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Google Keep for Android is here (pictures)

We take a look at Google's new note-taking app for Android.

Jaymar Cabebe
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
Jaymar Cabebe
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Main interface

Google Keep opens up to a grid of your notes and simple toolbar up top. The interface is clean and easy to use.
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Where did the toolbar go?

Sometimes it stays pinned to the top. Other times it disappears without warning. Google Keep's toolbar needs to learn to behave itself.
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Checklists

Add check boxes to any of your notes.
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Colors

Google Keep lets you color code your notes. Perhaps in future versions, it will let you pick custom colors.
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Landscape mode

It's always a pleasure to see an app work just as well in landscape mode. Also note that the toolbar is pinned to the top of the screen.
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Count 'em

That's four photos attached to this note.
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Voice notes

Hit the voice button and start speaking. Google Keep will transcribe what you say and include it in the note. If you're using a device running Android 4.2 or higher, it will even keep a recording of what you say embedded in the note.

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