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[Ars] Google Keep is live and ready to take your notes

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It looks like Evernote has another competitor in the note-taking game. Though it was leaked only a few days ago, Google has officially lifted the curtain off its Google Keep note-taking service. Keep allows users to quickly jot down ideas, make checklists and voice notes, and archive important photos. Everything is then stored away in Google Drive, and it syncs to all of your Google-linked devices.

Like Evernote, you can also manage all of these notes and mental reminders with your browser or Android device. The Google Keep app is now available in Google Play for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up. You can also check out the service through your Google Drive account, though there is no explicit button available in drive accounts to get there at the moment (Google says it will provide one next week). You might get a few errors while trying to access the service through Google Drive (it took us a few tries before we were successful, presumably because of launch-day traffic), but the Android app worked nicely, and it features two new widgets with quick access buttons. There's also a lock screen widget for devices with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and above.

Google Keep is live and ready to take your notes


Screen shots at the source.
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Very good looking app, I can't help but notice all the missing features though.

I don't see any way to share notes with other people. There's is also no windows desktop app available. It's all online, but that's just not as convenient.

I currently use OneNote for my note taking, and I find it to be very good, but there's a handful of things I wish it could do better. Mainly the android app for OneNote is very limited compared to the windows app.

Google Keep obviously has a better Android app, and probably has more improvements to come. But until it has a native windows app, and note sharing ability, I've got no choice but to stick with OneNote. I'm going to keep a close eye on this one though, just waiting until it gets big enough to be a 'Keeper'. See what I did there?wink.gif
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Hmm, while it looks neat, I really like using my note 2's built in note pad for that. The syncing bit though is really nice to have.
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Downloading.

Added one note to remind me to register my evga card. We'll see how it works lol
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