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.
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.
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!🦄
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.
By Babble French
I love and prefer google apps over the Microsoft versions. Google slides and docs are much better than word!!! Although word has more options the google format is simpler. It is easier to share document and edit them with google. When ever o use word o have issues sending my work to friends and colleagues. But not with google it works every time! It also tells you if you type in the wrong email do you don’t have to worry about sending your work to a random person. You can also choose what the people you send your work to are aloud to edit!! In conclusion LOVE google it’s performance is flawless I highly recommend it!!!😀😀😀
Forces the shapes.
By HI Sully
Ok so i am a kid using my parent’s device, but right now we have corona and such. Because of that we use google slides and stuff more often for school, but what I absolutely HATE is the automatic pre-place.
I’m putting in shapes for tests and it gives me a red line going down, forcing my shape into the same position my old shape is in. Dude, I’m just trying to do this and it just automatically forces it to go there.
if you fix this it would be sooo much easier to use google slides.
But, overall the app is great and sometimes puts my photos automatically large which helps a lot. The pictures and the way you can place them are good too, along with the text boxes.
If you read this, thanks and i hope you can fix this problem I am having soon. :)
A student’s view of Google Slides
By Ellie Croak
I rate this app 5 stars, but I’m a student, so I use apps like this all the time. When I found this app, I was kind of confused of what to do. After getting to play around with this app, I got used to it and I was enjoying it very much. I used it so much, whenever we needed it in school, so my teacher was becoming proud for me having my own device and using it ahead of time so I didn’t need to do it with the rest of the class and I had lots of free time. It’s all because my best friend recommended it to me. And she wouldn’t have found out about it If it weren’t have been made so, thanks for all the hard work on this app!