Friday, October 25, 2019

Google Snacks Volume 4 - Google Keep Basics

What is Google Keep and why use it? Keep is a note taking app with the ability to make checklists and freehand draw. We will go over the basic features as well as how to access Keep.

Keep is located in the Google App "Waffle", the 3x3 grid menu.

You can also access keep through the sidebar menu on the right hand side of most Google apps. This version will have limited options, but allows for you to take quick notes and checklists.

The full version of Keep (not the sidebar version) will look like this.

Taking a note is just that, a quick note. There are other settings and options you can put on these notes, but this is just covering the basics for now. Creating a checklist will allow you to make a list with boxes you can check off and it crosses it off your list. The obvious example for this is a shopping list, but there is much more you can do! You can make a list of things you need to do, or a list of topics to discuss for training sessions, like Google Snacks!

The drawing portion is pretty similar to Google Drawing, but with different options. Lastly, you can create a note with an image attached to it. You can add images to existing notes as well, but this allows you to add the image from the start.

Below is what the sidebar Keep looks like, with the limited options.

This version is designed to make quick notes and checklists on the fly while you are in other Google apps. It will also show your existing notes below. The Open Keep button allows you to open the full version of Keep in a separate tab, in case you wanted to do more than the sidebar will allow.

I hope this helped you get to know a Google feature you didn't already know before. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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