Desktop Not same as iPad 4/5
For the most part, very solid. I’ve been using this instead of Excel. However, some thing don’t work the same on the desktop as on the iPad. Major one: on the iPad, with checkboxes, I can put in a function that returns true/false and sets the checkbox for that cell. This doesn’t work on the desktop. The desktop accepts a table set this way, and if you cut & paste formulas, it’s OK. If you try to cut & paste values, the checkboxes change to text true/false.
Great app 4/5
Great app but needs updating as the screen freezes quite frequently which is very annoying shutting down and re-starting!
App freezing after I use I tunes. I re boot my I pad and it always works but unsure of the connection between the apps. Have used numbers for several years and find it intuitive and useful.
Great now . the files open . Easy and simple to use
Numbers is a great app. I love using it but maybe you could improve it a little more in the infographic category.
I thought this was the BEST it helped a lot with my work and got an A+ please make more stuff like this in the future
Works fine; don’t like the paradigm shift 1/5
By Quod Erat Demonstrandum
I need a lightweight spreadsheet program for calculations that calculator cannot handle. It does the job, with some annoyances. It is very easy to wreck a spreadsheet. I would give it 3-4 stars, because there is room for improvement.
However, I hate the general Numbers paradigm shift. I mean the input modes, having to switch between numbers, text, formulas, and functions. I just want to type the formula in the cell, but I could not figure out how to do it. It takes my input as text regardless of what I do. Also, I have to double click in order to see the formula in the formula bar. The formula is also a mix of the said modes. Not a plain text formula. I cannot simply copy it and paste it somewhere else. All this is very weird and inefficient. That was almost a non-starter for me. However, because the spreadsheets I create are relatively small, the paradigm shift does not affect me too much.
Borders not working like they used to 3/5
By NYC piano teacher
What’s going on with the borders? I select a group of cells and go to change the borders and nothing happens. I’ve been using this app for years, and it gets frustrating when things stop working! Please fix.
More forced crap 1/5
Didn’t ask for it, don’t want it, can’t delete it. It’s the removal of free will or personal choice and control that Apple takes away from you that is the reason that I much prefer Android products. Why do I have this phone ? It was free to me and it’s what my company dictates we use.
Used to be great 3/5
Every time I try to add a + after a number in the blank basic spread sheet and hit enter the + disappears. I can’t even put + in front of the number. I have to add to++ for it to stay. Please fix this!
Will not save the column sort
App. No longer supported and works on older devices 1/5
By JT Smith
Not only so I am unable to open any of my files.
Numbers new version 1/5
The borders app no longer works properly. When you try add a border it shows the border line which then disappears when you try to apply it. Please restore previous version of birders.
Terrible app 1/5
This app has a lot of crashes and glitches, very annoying when using it to work.
Something wrong 1/5
It’s won’t open templates as error as it say: Couldn’t communication with a helper application. “Blank” can’t be opened right now. Numbers couldn’t read the file.
An Everyday Staple 5/5
Switched from using Excel years ago to Numbers. Never have any problems with Numbers. The iOS and MacOS version are solid.
SHUT OFF PAINT BRUSH 1/5
By michael c mcg
SHUT OFF PAINT BRUSH paint brush dominates every move you make.. can’t shut it off..
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!