Google Keep is the latest note keeping application for android mobile operating system from the Google stable. It is also available as a web application on the Google Drive. It is basically a reminder service available on your smart device via the cloud.
Well for starters; this application does take out the headache of noting down your “To-Do List” on small sheets of paper in a hurry and then losing them completely even sooner. This basic application gives you a check list which you can create on your phone or your browser. You can also synchronize from your phone and your browser for this application. The reminders can be activated as a notification on the basis of time or location.
According to the Time Magazine, Google Keep is regarded as one the 50 Best Android Applications for 2013. The application can be installed on the android devices approved by Google. It can be used by Android Version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. Non – android Smart devices cannot use the service yet.
One major advantage of Google Keep is that it appears independently, rather than being a sub domain of Google.com. But compared to its competitors, it only has some very basic features, such as changing the note color, choosing the view between the list and grid mode, inserting an image and setting reminder for a note. But again, reminders set through Google Keep can be accessed by a number of Google Applications.
Essentially, Google Keep does not incorporate too many unwanted frills and concentrates only on the job assigned to it. One disadvantage of this application is that you can’t share your lists with others, which limits its use only on a personal level.
One major use of Google Keep is Geofencing. Geofencing helps one create a virtual perimeter of a geographical area, and notification can be received on Google Keep if one enters or leaves a Geofence.
Another major advantage for Google Keep is that it works offline for Chrome browser and the Chrome Operating System. Users can create, edit and delete notes as well as add images offline. The Google Chrome Keep App also works for other operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux.
Google Keep also offers auto save: there is no save options for making changes in the notes. It saves everything automatically till users make any changes in the document. This makes use of the app really handy.
This app is ideal for people who want to keep things basic, and have a simple hands-on feel of the note making activity. Other competitors in this section have varied features such as the integration with Gmail tasks, Google Calendar and speech to task options. Simple color coded notes help you classify between various types of notes you wish to make.
This is one app which makes life easier especially for the forgetful, and even better for those who lose their “to do list” very often. We can now certainly hope those missed deadlines will be a thing of the past.