Sunday, April 14, 2013

Google Keep Update Enables Google Drive Sync

There is an update available for Google Keep that brings about several new features for users of Google’s fledgling note taking service. Some of the most notable additions to the app include the ability to sync Keep with Google Drive, as well as the ability to jot down quick notes directly from homescreen and lockscreen widgets. Here is the full list of changes:

  • 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
  • Notes can also be used from
  • As you can see, Keep is still very much a work in progress, but it’s growing to a contender in a field dominated by Evernote and others. It still doesn’t match that service blow-for-blow, but for those tied into the Google ecosystem it’s getting easier to consider the switch.

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