It's amazing to think that with all the built in features of the Android operating system, one area that has been lacking for some time now has been notetaking. Well Google plans to change that and has just introduced 'Google Keep', a new app that is widely being described as the company's own competitor to such apps as 'Evernote'. With 'Google Keep' you can take notes on any of your Android devices and then access that information from any device, anywhere as your notes are all saved in the cloud. There's more to it than that of course and here's a short video to show you the basics...
With Google Keep you can:
• Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
• Have voice notes transcribed automatically
• Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
• Color-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 at http://drive.google.com/keep
'Google Keep' is integrated with your Google Drive account so every note you take is saved there. There's a host of 'added value' features as well that let note-taking become easy. You can color code your notes, attach photos and lists, you can have voice notes transcribed automatically and more. There's even a feature to turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes. New notes are also instantly accessible via home screen widgets and you can save and archive old notes you no longer need with a simple swipe on the screen. Each note is dated so you can see notes by date and we can see this being expanded in the future to offer lots of 'Evernote'-like capability...but with the added bonus of being integrated with all your Google services. 'Google Keep' is free...just download it at the link below and let us know what you think. We have a hunch this will become a new staple of Android devices and one of its most often used apps.