Google Keep

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Productivity 2.2018.20102 Sep 24, 2015 May 23, 2018 178.8 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.2018.20102

* Bug fixes and performance improvements


• Capture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere.
• Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.
• Organize your notes with labels and colors.
• Set and forget. Get reminded about a note at the right time or place.
• Record a voice memo and have it automatically transcribed.
• Grab the text from an image to help you quickly find that note again through search.

Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list right when you get to the store. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing.

Next time you go to the store, share your shopping list on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster.

Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with the label “To-dos”, audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you're looking for even faster, and let Keep do the remembering for you.

Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you.

Try Google Keep on the web at and find it in the Chrome Web Store at

Permissions Notice
Camera: This is used to attach images to notes in Keep.
Contacts: This is used to share notes to contacts.
Microphone: This is used to attach audio to notes.
Location: This is used to set and fire location-based reminders.
Storage: This is used to add attachments from storage to their notes.

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Only 1 complaint
rmi312 on 5/23/2018
Dear Google, I love the app, but as a person who likes lists and order you need to build in an alphabetize option for the lists so that when I edit my grocery list it’s in order. Sincerely, Type A Person
Date Required
eid guneid on 5/23/2018
We need to enable inserting date and time to any note ...
ShawnTGallagher on 5/22/2018
Used to be a great ap, has been slow as molasses for 6+ months. I don’t think google cares about this product anymore
Jack of all trades master of none
Daft_Knight on 5/22/2018
This app is a weird middle ground for note taking apps. It doesn’t have enough features and organization to be considered a “robust” note taking app in my opinion. At the same time it’s a little too complex to be a simple note taking app. This may be exactly what you’re looking for but it wasn’t for me.
DeoDmitry on 5/19/2018
I hate when it keeps erasing everything that I just typed! It's annoying! Saving on fly mechanism is broken!
Bad update-can’t reorder notes
Cll3219 on 5/18/2018
I really like the program because I can share lists with my husband. The most recent update removed the ability to move notes. Now every new note is at the top of the list and it’s pushing out what I want at the top. I’m hoping this feature returns on a future update.
Having troubles
Naproffer on 5/17/2018
I love the keep app! Used to be my only go to app for notes, recipes, lists, reminders etc... but now I can’t do anything with the app, it kicks me out every time I try to do any action in the app
I like this
Martin on 5/17/2018
The best for notes I’ve found
Crashes all of the time
not mad, dissapponted on 5/14/2018
I wish this app could be something that it is not. Crashes every time you click on a note. Have tried deleting and reinstalling countless times. If that could be fixed I would use it, but will have to find something different to use.
It can get better...
shahroozme on 5/13/2018
I'm using Google note because of the Google ecosystem they are sync together very well and also they are safe but this app can get better with adding many options like formatting notes or using advanced tags instead of labels. I wish to see this changes in the next version.
Jzero15 on 5/12/2018
I love Google Keep but this is one of the only apps that crashes on my iPhone
Slow to start
Sockyreds on 5/10/2018
Google keep startup is so slow I am planning to migrate away to OneNote. Google fix this issue on iOS (Google Keep performance on Android is day/night diff)
Best Note App
dkelli on 5/9/2018
I love that I can share notes, save website links and add notes, and just basically be able to access anywhere at anytime
Good except for 25-sec startup time
LeonDeBoucher on 5/7/2018
Great app for keeping small tidbits of information. Yet when it starts up, I get a blank screen for 25 seconds, after which it prompts me to select a Google account to use it, even though only one account has any information in it. That gets to be annoying after a while, especially if I need to jot something down quickly. Which is why I use the built-in iOS Notes app for something quick, then if it’s important I paste it in Keep later.
Great App but...
Michael_iPhone 5s on 5/5/2018
the latest version crashes when I try to open it on my iPhone 5s (iOS 8.4.1). Edit: In the meanwhile (May 5th, 2018) I installed a new version - still CRASHING BEFORE START
Not a good IPhone app
vjc2345 on 5/5/2018
Hello, Keep asks at least once a day to select which google account I want to use to open keep? I have 5 google accounts. I tried after removing 4 account and working with only one account, it still asks which account you want use! Another issue it takes good 20-40 seconds to load the keep after opening it. Third issue, it hangs for about 30 seconds after 3 search characters entered. I purchased new IPhone X and not having similar issues with any other app. I use it 20-40 times a day and you one imagine the frustration. For iPhone users, I suggest you to consider alternate choice like Evernote if you are starting out to select a note app. This is not an issue on Android. This was reported earlier as well but this critical issue has still not been worked on. I would withdraw 3 stars for all the pain it causes me daily.
The best
mahsa723 on 5/5/2018
I love it 💕
More swipe gestures
BadMomsAreJustDads on 5/4/2018
Either move the buttons to the bottom of the screen, or allow gestures like swiping back and forth between pages or notes. I use this every day, what’s why I care about this lil detail.
Reminders Are Broken
itpropaul on 5/3/2018
Many of my reminders indicate they are firing when they aren't actually. Please fix reminders on IOS!
Keeps crashing; Needs text formatting
claranea1990 on 5/3/2018
For some reason, the app keeps crashing when I tap on certain photo notes. Some have less photos than ones that don’t make it crash, and I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app twice. It’s only started happening with this current version. It’s frustrating. Also, it still lacks text formatting. I feel like a lot of notes app worth using have that, so it was disappointing to see that if I migrated my notes over, it wouldn’t keep the text formatting.
Dark mode
LegendaryVon on 5/3/2018
Great I love this app it's just missing a dark mode
Used to love this app
Torqued!! on 5/1/2018
I used to love this app. My wife and I kept a shared grocery list as well as others. The grocery list, by far, gets the most use. For the last year and a half, it has become pretty buggy for me. Lists would disappear, updates made by one collaborator would not show up for the others on the list. Now, lately, I can’t seem to add an item to my grocery list without the app crashing. I’ve closed the app on my iPhone, restarted it, shut the app down, hard booted my phone, created a copy of a list and deleted the original to see if one was corrupted, you name it, I’ve tried it. Now, not only does the app crash most of the time, when I do successfully add a line item, instead of keeping it where I added it, Keep tosses the line item down to the bottom of the list. I’m not able to move the item in the list order now as well. I’ve taken great pains to order the grocery list to coincide with the layout of my local grocery store. It’s WAY more efficient that way. Now it’s becoming an aggravation. I’ve got over 300 items in my list. Starting over would be a headache. I’m not really interested in using one of the other shopping apps that force a subscription or demand an account be set up for all members to share. I really liked the way Google Keep used to work. Google! Please fix this app!! For what it’s worth, I’m using an iPhone 6+ with iOS 11.3.whatever the latest is.
Needs an app on Apple Watch!
iPhonePhive on 5/1/2018
Apples Notes don't even compare. You can't rearrange Apple notes in an order you would like. Apple doesn't allow 2 accounts. One for personal and one for work. Keep does allow that all of that. Apple notes seem like something I'd expect from 10 years ago. Keep is very current. Awesome that you can set a reminder that shows up on your calendar. Apple notes don't do that.
Cant save screenshot on iphone
Greenjagger on 4/29/2018
You cant save a screensgot directly from the preview when you take it. You need to save image then go into keep and upload from photos. This is like half of what the app should be useful for. Let down.
Amazing but
The hamster ninja on 4/29/2018
I love this app it’s easy to use and Aesthetically pleasing I like how everything is in a nice neat order but I would love if I had the ability to create files for different notes for example if I had one for math notes and another for homework I need to complete I know I can put labels on things it it still all shows up under “notes” I also think it would be great to have the option to bold things or change the font and color etc. Another thing is sometimes notes stop opening but I found if you open another note and click on it agin it works or if you archive it and undo it works but that’s a lot of work and I hope that bug could be fixed
Location based notifications
grogapplegrog on 4/28/2018
Location based notifications used to work on my iPhone, they stopped working some time ago. Making this practically worthless.
Good app become buggy
Sathesh Kumar N on 4/27/2018
Are you guys planning to fix the bug? It.asks for refresh always. I used to love this app...
Perfect for shared shopping and to-do lists!
habe2255 on 4/27/2018
My roommate and I love this app for keeping track of what we need for the house. We can even go to the grocery store together and split up and see what each person is checking off the list!
Please update for ipad
Dinhtan2107 on 4/26/2018
The words need to be bigger on ipad. Love!
Superb notes.
Deep developer on 4/26/2018
I love Google keep a lot.I've been using keep for about three years . But if the developers make this app text resizable according to the OS then it would be great. Again swipe left to go back would be a great addition for the developers if they add these features. Plz add these features. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Fix the bugs Some notes don't open. Sometimes Google keep crashes when I try to open notes or go back from a note.
Problems (Fixed)
TaRacey on 4/26/2018
Update: Things are pretty much back to normal with latest update. Thank you! This app worked well until the current update. Now I can’t use it. Keeps telling me it needs to refresh and when I click the refresh button it crashes and when it finally opens about 80% of my content is missing. I seriously need to get to my notes. Please fix this! Update: The few lists I was left with after this recent update can’t be changed. I can’t move anything within the list and the app continues to insist that it needs to be refreshed and then crashes. Other important notes are gone and not showing up at all. Very disappointing. When you try to make things better for others, please don’t make things worse for the rest of us.
Excellent application, but a little buggy
Eyalkr1 on 4/25/2018
Excellent application, but a little buggy Following 4/25 update, the app crashes every time I open specific note I would give 5 stars if all that severe bugs would be solved
Finally Deleting This Horror App!
Asif Siddiqi on 4/25/2018
It gives me immense pleasure that after 2 months of struggling with migrating data, I’m finally done and would be deleting this horrible app. It’s clearly not build for iOS.
Keeps crashing
mIyreview on 4/25/2018
Last few days app has been saying “refresh required” and crashing. Please fix! Also when trying to move items up or down the list the whole list will go wacky, and even add double entries or wont move to where I want it to. Works so much better on Android!!
Voice memo control
Hop on slop on 4/23/2018
Love the app. Would be perfect if there were better voice recording controls. It automatically shuts off after not speaking for a few seconds, but control over when it stops would actually make it usable. Hoping to see this update in near future if it is in great enough demand.
Needs to add passcode protection
Raihansomc on 4/21/2018
Great app. Use it all the time.
SpicyMustardSeeds on 4/18/2018
Overall I love the functionality of the app. I do wish the graphic design was a little more considered though and matched the rest of Google’s brand standards, or then at least give the user the ability to change the font. It would also be nice if when you are in Google Calendar and click the option “open in Google Keep” if it actually opened up that note instead of just opening the app. It would be extra nice if Google Calendar could just import the checklist from Keep and you could use it in Calendar. Overall I would recommend
iPhone X bug
kevin38584 on 4/18/2018
Please fix iPhone X big that makes the screen go blank.
MediaTeacher12 on 4/17/2018
Can't open my grocery list without the app closing. Really pissing me off.
Can’t sort lists alphabetically or by date
maxword on 4/17/2018
With a few changes it could be a killer app. However no major improvements have been made to it for years.
Needs to allow alphabetizing
Michael A Webermann on 4/16/2018
This product is fine but I stopped using it because there is no option for sorting/alphabetizing! I will update my review when they add this.
Needs work
Andy3416 on 4/15/2018
Constantly freezes and locks up on iPhone X, especially when opening a note
Love this app!!!
Giffy15 on 4/15/2018
Would be awesome if you could lock it with a password.☺️
Apple Watch
lamyaSA on 4/14/2018
Great application:) Even though I don’t usually use my cellphone. Please we need a version of this application for Apple Watch to keep track our business. Thanks!
Frozen in time
Crocodillytoo on 4/13/2018
I deleted the app from my Apple IPhone 6S+, Then a “update” popped up in the App Store update section, it put the icon and software back onto the table top, however the icon is frozen in update status, but till not update. Frustrating to open - App Store, update section, see the keep icon there, but will not update. Please fix this. I’ve found I do want to keep “KEEP”
In Order
JorgeLJardim on 4/12/2018
After you make a list, it’s impossible to put it in a order (alphabetic for example). And to move one item up or down is a disaster!!!
Feel like an Android app
hyouuu on 4/10/2018
Did they just port the android app here?? Feels so clumsy... I find even small new apps like the Pendo Note on front page way more enjoyable. Or iOS’s own Note app is getting much better than before. This only beats Evernote :p
I LOVE this app!
Brent_D on 4/10/2018
I use Google Keep every day. Grocery lists. Speaking notes. Social media posting schedule. Reminders. Travel itineraries. And it’s very customizable. I do have one suggestion. The app has an annotation feature that allows you to draw on pictures saved to a note. Could you PLEASE offer an ADD TEXT option here as well?
otzmx on 4/9/2018
Creo que le hace falta ponerle una contraseña.
Buggy on iOS
Hcrap2009 on 4/8/2018
Can’t share anything to this app on iOS. No scans or will crash. Very buggy defeats purpose. Doesn’t handle image files well from iOS devices. Needs proper scan app PDF support Better note taking for Apple Pencil. Also buggy won’t save properly sometimes so notes can be lost. Best interface and search out there but seems as if google is holding back on this. Maybe due to anti trust issues or something. Evernote had its chance
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