Google Keep Is A New Tool For Taking Notes And Making Lists


Google has officially unveiled Google Keep, a new note-taking service that’s available on the web and Android. The service uses Google Drive to store and sync notes and lists between devices, and there’s an app in Google Play for Android 4.0 and up.

Google announced the news on its official blog:

Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember. Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine. Unfortunately, if you’re like me you probably often discover that the desk, fridge or magazine wasn’t such a clever place to leave the note after all…it’s rarely where you need it when you need it.

To solve this problem we’ve created Google Keep. With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.

Keep will also transcribe your voice if you don’t want to type out your notes. Like Gmail, you can quickly search through everything you have in Keep and archive or delete individual items. There’s homescreen widgets to let you add notes without actually entering the app on your handset.

The Android app is available for free in Google Play. You can access Google Keep from a web browser through Google Drive.