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Google Keep on Galaxy Nexus
|Initial release||March 20, 2013|
|Stable release||2.1.01 / December 13, 2013|
|Operating system||Android, Chrome OS |
Google Keep is a note taking service from Google. Announced on March 20, 2013, Google Keep is available on Google Play for the Android mobile operating system and on Google Drive as a web application.
Despite having its own subdomain, Google Keep redirects to an attached part of Google Drive. Compared to other note-taking products, it has only some basic features: changing note color, setting reminder for a note (reminders set through this method can be accessed by multiple Google applications, including Google Now), inserting an image, and adding a new list, though it has some unique features, including geo-fencing. Users can also choose the List View or Grid View mode on its homepage.
Like Google Drive, there is no Save button for document editing in the web app of Google Keep; it saves everything automatically so long as users make a change to any document.
The Google Keep mobile app can only be installed on devices that have been approved by Google with Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. Non-supported devices can install Keep, but receive the message "Google Play services is not available", even when the Google Play services app has been installed.
Chrome OS packaged app version
Google Keep app for Chrome browser and Chrome OS are one of the early packaged apps provided by Google. The app works offline for creating, editing and deleting notes as well as for extra features such as adding images. The Google Keep Chrome app also works on Linux operating systems as well as Windows and Mac, despite Linux not having a native Google Drive app available.
- "Chrome Web Store - Google Keep". Chrome Web Store. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "Google Keep app on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- Dan Graziano (March 20, 2013). "Google launches Google Keep note-taking service [video]". BGR.
- Newman, Jared (June 30, 2013). "50 Best Android Apps for 2013". Time. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
- Ed Hewitt (May 2, 2013). "Official Google Keep Chrome App Launched, Includes Offline Access". OMG! Chrome!. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Official website
- Google Keep website on Google Drive - alternative Google Keep web address
- Google Keep on Google Play
- Google Keep on Chrome Web Store