New Google Keep: Is This App a Keeper?

New Google Keep Fills Gap in Android Note Keeping Market – Right?

Just when Android was said to be hurting for a good app that could arrange and sync notes efficiently, Google comes through. The new Google Keep is an app available at no charge in the Google Play store.  The unique feature about Google Keep is the ability to record your notes and access them later from your computer or laptop.  This cloud storage is right in line with Google Play, where users can store their media library in the cloud:

Quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is instantly available on all your devices – desktop and mobile.With Google Keep you can:
• Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
• Have voice notes transcribed automatically
• Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
• Color-code your notes to help find them later
• Swipe to archive things you no longer need
• Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes
• Use your notes from anywhere – they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at

Sounds pretty amazing.  We don’t quite see what all the fuss is about though, since most of us here have been using ColorNote for some time now, and find it to be just about as encompassing in terms of really useful features.  Not only are checklists and color-coding a breeze in ColorNote, there is calendar and reminder integration, sticky note making ability, as well as the ability to share your notes and lists with others via text, email or Twitter.  ColorNote will even let you password your notes when desired.  Unlike Google Keep, ColorNote agrees that while the cloud is nice, people need to be able to their notes to SD card in addition to the cloud.  (Likewise, not everyone wants every last personal note being automatically beamed to the cloud.)