If you haven’t heard of Google’s new Evernote clone, Keep, now you know about it. Yes; Google is spreading their tentacles deep and now its a service that stores your notes and syncs them across multiple devices. Like Evernote.
I took Keep for a quick spin on my Android smartphone and found it clean, simple and fun to use. You can create a pure text note, or launch the camera to take a picture to insert in your note. Notes can be customized in a range of funky colours. You can also dictate notes and have the app convert it to text. Note dictation worked pretty well too when I tried it out. Here are a few screenshots:
Will Mo Keep?
The app does what it says it does, and does it in a simple, fun way. Will I keep Google Keep? Nah; not a chance. Keep is still very basic. Evernote has more features that meet my needs and synchronizes with a number of other services that I have been using for years. Perhaps as Keep matures, it will offer more and I might just reconsider. For now, I stay with Evernote.