Google Keep note taking service launched – free and easy to use


Google Keep


Google has just launched Keep, a note taking service, that is free. It is a cool note taking system, that allows you to quickly jot down notes, checklists, transcribe a voice memo, search your notes, and more.


Your notes are saved in Google Drive and synced to all of your devices. There is an Android app for Android 4.0+ and you can access, edit and create new notes on the web at and Google will be adding these functions directly in Google Drive shortly.


It has a nice layout, using boxes instead of text and you can rearrange the notes based on your needs and priorities and you can color code your notes.


Knowing that I am a huge user of Evernote, many people have asked me about Google Keep. I will be using both. Evernote has many more features that I use and I have over 4900 notes in Evernote. However, I find Evernote a little more cumbersome for quick note taking on my phone or tablet. So, I’m going to be using Keep for quick notes on the go, along with voice notes, and then I can share the notes to other apps, or just access them as needed. I don’t feel like I have to choose one note taking app, but rather that I can use two or more based on my needs.


Here’s a nice video overview of Google Keep:





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  1. Carolyn Stanley said:

    This looks really interesting, Dave. Thanks for the heads-up. I do use Evernote and love it, but for quick things I want immediate access to, the interface of this app looks really appealing. It is much nicer than just “Notes” on my iPhone and iPad. I’m going to search for it now.

    Oh, darn! It looks like it’s only available for Android. How could I access it on my iPhone? Maybe through my Google app?

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