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Google may take on Evernote/Pocket with Google Keep

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Google may take on Evernote/Pocket with Google Keep
As insiders will tell you, the code don't lie, and another new service has been found hidden in the code for Google Drive. It's unclear exactly what the product is, but it seems to be a note-taking service similar to Evernote or Pocket, and it will go by the name Google Keep.

Google Keep is apparently codenamed "Memento", and there are a few trails leading back to it. For example, the URL https://drive.google.com/keep/
Google may take on Evernote/Pocket with Google Keep
directs you to a fake "page not found", and the URL http://g.co/keep redirects to a nonexistent Play Store app. Additionally, the favicons for the service can be found at both https://drive.sandbox.google.com/keep/ and https://drive.sandbox.google.com/notes/. 

Interestingly, there is a link found for it in a screenshot for Instant Preview in the Android browser from way back in July of 2012. It looks as though the "Add to Google Keep" link will save website snippets from Search directly to the Google Keep app, which will be part of Google Drive. 

So, Google Keep could just be a Pocket/Instagram type of app, or we think it may be something of a rebranding of Google Tasks, and could be a more comprehensive read later/notebook app, similar to Evernote. Whatever it is, it seems like it has been in the works for a while, so it's unclear if we should expect this to really show up, or if the project may have already been put aside. 

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posted on 17 Mar 2013, 17:01

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


"Keep" ... bad naming :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:13

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Bad names and the sort seem to be typical with Google.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:19

4. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Sure, lightning for a freaking charger connector makes much sense, maybe the idea came from all the frying iphones out there ahah

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:17 1

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or maybe it has something to do with te speed of data transfer with the new cable. Knowing what you're talking about helps.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:39

7. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


burned brah

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:34

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So data transfer helps is charging? Man Apple should seriously patent charging iPhone using WIFI Signals :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:13

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4144; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't think they should keep the name.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:22

5. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


That Keep link in the article seems to work... (https://drive.google.com/keep/)

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