Google today released a note taking service called Google Keep. It has similar features to the popular app, Evernote.
The service is available for Android and the Web. It offers a simplistic interface that is designed to allow you to quickly save lists, ideas and notes.
With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.
Google Keep also allows you to enter notes via voice, then the service will transcribe into text. You can also search through notes to quickly find that great idea you wrote at 3am. Users can access Keep via the Android App and a web page, it also syncs with Google Drive.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UbvkHEDvw-o]
Google Keeps allows you to add photos, lists and notes and has two views: a list view and a tiled view that looks similar to Pinterest. It has a clean, simple design that is easy to use and looks aesthetically pleasing.
However, Google Keep isn’t currently available for iOS, but Google is pretty quick to port its apps to Apple’s platform.
If Keep becomes readily available for the popular mobile operating systems, Evernote may be facing some pretty formidable competition.