Google Keep - Notes and lists

Google, Inc.



This app was last updated on: Jun 28, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this app.   
New in version 1.2017.24102

* 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.

iPad Screenshots
Leave some to be desired
Hello123212321234567890 on 7/20/2017
Wanted improvement: 1. Sorting notes with more than 1 label in the search session. 2. Freely customise the arrangement of pictures in notes instead of always displaying on top of a note.
Great concept but broken
Grimmiekins on 7/19/2017
I love the concept and organization of Keep. I was ready to ditch Evernote because I like Keep's features better. Then I realized it won't work with photos on my iPhone 6s. I tried taking a pic within the app and then just taking a pic and adding it. Nothing shows up. Very disappointing.
Connection/Refresh issues
Kuro.Houou on 7/19/2017
Overall I love the idea of keep especially from a collaboration perspective. The problem is I use two accounts with Keep and I can't go back and forth between them usually without it saying a connection couldn't be established or it not showing updated information. It seems like the syncing between devices/users needs improvement and speed updates.
Handwriting Synch Doesn't Work
AAIGH on 7/19/2017
Sometimes my devices (3) are in synch. Sometimes they're not. Its hit and miss. The handwriting synchronization between devices is just not reliable, so this is useless to me. This is something a company like Google should be able to fix.
Used to love it.
realyoshdawg on 7/18/2017
My wife and I use this to share shopping lists and general planning. It used to work great but now it doesn't sync up correctly. Many times when one person adds something to a list the other person never sees it. I'm hoping the next update fixes this.
I think Google "Keep" is likely it's companies most underrated App.
WackyJuanny on 7/17/2017
Keep's design is a great mesh of style and usability. Your Saved materials are very easy to locate, edit, delete an d For reminders and to do lists, Keep takes video, pictues and gives the users the option of coloring and doodling on blank pages as well as mark up modes on stored informatio. As always the documents you store will have a safe place to exist for its easy access when it's needed. I am not paid or rewarded by google btw. I am a fan and user of of many their apps and programs like Google Drive, Google Photo, Maps Google Search and of course ,YouTube. Which everyone likes. Im just a big fan of the "Keep app"because it's finally gotten me comfortable enough to start making lists and setting reminders using this guy . It's a must have on iPad and iphone combo. It's think its better than One Note, Wanderlust, and Evernote (combined).
One of my favorites
Jenelegance on 7/13/2017
I use this every day. It allows me to select which Google account I want to add my notes to and I can share between the two accounts or with other people. I have had not a single issue with syncing or losing notes. It often use it to save book highlights from my iPad Kindle. I also make up shopping lists, use it as a quickie journal, gather recipes I find online, etc. I use it for everything. It seriously is one of my favorite apps.
Cannot mix list with text
hj1973 on 7/12/2017
I wish i could mix text and multiple lists but it seems to be all or nothing
Continually Not Working
Kourtney P on 7/11/2017
This app was recommended to me by one of my clients, as I am a concierge and this app was perfect for sharing grocery lists. But it is continually not updating, the error message of cannot connect right now is always happening, the lists are not syncing with the associated emails, adding items but never appearing in the lists after updating the lists, etc. This is so disappointing, because at first it was working amazing. Now it's just pure frustration for myself and clients!
between iOS and Android!
Victoria-vip on 7/10/2017
I find it great cause i am using both Samsung and Apple. It synchronizes between all devices in seconds. I do recommend!
Key feature missing
Magicbirdmaster on 7/10/2017
Doesn't hold reminders created in Inbox or through Google Assistant. You can make a voice note, but you can't use the Google Assistant to make a reminder that will show up in this app. It makes this app feel very sequestered. I guess I was hoping this app could serve as a one stop shop for all the reminders I make across the different google apps but they all feel a bit siloed, though they're supposed to be "connected."
Never works
Z frustrated on 7/9/2017
App never loads. If and when it does, it crashes. I've been able to use it only a couple of times and each time, performance has been extremely poor
Buggy Garbage
Photophunk on 7/8/2017
This app is inconsistent. It often can't connect, it doesn't save notes, the only thing this app is supposed to do, it duplicates entries, and crashes.
Nice app
Dot.roxie on 7/8/2017
Domino8it on 7/7/2017
Doesn't synch, crashes all of the time, and doesn't save notes. Looking for another app.
It won't synchronize
pan_06 on 7/6/2017
I used to love it. I used to keep a shopping list with this app. I haven't been able to use it, because it won't synchronize between what my husband adds and what I add. Very disappointed with this now.
What Happened???
Producer/Publicist on 7/6/2017
This app used to work great then suddenly I started getting error messages on all my devices "sorry can't connect now, try again later." I can only use it on my phone otherwise if I open it on my laptop or chrome browser note info is deleted. I even contacted the developer but didn't even get a response!!! What's up with these people who develop apps but can support it? I'm now looking for another solution!
Synching is broke
Ansjdjkakshhakk on 7/5/2017
My husband and I used to use this app to have shared grocery lists and hardware store lists. Now every time one of us opens a list the behavior is completely random, sometimes it deletes all the new items. Sometimes it duplicates them, sometimes it ressurects and old version of the list. Basically it's unusable now
Easy and concise
dj_orion on 7/5/2017
I'm liking google keep. Would be nice to have a couple formatting options like character weight and some basic character stylings. Maybe an option to group certain things together like lists and notes. Evernote is better in some ways but not all.
More Colors!
sargena on 7/1/2017
I love the app, but it would be perfect if there were more colors to choose from when making my notes/lists. Please add more colors!
Update broke things
Utcarbs on 7/1/2017
I used to be able to archive notes and they'd reappear if I added a reminder. Now that doesn't work anymore.
Almost perfect but
Temmy G on 7/1/2017
please enable screenshot that allows to insert drawing or notes. 😭🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Simple to use and keep organized.
ZHX1138 on 6/29/2017
This app is simple to use and great to use for reminders. The organizing features make organizing notes quick and easy. Also this app like app Google stuff has unlimited storage. Great resource for those who don't want to bother with apples iCloud limitations of notes storage. Finally we can add drawing making this superior to Apple notes even more!
hexilou on 6/29/2017
Keeps crashing
Kenzie415 on 6/28/2017
Latest update keeps crashing! Please fix!
Probably the best notes app out there
Nobullshitreview100 on 6/28/2017
I use this app a lot to post reminders about things have to complete lists are good you can color coat notes you can add a subject cloud synched across all my devices a must if you have a smartphone.
Needs offline mode
Burrrppppp111 on 6/28/2017
Needs to support list retrieval when offline. Biggest drawback of the app.
canonsonic on 6/28/2017
I could store all my notes and I think you can create folders It is a awsome app download it today
Awesome app
Fran6870 on 6/26/2017
I use it everyday. It has saved me so much time and aggravation many times!
Exactly what I needed
LisaJoMo on 6/25/2017
I needed a great visual way to capture ideas to write blog posts later and this does it!
Amazingly useful
Orville Redenpiller on 6/25/2017
Someone finally squared the circle on note-taking apps. AFAIC, this is the standard.
Much better then Apple notes and reminds
JayyGomez1 on 6/24/2017
It's much Easier, simple, and faster with my iPad but, I can't download it on my iPhone 4. So, plz make it downloadable for older versions.
lic172 on 6/23/2017
Deberían poner opciones para editar letra(tamaños y colores) También forma más rapida de agregar o quitar fotos junto con una herramienta para editarlas(recortar o dibujar sobre ellas) Además pongan opción para regresar atrás en caso de eliminar alguna foto o texto por accidente, a veces es importante información y por error se llega a borrar y es molesto!(23 junio, 2017)
Great App
IncludeRainmaker on 6/21/2017
Simple yet so nice
Keeps improving since day 1
Eogarcia3 on 6/19/2017
Among the best note apps
iOWSLA on 6/19/2017
If you accidentally delete something in a note their should be a undo option of some sort.
Useful service, glitchy app
Sapharodon on 6/19/2017
I've used Google Keep for years, and it's remained one of my favourite Google services to date. I hoped it would function as cleanly on iOS as it did on Android. Instead there is a major functionality bug. When using Keep in another app that has a scrolling feed (such as Twitter or Tumblr), specifically using its pop-up view to save a link to Keep, it freezes the scrolling feed of the other app, making it impossible to interact with. The only way to "unfreeze" it that I've found is to hit another button on the nav bar of the app. So in Twitter, if your home feed freezes, hit the icon for messages or search or whatever to "unfreeze" the app, making it function as normal. (Try it for yourself - "share" a Tweet link via Keep, save it, and watch what happens to the Twitter app). But if you're in an app (or a section of the app) with no access to the nav bar, your app will freeze totally and you will have to force close and restart it. This is obnoxious and frustrating if you're just trying to use an app in peace.
Just the necessary! Keep the focus!
Tiago de Man on 6/18/2017
The other programs are too complicated! If you need more it just offer an integration with the google docs. Lightweight! OCR free for taken pictures!
Love it!
Ponygirlie on 6/16/2017
Great to reduce paper clutter. I would love a merge notes feature thou...
Constantly crashing and losing list updates
Jfcbhg on 6/16/2017
LOVE the concept behind this BUT for a year now (and I do all of the regular updates), this app keeps crashing on me, as well as pulling up outdated lists instead of current lists. None of my other apps crash. I don't know why Keep is constantly crashing and losing things I save. It drives me crazy. I'm about to look for an alternative list making app because this is too much!
Pretty good
thesoftcrunchslimes on ig on 6/15/2017
I got this app the day of the release, so I understand if it's not the best it can be yet. But I'd suggest a locking feature, where you can lock a note with your fingerprint so no one else can see it. Also, different fonts would be nice. 👌
Alphabetical order???
Scottus Mullatus on 6/15/2017
The fact that I can't organize my notes alphabetically is ridiculous.
Why there is no fingerprint lock
Haider albadran on 6/14/2017
Why there is no fingerprint lock
No longer synchronizes
Geetar Rich on 6/12/2017
This app was a godsend for sharing lists across devices and users until it quit synchronizing recently. I can't figure out why and Google support has been no help. In looking through app reviews it looks like this is a fairly common theme. Back to One Note.
Shatann on 6/11/2017
The update screwed up my lists. Everything is triple now.
No longer sync's well
gavinpdx on 6/11/2017
Google keep worked excellently until recently, when it stopped reliably syncing. "connection issues" when there are no connection issues.
Fantastic app
Rkittens on 6/10/2017
Extremely easy to use and has a great interface. Use it to share to dos with my wife.
Great idea in concept
Wanderingjoe on 6/8/2017
App is inconsistent. Lists will end up with random empty lines and partial line entries that change at random! And shared lists seem to update 60% of the time. That is the main reason we got the app. Making sure the errors weren't one-off, we tested the app for a full day. Lack of reliability makes it a bit useless for lists of any importance. Looking for another solution. Edit: went to my inbox and found that I get an email for every shared item. I have yet to find a way to shut it off. I also notice it is punishing me for not using a gmail account. "Unauthenticated email from is not accepted." So into the trash it goes.
Note organization heaven
Article integrity on 6/7/2017
If I could only have one app on my phone, this would be it. Lists, notes in any order at your fingertips.
So buggy
Ce1050 on 6/6/2017
It has gotten to the point I can't even use it anymore. I'm going to switch back to the app I used before. I got this because it worked with my Google Home, but now that doesn't even work. Collaboration is buggy, the app freezes and often fails to sync past changes. Incredibly frustrating.
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Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released: Sep 24, 2015
  • Current Version Released: Jun 28, 2017
  • Version: 1.2017.24102
  • Size: 152.3 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Norwegian; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;