Apple Functions a Bummer to Figure Out 2/5
By Way Bad!
Instructions are written in the usual Apple jargon, penetrable only to those who comprehend every nuance of Apple-speak. For example, to write a simple formula, one must begin with an equals sign (=). But the equals sign is not included in the list of symbols given for writing formulae. Instead, one must open the keyboard, click on the symbols available on the regular keyboard, find and press the equals sign. And so on.
NEEDS Dark Mode 3/5
Please, please for the love of… add Dark Mode to the iWork apps!
Also, adding/removing rows is honestly too many tabs. Please find a way to do that faster (without a keyboard shortcut). Thanks.
I love this BUT…. 3/5
By Captain B String
It keeps crashing on my iPad! Help!
Needs to be updated every year, mine is still stuck on 2020!
v11.1 Introduced Crashing on my iPad 2/5
Crashing consistently on my iPad Pro in v11.1 on iOS 14.7.1 when duplicating a sheet or copy/pasting a table, Which is exactly what I need to be doing at the moment. Once again the iOS version of an great iWork app is gimped beyond usefulness. I would expect more of my device and of this software.
Creating or moving groups a problem 3/5
I used a black blank template. An Apple tech support creative adviser confirms the app does not allow me to create a group (insert) between created groups. The tech also confirms that my iPad has the latest updates and the Numbers app I used is the most updated version. What actually happens, is the app seems to randomly choose the location of the newly created group (either below the last group or somewhere in between groups not chosen by me. The tech agreed that the app shouldn’t do that but would not confirm if that is “normal” for this app. The tech could not resolve this issue. I welcome any instructions on how to do this task for I’ve yet to learn how to do create an “inserted group” at a desired location. The best I can do is drag that group and move it to my desired location. I will change rating of this app as I learn its limits.
Podcast update is terrible *spotify* 1/5
Because Apple won’t let me leave a review of the podcast app under the actual app I am leaving it here.
It is horrible. I thought it would re-update because it was so bad but it didn’t.
When I delete an episode it stays in the list so I can’t get to what I want to listen to.
Also it is a little manipulative where you put the subscribe button. It would take a lot for me to pay for a podcast, and I don’t like feeling tricked. I will listen to ads.
Please fix this app ~ I feel like it was some passive aggressive update.
Again complete garbage 1/5
It’s like Apple hired a child on drugs to shovel this code around
Cannot enter formulas on iPad 1/5
The formula bar is covered at the bottom of the screen with no way to access it .. therefore I cannot enter the intended formula.
This is 5* all the way! 5/5
This is a great app! I can’t even explain
Keeps downloading 1/5
Keeps downloading after u delete the app . It gets in between my Home Screen and im un able to use my phone .
Great little app for everyday things 5/5
I love how simple it is! Easy to use and has the most useful templates!
The only thing i ask Apple is: can you add a debt pay off template pretty please? It would be so nice to see summarized debts, categorized whether it is an installment loan or a credit card, because they charge interest differently. I saw the Loan Comparison template, but it is not exactly what i am looking for. And to see the historic changes would be awesome, so we stay motivated to pay off our debts!
Update your OS if you have problems with this version 5/5
By 7/4 War Furor
UPDATE - Current version working properly after OS update to 14.6. Weird that no notification of the available upgrade was presented. Anyways, all is working correctly now.
Most updated version crashes on iOS 14.2.2 when trying to import an Excel spreadsheet or export a Number spreadsheet back to Excel. Apple should break existing functionality with updates. Sheesh.
App won’t open anymore!!!!! 3/5
I use this app daily to view my work schedule. As of two days ago, it won’t open. I deleted and redownloaded, still happening. Even tried on my boyfriend phone and it is going out on his. App stopped working!
Crashes every time I open something 1/5
Newest update is garbage
Months of work lost 1/5
I spent months happily importing excel sheets converting them to numbers and on my tablet and sending them back to my computer to use excel. Suddenly nothing that had started as an excel file will open. Working remotely means that much of this was not backed up as excel. The program just quits when I try to open a numbers file that had started as an excel file.
New updates crashes upon opening files 1/5
Reinstalling, hoping it’d fix the problem
I cannot believe this program. Half the documents I create later absolutely have bugs and will not open lost to me now. And nothing is ever done to improve it. I have no trust in any document I put in this. I am sure I will never be able to open it and see it again. App is a joke
Doesn’t have a lot of functionality 3/5
By Pasta pasta
There’s lots of missing functionality in the app, especially compared to excel. Even something as simple as negating the value of a cell is overly complicated. Wish there were ways to create macros, creating formulas is not intuitive, and I’m not even using this as a power user.
Numbers does not work with 14.6 ???? 1/5
How odd that Apple’s own apps are not updated to the current version 14.6. When will an update be released?
Saving files no longer saves to the last folder you were using! 1/5
Very irritated that I set my numbers folder to a current year folder and EVERYTIME since last update I save a spreadsheet from sheets it throws it into the main folder rather than the folder I have been using. It also switches from file view to icon view when it does that which I dislike.
I download the files to the cloud.
Then, a few days later- i have to re-download them. Why do i have to keep doing this again and again?
Does not add correctly / iCloud folder icon is gone and won’t come back 3/5
I tried many times to have columns add up to one Total cell. It would not add more than one row. I figured out a work around and had to sum up each row and then sum up that column. The app looks really nice though.
Also, the iCloud folder icon is gone and won’t come back, even after uninstalling. Apple support tried to walk me through it. The Numbers folder only creates an app/system folder on my phone and not in iCloud. The folder doesn’t even get re created. I deleted it many years ago and it won’t get re created. I can create it manually, but it doesn’t have the icon like Pages, Keynote, and other apps.
Never can connect online 1/5
Worse Apple app ever! Never connects online unless I uninstall and reinstall. Have to do this every other time I use it
6/2/21 - Still having same issues. Have to delete that app every few days for it to connect to icloud
Was great now ? 1/5
I used Numbers quite a bit six months ago then went to edit something and whoa! Was trying to figure out what happened. Some of the features are back with the latest update, but am not sure what needed improved it's like having to learn everything over again. My wife's phone still has the old version easy to use, because you have to go find wifi to download the Numbers and Pages updates. Should be some sort of option to download without wifi. Same goes for the phone updates. It's a pain to turn the hot spot on my daughter's to update my wife's phone and reverse the process for my daughters. Didn't have do that with android it asked if you wanted to use wifi or regular data. Apple must think everyone has landline wifi. We use cell phone data only for our personal internet use. The hot spots on the phones are it! It would be nice if it just had the amount of data and permission to download on cellular data and continue updating without having to do wifi on large updates. I don't want automatic updates, but just not having to have wifi when I decide to update. It's frustrating! Just updated to 11.01 phone is sluggish and can’t pull up my spreadsheets it stinks. Have gotten a few to open under recents but when I try to open under browse nothing happens just sits there. Thought I would try emailing them to open them the screen just goes white. So I just have to close it to get out of it. This is on a 6plus. Very disappointed. Is my company phone. Bought LG’s instead of IPhone’s for personal had 2 6’s for wife and daughter always having trouble after updates on apps or the phone eventually get things going, but it’s always a hassle. Stinks, the LG’s are working great and we’re a whole lot less money. Also was able to put a 64 gig card in for mor storage. Just got a 6S Plus to replace my 6 Plus I don’t use iCloud Drive there is no option to turn it off and store documents on your phone. I will not be using Numbers or Pages. I don’t like putting information on the web to store. I found out today many of my coworkers that have been iPhone fans are considering androids for the first time when upgrading their phones, because of privacy concerns. Just tried WPS office seems to work with storing documents on the phone guess I will see.
You guys just messed up! I just updated and now I can’t get my documents to open. They are even stored on my phone, I don’t use your cloud. Only way to read it is to email it to yourself, but then you can’t edit!
Can’t hide tabs 2/5
By Artsy Hipster
Seriously. You can’t hide tabs!! Amongst other things which don’t quite make this suitable as an excel replacement for serious work. Too bad.
Great product 5/5
By Oil tycoon California
Highly functional. Beautifully appearance. Many options.
Charts are abysmal 1/5
It’s nearly impossible to chart anything with this app. It’s unintuitive and terrible for trying to do anything with your data other than logging it.
Furious with Apple’s abandoning end user logic 1/5
By Serene Chaos
I just spent two days creating a highly detailed numbers chart on my iPhone with iOS 14. When I tried to open it from my 2014 MacBook that has Mojave, it said XML file missing. I googled and found that my MacBook has an older version of numbers that cannot open the spreadsheet. I went to download the current numbers version and it is not compatible with Mojave. I went back to my iPhone and now it won’t open there anymore either!! Then I went to iCloud.com on my Mac to open it from numbers there and now it is grayed out and unselectable. I have my reasons for not upgrading my Mac OS, and they are good ones. Two days of work LOST is the trigger to abandon Apple completely. Nothing I’ve told you isn’t what a normal, sane end user would need to do. Apple USED to anticipate end user use when designing things. They abandoned the “It Just Works” mindset long ago. This is one of their base applications included in their OS systems and I find it despicable that they refused to design new versions in a way to open old version of documents, at least in view mode so that I can copy the data and paste it into a new doc! I cant even open this doc anywhere to do that.
They ONLY reason to overlook such a COMMON and NECESSARY need is to try to force the user into upgrading to new OS’s and new devices. I switched to Apple years ago after hating the maintenance headaches of Windows. But this problem and Apple’s stringent behaviors AGAINST its own users crossed a line with me. I am going to go back to Windows where MICROSOFT actually builds in a way to open older versions of docs!!!!
Formulas not working fine 3/5
I love the app, but only ONE THING that BOTHERS me is that the formula is not accurate, for example for selecting a column and cell action, then “sum”. The I’d sum it up but the answer is not correct. And just frustates me. I’ve expected from this app to calculate accurately but no, it doesn’t. I still have to calculate. Hope you to something about this.
So far that’s just my concern. But overall, i like the app. Thank you
Very poor user experience 1/5
I’ve tried to use this app for years and am giving up now. It’s almost useless. It’s extremely difficult for me to find where developers have hidden basic functionality in the confusing set of menus and options. The organization makes no sense to me, which makes it impossible for me to find something twice running. The documentation is severely limited, missing searchable terms like “cell shading” and containing mostly information that’s fairly obvious. There’s nothing inventive or engaging in exchange for these negatives. Using this app is just a painful slog until I inevitably give up, switch to my laptop, and use Microsoft Excel.
Original Excel crashes upon starting 5/5
While using a last generation phone with plenty of space left, latest ios... The office app and Excel crashes even after updating them several times. I'm glad to have found this app that works, this is all I need: a working excel app. Thank you!
LOST ALL OF MY FILES AFTER UPDATING 1/5
I just lost all of my files I created with numbers after updating the app to the latest version, I have updated the app many times before and this never happened, but this time after updating, I have lost all of my files and lost the work of more than a year, Shame on you apple, From now, I can’t depend on your apps anymore because you failed in such a simple thing, I can’t believe I have lost all of my files.
It’s great 5/5
I don’t understand why there’s so much one star reviews. It’s a great app, better than excel, I tried both, and stick to this one
Cool 4 the Nerds. 3/5
You’ll only find this app useful if you are a nerd like me. Excel does everything better, but this is cool if you like technology.
too slow 1/5
I converted all my spreadsheets to google sheets. Numbers is just too slow!!!
love this app 2/5
best app for productivity words alphabetically but i need images to be attached with tables spreadsheets excel with its custom colors other than filled up with images
fit image in cells from spreadsheets
No longer syncs without reset 1/5
By Father Time Yo
Great app until a few months when it stopped syncing between devices. Now, devices need to be restarted for app to push info which I am unwilling to do. It has been several months since any update was offered and this app may be headed the way of the dodo. Too bad as it was an excellent tools for those of us that use spreadsheets. Hope it is easy to export info to a new spreadsheet app....
Ignore bad reviews! Free products bring bottom of the barrel customers. 5/5
This is the BEST mobile spreadsheet. All the iWork software is simply fantastic and unique in a world with office tools designed to crush creativity.
Just give me a spreadsheet app 3/5
This is much better than the skeuomorphic version from a long time ago, but some features are annoying. Namely, the fact that tables stay fixed to the edges, and the equation/cell data field needs to be a fixed box on the screen.
This app can’t decide if it’s a spreadsheet or word processing program as it shares many of the same features as Pages.
In its current iteration, you have to tap a cell, THEN wait for a keyboard icon to appear, THEN tap the keyboard button, THEN tap another button at the top right of the keyboard to toggle between an equation or text, THEN enter your data. The app should be smart enough to know whether I want to enter raw data or an equation. I should be able to double tap a cell to launch the keyboard and begin typing.
Magic Keyboard support lacking 1/5
When I spend a fortune on an Apple keyboard, I expect it to work with Apple iPad apps. I don’t know what has changed, but I can no longer use the tab key to move from cell to cell, nor can I use the arrow keys. Now if I want to move to the cell to the right, I have to touch the touchscreen. This app is no longer usable for me on iPad.
Not very good at all 1/5
Not an app that helps me
Update deleted my files. 1/5
Worst Ever 1/5
By Clearwater Phil
I just can’t believe that Apple claims ownership of this app. It is the least intuitive app I’ve ever used. It’s nearly impossible to figure out how to do nearly all the functions. Apple should never use Numbers and Excel in the same article! They are in no way similar.
USELESS APP 1/5
This application is incredibly useless. The interface looks good and it feels like you’re going to be able to easily edit your numbers document. But when you click on texts and try to edit or rewrite something, no bueno! You cannot edit or write text. So you if you like an app that lets you look at docs, you can look around, but don’t expect to make any real changes to anything.
export settings 2/5
By Longhorn inky
Please, Return export settings to there original settings. The new export settings is corrupting current reports when it didn’t before.
4th generation iPad 1/5
I have been using this app for years on a number of devices. For some reason it won’t transmit data onto the 4th generation iPad. And I am frustrated. The iCloud has been very transparent with sharing data among my six plus devices. The 4th generation goes into an infinite loop of waiting as the circle rotates and I don’t get the information presented.