Google Keep is one of the best note-taking apps for Android users. It comes pre-installed on most Android phones and tablets and is also available for iPhone users in the App Store.
This app has tons of features to help you easily take notes, organize to-do lists, and more. Here we explain how to use the most prominent of these features to get the most out of Google Keep:
1- Use the voice assistant to add items to the lists:
It’s easy to create and edit lists in Google Keep, but with Google Assistant, you can add and remove items in lists using voice commands.
Here’s how to use Google Assistant in Google Keep:
- Open Google Keep and create a new list.
- Say: (Hey Google, open Assistant settings) to open the Google Assistant settings menu.
- Click on the option (Show all assistant settings) See all Assistant Settings.
- Scroll to the bottom, then tap (Notes & Lists) Notes & Lists.
- Click the button next to Google Keep.
- To add a new item to the list, say: (Hey Google, add…. Then say the name of the element to the list…..then mention the name of the list).
- To remove an item from the list, say: (Hey Google, remove…. Then say the name of the element from the list…then name the list).
2- Transfer notes to Google Docs:
If you write a short note in Google Keep and then want to add more details and edit the text, you can move the note into Google Docs and start editing there. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open a new document in Google Docs in the desktop version.
- Click the button with the arrow icon in the lower right corner.
- Click the Google Keep icon on the right side of the screen, and you will see all the notes you’ve written in Google Keep.
- Click the three-dot button next to the note you want to add to your document.
- Click Add to Document option.
This method only works in the desktop version of Google Docs, and if you want to use the mobile version, follow these steps:
- Open any note within the Google Keep app on your phone.
- Click on the three-dot button shown in the lower right corner of the screen.
- Click the (Submit) button. Send.
- Click on the option (Copy to Google Docs) Copy to Google Docs.
If you don’t add a title to the note, it will automatically be saved as (Google Keep Document) in Google Docs.
3- Create labels for notes in Google Keep:
Helps create (categories) Labels Helps organize and make your Google Keep notes easy to access. To create a new label, follow these steps:
- Open any note in Google Keep.
- Click on the three-dot button shown in the lower right corner of your screen.
- Click on the Labels option.
- Click on the option (enter the name of the classification) Enter the label name to create a new rating.
You can then create multiple labels and organize your notes within them. For quick access, tap the three-lined button in the upper right corner of the Keep home page. Then click on the category name to access all the notes attached to it.
4. Install a Chrome extension to quickly add photos or webpages to Keep:
- There is a Google Keep extension for Chrome that you can install to easily add any web page or image to Google Keep. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Chrome browser and install Add Google Keep.
- Right-click an image or anywhere on a specific webpage.
- Click on the Google Keep Chrome Extension option.
- Choose either (Save current Page to keep) or (Save image to keep).
- You can add a note in the popup, and then the image or web page link will be saved in Keep Notes.
5- Copy text from an image in Google Keep:
You can copy text from an image saved in Keep Notes, move it to another location, or edit it. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open a photo saved within Google Keep.
- Click the image, then click the three-dot button in the upper right corner.
- Click on the Grab image text option.
- The app will copy the text and add it under the image where you can edit it or copy and paste it into another app.