Can’t open any of my documents. 1/5
All of a sudden I am unable to open or delete or do anything with the documents in my Pages and my Notes app. I can attach them to emails and send them, but that’s not helpful when I’m trying to delete or review or just use them in general.
The app helps me so when I have to do a essay, I can just do it on the pages
If you write too much, too quickly then Pages might delete your text.
The Word Count tends to float over the area where you are typing, so that it blocks the words. It’s aggravating.
I like the iCloud because it makes saving and transferring documents much easier. Yet, the problems mentioned have been known for years and have gone unaddressed. Two stars. The older version from life seven years ago was way better.
Good Software 5/5
Flexible writing software with capabilities that go above-and-beyond. Especially helpful with formatting, and the capability of updating the text styles is a plus.
I loved it until I updated it 1/5
By samantha keocher
Before I updated Pages I loved it, it didn’t freeze up, or doesn’t let me into a document. It freezes up like 5 minutes after I start typing or it freezes up right when I start typing. It’s annoying!!😡😡 and I always have to close the page. And when I go back into the app, I won’t let me in the documents. I hope you can fix this. I’m updating this letter, the new version is HORRIBLE! I can’t find anything and it’s lagging! 😡😡😡😡 I hate this app! But if I delete it, everything will be gone so I’m keeping it but the 1 star rating will stay until fixed
From a 5th grader 5/5
This is the BEST app Ever so I love typing it is a great passion of mine and I love to right books. And I have been using this for a year and I have not found a single flaw!!!!
Keeps on making unnecessary copies 1/5
Just keeps on making a copy of the file as soon as I open it.
You can’t rename before you export, it’s so frustrating using this on iPhone. Thought it would be convenient so I can do invoicing while away from my computer, but it’s a nightmare. It exports, doesn’t show you where, you have to go and find it on your phone and then guess which one is the original vs the one you just exported.
More fonts please or allow a font app to mesh with whats available? Also in designing business cards and other duplicate info. Please have a blank one that allows for mirroring the same biz design on the whole page. Erasing it all and having to copy paste hopefully but not necessarily evenly is a fixable important issue. Thanks
Freezes and deletes my work 2/5
I like the app but I just don’t like that it’ll freezes and shuts down, then when I go to open my doc, my work gets deleted. At times it will delete some if not all of my work.
Not impressed 1/5
Wouldn’t let me modify any pdf other than what was in the library.
Not even Mediocre 2/5
Apple/Mac user since 1991.
Not sure if problem is app programmers failures or iPad.
Bottom line: Less than average app, rarely open.
Frequent freezing 2/5
By Disappointed E52
I use Pages often and been fairly satisfied in lack of a better app for my iPad. There are quite a few annoying flaws that I live with but lately the program freezes frequently and the only way to revive it is to turn off the iPad and restart it. Very frustrating and time consuming. Please address this issue since I hear other users experience the same .
ONE “LITTLE” PROBLEM 2/5
It’s simple so I’m gonna just say it
It won’t let me add a page! It doesn’t show how either so if you’re wanting to write a letter then that’s fine but I’m a teenager, and I LOVE to write books about my life! So I gave this a try and It was so confusing!!! But over all I would give it a 2 because of the lack of information it gives.
Crashes constantly 2/5
In dire need of an update. It’s becoming unusable on my iPad Pro.
It’s pretty good 4/5
I have pages in my computer and it works great it’s hard to type on a small phone screen though, but overall it’s a pretty good app
By Cowboy Cop
Won't allow me to open a document
Thank you SO much! 😊 5/5
I am very pleased with this app and would recommend to college students, book makers, Company owners, and anyone who just wants to sit back and relax by making a story. I LOVE this app! I can literally write everything I imagine and dream about my crush, Luke Skywalker. I can make stories whenever I want. It doesn’t even take up that much storage! And also...it’s not limited on creations. Thank you for understanding that it’s not about the money, but about the creativity. So every time my mom tells me to write a book for school (I’m in 7th grade) I can just get on here! It’s that easy! Thank you so much for your valuable time. Have a blessed day and May The Force Be With You!
Can’t read documents unless you use their iCloud service 1/5
By PissOff User #99999
What is the point of having a “save on iPhone” option if you can’t even open the documents because they aren’t saved in the iCloud? Such a desperate cash grab, I don’t want your hacked iCloud!
I like it 4/5
By pirincess doll
I like it a bit
The best 5/5
I have been using Pages for a while on my MacBook and MacBook Pro. I wouldn’t go to any other word processing program, Period!!! You can not do any better,
Problem with pages 2/5
I had similar problems with app, so I just use google documents to todo my processing.
I really tried to like Pages 2/5
By Doug voss
I wanted so badly to like Pages. It’s just not up to the word processing task. Things that should be easy to find are buried in some unintuitive place. You can’t even create a suitable outline for goodness sakes.
I had to write a long document the other day and didn’t have time to fool with Pages’ silliness, so I returned to the old standby program for the first time in a year. SO MUCH BETTER.
I’ll continue using Pages on my iOS devices when I absolutely have to but it’s back to Word on my Macs. Sorry Apple.
I still like Keynote! Still trying to like Numbers. It’s definitely better than Pages.
Where is the icon? 2/5
I can open it only from the App Store. There is no icon on my home page. Why is that?
By Gadget Jones
I keep getting a plug-in error. It isn’t allowing me to use any of the templates that are provided within the app. The templates app is doing the same thing. Very disappointed, seeing that I’ve used Pages for as long as I can remember.
Little things make this infuriating 1/5
The template for the trifold is setup incorrectly so the back page prints upside down. Best part is that there is no way to rotate a single page. Even more infuriating is the fact that there is no way to rotate a pdf natively on an ipad for printing so end of the day I have to go to my mac and open preview and rotate just to finish the job and print it. TOTALLY DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF AN IPAD. BOOOOOOOO
Cannot open documents 3/5
By Sam Spade 007
I downloaded two documents to Pages on my iPhone. I can see the documents are there, but I cannot open them up. There are previous documents there and I can open them, but the latest two documents are not highlighted and won’t open. I have the latest Pages version. Not good.
What happened to universal controls? 2/5
By William Duane Owen Jr
I am using Pages for iPad for the first time, building a manuscript, and I am baffled by its not conforming to the usual text-input command set. Neither Save nor Save As, none of the regular keyboard commands, no global text or format changes … if these things were available in SimpleText thirty years ago, why are they not universally included? It's like buying a typewriter and finding that all of the command or formatting keys have utterly atypical functions.
Don’t accidentally delete with El Capitan 1/5
God forbid you ever accidentally delete the app, you’ll literally never get it back. Your computer can’t update to the newest version and the App Store won’t give you the option to download the old version. Huge problem for a writer, don’t you think? Buy a PC and it breaks in a few years but buy a Mac and it still works—but none of the applications do. You’re screwed either way. 0/10 stars. F-. Total dud.
By Unhappy 68
Program freezes and have to reboot iPad to get it working again!
This is still a problem. 9/2/19
Can’t open on iPhone X 1/5
Pages will not open up for me on my iPhone X. I have tried both rebooting my phone and uninstalling the app and the reinstalling and I still get this message:
“Something went wrong while displaying pages.”
Please fix and I will give it a higher rating.
This App Was Great Until... 4/5
They asked me for a server address. I don’t friggin know what that is! But over all this is a great app. I’m able to design flyers for my pet sitting business within 10 minutes. Super efficient and helpful 👍🏼❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖🖤😃
Great app! Here’s why... 5/5
I began to use this app as a writing tool when google docs malfunctioned. I saw that it was already downloaded on my phone, so I kept it and began to write my books in it. I can’t believe how amazing it is! You can write books, letters, school reports, and even resumes! I’m in the middle of writing a book called The Masked Four, and I’m still working on the title. I could jot anything down in this app on a blank page, and I haven’t experienced any glitches. This writing app is a must-have, and it helps your spelling and it’s always the app I come to when I want to write my books. I hope to print and publish these books someday in the future, and it would mean the world to me if the developers supported that. My author name is Heather Soukie, and I’m looking forward to writing more books! Thank you! Five stars all the way!
Holding my documents hostage! 1/5
By Uhhhhhh WHY!?
Currently unable to access ANY saved documents on my iPad until I download an update that is unavailable for my generation iPad. And rather than making an app that is compatible with all generations, Apple is obsoleting my device and ransoming my all saved work. Thanks for nothing.
Love it 5/5
It was so easy to use this app I finally edited my resume without any problem 😍👏 thanks 🎉
Crash. Crash. Crash. Crash. Ad infinitum.... 2/5
By Clockwork Cat
What more can I say? It’s glitchy, prone to crashes (four times so far in the last hour), and good grief. All I’m trying to do is transfer the contents of a very long Word document to Scrivener.... I guess choosing to do so on the iPad Pro using Pages was a mistake. At this rate, this is going to take a year, but seriously, I want nothing to do with Microsoft or Word any longer, so I’ll endure.
I would highly recommend pages 5/5
Pages is a really good app for, online documents, printing, pasting, and so much more. Once I pasted a bunch of great family photos together and it was my screensaver. Though sometimes difficult to use in certain circumstances, over all it’s a great app. I use it for many of the above and it works like magic just how I wish it to work. I would highly recommend it to others.
My two MOST IMPORTANT documents!👎 3/5
I USED to like Pages! I had a few documents on there, and I had two that were really important to me, and then one day, I got on, AND THEY HAD RANDOMLY DELETED! THEY WERE MY TWO MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS!
And I DID NOT delete them!
Pages, I’m NOT trusting you with important documents anymore!
Looses files 5/5
Poor support. Predatory. Buyer beware!!
Clutsy, not the best docoment creator 3/5
It made me lost all of my work 1/5
By Joss S.
I was doing annotations on a document and while I was writing with the apple pen every input came like 2 seconds after. When I was done with my annotations and hit “Done” the app closed itself and I lost all my work.
Loved it. Now I hate it. 1/5
Cannot even write on this thing without waiting 3 minutes for it to catch up to what words i’m writing. For example: if I was to write this review on the Pages App itself it would still be catching up to each letter. It’d likely still be spelling the “ex” of the word “example” at the start of the sentence. It’s so laggy that I literally watch the word I typed 5 minutes ago be typed out right in front of me as if I just did. So writing a single sentence is excruciating. Please fix this. I have multiple documents that I want to continue writing but this new problem has made that impossible.
Surprisingly great, but really flawed on iPhone 2/5
By Origami Papercut
So far I’m really digging a lot of what’s on offer here, but typing on an iPhone is critically flawed. In word processing mode, he app still behaves a lot like a page layout tool, showing you a page with wide margins and zooming into the text to type, automatically. The problem with this is the zoomed in view is pointless for long form text: you see a couple of words to either side of the cursor, and fragments of the rows above and below. You can’t actually read more than a few words before where you are. Most of the time you literally can’t see the the beginning of the sentence you’re working on. You can zoom out to type, but any cursor manipulation dumps you back in the claustrophobic view.
It’s a sad truth that despite all its other powers, on an iPhone it’s actually easier to type long form text in notes than it is in pages. I hope they come up with a view designed for typing someday.
Transition from MacBook Pro to iPad Pro 3/5
I used to use Pages on my MacBook Pro. After I went to an iPad Pro I discovered that documents that had created in Pages on the MacBook were limited when used and opened In the iPad Pro. For example I could not remove or modify dates in the footnote section of the page. There are other limitations on the iPad Pro as well. I wish there were some updates to Pages on the iOS system so I could take full advantage of the MacBook version of Pages.
Also, I wish there were a way to use voice dictation to create documents in pages rather than creating them in notes and then copying and pasting. If there is a way I’d appreciate knowing about it.
This was the best app ever...until the new update 1/5
I’ve used Pages for years and loved it. I got the update and now wish I never had. When I’m typing, if I accidentally touch the screen, the keyboard disappears and I have to click the screen again to make it come back. I know this doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I use this for work every day and it’s killing me! PLEASE!!! bring back the old version!!! Thank you!!!
Amazing app 5/5
I’m an aspiring writer. I’m only 12, but I love to write poems and short stories, and I am currently working on the first draft of a novel. This app is amazing! It has so many handy features, it’s super easy to use, and it’s easily better than other apps like this (in my opinion, and I’ve used several). 100% recommend.
OMG why can't you take back updates 1/5
By wh r ll th nms tkn
So you know how it has the blue dots to adjust photos well when you drag any of them they just make the photo smaller or bigger I personally use it for phone back screens and I can't anymore because I can't make photos slimmer and shorter
Apple needs to fix its f-Ing apps 1/5
I just spend an over an hour hand writing notes in this app with my Apple Pencil........ the app crashed and ALL MY WORK IS GONE. Fix your S**T Apple. If I could give zero stars I would.
Generally great; iPad autocorrect an inconsistent mess 1/5
As a writer who uses specialized terms with diacritics, I have an extensive library of text shortcuts and custom autocorrections. They work in the IPad version of Pages...sometimes. Sometimes the same word typed three times will correct once; sometimes it will suddenly change when I’m typing several lines down the page. This inconsistency cripples an otherwise excellent app for those who write in languages that use diacritics.
Update: apple has reached out to me to work on the problem. But in the meantime, the issues have gotten worse. The irregularity of this app’s performance makes it untrustworthy: it should not be used. Additionally, the app has started randomly changing possessives: John‘s becomes John‘a. Who knows why.
Update 2: autocorrect now appears to toggle on and off at random in pages, meaning there’s no way to predict whether the app will reference special dictionaries, or automatic replacements. They work just fine in Mail and Messages apps. Pages is a weak link bringing down iWork.
Update 3: now autocorrect is working, but only after you’ve typed a few more words. It won’t work immediately, and still doesn't’ work regularly. The program is now introducing errors post character entry.