Google Keep Marc Coriat

Service: Google Keep
Developer: Google

Released: 20 March 2013

  • Google Keep is a note taking service from Google
  • Google Keep is available on Google Play for the Android mobile operating system and on Google Drive as a web application
  • Compared to other note-taking products, it has only some basic features: changing note color, setting reminder for a note (reminders set through this method can be accessed by multiple Google applications, including Google Now), inserting an image, and adding a new list, though it has some unique features, including Geofencing.

Geofencing

A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic areas. (Example of Mirror World)

One major use of Google Keep is Geofencing. Geofencing helps one create a virtual perimeter of a geographical area, and notification can be received on Google Keep if one enters or leaves a Geofence.

Used for Location Based Reminders (TO DO LIST)
Ex. Whole Foods (Grocery List)

Advantages

  • One major advantage of Google Keep is that it appears independently, rather than being a sub domain of Google.com. But compared to its competitors, it only has some very basic features, such as changing the note color, choosing the view between the list and grid mode, inserting an image and setting reminder for a note.
  • Reminders set through Google Keep can be accessed by a number of Google Applications.
  • Like Google Drive, there is no Save button for document editing in the web app of Google Keep; it saves everything automatically so long as users make a change to any document.
  • You can log in using the internet and use it on the computer as well.
  • Easy to use
  • Works offline for Chrome browser and the Chrome Operating System. Users can create, edit and delete notes as well as add images offline. The Google Chrome Keep App also works for other operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux.

Disadvantages

  • The Google Keep mobile app can only be installed on devices that have been approved by Google with Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.
  • Prior Softwares cannot download this app.
  • Non – android Smart devices cannot use the service yet.
  • Very Simple Note Taking App

Future

  • Google Keep is hinting at future Drive and video integration

Accomplishments

Time listed Google Keep among its 50 Best Android Applications for 2013.

Competition

Google Keep is perfect for people who want to have a simple hands-on feel of the note making activity. Other competitors in this section have varied features such as the integration with Gmail tasks, Google Calendar and speech to task options.