Google Launches Google Keep : A Note Taking Service to Compete with Evernote

A long due service by Google is finally here. I always wondered how to keep notes on my Android as I can on my iPad and then I always had to go for Evernote but not anymore I guess! Google launched Google Keep today, a note talking app integrated with Google Drive, a cloud service by Google. The service will be available on web and on Android devices running 4.0+ (ICS or Jellybean) You can download the app from Google Play store or try it on web at Google Keep.

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Just as Apple has notes, Google keep is the answer to the services like Evernote and post-it. You can type out a reminder or list using the Keep Android app. Aside from tapping out a note, you can also store photos in the app, and you can record voice notes, which Keep then transcribes into text, so you can read or listen to them later. If you snap a photo in the app, you can then edit it using all of Android’s built-in camera features (cropping, color balancing, photo filters and borders). Using Android’s sharing features, you share a photo by e-mail, text messaging, Picasa, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Path, Dropbox and even Amazon’s Send to Kindle feature.

Google describes Keep as a service that lets you “save ideas and organize to-dos the moment they happen by creating notes, lists, photos and voice recordings right from your phone” (don’t worry, it also works on tablets). You can access, edit, and create new notes on the Web from the above website, and furthermore, Google says you’ll be able to do the same directly from your Google Drive account “in the coming weeks.”

Below is the video describing Google Keep :

It’ll be interesting to see if Google Keep can survive and kills services like evernote, post-it or it can just vanish as all what Google Keep has to offer, Evernote is already providing. So, interesting times ahead though Google Keep is just a bare-bone as of now in terms of vast features Evernote offers. One thing I’d personally like to see is Google Keep being integrated to Chrome or at least I need extensions for all the existing browsers but still it can survive without them as it works pretty fine on the Apple Safari browsers on iOS. Let us see what’s next. Do let your comments express what you feel about this service.

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