Good, Could be Better.
Well I’ve always enjoyed writing little books and things like that, but you see the problem with google slides is, well this is kind of hard to say but it doesn't represent something you would use as to write or draw due to bugs and things like that, im sure with all these little new updates etc. they will be fixed, but it just doesn't seem that way really, all the updates say bugs fixed and improvements and it really just seems like a throw off, I keep getting suggestions and auto correct from slides that are wrong and are up to me to fix, my pictures really don't seem to feel like uploading themselves and these problems have really been bugging me and i’m sure many other people can agree with this claim. anyways this rating was mostly complains but the app isn’t all that bad, of course like everything, it has it’s ups and downs, but it really is a great way to write and do things like homework and etc, with online school right around the corner im sure it will be useful. Thank you for reading my little rating, I hope it helps you.
Worst Google App I've Encountered So Far....
Like many students, I am required to use Google Slides for presentations. The website was working poorly; every time I opened it instead of bringing me to the home screen and allowing me to select any presentation I wanted, it brought me to a new "untitled presentation" with no way to access my old ones. Hoping it would work better, I downloaded the app. While it does allow me to access all of my presentations, it is glitchy and difficult to use. I have to click on a text box 2, 3, 4 times to get it to open. At this point, I'm almost completely convinced that there is a specific pattern of tapping required to edit text boxes. And forget replacing backgrounds or adding images- you can press that little "add" button no matter how much you want, it won't work. If I am the only one encountering these problems, perhaps it is my device (which is not very old or glitchy generally.) Still, other reviews seem to indicate frustration as far as the backgrounds go, and yet the developers of the app seem to ignore them. I gave it two stars because it used to work much better. What happened?
Why I began to hate Google Slides
By this account again123
Google slides is easy to use and it’s a great app...when you don’t have to upload photos. I’m a middle school student who had to start school online because of COVID-19, and it’s been very stressful. You see, since I’m not in class physically, my science teacher (and other teachers) assigned me something called a “Digital Notebook”. It’s where you upload photos of your work from a sheet of paper or a notebook on to the digital notebook slides. But that’s the problem. Whenever I try to upload a photo, it just shows this triangle with a exclamation sign in it (in other words the warning sign or the sign that says something went wrong). Uploading photos used to work before, but now the photos don’t want to show! My teacher thinks I’m not doing my work when it’s just Google Slides acting stupid! I tried putting the photos using my computer, but the photos won’t show inside my Google Drive, which infuriates me more. Even if I try to discuss what’s going on, my teacher might think I’m just putting excuses and she’ll give me a big fat 0. And you want to know why? BECAUSE GOOGLE SLIDES IS A FREAKING STUPID APP THAT CAUSED ME TO FAIL!!!!
Transitions and Backgrounds
I honestly prefer Google products over most Microsoft, and Slides is a definite win, especially after seeing a mobile app. I took my iPad to school, prepared for the presentation, and I tapped around, seeing what all they had. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad we have the “theme” option, but what about backgrounds? It’s kinda tiring looking up images, dragging them into slides, making it full size, sending to the back, and not helping your team all at once. Please add the “background” option.
Also, since I begun Slides, I always tried my best to use my best format, honest opinion, and make them as interesting as possible. However, after looking around, I found I still couldn’t find yet another option- transitions. While yes, I agree that we need more, newer ones, we also need— well, the basic options on mobile. I can see them on my iPad during present, but I can’t find it. (If it’s there, please respond where.)
Other than those, I’d say 5 stars! *****
Fun app just a few problems…
I have this app at school and at home, but there are a few problems. This is my favorite G suite app, but on mobile devices it won’t let me put backgrounds, I always have to put a gradient on the text, and stretch it. I also have friends that can’t spell so please let Grammarly in this suite. I’m very tired of correcting them :(. The font Pacifico is fine but on mobile it says it doesn’t work, so please fix that because it’s working fine. For images there’s a bug in the built in browser the images look cursed. The only images that work are the LGBTQ+ flags. Me, and my zoo partner Jason have to copy and paste images it’s so fun but annoying in the built in browser put better images. We needed red foxes but the foxes are costumes on the built in browser. The projects are done but I just wanted to say this.
Love it, but it can use some improvements.
I’m a teacher, and with this distance learning, I have been relying heavily on Google Slides to help me make interactive assignments. I just got off of Zoom with a student, whom I was trying to help for an hour because she said she couldn’t complete her work on Google Slides. I pulled the exact same assignment up on my iPad, and I discovered that I couldn’t type anything on the slide. My qwerty keyboard never appeared when I clicked on a text box nor when I created a text box. I have a keyboard set up to my iPad, which I discovered I could use to type on the document, but my student doesn’t, and she doesn’t know how to complete her assignment because of this. If this is a glitch or a fluke, can you please fix it? If we were just looking in the wrong place, please let me know so I can help my student. I don’t want this to be the norm when I assign work to my students.
good app concept, but way too many bugs
This past year tons of students have been introduced to online school due to COVID-19. And if you are like me and you couldn’t afford a laptop but you happened to have an iPad, you just used that. At the start of quarantine I bought an attachable keyboard and I have done all of my work on it ever since. I have downloaded all of the replacement apps that I need for school on my iPad including Google Slides. This app is great and I love the way that it has been presented and the way that it works but there are too many things wrong with it. Sometimes it just freezes and I have to reset my whole iPad and other times I am not able to do simple actions such as copy and paste and save my work. This app needs to be worked on because it is absolutely horrible right now. I am coming to the end of my school year and I wish I had written a review earlier but I really hope that you guys and your developers give this app an update to fix everything that is wrong with this app. Thanks.
By Queen of the Catnicorns
I love this app. I use it on desktop first and it worked beautifully and I was really happy. I made a bunch of stuff whether I needed to or not. We get free time sometimes, so I’d normally go on slides and make something random. I was really happy, again, so downloaded it on my iPad at home. Again, worked amazing and I was happy.
But the but comes in here. I downloaded on my iPhone and there are a few glitches. It just got me to my home screen mid type and I just lost a bunch of my progress. And I can’t move a small text box, I have to expand it one way and shrink the other. I’d appreciate if these small glitches are fixed, and it’s a little picky. But all in all, I recommend this to anyone and I love it!🦄
Be warned it is buggy
I had an extremely unnerving experience just now. I was experimenting with the app to create a slide with photos on my iPhone. First time so I didn’t really know what I was doing but I changed the background with a photo on my camera roll. Then, I deleted the photo, and that’s where it got weird. Instead of changing the photo background back into a white background, it replaced the background with the next photo in my camera roll. I deleted the slide and started again. This time I added a photo to the slide instead of changing the background. Out of nowhere it starts inserting pictures from my camera roll one after one rapid-fire. I shut down the app and removed it, but it looked as though 20-30 photos were inserted in the slide. When I checked the slide in Google drive, there was no photo there. I’ve never seen an app do that. And normally they would crash on there own, but it showed no signs of instability .
This is good!
Okay, so this is probably because my phone is full of crap, but it took FØREVER for the app to download. So if your phone is full of crap like mine, grab some chips, you’re gonna have to wait a life span. Anyway, I was trying to get on Slides because I left early from school, and I wanted to help my group with our research project. So I went to Drive to get on the project. But Drive told me I had to download another app to get on. And, why? They should all be on Drive instead of having to download all the apps for your documents and PDFs. So(After waiting forever) I got in the app and got on the slide. Some critical reviews said, “Oh it has glitches.” And they might have, but I got in and everything worked. No bugs. I could type, and everything was just fine. This is good! I recommend it.