Note taking and to-do lists are some of the most productive and used apps on mobile devices. Currently there are tons of apps like the popular Evernote, Any.Do, and many more. So far those companies have being doing very well but serious competition has just arrived. Google just released their new note taking app called Keep in the Play Store. Let’s take a look and see how it stacks up against the competition.
Currently Google Keep is a very simplistic app but don’t let that fool you as it can still be very effective. The two main type of notes that you can create are simple notes or checkbox to-do lists. You also have the option of voice notes and adding images as well. Notes can be color coded easily using the palette option and images can be added to any note using the camera icon. Any simple note can be turned into a checkbox by using the “Show checkboxes” option in the menu.
One of the most important aspects of any note taking or to-do list is syncing and Google Keep is no exception. Once you have associated the app with your Google account, you can access all your notes at https://drive.google.com/keep/ and everything will be synced across all devices.
The app also comes with 3 different type of widgets. The first widgets let you see all your notes and scroll through them. The second widget is a simple bar that will let you quickly start a new note. The third is a lockscreen widget that will only work for devices running Android 4.2 and shows your notes.
Now I think Google Keep is a good start but currently it won’t replace all the functions of other apps. I personally use Evernote a lot and like the folder style that let’s me organize my notes into topics which is not available on Keep at the moment. In regards to tasks and to-do lists, there is no reminder or alarm. I still think Any.Do is probably a better app for daily task list although Keep is not that far behind. But I will start to use Keep along with my others apps and I’m sure it will get better over time. Checkout the app and let us know what you think.
Google Play Store link: Google Keep