Google Keep

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Productivity 2.2018.26203 Sep 24, 2015 Jul 09, 2018 181.6 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.2018.26203

* 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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Best app for organization!
Sirenia Garcia on 7/16/2018
This app is a great app for organization. Hi, I’m a teenager of the age of 14. In high school you really need to get organized, write down what homework needs to get done reminders on test dates. As of right now though it is summer and I don’t want to be just laying around in bed all summer watching videos or being lazy. I at least want to be a bit productive, so I was on the search for a to do list app that will help me feel accomplished in the goals I set. So I went searching and most organizer apps and to do list apps have a fee, which if your under 16 years old you can’t really do that. I downloaded a bunch of apps looking for the right one. For an estimate on how many I downloaded and deleted was about 8, which is a lot. On this app I can put my to do list, write reminders, and put pictures to remind myself to love myself and remind me that people care about me to. Those inspirational pictures and encouraging pictures I’d say help me from going down into the hole of depression. (I might be overreacting to that but it’s true) so I wanted to thank google for making an app like this! ❤️
Crashing and not working
MikeVall on 7/15/2018
I make checklists for groceries. Either the app will crash on me or when I check a box, the item will reappear in a few seconds and not be deleted from the list. Very frustrating as I have used this app for a long time!
Lag time is the WORST / now it won’t update
MMWirta on 7/13/2018
7/13/18 update: now Keep just won’t stay connected - changes or additions I make on my computer do not appear when I open the app on my iPhone. I try to refresh and nothing changes on the screen. When I try to log out and log back in, it tells me that there is no Internet connection, even though the rest of my phone is connected fine. This app is just is not worth it anymore. ~~~~~~~~~ 9/17: I love the interface and idea behind google keep, and the online version is fantastic, but the iOS app is pretty much the most frustrating thing in the entire world for me, All because the lag time is completely insane. When I open the app, it takes a good 15 seconds for everything to ‘update’ so that I can start tapping around or scrolling through my lists or anything. Once I open any list, it is a good nother 10 seconds or so before that list will become functional and let me start typing or tapping around. Once you start typing, about every fourth or fifth letter, it entirely pauses agaaaaaaaain. If I just keep typing away, it will take about five or six seconds, and then all of the letters I’ve been typing will pop up really fast but then it will pause again and do it all over. It is so godamn frustrating, all I want to do is type like normal, like every single other app will let me do. My phone is relatively new, my operating system is up to date, and this problem has been going on with Google Keep on iOS for the entire year I’ve had my phone since I switched over from android. I reeeeeeally need to give it up and just switch to Evernote. 😡😡😡
Keep it or lose it....
LifeisTheatre on 7/9/2018
Keep is no extraordinary app that doesn’t lead in a cutting edge kind of way. It’s abysmal to say the least and for all that google has done to lead in the technology realm-I’m completely appalled by the lack of creativity and enforcement of cutting edge development.
G-Keep Features Need to catch up
JonaJazz on 7/8/2018
Some features needed: - mix normal text and “check box” in the same note - photo can be placed on the page together with text
Currently the app deletes data and does not update
Only 3 deals!! on 7/7/2018
The app currently loses changes while you are typing, doesn’t save changes and does not update for other users.
Great App!
Mr. Jobs is still alive on 7/2/2018
Please give us a way to secure the App. Example: Password protect certain notes, require a password to launch the App or a vault to keep some notes that have personal stuff like credentials. TouchID/FaceID support would be a great addition.
This app ruined my reputation
rondo666 on 7/1/2018
I love Google keep so much that I sold recommended it to my workplace. Everybody loved it. Now to the three of us can’t log onto the app. And I’ve got a lot of egg on my face. Thanks a lot google my reputation is in the toilet.
Not updating
GilHero on 6/29/2018
The app has stopped updating the last couple of months This is on an iPad 3
I am so happy
jasonbinoy on 6/28/2018
It’s make me so happy
Need improvement
Sakib Shahriar on 6/27/2018
I don’t know if it’s only me or not but it often goes to typing mode while scrolling.
Wish I found it sooner
Healthy_wife on 6/26/2018
I’ve been searching for an app to use to organize my life from personal to my business and now I found it. It’s everything you need in one app. Simplicity is the key and this app has done that for me.
Major battery hog
Edge601 on 6/26/2018
I like this app ... both its simplicity and its easy sync with my Google account. It could use a few simple formatting options (no bold & italic, comon’ guys!), but my biggest complaint is that it’s by far the biggest battery drain of any app I’ve ever used. Just 10 minutes drains by battery by 25%! It’s the only reason I’m considering an alternate app.
Awesome overall
Apple man21 on 6/21/2018
Overall it’s awesome. It syncs across all platforms. Is user friendly and has a nice, friendly design. Can take notes and set reminders. The one thing I wish they’d add is when you complete a reminder you can check it off instead of having to delete it. Checking it off seems a bit easier plus it gives a certain sense of pride.
Buggy - didn't let me check mark items
p135711 on 6/17/2018
Last update was causing issue where items can't be marked as complete! Even if I deleted the item, or edited the description, it reverted back to original text. Had to delete app and re-install to fix this bug.
Links Need Retooling
GraysonAtUA on 6/17/2018
Great app — keeps me on task well over time. But I remember a time when pasting links onto notes turned the note into a more detailed, with picture, entry. On iOS, as well as desktop, links posted now remain bare without the rich view. I’ve noticed for some reason on iOS, the links are impossible to click. I end up having to copy and paste the link, which is a huge hindrance for a productivity and ideas app. But overall, phenomenal app, don’t know where I’d be without it.
Clouwhotwo2 on 6/17/2018
It deletes things randomly with no way to get them back. And no they aren’t in the trash🤬🤬🤬
Folders & Widget
Ejaazi on 6/17/2018
Instead of a main page with notes all over the page, Google Keep needs folders much like Google Drive. It also needs a widget that displays reminders.
Used to be awesome
Crackrk on 6/17/2018
I use this with my wife when we grocery shop. Lately it consistently unmarked items which I marked as "checked". Another time it totally deleted my list all together. I love this app when it works. I hope they spend some time to fix the syncing issues. Update 6-15-18: They seem to have fixed the sync issues. While there’s been issues in the past this is still my go-to application for my family’s shopping list.
Continuously crashes
mibubu on 6/15/2018
Has started continuously crashing and I can't use it
Need bigger fonts size
Rakkiat on 6/14/2018
Please have setting for changing default font size or at least support system Dynamic Type font size.
Can’t check boxes
ksattic on 6/13/2018
Can’t check boxes any more. They uncheck after a few seconds.
Fix location reminders
JacksonSnaps on 6/12/2018
They haven't worked for a while
Google give us colors
Propzy on 6/12/2018
Add more colors this is an absolute urgent problem we NEED more colors google please
Can we have an alphabetize option?
TracyChristi on 6/12/2018
Even though keep is convenient because it synced to my Google, it does not have all the features of the android app I used to use. I really miss the ability to alphabetize items on the list or arrange them by time order or even have other templates for other list types. For instance, I’d love to have a specific note template for a grocery list, which is formatted differently from my Christmas list, which is different from my event to-do list!
Awesome app, weird naming!
ilikemusic234 on 6/9/2018
Love For helping me stay organized. But why is it called Google Keep when all of the other Google tools or just referred to by their names only? (Docs, Sheets, Slides) it throws off the wonderful consistency in my Google folder on my iPad!
App frequently needs refresh
CML 🍾 on 6/9/2018
Why do I find myself having to refresh so often; why does the refresh take 3 minutes; and why does the refresh so often fail??
Great app but freezes a lot
KellyPetra on 6/9/2018
I have an iPhone7 and in continuously update but this app always is super slow, freezes, or operates on a delay. It’s too bad because I love the concept of this app.
Good but not perfect
Armin_Abdi on 6/9/2018
Keep is a great and simple way to take notes everywhere on any device from anything and keep them all synced and saved online. The main drawback is with more complicated notes, hand writing, and importing photos and file which are either limited or impossible.
Betokyse on 6/8/2018
Just Awesome
AshokSirasani on 6/7/2018
I just used this app and it’s really cool and helpful!! Thanks Google.
Good getting better every time.
Eogarcia3 on 6/7/2018
Most Used App, BY FAR!
JesterEyeX7 on 6/7/2018
I love to arrange and organize my thoughts - this app does it with ease!
Simplicity has it’s own Quality
Pathfinder73 on 6/6/2018
Between Evernote’s learning curve, the time to acquire and figure out my best organizational practices, and the cost, I never ‘got’ Evernote’s popularity. Keep is easy to use if you can use post it notes, easy to organize using labels and colors, and easy to pull information to put into a document. The biggest flaw (IMO) is the inability to either manually or automatically resort notes by either labels or colors or both.
Simple. Understated. Elegant.
happy_symptom on 6/6/2018
It's limitationd may bother some, as more full featured apps (Evernote, One note) have features like formatting and tables - but they also come with bloat. This is a good example of a simple app using the visual metaphors of Material to make an elegant visual experience (vs lists of notes). And I even like the colors.
Great, could be better.
NCAA jumper on 6/6/2018
Love Google keep, hope google keep it active forever. Would be better if we had the ability to lock notes. Your notes can be accessed by anyone who uses your browser on your pc, not secured enough.
Very useful!
Bryan-232 on 6/5/2018
Very useful if you use Android, iOS, and Windows in your life!!!
When it works it works great
bernie boy man on 6/5/2018
This app either works or it doesn’t. The pros: -it’s very customizable and intuitive. -it is cloud based and tied to your gmail account so it’s accessible anywhere. The cons: -it has a few terrible bugs that have been around for seemingly as long as the app has. -one bug is that it freezes right when opened. After it freezes for about 10 seconds it either opens correctly or it crashes and closes. -it constantly has to log into your gmail account even after it’s been logged in by default I wouldn’t suggest this app until google fixes the bugs.
Let my reminders reset my lists.
illuded-Hyjal on 6/4/2018
I have a daily list of things to do in the morning, and the notification is great. However, the list is still completed from the prior day. I would love for the option to make that reminder clear the list! Thank you!
Good but missing some important functionality
Junior22769874#44 on 6/3/2018
Needs: 1. Quick sorting (A-Z, etc.) 2. Ease to add blocks for each list 3. Needs to be more intuitive
Could be more useful
accountingpoet on 6/3/2018
I like to stay organized and like some of the functionality sigh as adding labels or color coded notes like virtual post-its. Update I would like to see: ability to nest checklists, e. g. Errands --Pharmacy (nest) ·shampoo ·conditioner -- Grocery store: ·fruit ·bologna. I am currently using another checklist app because it offers this functionality and I can't find it on here.
Love but could we alphabetize?
JannaleeJoy on 6/2/2018
Please make options to sort lists by alphabetical order and such!
Helpful app, keeps crashing
Brįånøqzée on 6/2/2018
Google keep helps me keep track of all sorts of stuff but it crashes nearly e verytime I used it. Please fix crashes!
Not so much anymore.
zanni1 on 6/2/2018
I loved this app for a very long time. I kept t lots of information I needed for better living. Now every time I open this app it quits after a minute or so. It’s very unpredictable and that’s a shame. Now, I’ll look for another app that can do everything Google used to be so good at.
Google Keep Check List
Clangantalio on 5/30/2018
The checklist is very useful, but they should add a delete all that would delete all of the items checked off. I have to go and delete each one which takes time and it would be more efficient if I could just delete all of the checked off ones right away.
Burkeleigh on 5/30/2018
This app is extremely handy and has a vast amount of capabilities. I am, however, upset that it doesn't put the date of when entries were made.
Bugs on iPhone X
Qat.R on 5/29/2018
I’m using this app on my iPhoneX , 90% of the time the note becomes blank while I’m in the middle of editing it, the app it self crashes from time to time!
Very handy but...
Lpryor on 5/28/2018
I share my lists with someone who has a habit of adding items without checking to see if they're already there. The Search functionality is limited in that it will show you on which list an item might be found, but doesn't take you to the item. If you have a long shopping list you have to scroll thru all the items to hunt for it. It will do an auto-suggest, but it duplicates an item if it already exists. Not useful. It also lacks any kind of sorting that might make it easier to spot and remove dupes.
Love this app!
iBluerose324 on 5/27/2018
I use this all the time and I love it.
Does not work
Saja Al-Ashhab on 5/26/2018
Shared notes simply do not work on iPhone
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