Google never stops to surprise its customers. They just launched “Keep”, which will help you in storing your notes. This service is integrated with Drive and comes along with proper Android application.
A short sneak peek from this service was shown on March 17, but after some time it has disappeared. The company hasn’t commented this appearance. And now it’s finally alive and running on the web and you can find it as an app for Android phones that are running on version 4.0 or newest versions. They officially launched it yesterday and this Google Keep will give the consumers a new way of creating and saving notes and you can also integrate them with the Drive.
Google Keep is like a central place for storing all the information that you can get from many different services. Before this, the users were doing this in Google Docs. But now on a much easier way you can get the same experience and leave Google Docs for something else. This is what they reported on their blog post about the launching:
“To solve this problem we’ve created Google Keep. 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.”
This service has its similarities with Evernote, which brings the same note-taking service. Everyone calls it the “external brain” and this service has about 45 million users. This new service from Google was given a notable name “Evernote Killer”. But, Google had bad luck with this kind of product back in 2006. They created the Google Notebook back then and the process for making it was 3 years. They launched it in 2009 and it disappeared from the web in 2012. All the documents saved on the Notebook were carried into Google Docs. Let’s hope this service won’t have the same destiny.
It’s funny how this new Google Keep came right in time after they released a statement saying that Google Reader is shutting down for good and they added that the users will have a period of 3 months to find a replacement and to transfer the important notes and documents into it. Maybe they launched Keep to be that replacement? – That’s seems to be a smart thing to do and if you were using Google Reader and you haven’t find any replacement you can transfer the old files and record new notes into Keep.
Here is the video that shows what this new service can do: