Google Keep

Google giveth and Google taketh away. The most recent taking was, of course, the wildly popular Google Reader. And the new gift today is Google Keep, a kind of reprise of the older (and discontinued) Google Notebook.

Keep was announced today on the Official Blog. If you’ve got an Android device you can give it a whirl — let us know what you think. The rest of us will have to wait until Google fulfils its promise to make it accessible via Google Drive.

The woods are full of notetaking apps, the most prominent perhaps being Evernote. It’s going to be interesting to see what Google has to offer that beats the competition. From the announcement, I can’t see that there’s anything novel being offered; so Google may simply be counting on the size of the tires on the leviathan to crush the others.

Here’s the intro video:


  1. I read that though Google Reader was one of the most (if not the most) popular web-based RSS readers, it was tiny compared to other projects Google builds.

    I can’t imagine Keep getting much ‘bigger’ to them; I’ll stick to Evernote, thanks!