Google Keep is a note-taking service included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google.

Quickly capture what's on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed.

Accessing Google Keep (video length 1:55)

There are several ways to access Google Keep.


  2. Install the Chrome Extension

  3. Access from Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive or Calendar

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Anatomy of a Note

Edit Note

Change into a list

Delete Note

  1. Tap on a note or list.

  2. Make any changes.

  3. Tap on DONE.

  1. Tap on a note.

  2. At the bottom, tap on the 3 vertical dots.

  3. Tap Show checkboxes.

  1. At the bottom, tap on the 3 vertical dots.

  2. Tap Delete note.

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Set Reminders

Share Notes

  1. Tap the Set Reminder icon at the bottom of the note.

  2. Choose when or where you want to be reminded. You can also set the reminder to repeat.

  3. Click DONE.

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  1. Tap the Add collaborators icon at the bottom of the note.

  2. Enter a person's name or email address. As you enter the text, you'll get suggestions to select.

  3. Next to each name, click Done to add the person. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more people. Each person's profile picture will be added to the bottom of the note. To remove a person, click their icon, then click the X next to their name.

  4. Click Save.

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Add items to a note or list

Organize and find notes

Organize your notes with color and labels.

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Archive notes

Archiving notes helps you keep your page free from clutter. The notes stay in your account, so you can still find them and still get reminders for them.

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Add to Google Docs

Have you ever had a "brilliant" idea but didn't have a way to jot it down? Now you can use Google Keep as an easy access to note taking. Then easily convert the contents of the note to a Google Doc. Watch this video to see how it is done.

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Use Keep to Take Notes

Insert a video or other content into Google Slides and allow students to take notes using Google Keep that can be found on the side panel of Google Slides. Watch to video to see how!

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Ways to use in the classroom

Take notes while watching video in Slides

  • Insert a video in Google Slides. Have students watch the video and take notes as they watch by having Keep open from the side panel.

Add to Google Docs

  • On those nights when you can sleep because you have too much on your mind, jot down your thoughts to clear your mind and add them to Google Docs later and hopefully sleep better!

  • Students can organize research paper or essay notes and drag into Google Docs later.

  • Checklist can be dropped into a Google Doc as a bulleted list.

  • Create common comments in a checklist form and you can easily highlight, copy and paste from Keep notepad and paste into comments in a student's Google Doc.

Digital Stickers

  • Add images that look like old school stickers to student's digital work.

  • Add images to a document you are sharing with another teacher.

  • Insert logo from your school for a newsletter you send home.

Take a picture with your phone

  • Organize photos you want to share with students (you can also annotate on the photo).

  • Take a picture of a paper with text that you want to transcribe. Printed text works better than handwritten text.

  • Take a picture of notes you put on the Whiteboard.

  • Take a picture of notes or a slide at a training.

Using the Chrome Extension

  • Save weblinks to read later.

  • Save links for citing sources on papers.=