back to 11. If you could help me make this stop you’d get 5 stars but till then it’s a 3. I’m using iPad Pro. Getting irritated cause there’s ZERO help for this 2 days still can’t figure it out.
By Wild Terky
This app is wonderful I enjoy everything bout it, except for the zoom it’s set to default 100% and you can’t zoom out at all making any large chart useless in turn making the app useless. If it had a similar zoom and page layout setting to “pages” it would be the best chart app out there.
Help with the = input keyboard 1/5
By piXie 2 B
How do you get the numbered keyboard when inputting data under the = sign. I need to add as I go and I have to fight through my abc keyboard.
App does not let me collaborate with others. Not sure what the issue is. Have been working on this issue with apple support for more then 2 weeks. Such a bummer.
Sad show 1/5
Load the app, wait.....wait some more....wait even more....app is hung. Quit app, reload app, hangs. Reboot phone, load app, wait for it to crash, reload one last time to finally get to a single spreadsheet. I would be ashamed as a developer to have my name anywhere near such a poorly made app.
Sum doesn’t work no matter what I do 1/5
What about Fill? 1/5
I can no longer use fill on an iOS. Where is it?
Finally a Pivot Table Equivalent - Excel Expert 5/5
I’ve only dabbled with Numbers, but I like what I see and the experience using it is refreshing.
I’ve been an exclusive Mac user since 1993 and an Excel expert for nearly that long. The largest missing capability in Numbers that prevented me from making a serious transition is the lack of a comparable feature to Excel’s Pivot Tables. This is critical for data analytics.
Yes, I know I can create close approximations using formulas, etc., but none of those options are as fast pulling a data into a pivot table for analysis.
Well to my surprise, today when I snooped around the App Store I noticed that with the recent update a Smart Categories feature was added and it sure looks and smalls a lot like a Pivot Table Solution.
I will need to play around with it a bit, but now it appears I can finally begin my transition away from MS Office.
Great job Apple!
So bad 1/5
For a supposedly world class corporation, this wretched software is just so bad I cannot put it into words. It fails at the simplest spreadsheet basics.
Apps no good 1/5
This is the 3rd time the app has deleted all my data this is crazy
New User 5/5
I am new to the world of Apple specific software, such as “Pages”, “Numbers”, and such. But, after deciding that Microsoft office was no longer a yearly expense we needed, we tried it all out. While some of the features were unfamiliar and seemed odd to an excel user, they quickly became user friendly and very simple. The biggest satisfaction that could be had from especially the “Numbers” app, is the ease of collaboration! That alone is worth the switch to Apple’s productivity software! Even after whatever update people are complaining about, this spreadsheet application is an amazing replacement for that other stuff. Thank you so much for your efforts!
So Lame that I can't use this on my iPad 1/5
Makes me want to stop buying apple products. 👎
“Recent Files” Useless 1/5
I like Numbers well enough (meh), but it has one huge annoyance that hits me in the face every time I open it.
Why does it display in “Recent Files” any file ever touched on any of my iOS devices and Macs even if it has nothing to do with Numbers? Recent files shows text files, Markdown files, code files, and all sorts of things that I will never want to open in Numbers. When it does this, all the actual Numbers spreadsheets that I open ALL THE TIME and want to have quick access to disappear from “Recent Files” and I have to go digging to find them every time.
Please fix it so “Recent Files” actually only shows recent Numbers documents. If I want to import a text file, I’ll go find it myself. Rarely do I ever want that, but I want to open Numbers files every time I use the app.
Updated is not better! 1/5
Latest update causes Numbers to lock-up while editing a spreadsheet that is password protected. To correct problem, I have to exit out of App and re-open the spreadsheet to resume. This problem has not been corrected in several updates now.
Cannot get out of browse screen to create new 1/5
I am trying to convert as many tasks as I can to the iPad and have been mostly successful. The one area that would be most helpful is spreadsheets. Unfortunately Numbers continually fails to save my spreadsheets and when reopening the app, going to browse to find my spreadsheet, which isn’t there, there is no way to get out of that screen to create a new one. I have given up.
B Better w/ Apple Pencil connectivity 3/5
Title says it all.
Buena buena 😆💯
Did love...now frustrated 2/5
By Nonni love
I have used this app for probably a year or so and learned to love it. Now I keep getting a message that I need to download an update before using. When I click go now (to update), the App Store doesn't have an update option...only an "open" option. I click it, it takes me back to the app. I then get the same update message. HELP!!!!!
Most recent file disappears 4/5
When in files view, there are two buttons at bottom: ‘Recents’ and ‘Browse’. In version 5.0, in ‘Recents’ view, occasionally the most recent file disappears. The only way to open most recent file is to select ‘Browse’ view and navigate through folder tree. Very tedious. This used to work on previous version.
4/9/19 310p EDT
I updated to v5.01. The ‘Recents’ tab now shows all files (after I open them). The date and time shown under each file on the ‘Recents’ tab is not the ‘last modified date’. It appears to be the ‘last opened date’. It’s a bit confusing but it’s way better than not being able to see the files.
4/9/19 440p EDT
I like the fact that the ‘Recents’ tab uses the ‘last opened date’ for the files. This makes more sense than using ‘last modified date’. Please don’t change this.
4/15/19 505p EDT
There’s no way to leave comments for the Apple Files app, so I’ll leave the comments here in the Numbers app.
The latest version of the Apple Files app, on the iPhone X, no longer displays files on the ‘Recents’ tab according to ‘last viewed date’. It displays files according to ‘last modified date’. Apple, please change it back to ‘last viewed date’. This is very frustrating for file types such as pdf and jpg, because those file types are generally not modified when they are viewed, but you want them to be at the top of the list. That is how it was in previous versions of the Files app. Apple, please change it back.