Wednesday , August 23 2017

Google Keep Note taking service is live – Android App available

Keep
The Google Keep service which we saw briefly the other day has just gone live. The service is now available by accessing the URL https://drive.google.com/keep/, however despite the Drive URL there doesn’t appear to be a link to it from your Google Services or the Google Toolbar.

There is also an Android App available in Google Play as well and it looks like it is available for devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and above and for devices running Android 4.2 there’s also a lockscreen widget. The Android app lists the functions of the app and presumably the service :

  • Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos.
  • Have voice notes transcribed automatically.
  • Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly.
  • Colour-code your notes to help find them later.
  • Swipe to archive things you no longer need.
  • Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes.
  • Use your notes from anywhere – they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web.

There’s just been an update put up on the Google Drive Blog. Head on over and check out the blog, the app and the service or watch the intro video :

 
Source: Google Keep, and Google Keep Android App.
Via: AndroidPolice.

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15 Comments on "Google Keep Note taking service is live – Android App available"

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Darren_Ausdroid
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I would really like the ability to be able to attach documents to my notes, that way when I go into a meeting I can jot down some quick notes plus have all of the agenda papers attached to it. (This is how I currently use Evernote)

Andrew Palozzo
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There’s actually a few features I would like compared to evernote, and I think they will come with time..

Tagging / Image OCR / Separate notebooks / Collaboration (especially on list)

hmm
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Nice, but bit cautious about putting more reliance on a new Google service. What if it’s deemed not popular enough after a few years and then nuked like Reader?

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they’re extremely fickle with their services, aren’t they? they certainly need to rein a lot of them in. there seems to be very little control in terms of all the stuff they let loose. google tasks within gmail has to be the most embarrassing thing they’ve ever released.

cjschris
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You can export all your data and move somewhere else. The lack of ANY competition that isn’t powered by Google Reader shows why they shut it down. Nobody deems it as important.

Andrew Palozzo
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Also sucks you can’t share list or anything… i’m sure that’ll come in a feature update at some point though…

Peter M
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You can share lists with the Android app using the built-in share feature.

In fact I shared back to Keep to create a duplicate task! 🙂

Andrew Palozzo
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Sold! I wonder if I can export my notes from evernote into keep? 😛

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