Google Keep, Google’s answer to note-taking applications like Evernote and OneNote, is getting a huge bump today as the application is officially part of G Suite’s core service. For those who heavily rely on G Suite applications for their daily work, the addition of "Keep" will be useful when it comes to taking notes.
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However, Keep’s addition to G Suite is just the tip of the iceberg. For those who are frequent users of Docs, you’ll be glad to know that Keep has been integrated with Google’s own word processor. From this point forward, you will be able to access Keep directly from the "Tools" menu. Once activated, Keep will open as a sidebar, with all of your notes ready for perusal.
From the Keep sidebar, you will be able to:
- Drag and drop notes, images, checklist and other information you have directly into the document you’re currently working on.
- Inversely, you’ll also be able to add new notes to Keep while you’re working in Docs.
All you have to do is highlight the appropriate text, right-click on it, and choose "Save to Keep notepad". Alternatively, you can insert a new note of your own by typing into the "Take a note" box instead.
Do note that Keep integration is currently only available on the web version of Google Docs, so those of you who frequently work on your mobile device will not be able to leverage this feature quite yet.
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