Google Keep is now out for iPhone and iPad

Google Keep is now out for iPhone and iPad

Finally! One of the most popular Android note-taking apps, the simple and straightforward Google Keep is now out for iPhone and iPad.

Google Keep is a notes app that emulates the look of colorful sticky notes, and it's a really simple notes app that works on both mobile and desktop, syncing effortlessly across all devices. Its clever color system (you have eight colors of notes to choose from, and you can have, say, red notes for personal stuff, green for to-dos, and so on) allows you to quickly sort through and filter messages, and in addition to all that you can also easily attach images, add text labels, share notes with your contacts and copy notes to Google Docs.

Google Keep is not a direct rival to the super sophisticated Evernote, but it's a simpler and faster solution that will be just enough for everyone except power users and has gained over 425,000 reviews and between 50 and 100 million downloads on Android.

For users who are invested in Google's excellent cloud ecosystem of services, including Google Drive, this has been a piece sorely missing on iOS, and now it's here. It's still striking that it took Google 2 and a half years after the launch of Google Keep on the Play Store to make it available on iOS.

Interestingly, the launch of the app practically coincides with the launch of iOS 9, where Apple itself brought huge improvements to its stock Notes app, adding support for drawing images and much more complex formatting.

Do you use Google Keep and are you planning on using it on iOS? Let us know in the comments section below.


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8 Comments

1. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

MS's One Note is the kind of note-taking app. Thanks MS for bringing the app to all most popular OS, so I can now read my notes across all my devices running different OS.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

MS..? This A Google App.

3. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

I'm talking about MS's One Note, but this article is about Google's Google Keep. Sorry that I make you confused mate!!

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Oh Ok.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Is it good? Samsung pre-installed on S6 with the latest update and I disabled it. I might give it a spin if it's any good. I use onedrive so if it syncs with it automatically, it will be awesome.

6. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Of course, it'll sync automatically itself mate. As for me, after using it for months, I've decided to uninstall all other note-taking apps from all my devices except some pre-installed ones such Apple's notes. I believe strongly you won't be disappointed with it. Try it, it's really awesome.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It does sync automatically One Note is my fav note taking app on laptops/desktops So many great features e.g. instantaneous OCR, equations, tables, very organised... But One Note for Mobile isn't as full featured as it is on desktop e.g. its missing the first 3 features I mentioned above So I prefer Keep for simple notes for my phone (and now my iPad) and One Note for my uni notes on my laptop/desktop Give it a go, it depends on what you want

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I was waiting forever for Google to make Keep available on iOS, but then Apple FINALLY made their Notes app useful in iOS 9 so I'm no longer interested in Keep. It was ridiculous how underutilized Notes was before iOS 9. I may still download Keep since other people in my family use it on their Android smartphones and I can share shopping list notes with them when using it.

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