Google occasionally updates Keep with new features and Keep automatically checks for new versions. Watch out for the notification at the top of the Keep window in the desktop version and click the Update link when it appears.
It takes seconds to update and it does not affect your notes. Apps are updated in the Google Play Store app on Android phones of course.
Watch for updates
Keep has a search facility so that you can find text in notes quickly and easily, but did you know that it also works with images too? Suppose you are out and you receive a receipt for something you bought. Get out your mobile phone, start Keep and tap the camera button on the new note. Take a photo of the receipt and store it in the note.
After having done this a few times, you might then want to find a particular receipt. All you need to do is to tap the search icon and enter some text that appears on the receipt, such as the shop, restaurant or company name. This is a receipt from the Post Office and so a search for 'post office' results in the image being found.
Text recognition works with any image that contains text and not just receipts. It works on mobile phones as well as the desktop version of Keep.
Do you know about the secret screen in Google Keep? In the desktop version enter a question mark (?) and this appears:
Don’t type a question mark into a note! When no notes are selected, type ? It shows all the keyboard shortcuts that can be used with Keep. For example, you can jump forward and back through the notes by pressing the J and K keys, press e to archive a note and # to trash a note.
Surely they could be easier to remember. Why couldn’t Google have chosen S to search, A to archive, T to trash and so on?
This doesn't work on mobile phones, it is just for the desktop version
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Recover deleted notes
Tap the menu button and select Trash to view the notes that have recently been deleted. Notes are removed after seven days, so recover them as soon as possible. Click the menu button of a note in the Trash and there is an option to delete it forever or restore it.
What is Keep for?
How do you use Google Keep? What do you use it for? What features should Google add? Comment below.
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