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Google’s Keep note taking app comes to iPhone and iPad [Video]


Google today announced that it’s bringing its Google Keep note taking app to iPhone and iPad for the first time after originally releasing only for web and Android users a couple years back.

The journal-like app allows users to save notes, photos and other content and integrates reminders, to-do lists, and voice input features. Notes are customizable with colors and labels and can be shared with others for real-time collaboration, while reminders can be set by time or location. Users can also search for notes using filters for content type, color and more.

The app keeps notes in sync across platforms including an Android app and versions for Chrome and the web that support Mac and Windows users.

The Google Keep app is available for iOS starting today for both iPhone and iPad.

Forget fumbling with sticky notes, or trying to recall that last item on your to-do list. When you’re trying to capture a moment or remember a task, Google Keep can help. And starting today, the things you love about Keep on the web and Android are now available on iOS:
  • Find what you need, quickly by searching and filtering your notes by color and type like images, audio and text. You can also add labels to help you organize your thoughts
  • Set time or location-based reminders so you won’t forget to swing by the dry cleaners or miss an item on your shopping list
  • Do more, together by sharing your notes so you can divvy up the packing list and watch as the items get checked off in real time.

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  1. sardonick - 8 years ago

    This would be a good app IF it had pdf export. The export function is a joke and makes this app useless for me in business or personal use. I’m hoping they’ll support and improve it because it really does have potential.

  2. Sebastian - 8 years ago

    Too late, after iOS 9 the iPhones built in Notes app is already good enough for me.

    • epicflyingcat - 8 years ago

      Not if you have a device that isn’t made by Apple…

      • dcj001 - 8 years ago

        Intelligent people do not use devices that are not made by Apple.

    • Vlado Bízik - 8 years ago

      Same here. I used to use Microsoft OneNote for years, because Apple’s notes solution sucked, but the new Notes is already good enough, so I migrated my notes over to it. OneNote is a wonderful, full-featured product, but I never used any of the advanced features that are not in the current Notes iteration, so I don’t look back. This effort by Google is too little, too late. Plus you never know when they will axe it, so Google does with many of their products.

  3. epicflyingcat - 8 years ago

    Finally! Thank you Google.

  4. RP - 8 years ago

    Nice! Finally!

  5. joe smith (@joe815smith) - 8 years ago

    This app is horrible. I used it when I had an android phone and with each revision, google would move around the ui buttons so you had to re-learn how to use it.

  6. Dmitry Goncharenko - 8 years ago

    i feel sorry for the people that consider iOS built in Notes app any good. Its laughable at best. Google Keep is right up there with OneNote as being the most useful app for notes. I keep oneNote for business stuff and Google Keep for personal notes or quick on-the-go stuff, and its been phenomenal so far. Love the color coding and pullet points of it – great for making those grocery lists. Finally they brought it to iOS, couldn’t be happier!

  7. hydrovacing - 8 years ago

    Just dowloaded it test it out. Needs improvement but want to try Notes on iPhone and the new Mac OS version of Notes when it comes out. Until then I’ll be sitting on the fence.


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