Google Keep joins the Material Design gang of Google apps

Material Design is already upon us, not only rolling alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop (which is already rolling for Nexus devices), but also neatly gracing the interfaces of a number of Google's own apps. Most of the latter, such as Gmail, Google Play, Google Maps, and the Google search app itself, are already compliant to the Material Design agenda, but several of the more popular apps of the Mountain View-based giant are still waiting for a visual overhaul – we are looking at you, YouTube!

Yet, Google is clearing the entries in its Material Design checklist one by one. The latest one to receive a cosmetic update is Google Keep, the note-taking app that allows you to record audio, take photos, and create handy lists. All of these go into nifty tiles, which can be color-coded for your convenience, and this philosophy has not changed since the Material Design arrived. Frankly said, the newest version, 3.0.01, of Google Keep does not come with any substantially major cosmetic changes, but the available ones are definitely noticeable. 

The update will probably hit your device in a timely manner. Of course, if you are not of the patient type, you can always sideload the app.

Download: Google Keep (Android)

source: Droid Life via Android Authority



1. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

my favourite google app just got better.

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I like this so much too.. Too bad i cannot import/sync my ios notes with this one. The new material design doesn't have much of a difference with the last version.

3. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I think Google Calendar will do the most jobs for me, but I have not received the new version of Google Calendar yet.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I got it yesterday, it's probably the one Google app with the most changes to it with the switch to martial design. I love it. Hang in there, it's on the way.

4. tyger11

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I love Keep. I hope they tie it into Inbox soon.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Not a fan of yellow and grey action bar.... Though keep remains my favorite Google app.

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