For a great fan and user of Evernote for over a year now, I have come to find this app very useful. Bloggers take lots of notes and most times we need access to our notes from anywhere on any device. Evernote has been my faithful app on this and I have been very appreciative of it. But just recently, Google gave me another bride – Google Keep.
Evernote VS Google Keep
Google Keep could simply be seen as the free version of Evernote that allows you to quickly take and organize notes and save them online so it can be accessed on multiple devices. With Google Keep you can create a checklist, record a voice note, take a picture and annotate it. The notes are synced with your Google Drive online storage account and the notes can be edited on the web also.
Google Keep’s key features look alike with those of Evernote which shows that Google may have looked up to Evernote to make this note taking app. But I must say that Google did a nice job with their app, Google Keep can give notes different background colors and can also arrange notes as small squares on Keep’s home screen. Another nice thing I noticed about Google Keep it that when you check off an item on a list, it strikes through the text and lightens it from black to grey so as to mark it as done.
Yet there are so many things you can’t do with Keep that Evernote will comfortably do for you like arranging notes into different notebooks, add attachments to notes, and combine checklists with text/audio notes. Evernote can recognize characters in documents you’ve taken pictures of. But then Google Keep is just a free app.
Google Keep is only available for Android for now which means you can’t access your notes on your iPhone or Windows phone. Though Google Keep may eventually work its way over to other platforms like iOS, Windows etc. Comparing the free version of Evernote to Google Keep, I will be divorcing Evernote to marry my new bride – Google Keep. The 60MB upload allowance against the 5GB of Google Drive is a huge difference. For a music artist who takes lots and lots of voice notes, Google Keep will be your best option except you can afford to pay for the premium services of Evernote.
What do you think of the newly released Google Keep? Where will your loyalty to online note taking be? Will you remain with Evernote or will you divorce your long time faithful app to marry the new bride -Google Keep just like me? Share your reasons for either staying faithful with Evernote or moving over to Google Keep with me using the comment form below, remember to subscribe to my RSS feed.