Google Retires Reader Launches Google Keep To Take On Evernote

Mar 20, 2013 • Android, Apps & Software, Google
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GKeepGoogle announced it will retire its Reader service July 1 to the disappointment of many, and many were out already looking for the best alternative.  However, Google had something else in mind, launching a service that might even be better than Google Reader.

No More Sticky Notes on the Fridge

Katherine Kuan, Software Engineer at Google in a blog post said, “Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember. Usually we grab a pad of sticky notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine.”

But such places are not the best for storage as after a while you realise it was not a great idea leaving the note where you left it as it wont be there when you need it. Google Keep solves that problem.

Why Google Keep

Google Keep helps users to quickly jot ideas down before they forget them. It includes checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to the users.

G_keep_ScreenGoogle Keep then stores the notes in Google Drive and syncs them to either desktop or mobile devices.According to Kuan users can speak and Google Keep transcribes voice memos automatically, enjoy the super-fast search to find whatever they’re looking for and then archive or delete the notes. The archives can be accessed on an Android phone or tablet with an active widget on the screen on the screen. Available on Google Play, Google Keep runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will be accessible directly on the web via Google Drive soon.

Evernote & Pinterest Rival

This service is fast for several Android users however, it is a rival to Pinterest and Evernote.  Evernote which aims to help people world remember everything from notes, recipes, pictures, create do to lists and record audio and web pages.  Founded in 2004, Evernote has a collection of apps to make it easy for individuals and businesses to stay organized and productive.

Meanwhile Google wants you to download your Reader stuff by July 1, 2013 here.

Sam Wakoba

Sam Wakoba travels around the world's technology hubs and events writing about startups, VC’ s and ventures. Spends nights reviewing trending gadgets, ICT initiatives, and disrupting technology.

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