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For me, Google Keep’s a keeper!

I don’t know why I haven’t discovered this super handy tool before, but I am delighted to find it.  If you love using stickies to organize your life, and you find yourself keep list after list, then Google Keep is a keeper.

The digital sticky note service is available for the Web, for Android, and for Chrome.  After clicking on Add note, a little box pops up offering you the opportunity to create, sScreen Shot 2015-05-23 at 10.56.19 AMhare, make lists, color code or add images to your notes.  Notes follow you across your devices.

You may use notes to set up and schedule (location-based) reminders.  When you record a voice memo, Keep transcribes it so you can find it later.

When you share a list, your to-do list note collaborators may check off items with you.

I love that notes may be copied to Google Docs.

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Click on the little set of lines on the top left to bring up your Google-style nav board to access your archive, labels, reminders and trash.  Notes may be archived and searched by label and color.  So, it might be a good idea to create a color system for the various parts of your life you like to organize.

In school, Keep is a great way to help students organize their lives and their projects especially for Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 11.15.17 AMgroup work.  It’s a very easy way to take and share meeting notes, brainstorm and plan events, professional development, and trips.

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Although not available for Apple, alternate third-party apps like GoKeep and GoKeep+ make the keeping possible on your iPad and iPhone.








Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Marissa Urso says

    I have been using Google Keep for a year and love it. I love how you can take pictures and add them straight into your notes and then be able to access them anywhere with your phone or computer! For iOS you can use the Chrome or Safari browser to access Google Keep and add notes there!

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