Google Keep note-taking tool officially introduced with accompanying Android app

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: March 20, 2013

Google Keep official

Just a few days after Google's new Keep note-taking app was made a brief appearance to tease us all, the service has been officially introduced. Google Keep is a new utility that allows users to type out quick notes to be saved in Google Drive and accessed either online or using an Android phone or tablet. Notes can also be transcribed into Keep with a user's voice. When creating a new note, users can include lists or photos, and separate notes can be saved using different colors to make them easier to find. Google Keep also features a search feature to help users find exactly the note that they're looking for.

Google Keep is now accessible online at this link right here, and Google has also launched an official Keep app for Android in the Google Play Store that is available to devices running Android 4.0 or higher. The app allows users to create notes just like they would online, and there's a widget so that Keep notes can be placed directly onto a device's home screen. Google notes that there's also a lock screen Keep widget available to devices running Android 4.2 or higher.

Google Keep looks like a nice little note-taking app so far, and its integration with Google Drive means that it'll like become the go-to utility for Android users that want to jot down (or dictate) some of their thoughts. Unfortunately for users of mobile platforms that don't have a little green robot for a mascot, Google hasn't said anything about a Keep other OSes. Considering how many other apps Google has made for Apple devices, though, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Keep app appear on iOS at some point in the future. Now that it's officially official, what are your first impressions of Google Drive? Does it seem like a utility that you'll be integrating into your life?

Via Official Google Blog, Google Keep, Google Play: Google Keep