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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Google Launches "Keep" For Note Taking on Android and in Drive

After accidentally leaking the news yesterday, Google officially launched the new note taking app Keep today. Keep is an Android app (available for devices using Android 4.0 or higher) that you can use to type notes, dictate notes, take pictures, and bookmark websites. Notes can be written in a free form format or in a checklist format. All of the notes that you take with the Android app are synchronized with your Google Drive account. In your Google Drive account (https://drive.google.com/keep/) you can add new notes and edit notes.


Applications for Education
Google Keep could be a good note taking tool for students that use Android devices. As a stand alone part of Google Drive, Keep isn't ready to compete with Evernote or even just opening a Google Document. As TechCrunch's Drew Olanoff suggested, when Keep gets social sharing functions or any sharing functions it will be a good rival to Evernote and similar services.


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