Don’t bother 2/5
By Ggaammee rraatteerr
Notability is free and far less frustrating than trying to use this app with an apple pen
It’s a good app 4/5
I like the app but recently it has been super slow and laggy.
Stopped working after most recent update? 1/5
It’s not letting me open any of my notes, just loads
The poop 1/5
Bugs in app 3/5
I used pages and it was user friendly now when i draw or write something with ipad pencil and then i want to export it ,this erases and self edits more than half the contents
Your need 1/5
By track master D
Your guys need to make this word processor accessible where people can input pdf files into pages the easy and quick way. I will give this a one star. Fix's quick!!!
Also the apps freezes. Apple is a Multi billion dollar company and they can't fix's apple pages? I agree with the comment above, its buggy and needs to be fix. Please fix!!!
Fantastic Program 5/5
So I am not sure why pages gets so many bad reviews. This is a fantastic word processor program. It might not have all the “full desktop” features as Microsoft Office on PC has but the truth of the matter is few people need or would ever use all of the features Microsoft office has. Pages has worked near flawlessly. It is easy to find the features you need and navigate through the app. Very stable and looks good. This is all I use anymore for any kind of writing or longer notes that I have to write. I used to own a surface pro and used PC my whole life before coming to iPad and I can tell you I don’t miss Microsoft office at all. The only thing I wish pages had (and this would include Pages on Mac) is the ability to have both footnotes and endnotes on the same document. Being forced to select one or the other is annoying however in practical terms, writing papers in college only usually require one or the other.
Unable to search for key words in other languages. 2/5
It’s so inconvenient to try to locate a file and I can’t search for it by word. Specifically Japanese. No matter how much I try to search different words it doesn’t work. I hope there’s a fix for this.
Seizes up randomly 2/5
Imagine writing a book, getting deep into things, then having to halt everything because the app stops typing. Restart computer, continue work for 30-60 minutes before it stops you again. Surely there must be a better writing app?
I expect so much more from an apple product that has been the graphic designers best friend from Day 1. I’m a Diehard Apple fan, I never use anything else and consider all the competitors trash wannabes.
But Pages seems like something that was started and wasn’t finished. I understand it’s “free” with in app purchases and add in’s, it’s unstable and should not pretend to be anything other than a glorified very bad word program. It’s sad to see this company losing so much of its former glory by rushing out products that rely on a brand and logo with nothing behind it.
Nonfunctional bloatware 1/5
Doesn’t work at all even on the newest iPhones.
It’s very stupid
PLEASE PUT IN DARK MODE. 5/5
PLEASE PUT IN DARK MODE.
What’s the point? 1/5
All of the effort put into making a beautiful document…WASTED! You know I switched back to iOS in the past year. I spent several years on Android going through their growing pains. I kept hearing “glowing” complements about the Apple Watch, so I came back.
Honestly I feel like I have entered the Stone Age! So many things that I can no longer do, and I don’t get it! Steve Jobs would be ashamed at the obvious focus on a few “sensational” aspects [great watch integration, Apple Pay, MagSafe, etc], yet absolute neglect on a very basic level of allowing a word processor to integrate in the 21st Century !
The vast amount of people want an ability to have their P0P Socket or handle work with an invention as great as MagSafe, but I had to choose. In the meantime, MagSafe has lost its appeal with a large swath of iOS users.
Again, this app, it’s unrealistic when it doesn’t work with the REAL WORLD! Worse it is quirky and deleted my entry. So very sad to see it’s come to this, where countries have to sue sensibilities into a company over their wants of profit via a patented iOS charge port-just one more example. I really am disappointed to say after this I will be going back, and buying Android.
Worst app ever 2/5
It does automatic things I was in the middle of writing something and the words got GINORMOUS. I was so close to finishing my story up!!!!!!!!
Our document editor, though there are many others 3/5
For iPadOS this is tailored to be most efficient. Tried Google Docs and Microsoft Word *earnestly* hoping. But they’re clunky on mobile. (We use LibreOffice on laptop; no iPadOS.) Has reasonable abilities, can export to PDF or DOCX formats when needed. Flakey handling of, and availability of, templates. (See avery.com for free help!) Awkward on “styles” brush and cordoning off sections to be styled. *Very* awkward on copy/paste blocks of text: beware! ☞ Absolutely NO support except for stoopid placebo “discussions” website or placebo Apple “feedback”. Don’t bother. ☜
By Big D?
i have bing trying to ordèr and out,I would not please sent me a phone number so i can talk .to some one. my phone number is 256 503 6472 I live in AlaBama, zip Cole i35805.i don't have another one i had this one for72years.
Is Apple Books the only option to publish from Pages? 1/5
I truly hope not. I have had nothing but grief trying to work with Apple Support and iTunes Connect. If I don’t get an actual answer or solution soon, I’m looking elsewhere. This has become a joke.
No business plan templates? 4/5
Of all the updates, why no business plan templates?
Can't create documents 1/5
By Shadow Beauty 25
Every time I try to make a new document using a template the app says it can't connect to its helper app
I Give Up 🤷♀️ 1/5
I've been struggling with the use of this app for 4 years now and just don't get it . It doesn't have to be this way . The formatting options are few and complicated . It's in some kind of mode where it formats for me … smart annotations , comments , paragraph styles etc. , bored with the same few fonts .
I really despise Google , but I'm going to get " Google Docs"
until Apple develops a normal app like the " Text Edit " on Mac .
I have wasted far too much time on this app .
Excuse me sir 2/5
WHY CANT I SEE ANYTHING
Bullet Point Bull 1/5
How in gods name do you simply add a bullet point and why did you remove that feature? Brilliant move
Very powerful app even on iPhone except for… 4/5
Yes you could write a book on your iPhone, I should know I’ve done it. You can pretty much create any mathematical formula and even include parts of spreadsheets. There are still things that boggle my mind in their absence.
1. Still after all these years no Apple device can do what the PowerPC or even the 6800 Macs could do in Publish and Subscribe. Maybe the overpriced, always lagging years behind the Windows version, Word can.
2. Even though the code is there for iPads iOS, there is no way to use an Apple pen on the most obvious device, the iPhone. Read the print carefully where they say you can and then add “on capable model (no iPhone. iPads only.)
3. You cannot, no matter how useful they are create reserved space templates on an iPhone. Oops. It is a feature for Macs only.
4. In your magnum opus book you cannot search and replace a anything but strings and undocumented special characters. Don’t dare dream of regular expressions and conditional replacement. You can take it over to your Mac to do but don’t count on being able to open it back on your phone should you not dumb it down first. Least common denominator only.
5. The documentation on the phone is pathetic. Do a web search. The online manual is slightly more usable but don’t expect examples for anything fancy like putting a line over one of your headers. The way it’s done for the default styles is a mystery for you to spend your time on but there is no guarantee, just like the templates, that it is not possible to do from the phone alone.
6. Beware of just saving in Pages format. Apple doesn’t import or export with Pages any open standard thus no one supports Pages format. Would it kill anyone to allow reading and writing to OpenOffice or LibreOffice open formats? What happens when Apple pulls a “No longer supported” on Pages?
7. Remember sharing? Try and find any app that Pages supports, either way. Yes there is output to PDF but I doubt you can find any app that will support its share or can share to it.
It’s almost like Apple deliberately cripples their apps. Maybe that’s to encourage developers but I doubt it. Use it. I still do for lack of anything better that won’t use randomware tactics to squeeze every bit of money out of you based on promises of glorious updates to come that you are funding. Look at the App Store and notice how almost every app is “free” with the subscription pitch hidden for when you open it and find it does nothing much at all or gives you 7 days before they autodebit your bank account. No bill to remind you how many leaches are draining you.
Buggy, lacks features, and worst of all documents disappear 2/5
Would love to love this, pages used to be AWESOME on Mac, but now that it’s a universal app it just… drags.
Half the featureset disappeared when they were trying to make it more universal between the platforms - I understood why this happened, basically it had to be brought down to the lowest common denominator feature-wise to make it consistent across platforms, but unfortunately this made it functionally useless for the production of serious text documents.
That’s OK, it was still good for casual writing, school, and even basic work docs.
Then after a year or two the bugs started cropping up. Crashes, weird graphical artifacts, and other bad behavior became the norm. I moved away from Pages to the opensource and much more stable LibreOffice suite on my Mac, but sadly couldn’t use that on iPad, where I had to continue using Pages.
Then the final straw.
While working on a short story upon which I had been noodling for a month or two, about 45 pages in, Pages for iPad crashed, and crashed hard. I had to reboot the iPad just to get Pages to launch again without immediately crashing to home screen.
When I finally got Pages launched, to my dismay, all 45 pages of my doc had disappeared. The file was gone. I scoured the Trash, both iCloud and on-device - no dice. Plus, being a digital hoarder, I rarely delete anything, and I don’t think I’ve ever emptied my iCloud trash. There were some other things in the trashes, but not my document. I tried recovering it via iCloud.com in the Account Settings -> Restore Files tool, but the tool showed no recoverable items. The file was simply… gone. No trace. I scoured my Mac down to the hidden files, hoping maybe a remnant of the synched file survived there… no trace.
I then discovered that every other doc Pages had touched that day was gone as well. As if they never existed. Hundreds of hours of my life, gone in a flash.
Cant save more than three documents 1/5
The app constantly crashes and deletes anything I have saved
Sorry, Iove pages 5/5
By kalib 1
I love pages good for writing
I hate u Apple. You have gotten more & more disappointing over the years. My stuff disappeared. Because a message popped up saying that icloud was no longer available. God I hope a better company erupts soon.
Worse app 1/5
I hate this app with a passion! So complicated to just delete an old template.. If I could give a lower rating I would.. this app is trash
A run-of-the-mill word processor 3/5
By Justin Felker
Theres absolutely nothing special about this. Just your generic run-of-the-mill word processor. No complaints.
Use to love it 2/5
By Old Yankee Coach
Last update is causing Pages to crash repeatedly. Then it works for awhile then crashes
Me gustaba la versión anterior 3/5
La versión anterior me gustaba más
Esta versión no se aprecia bien y cuando envías lo q quieres cambia
Five stars rating 5/5
Needs a serious UI and Features update 3/5
This software needs a serious update to keep up with Microsoft office word. The UI is out of date and the features are lacking. Simple grammar check would be helpful as you type and spelling checker could be better as well.
Pages of page 5/5
By big antwain
Pages Not Compatible With Namesake 2/5
I was writing in Pages on my Power Mac, but was going on a long flight across the U.S. and this would be a perfect time to work on my file. Transferring from Pages to Pages for iPad was simple and worked fine. It also kept my styles intact. So, off I went making good progress on my file. Upon my return, my star review dropped 3 when I could not get my edited file to open in Pages on my Power Mac. "index.xml file not found" was the error. How simple would this be to fix in Pages for iPad? It seems essential that one should be able to use an iPad to edit your common files from other Apple apps. But no, they do not talk to each other. A major ball drop for Apple who used to have the slogan "It Just Works".
Copy and paste 3/5
I just want to copy and paste things into my docs well on my phone but I can’t
I love it I love it I love it 5/5
By Lucky Linds
This app is amazing it should be on the iPad when you first get it it’s the best you can literally make stories I’ve never seen anything amazing AS this I can’t believe it I wish I always had this app forever
A heartful request from a Vietnamese Apple fan 4/5
I love using Pages instead of Words in all many aspect. But I got trouble with typing Vietnamese all the time with Pages. Whenever I have a typo and try to fix it, it gets back to English keyboard (it still in Vietnamese keyboard itself) that I couldn't type Vietnamese character and tone anymore. Or, sometimes it just switch anytime it wanted to:<
Please help! I know much many Vietnamese got trouble like me!
Stupid drawing thing ruins it 1/5
It’s great but the drawing feature is a fatal flaw.
Every time I try to use this app I click the window with the same pencil that I use for everything else and the useless drawing window pops up. So frustrating.
GOOD ideas, BAD, BAD execution! 2/5
By Nancy ann catlover
Pages is another app with a lot of potential, broken by over complication and bugs. Well, it’s not a buggy app in general, it’s just the layout is so awful. You have to start out with a template in order to even get a decent cover, but then you have to spend like an hour deleting the text that’s in NORWEGIAN and the limited layout, but then it’s like, so hard to write. The layout is absolutely HORRIBLE and claustrophobic! Basically just apple’s version of Google docs, over complicated and intoxicated. If you really wanna give it a try, whatever, but be willing to risk the chances of your progress being ruined by crappy layout.
Great for me to write 5/5
Missing the word earthflax
Track Changes Barely Useable 1/5
When using track changes, it creates a pop-up window asking to approve or reject a change. So if you are in the middle of typing a document and the text happens to move where the cursor is (magic keyboard) keyboard inputs are stopped and the pop up emerges. If you are trying to place your cursor to make an edit, pop up emerges and cancels keyboard input. This makes it exceedingly difficult to edit documents in collaborative projects as keyboard inputs randomly get turned off over pop ups asking you to accept or reject the changes you are currently making. The closest analogue I can think of is the old days of internet explorer where pop up ads would jump out at you while trying to type an email. It just creates an incredibly disruptive UI when the user is trying to focus on editing a document.
Please disable these pop ups - anyone using track changes can figure out a long-press solution. But people are much more likely to be working on documents with track changes than just reviewing them - the latter takes longer than the former. So please change your default use case scenario for this feature.
Won’t Update 1/5
Error message says Collaborate feature won’t work unless Pages is updated. Unfortunately Pages won’t update on my iPad Air running iOS 15.5
It would be awesome to be able to use the search to actually be able to search within the documents.
I use this frequently. And sometimes having multiple documents, I need to search some wording but it only search titles. Kind of time consuming, please enhance the search to actually search within documents.
This is amazing 5/5
By flams of hope
Ok so this is an amazing app it lets you write out your one storys and you get to change your text color its the best so i would definitely recommend this app
This is excellent productivity software 5/5
I absolutely love Pages. With the latest feature additions in 12.1, I’ve managed to delete Microsoft Word. Pages is a delight to use. I’m so thrilled with the direction these apps are heading in (continual addition of features without nearly a fraction of the clutter of the dreaded Microsoft Ribbon).
Please add a lock feature!!! I’m begging you 4/5
I like this app but this is the only problem, When I add pictures they move almost immediantly after I touch the screen it moves. So please again make a lock feature for pictures
Nice app 3/5
I mean I use it when I have ideas of a book or something but I don’t really use it