Google announces Google Keep app

Google logoGoogle today announced Google Keep, a new note-taking app for Android smartphones and tablets.

Google Keep allows users to take down notes and make lists, with the added abilities to include checklists, photos, voice memo transcriptions and a search functionality. The app features a drag-and-drop interface, so users can move around notes, for example, by priority. Notes can also be colored directly as well. All notes are saved and synced across all devices in the cloud via Google Drive. Access to notes aren’t limited to only the app, a user can access, edit and create new notes on the web here. In the next few weeks, Google will add the same capabilities to Google Drive.

Android Police first spotted the app’s existance, but it was quickly taken down by Google shortly after.

Google Keep is available now on google Play for devices running the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (version 4.0) and higher. Users running the latest Jelly Bean OS (version 4.2) can create quick notes in the lock screen via a widget. Surprisingly, no iOS support was mention in Google’s blog post.Google Keep