Google’s Newly Announced Note Taking Service “Keep” Is Live, Again

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After a teaser appearance last week, Google Keep, Mountain View’s future/present note-taking app is now live. “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.”

Google Keep is now available on Google Play for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. Accessing, editing and creating new notes on will be available in the coming weeks as direct Google Drive integration. Check the video below and welcome yet another beautiful new piece of software from Google.


Google Blog, Google Keep (Play Store Link)

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  • ruffneck


  • NYCTheBronx

    Alright! A neat handy tool that can back up stuff I can put in a list like groceries. Nice one Google!

  • tataymo


  • i still write my stuff down on sticky notes and notepads with a pen or pencil. i guess i’m not hip. lol

    • NYCTheBronx

      You are buddy! I like to keep it old school too man. I still use pencils instead of mechanical pencils and I like to write things out instead of typing them out. Man, I thought I was the only one who loves to keep it old school and retro. Good to know there are still others like us out there lol. =)

      • Man! I still draw on the inside of my cave walls and never rely on written language. And I thought I was the only one!

        • NYCTheBronx

          Are you new? I keep it 20th century style all day. 1990’s all day baby!

        • Mark

          1990’s? Does that imply you write everything down in a Lisa Frank notebook?

      • we still exist amigo :)

  • Dutch

    Soooooo it’s just like evernote…?

    • steveb944

      That’s what I was thinking. I’ll continue to use Evernote and just use this for jotting down quick things with the widget. I’ll wait for Drive back up, last thing I need is for something to not back up and I lose everything.

    • Nick Casper

      Pretty much, accept without the ability to use categories (at least from what I have tried).

  • Legione13

    Google Keep… keeps things you want to remember safe until Google decides to completely depth-charge the entire product.

    Does it handle RSS?
    (I’m kidding.)

  • bmelendy

    Hmm, can’t find anything by the name Google keep in the party store?

    • are you Android version 4.0 or higher??

    • Deadeye37

      Me neither. I’m trying this from my SGSIII

    • steveb944

      David included the source link

  • Tom

    I use Color Notes for notes on my Android. I have Evernote too but I rarely use it but wish I could get into the habit of using it as it’s a great app. I doubt I’ll use Google Keep though, it’s just another Google product ripping off another company’s ideas and Google will have even more of my information. Plus they are quite willing to drop the product like they do with so many others as they have demonstrated in the past. I’m a Google Reader user and I’m not too happy!

    • Dakota

      I use color notes too and love the look of the post it’s on my screen.. Use it for things that come up as well as grocery lists and reminders. Also have any . do for bigger short and long term tasks.. Never figured out how ever note worked.. Don’t really feel the need for a new app & in the past, when I’ve downloaded a Google app, it can’t get deleted. Overall it’s smart to continue these apps to centralize a person’s life with one company so its really inconvenient to switch. Heard ppl complain @lack of sharing. In general wish Google would make things easier for those with multiple accounts but that is another issue

  • weezy

    I’ve been using a google doc for notes on my mobile and also same bookmark shortcut to google doc file on desktop of my puter for easy access I one click. No app required. I use one doc file for everything so I dont have to open a separate file for this and that on my current notes for shopping, to do, etc. Makes it super easy and uncomplicated. And I created a short url so I can easily access from anywhere without logging in with user name and password on a shared puter.

  • My Galaxy Note II is just fine

  • Mike

    I’ve been an Evernote fan since the early days. The new google Keep is nice but is not even in the same league with Evernote. Seriously!