Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
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.google.com and find it in the Chrome Web Store at http://g.co/keepinchrome. 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.
Drains my battery and heats up my iPhone
by rc trader on 2020/07/12 12:52
Drains my battery and my phone get really hot after using it for just a few minutes.
Bugs :/
by SheepyPlays on 2020/07/11 02:22
Whenever I delete a note it crashes :/ but it's rlly good Edit: nvm they fixed it
Good cross platform notes
by applejosh on 2020/07/10 10:49
Update 2020-07-10: Seems they fixed the sync over WiFi issue (must have been something on the backend as no app update happened). Good app for cross platform notes when using iOS and other non-Apple platforms. Wish it had options for encrypting notes, but for general use, quite usable. Latest version does not sync over WiFi. Seems like a major issue given we’re all stuck at home right now and always on WiFi. Used to be good for a cross platform quick note system.
Trash
by alegoje1 on 2020/07/07 18:09
Can’t connect right now, try again later... for the last entire week.
Won't connect in wifi
by dafonz01 on 2020/07/07 00:01
Like others have mentioned, the latest version won't connect over wifi. Tried reinstalling app, rebooting iPhone, signing out multiple times and with a different account, but it still won't connect when wifi is enabled. This is a serious bug that needs to be addressed asap.
Will not connect on WiFi.
by Spetasal on 2020/07/06 23:38
New update doesn’t work on Wi-Fi. Fix this!
Latest release won’t sync at all.
by seekingnews on 2020/07/05 12:31
2020.26202 on iOS will not sync. App worked great until 4 days ago. Now it won’t sync. Tried uninstalling and installing with no success. Now can’t access anything across devices. Useless.
Useless - can’t connect right now. All the time!!
by lauranonzioli on 2020/07/03 19:00
It looks like I wasted my time learning this app. In the computer is ok, on the phone it says “can’t connect right now”. All of the time! Everything else working perfectly on my phone by the way. Please fix ASAP. Thank you.
Last update won’t work on wifi
by Paul-32 on 2020/07/03 03:52
Something about the last update July 1, 2020 prevents the app from syncing over Wifi.
Awesome and useful, but...
by Homo Sanus on 2020/07/02 20:08
The app is great, keeps your notes synced in all your devices with your google account on it. It is a great productivity app, works awesome and It would work even better if there would be an Apple Watch complication to access the dictation from the face of the watch.
Bad sync
by vldmrpl on 2020/06/30 16:21
Во время синхронизации, напоминания превратились в обычные заметки. Это не единичный случай плохой синхронизации и потери данных.
semi laggy. No font size change option
by owbert on 2020/06/30 16:04
Not as Laggy as before. No font size change option. Unfortunately. Overall really good. Keep up the good work
Easy to use except for a bad bug,
by nabfitness on 2020/06/29 23:52
I love this app and use it every week to add grocery items during the week. BUT. Everyday, a massage pops us saying that a refresh is required. The refresh takes several minutes and will not work unless I keep it open in my screen. I do not have time to mess with this. Refreshing does nothing. PLEASE FIX!
Share labels
by customeraaa on 2020/06/27 22:12
Please allow users to share an entire label!
Great App, NEEDS HIGHLIGHTED SEARCH MOBILE
by Easy Death Sky on 2020/06/27 17:41
Love the mobile app but it desperately needs support for highlighted searched text, just like the app has on a web browser. The Keep app on a web browser like Chrome reveals not only the note with the searched term but it also highlights it for you. This is essential but missing from the mobile versions. If you’ll add this feature I’ll use the app, otherwise, it’s not nearly as useful. Thank you!
Easy to use, lists sorted by color
by Apple I5 on 2020/06/25 11:37
I loved Google Keep but find I hardly use it now that the colors were switched from bright to dull. Not aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. I’m more productive if I enjoy the tools I use to get organized.
Disappointed
by Peter G' on 2020/06/23 17:15
I used Google Keep for years but lately it seems to be sketchy. List disappear, typing goes nuts, doesn’t save what I entered. I’m going back to Office365.
Missing one thing
by Tchrmom06 on 2020/06/22 19:37
Love personalization of each note. But wish it had doc scan ability like apple’s Note.
Basic Formatting and Font Size
by TellasWoods on 2020/06/18 02:32
I really like the organization of Keep. But when I have a lengthy note and crazy small font, it makes being productive an unnecessary challenge. Please add Basic Formatting (Bold, Italic, Underline) and the ability to change the font size. It’s a struggle for me to read my notes. This is not a lot to ask.
Best Notes/Checklist App
by Awesome2KO on 2020/06/13 22:43
Best app for notes and shopping list. Highly recommend.
App was Great Till 2 or 3 Updates Ago
by tomatoshoe on 2020/06/09 17:08
This app stopped showing notifications for reminders I set since 2 or 3 updates ago. Huge inconvenience. Checked notification settings and everything too.
Refreshing takes forever
by Avi rosengerger on 2020/06/08 04:39
Since the last release the app takes forever to refresh
Works great for me!
by crispeto1 on 2020/06/07 03:34
I have yet to find the perfect note taking task manager. I’ve tried many and while Google Keep may not have all the features the others have, what it does do, it does well. It takes notes and you can have labels to organize them. You can also color code a note for easier finding. It can take audio notes, photo notes, typed notes, and drawing notes. The notes are displayed either by label or you can choose all notes. They look like notes pinned to a note board or like sticky notes. But my favorite thing about Keep is its speed and syncing options. It is ridiculously fast to open save and sync. My wife uses an Android phone and I have an iPhone and they sync together perfectly. Others like Evernote, Notebook, and OneNote have given us trouble when trying to sync. Keep has been perfect. Now we can leave each other todo’s, notes, and reminders and we’re on the same page either with individual notes or notes for projects. I like it.
Conceptually Great but Has Issues
by bsr_lwll on 2020/06/06 15:58
I have been using it for several years. As a secondary repository of my random notes. Most essential functionality was its standard cross-platform interface. However, the windows version became very slow and buggy at times. Eventually I stopped using. Recently I got a new machine, and check the app again on Chrome, perhaps there were updates and with the new high performing machine, I was hoping that it would do better job. Unfortunately, it was still slow and not very responsive. I have googled the issue and I could easily find many Windows 10 users describing quite similar issues. Otherwise, it was a good app for my designated uses.
Broken
by iAymen on 2020/06/06 09:32
This app is completely broken. It asks every time that it needs to refresh, and stays refreshing forever. Worst google app on iOS
Add A Pin Code to lock it. How hard can that be?
by stm101 on 2020/05/29 06:31
You can’t add a simple pin code to lock it. Why not? Nobody was smart enough to think of that simple security feature?
Far More Freedom than Apple Notes
by Chun Swae on 2020/05/27 19:29
Unlike Apple notes this is easy to use on ALL devices
تعديل
by Yaseraladwan on 2020/05/26 16:08
برنامج رائع جد ولكن اذا بالامكان اضافة ميزة تعديل الخط تكبيره ليتماشى مع خط الهاتف كباقي البرامج
Great Start
by Anatigger on 2020/05/24 04:07
I absolutely love this app. That said there are two things that would need to change to make it perfect for me. One is it needs a notification system. I’m not referring to reminders. I mean if I have a list going and hubby is a collaborator with me then if he makes a change I should receive a notification of some sort notifying me eliminating any confusion. The second is the ability to change the text size. It’s unrealistic to think that everyone can read the tiny text. With a little bit of tweaking this is a 5 star app that I would recommend to everyone.
Needs Improvements
by JCSALMONS19 on 2020/05/22 05:07
I love this app because I can make notes on my phone and then access them from my laptop. That being said, the app needs some updates. Every time I open the app it freezes or crashes. It is very frustrating because this is where I keep my grocery lists and when I go to access them, the app doesn’t work. Would hate to transfer my notes to another app, but might have too if these problems aren’t fixed.
Nosir
by OddPaz on 2020/05/20 23:04
Nossir
One of my favorite apps
by Ammondlong on 2020/05/19 00:21
Every time I get a phone I download this.. it has all my information and notes I need saved. I can create boards with image notes for study etc. it’s all around great! Any improvements or note options would just put it over the top :)
Love Google Keep, Buggy experience on iOS
by What, all nicknames are taken? on 2020/05/14 13:18
I really love using Google Keep on my android phone and, to a lesser extent, on my Windows laptop. It is an awesome tool for saving notes and organizing them with super fast and powerful searching capabilities that made me rely on it in organizing all sorts of things (i probably have more than a thousand note right now). But on my iPad Pro, the app keeps freezing and crashing so often and especially when first opening the app when syncing.
Syncing problems
by Parkington on 2020/05/10 18:43
Not syncing with my computer
Needs to have bigger font size options
by smaskay on 2020/05/10 12:14
It strains the eyes for some people who are stuck with the default font size. Let’s add some text effects too, bold and italic for example.
Drop the “the”
by airic on 2020/05/10 09:23
Just “Keep”
EDIT HISTORY
by t@tertIt on 2020/05/08 04:55
please add an edit history function. It would help to see when old information was added/edited. Also helpful if text gets accidentally deleted. Thank you!
Face ID please
by Smrtph2011 on 2020/05/05 15:59
Badly needed Face ID
Contraseña por favor
by otzmx on 2020/05/04 02:51
Deberían poner la opción de una contraseña. Solo eso falta
More integration
by Phillysdon04 on 2020/05/01 17:29
Please add the following : Siri Shortcut support Alexa support Google Assistant shopping list support IFTTT support Sync with ios reminder
Suggestion for improvement
by mradin on 2020/04/30 11:28
Love this app!! Use it all the time, especially for grocery list. Please add an alphabetical sort feature to make checklists easier to browse.
View style
by ماریانا on 2020/04/30 05:31
Thank you for this app. I just want to view title of my notes in order to find them out better. But this app shows title and whole content in the list. It could be better that user can choose style of list view, combo or not.
Not as full featured as competitors.
by scotthilt on 2020/04/28 12:54
While this is a great looking app, it’s severely lacking in features. Especially when compared to it main competitors (iOS Notes, OneNote, Evernote). It’s far too basic of an app especially from a company that is known for bells and whistles. Which tells me Keep is not a high priority for Google. And for that single reason I just can’t recommend Google Keep. The apps I would recommend are OneNote or Evernote since they are both full featured and cross-platform.
It is awesome but need notifications improvement
by Ilsagitarium on 2020/04/18 13:11
This app is super useful . I used it for many purposes and works great . The only issue are the notifications , this app only have notifications by time and place . It must have notifications for share list / documents. IE: if you are sharing a list with somebody and the list get changed , updated ,erased etc should notify the other party. Will be awesome also if there is ownership so other collaborators can’t not delete unless have permission (admin/owner , user , etc). Please update the app!
Good App, but...
by LifeWithYAH on 2020/04/17 05:19
Lately the app has been freezing from the search bar. Also, should update when Notes are edited they move to TOP OF LIST,
Was fantastic; now buggy
by Maxjoshua on 2020/04/17 01:11
I use this app a tonne for life planning and to-do lists. However a recent update has introduced a problem with check box to-do lists where they no longer have a hierarchy on the app (only on the desktop). This really messes things up. If this gets fixed I will rate this 5*.
Really laggy
by eghads on 2020/04/12 23:47
Lags a great deal for me...used to be great on my old Android
Your notes will get deleted and format change
by Like John jerry was28483 on 2020/04/06 12:20
Some of my notes just randomly dissapered and all of them switched to check box form and had to switch them all back, to then which half of then switched back to check boxes agin. DO NOT USE THIS APP IT IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE AND YOULL LOSE YOUR NOTES. I even tried emailing google about the problems I had with it, 6 months later........ nothing. Id give it negative stars if i could
Going downhill
by hj1973 on 2020/04/03 18:35
This app with each update is like a swiss cheese of bugs. Now you can no longer copy and paste content. Google- just scrap this and start over.
Please make drag / drop easier
by road2acept on 2020/04/01 07:15
Drag and drop is the most usful feature but the more content, the more its not clear where to tap to drag / reorder notes. Please make it smoother like the web app, mb a specific corner of the note which will always allow for drag and drop? Also, pleae add feature to add short url links the same way you'd put them in excel. do those two, 5 stars no doubt and this is coming from a developer at EPros.
Would prefer giving zero stars
by IrishCady on 2020/03/25 12:04
The latest update kept giving me annoying notifications to “resolve” my checked items in my To-Do list. I don’t want to resolve my checked items, I need them for reviewing a timeline history. I tried unchecking them, and all my recent unchecked items on top disappeared and I can’t retrieve them. Despite multiple notes besides my To Do list, this app is now worthless to me. If it loses my items and reminders, what’s the point? Oh, Google, are you following the tradition of Apple in creating/updating useless apps? The whole reason I don’t use Apple’s Reminders is because of what I just described above. My entries are always mysteriously dropped. Keep was reliable for awhile, and I see it just reached it’s end of life.
No font size adjustment.
by Ganoslip on 2020/03/24 02:14
Love this app for its cross platform compatibility and syncing. However, no way to increase font size so will have to look for other options. Just too small to read for some of us.
Freeze on no connection
by edkk2002 on 2020/03/23 14:44
The app freezes on my phone when there's no connection. I'm not sure if that could be fixed? Thx.
It’s the worst memo app.
by bakuforest on 2020/03/22 05:59
It’s the worst memo app.
Doesn’t sync my data
by Brendasilly on 2020/03/20 15:47
I don’t have time to figure out doesn’t work. True. I like the app itself for checklists but doesn’t sync across platforms and I can’t deal because I jump devices all day long for various reasons. So my quest for a checklist app continues
It's okay overall, but...
by chicken punk on 2020/03/19 02:36
- would be cool to have folders for organizing - check list unside a simple text note - not so bright colors, more soft, pastel I wrote it in case the developer teem is reading reviews 🤷🏻‍♂️ Thank you!
Just icredible !
by AmirSepehrr on 2020/03/18 15:16
This is a master example for a brilliant java made app(for a WORA app)! Congrats google , as always this is a simple smooth and well programmed, not just adequate , this is absolute ideal and ready to be a serious evernote alternative in future maybe !👍🏼
The good and the bad
by pogopogo on 2020/03/15 20:48
—Update 3/15/2020— It looks like they have fixed the default account problem listed below. I added a star as a result. If someone at Google is reading these reviews – thank you! Now please commit to real release notes listing the fixes and changes of each release instead of the generic, “Bug fixes and performance improvements.” The good news is it appears they are looking to continue to improve the product instead of letting it die like some other Google products. —Original 12/1/2019— As a teacher I love Google Keep for keeping track of things I see or read to clip and save for later. Whether it’s a site that might be useful to my students or an image for a future lesson, I can easily Keep things and even sort them by topics. So far so good, but there’s one “feature” that has killed me over and over. When I choose to Keep something I have to manually select the Google account I want to use even though I only use Keep with one account. There is no way to even set a default account to be used for new notes. There is no way to disable Keep for an account. As a result, every time I Keep something I have to first choose the correct account before I can submit it. It takes what should be a very quick process and turns it into a multi step process. Things sometimes get put under the incorrect account when I’m in a hurry and then I have to go find a note that’s missing. Losing things in an app designed to keep things organized is less than ideal. It’s such an easy fix, but it remains a problem. Minor fixes getting ignored makes me worried about Google’s plan to keep Keep.
No sorting options???
by sndor on 2020/03/14 11:25
I don’t understand how the like of Google miss this.
Flawless
by Siafu2012 on 2020/03/11 10:30
Amazing app, it does what it claims almost flawlessly. I use it frequently and on a daily basis for work and personal projects across my iPhone 11, iPad Pro and PC, it syncs flawlessly and rapidly across all devices and platforms. Reliable and very easy to learn and use. I have not used this app to share materials with other users.
Pairs well with Google Assistant
by TouchOfGray on 2020/03/09 00:55
I use Google Assistant rather than Siri, especially since I have Google smart devices throughout the home. Google Assistant has a built-in lists feature but I prefer to pair Assistant with Google Keep which has the same abilities as Apple’s Reminders app.
I used to LOVE this app!
by Brent_D on 2020/03/08 19:43
I use Google Keep every day. Grocery lists. Speaking notes. Social media posting schedule. Reminders. Travel itineraries. And it’s very customizable. BUT, recently the app has a MASSIVE lag. It’s so slow. What is going on here? I do have one suggestion. The app has an annotation feature that allows you to draw on pictures saved to a note. Could you PLEASE offer an ADD TEXT option here as well?
It’s good but too slow
by mrarn21 on 2020/03/08 08:00
Its a good app but after some weeks of begin to be so slow looks like after you make a lot of note it wouldnt have any cash storage on the phone and after running evrytime needs to risive data from server,sory foe mistakes in text
5 sec delay when opening a checklist note
by gaara.gritty on 2020/03/07 10:43
With the some recent updates (3-4?) application became insanely slow on opening the specific note. Basic scenario: 1. cold start of application (on good wifi, iphone 8) 2. tap on pinned note with checklist of 600 ticked items. 3. app does some network request and openes a note in 6-7 seconds only 4. Navigate back to other notes with up to 100 check list items, they are being opened fine, no visible delay 5. Return back to the problematic note, tap on it again 6. Observe step #3 here again, long network request and 6-7 sec delay. Please fix it, previoisly there were no delays in opening big notes.
I love this app
by ErnestJG on 2020/03/07 00:03
I love this app useful in a lot of different freaking ways especially the fact that it is cross platform and allows lists and color coding and labels. It’s phenomenal. The only reason for the one Star is because maybe they would read this and could take the following constructive criticism: 1) idk if this exists and I’m just dumb but if you could have a read only mode it would be amazing I hate when I’m scrolling through my notes to read them and the keyboard pops up. 2) if I could record a voice memo from a note as I read it and have it save to that note, it would be amazing Thank you ❤️❤️
More bugs than feature
by sohammehta on 2020/03/05 08:25
I cant believe that this app is from Google. Its a pathetic bug filled app for something which has such a limited functionality. Trying opening the app on 3g/4g connection and it wont even load a note or open the search bar
User Experience
by Tha Oracle on 2020/03/03 16:20
Google please add a lock and security features so notes cannot be deleted by accident and protection from info being breached. Thanks
It’s weird that can’t set dark mode in mobile
by Patrick Li - 95 on 2020/03/02 22:55
I am an addicted user of google keep. And I use it in both mobile and website. I love the dark mode which does help me writing down some thoughts more willingly. However, it’s been a while since the dark mode came out, and still the only setting is from the web, which does take effect on mobile app. I honestly don’t get the point why we don't allow setting from the mobile app because sometimes like the early morning you still want to use dark mode and in the early evening you still want to use light mode. I am a product manager too and at those moments I will feel a bit frustrated.
Unbelievable Lagging
by IreneBethh on 2020/03/02 13:39
Used to work great on android but now it barely works on my iPhone 8 plus. I open the app and try to press ANYTHING and it takes several minutes for a click to register. Searching for a note has become a extremely frustrating process. I used this app to remember things because, due to neurological late stage lyme disease, I have a hard time remembering things. This app has been so helpful in the past and now I am unable to access important notes about my health, research I’ve done, etc. Very upset about this. This was my most used app prior to switching phones
Nice
by real user 😎 on 2020/02/29 23:41
Would like to see date created
Tesxt style
by pey122 on 2020/02/29 12:53
Needs to add text styling options like changing font size ,...
A must have, flawless
by servalis traficantis on 2020/02/29 10:29
Do not change my app
Recommendation for next update!
by mickyidk on 2020/02/28 17:23
Could you please make it so we can do check-boxes/tick-boxes and paragraph text in the same note, rather than having to make two separate ones. That would be so wonderful! Otherwise, I love this app! Thank you!
Better notes app than apple’s notes
by Review guy 467 on 2020/02/23 13:36
Easily categorize notes with labels. Add audio to a note. Doesn’t so far take up storage in google drive.
Sticks when you search for a specific note
by vsanchez2123 on 2020/02/23 07:29
I love this app. The only thing I’m not happy about is when you click to search for a specific note the keys sticks. This makes my IPhone 11 Pro Max screen freeze up. It takes it a couple of seconds but it happens every time you do this. Very nerve racking. Please fix, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
Amazing App- one thing missing
by Sunshine5668 on 2020/02/21 14:39
I LOVE this app, and use it almost daily. I did notice recently that the option to add grids/lists that you can add rows to as you go is missing, which is upsetting , but not the worst thing. The one thing that IS missing, which would make this app perfect, is the option to rearrange pictures within a single note. When I add a picture to a note, it automatically puts it on the top, and I want to be able to move them around.
🙏
by bilalkamaran on 2020/02/21 05:34
Dark mood please
I really need to be able to change the font size
by Bella is okay on 2020/02/19 20:49
For us that need a bigger print, that's mainly my only frustration with this app. I love the colors choices which allows me to separate by subject. But it's so hard to read for me with such a tiny font. I don't need a magnifier with other apps.
They finally fixed the freezing issue!
by Conman lewser on 2020/02/19 03:23
They finally fixed the freezing issue while drawing. Thank goodness! Much appreciated.
Love it!
by MiraMira P on 2020/02/18 03:45
A new fave to keep track of my to do lists. I even love the color options.
Dark-UX/UI = NO Sign Out. Always ON.
by MatthewAV on 2020/02/16 10:22
It works just fine, blah, blah, blah. YOU CAN’T LOG OUT. And “they” are now on your most personal device with your permission to access ALL of your content; late-night hidden-selfies and all, 24/7. The UX/UI that you normally use to LOG OUT on the web-based personal-data recorders, I mean free cloud software, will take you only in circles with KEEP. You can delete the app. Or add another of your accounts, then delete your original account. DON’T SIGN INTO CHROME. It’s a toggle switch BURIED in Chrome settings. Uh oh, two black vans are parking down the block.
Crashing after less than a minute of typing
by Webhead2314 on 2020/02/15 20:43
It keeps on crashing exclusively on my Ipad after less than a minutes of me typing. It its still pretty great when it has working properly, I still use it in other devices and I’m not having problems with them, just in my ipad. I’m uppdating my apps all the time so, please fix this soon.
Would like a watch complication
by 970038 on 2020/02/13 22:45
Works great, but would like to see a watch complication be added for quick access.
No display setting for font
by jacull on 2020/02/12 13:50
Seriously, have someone review this for accessibility. And then have some people that are mid 40s try it out. Then you’ll find that you need to add a setting to bump up font size. It should at least react to the iOS general text size setting (dynamic type). To be clear I’m not talking about customizing the font in each note, just about the overall readability.
Great potential to be better
by Sujatha92 on 2020/02/11 19:49
I am a Google user -- mail, calendar, drive, docs, forms, sheets -- I use it all. A lot of potential for this app that is not being developed, and in my mind all Google has to do is perform simple tweaks to better align Keep with its other apps: 1. Institute an easily visible folder system (just like drive). Tags and a limited array of colors do not cut it. Color codes should at least be automatic when you label with a certain tag. 2. Too easy to tap somewhere on the list and unintentionally edit or delete text. Add an edit button and eliminate the ability to edit just by tapping screen!!! So many times I've gone into a note to check off a box or touched the screen & ended up unintentionally altering my note. 3. Change notifications to match Calendar
Decent
by Damon Mack on 2020/02/11 15:21
I love having it integrated into my Google account. I recently switched from Samsung to Apple, and I noticed this app lags constantly compared to Samsung. My phone (11) and this app are both up to date.
Turn off dark mode
by kylexis on 2020/02/10 11:01
Let me turn off dark mode in the app —
Change size of text?
by Cowgirl 429 on 2020/02/10 00:00
I like most things about this app especially the search and pin to top functions. I Would really like to change the text sizes. Maybe other font options as well I.e. bold, italic, strike through... possibly be able to group notes together.
Very good notes app
by lovestech on 2020/02/09 23:36
I love Google Keep and have been using it for years now. I recently got an iPhone and was glad that my notes were not something I had to worry about figuring out how to transfer over, so that was a huge plus for this app. While I don’t see myself using anything else for the time being, I do have a few complaints: I don't like the fact that you can't switch the theme manually. Yes I just dark theme as the norm for my phone but I prefer certain apps to stay on light theme at all times (e.g. Twitter) and especially this being a text app (by my usage), the dark theme gets real annoying real quick. Another that I wish could be changed is the way a single note is handled. For example, for one I don't always want the image to be the first thing in the note. Also would like to be able to mix different types of notes (e.g. having a checklist inside of a paragraph). Those may sound trivial but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had these thoughts. Keep improving an already good product!
buggy syncing
by am3645 on 2020/02/08 19:56
My IOS copy doesn’t sync well with my android and desktop versions. Deleted notes and checked items still show up, and it requests a manual sync that never completes. I reinstalled, and have a correct sync for now, but can I trust it?
Have yet to try this app
by Nate The Great 🥰 on 2020/02/08 13:59
Looks like a great app to collaborate with friends and family.
only thing i’ve written a review on
by atval on 2020/02/08 07:17
i see people hating in this app but it’s great. you can use it as an extension to your google calendar on laptop and it syncs to your devices. easy simple design if you are a person who likes the ease of simplicity but productivity at the same time. i think when note apps are too complex they ruin the purpose. this is not too simple but not too complex in my opinion because there’s color coding, labeling, adding images, adding checkboxes. i love it, been using for a few months now.
Dark Mode Toggle
by rickzcc on 2020/02/07 07:00
Used to love this app. But since they apply the dark mode the color looks bad. Please make toggle for turn on / off. Yeah i used the dark mode for phone but I don’t want for this app, because looks ugly in dark mode. Please bring toggle in setting.
Need password protection
by Megsanj on 2020/02/04 22:58
This app is good but lacks security feature. This needs to have password protection ability
Love This App!!!
by RoadTeam2 on 2020/02/03 21:53
Just downloaded yesterday, and I’m already in love with it!!! Easy to use, easy on the eyes, and great features!!! Love how the notes arrange in a “most recent first” order. Also, love how you can move hem around.
Easily best for link-based lists
by windrunner27 on 2020/02/02 20:56
I’m shopping for things across websites and making a decision with my dad, I can make a note and put all the links there and Keep makes the note have tidy little previews that are east to tap and evaluate a a glance. No more sharing a word document with long links, or with or tedious to make hyperlinks. It’s nice that iMessage allows you to just view the links shared in a conversation, but Keep is better for me since we will switch topics often, and want to exclusively view all my potential - for instance: motorcycles - in one place.
Slow
by Ko'ofe on 2020/02/02 19:13
Performance is not good compared to android app.
Buggy on iPhone
by elorihs on 2020/02/01 23:15
This app is the biggest disappointment in Google’s collection. The app is very basic compared to its competitors, which I actually love. It worked really well on Android and syncs almost instantly with the web. But on iOS, this app is a laggy, crash-happy mess. There are so many performance issues and none of the “updates” have done anything to address them. If you’re not already incredibly reliant on this app like me, do not download it.
Used to love google keep app
by ambrerose1 on 2020/02/01 20:48
Just switched from a pixel to iOS and have had nothing but problems with my google keep app lagging and crashing. Still works great on my Samsung tablet and my pc but not on the iOS. I use this app daily and haven’t found another app that will work as good as this one.
need more to be better than iphone note
by xmanfreeman76 on 2017/12/02 10:22
If you want to check the difference between iphone note and google keep, you will find that iphone note is great, because you can write arabic language from right to left without any issue and great emoji and good quality of emoji that is written in iOS note that defeat google keep, but wait google is good too for more space 15 GB good too. Now the solution: 1- fix the alignment ( arabic and english) 2- create good emoji pictures different than iphone to be for google. 3- fix links issues and google map links too. 4- increase the security of google keep. 5- lets work with iOS company to merge between iphone notes and google keep easily. ( this need high step cooperation) 6- give a chance to share from iphone studio to google keep easily. 7- easy drawing note with iOS Cooperation between note and google keep. 8- more folders and subfolders and easy way to search for sub folders and easy lock for each secure note 9- each google keep note have a date and synchronized with calendar and easy create a link between calendar day and google keep note. 10- anything new will be great idea to help more in business or normal life Like for example record a voice note or transfer voice note from iOS note to google keep note with option of recording voice. My wishes for google 🌹
Used to love this app
by Torqued!! on 2018/05/02 02:34
I used to love this app. My wife and I kept a shared grocery list as well as others. The grocery list, by far, gets the most use. For the last year and a half, it has become pretty buggy for me. Lists would disappear, updates made by one collaborator would not show up for the others on the list. Now, lately, I can’t seem to add an item to my grocery list without the app crashing. I’ve closed the app on my iPhone, restarted it, shut the app down, hard booted my phone, created a copy of a list and deleted the original to see if one was corrupted, you name it, I’ve tried it. Now, not only does the app crash most of the time, when I do successfully add a line item, instead of keeping it where I added it, Keep tosses the line item down to the bottom of the list. I’m not able to move the item in the list order now as well. I’ve taken great pains to order the grocery list to coincide with the layout of my local grocery store. It’s WAY more efficient that way. Now it’s becoming an aggravation. I’ve got over 300 items in my list. Starting over would be a headache. I’m not really interested in using one of the other shopping apps that force a subscription or demand an account be set up for all members to share. I really liked the way Google Keep used to work. Google! Please fix this app!! For what it’s worth, I’m using an iPhone 6+ with iOS 11.3.whatever the latest is.
Best app for organization!
by Sirenia Garcia on 2018/07/16 14:42
This app is a great app for organization. Hi, I’m a teenager of the age of 14. In high school you really need to get organized, write down what homework needs to get done reminders on test dates. As of right now though it is summer and I don’t want to be just laying around in bed all summer watching videos or being lazy. I at least want to be a bit productive, so I was on the search for a to do list app that will help me feel accomplished in the goals I set. So I went searching and most organizer apps and to do list apps have a fee, which if your under 16 years old you can’t really do that. I downloaded a bunch of apps looking for the right one. For an estimate on how many I downloaded and deleted was about 8, which is a lot. On this app I can put my to do list, write reminders, and put pictures to remind myself to love myself and remind me that people care about me to. Those inspirational pictures and encouraging pictures I’d say help me from going down into the hole of depression. (I might be overreacting to that but it’s true) so I wanted to thank google for making an app like this! ❤️
Very good notes app
by lovestech on 2020/02/09 23:36
I love Google Keep and have been using it for years now. I recently got an iPhone and was glad that my notes were not something I had to worry about figuring out how to transfer over, so that was a huge plus for this app. While I don’t see myself using anything else for the time being, I do have a few complaints: I don't like the fact that you can't switch the theme manually. Yes I just dark theme as the norm for my phone but I prefer certain apps to stay on light theme at all times (e.g. Twitter) and especially this being a text app (by my usage), the dark theme gets real annoying real quick. Another that I wish could be changed is the way a single note is handled. For example, for one I don't always want the image to be the first thing in the note. Also would like to be able to mix different types of notes (e.g. having a checklist inside of a paragraph). Those may sound trivial but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had these thoughts. Keep improving an already good product!
Incredible productivity tool!
by nbct.wright on 2017/12/28 10:38
This app has quickly become one of my go to apps throughout each and every day. It’s cross-platform approach makes jotting a note on my phone, revising it on my Chromebook, then converting it to a Google Doc on my desktop a snap. It is lightweight in terms of storage space and processor demands, yet it is robust in its abilities. Saving audio, photos, etc into notes is simple. Setting reminders, even recurring reminders, makes this app outrageously useful for jotting quick reminders when adding something to a calendar is just too time consuming. And again, the cross-platform approach means that the reminder pops up on your iPhone, your Chromebook, and your Windows machine (or Mac) unlike Apple’s native reminder / to do apps. Of course, you have to be using Chrome on your computers as the internet browser. But why wouldn’t you? :-) In all, it’s a very useful app for organizing and staying on top of personal and professional business!
Scrolling and Return Key Bugs
by JohnAM32 on 2019/12/14 09:25
I absolutely LOVE Google Keep and use it excessively. That said, I’ve been meaning to write a review about the two bugs that constantly annoy me: sometimes the keyboard pops up when scrolling through a note when I did not intend to edit it, just to read it, thus my annoyance when it pops up. I think it does so when I scroll only a small amount and it registers as a tap gesture instead of just a scroll gesture. Two: if I press the return key—creating a new line of text—when there are also other lines of text below where I am currently typing (whether I thereafter type or paste something in or just leave the line blank) after a few seconds the line below that one pops up, merging onto the end of the above line I just entered, and I have to replace my cursor and separate the lines again, putting the lower one back down where it belongs.
Updated - Late September update seems to have fixed the issues caused by the August changes.
by shecasx on 2017/10/26 23:10
[updated] They finally seem to have fixed Keep, thank goodness. For about 6 weeks it was unusable. Now it seems to work fine, no longer deleting items and failing to sync. Glad Google fixed what they had broken, but better communication from the company to its users should have happened. 👎 on treating your users this way. I used it daily. Still use it via the web. But the August iPhone update made it unusable. Can't connect. Screws up your entries. It's a disaster. And Google's been silent through it all. No acknowledgement anywhere -- support pages or forums -- of the problems. The app support pages are worthless. Hey Google, end the silence and let us know that you've heard us! And fix this used-to-be great app and the sync issues, please.
Bold, Italic & underline formatting are missing but it’s a great alternative to Onenote
by BoredMeteor on 2017/12/22 09:34
It feels incomprehensible that Google wouldn’t allow users of this great app to format text with bold, italic or underline. This basic feature, part of every word processing program since the late 80s is missing from this app! It’s stupefying. You can do this in every other Google app but not this one. This missing feature is single-handedly keeping this app from really competing with Microsoft OneNote. Google has an opportunity since OneNote for iOS has been badly broken for over a year. It won’t sync notes across platforms anymore! Authentication is completely bugged and your notes won’t sync unless you sign in every day which leads to all kinds of conflicts. The app is unusable these days. Google keep could pick up that market. That’s how I know about it. I had to abandon Microsoft’s platform after they broke it.
Good
by Iniyaaaa on 2019/04/28 02:31
I prefer using everything google from mail to photos because everything syncs up no matter what device you’re on and when I found out there was a notes app I immediately downloaded it,, I really like the concept and how you can have the checkboxes and colors however the labels and archiving don’t sync up very well. I like to have some notes for cooking or workouts and not have them clog up my main screen so I archive them and put them in their labels, but when I click the label and click the notes it brings me to the archive section, but the device still thinks It is in the individual label and I have to click out and click back it to get just the notes in the label to pop back and it’s quite annoying. I would prefer it if the labels acted like folders in drive rather than just labels or have the options for both.
Used to be a five star app...
by One of millions... on 2018/08/10 16:28
Google Keep used to be my favorite app for making lists. I loved that if I switched devices, it would update across them seamlessly. However, the last two updates broke the app. It started freezing while checking things off the list with the update prior to the most recent one. Now, with the newest update, the app will not refresh and update across my devices, no matter how much I try to get it to work. It started with freezing and crashing upon opening, and now it tells me I need to “refresh”, but when I do it sits on a white screen saying it’s “Refreshing...” and then comes back to say the “refresh failed” and to try again later. It’s become more of a pain to use than it’s worth, so I just deleted it and will use the native list app on my iPhone for now. Hopefully when I check back in a couple months these problems are fixed, and I can start using this app again.
Was once a great app
by DurdeeBurger on 2018/02/23 05:04
I still use this as my main note taking apps because if everything worked correctly it would fit my needs the best. I used to shared lists like grocery lists with my wife but we stopped doing that after too many syncing issues where we would get to the store and notice have the list is missing. I could get over that, however recently I have had this issue where when I’m trying to edit a list the keyboard keeps glitching where it seems like it’s constantly trying to create a new keyboard making it impossible to type. Happens way too often and kills the experience. Idk why this started to happen, worked great for so long. I would just use Apple notes but I want my checked items to get lumped together like this app does...wish they would fix this app.
Lag, non-responsive, failures to sync
by oberon526 on 2017/10/01 08:21
I am hugely reliant on this app. Unfortunately, since iOS 11, and especially with this most recent app update, the app has become very unstable. Syncing across my devices is sketchy at best, and information disappears. I’ve had to recreate whole sections of notes which sync my updates; rather, the app took the updated note and synced it backwards to the previous version on another device. Response to touch / type /cursor movement is slow at best, but usually impossible. You can’t move the cursor anywhere. To move in a note, you actually have to exit the note, re-enter it, carefully place the cursor at what you need to edit (nowhere else!), then exit again, and re-enter it at the next place to edit. Any attempt to move the cursor or tap elsewhere in the note has absolutely no response. I hope this is rapidly addressed, as otherwise Keep is a lifeline app for me.
A few UX opportunities
by JamasonJ on 2020/01/19 00:20
Overall this is a fine app for notes and checklists especially when considering the benefits of it being slotted into the Google ecosystem. However there are two UX issues that come to mind that stop me from being all that happy with it. The first is a lack of a platform standard left edge swipe gesture to return to the top level list view from an individual note. You’re relying on users to tap the upper left arrow. Not conforming to basic platform conventions makes this app stick out as being inconsistent. There must be another way to make a checklist item a “sub” item — it’s frustrating to constantly do this on accident. The second issue I see is the floating of the “add” and “more” icons at the bottom of the display when the keyboard is open. Users assume that toolbars floating above the keyboard relate to the task of typing. e.g. in the stock iOS notes app, quick actions to adjust type formatting. Instead, these icons have more to do with the overall note. The ... “more” icon would probably make more sense in the upper right next to archive. The add button might make more sense as a floating action button in the lower right, visible when the keys are hidden.
So close to 5 stars!
by tomas 846 on 2019/10/29 19:22
I stopped using Apple Notes after I started using Keep because Keep is a beautiful note taking app. I love how colorful, simple, and clean the interface of Keep is. The only thing that is missing is the ability to lock notes so others who might access my phone don’t get into it. I write personal things and I store passwords in Keep but there is no privacy mode where I can’t password protect or pin/fingerprint protect these personal notes, while Apple Notes does have this feature. I think more and more people would use Keep instead of other note taking apps like Apple Notes if this feature was present. Please hear me out! Will update my rating to 5 if this useful feature is added. Thank you!
There’s so much more you should add to it!
by Sana Haider on 2019/06/07 16:23
I really love this app, because I can access the contents from my phone or laptop because it’s connected to my google account. For that, I have no complaints. However, I wish there were more customizable options when taking notes. To be able to bold or italicize your notes so that they are more easier to read and more organized (like the apple notes app!) I think this app is great to jot down quick notes, but it could be even better for the major neat freaks out there like me if there was more customization with the notes you are taking! If there are features to put notes under labels to organize it in that sense, it should have more document features a well!
Even buggier-unusable
by NHGadgetLuvr on 2019/03/29 12:22
I love Keep, but this app is very buggy. I open a note that says Grocery, but a list of errands opens instead. Sometimes as many as 3 or 4 copies of the same note are generated. Other times the notes shuffle unexpectedly. Would be great if it functioned like the Web version. Update: Downgraded to one star. I am the only person using the app it is not shared. Yet duplicate notes are created, they shuffle back and forth, the wrong notes open when i tap on it. I love this app and it is so usable and functional, but these problems are driving me away. As much as i want to use it, I’ve even down presentations to others about it, the problems have to be fixed. 3/29: downgraded to 1 star. Duplicated notes and duplicated entries on notes. Web version is fine, but the app is unusable with duplicated entries on checklists, wrong note opening when you tap on (tap on Shopping, laundry list note opens).
Nice app, but still a lot to improve
by BobHuRunqiu on 2017/12/09 02:15
1. Widget on the lock screen only shows the reminders but not the to-do list, that makes it meaningless to have a lock screen widgets. The widgets should be able to uncheck and check the to-do list and see various kinds of notes in Keep. 2. If you choose to use check box in a note, the entire note has to be the check box list. But sometimes say I am making plans of the day and I want the note to be like different elements containing in a note.([]stands for the check box) ——————————————————— Plans for today [ ] Learning [ ]Assignment 1 (done before 10 a.m) [ ]Assignment 2 (submit before 11) [ ]... [ ] Shopping [ ]Item 1 [ ]Ietm 2 (PICTURE of Item2 added here) Make sure to come back at 5 p.m. (only set reminder at this event) ——————————————————— 3. The pictures can only be added at the top of the notes, making it impossible to record something with words and pictures in the notes. We sometimes take a photo of the powerpoint or add a screenshots in lecture notes, and then make some notes under the picture, but this cannot be done in Keep since the picture is on the top.
Good, but...
by itsmyw0nderland on 2018/01/08 19:17
Overall, the app is good. Display is visually appealing and is user friendly. But it could benefit from a few things: • in two column view, it would be nice if you could have the option to organize things in two columns rather than just from left-to-right format which automatically re-formats the remainder of the items • if you could add multiple lists in a single note. Once you make a list in a note, you don’t have the option of a line break to make a new list in the same note. • the date & time reminder feature isn’t responsive. When you try to change the date or time of a reminder, it doesn’t recognize the change and just defaults back to the original time
You have to give it a chance
by Larry.McJ on 2018/08/03 14:25
The first time I tried Google Keep, it failed. However, that was not a problem with Google Keep, it was my problem and not fully understanding how Google keep works. Once I adapted to its way of keeping notes, I found it even better than apple notes, which I have used for years. Google keep does a nice job of organizing with labels, making it easier to find things were search rather than categories or folders. The clipper used in any browser is very effective. If you use Gmail, Google calendar, or have any investment in the Google ecosystem, you should try Google Keep. Once you adapt to it, you will like it.
Conceptually Great but Has Issues
by bsr_lwll on 2020/06/06 15:58
I have been using it for several years. As a secondary repository of my random notes. Most essential functionality was its standard cross-platform interface. However, the windows version became very slow and buggy at times. Eventually I stopped using. Recently I got a new machine, and check the app again on Chrome, perhaps there were updates and with the new high performing machine, I was hoping that it would do better job. Unfortunately, it was still slow and not very responsive. I have googled the issue and I could easily find many Windows 10 users describing quite similar issues. Otherwise, it was a good app for my designated uses.
Freezes—-MORE TIMES THAN NOT
by Note_Luver on 2019/07/18 19:06
Too bad...I’ve used this app since it’s I inception and to be candid it’s only gotten worse. I mean what enhancements hVe they released? 100% of their roadmap is to help THEM so they would care less about the UX. They obviously have some things they are monitoring because recently I’ve. Prices that the app is freezing 100% on station (for about 1 minutes). I stopped using because by the time to unlocks I forget what I was wanting to note down. VERY disappointment for Google. I think they perhaps juR night the app and distribute it as I cannot see a company like Google releasing this sort of garbage. BTW, I only have a few notes and a few images so it’s not a problem with the about of USER data being loaded. Instead they have some services that o cohost went untested thst is eating all the memory. . . Hi.
Using Google Keep in the classroom
by Crowlarbear on 2019/05/05 20:30
If you and your students are using Google Classroom, Keep is an excellent addition to research tools. Show the young scholars how to use keep to save articles, and they don’t forget to copy info required in their Works Cited Page. Keep also allows group collaboration and when used in conjunction with Google Slides and Documents provides excellent communication for students working at home or unable to communicate orally (Reduces Social interruptions and promotes productivity). Particularly valuable when multiple students develop portions of projects independently with the intention of sharing/combining in final group activity.
Update fixed nothing for my Chrome, iPad & iPhone
by Slow56 on 2018/10/19 13:37
The app worked great for about 2 months this summer. Then syncing stopped. And has only worked once that time about a month ago!! None of the recent updates have fixed anything for me! This app has great potential if it worked as promoted. The troubling shooting instruments would be helpful if the instructions matched what was being seen on the screens! Still have MAJOR syncing issues between Chrome, iPad & iPhone!!!! I’ve never gotten a conflicting note ‘notification’ to select an updated vs outdated note. All devices at least ‘appear’ to be logged in to the same account, I only use it on one login. What does ‘offline’ mean when all devices have Internet access???? Please expand your troubling instructions ‘cause they ain’t work’n for me! I use this for work and can’t mess with this much longer.
It’s weird that can’t set dark mode in mobile
by Patrick Li - 95 on 2020/03/02 22:55
I am an addicted user of google keep. And I use it in both mobile and website. I love the dark mode which does help me writing down some thoughts more willingly. However, it’s been a while since the dark mode came out, and still the only setting is from the web, which does take effect on mobile app. I honestly don’t get the point why we don't allow setting from the mobile app because sometimes like the early morning you still want to use dark mode and in the early evening you still want to use light mode. I am a product manager too and at those moments I will feel a bit frustrated.
Good integration with Google docs, collaborators
by menicosia on 2017/12/13 05:41
I like Keep more than Evernote because it has good integration with Google Docs (well, send to Docs) and you can add other collaborators easily. Some minor complaints: - I use a bluetooth keyboard to take notes. With the iPad in landscape mode, Keep only uses the top third of the screen, making room for an on-screen keyboard which is not present! I'd love to make better use of my screen's real estate. - Once you've sent an item to Google Docs, you can no longer edit it in Google Keep. I like Keep's lightweight editing UI, it would be nice if I could continue editing the text from this app, without having to switch over to the Google Docs editor. Or at least, remember a reference in Keep; sometimes I don't remember if I've promoted a note to Google Docs, "Why can't I find this note anymore? I could have sworn I'd taken this down in Keep!" - Can't add a collaborator for just one item in a task list. If I want to remind someone to do something, I need to create a new list and create a single to-do to add them as a collaborator.
Google keep is the best.
by T Dorsey on 2020/01/12 11:36
Don't know why the low reviews on this. This has got to be the best note taking, life taking app in the world of note taking. I keep it on the front page of my iPhone. Nothing but the most important things go on my home page. It's right there when I need it. Also on my iPad. I have been using this since launch. Now through the years I can remember when there wasn't a app so I had to create a web shortcut. That still worked great also. It's like a assistant for your life. It will even remind you of stuff. If you haven't got this try it out for a week....you will see.
Just a small suggestion... 💫
by WinterStar_7 on 2019/11/20 19:12
I really like this app and I use it daily, mainly for writing/journaling since I want to feel secure that my data will always be in one place I could always access... and it’s all good, but I REALLY wish there was a way of highlighting sentences so I don’t have to scroll through a bunch of words and notes just to find what I’m looking for, or having to change apps to get that feature. Please, consider adding a highlighter in the near future. 💡 (Also, I personally think it’d be nice to be able to change fonts to bold, italic, underline or strikethrough. And also being able to lock the app and/or notes too. Just sayin’. 🤷🏻‍♀️)
Great potential to be better
by Sujatha92 on 2020/02/11 19:49
I am a Google user -- mail, calendar, drive, docs, forms, sheets -- I use it all. A lot of potential for this app that is not being developed, and in my mind all Google has to do is perform simple tweaks to better align Keep with its other apps: 1. Institute an easily visible folder system (just like drive). Tags and a limited array of colors do not cut it. Color codes should at least be automatic when you label with a certain tag. 2. Too easy to tap somewhere on the list and unintentionally edit or delete text. Add an edit button and eliminate the ability to edit just by tapping screen!!! So many times I've gone into a note to check off a box or touched the screen & ended up unintentionally altering my note. 3. Change notifications to match Calendar
Useful!
by AlixInWinterland on 2018/02/02 16:19
I've only had this app for a couple days so I haven't been able to see to its full functionality but I think that so far, the app has its uses. I've used many note and list apps, including onenote, evernote, wunderlist, and apple's native reminders and notes apps. This app combines the functionality of a note and a list into one app with a sticky note design, which is appealing for me. I haven't really done any syncing across devices so I haven't experienced any of those issues. Most of the updating I do will be via phone as I see it's most usefulness being as a mobile app when I can't reach a computer to jot something down. One thing that made me dock a star off though is that I have multiple Gmail accounts attached to my phone. Every time I open the app, it asks for which account to use (as the saves are done by account, which makes sense.) It would be nice to be able to set a default account, as I've never had this kind of problem in the Gmail app and it's not like the number of accounts on that app is any different.
Superior thanks to simplicity, versatility and appearance
by LasseLus on 2018/09/21 12:50
I keep returning to Keep after numerous cases of having been seduced and ultimately left disappointed by more complex to-do apps, which I consistently find not being worth the sustained effort they require. Being a simple minded person, I need the intuitive simplicity of Keep. It can be bent to serve all sorts of purposes and, importantly, it displays them side by side rather than hiding them in drill-down hierarchies with excessive space between line items. My wish is for Google to let Keep retain its brilliant simplicity while allocating a bit more resources to its maintenance and refinement.
Amazing but
by The hamster ninja on 2018/04/29 07:15
I love this app it’s easy to use and Aesthetically pleasing I like how everything is in a nice neat order but I would love if I had the ability to create files for different notes for example if I had one for math notes and another for homework I need to complete I know I can put labels on things it it still all shows up under “notes” I also think it would be great to have the option to bold things or change the font and color etc. Another thing is sometimes notes stop opening but I found if you open another note and click on it agin it works or if you archive it and undo it works but that’s a lot of work and I hope that bug could be fixed
Suggestion
by Baffled Teletubby on 2019/11/12 20:34
I think it would be nice and easier to keep notes if there were folders like iPhone Note. That is, when taking notes, for example, labels could be dropped into topical folders—perhaps sociological notes in the sociology folder. While true that the label "sociology" works fine as well, it is consumed by the Google Keep label list, and you have to scroll alphabetically to find it. It seems simpler to organise it topically, and, for me, it'd get *so* much more use. For now, I can only use it to take notes in one field, and I'm deliberating on finding something else instead with a similar feature (kinda like Bear).
Lovely but a new frightening disappointing experience happened
by Vd using GK on 2019/12/31 00:36
I have loved its usefulness and user friendly note keeping since the beginning I started using it years ago, recently it’s the second time in this month that after some days (maybe about a week) using it offline the app stops working and doesn’t open, so all my notes and images that I had collected is lost cause no matter how I tried to open the app it doesn’t work. It’s a serious bug in my opinion and it needs a solution because it is a very good app but also my work is too important get lost so easily.
Limited color choices and a bit buggy but overall a great app
by LoveMeSomeRedVines on 2019/06/30 17:28
The colors are a bit bright and the contrast of the black against them is jarring for my eyes. Would love to see more options for colored backgrounds. (This is not just a design option - it’s a functional feature bc it helps locate specific lists quickly when they are color coded.) The app can be buggy and sometimes it crashes when I am adding items. But it’s not all that frequent. Overall it’s an excellent tool to keep things organized. I recommend it to many people, especially teachers.
New update is laggy
by tps42 on 2018/11/03 06:24
I use this app daily. It's one of the apps that I leave open in the background because I refer to it many times throughout the day and night. This last update is devastating. The stark white background is blinding and affects the battery life of my older iPhone 6S. It's also INCREDIBLY laggy. Scrolling through a long note threatens to crash the app and the lag is very noticeable. Tapping on a note takes many repeated taps and takes 5-10 seconds to open. Up until this update, Keep was snappy and responsive. This needs to be fixed. This is one of my most used apps, and it would be a kick to the groin if I had to switch to another app just to make quick notes. Please fix these issues AND GIVE US A DARK MODE!
Easily best for link-based lists
by windrunner27 on 2020/02/02 20:56
I’m shopping for things across websites and making a decision with my dad, I can make a note and put all the links there and Keep makes the note have tidy little previews that are east to tap and evaluate a a glance. No more sharing a word document with long links, or with or tedious to make hyperlinks. It’s nice that iMessage allows you to just view the links shared in a conversation, but Keep is better for me since we will switch topics often, and want to exclusively view all my potential - for instance: motorcycles - in one place.
Customizable and Simple
by aberrantartist on 2019/10/19 13:54
I’ve been using this app since it launched around 2012 or 2013 and it’s been very helpful for me and easy to continue and customize for my needs. They’ve added some nice features along the way as well. One thing that would really take it to the next level for me is having a dark mode for drawings/written notes. Right now even if the app is in dark mode, if I open a drawing it will always be a white background. The Apple notes app has a dark background available so I’m sure it would be achievable by Google! I really hope this can be! 🙏🏻
✌️
by SpicyMustardSeeds on 2018/04/19 04:17
Overall I love the functionality of the app. I do wish the graphic design was a little more considered though and matched the rest of Google’s brand standards, or then at least give the user the ability to change the font. It would also be nice if when you are in Google Calendar and click the option “open in Google Keep” if it actually opened up that note instead of just opening the app. It would be extra nice if Google Calendar could just import the checklist from Keep and you could use it in Calendar. Overall I would recommend
Don’t Like the New Look
by TaRacey on 2018/12/02 13:11
They still haven’t updated the small font issue. So this app is useless to me. I really hope there is a way to get the old look back because I don’t like the new look. Since you have changed the font everything is much smaller now and harder for older eyes to see and read it. Please tell me there is a way to switch back to the old way. Update: Things are pretty much back to normal with latest update. Thank you! This app worked well until the current update. Now I can’t use it. Keeps telling me it needs to refresh and when I click the refresh button it crashes and when it finally opens about 80% of my content is missing. I seriously need to get to my notes. Please fix this! Update: The few lists I was left with after this recent update can’t be changed. I can’t move anything within the list and the app continues to insist that it needs to be refreshed and then crashes. Other important notes are gone and not showing up at all. Very disappointing. When you try to make things better for others, please don’t make things worse for the rest of us.
Fix Apple Watch issue
by Cah1735439 on 2019/05/20 12:53
I like the app because it supports Apple Watch, which not even Apple’s Notes app does. It’s nice to glance at my wrist to look at a shopping list or reminder and keep my phone in my pocket if I’m out and about. However, there is an issue with the Apple Watch that I am experiencing. I have deleted the note from Keep, but it still shows up on my watch. I would like it to be so that when I delete a note, it deletes on my watch also. Please fix this, as it is irritating to have many notes/lists on my watch face with such a small screen.
A Keeper
by Sandy seashore on 2019/06/16 21:00
i’m kinda perplexed by some of the complaints from recent reviewers. i’m low tech though & perhaps that’s to my advantage when it comes to this app because i’ve tried dozens like it over the course of my many years as an iphone haver & this app changed the game for me. i’ve had it a year or more and it’s given me exactly zero issues. it’s convenient, colorful, functional, & free. if i were you i’d download this sweet little widget wonder and if you don’t like it then delete it. i’m here to help & you are all welcome 😉
I LOVE Google Keep
by kkapatos on 2019/01/17 05:17
A good way to keep track of stuff. Just go to the menu on your computer in google and select more and it will take you right to it. You can use it for work to create to do lists and set reminders that sync right to your calendar. you can also set up your inbox so that it is pulled up on your computer all of the time. You can also use it on the go which is what I use it for the shopping list feature. it is amazing and I can't say better things about an app like Google Keep.
First I generally love google keep
by GardenGoddess on 2019/01/12 22:06
My problem is that it wouldn’t sync and the new look. Got the can’t update try again later thing constantly. I couldn’t resolve it any other way. I updated it. Not getting message now but stuff added recently on another device still hasn’t shown up. On a very bad note, I hate how it looks now. The colors aren’t as bright. The font is smaller with no option to change. There is a shading thing going on now, definitely won’t be updating my other devices.
Some issues with iPhone version
by DarkLuminosity on 2018/11/05 03:54
I love Google Keep but have been experiencing issues with the iPhone version. I still have my old Samsung phone so I use Google Keep on there too, and it seems to work much better. -I have to keep tapping the list I want to open (only a recent issue, from late Oct 2018), sometimes with no success. -When I sort my list, it will move things on its own (the item I moved PLUS other items) while also adding old items that were checked off, back ONTO the list. This is the most frustrating glitch because now my list is completely out of order and outdated. I use it for scheduling so this absolutely won't work. It's only a recent issue as well from late Oct/early Nov. -App sometimes randomly closes on me when I type something in and it auto-fills (for repeat items I check off). Or sometimes it just closes for no apparent reason. -The keyboard used to bug out on me before but not so much now. I use a third party keyboard app (SwiftKey) and it would glitch back to the Apple keyboard in the middle of me typing. If the first 3 would be addressed I would give a better rating.
highly recommend
by money💵💵 on 2018/03/19 06:03
10/10 I absolutely enjoy this app. It has such a clean and simple design. It's super easy to organize all of your lists and notes together. The color coding option is great for categorizing and prioritizing what you've got to do; the pinning options also helps sort out what's important and or urgent for you. Super duper easy to post, share, and even add photos to notes or lists. This app helps me a great deal and it's the best one I've found so far to organize all of my lists. It's definitely worth the download.
Would prefer giving zero stars
by IrishCady on 2020/03/25 12:04
The latest update kept giving me annoying notifications to “resolve” my checked items in my To-Do list. I don’t want to resolve my checked items, I need them for reviewing a timeline history. I tried unchecking them, and all my recent unchecked items on top disappeared and I can’t retrieve them. Despite multiple notes besides my To Do list, this app is now worthless to me. If it loses my items and reminders, what’s the point? Oh, Google, are you following the tradition of Apple in creating/updating useless apps? The whole reason I don’t use Apple’s Reminders is because of what I just described above. My entries are always mysteriously dropped. Keep was reliable for awhile, and I see it just reached it’s end of life.
Good for list keeping or note jotting
by Tracemo on 2019/11/05 05:49
I like the app. I use it to take quick notes or to keep lists or info. I like that I can go on my laptop to add things to my shopping list and that it will appear on my phone. The app could be better. I like that when you cross something off it moves it to the bottom so you can still see it. But I would like an easier way of deleting crossed off items rather than just one at a time. It would also be nice if I could collapse a task that has a lot of sub tasks under it without deleting it.
Needs the ability to adjust font size
by SteveW123!!! on 2019/04/12 10:33
Google keep is probably the app I use more than any other. I love it. However, I got a new iPhone XR, coming from an LG V20, and the font size in Google Keep is way too small. I tried adjusting the accessibility settings of the phone and it made no difference. It would be nice if you could adjust the font size in Google Keep or at least if it would use the accessibility settings of the phone Also, the magnifying glass feature of the iPhone doesn’t work in it. The magnifying glass comes up but it’s empty.
Love it, but needs some work.
by Yd gxtvyhjgubgvt on 2020/01/19 00:07
I love Google Keep. It’s the only reminder app I can find that is free and I can use on my Apple Watch. I enjoy use it and use it frequently but I would love a new update. There are features that are irritating such as having checkboxes for the entire list. I like to be organized, so I need to make checkboxes. But I have to create a new note if I want to divide my checkboxes into section. Example: Say I have a grocery list. I have a list for the poultry isle and for the frozen isle. Instead of being able to list it like this: ( • <represent checkboxes) ——————————— Grocery (title) Poultry •Chicken Frozen •Popsicles ——————————— I get this: ——————————— Grocery (title) •Poultry •Chicken •Frozen •Popsicles ——————————— See how annoying this is? I do not to make multiple notes because than it would be messy. Please update the app to have more workable features.
Rating Trends
3,4,2,2,4,2,1,8,0,2,0,1,1,1,5,4,3,3,0,0,4,2,2,1,4,1,2,4,4,6,1,0,0,1,4,5,1,1,3,1,0,2,6,2,2,5,2,0,1,2,3,5,2,4,4,4,0,7,1,1,1,2,2,0,2,3,0,1,2,0,1,4,0,1,0,3,1,6,3,1,0,5,0,1,1,3,4,3,3,0
All Versions
3.0
4,162 total
 5
1,795
 4
577
 3
506
 2
454
 1
830
Current Version (2.2020.26202)
3.0
2,955 total
 5
1,233
 4
443
 3
378
 2
325
 1
576
Version History
More...
Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
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.google.com and find it in the Chrome Web Store at http://g.co/keepinchrome. 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.
Drains my battery and heats up my iPhone
by rc trader on 2020/07/12 12:52
Drains my battery and my phone get really hot after using it for just a few minutes.
Bugs :/
by SheepyPlays on 2020/07/11 02:22
Whenever I delete a note it crashes :/ but it's rlly good Edit: nvm they fixed it
Good cross platform notes
by applejosh on 2020/07/10 10:49
Update 2020-07-10: Seems they fixed the sync over WiFi issue (must have been something on the backend as no app update happened). Good app for cross platform notes when using iOS and other non-Apple platforms. Wish it had options for encrypting notes, but for general use, quite usable. Latest version does not sync over WiFi. Seems like a major issue given we’re all stuck at home right now and always on WiFi. Used to be good for a cross platform quick note system.
Trash
by alegoje1 on 2020/07/07 18:09
Can’t connect right now, try again later... for the last entire week.
Won't connect in wifi
by dafonz01 on 2020/07/07 00:01
Like others have mentioned, the latest version won't connect over wifi. Tried reinstalling app, rebooting iPhone, signing out multiple times and with a different account, but it still won't connect when wifi is enabled. This is a serious bug that needs to be addressed asap.
Will not connect on WiFi.
by Spetasal on 2020/07/06 23:38
New update doesn’t work on Wi-Fi. Fix this!
Latest release won’t sync at all.
by seekingnews on 2020/07/05 12:31
2020.26202 on iOS will not sync. App worked great until 4 days ago. Now it won’t sync. Tried uninstalling and installing with no success. Now can’t access anything across devices. Useless.
Useless - can’t connect right now. All the time!!
by lauranonzioli on 2020/07/03 19:00
It looks like I wasted my time learning this app. In the computer is ok, on the phone it says “can’t connect right now”. All of the time! Everything else working perfectly on my phone by the way. Please fix ASAP. Thank you.
Last update won’t work on wifi
by Paul-32 on 2020/07/03 03:52
Something about the last update July 1, 2020 prevents the app from syncing over Wifi.
Awesome and useful, but...
by Homo Sanus on 2020/07/02 20:08
The app is great, keeps your notes synced in all your devices with your google account on it. It is a great productivity app, works awesome and It would work even better if there would be an Apple Watch complication to access the dictation from the face of the watch.
Bad sync
by vldmrpl on 2020/06/30 16:21
Во время синхронизации, напоминания превратились в обычные заметки. Это не единичный случай плохой синхронизации и потери данных.
semi laggy. No font size change option
by owbert on 2020/06/30 16:04
Not as Laggy as before. No font size change option. Unfortunately. Overall really good. Keep up the good work
Easy to use except for a bad bug,
by nabfitness on 2020/06/29 23:52
I love this app and use it every week to add grocery items during the week. BUT. Everyday, a massage pops us saying that a refresh is required. The refresh takes several minutes and will not work unless I keep it open in my screen. I do not have time to mess with this. Refreshing does nothing. PLEASE FIX!
Share labels
by customeraaa on 2020/06/27 22:12
Please allow users to share an entire label!
Great App, NEEDS HIGHLIGHTED SEARCH MOBILE
by Easy Death Sky on 2020/06/27 17:41
Love the mobile app but it desperately needs support for highlighted searched text, just like the app has on a web browser. The Keep app on a web browser like Chrome reveals not only the note with the searched term but it also highlights it for you. This is essential but missing from the mobile versions. If you’ll add this feature I’ll use the app, otherwise, it’s not nearly as useful. Thank you!
Easy to use, lists sorted by color
by Apple I5 on 2020/06/25 11:37
I loved Google Keep but find I hardly use it now that the colors were switched from bright to dull. Not aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. I’m more productive if I enjoy the tools I use to get organized.
Disappointed
by Peter G' on 2020/06/23 17:15
I used Google Keep for years but lately it seems to be sketchy. List disappear, typing goes nuts, doesn’t save what I entered. I’m going back to Office365.
Missing one thing
by Tchrmom06 on 2020/06/22 19:37
Love personalization of each note. But wish it had doc scan ability like apple’s Note.
Basic Formatting and Font Size
by TellasWoods on 2020/06/18 02:32
I really like the organization of Keep. But when I have a lengthy note and crazy small font, it makes being productive an unnecessary challenge. Please add Basic Formatting (Bold, Italic, Underline) and the ability to change the font size. It’s a struggle for me to read my notes. This is not a lot to ask.
Best Notes/Checklist App
by Awesome2KO on 2020/06/13 22:43
Best app for notes and shopping list. Highly recommend.
App was Great Till 2 or 3 Updates Ago
by tomatoshoe on 2020/06/09 17:08
This app stopped showing notifications for reminders I set since 2 or 3 updates ago. Huge inconvenience. Checked notification settings and everything too.
Refreshing takes forever
by Avi rosengerger on 2020/06/08 04:39
Since the last release the app takes forever to refresh
Works great for me!
by crispeto1 on 2020/06/07 03:34
I have yet to find the perfect note taking task manager. I’ve tried many and while Google Keep may not have all the features the others have, what it does do, it does well. It takes notes and you can have labels to organize them. You can also color code a note for easier finding. It can take audio notes, photo notes, typed notes, and drawing notes. The notes are displayed either by label or you can choose all notes. They look like notes pinned to a note board or like sticky notes. But my favorite thing about Keep is its speed and syncing options. It is ridiculously fast to open save and sync. My wife uses an Android phone and I have an iPhone and they sync together perfectly. Others like Evernote, Notebook, and OneNote have given us trouble when trying to sync. Keep has been perfect. Now we can leave each other todo’s, notes, and reminders and we’re on the same page either with individual notes or notes for projects. I like it.
Conceptually Great but Has Issues
by bsr_lwll on 2020/06/06 15:58
I have been using it for several years. As a secondary repository of my random notes. Most essential functionality was its standard cross-platform interface. However, the windows version became very slow and buggy at times. Eventually I stopped using. Recently I got a new machine, and check the app again on Chrome, perhaps there were updates and with the new high performing machine, I was hoping that it would do better job. Unfortunately, it was still slow and not very responsive. I have googled the issue and I could easily find many Windows 10 users describing quite similar issues. Otherwise, it was a good app for my designated uses.
Broken
by iAymen on 2020/06/06 09:32
This app is completely broken. It asks every time that it needs to refresh, and stays refreshing forever. Worst google app on iOS
Add A Pin Code to lock it. How hard can that be?
by stm101 on 2020/05/29 06:31
You can’t add a simple pin code to lock it. Why not? Nobody was smart enough to think of that simple security feature?
Far More Freedom than Apple Notes
by Chun Swae on 2020/05/27 19:29
Unlike Apple notes this is easy to use on ALL devices
تعديل
by Yaseraladwan on 2020/05/26 16:08
برنامج رائع جد ولكن اذا بالامكان اضافة ميزة تعديل الخط تكبيره ليتماشى مع خط الهاتف كباقي البرامج
Great Start
by Anatigger on 2020/05/24 04:07
I absolutely love this app. That said there are two things that would need to change to make it perfect for me. One is it needs a notification system. I’m not referring to reminders. I mean if I have a list going and hubby is a collaborator with me then if he makes a change I should receive a notification of some sort notifying me eliminating any confusion. The second is the ability to change the text size. It’s unrealistic to think that everyone can read the tiny text. With a little bit of tweaking this is a 5 star app that I would recommend to everyone.
Needs Improvements
by JCSALMONS19 on 2020/05/22 05:07
I love this app because I can make notes on my phone and then access them from my laptop. That being said, the app needs some updates. Every time I open the app it freezes or crashes. It is very frustrating because this is where I keep my grocery lists and when I go to access them, the app doesn’t work. Would hate to transfer my notes to another app, but might have too if these problems aren’t fixed.
Nosir
by OddPaz on 2020/05/20 23:04
Nossir
One of my favorite apps
by Ammondlong on 2020/05/19 00:21
Every time I get a phone I download this.. it has all my information and notes I need saved. I can create boards with image notes for study etc. it’s all around great! Any improvements or note options would just put it over the top :)
Love Google Keep, Buggy experience on iOS
by What, all nicknames are taken? on 2020/05/14 13:18
I really love using Google Keep on my android phone and, to a lesser extent, on my Windows laptop. It is an awesome tool for saving notes and organizing them with super fast and powerful searching capabilities that made me rely on it in organizing all sorts of things (i probably have more than a thousand note right now). But on my iPad Pro, the app keeps freezing and crashing so often and especially when first opening the app when syncing.
Syncing problems
by Parkington on 2020/05/10 18:43
Not syncing with my computer
Needs to have bigger font size options
by smaskay on 2020/05/10 12:14
It strains the eyes for some people who are stuck with the default font size. Let’s add some text effects too, bold and italic for example.
Drop the “the”
by airic on 2020/05/10 09:23
Just “Keep”
EDIT HISTORY
by t@tertIt on 2020/05/08 04:55
please add an edit history function. It would help to see when old information was added/edited. Also helpful if text gets accidentally deleted. Thank you!
Face ID please
by Smrtph2011 on 2020/05/05 15:59
Badly needed Face ID
Contraseña por favor
by otzmx on 2020/05/04 02:51
Deberían poner la opción de una contraseña. Solo eso falta
More integration
by Phillysdon04 on 2020/05/01 17:29
Please add the following : Siri Shortcut support Alexa support Google Assistant shopping list support IFTTT support Sync with ios reminder
Suggestion for improvement
by mradin on 2020/04/30 11:28
Love this app!! Use it all the time, especially for grocery list. Please add an alphabetical sort feature to make checklists easier to browse.
View style
by ماریانا on 2020/04/30 05:31
Thank you for this app. I just want to view title of my notes in order to find them out better. But this app shows title and whole content in the list. It could be better that user can choose style of list view, combo or not.
Not as full featured as competitors.
by scotthilt on 2020/04/28 12:54
While this is a great looking app, it’s severely lacking in features. Especially when compared to it main competitors (iOS Notes, OneNote, Evernote). It’s far too basic of an app especially from a company that is known for bells and whistles. Which tells me Keep is not a high priority for Google. And for that single reason I just can’t recommend Google Keep. The apps I would recommend are OneNote or Evernote since they are both full featured and cross-platform.
It is awesome but need notifications improvement
by Ilsagitarium on 2020/04/18 13:11
This app is super useful . I used it for many purposes and works great . The only issue are the notifications , this app only have notifications by time and place . It must have notifications for share list / documents. IE: if you are sharing a list with somebody and the list get changed , updated ,erased etc should notify the other party. Will be awesome also if there is ownership so other collaborators can’t not delete unless have permission (admin/owner , user , etc). Please update the app!
Good App, but...
by LifeWithYAH on 2020/04/17 05:19
Lately the app has been freezing from the search bar. Also, should update when Notes are edited they move to TOP OF LIST,
Was fantastic; now buggy
by Maxjoshua on 2020/04/17 01:11
I use this app a tonne for life planning and to-do lists. However a recent update has introduced a problem with check box to-do lists where they no longer have a hierarchy on the app (only on the desktop). This really messes things up. If this gets fixed I will rate this 5*.
Really laggy
by eghads on 2020/04/12 23:47
Lags a great deal for me...used to be great on my old Android
Your notes will get deleted and format change
by Like John jerry was28483 on 2020/04/06 12:20
Some of my notes just randomly dissapered and all of them switched to check box form and had to switch them all back, to then which half of then switched back to check boxes agin. DO NOT USE THIS APP IT IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE AND YOULL LOSE YOUR NOTES. I even tried emailing google about the problems I had with it, 6 months later........ nothing. Id give it negative stars if i could
Going downhill
by hj1973 on 2020/04/03 18:35
This app with each update is like a swiss cheese of bugs. Now you can no longer copy and paste content. Google- just scrap this and start over.
Please make drag / drop easier
by road2acept on 2020/04/01 07:15
Drag and drop is the most usful feature but the more content, the more its not clear where to tap to drag / reorder notes. Please make it smoother like the web app, mb a specific corner of the note which will always allow for drag and drop? Also, pleae add feature to add short url links the same way you'd put them in excel. do those two, 5 stars no doubt and this is coming from a developer at EPros.
Would prefer giving zero stars
by IrishCady on 2020/03/25 12:04
The latest update kept giving me annoying notifications to “resolve” my checked items in my To-Do list. I don’t want to resolve my checked items, I need them for reviewing a timeline history. I tried unchecking them, and all my recent unchecked items on top disappeared and I can’t retrieve them. Despite multiple notes besides my To Do list, this app is now worthless to me. If it loses my items and reminders, what’s the point? Oh, Google, are you following the tradition of Apple in creating/updating useless apps? The whole reason I don’t use Apple’s Reminders is because of what I just described above. My entries are always mysteriously dropped. Keep was reliable for awhile, and I see it just reached it’s end of life.
No font size adjustment.
by Ganoslip on 2020/03/24 02:14
Love this app for its cross platform compatibility and syncing. However, no way to increase font size so will have to look for other options. Just too small to read for some of us.
Freeze on no connection
by edkk2002 on 2020/03/23 14:44
The app freezes on my phone when there's no connection. I'm not sure if that could be fixed? Thx.
It’s the worst memo app.
by bakuforest on 2020/03/22 05:59
It’s the worst memo app.
Doesn’t sync my data
by Brendasilly on 2020/03/20 15:47
I don’t have time to figure out doesn’t work. True. I like the app itself for checklists but doesn’t sync across platforms and I can’t deal because I jump devices all day long for various reasons. So my quest for a checklist app continues
It's okay overall, but...
by chicken punk on 2020/03/19 02:36
- would be cool to have folders for organizing - check list unside a simple text note - not so bright colors, more soft, pastel I wrote it in case the developer teem is reading reviews 🤷🏻‍♂️ Thank you!
Just icredible !
by AmirSepehrr on 2020/03/18 15:16
This is a master example for a brilliant java made app(for a WORA app)! Congrats google , as always this is a simple smooth and well programmed, not just adequate , this is absolute ideal and ready to be a serious evernote alternative in future maybe !👍🏼
The good and the bad
by pogopogo on 2020/03/15 20:48
—Update 3/15/2020— It looks like they have fixed the default account problem listed below. I added a star as a result. If someone at Google is reading these reviews – thank you! Now please commit to real release notes listing the fixes and changes of each release instead of the generic, “Bug fixes and performance improvements.” The good news is it appears they are looking to continue to improve the product instead of letting it die like some other Google products. —Original 12/1/2019— As a teacher I love Google Keep for keeping track of things I see or read to clip and save for later. Whether it’s a site that might be useful to my students or an image for a future lesson, I can easily Keep things and even sort them by topics. So far so good, but there’s one “feature” that has killed me over and over. When I choose to Keep something I have to manually select the Google account I want to use even though I only use Keep with one account. There is no way to even set a default account to be used for new notes. There is no way to disable Keep for an account. As a result, every time I Keep something I have to first choose the correct account before I can submit it. It takes what should be a very quick process and turns it into a multi step process. Things sometimes get put under the incorrect account when I’m in a hurry and then I have to go find a note that’s missing. Losing things in an app designed to keep things organized is less than ideal. It’s such an easy fix, but it remains a problem. Minor fixes getting ignored makes me worried about Google’s plan to keep Keep.
No sorting options???
by sndor on 2020/03/14 11:25
I don’t understand how the like of Google miss this.
Flawless
by Siafu2012 on 2020/03/11 10:30
Amazing app, it does what it claims almost flawlessly. I use it frequently and on a daily basis for work and personal projects across my iPhone 11, iPad Pro and PC, it syncs flawlessly and rapidly across all devices and platforms. Reliable and very easy to learn and use. I have not used this app to share materials with other users.
Pairs well with Google Assistant
by TouchOfGray on 2020/03/09 00:55
I use Google Assistant rather than Siri, especially since I have Google smart devices throughout the home. Google Assistant has a built-in lists feature but I prefer to pair Assistant with Google Keep which has the same abilities as Apple’s Reminders app.
I used to LOVE this app!
by Brent_D on 2020/03/08 19:43
I use Google Keep every day. Grocery lists. Speaking notes. Social media posting schedule. Reminders. Travel itineraries. And it’s very customizable. BUT, recently the app has a MASSIVE lag. It’s so slow. What is going on here? I do have one suggestion. The app has an annotation feature that allows you to draw on pictures saved to a note. Could you PLEASE offer an ADD TEXT option here as well?
It’s good but too slow
by mrarn21 on 2020/03/08 08:00
Its a good app but after some weeks of begin to be so slow looks like after you make a lot of note it wouldnt have any cash storage on the phone and after running evrytime needs to risive data from server,sory foe mistakes in text
5 sec delay when opening a checklist note
by gaara.gritty on 2020/03/07 10:43
With the some recent updates (3-4?) application became insanely slow on opening the specific note. Basic scenario: 1. cold start of application (on good wifi, iphone 8) 2. tap on pinned note with checklist of 600 ticked items. 3. app does some network request and openes a note in 6-7 seconds only 4. Navigate back to other notes with up to 100 check list items, they are being opened fine, no visible delay 5. Return back to the problematic note, tap on it again 6. Observe step #3 here again, long network request and 6-7 sec delay. Please fix it, previoisly there were no delays in opening big notes.
I love this app
by ErnestJG on 2020/03/07 00:03
I love this app useful in a lot of different freaking ways especially the fact that it is cross platform and allows lists and color coding and labels. It’s phenomenal. The only reason for the one Star is because maybe they would read this and could take the following constructive criticism: 1) idk if this exists and I’m just dumb but if you could have a read only mode it would be amazing I hate when I’m scrolling through my notes to read them and the keyboard pops up. 2) if I could record a voice memo from a note as I read it and have it save to that note, it would be amazing Thank you ❤️❤️
More bugs than feature
by sohammehta on 2020/03/05 08:25
I cant believe that this app is from Google. Its a pathetic bug filled app for something which has such a limited functionality. Trying opening the app on 3g/4g connection and it wont even load a note or open the search bar
User Experience
by Tha Oracle on 2020/03/03 16:20
Google please add a lock and security features so notes cannot be deleted by accident and protection from info being breached. Thanks
It’s weird that can’t set dark mode in mobile
by Patrick Li - 95 on 2020/03/02 22:55
I am an addicted user of google keep. And I use it in both mobile and website. I love the dark mode which does help me writing down some thoughts more willingly. However, it’s been a while since the dark mode came out, and still the only setting is from the web, which does take effect on mobile app. I honestly don’t get the point why we don't allow setting from the mobile app because sometimes like the early morning you still want to use dark mode and in the early evening you still want to use light mode. I am a product manager too and at those moments I will feel a bit frustrated.
Unbelievable Lagging
by IreneBethh on 2020/03/02 13:39
Used to work great on android but now it barely works on my iPhone 8 plus. I open the app and try to press ANYTHING and it takes several minutes for a click to register. Searching for a note has become a extremely frustrating process. I used this app to remember things because, due to neurological late stage lyme disease, I have a hard time remembering things. This app has been so helpful in the past and now I am unable to access important notes about my health, research I’ve done, etc. Very upset about this. This was my most used app prior to switching phones
Nice
by real user 😎 on 2020/02/29 23:41
Would like to see date created
Tesxt style
by pey122 on 2020/02/29 12:53
Needs to add text styling options like changing font size ,...
A must have, flawless
by servalis traficantis on 2020/02/29 10:29
Do not change my app
Recommendation for next update!
by mickyidk on 2020/02/28 17:23
Could you please make it so we can do check-boxes/tick-boxes and paragraph text in the same note, rather than having to make two separate ones. That would be so wonderful! Otherwise, I love this app! Thank you!
Better notes app than apple’s notes
by Review guy 467 on 2020/02/23 13:36
Easily categorize notes with labels. Add audio to a note. Doesn’t so far take up storage in google drive.
Sticks when you search for a specific note
by vsanchez2123 on 2020/02/23 07:29
I love this app. The only thing I’m not happy about is when you click to search for a specific note the keys sticks. This makes my IPhone 11 Pro Max screen freeze up. It takes it a couple of seconds but it happens every time you do this. Very nerve racking. Please fix, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
Amazing App- one thing missing
by Sunshine5668 on 2020/02/21 14:39
I LOVE this app, and use it almost daily. I did notice recently that the option to add grids/lists that you can add rows to as you go is missing, which is upsetting , but not the worst thing. The one thing that IS missing, which would make this app perfect, is the option to rearrange pictures within a single note. When I add a picture to a note, it automatically puts it on the top, and I want to be able to move them around.
🙏
by bilalkamaran on 2020/02/21 05:34
Dark mood please
I really need to be able to change the font size
by Bella is okay on 2020/02/19 20:49
For us that need a bigger print, that's mainly my only frustration with this app. I love the colors choices which allows me to separate by subject. But it's so hard to read for me with such a tiny font. I don't need a magnifier with other apps.
They finally fixed the freezing issue!
by Conman lewser on 2020/02/19 03:23
They finally fixed the freezing issue while drawing. Thank goodness! Much appreciated.
Love it!
by MiraMira P on 2020/02/18 03:45
A new fave to keep track of my to do lists. I even love the color options.
Dark-UX/UI = NO Sign Out. Always ON.
by MatthewAV on 2020/02/16 10:22
It works just fine, blah, blah, blah. YOU CAN’T LOG OUT. And “they” are now on your most personal device with your permission to access ALL of your content; late-night hidden-selfies and all, 24/7. The UX/UI that you normally use to LOG OUT on the web-based personal-data recorders, I mean free cloud software, will take you only in circles with KEEP. You can delete the app. Or add another of your accounts, then delete your original account. DON’T SIGN INTO CHROME. It’s a toggle switch BURIED in Chrome settings. Uh oh, two black vans are parking down the block.
Crashing after less than a minute of typing
by Webhead2314 on 2020/02/15 20:43
It keeps on crashing exclusively on my Ipad after less than a minutes of me typing. It its still pretty great when it has working properly, I still use it in other devices and I’m not having problems with them, just in my ipad. I’m uppdating my apps all the time so, please fix this soon.
Would like a watch complication
by 970038 on 2020/02/13 22:45
Works great, but would like to see a watch complication be added for quick access.
No display setting for font
by jacull on 2020/02/12 13:50
Seriously, have someone review this for accessibility. And then have some people that are mid 40s try it out. Then you’ll find that you need to add a setting to bump up font size. It should at least react to the iOS general text size setting (dynamic type). To be clear I’m not talking about customizing the font in each note, just about the overall readability.
Great potential to be better
by Sujatha92 on 2020/02/11 19:49
I am a Google user -- mail, calendar, drive, docs, forms, sheets -- I use it all. A lot of potential for this app that is not being developed, and in my mind all Google has to do is perform simple tweaks to better align Keep with its other apps: 1. Institute an easily visible folder system (just like drive). Tags and a limited array of colors do not cut it. Color codes should at least be automatic when you label with a certain tag. 2. Too easy to tap somewhere on the list and unintentionally edit or delete text. Add an edit button and eliminate the ability to edit just by tapping screen!!! So many times I've gone into a note to check off a box or touched the screen & ended up unintentionally altering my note. 3. Change notifications to match Calendar
Decent
by Damon Mack on 2020/02/11 15:21
I love having it integrated into my Google account. I recently switched from Samsung to Apple, and I noticed this app lags constantly compared to Samsung. My phone (11) and this app are both up to date.
Turn off dark mode
by kylexis on 2020/02/10 11:01
Let me turn off dark mode in the app —
Change size of text?
by Cowgirl 429 on 2020/02/10 00:00
I like most things about this app especially the search and pin to top functions. I Would really like to change the text sizes. Maybe other font options as well I.e. bold, italic, strike through... possibly be able to group notes together.
Very good notes app
by lovestech on 2020/02/09 23:36
I love Google Keep and have been using it for years now. I recently got an iPhone and was glad that my notes were not something I had to worry about figuring out how to transfer over, so that was a huge plus for this app. While I don’t see myself using anything else for the time being, I do have a few complaints: I don't like the fact that you can't switch the theme manually. Yes I just dark theme as the norm for my phone but I prefer certain apps to stay on light theme at all times (e.g. Twitter) and especially this being a text app (by my usage), the dark theme gets real annoying real quick. Another that I wish could be changed is the way a single note is handled. For example, for one I don't always want the image to be the first thing in the note. Also would like to be able to mix different types of notes (e.g. having a checklist inside of a paragraph). Those may sound trivial but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had these thoughts. Keep improving an already good product!
buggy syncing
by am3645 on 2020/02/08 19:56
My IOS copy doesn’t sync well with my android and desktop versions. Deleted notes and checked items still show up, and it requests a manual sync that never completes. I reinstalled, and have a correct sync for now, but can I trust it?
Have yet to try this app
by Nate The Great 🥰 on 2020/02/08 13:59
Looks like a great app to collaborate with friends and family.
only thing i’ve written a review on
by atval on 2020/02/08 07:17
i see people hating in this app but it’s great. you can use it as an extension to your google calendar on laptop and it syncs to your devices. easy simple design if you are a person who likes the ease of simplicity but productivity at the same time. i think when note apps are too complex they ruin the purpose. this is not too simple but not too complex in my opinion because there’s color coding, labeling, adding images, adding checkboxes. i love it, been using for a few months now.
Dark Mode Toggle
by rickzcc on 2020/02/07 07:00
Used to love this app. But since they apply the dark mode the color looks bad. Please make toggle for turn on / off. Yeah i used the dark mode for phone but I don’t want for this app, because looks ugly in dark mode. Please bring toggle in setting.
Need password protection
by Megsanj on 2020/02/04 22:58
This app is good but lacks security feature. This needs to have password protection ability
Love This App!!!
by RoadTeam2 on 2020/02/03 21:53
Just downloaded yesterday, and I’m already in love with it!!! Easy to use, easy on the eyes, and great features!!! Love how the notes arrange in a “most recent first” order. Also, love how you can move hem around.
Easily best for link-based lists
by windrunner27 on 2020/02/02 20:56
I’m shopping for things across websites and making a decision with my dad, I can make a note and put all the links there and Keep makes the note have tidy little previews that are east to tap and evaluate a a glance. No more sharing a word document with long links, or with or tedious to make hyperlinks. It’s nice that iMessage allows you to just view the links shared in a conversation, but Keep is better for me since we will switch topics often, and want to exclusively view all my potential - for instance: motorcycles - in one place.
Slow
by Ko'ofe on 2020/02/02 19:13
Performance is not good compared to android app.
Buggy on iPhone
by elorihs on 2020/02/01 23:15
This app is the biggest disappointment in Google’s collection. The app is very basic compared to its competitors, which I actually love. It worked really well on Android and syncs almost instantly with the web. But on iOS, this app is a laggy, crash-happy mess. There are so many performance issues and none of the “updates” have done anything to address them. If you’re not already incredibly reliant on this app like me, do not download it.
Used to love google keep app
by ambrerose1 on 2020/02/01 20:48
Just switched from a pixel to iOS and have had nothing but problems with my google keep app lagging and crashing. Still works great on my Samsung tablet and my pc but not on the iOS. I use this app daily and haven’t found another app that will work as good as this one.
need more to be better than iphone note
by xmanfreeman76 on 2017/12/02 10:22
If you want to check the difference between iphone note and google keep, you will find that iphone note is great, because you can write arabic language from right to left without any issue and great emoji and good quality of emoji that is written in iOS note that defeat google keep, but wait google is good too for more space 15 GB good too. Now the solution: 1- fix the alignment ( arabic and english) 2- create good emoji pictures different than iphone to be for google. 3- fix links issues and google map links too. 4- increase the security of google keep. 5- lets work with iOS company to merge between iphone notes and google keep easily. ( this need high step cooperation) 6- give a chance to share from iphone studio to google keep easily. 7- easy drawing note with iOS Cooperation between note and google keep. 8- more folders and subfolders and easy way to search for sub folders and easy lock for each secure note 9- each google keep note have a date and synchronized with calendar and easy create a link between calendar day and google keep note. 10- anything new will be great idea to help more in business or normal life Like for example record a voice note or transfer voice note from iOS note to google keep note with option of recording voice. My wishes for google 🌹
Used to love this app
by Torqued!! on 2018/05/02 02:34
I used to love this app. My wife and I kept a shared grocery list as well as others. The grocery list, by far, gets the most use. For the last year and a half, it has become pretty buggy for me. Lists would disappear, updates made by one collaborator would not show up for the others on the list. Now, lately, I can’t seem to add an item to my grocery list without the app crashing. I’ve closed the app on my iPhone, restarted it, shut the app down, hard booted my phone, created a copy of a list and deleted the original to see if one was corrupted, you name it, I’ve tried it. Now, not only does the app crash most of the time, when I do successfully add a line item, instead of keeping it where I added it, Keep tosses the line item down to the bottom of the list. I’m not able to move the item in the list order now as well. I’ve taken great pains to order the grocery list to coincide with the layout of my local grocery store. It’s WAY more efficient that way. Now it’s becoming an aggravation. I’ve got over 300 items in my list. Starting over would be a headache. I’m not really interested in using one of the other shopping apps that force a subscription or demand an account be set up for all members to share. I really liked the way Google Keep used to work. Google! Please fix this app!! For what it’s worth, I’m using an iPhone 6+ with iOS 11.3.whatever the latest is.
Best app for organization!
by Sirenia Garcia on 2018/07/16 14:42
This app is a great app for organization. Hi, I’m a teenager of the age of 14. In high school you really need to get organized, write down what homework needs to get done reminders on test dates. As of right now though it is summer and I don’t want to be just laying around in bed all summer watching videos or being lazy. I at least want to be a bit productive, so I was on the search for a to do list app that will help me feel accomplished in the goals I set. So I went searching and most organizer apps and to do list apps have a fee, which if your under 16 years old you can’t really do that. I downloaded a bunch of apps looking for the right one. For an estimate on how many I downloaded and deleted was about 8, which is a lot. On this app I can put my to do list, write reminders, and put pictures to remind myself to love myself and remind me that people care about me to. Those inspirational pictures and encouraging pictures I’d say help me from going down into the hole of depression. (I might be overreacting to that but it’s true) so I wanted to thank google for making an app like this! ❤️
Very good notes app
by lovestech on 2020/02/09 23:36
I love Google Keep and have been using it for years now. I recently got an iPhone and was glad that my notes were not something I had to worry about figuring out how to transfer over, so that was a huge plus for this app. While I don’t see myself using anything else for the time being, I do have a few complaints: I don't like the fact that you can't switch the theme manually. Yes I just dark theme as the norm for my phone but I prefer certain apps to stay on light theme at all times (e.g. Twitter) and especially this being a text app (by my usage), the dark theme gets real annoying real quick. Another that I wish could be changed is the way a single note is handled. For example, for one I don't always want the image to be the first thing in the note. Also would like to be able to mix different types of notes (e.g. having a checklist inside of a paragraph). Those may sound trivial but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had these thoughts. Keep improving an already good product!
Incredible productivity tool!
by nbct.wright on 2017/12/28 10:38
This app has quickly become one of my go to apps throughout each and every day. It’s cross-platform approach makes jotting a note on my phone, revising it on my Chromebook, then converting it to a Google Doc on my desktop a snap. It is lightweight in terms of storage space and processor demands, yet it is robust in its abilities. Saving audio, photos, etc into notes is simple. Setting reminders, even recurring reminders, makes this app outrageously useful for jotting quick reminders when adding something to a calendar is just too time consuming. And again, the cross-platform approach means that the reminder pops up on your iPhone, your Chromebook, and your Windows machine (or Mac) unlike Apple’s native reminder / to do apps. Of course, you have to be using Chrome on your computers as the internet browser. But why wouldn’t you? :-) In all, it’s a very useful app for organizing and staying on top of personal and professional business!
Scrolling and Return Key Bugs
by JohnAM32 on 2019/12/14 09:25
I absolutely LOVE Google Keep and use it excessively. That said, I’ve been meaning to write a review about the two bugs that constantly annoy me: sometimes the keyboard pops up when scrolling through a note when I did not intend to edit it, just to read it, thus my annoyance when it pops up. I think it does so when I scroll only a small amount and it registers as a tap gesture instead of just a scroll gesture. Two: if I press the return key—creating a new line of text—when there are also other lines of text below where I am currently typing (whether I thereafter type or paste something in or just leave the line blank) after a few seconds the line below that one pops up, merging onto the end of the above line I just entered, and I have to replace my cursor and separate the lines again, putting the lower one back down where it belongs.
Updated - Late September update seems to have fixed the issues caused by the August changes.
by shecasx on 2017/10/26 23:10
[updated] They finally seem to have fixed Keep, thank goodness. For about 6 weeks it was unusable. Now it seems to work fine, no longer deleting items and failing to sync. Glad Google fixed what they had broken, but better communication from the company to its users should have happened. 👎 on treating your users this way. I used it daily. Still use it via the web. But the August iPhone update made it unusable. Can't connect. Screws up your entries. It's a disaster. And Google's been silent through it all. No acknowledgement anywhere -- support pages or forums -- of the problems. The app support pages are worthless. Hey Google, end the silence and let us know that you've heard us! And fix this used-to-be great app and the sync issues, please.
Bold, Italic & underline formatting are missing but it’s a great alternative to Onenote
by BoredMeteor on 2017/12/22 09:34
It feels incomprehensible that Google wouldn’t allow users of this great app to format text with bold, italic or underline. This basic feature, part of every word processing program since the late 80s is missing from this app! It’s stupefying. You can do this in every other Google app but not this one. This missing feature is single-handedly keeping this app from really competing with Microsoft OneNote. Google has an opportunity since OneNote for iOS has been badly broken for over a year. It won’t sync notes across platforms anymore! Authentication is completely bugged and your notes won’t sync unless you sign in every day which leads to all kinds of conflicts. The app is unusable these days. Google keep could pick up that market. That’s how I know about it. I had to abandon Microsoft’s platform after they broke it.
Good
by Iniyaaaa on 2019/04/28 02:31
I prefer using everything google from mail to photos because everything syncs up no matter what device you’re on and when I found out there was a notes app I immediately downloaded it,, I really like the concept and how you can have the checkboxes and colors however the labels and archiving don’t sync up very well. I like to have some notes for cooking or workouts and not have them clog up my main screen so I archive them and put them in their labels, but when I click the label and click the notes it brings me to the archive section, but the device still thinks It is in the individual label and I have to click out and click back it to get just the notes in the label to pop back and it’s quite annoying. I would prefer it if the labels acted like folders in drive rather than just labels or have the options for both.
Used to be a five star app...
by One of millions... on 2018/08/10 16:28
Google Keep used to be my favorite app for making lists. I loved that if I switched devices, it would update across them seamlessly. However, the last two updates broke the app. It started freezing while checking things off the list with the update prior to the most recent one. Now, with the newest update, the app will not refresh and update across my devices, no matter how much I try to get it to work. It started with freezing and crashing upon opening, and now it tells me I need to “refresh”, but when I do it sits on a white screen saying it’s “Refreshing...” and then comes back to say the “refresh failed” and to try again later. It’s become more of a pain to use than it’s worth, so I just deleted it and will use the native list app on my iPhone for now. Hopefully when I check back in a couple months these problems are fixed, and I can start using this app again.
Was once a great app
by DurdeeBurger on 2018/02/23 05:04
I still use this as my main note taking apps because if everything worked correctly it would fit my needs the best. I used to shared lists like grocery lists with my wife but we stopped doing that after too many syncing issues where we would get to the store and notice have the list is missing. I could get over that, however recently I have had this issue where when I’m trying to edit a list the keyboard keeps glitching where it seems like it’s constantly trying to create a new keyboard making it impossible to type. Happens way too often and kills the experience. Idk why this started to happen, worked great for so long. I would just use Apple notes but I want my checked items to get lumped together like this app does...wish they would fix this app.
Lag, non-responsive, failures to sync
by oberon526 on 2017/10/01 08:21
I am hugely reliant on this app. Unfortunately, since iOS 11, and especially with this most recent app update, the app has become very unstable. Syncing across my devices is sketchy at best, and information disappears. I’ve had to recreate whole sections of notes which sync my updates; rather, the app took the updated note and synced it backwards to the previous version on another device. Response to touch / type /cursor movement is slow at best, but usually impossible. You can’t move the cursor anywhere. To move in a note, you actually have to exit the note, re-enter it, carefully place the cursor at what you need to edit (nowhere else!), then exit again, and re-enter it at the next place to edit. Any attempt to move the cursor or tap elsewhere in the note has absolutely no response. I hope this is rapidly addressed, as otherwise Keep is a lifeline app for me.
A few UX opportunities
by JamasonJ on 2020/01/19 00:20
Overall this is a fine app for notes and checklists especially when considering the benefits of it being slotted into the Google ecosystem. However there are two UX issues that come to mind that stop me from being all that happy with it. The first is a lack of a platform standard left edge swipe gesture to return to the top level list view from an individual note. You’re relying on users to tap the upper left arrow. Not conforming to basic platform conventions makes this app stick out as being inconsistent. There must be another way to make a checklist item a “sub” item — it’s frustrating to constantly do this on accident. The second issue I see is the floating of the “add” and “more” icons at the bottom of the display when the keyboard is open. Users assume that toolbars floating above the keyboard relate to the task of typing. e.g. in the stock iOS notes app, quick actions to adjust type formatting. Instead, these icons have more to do with the overall note. The ... “more” icon would probably make more sense in the upper right next to archive. The add button might make more sense as a floating action button in the lower right, visible when the keys are hidden.
So close to 5 stars!
by tomas 846 on 2019/10/29 19:22
I stopped using Apple Notes after I started using Keep because Keep is a beautiful note taking app. I love how colorful, simple, and clean the interface of Keep is. The only thing that is missing is the ability to lock notes so others who might access my phone don’t get into it. I write personal things and I store passwords in Keep but there is no privacy mode where I can’t password protect or pin/fingerprint protect these personal notes, while Apple Notes does have this feature. I think more and more people would use Keep instead of other note taking apps like Apple Notes if this feature was present. Please hear me out! Will update my rating to 5 if this useful feature is added. Thank you!
There’s so much more you should add to it!
by Sana Haider on 2019/06/07 16:23
I really love this app, because I can access the contents from my phone or laptop because it’s connected to my google account. For that, I have no complaints. However, I wish there were more customizable options when taking notes. To be able to bold or italicize your notes so that they are more easier to read and more organized (like the apple notes app!) I think this app is great to jot down quick notes, but it could be even better for the major neat freaks out there like me if there was more customization with the notes you are taking! If there are features to put notes under labels to organize it in that sense, it should have more document features a well!
Even buggier-unusable
by NHGadgetLuvr on 2019/03/29 12:22
I love Keep, but this app is very buggy. I open a note that says Grocery, but a list of errands opens instead. Sometimes as many as 3 or 4 copies of the same note are generated. Other times the notes shuffle unexpectedly. Would be great if it functioned like the Web version. Update: Downgraded to one star. I am the only person using the app it is not shared. Yet duplicate notes are created, they shuffle back and forth, the wrong notes open when i tap on it. I love this app and it is so usable and functional, but these problems are driving me away. As much as i want to use it, I’ve even down presentations to others about it, the problems have to be fixed. 3/29: downgraded to 1 star. Duplicated notes and duplicated entries on notes. Web version is fine, but the app is unusable with duplicated entries on checklists, wrong note opening when you tap on (tap on Shopping, laundry list note opens).
Nice app, but still a lot to improve
by BobHuRunqiu on 2017/12/09 02:15
1. Widget on the lock screen only shows the reminders but not the to-do list, that makes it meaningless to have a lock screen widgets. The widgets should be able to uncheck and check the to-do list and see various kinds of notes in Keep. 2. If you choose to use check box in a note, the entire note has to be the check box list. But sometimes say I am making plans of the day and I want the note to be like different elements containing in a note.([]stands for the check box) ——————————————————— Plans for today [ ] Learning [ ]Assignment 1 (done before 10 a.m) [ ]Assignment 2 (submit before 11) [ ]... [ ] Shopping [ ]Item 1 [ ]Ietm 2 (PICTURE of Item2 added here) Make sure to come back at 5 p.m. (only set reminder at this event) ——————————————————— 3. The pictures can only be added at the top of the notes, making it impossible to record something with words and pictures in the notes. We sometimes take a photo of the powerpoint or add a screenshots in lecture notes, and then make some notes under the picture, but this cannot be done in Keep since the picture is on the top.
Good, but...
by itsmyw0nderland on 2018/01/08 19:17
Overall, the app is good. Display is visually appealing and is user friendly. But it could benefit from a few things: • in two column view, it would be nice if you could have the option to organize things in two columns rather than just from left-to-right format which automatically re-formats the remainder of the items • if you could add multiple lists in a single note. Once you make a list in a note, you don’t have the option of a line break to make a new list in the same note. • the date & time reminder feature isn’t responsive. When you try to change the date or time of a reminder, it doesn’t recognize the change and just defaults back to the original time
You have to give it a chance
by Larry.McJ on 2018/08/03 14:25
The first time I tried Google Keep, it failed. However, that was not a problem with Google Keep, it was my problem and not fully understanding how Google keep works. Once I adapted to its way of keeping notes, I found it even better than apple notes, which I have used for years. Google keep does a nice job of organizing with labels, making it easier to find things were search rather than categories or folders. The clipper used in any browser is very effective. If you use Gmail, Google calendar, or have any investment in the Google ecosystem, you should try Google Keep. Once you adapt to it, you will like it.
Conceptually Great but Has Issues
by bsr_lwll on 2020/06/06 15:58
I have been using it for several years. As a secondary repository of my random notes. Most essential functionality was its standard cross-platform interface. However, the windows version became very slow and buggy at times. Eventually I stopped using. Recently I got a new machine, and check the app again on Chrome, perhaps there were updates and with the new high performing machine, I was hoping that it would do better job. Unfortunately, it was still slow and not very responsive. I have googled the issue and I could easily find many Windows 10 users describing quite similar issues. Otherwise, it was a good app for my designated uses.
Freezes—-MORE TIMES THAN NOT
by Note_Luver on 2019/07/18 19:06
Too bad...I’ve used this app since it’s I inception and to be candid it’s only gotten worse. I mean what enhancements hVe they released? 100% of their roadmap is to help THEM so they would care less about the UX. They obviously have some things they are monitoring because recently I’ve. Prices that the app is freezing 100% on station (for about 1 minutes). I stopped using because by the time to unlocks I forget what I was wanting to note down. VERY disappointment for Google. I think they perhaps juR night the app and distribute it as I cannot see a company like Google releasing this sort of garbage. BTW, I only have a few notes and a few images so it’s not a problem with the about of USER data being loaded. Instead they have some services that o cohost went untested thst is eating all the memory. . . Hi.
Using Google Keep in the classroom
by Crowlarbear on 2019/05/05 20:30
If you and your students are using Google Classroom, Keep is an excellent addition to research tools. Show the young scholars how to use keep to save articles, and they don’t forget to copy info required in their Works Cited Page. Keep also allows group collaboration and when used in conjunction with Google Slides and Documents provides excellent communication for students working at home or unable to communicate orally (Reduces Social interruptions and promotes productivity). Particularly valuable when multiple students develop portions of projects independently with the intention of sharing/combining in final group activity.
Update fixed nothing for my Chrome, iPad & iPhone
by Slow56 on 2018/10/19 13:37
The app worked great for about 2 months this summer. Then syncing stopped. And has only worked once that time about a month ago!! None of the recent updates have fixed anything for me! This app has great potential if it worked as promoted. The troubling shooting instruments would be helpful if the instructions matched what was being seen on the screens! Still have MAJOR syncing issues between Chrome, iPad & iPhone!!!! I’ve never gotten a conflicting note ‘notification’ to select an updated vs outdated note. All devices at least ‘appear’ to be logged in to the same account, I only use it on one login. What does ‘offline’ mean when all devices have Internet access???? Please expand your troubling instructions ‘cause they ain’t work’n for me! I use this for work and can’t mess with this much longer.
It’s weird that can’t set dark mode in mobile
by Patrick Li - 95 on 2020/03/02 22:55
I am an addicted user of google keep. And I use it in both mobile and website. I love the dark mode which does help me writing down some thoughts more willingly. However, it’s been a while since the dark mode came out, and still the only setting is from the web, which does take effect on mobile app. I honestly don’t get the point why we don't allow setting from the mobile app because sometimes like the early morning you still want to use dark mode and in the early evening you still want to use light mode. I am a product manager too and at those moments I will feel a bit frustrated.
Good integration with Google docs, collaborators
by menicosia on 2017/12/13 05:41
I like Keep more than Evernote because it has good integration with Google Docs (well, send to Docs) and you can add other collaborators easily. Some minor complaints: - I use a bluetooth keyboard to take notes. With the iPad in landscape mode, Keep only uses the top third of the screen, making room for an on-screen keyboard which is not present! I'd love to make better use of my screen's real estate. - Once you've sent an item to Google Docs, you can no longer edit it in Google Keep. I like Keep's lightweight editing UI, it would be nice if I could continue editing the text from this app, without having to switch over to the Google Docs editor. Or at least, remember a reference in Keep; sometimes I don't remember if I've promoted a note to Google Docs, "Why can't I find this note anymore? I could have sworn I'd taken this down in Keep!" - Can't add a collaborator for just one item in a task list. If I want to remind someone to do something, I need to create a new list and create a single to-do to add them as a collaborator.
Google keep is the best.
by T Dorsey on 2020/01/12 11:36
Don't know why the low reviews on this. This has got to be the best note taking, life taking app in the world of note taking. I keep it on the front page of my iPhone. Nothing but the most important things go on my home page. It's right there when I need it. Also on my iPad. I have been using this since launch. Now through the years I can remember when there wasn't a app so I had to create a web shortcut. That still worked great also. It's like a assistant for your life. It will even remind you of stuff. If you haven't got this try it out for a week....you will see.
Just a small suggestion... 💫
by WinterStar_7 on 2019/11/20 19:12
I really like this app and I use it daily, mainly for writing/journaling since I want to feel secure that my data will always be in one place I could always access... and it’s all good, but I REALLY wish there was a way of highlighting sentences so I don’t have to scroll through a bunch of words and notes just to find what I’m looking for, or having to change apps to get that feature. Please, consider adding a highlighter in the near future. 💡 (Also, I personally think it’d be nice to be able to change fonts to bold, italic, underline or strikethrough. And also being able to lock the app and/or notes too. Just sayin’. 🤷🏻‍♀️)
Great potential to be better
by Sujatha92 on 2020/02/11 19:49
I am a Google user -- mail, calendar, drive, docs, forms, sheets -- I use it all. A lot of potential for this app that is not being developed, and in my mind all Google has to do is perform simple tweaks to better align Keep with its other apps: 1. Institute an easily visible folder system (just like drive). Tags and a limited array of colors do not cut it. Color codes should at least be automatic when you label with a certain tag. 2. Too easy to tap somewhere on the list and unintentionally edit or delete text. Add an edit button and eliminate the ability to edit just by tapping screen!!! So many times I've gone into a note to check off a box or touched the screen & ended up unintentionally altering my note. 3. Change notifications to match Calendar
Useful!
by AlixInWinterland on 2018/02/02 16:19
I've only had this app for a couple days so I haven't been able to see to its full functionality but I think that so far, the app has its uses. I've used many note and list apps, including onenote, evernote, wunderlist, and apple's native reminders and notes apps. This app combines the functionality of a note and a list into one app with a sticky note design, which is appealing for me. I haven't really done any syncing across devices so I haven't experienced any of those issues. Most of the updating I do will be via phone as I see it's most usefulness being as a mobile app when I can't reach a computer to jot something down. One thing that made me dock a star off though is that I have multiple Gmail accounts attached to my phone. Every time I open the app, it asks for which account to use (as the saves are done by account, which makes sense.) It would be nice to be able to set a default account, as I've never had this kind of problem in the Gmail app and it's not like the number of accounts on that app is any different.
Superior thanks to simplicity, versatility and appearance
by LasseLus on 2018/09/21 12:50
I keep returning to Keep after numerous cases of having been seduced and ultimately left disappointed by more complex to-do apps, which I consistently find not being worth the sustained effort they require. Being a simple minded person, I need the intuitive simplicity of Keep. It can be bent to serve all sorts of purposes and, importantly, it displays them side by side rather than hiding them in drill-down hierarchies with excessive space between line items. My wish is for Google to let Keep retain its brilliant simplicity while allocating a bit more resources to its maintenance and refinement.
Amazing but
by The hamster ninja on 2018/04/29 07:15
I love this app it’s easy to use and Aesthetically pleasing I like how everything is in a nice neat order but I would love if I had the ability to create files for different notes for example if I had one for math notes and another for homework I need to complete I know I can put labels on things it it still all shows up under “notes” I also think it would be great to have the option to bold things or change the font and color etc. Another thing is sometimes notes stop opening but I found if you open another note and click on it agin it works or if you archive it and undo it works but that’s a lot of work and I hope that bug could be fixed
Suggestion
by Baffled Teletubby on 2019/11/12 20:34
I think it would be nice and easier to keep notes if there were folders like iPhone Note. That is, when taking notes, for example, labels could be dropped into topical folders—perhaps sociological notes in the sociology folder. While true that the label "sociology" works fine as well, it is consumed by the Google Keep label list, and you have to scroll alphabetically to find it. It seems simpler to organise it topically, and, for me, it'd get *so* much more use. For now, I can only use it to take notes in one field, and I'm deliberating on finding something else instead with a similar feature (kinda like Bear).
Lovely but a new frightening disappointing experience happened
by Vd using GK on 2019/12/31 00:36
I have loved its usefulness and user friendly note keeping since the beginning I started using it years ago, recently it’s the second time in this month that after some days (maybe about a week) using it offline the app stops working and doesn’t open, so all my notes and images that I had collected is lost cause no matter how I tried to open the app it doesn’t work. It’s a serious bug in my opinion and it needs a solution because it is a very good app but also my work is too important get lost so easily.
Limited color choices and a bit buggy but overall a great app
by LoveMeSomeRedVines on 2019/06/30 17:28
The colors are a bit bright and the contrast of the black against them is jarring for my eyes. Would love to see more options for colored backgrounds. (This is not just a design option - it’s a functional feature bc it helps locate specific lists quickly when they are color coded.) The app can be buggy and sometimes it crashes when I am adding items. But it’s not all that frequent. Overall it’s an excellent tool to keep things organized. I recommend it to many people, especially teachers.
New update is laggy
by tps42 on 2018/11/03 06:24
I use this app daily. It's one of the apps that I leave open in the background because I refer to it many times throughout the day and night. This last update is devastating. The stark white background is blinding and affects the battery life of my older iPhone 6S. It's also INCREDIBLY laggy. Scrolling through a long note threatens to crash the app and the lag is very noticeable. Tapping on a note takes many repeated taps and takes 5-10 seconds to open. Up until this update, Keep was snappy and responsive. This needs to be fixed. This is one of my most used apps, and it would be a kick to the groin if I had to switch to another app just to make quick notes. Please fix these issues AND GIVE US A DARK MODE!
Easily best for link-based lists
by windrunner27 on 2020/02/02 20:56
I’m shopping for things across websites and making a decision with my dad, I can make a note and put all the links there and Keep makes the note have tidy little previews that are east to tap and evaluate a a glance. No more sharing a word document with long links, or with or tedious to make hyperlinks. It’s nice that iMessage allows you to just view the links shared in a conversation, but Keep is better for me since we will switch topics often, and want to exclusively view all my potential - for instance: motorcycles - in one place.
Customizable and Simple
by aberrantartist on 2019/10/19 13:54
I’ve been using this app since it launched around 2012 or 2013 and it’s been very helpful for me and easy to continue and customize for my needs. They’ve added some nice features along the way as well. One thing that would really take it to the next level for me is having a dark mode for drawings/written notes. Right now even if the app is in dark mode, if I open a drawing it will always be a white background. The Apple notes app has a dark background available so I’m sure it would be achievable by Google! I really hope this can be! 🙏🏻
✌️
by SpicyMustardSeeds on 2018/04/19 04:17
Overall I love the functionality of the app. I do wish the graphic design was a little more considered though and matched the rest of Google’s brand standards, or then at least give the user the ability to change the font. It would also be nice if when you are in Google Calendar and click the option “open in Google Keep” if it actually opened up that note instead of just opening the app. It would be extra nice if Google Calendar could just import the checklist from Keep and you could use it in Calendar. Overall I would recommend
Don’t Like the New Look
by TaRacey on 2018/12/02 13:11
They still haven’t updated the small font issue. So this app is useless to me. I really hope there is a way to get the old look back because I don’t like the new look. Since you have changed the font everything is much smaller now and harder for older eyes to see and read it. Please tell me there is a way to switch back to the old way. Update: Things are pretty much back to normal with latest update. Thank you! This app worked well until the current update. Now I can’t use it. Keeps telling me it needs to refresh and when I click the refresh button it crashes and when it finally opens about 80% of my content is missing. I seriously need to get to my notes. Please fix this! Update: The few lists I was left with after this recent update can’t be changed. I can’t move anything within the list and the app continues to insist that it needs to be refreshed and then crashes. Other important notes are gone and not showing up at all. Very disappointing. When you try to make things better for others, please don’t make things worse for the rest of us.
Fix Apple Watch issue
by Cah1735439 on 2019/05/20 12:53
I like the app because it supports Apple Watch, which not even Apple’s Notes app does. It’s nice to glance at my wrist to look at a shopping list or reminder and keep my phone in my pocket if I’m out and about. However, there is an issue with the Apple Watch that I am experiencing. I have deleted the note from Keep, but it still shows up on my watch. I would like it to be so that when I delete a note, it deletes on my watch also. Please fix this, as it is irritating to have many notes/lists on my watch face with such a small screen.
A Keeper
by Sandy seashore on 2019/06/16 21:00
i’m kinda perplexed by some of the complaints from recent reviewers. i’m low tech though & perhaps that’s to my advantage when it comes to this app because i’ve tried dozens like it over the course of my many years as an iphone haver & this app changed the game for me. i’ve had it a year or more and it’s given me exactly zero issues. it’s convenient, colorful, functional, & free. if i were you i’d download this sweet little widget wonder and if you don’t like it then delete it. i’m here to help & you are all welcome 😉
I LOVE Google Keep
by kkapatos on 2019/01/17 05:17
A good way to keep track of stuff. Just go to the menu on your computer in google and select more and it will take you right to it. You can use it for work to create to do lists and set reminders that sync right to your calendar. you can also set up your inbox so that it is pulled up on your computer all of the time. You can also use it on the go which is what I use it for the shopping list feature. it is amazing and I can't say better things about an app like Google Keep.
First I generally love google keep
by GardenGoddess on 2019/01/12 22:06
My problem is that it wouldn’t sync and the new look. Got the can’t update try again later thing constantly. I couldn’t resolve it any other way. I updated it. Not getting message now but stuff added recently on another device still hasn’t shown up. On a very bad note, I hate how it looks now. The colors aren’t as bright. The font is smaller with no option to change. There is a shading thing going on now, definitely won’t be updating my other devices.
Some issues with iPhone version
by DarkLuminosity on 2018/11/05 03:54
I love Google Keep but have been experiencing issues with the iPhone version. I still have my old Samsung phone so I use Google Keep on there too, and it seems to work much better. -I have to keep tapping the list I want to open (only a recent issue, from late Oct 2018), sometimes with no success. -When I sort my list, it will move things on its own (the item I moved PLUS other items) while also adding old items that were checked off, back ONTO the list. This is the most frustrating glitch because now my list is completely out of order and outdated. I use it for scheduling so this absolutely won't work. It's only a recent issue as well from late Oct/early Nov. -App sometimes randomly closes on me when I type something in and it auto-fills (for repeat items I check off). Or sometimes it just closes for no apparent reason. -The keyboard used to bug out on me before but not so much now. I use a third party keyboard app (SwiftKey) and it would glitch back to the Apple keyboard in the middle of me typing. If the first 3 would be addressed I would give a better rating.
highly recommend
by money💵💵 on 2018/03/19 06:03
10/10 I absolutely enjoy this app. It has such a clean and simple design. It's super easy to organize all of your lists and notes together. The color coding option is great for categorizing and prioritizing what you've got to do; the pinning options also helps sort out what's important and or urgent for you. Super duper easy to post, share, and even add photos to notes or lists. This app helps me a great deal and it's the best one I've found so far to organize all of my lists. It's definitely worth the download.
Would prefer giving zero stars
by IrishCady on 2020/03/25 12:04
The latest update kept giving me annoying notifications to “resolve” my checked items in my To-Do list. I don’t want to resolve my checked items, I need them for reviewing a timeline history. I tried unchecking them, and all my recent unchecked items on top disappeared and I can’t retrieve them. Despite multiple notes besides my To Do list, this app is now worthless to me. If it loses my items and reminders, what’s the point? Oh, Google, are you following the tradition of Apple in creating/updating useless apps? The whole reason I don’t use Apple’s Reminders is because of what I just described above. My entries are always mysteriously dropped. Keep was reliable for awhile, and I see it just reached it’s end of life.
Good for list keeping or note jotting
by Tracemo on 2019/11/05 05:49
I like the app. I use it to take quick notes or to keep lists or info. I like that I can go on my laptop to add things to my shopping list and that it will appear on my phone. The app could be better. I like that when you cross something off it moves it to the bottom so you can still see it. But I would like an easier way of deleting crossed off items rather than just one at a time. It would also be nice if I could collapse a task that has a lot of sub tasks under it without deleting it.
Needs the ability to adjust font size
by SteveW123!!! on 2019/04/12 10:33
Google keep is probably the app I use more than any other. I love it. However, I got a new iPhone XR, coming from an LG V20, and the font size in Google Keep is way too small. I tried adjusting the accessibility settings of the phone and it made no difference. It would be nice if you could adjust the font size in Google Keep or at least if it would use the accessibility settings of the phone Also, the magnifying glass feature of the iPhone doesn’t work in it. The magnifying glass comes up but it’s empty.
Love it, but needs some work.
by Yd gxtvyhjgubgvt on 2020/01/19 00:07
I love Google Keep. It’s the only reminder app I can find that is free and I can use on my Apple Watch. I enjoy use it and use it frequently but I would love a new update. There are features that are irritating such as having checkboxes for the entire list. I like to be organized, so I need to make checkboxes. But I have to create a new note if I want to divide my checkboxes into section. Example: Say I have a grocery list. I have a list for the poultry isle and for the frozen isle. Instead of being able to list it like this: ( • <represent checkboxes) ——————————— Grocery (title) Poultry •Chicken Frozen •Popsicles ——————————— I get this: ——————————— Grocery (title) •Poultry •Chicken •Frozen •Popsicles ——————————— See how annoying this is? I do not to make multiple notes because than it would be messy. Please update the app to have more workable features.
Rating Trends
3,4,2,2,4,2,1,8,0,2,0,1,1,1,5,4,3,3,0,0,4,2,2,1,4,1,2,4,4,6,1,0,0,1,4,5,1,1,3,1,0,2,6,2,2,5,2,0,1,2,3,5,2,4,4,4,0,7,1,1,1,2,2,0,2,3,0,1,2,0,1,4,0,1,0,3,1,6,3,1,0,5,0,1,1,3,4,3,3,0
All Versions
3.0
4,162 total
 5
1,795
 4
577
 3
506
 2
454
 1
830
Current Version (2.2020.26202)
3.0
2,955 total
 5
1,233
 4
443
 3
378
 2
325
 1
576
Version History
More...