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May 192013
 

Screen Shot 2013-05-19 at 09.33.53A long time ago, in a far, far, away place, Google launched Google Keep.  And as far as I can tell, nothing much happened. A few people installed it on a few devices.  But that’s about it. I, for one, didn’t really make any use of it. I didn’t want to go to a full page app on my desktop computer to look at quick-note type things.  That’s changed with a nifty Google Chrome extension:

 

I like the simplicity of this little extension, it’s almost as though it is what Google SHOULD have delivered when they announced Google Keep, but they didn’t. If you are like me and use Google Chrome everywhere then it’s a snazzy little add-in that sits up at the top right hand corner of your Chrome window:

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Clicking on it launches Google Keep in a nice new window:
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I like it already, and may switch a few of my simpler note taking tasks from the ‘heavy weight’ Evernote to this new little friend. By default another cool feature of the extension allows you to right click on anything you have highlighted or clickable in Google Chrome and add it to Keep.  It’s just great – so far!By the way, the official webstore app is:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-keep/hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki?hl=en

But there is a guy (Paul Eiche) that featured in the article below that released an extension before Google did:

http://lifehacker.com/take-notes-with-the-google-keep-extension-that-google-f-477586822

I use his extension, which Google have removed from the webstore following the release of their own extension. If you want to use the alternate one, like me, you can get it still from:

https://github.com/peiche/GoogleKeep

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