For a Post-It Feeling, Use Google Keep
January 23, 2020

For a Post-It Feeling, Use Google Keep

Vinny Hebert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Keep

I use Google Keep as a electronic post-it note. Since I use Google Mail as my email client and Google Docs and Sheets as my word processor and spreadsheet, Google products are very integrated with how I manage my business. The fact I can have Google Keep appear to the right of my email means I can add and retrieve notes quickly.
  • I can make lists.
  • Simple to use.
  • No text formatting.
  • Maybe too simple for those coming from Evernote or OneNote.
  • Google Keep is free, and for what I need it for I don't need to purchase another tool.
  • It's handy when it comes to taking quick notes, but so is a piece of paper. This tool won't magically improve your life.
As I've mentioned earlier, Google Keep is less feature-rich then the above two alternatives. OneNote is a paid app and Evernote, my biggest reason for leaving that program is the syncing between devices didn't work well at times and somehow I created two logins and didn't know which one was which. It was too confusing. For quick, post-it style notes, I'll use Google Keep.
It's Google. So you have their help files. You have the internet to search on for information but you can't contact a support person. However, I've never needed a support person.

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I have a hard time focusing on projects because I always have so much to do in a day. I make lists in Google Keep which has a checkbox feature that crosses the item and moves it to the bottom of the list when you check it off. However, one thing I use to do with Evernote is take notes on a project and email them to the client. I can't do that directly from Google Keep, but since it integrates with Google Docs I can copy the note to a new document and share it that way.

Google Keep Feature Ratings

Task Management
Mobile Access
Internal knowledgebase
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Document collaboration
Access control
Integrates with Google Drive
Device sync