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Google Keep Updated, Brings Searchable Images and Updated Interface

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Google Keep, Mountain View’s proprietary note-taking application, received an update today on Android devices. The update brings a newly-polished user interface, much like we have been seeing on many other Google applications.

In addition to an updated look, users can now search text within images, allowing for an even better archivable/searchable database of notes and lists. List Settings have been added, which allows users to select where lists and notes are placed. 

To top it off, a Trash bin has ben added, meaning that after a note/list is gone, it won’t be completely deleted until the Trash is emptied. Sometimes, you need to go back and recheck lists. This feature will allow for that.

Go grab the update from Google Play.

Play Link

Note: Not seeing the update in Google Play? Here’s the apk for you.

Cheers @tmglmoat!
  • B!

    I love Keep. They need to add a password option.

  • Alx

    Good. But not enough. For now I’ll stay with Evernote.

  • Elmer Fudd

    Keep needs to have some kind of hierarchical organizing metaphor so that notes can be organized.

  • Transdence1

    thank god for the trash. finally

  • WitnessG

    Why don’t they use a tinted status bar? It would look a lot cleaner.

  • AmberVEvans

    Inn addition to an updated look, users can now search text within images, allowing for an even better archivable/searchable database of notes and lists. List Settings have been added, which allows users to select where lists and notes are placed. cant wait!! http://qr.net/rXXg

  • Chris

    More in line with Evernote witch is good…

  • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

    I’m really hoping they add tags soon!

  • Cael

    Google Newsstand just got an update…if that isnt new lol

  • rals

    Hmm, no sharing yet…lame.

    On a side note…. it’s Thugz Mansion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kExHaBkEYi8

    • bydavidrosen

      Damn, beat me to it… :-)

    • JRUIV

      Omg…can I share a freaking grocery list Google?

      I hate any.do, but use it for sharing

      • rals

        yeah, my wife and I use it quite a bit for shopping and to do’s. But for now, still have to keep “Out of Milk” until Google gets their act together on this.

      • Max

        My wife and I use a shared account (in addition to our individual ones) which is added to both of our phones for this. Works great for sharing lists on keep.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    gmail update: Confirmed.

  • http://twitter.com/namzo Ernest Ojeh

    “Find printed text in photos”? Wow.

  • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

    Why do they do this? Why does google introduce the API for transparent status bar and nav bar and DOES NOT include it in ANY of their apps? this makes me sick! ALL THIS APP NEEDS IS TRANSPARENT BARS! Same as google maps, and it would be appreciated in a lot of other Google Apps, wtf Google!

    • BK

      I second the transparent bars. But I’d also like to easily save full text articles to Keep, like with Pocket or Instapaper. And how is it possible that url’s are still not automatically hyperlinked in the web version?

    • cjohn4043

      I mean, you kinda just use full screen mode huh? At least get the developers to utilize it.

      • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

        I didnt understand what you meant by that, im sorry

    • Bowsek

      I know! same with the new gmail app leak, so disappointed in the lack of transparent status bar in their own apps. I read somewhere that Google advised developers to not implement transparent status bars when there is an action bar, but Trello is a beautiful app that has proved otherwise with both transparent bars + action bar. You guys should all check it out!

  • Kevin Borst

    Google Keep online has been updated as well drive.google.com/keep/

    • JRomeo

      you could also get there by going to keep.google.com

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    I don’t like this new UI that much, i like how it’s more colourful, but that’s about it, before i liked how it blended in with the interface,

  • Jack March

    Seems like a new UI style that Google might follow through in the next Android version?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Let me check it out. But I only really have a couple basic things in keep… I pretty much use it as a scrap book. Definitely used to use Evernote more because of how much more organized it is.

    • starnovsky

      So do I. I think that was a Google’s intention – create a scrap book, not an Evernote or Google Drive competitor.

      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

        I would still love to have “notebook” feature in Keep. I want to keep separate type of notes in separate notebooks. And a “pull to refresh” which will sync all my notes. Currently, only enabling sync on the phone does that.

  • tylerc23

    This is the UI, at the Top and Menu at least, that Gmail should be moving towards

    • Michael

      It pretty much is the same, minus the placement of the menu button.