With Google keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand. If it’s more convenient to speak than to type that’s fine—Keep transcribes voice memos for you automatically. There’s super-fast search to find what you’re looking for and when you’re finished with a note you can archive or delete it. You can choose the color for each note too.
Google launched Keep for the Web and Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean) devices less than two months ago in March. Users described it as an Evernote rival, though the competing service is currently much more powerful. Evernote and Google Keep are both services that let users create and store audio notes or voice-to-text dictated notes, memos, checklists and images. Both offer up a way to seamlessly sync this data with the web — and in the case of Evernote — other clients. The biggest difference is that, at least right now, Evernote is a much, much more mature app.
One of Evernote's hallmark features is the concept of notebooks. Users can put documents, photos, snippets, lists and audio clips in assorted notebooks for access later. Users can also extensively tag any item for easy search later on.
With Google Keep, you can either archive a note or keep it on your home screen, but you can't organize notes into their own categories or separate work spaces. Moreover, Google Keep does not have a tagging system, so search is limited to what text is contained in the note itself.
With Google Keep, Notes and checklists are different. A checklist is its own type of note, and each new line is another item that can be marked checked or unchecked. You cannot add checklists to regular notes or vice versa. Images can be added to any other note type.
The Android version's of Google Keep and Evernote both offer widgets that can be configured on the home screen.The widgets allow easy access to new text notes, new photos and new voice memos. The Evernote widget also allows users to search documents and the Google Keep widget contains a separate "checklist" item.Both widgets also offer the ability to see recent notes directly on the widget screen. Tapping the note will open it up in a respective app. The Google Keep widget also allows users to scroll through more notes to get a good overview of what is currently not archived.