After some prior leaks to its launch, Google has launched Google Keep, its new application for taking and managing notes. In addition to text notes, it also allows to manage checklists, images, documents, web pages, voice memos etc. For now, it comes for both Android and web, and obviously has an automatic synchronization in the cloud.
A couple of days ago, some screenshots have been leaked announcing the existence of service, and many thought we would have to wait for Google I/O 2013 to meet Google Keep. However, without any notice, the web search giant introduced “Google Keep” with immediate availability.
The Google Keep Android app works both on smartphones and tablets. In addition to the web interface, Google Keep has the ability to dictate notes using speech recognition, sounds something similar to Evernote or OneNote. There is also a widget for home screen and lock screen (on devices running Android 4.2+) to quickly add special notes. The application is for a device with Android 4.0 or higher.
Google said in a blog post
With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.
You can download Google Keep for Android from Google Play Store, for free. You can also access the web version directly from Drive in your Google account. A version for iOS does not exist yet, whether Google plans to support Apple’s mobile devices is currently unknown.