Skip to content
Home » Google » 5 Features of Google Keep

5 Features of Google Keep

5 Google Keep Features

5 Features of Google Keep

Google Keep is like digital Post-it notes but better! I highly recommend you switch from the notes app on your phone to using Google Keep. Because Keep is by Google you can access your notes easily on almost any device. Use the Google Keep app on your mobile device and then find the notes on the web at Collaborate with your notes! Share a note with someone else, significantly increase your collaboration productivity. Search for notes, it is a Google product after all. Use the search bar at the top of Google Keep to easily find those notes you created, even if they have been archived.

Here are 5 features to know about in Google Keep

1. Make a Multi-Media Note

When creating a Google Keep note you can simply take a note, or you can use checkboxes, add a photo, or sketch a drawing. OR you can do all 3.
Checkboxes, picture or drawing

add multiple elements


Click on the 3 dots in the Keep note to “Add drawing.”
Add drawing to the note

Want More Help with This? Become a Premium Member

2. Integrate with Google Docs

Google Keep has 2 awesome ways to integrate with Google Docs. From Google Keep, click on the 3 dots and choose to “Copy to Google Docs.” The entire note will be created in a new Google Doc. But what if you’re already working on a document? From the Google Doc, use the Tools menu and choose “Keep notepad.”
Tools menu keep notepad

This will open up your Google Keep notes right in the sidebar of the Google Doc. Drag the notes from the sidebar into the document. When you do create a multi-media note, the different elements are added separately to the Google Doc, allowing you to choose how to arrange it in the document.
Drag notes from the sidebar

3. Sort By Color

Click on the search bar at the top and you are taken to a screen that allows you to filter your search by color, or by the person you shared the note with. Take that standard note app! When I go to a conference I have a specific color I use for notes I take at a professional learning event so that I can easily pull them back up later. My to-do lists are always in blue. My brainstorm ideas are in green.
Organize and Search by Color

4. Hashtag (Label) Notes

While creating your note include a hashtag in the note. You will be prompted to create a label with that hashtag. Now you can sort your notes by color and label.
Create a label

5. Pin a Note

The notes that you need quick reference to you can pin to the top. Click on the push pin icon when hovering over a note to pin it to the top.
Pin to the top

How to Update Student Spreadsheets

You make a copy of a spreadsheet per student, but what if you have a typo or want to add to the spreadsheet? sheetPusher by Alice Keeler and Heather Lyon helps you update student spreadsheets. Here is…

Google Docs Google Play App Store Install

If you use Google Docs you want to be sure to have the mobile version as well. Use google play app store install

Navigate Google Forms Sections

If you use Google Forms you want to be using SECTIONS in Google Forms and controlling how students navigate the Form.. Navigate Google Forms Sections

BETTER – Print Google Form Quiz

Have more control over how your Google Form™ Quiz prints. Sometimes you need your Google Form on paper and this solution will help you to do it better! Print Google Form Quiz to a Google Doc and custo…

Something Fun for the End of the Year

What is something fun for students to do at the end of the year? While there are many choices, a fun word search can give students something to do while other students are finishing a task. Try my tem…

5 thoughts on “5 Features of Google Keep”

  1. Pingback: 5 Features of Google Keep – Technology Blog and Shop

  2. Pingback: 5 Features of Google Keep – Technology and Electronics

  3. Would this be another way that 7th and 8th grade students (who I usually teach to use Evernote) to keep their Journal Entries each day? They are required to keep them until the end of each grading period for test. If so, I would like to introduce this when we return in January.

  4. Pingback: Google Keep: Sketch a Note | News Latest Occurs

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.