Notes App Now in the Google Family
Google Keep is the newest addition to the Google Apps collection. If you’ve ever used virtual sticky notes on your desktop, laptop or phone, they can be very handy. Unfortunately they don’t (typically) sync across devices. We’re currently test-driving Google Keep. So, far we think it’s a cool and very handy productivity tool. Here’s what we like about it:
- Can load onto your Android phone, tablet, Chromebook, laptop or desktop
- Syncs with across all devices – so your notes and lists are always at hand
- Color code notes and lists – so it’s personalized on how you want to organize your thoughts
- Attach photos for handy reference
- Voice record and transcription feature
You can find Google Keep in the Google Play store.
Google Keep was released around the time they announce Google Reader will be discontinued by Summer 2013. So, some techies are miffed. They caution users to not get too comfortable. They may pull the plug on Google Keep in a few years. Another complaint is that you can’t email your note and the information is locked into the app.
Even so, it can be a convenient place to store ideas and snippets that are fleeting. Like any personal organizing system, having a note is the first step. You have to integrate those notes into your calendar or task management app so things will actually get done.
Have you tried Google Keep? What are your thoughts?
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