Google Keep Review

Updated on July 30, 2019
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A Note-Taking Service by Google

I use a lot of Google products. I was interested in Google Keep after reading it about it online. After giving the service a try for a while, it soon became my favorite way to take notes. In this review, I am going to explain why I love Google Keep and how I use it.

What Is Google Keep?

Google Keep is an online note-taking service. You can use the website or download an app for smartphones. You can save notes offline as well.

The notes you make in Google Keep look like sticky notes. I imagine the notes are the equivalent of a whiteboard on a wall with many notes stuck to it.

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There Are Multiple Ways to Make Notes in Google Keep

  • Write notes
  • Draw notes
  • Take a picture with your phone's camera
  • Make notes from the Android Widget

You Can Sort Notes and Search for Specific Notes

Google Keep gives you many options to sort and search your note collection. You can sort notes by title, color, and by adding pictures to them. You can also search for notes using these parameters as well.

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How Do I Use Google Keep?

I create tasks I need to complete as notes in Google Keep. I also use Google Keep to make temporary notes. I tend to save information in Google Keep and then move this information to text files on my computer later.

I also temporarily make reminders for myself until I can put this information into my Google Calendar.

What Do I Think About Google Keep

Google Keep Is Simple to Use

I am so happy I found out about Google Keep. I was using another note-taking application, and I was using Habitica as my task planner. Habitica is fun, and I liked using it. I even wrote a guide about Habitica.

While I enjoyed using Habitica, I wanted something simpler. Some of Habitica's features at first seemed fun, but later on, got in the way of doing things. I have found Google Keep is a simple way to make notes and to create tasks at the same time.

I Use Google Keep a Lot

I use Google Keep every day most of the time. It is my main method of tracking tasks and keeping track of information short term. Google Keep is my main productivity app.

Google Keep Is Free

Since I have a Google Account, and I already use other Google Services using Google Keep was very easy. I only needed to download the app and sign in. There is no cost to using Google Keep, and you create as many notes as you want.

Some people might bring up issues of privacy or Google using your data. I am OK with getting a service for free in exchange for data if the service is good.

Do I Recommend Using Google Keep?

I do recommend Google Keep. The program is 100% free, and you only need a Google account to use it. If you have an Android phone or use Gmail, then you already have a Google account.

Google Keep Alternatives

I did consider some Alternatives to Google Keep I have used these note-taking programs in the past. I have found Google Keep is much easier to use and simpler than these.

  • Evernote
  • OneNote
  • Omni Notes

Evernote

I found Evernote to be a bit too pushy. While you can use it for free, they want you to pay to get all the uses out of this service. I moved on to something else because of this. I also wanted something a bit more simple than Evernote.

OneNote

I tested OneNote a little. I did not like the program too much. I never could get used to how it worked.

Omni Notes

Omni Notes is a very good Android note-taking app. The main reason I switched to Google Keep is that I can use this service everywhere and not only on my phone.

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      • EricFarmer8x profile imageAUTHOR

        Eric Farmer 

        3 weeks ago from Rockford Illinois

        @Ronald E Franklin I use Google Keep to do something similar as well. For being such a tiny program it helps me so much every day.

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        Ronald E Franklin 

        3 weeks ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

        Thanks for this review, Eric. I didn't know about Google Keep, but now I'm using it to essentially pass notes to myself from my various devices.

      • EricFarmer8x profile imageAUTHOR

        Eric Farmer 

        4 weeks ago from Rockford Illinois

        Google Keep is a favorite of mine. I am glad you enjoyed reading my article.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I did not know about Google Keep, so I will check it out. I appreciate all the information you provided in this article.

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