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Google Keep - Notes and lists for iOS

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Nov 10, 2015

Google Keep for iOS enables you to take, store, and share notes using text, voice, and your phone's camera.


Instantly immersive: Google Keep for iOS immerses you in its ecosystem from the get-go. When you launch the app for the first time, you'll see instructions in note form. Tap each to learn more.

Two views: Tap the top right button and you'll be able to reconfigure your page from a vertical tile layout to a horizontal one.

Various types of notes: Tap Take a Note on the bottom left rail to create a written note. Tap the list button to the right to create a list. Tap the microphone button to dictate a note, which Keep saves as a recording and also transcribes. Tap the camera app to add a new picture or existing picture note. The app automatically saves your notes.

Reminders two ways: Tap Remind Me under your note to create reminders by time and date or by location. You can also set repeat reminders.

Collaborate with others: Within your note, tap the Add Person button to share your note with one person or several people.

Labels and colors: Within the note you can press the label button to label your note and the painter palette button to change the color. Both of these features make notes easier to locate.

Work across platforms: Access your notes from your desktop with the Google Keep Chrome extension, or copy them to Google Docs by pressing the Menu button within a Note and scrolling down to Copy to Google Docs.

Great search: Search and filter by words, photos, colors, and much more.

SEE: 10 Best To-Do List Apps to Keep You on Task


No text-grabbing from photos: Android users can benefit from Google Keep's text-grabbing feature, which pulls text from photos, so that you have it handy in note form. This also makes it easier to find a particular photo via keyword search. The iOS version, however, does not have this feature yet.

Bottom Line

Easy to use, feature rich, and cross platform, Google Keep for iOS is a keeper.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2017.32101

* Bug fixes and performance improvements


Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 1.2017.32101

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Capture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere. Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep. Organize your notes with labels and colors. Set and forget. Get reminded about a note at the right time or place. Record a voice memo and have it automatically transcribed. Grab the text from an image to help you quickly find that note again through search. WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT. Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list right when you get to the store. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Next time you go to the store, share your shopping list on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster. FIND WHAT YOU NEED, FAST. Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with the label "To-dos", audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you're looking for even faster, and let Keep do the remembering for you. ALWAYS WITHIN REACH. Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you. Try Google Keep on the web at http://keep. and find it in the Chrome Web Store at Permissions Notice. Camera: This is used to attach images to notes in Keep. Contacts: This is used to share notes to contacts. Microphone: This is used to attach audio to notes. Location: This is used to set and fire location-based reminders. Storage: This is used to add attachments from storage to their notes.
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