Google introduces Keep, an Evernote competitor
With the help of Google Keep, you can create notes, checklists, voice memos, and more. You can also colour-code the notes and add images in them. All the Keep notes are saved in Google Drive and instantly sync across the devices.
“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,” Katherine Kuan, Software Engineer, Google noted in a blog post.
Google Keep Android app features:
- Create notes, lists, and audio notes
- Add photos to any note
- Hide and show checkboxes to turn notes into checkable lists
- View and create notes from homescreen and lockscreen widgets (lockscreen widgets require Android 4.2+)
- Selectable color for notes
- Safely sync notes to Google Drive and other devices
- Works on Android devices running 4.0+
During the brief usage, we found the web interface to be simple and elegant. It is easy to use and there is no learning curve. Similarly, the Android app is also decent and the lock-screen as well as normal widgets are nice additions, however there is still a long way to go. Google need to create apps for more platforms similar to Evernote to expand its reach.