Tuesday 19 March 2013

Google Keep, a OneNote competitor, appears and then disappears

It seems someone at Google jumped the gun today by making Google Keep live ahead of schedule. Google Keep, about which many of you must not have heard until now, is brand new note-taking service like Evernote/Microsoft Onenote from the company.

Google Keep was first spotted in Google Drive source code late yesterday and it suddenly went live for about 30 mins at this URL: . Folks at Android Police were able to use the service for some time but they found the service to be not fully ready. They stated that the service works a lot like Google’s now closed service Google Notebook.

“Google Keep works a lot like Google Notebook used to. You get a list of notes; you can color-code them, save pictures, and make checklists. You can archive notes, which will send them to a section at the bottom of your list. There’s also a thumbnail view, and this screenshot shows you what the “type note” field looks like when it’s active. For right now, that seems to be about it.” AP noted.

Mentions of a Google Keep Android app were also discovered in the source code, which when released will be available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.keep.

This seems to be the icon, which will be used for this new service.

As per the references found in screenshots posted by official Google+ page, looks like Google has been working on Google Keep before it shut down Google Notebook.

We expect Google Keep to go live very soon again. We are actively tracking the story and will let your know if anything new appears.

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