Google keep is a note making app from google that has top known features like cross-platform syncs, mobile themed and reminders.
Google has never missed a chance to amaze users by adding some awesome feature that their product becomes a must have one.
Here’s a list of top 10 features of google keep which will make a Google Keep Power User
#1 Create bullet points
Check boxes are great inbuilt feature that google keep has but when it comes for noting down non-to do list of sub-division of a to-do list google keep does not have any inbuilt feature.
However, Google has taken care of this from the backend and lets you add bullet points by using an asterisk (*) hyphen (-) or a plus (+) symbol each time by entering a new line.
You can also use this feature to indentation of your notes.
#2 Collaborate with your team
This features brings your team on same page. By adding member to the keep note, you can create a constructive approach towards building the content around the idea with whole team adding into same keep note.
This feature is helpful when you team is in a remote location and has to participate in building idea or content to the idea. Just by adding the members, they’ll receive a link with which they can add content to the note. This further syncs and creates a single note with everyone’s input.
#3 Extract text from an image
This feature work on OCR functionality that scans for a text in an image and display it.
In Google keep, head over to a note containing an image. Tap on the menu and select “Grab Image Text” and you will see the text from the image added to the note.
However, this feature is not that accurate as “OneNote” from Microsoft but google is surely working on it to improve this feature.
#4 Drag to reorder
Most of the Google keep users are unaware of this simple feature that lets you arrange the notes exactly the way you want. Simple click/tap & hold and reorder it anywhere on Google keep home page.
By default, Google keep places the latest notes on the top. But you can place any note over the default ones by pinning them to the top. Again, pinning feature pins the latest post on the top and you can reorder the pinned posts too.
#5 Find reminders in Google now
You must be aware of creating reminders in Google keep. Reminders are more or less like alarms with a text note on it. But Google has taken this alarm feature a mile ahead.
The reminders that you create on Google keep syncs with Google Now and you will receive notification on your PC and mobile when the reminder is ripe to notify.
#6 Recover the accidental deletes
In case you have deleted any note by mistake, do not panic it’s safe in Trash and will be safe for next 7 days. You can recover the deleted notes from 3-dot menu on the top in Google Keep
#7 Location based reminders
You already know that you can set reminders in Google Keep and the trick #6 is also handy to you. But what if I tell you that you will not forget to buy the grocery from the shop near your home?
Yes you can set location based reminders too. So whenever you arrive at the location, Google Keep will notify you about the note you’ve set.
Bad news is, this feature works online only as you need to be connected to internet to feed the location for reminder.
Get creative with Google Keep’s Doodle feature that let’s you draw your thoughts and share it as a Image format.
You can start doodling your thoughts by tapping/clicking “pen” icon at the bottom of the bottom bar.
# 09 Voice command to make a note
The Google search app is smarter now. With voice search taking a deep turn in our daily lives, Google has enabled this feature of voice commanding to make a note in Google Keep too.
All you need to do say “Okay Google” and say “make a note” if you have multiple note-making app Google will ask you which one to use (Yes it’s that smart) Choose Google keep and voice out your note. It’s that simple!
#10 Add Google Keep Widget on home screen of android device
I understand the shortage of time when you’re flooded with ideas. And I hate it when I have to search for the app in the app drawer every time I have to note something. Adding the app shortcut to home screen does the job, but Google has even faster way to take notes.
Long press on empty space on the home screen & tap on widget icon & look for Google Keep widget. Once you add that to the homescreen, you’re good to go with taking notes on the go.
Now that you know tricks to use Google keep even more efficiently, which trick are you going to use the first? Which tricks were the ones you knew already? Did you have anything to add in this list? Give the responses here in the comment section below.
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