Google Keep had gone through several amazing improvements ever since 2013 when it was originally launched. The latest improvement to the note-taking app will let users organize their notes by tags, making the view similar to organizing files inside of a folder.
In 2013, soon after its March debut, Google Keep was named one of Google’s Top 50 Apps. It has since then improved considerably and currently boasts a great number of useful integration and organizational features.
Color-coding notes and lists made it easier to discern the different post-its visually. Users, however, could also search easier by organizing and searching by color. Nevertheless, that option to search has proved not to be enough for the almost 50 million Google Keep users.
Keep can now efficiently organize a user’s notes, ordering and classifying similar keywords into an open folder-like view.
Google’s new change to Keep was quite expeditious considering that, a day prior, Evernote announced that it would be increasing its paid monthly subscription service and limiting access to its free accounts.
With Evernote expecting a very soon massive loss in its popularity, it would appear that Google Keep will be the main player in the note taking business for a while.
In addition, Google Keep currently allows users to insert images into their notes. Note reminders either based on location or time are one of the other most used features. The integration of the reminders into other Google apps like Clock, Calendar, or Now is seamless, quick, and flawless.
Finally, Google’s note-taking app allows users to take voice memos. The options are currently available only in the United States and for English speaking users. Nevertheless, the app does automatically transcribe the voice memos and saves them both as audio and text. Finally, Google Keep acts similarly to Google Docs, allowing multiple users to write collaboratively in the same note.
Google Keep is available for no cost on both Android and iOS. Additionally, the app is available on desktop browsers with the exact same functionality. It was one of the first apps that Google took into account for their initial Chrome OS app pack.
Evernote also accumulated most of its popularity through its iOS app. Initially, its Firefox and Chrome extensions saw more popularity than the Android version of the app. Currently, all three mediums are popular for Evernote as well.
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