Google launches Google Keep for iOS

Google has released an official Google Keep iOS app for its Google Keep note-taking service. Although Google launched Google Keep for Android more than two years ago, it was one of the few Google services that didn’t seem to be making it onto the iOS platform. Although Keep was available through a web browser, and some third-party apps appeared attempting to provide web wrappers, none of them provides the same seamless experience that Android users enjoyed.
The Google Keep iOS app provides a user experience tailored to iOS, while still maintaining Google’s Material Design ethos, and provides the ability to add notes, lists, photos, and even audio clips to Keep, as well as color and label organization, reminders, transcribed voice memos, and image-to-text conversion. Location-based reminders are also supported, allowing Keep to notify you of your grocery list when you’re near the grocery store, for example, and reminders created in Google Keep will also appear in Google’s Inbox by Gmail and Google iOS apps. Users can also share notes with other Google Keep users, even across platforms, and notes are fully collaborative, so you can share a shopping list on Keep and have items checked off in real-time. Filtering and searching lets you search for notes by text, color, lists, reminders, and more. Google Keep is available as a free download from the App Store, and requires only a free Google Account to use.


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