Google Keep outed: Meet Google’s new note-taking service

by: Bams SadewoMarch 19, 2013


As mobile devices get smarter, we rely on them more to do the complicated tasks of remembering things for us, a segment that Evernote and its cross-platform note-taking app has seemingly cornered since 2008. And a splendid job it’s been doing thus far.

While Google had a dabble in similar territory before to no success (remember Google Notebook?), it appears that the tech giant is on the cusp of introducing a new note-taking service, dubbed as Google Keep, to challenge Evernote and its 50 million strong users.

Although it’s not yet official, the service went live for a short while earlier in the week, allowing Android Police to grab some screenshots and share them with the rest of the world. The interface kinds of remind us of the cards-based Google Now.

Google Keep will allow users to create, save and share notes, task lists, pictures, and other content. As you might’ve guessed, the service will be integrated with Google’s other offerings, such as Drive, which is a good thing if you’re rather dependent on all things Google. You should be able to save web links and snippets as well through the “Add to Google Keep” button.

Alas, the website has since been taken down and you’ll see a 404 error message instead. Seeing how Google likes to take its time in introducing a new product, we can’t tell for sure whether Google Keep will arrive next month or next year, but we think it’ll be heading our way sooner rather than later. Perhaps, it’d be introduced alongside Google Babble? We’ll keep you updated.

  • Jazli Aziz

    Will Google Keep be more like Evernote (note taking), Tasks (task list) or Pocket (keep articles for later)? Or a scary Frankenstein monster that combines all??

  • Ivan Budiutama

    can anyone explain the different between this, evernote and Gnotes?

  • aholsteinson

    The title of the article is a tad misleading and the news is a bit old too. When i read the title it made me think that Google Keep had actually been released.