Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) recently unveiled their Keep note saving service and it’s integrated with Google Drive. This new service is now live online and it’s also available as a mobile app on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
In a recent blog post, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shared the details regarding the new service, “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. If it’s more convenient to speak than to type, that’s fine: Keep transcribes voice memos for you automatically. Also, there’s a search function to quickly find specific notes. And when you’re finished with a note, you can archive or delete it.”
This new service, which is like Evernote, allows Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) users to store notes and information they find online. Evernote is a popular service that already has 45 million registered users. They also make it easy to create new notes and save existing notes.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) already has a similar service called Google Notebook. This service initially was designed to allow users to save online notes into one place. Some Google search results would include a “note this” link and it would send the link to Notebook. This service was in development stages from 2006 to 2009 before disappearing last summer and notebooks were then moved to Google Docs.
The new feature makes taking note simple and efficient. It features a mosaic-style layout with custom colorization option for individual notes. It also has a drag-and-drop rearrangement to help users prioritize.
Despite the initial excitement for Google’s new product, there are some doubts about whether or not Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) users will respond well, considering the company’s history of switching similar services.