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Hands on with Google Keep: Can it slay Evernote?

Ian Paul | March 22, 2013
Evernote who? Google is taking on the perennial digital note-taking favorite with Google Keep, a service that lets you store quick notes, checklists, Web links, and photos for things you need to remember or keep track of.

If you don't have an Android 4.0 device, you could try using the Web version Keep on your device, but I wouldn't recommend it. Keep on the Web did not perform well in my tests using a Nexus 7 running Android 4.2.2. One-finger scrolling was very laggy, as was typing in a new note, making it almost unusable.

Bottom line

Anyone who uses Drive to keep all their content and isn't yet using an application for keeping miscellaneous notes may be very happy--or at least content--with Keep. If you are a dedicated note-taker, however, Keep's flaws will send you scuttling back to Evernote in short order.


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