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What Is Google Keep?

Google Keep is a note-taking application that allows you to create checklists, make lists and reminders, and save images. It can be used by businesses that need to keep track of their employees' work schedules, or for freelancers who work on multiple projects at once.

The app allows users to create notes in a list format that can be edited later by adding new items or moving them around as needed. It also features an integrated calendar function that lets you view your tasks across different time periods so you can see what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. Users can also add images into their notes by taking photos directly from the app or uploading existing photos from their phone's gallery.

Who Uses Google Keep?

Web-based note-taking application for individuals, professionals, and businesses.

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Reviews of Google Keep

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.9

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5
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3
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Cushi
Cushi
Cushi Ming in Ecuador
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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An Everyday Companion for Note Taking and More

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Google Keep helps me to stay organized with lists, especially to-do lists. This is essential for the way that I run my business. I take down everything that needs to be done in google keep, utilize the checkbox features which allows you to slide items up and down in order in a list. That allows me to prioritize the items on my list. After prioritizing my list, I can schedule each item as an appointment in my google calendar.

Pros:

What I like most about Google Keep is its ease of use. When using Keep it is very easy to catch onto how to use it. The UI puts everything front and center, making it easy to find the most used features in every scenario. I also love that Keep is available anywhere I have an internet connection. The app is on my phone, my iPad and my laptop.

Cons:

What I like least about Google Keep is that it does not file notes into folders. Generally, folders can help create a cleaner UI , where as having every note show up on the main screen of the app can feel cluttered and overwhelming at times.

Richard
Richard
Remote Assistant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Machinery, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One of the better note management platforms

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: I have used Google Keep along with the rest of Google's suite of programs for several years now, and have always been impressed with their applications. I just happen to love Microsoft OneNote more, and tend to favor that application for note curation.

Pros:

My favorite thing about Google Keep is the ease with which new users can learn to use the platform proficiently. It's a very user-friendly application.

Cons:

My least favorite thing about the software is that it's not Microsoft OneNote, therefore it doesn't integrate with OneDrive. Other than that simple problem, it's an excellent app.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Food & Beverages, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Very easy for short notes/ tasks

5.0 last month New

Comments: It is a very nice Google feature. I find it very attractive to keep short notes/ tasks handy (either on my web browser or my mobile phone). It's a nice tool for corporate scenarios, but also for more basic/ home-based ones such as shopping list/ etc.

Pros:

Awesome when it comes to keeping easy track of notes/ tasks. It's just very simple to have a specific tab in the browser for G-Keep and go there anytime to add notes. The different Tags are also great for organizing the note types. Very convenient as well to assign tasks/ notes to people and/ or collaborate. The synced mobile app is also very nice and easy to utilize (btw, great voice-recognition feature for on-the-go voice-based notes creation).

Cons:

Not very convenient if you need to document large stuff/ extensive notes.

Steve
Steve
VP of Product in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Electronics, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

What a strange little product--but I use it every day

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: Keep really doesn't know what it wants to be -- a to do list, a stick notes app, or a web clipper to compete with Evernote, or what? All I know is that it's pervasive across all my devices and installed on my Pixel phones, so it's super handy and the default when I need to get something out of my head, so despite all these short-comings, I still use it and will "keep" using it (haha, sorry for the pun).

Pros:

Keep is dead simple. Write a note, maybe make it a list or add a picture. No learning curve, no saving, no files or folders. You can add colors or labels if you like, but what I love most is the powerful search built in that instantly brings up one of my hundreds of notes, even archived ones. I do use the colors as well with a pretty deep system of categories, but I ran out of colors for new categories a long time ago because of the limited number of choices.

Cons:

Keep drives me crazy. New features are very rare. You can't even do rich text formatting! Lists are totally inflexible other than simple indentation for a pseudo subtask motif.

Yris
Manager in Dominican Republic
Nonprofit Organization Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I totally love google keep

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: AWESOME! I use it for everything in my daily life

Pros:

Easy to use, practical and includes may funcitonalities for everyday life

Cons:

There's nothing I don't like about Google Keep, for real

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