One notch above worthless... 1/5
By Jared V.
I have Pages on my iPhone, iPad, and access it online through iCloud.com. Working on a document between devices CANNOT BE DONE. Collaborating with others CANNOT BE DONE. Why? Because the formatting of the document and everything is DIFFERENT between all of the devices. Adding to the fun is when you convert to pdf, Word, or another file format because in most cases the document appears different than what you see on your screen. It’s not a problem of incompatible or missing fonts or anything like that. I’ve tried everything and researched the problem. It is a known problem for all users. Apple fix this blasted app or pull it out of the Appstore!
Keeps getting stuck 1/5
Since using this ap on my brand new iPad, the ap keeps freezing and I have to delete it and down load it again. This happens 1-3 times a week now. Please, what is going on? Can you fix it?
I’ve never had to write a bad review until now 2/5
I got my iPad Pro for Christmas, and I’ve decided to use pages for school. There seems to be a ton of limitations when i outline. When i want to go from A to I. I click enter but it simply cancels the outline and does not allow me to return to a more general point. Pls fix.
LUV IT! 4/5
I dont get what people are saying! I LUV pages it works well on iOS too! I totally recommend it!
Update made it not use able 1/5
This recent up that made the app unusable. Can’t open files or rename them!! Get it together!!
This app is terrible. I uploaded multiple documents that I needed to fill information in. It will not let me use the drawing feature unless I have the lame Apple Pencil which is a HUGE waste of money. I can’t even type anything in the boxes I need to add text to. Horrible design. Apple is trash.
Its good but one major problem!!!!!!! 1/5
Not gonna lie, the app is great I have it on my phone but, on my iPad mini I tried to download it but it tells me, the app is not capable with the iPad. I tried everything. I restarted my iPad, didn't work. My iPad and phone are connected so I tried deleting the app and downloading it again on my phone, didn't work. I have no clue what else to do!
I hate it 2/5
By hrbktbivjiijih fve
It won’t let me do anything I wanted to do oh and also the stuff that I don’t even make you do and it’s extremely weird also I’m trying to make a file but it won’t let me it won’t let me type either at the right size, I wanted to
Cannot add captions to the photos. 5/5
By Htin Aung Linn
It says ,”Type to enter a caption”. But I can’t do that at all.
Latest IOS , iPad Pro 10.5”
Not available on this iPad 1/5
Shame on Apple for not supporting their customers, I spent a fortune for this iPad and now I have to spend another fortune to keep using it. Screw you.
Wake me up when you make this app work 2/5
I used it once with ease and was very impressed. So handy to revise and rework files from my phone. Now it is stuck on the search documents page. The plus in the to right hand corner does not work. I deleted and reloaded the app and it opened with the start page, but every command I attempted met with an error message. Soooo disappointed!
It Doesn’t Even Work 1/5
When you open an app, you expect to start using it. Not Pages. It doesn’t do anything except give you a search option. It asks if you want to set up iCloud storage, which you can’t do, and that’s it. Nothing else. I needed to write a document and there was no way to start a new document or anything. What a useless piece of garbage.
what have you done to pages on Mac?? 1/5
I used pages for most of my writings, but after one of the latest updates, something changed and for some reason, this software became so unfriendly for the user...
let’s begin with the fact that it’s no longer an actual application, when you press on the “pages” icon, merely a regular window is opens
(like same window as “finder”) you can start a new project or work on a previous one however, if you want to open a new page, or start another project, you’ll have to shut down the whole program and then reopen it. maybe there is a way, but the software is so unfriendly for the user... when i first start using it it seemed so easy and simple... now it’s so called looks more “ professional” and minimal, but so annoying
and hard to use .... i already downloaded Word.
I Love Pages 5/5
I use pages for most of my typing projects and have been for many years. It works amazingly well on my iPad and iPhone. I am able to transfer my items from pages to word and other formats. I love pages.
Not too shabby 4/5
By Momo is an alien duck!
So, I’m using this app for my writing (as are a lot of other people) but there are a few things I’d love to see added. My story uses a LOT of italics and bold text, so if those were added I’d be very happy.
I like it 5/5
Not sure why so many reviews are whining about problems (user errors?), because I have found no real obstacles in using this on my iPad Pro. I use the word processing templates almost everyday. And the design functions in the more complicated templates work quite well. I design and publish B2B products for clients - brochures, newsletters, flyers, etc - and Pages is an easy-to-use professional level tool.
What Pages From Apple 5/5
By Anders Chin
Because Apple Has Pages Have Enegry Have Room Have Fun.
Worth the download 4/5
By Cat And Kids Lover
𝐼 use Pages for pretty much everything because it’s fast, fun, and easy to share. This app has lots of cool features and one of my favorite is how Pages gives you the ability to submit your books to Apple Books! It’s super easy-just one click- AND it’s completely free!
However, even though I do really like this app it has room for improvements. Pages lacks a variety of fonts and templates. For someone who constantly uses tons of different fonts, it’s sad to only see a few boring fonts. The templates pages offers are ok, but very basic. I don’t really care that much because you can get creative with the shapes but it won’t be amazing with more templates to save me time.
It’s okay... 3/5
By 💜The unicorn💜
I want more tools for coloring.The tools should be big so I can cover a lot of area...I don’t like the other tools.Kinda hard to use...
But besides that it’s good!!
The Problem Is 5/5
You must be doing something wrong...because I can do finely on my iPad and phone...watch videos it will help I my helped me...the bugs need to be updated..but I think after all the app is fine!!! It’s ok about your review about this app...it’s all your opinion!! And I respect that!! But please don’t say that the app is stupid or not working...your probably not using it correctly...watch videos!! It helped me! It must help you!! If not...then you probably didn’t pick the right videos to watch...they are probably not saying it correctly to you..so take my word and try what I said..If it doesn’t work try asking friends...I don’t have anything else to offer....good day...or good night....or good morning....................……….!
It Froze & I can’t unfreeze it 2/5
I have used this app a lot, but today it froze up and there no way I can fix it!
Documents lock up in pages for iPad 4/5
By Diane in Jeffco
If I leave the app with a document open when I return it’s locked up. This didn’t happen this way before. Do I have too man6 documents? Please fix this. I use it all the time.
How It Is Worse 1/5
I have been using pages since iPad 1, and it has been getting more difficult to use, and less intuitive. I will not get into all the ways that it has worsened since then, but I will mention a few very annoying changes and bugs in this version.
The file system does not properly sort by date. If there are files and folders in the same folder, the files will sort by date, but the folders are all pushed to the bottom in alphabetical order (at least if you have lots of files and folders). If you have many files and folders, this makes things VERY difficult. If there is a file that has been modified in a folder, then the folder contents have been modified, and the “date modified” should be updated similar to how file arrangement works on all computers.
The first time you use pages “recents” tab will not show any files at all until you quit the app and restart it.
The file system is less intuitive in every way. I understand that the developers are trying to make pages use iCloud drive in a more visible way, but why? It used to work very well with iCloud without imposing all the extra steps to get to your Pages files. Why couldn’t the functionality of sharing files between apps using iCloud have been added without adding all the extra steps? Couldn’t they have defaulted to the Pages folder?
Why would Apple go away from the visual approach with folders? Pages used to have a visual representation of a folder that allowed you to see a preview of the first many files in the folder. This allowed you to see what was in there at a glance without opening the folder. I found this very useful. Also, when you tapped on the folder the screen split—showing the contents of the folder without the need to leave the page. Not so any more. They have now “improved” to huge blue folder images that when tapped take you to a new view to show the folder contents. This “improvement” has been around on computers for decades, and makes absolutely no sense on a touchscreen tablet.
The “Recents” tab only shows files opened in the last two days! Why not the last 30 days?? Who needs a special view for displaying files modified only in the last 2 days?
So if you have not updated, don’t! Not if you do not want to be frustrated by a far less user-friendly app. Apple has moved away from the original goal of making apps intuitive for the touch concept, and is regressing to a far less intuitive PC oriented model. I hope that someone will see the degradation of this app and create a dynamic alternative for all kinds of document processing. If Apple keeps up this pace, it won’t take long for them to “improve” this app until it is completely useless.
Opening new document 2/5
I have not had many issues with the app at all. In fact it has been pretty consistent for me in the brief time I have used it until recently. When I go to open a new document it will give me some kind of error and say that it cant communicate with the servers, please try again later. I then close the app and randomly hours later open to retry and sometimes it will have like 15 blank documents just sitting there but will not open them so I close the app and open it for them to still be there but still can not open, but I still have to go through and delete them or they will just sit there taking up space unable to open. This has been going on for about a week or so now and I can’t use this app to create documents. Kind of a bummer because I enjoyed how easy it was to use.
Excellent and user friendly 5/5
By Baseball's Dr Longball
Currently using Pages to write another book. I’ve used Word Doc and many other interfaces to write other books, and they’re very good, but Pages is so intuitive and seamless, I no longer feel as if that great idea or poignant sentence is going to get lost somewhere in space because I’ve been distracted by an annoying formatting issue. Doesn’t happen here. Pages gets a bonus too because you can publish directly to iBooks for the world to consume with the click of a button. How rad is that? It’s rad-e-cool!
Not great 1/5
By the firstlady
I use this app to save documents for work and cannot access them in the app, you cannot click on them. The only thing I can do is email them. Not helpful at all.
Some simple fixes to solve frustrating issues 3/5
I use pages on my phone a lot. Why? Because it’s always with me, it’s synced to my Mac, and it fits in my pocket. Any time I have a thought, my phone is there to jot it down, or dive on in as the situation allows.
Few things that are immediately
First, no double-tap, triple-tap. No double-tap to select a word? Seriously?!? How daft is that? I can do it here, in this comment box, and in my message app, but not in a word processing app? And triple-tap for a sentence or paragraph.
The other is the keypad. At least for the Plus size. Can’t you squeeze in a punctuation key, one that you can hold and select the correct punctuation rather than having to toggle back and forth from screen to screen for every freaking coma, period, question mark... I can do it with thîs, or thiš, èvëñ thįś. I can count on one hand the number of times I use in a month. Yet, it can’t be done for punctuation?
I know you clever designers & programmers can manage it. Please do!
Once you place an image, text box, a simple, on object way to lock/unlock its position and angle. Also, altering the symbols that will alter the angle vs size of the image, this isn’t something I need to do often, but too often I actually change the angle when attempting to resize - frustrating.
Do you have a place for suggestions? Do you want people to let you know what’s working and what isn’t? Is an app review the best place? I couldn’t find one, how much effort should be required for feedback one would hope you are seeking.
Sorry, but these things are usually written after struggling with what feels like basic issues. There’s more, but these are the ones that currently come to mind.
It was working fine but now..... 3/5
By Aly Bobally❤️❤️❤️❤️
It won’t let me open the app anymore!! It says that, “This app is no longer shared with you.” To use it, you must buy it from the AppStore. It’s making me mad and usually all of the apple apps work! I just tried keynote too and it does the same thing! Please help me fix this!! Thank you Apple:) also I’m not sure if you made garage band but that’s not working either!
Update Issue 3/5
By Sin Bros. Inc.
Is the update not available for iPhone 5C because I haven't seen an update notice in over a year? It's effecting my documents because I am unable to download them onto my device.
Google docs is way better... 1/5
If you want to write well, then get Google docs!
By Renee Crawford
Pages will no longer allow me to open files on my tablet; I get an error message stating that I need to update Pages to open this file. However, when I go to the App Store, no update for pages is available. I use Pages a LOT in my writing, but that is looking like a poor choice.
Please fix this glitch.
Not recommended, tons of bugs 2/5
The main, and almost the only reason that I use pages is because it doesn’t require a subscription and is made specifically for the use of the Apple Pencil. I love to draw, and I saw this as a great opportunity to expand my love of art. But the thing is that there are a lot of tedious bugs that I stumble upon quite often. Such as...
*Tool not staying up with the Pencil
* Extremely laggy
* a couple of crashes
*impossible for me to use the fill tool
*it won’t let you save to photos
I know that the fill tool might be an issue with the app itself, but I also know that the lag and crashes are a part of it, too. I just got this iPad (Apple IPad 6 generation) three days ago so it isn’t a problem from the storage.
I hope that you consider fixing these bugs!
(I bet everyone else will too, unless it is just an issue with mine)
Pretty Bad Compared to Google Docs 2/5
Pages is pretty bad. I’ll use it on my iPad Pro and Mac simultaneously, however docs do not update instaneously which means that if I make an edit on my iPad and then make an edit on my computer, some of the changes wont be saved and the document will crash. Furthermore, ill download PDFs on my IPad but I cant store PDFs in certain ICloud folders such as “Pages”. So bogus.
Unforgivably bad typographic controls! 1/5
As a former graphic designer who used PageMaker, InDesign and even Pages professionally on the Mac for many years, I was shocked when I downloaded Pages to my iPad for the very first time and saw how simple-minded its typographic controls are. Line-spacing, to mention an obvious example, can only be adjusted in 0.25-line increments, which is practically useless to anyone who knows anything at all about typography. Even TextEdit, the simplest of all basic word processors, can adjust line-spacing by tenths.
Meanwhile, there are no tracking adjustments at all. Even Bean, another simple word processing app that offers better typographic adjustments than TextEdit, includes finely-calibrated tracking adjustments. These two features, tracking and line spacing, are absolutely basic essentials for any “desktop publishing” app worthy of the name. Pages for iPad gets a big “FAIL!” for these unforgivable omissions. It is nothing more than a basic word processor with a few fancy templates thrown in.
I won’t get into the extremely mediocre font selection, or the lack of another feature as basic as default document layout and font parameters that are automatically applied to all new basic documents. I could write a book about how anemic and inadequate Pages for iPad truly is, but I won’t.
Keeps deleting 1/5
About every month I will open the app and it will have deleted all the local copies of the documents. It’s frustrating to have to download each one for no reason.
Very useful for writing my notes to study for my exams. I love it, idk why everyone is complaining :(
Amazing App 3/5
I hands down love this!! It is so fun and interesting to use. I enjoy this app, and think there should be more apps like this one.
Not too bad 3/5
It’s hard to draw on it but I like how you can do anime and stuff very good artist
Keeps freezing 1/5
I really don’t like this program, but I have been using it since I got my first Mac desktop back in 2010, and have a long list of documents, that I use on a regular basis.
There are many limitations, to this program, which wasn’t too much of an issue, until recently, when I was doing documents, that I wanted to edit, for publlication.
I’ve seen Pages referred to as “desktop publishing”. THAT it is NOT!!! I have done desktop publishing and this is definitely not “desktop publishing”. It has it’s own defaults, for page format, and it is not possible to set my own default. Therefore, EVERY time I open a new document, I have to go change the document to my preferred settings. :(. It is also not easy to add and edit graphics in pages, or adjust spacing, of elements on the page, using drag and drop.
But the most frustrating thing about Pages, is that in the past six months, it keeps freezing. At first it was once every week or so. Then it went to almost daily. However, lately, it has been multiple times a day. It happens after I have worked on a document, left the program and come back to close it and open a different document. The only way to get it to work, is to shut the iPad down and wait for it to reboot. VERY FRUSTRATING.
I have mentioned it to several Apple tech support people, who say they don’t know how to help me with it. One even said he hadn’t ever heard of it happening.
If I didn’t have so many documents on Pages, I would delete it and start over with another app. I really don’t want to have to get another app and have to go back and forth between two apps for my documents. :(. If I could give it zero stars I would.
Great app 4/5
Don’t get me wrong I have no complaints but sorry can’t give ya five stars.
I like Pages and use it mainly for recipes but wish there was any easy way to organize them into folders.
Bring back the option of “Use Pencil to select and scroll” 2/5
I don’t need to annotate with Pencil every time, but I’d like to use it as a stylus, to select and scroll documents instead of using fingertip. Bring that option back, please.
Broken by ios 12. I was contacted by Apple. Still broken over a month later. Probably specifically broken for ipad mini's to force people to buy new devices. For some reason Pages is always the first app broken by ios updates. I just bought my brand new ipad, so I guess for the next few years I'm stuck using Evernote and then copying and pasting it to Pages.
Apple used to be so easy 1/5
I’m trying to transition to my iPad for my business. However it appears Apple can’t handle the task of making user friendly software.
It used to be so easy and intuitive. And the help tab is absolutely no help at all
By Bromato chip
Amazing! I like it sooooooooo much. I am writing books and it let’s me publish them. So many font styles. And so much else. I would like a kind of like shaky, scary but weirdish font to be added for the voices of dragons. But it is awesome!
It’s crashed over a month now after the new update . 1/5
It’s crashed over a month now after the new update . Still no fix . What a horrible customer service.
Cant change text size on iPhone. 1/5
I still cant find a way to change the size of the text on iPhone.... this is terrible. I miss Steve Jobs.
The entire app drops in the middle of writing 2/5
By Amanda Bromwich
This is beyond unacceptable for a writing app that real writers use! Foe over an hour at a time it will tell you that it cannot connect to iCloud...come on, you got to be kidding me!!!