Google Keep is a note taking app from Google which competes head on with other  note taking apps like Evernote and OneNote. The app is a part of Google Drive and allows users to sync notes between their smartphones, tablets, and the cloud. Google has now released a Google Keep for Chrome browser. The app facilitates syncing the data directly from your PC.

I have replaced Evernote on my Sony Xperia with Google Keep immediately after its release. Google Keep for Chrome has the same features that are available on the ¬†Google Keep for Android. Use this link to download and install it. After the installation is complete, you can see a small icon displayed on the new tab window of the Chrome browser. Clicking on the icon will open the app in a flash without any lags. The app has all the features similar to the ones seen on the Android devices. Unlike its Android version, a new elegant red button is added in the top left corner of the app for taking a new note. The app doesn’t work from the browser’s tabs but launches its own window. So you can keep the app open all through the day even when you close the Chrome browser. You can even take notes when you are not online. The data will be automatically synced as soon as you are connected to the internet. The app can also be customized by changing the color of text and background.

Should you use it?

Google Keep still doesn’t match the features offered by the likes of Evernote. But if you are the kind of person who just takes some basic notes which can be accessed on any device (now PCs included), this should be the app for you. The PC version of the app just makes it more comfortable to take notes using a bigger keyboard. But Google still has to add more features to the app if it wants to make it a worthy alternative to Evernote and other biggies.