Tuesday's Tech Tip

By: David Durnil

September 22, 2015 - Why aren't you using Google Keep?

Do you have a ton of Post-It notes around your desk? Do you send yourself 10 e-mails a day to remind you to do something (not that I do this at all)? Do you want reminders for meetings or reminders for what students should study for? Try our Google Keep.

What is Google Keep?

Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, shareable notes, and search by color. Users can set time or location-based reminders for notes. Extract the text from an image, so take a picture and it translates it to text in your note. Voice recordings created through Keep are automatically transcribed. Google Keep allows users to convert text notes into checklists.

Google Keep allows users to categorize notes using folders or labels, and notes are searchable based on their color, whether they have a reminder, audio, images, or are a list. (On the Android app, swiping a note to the left or right in the notes list archives the note.) Archived notes appear in the Archive section. Keep also allows users to create a copy (duplicate) of a note. Users can also choose between the List View or Grid View modes on the web. iPhone users can use the web-based application.

Go to http://www.google.com/keep/ to see the app in action.

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David Durnil

Assistant Principal

Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Campus

Aledo ISD