Now that Google Keep has been around for about a year, the Palo Alto company has really gotten serious about competing with major players in the task management arena. Apps such as Evernote and Any.do came to the scene earlier and were full of features. However, Google Keep, as Google always does, has been steadily increasing its capabilities and features.
On March 25, 2015, Google added two major features, labels and recurring reminders, to its already robust task management and collaboration tool.
With labels, you can now sort and easily distinguish categories of tasks at hand. This allows users to get more out of their task management system, much like they do in Gmail. Recurring reminders are, of course, useful in the fire and forget scenarios where you need to set up a consistent activity and forget about it. Google Keep will take care of the reminders.
These feature are a useful addition to a much longer list of features that have came to be in the past year. Google Keep now offers:
- Note Keeping and Lists
- Sync on All Devices
- Organize with Labels
- Create Google Docs from Keep
- Share & Collaborate
- Keep Widgets
- Keep Chrome App
- Color Coding
- Archiving Notes
Now that the features are out of the way, the last question is how do you get the most out of this productivity tool. It really comes to down to your own work ethic. Tools are there to help you work. Enjoy!