Google Keep is being rebranded as Keep Notes

Google Keep is being rebranded as Keep Notes
Google has been teasing a Material Design makeover for most of its first-party apps and Keep seems to be next in line to receive it. In recent months, Google's note-taking app has been updated with support for subtasks and gridlines when drawing, among other features, expanding the app's capabilities and turning it into one of the most robust, albeit simple, productivity tools out there. But the latest update for Google Keep introduces a rather unexpected change – a new name.

That's right, Keep is now officially being rebranded as "Keep Notes," which may not seem like a big change, but the "note" part is what people are usually searching for on Google Play and the Apple App store.

The Play Store listing itself has yet to reflect the change, while the desktop version is still available under However, the new name can be seen in the side panel in Gmail, Google Calendar, and Docs. One of the possible reasons for the name change could be Google Tasks. Keep has long been a go-to place for both note-taking and setting reminders, but Google evidently wants to split the two in their own, full-fledged offerings.

Following the recent onslaught of Material Design 2.0 updates for apps like Google Photos, Calculator, and Contacts, it's relatively safe to assume that Google Keep (Notes) is also going to receive a makeover in the coming months.


source: 9to5Google



1. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Nice. Google Keep is the most simple, lightweight and functional notes app out there.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Not even close. The most simple, lightweight and functional note app out there is... Simple Note! Extremely light, very simple (Some might say, too simple), efficient and... Absolutely free with no advertisements. And that's coming from a man who has tried everything. Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, Evernote + a few relatively unknown apps. On the flip side; it's practically a Notepad with cloud sync, VERY BASIC in other words. No support for audio and images but it works for me.

3. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

As long as it works for you that's cool. Does it allow you to put a password on notes that you kept? I know Keep doesn't and I wish it was something that Google implemented.

4. ShadowHammer

Posts: 204; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

I've been using Keep for awhile now to make notes and lists. It works quite well for me, and I like that its cloud sync integrates nicely with Gmail and other Google apps. I hope their updates don't wreck it.

5. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I never understood why google doesn't take the Apple approach and just call all of their apps "Google ____" . It would greatly help the general public know which app to use for certain things, especially those coming from IOS. But that's just my 2 cents

7. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

Safari, FaceTime, Siri and Keynote say hello. The only other oddly-named Google apps I can think of are Hangouts, Allo and Duo, but then Google Talk had already been taken, and Android's Messages is basically Google Messages. I'd rather the Google Play __ apps be called just Play __ though.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bring default shopping lists back to keep instead of the messy online approach when using GA or GH.

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