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
4.9
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.9

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5
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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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5.0 4 months 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.

Sharon
Graduate Student in US
Research, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Best Note-Taking App for Free

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I have been using Google Keep for a few years now and it's going to remain my favorite and go-to no frills note taking software. It is also absolutely free to use!

Pros:

I love that Google Keep is free and can be easily integrated with other Google suite softwares. It is easy to use to take quick notes and/or to create a to-do list with dateline reminders.

Cons:

For my needs, there isn't any features about Google Keep that I dislike or am missing. I decided with Google Keep after having looking into several other softwares and am currently quite satisfied with it.

Hassan
Hassan
Marketing Trainee in Egypt
Verified LinkedIn User
Apparel & Fashion, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy and simple tool but valuable

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

Organized. Easy to use. All your notes can be written and combined into lists, and it can be used in blogging and business management. I also used it to write down my notes and replaced it with paper notes.. Easy and simple application that can be used without the Internet

Cons:

It's really hard to give this thing a tip because the name says it all, Google indicates that it's designed for note-taking, and it does it perfectly. No matter where you take your notes, you can access them from anywhere if you connect to your Google account. It's not the best when it comes to task management or project management, but that's not what the app was designed for either

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 last year

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.

Thomas
Thomas
It administrator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Google keep is perfect for taking notes not the best for task management

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I'm a very big Google fan and love their ecosystem that includes Google keep. I will continue to use Google keep for all my note needs and can't wait to see what else Google can come up with

Pros:

Google keep is one of those pieces of software that you cannot live without if you are part of the Google ecosystem. It is integrated with all the other applications they offer and that makes everything so seamless

Cons:

It's hard to really give this thing a con because it says right in the name Google notes it's created for taking notes and it does that perfectly. No matter where you take your note if you're connected to your Google account you'll be able to access that from anywhere. It's not the best when it comes to task management or project management but again that's not what the app is designed for

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