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Google Keep – Everything You Need to Know About It

Google Keep – Everything You Need to Know About It

Google Keep the best app for creating notes, making a shopping list and much more. Google Keep is not preinstalled on all Android devices. It is easy to use and comes with simple UI that help you to operate efficiently. Google Keep is the stylish & basic note taking an app that auto connect with other Google services like Google drive, Google Docs, and other word processing tools. 

In this article, we will list all features & trick about Google Keep. Some features are also listed here that you might not even try or know about it. Check out below to see what you can do with your Google Keep app on android.

  • Download Google keep
  • Create & Edit your first note in Google Keep
  • Create & Manage lists in Google Keep
  • Create Notes & List Using Voice commands
  • Share notes & add collaborators in Keep
  • Set reminders in Keep
  • Add Audio Notes in Google Keep
  • Add photos to notes in Google Keep
  • Add drawing note in Keep
  • Add location in your Notes
  • Organize your Notes with label in Google keep
  • Get text from images
  • Use Keep as a bookmark tool
  • Export Google Keep notes to Google Docs
  • Archive or delete older notes in Keep
  • Colored notes in Google Keep

Download Google Keep Getting Started

Download Google Keep

You can download and install Google keep From Google Play Store. To download, Google Keep on your Android smartphone, only you have to type “Keep” in the search bar & hit enter. You will see Google keep on your play store. Now tap on “Install” button to get started.

Now follow these simple steps to download and install “Keep” application.

Step 1: Launch Google Play Store on your Smartphone

Step 2: Type “Keep” and search in Play Store

Step 3: Tap on Keep to open it

Step 4: Now click on Install button to download on your phone. After downloading keep on your smartphone, open it.

Google Keep

Step 5: Now choose Google account you want to link up with the app

Create & Edit your first note in Google Keep

Creating and editing note on the keep is quite straightforward and easy. You can create your first note like a shopping list, any Details, address, etc. To set up and edit note on keep follow these simple steps.

Create & Edit Note in Google Keep

Step 1: Open keep app on your smartphone

Step 2: Tap on “Take a note” section at the bottom left side of screen

Step 3: Now, enter “Title” and “Text” in the note

Step 4: After this, press back button to save your note. You can also edit your note after finishing, to edit your note tap on note you want to editCreate & Manage lists in Google Keep

Step 5: Now tap on the section that you want to edit or make changes

Step 6: After editing, tap on back button to save your note

Create & Manage lists in Google Keep

You can also set up and manage to-do lists in the keep; You can also create your shopping list, Grocery list, etc. Set up and maintaining a list in keep app is very simple and easy. To create a list in keep follow these simple steps.

Create & Manage lists in Google Keep

Step 1: First, open Google keep app from your home screen

Step 2: Here you can see “List icon” at the bottom, tap on it to open.

Step 3: Now, enter the title for your list and start adding items in list

Step 4: If you want to delete some items from list, tap on “Cross icon” at the right side of item. 

If you’ve started making a list in basic style, and want to add checkboxes to your list so follow next step

Step 5: To add checkboxes, tap on plus icon at the left bottom side

Step 6: Here you have to select “Checkboxes” option to convert the note in to-do list

Create lists in Google Keep

If you don’t want to add checkboxes to your list, you can also hide them from list, to hide follow next step

Step 6: To hide checkboxes, tap on “Menu” icon on the right side of title

Google Keep - Hide Check Box

Step 7: Tap on “Hide Checkboxes” option & it will be hidden.

Create Notes & List Using Voice commands

You can create notes and list by your voice on your Android smartphone in Google Keep. You can also add, change, and delete list items. To use this feature, make sure that “Ok Google” is turned On. To Create note and list by voice, Follow these simple step.

Create Notes & List Using Voice commands

Step 1: First, unlock your Android smartphone

Step 2: Now Say “Ok Google” or you can also tap on Microphone icon on Google Search bar

Step 3: Say “Take a note” when a mic appears on screen

Step 4: Choose Google Keep app, if prompted to select app

Step 5: Now, keep app will say “What’s the note?” you can do what you want to add in your Note. You can say something like this, “Go Mall Shopping today and remember to get clothes.”

Step 6: You will see your spoken note as text in screen when you stop talking

Step 7: After this, your note will be saved automatically in Google keep

You can also view and edit your notes in a keep. You’ve done it.

Share notes & add collaborators in Keep

You can send your note to your friends and family members using any social platform like Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail, Google+ and Hangouts. You can also send using file transfer app like Xender, and it also has Bluetooth sending feature. You can add a collaborator to share your note with your family members and friends.

Share notes and add collaborators in Keep

Follow these simple steps, to send your Note using Social platform

Step 1: Open keep on your “Android Smartphone.”

Step 2: Now select the note you want to send via social networking app

Step 3: Tap on “Action icon” at the bottom right side of screen  

Step 4: To send, tap on “Send” option and choose “Send via Other apps.”

Step 5: Here you have to choose app that you want to use to send your note. Follow these simple steps to add a collaborator in your Note

Step 1: Open note that you want to add Collaborator in keep app

Step 2: Now tap on “Action icon” on the bottom right side of screen

Step 3: Here you have to choose “Collaborator” option

add a collaborator in your Note

Step 4: Now you have to enter an email address of the person that you want to share your note with.

Step 5: After adding email address, tap on Save button to share your note with collaborato

Set reminders in Keep

Yes, you can also set a reminder on your note in keep app. The most useful feature of the keep is “Set Reminder,” Google Keep app comes with an option of creating a reminder based on location and time. Adding a reminder in your note is very simple and easy process. Follow these simple steps to add a reminder in your note.

Set Reminders in Google Keep

Step 1: First, open Google keep App on your Android device

Step 2: Now select the Note that you want to add reminder

Step 3: You have to tap on “Remind me” icon at the top of screen

Step 4: Now choose date and time, then tap on Save button

Add Audio Notes in Google Keep

You can also add audio notes in Google keep app by your voice. To add audio notes in keep app, follow these simple steps

Step 1: Launch Google keep on your Android smartphone

Step 2: To add audio, tap on “Microphone” icon at the bottom of screen

Add audio notes in Google Keep

Step 3: Now start speaking that your want to record and add in note

Step 4: Once you’re done speaking, you will see a text that you are recorded in your audio note.

Step 5: You can also listen to your recording by pressing the “Play” button

Add photos to notes in Google Keep

In the keep app, you can also add Photos in your note. To add Photos in your note follow these simple step.

Step 1: Open Google keep App on your Android smartphone

Step 2: Now you have to tap on “Camera” icon at the bottom right side of screen

Step 3: To add, you can select “Choose image” option to add photos from your gallery. If you want to add photos using your device camera so choose “Take photo” option

Step 4: After adding photo, enter title and text for photo if required

Add photos to notes in Google Keep

Step 5 To save your note, tap on “Back” button

Add drawing note in Keep

Yes, you can add drawing note in Google keep the app. You can create Drawing note in keep using three modes Pen, Marker, and Highlight. With the three modes, you can create or draw digitally. To create drawing in Keep follow these simple steps.

Add drawing note in Keep

Step 1: First open Google Keep App on your device

Step 2: Now tap on “Pen icon” at the bottom

Step 3: You can also select between Pen, Marker, and highlight mode

Step 4: Now you can start drawing on screen, tap on “Undo icon” to go back on the top right

Step 5: To delete your drawing, you can use “Eraser” button at the bottom of the screen. The Select icon allow you to select and move your drawing  

Step 6: Select and move your drawing, tap on “Select icon” at the bottom left side of screen

Add location in your Notes

You can also add Location to your notes in Google Keep app. Adding location to your note in Google keep is quite simple and easy. To add location follow these steps

Adding location in Google Keep Notes

Step 1: Open Google keep app from your Android smartphone

Step 2: Now select the note that you want to add location

Step 3: Here, you have to tap on “Remind me” icon at the top of screen

Step 4: Choose “Place” and type “Name” of location that you want to add to your note

Adding Place with Reminders in Google Keep

Step 5: Now find and select location, then tap on name of location and tap on “Save” button to save your location in note

Organize your Notes with label in Google keep

You can organize you all Keep Notes with a label in Google Keep app. Also, you can filter your notes using a label. Now follow these simple steps to add a label on your Google Keep note.

Step 1: Open Google Keep app on your Android device

Step 2: Now Open Note that you want to add label

Organize your Notes with label in Google keep

Step 3: Here, you have to tap on “Action icon” on the bottom right side of screen

Step 4: Type your new label here, and also you can use existing labels that you have utilized in another note.

You can also add labels using hashtag symbol, and only you have to type a (#) symbol in your note and keep brings up all available labels. Follow these simple steps to add a label using hashtag symbol.

Step 1: Open Note in Google keep that you want to add label

Step 2: Now type a hashtag symbol #.

Adding Lables on Google Keep Notes

Step 3: After typing hashtag symbol, you can see all available label on screen

Step 4: Now choose label that you want to add to your note in keep

Get text from images

By Using Google keep the app, you can extract text from any image or photo. To get a text from image follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open Google keep app on your Android device

Step 2: Open Note that includes Image

Step 3: Tap on photo, then tap on “Menu icon” on the top right side of screen

Extract Text From Images - OCR

Step 4: Here choose, “Grab image text” option and wait for process

Step 5: You can also create annotations to photo by using “Pen icon” on the top right side of screen.

Use Keep as a bookmark tool

You can also use Google keep as a bookmark tool on any Android phone. With the Google keep, you don’t need a special tool to save you all bookmark. Now follow these simple steps to use keep as a bookmark.

Use Google Keep as Bookmarking Tool

Step 1: Tap on Menu icon from Google Chrome app to save a website address to Keep

Step 2: Here, you have to choose “Share” option

Step 3: In the Share via window, select “Keep” App to save website address

Save Bookmark in Google keep

Step 4: Now tap label icon, and type Bookmark or also you can select bookmark label

Step 5: Then, tap on “Save” button to add website address as a note in Keep

Export Google Keep notes to Google Docs

Google Keep app comes with lots of features, but it doesn’t come with advanced text editing feature. If you want more and advanced editing tool to edit your Keep notes, you can export your notes to Google Docs, Word, Evernote, and other advanced word editing tools. Follow these simple steps to export notes to Google Docs.

Step 1: Select notes you want to export in Google Docs

Step 2: Long press on a note to show extra “Menu Option” at the top of screen

Export Google Keep notes to Google Docs

Step 3: Now you have to tap on “More icon” at the top right side of screen

Step 4: Here, you have to tap on “Copy to Google Docs” to export your note in Google docs.

Archive or delete older notes in Keep

In the Google keep app, you can also archive and delete old notes. To archive and delete notes, follow these simple steps.

Archive or delete older notes in Keep

Step 1: Open Note that you want to archive and delete

Step 2: Now tap on “Archive icon” to archive note

Step 3: To delete notes, tap on “Action icon” at the bottom right side of screen

Step 4: Here, you have to tap on the “Delete” option

Colored notes in Google Keep

Google Keep also comes with color code feature that allows you to create a colored note in a keep. Along with labels, you can also use colored text in a note and also change the background color using a color code. Now follow these simple steps to use the color code in Keep.

Colored Notes in Google keep

Step 1: Open Google Keep app on your Android smartphone

Step 2: Now choose note you want to add color

Step 3: Here, tap on “Action icon” at the bottom right side

Step 4: From here, you can select the “Desired color” that you want to add

I hope we have listed almost off feature that everyone using with their Google Keep. Now it’s your turn. Do let us know what do you use Google keep for?

Last Updated On: January 18, 2017

About Bharat Dudhrejiya

Bharat Dudhrejiya loves to write about android smartphones and tablets. He also loves to read books, playing cricket and games on phone. He currently owns Galaxy Note5.