Google announces ‘Keep', its Evernote competitor

Google has announced ‘Keep’, its cloud storing note application that allows you to quickly capture whatever is on your mind and then share it across all over your devices. The notes you take are stored using Google Drive and are synced in real time to all of your devices so that you always have them with you.

The service will also allow you to voice translate memos for the times where it is easier to speak than to type. Seeing that Google Now has gotten quite good at speech recognition, the voice translation service could be a compelling feature if it can accurately scribe the notes.

Google has listed the following features of the service:

Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
• Have voice notes transcribed automatically
• Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
• Color-code your notes to help find them later
• Swipe to archive things you no longer need
• Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes
• Use your notes from anywhere - they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at http://drive.google.com/keep

Google has also created a widget that allows you to update Keep without unlocking your device. This handy widget will make it quite easy to keep your notes current as you move about. 

The app is available now in the Google Play store for devices running Android 4.0 and above

Source: Google

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