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Google Updates Keep App, Teams Up With Google Now to Introduce Location-based Reminders (Updated: Download Available)


Google is currently pushing out an update for Keep, which brings a new partnership between Google Now and the note-taking service. Starting with the new update, you can set a reminder (and location-based reminder) with your notes, which will then be pushed through Google Now to your device. For example, if you need to take out the trash on Thursday nights or have an important list of groceries, then you can set a reminder to make sure you don’t forget. What makes it interesting is that Google Now notices that you have walked into your grocery store, then reminds you of your list. If you aren’t ready to deal with the reminder when it goes off, you can simply “snooze” it until a later time. 

In addition, a fancy new navigation drawer has been included, allowing users to search through all of their notes, as well as switch between Google accounts for easily accessing notes on different emails. Finally, Keep will more easily allow the adding of existing photos on your phone to your notes, which was somewhat of a pain apparently before this update.

It is gradually rolling out, so if you don’t see it on Google Play yet, remain calm.

Update:  You can manually install the update if you’d like – .apk here. (Cheers Chris in the comments.)


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Via: Android Blog

  • Frawlz

    These timed roll outs are a pain. I have yet to get the new maps and now I have to wait for Google Keep. Ugh.


  • shane lawson

    im hoping that google drops and offical “keep” and “gmusic” app for ios bc both those programs rock

  • Ryan Ropero

    I really want to use Keep, but I’m so embedded in Evernote right now. I love having the notebooks. I hope Keep adds something like folders or notebooks, the ability to email to it, and the ability for it to sync with IFTTT.com.

  • MacNificent

    how in the hills did you know that I have to take my garbage out on Thursday night?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    i might just get an andy leaning on the chrome symbol tattooed on my chest. Right over my heart.

  • iNomNomAwesome

    Bout time Keep gets an update.

  • mustbepbs

    Google Keep rocks. I love it.



  • Chris

    apk fond here thanks to Jannik Lindquist on Google+ https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxr0dk1kpcz4ebm/com.google.android.keep-2.apk

  • Ryan Stewart

    Awesome. I love keep. Its not as full-featured as some others but its “first party” and the syncing and integration makes it worthwhile.

    Now I just wish that Google would upgrade “tasks” from Google Calendar to Keep and sync that as well.

  • Brandon Hoffman


  • Blue Sun

    Hopefully Google Keep & https://mail.google.com/tasks/android will get merged into Google Now. It seems like the next likely move for Google.

  • Ryan Markwald

    Remain calm, what the hell does that mean?!

  • Detonation

    How many people keep the location settings of Google Now turned out? I had to turn off Location Reporting and Location History otherwise my battery would tank

    • miri

      It should be pretty power efficient now with updates to Google Play services.

  • 1080p or bust

    I’m pissed off, Google needs to add the option to stream high quality video within Drive. I take time to upload my high quality movies so I can watch them in 720p or 1080p not 360p. F Google Drive until they add that option.

    • MikeCiggy

      I think your on the wrong post. This comment is irrelevant to the conversation. There are lot’s of places you can suggest things directly to Google.

    • Jason

      Just curious but has cursing at someone repeatedly ever gotten you anything?

    • flosserelli

      I am sure Google will happily refund the money you paid to use Drive.

  • The one that sucks about keep is that if i use it on my samsung chromebook, there is massive system slowdown. It is constantly trying to sync. Other than that, love it on Android and on OSX.

  • Mordy Festinger

    download link ?

  • Holy sh*t that’s exciting. No wonder my desktop chrome extension just asked me for new location permissions.

    • Steve B

      Which extension do you use?

  • Jordan Webb

    I wish they’d update sharing notes to be a little easier.. I tried to send a list note to someone the other day and failed horribly.

  • Shaunwin

    Now only if you could share and sync lists with other people.

    • rals

      That’s what I was hoping for in this update.

      • Diogo Kesslinho

        me too

    • Adam Staggenborg

      Waiting for this also

    • zepfloyd

      also really really needs folders, and maybe labels. Colors don’t cut it.

  • panicswhenubered

    Any way to collaborate with other users on a single note? Like a family grocery list?

    • Jay Wilhelm

      Until that’s implemented, I’ll keep using Out of Milk.

    • Guest for August 21

      Could you not do this with a regular shared document on Drive?

      • NexusPhan69

        A regular shared document will not notify you or your family members when you get to the store. It adds an unnecessary step.

  • Droidzilla

    I guess that makes this app
    ( •_•)>⌐■-■

    A keeper.


  • Mark

    I should set this up for my wife so that when she walks into the bedroom it will remind her its sexy time. She’s been forgetting lately…

    • Dorian Brooks

      Beat me to it. Except I’ll make sure to include a pic of appropriate attire.
      *wink wink*

    • Larry Bublitz

      Just make sure it’s your bedroom when you’re configuring.

  • VodafoneRD