Earlier today, Google finally took the wrapping paper off of its rumored note-taking service, which promptly flooded my stream with a barrage of Google Keep hashtags. Now that I’ve had some time to dig in and check out the new service (which is freakin’ awesome, by the way), I wanted to pass on some knowledge about a few of the app’s impressive features in a Google Keep how-to series.
In the first entry from the series, I’m going to show you how to make a simple to-do list in Google Keep. It’s a pretty simple task, but it’s not smack-you-in-the-face obvious, so this is for those still getting acquainted with the app.
First, you’ll obviously need an Android device, and you’ll also need to install the Google Keep app from the Play Store, if you don’t already have it. Once you’ve done that, you’re all set to delete Evernote from your phone and start using Keep.
Making a to-do list from the app’s widget or the main page is extremely easy. Just tap on the check mark icon, and the app opens in list format. See the photos above for example.
Now here’s the really cool part: you can also convert a regular note into a list if you want to. Let’s say, for instance, that you’re typing a note and suddenly realize, “Hey! This would be much better if it was a list.” All you have to do is hit your phone’s menu button then click on “Show checkboxes”. Boom! You’ve now got a checklist!
Now that you’ve had some time to check out Google Keep, what do you think? Was it all you hoped it’d be, or is it lacking functionality that you can’t live without?
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