Google announced the integration with Keep and Docs you've always wanted

Google announced the integration with Keep and Docs you've always wanted
Google Keep is one of the more underrated stars of Google's software portfolio. The app is quietly one of the best all-around note taking apps available, and by far the best option that won't cost you a penny. Now, Google has integrated Keep functionality with Google Docs in a way that you may not have known you wanted, but you really did.

The feature will essentially place your Keep notepad as a side-panel on the right-hand side of your open Google Doc and allow a few cool options that can go either direction between Docs and Keep. So, for instance, you could drag and drop content from a note into a Doc and have the formatting preserved (meaning a checklist note will become a bullet list in the Doc); or, you could go the opposite way and highlight text in the Doc and save it as a note in Keep. And, because this is Google, if you have a ton of notes in Keep, you will be able to search through them to find exactly what you want.  

The one downside right now is this integration appears to be limited to the web version of Google Docs, so we'll have to wait and see if Google updates the mobile versions of Docs as well. In the meantime, the Keep integration should start rolling out today, but it might take a few days to propogate out to everyone. When it does hit your account, it'll be in the Tools menu in Docs on the web, so let us know if you have it. 


source: G Suite Blog

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6 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Still no option to undo in Keep, pisses me off so much.

2. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Correction: Evernote is "by far the best option that won't cost you a penny."

3. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Evernote do cost you a penny...even more than that.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

free evernote? no thanks, it only have 60MB storage, limited to 2 devices, and no offline mode

5. schultzter

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2015

Only if you like the new Evernote and you're okay with the limitations of the free tier. If you prefer the classic Evernote or you go beyond the free limits then Evernote is not the solution you are looking for.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google is my go to note keeping app. Its fast and reliable but feature is limited so only the simple snap photo and comment, my shopping list, listing out steps to solve technical problem. Second is Microsoft OneNote slower and sometime may hang but still the best for integrating web clips and sound clips, my Google Keep backup of important notes. No idea went the Keep would belly up like the rest.

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