Google Keep



  • I've tried Onenote & Evernote, but I reckon Keep is pretty darn good as a note taker & keeper. It's simple & quick. I throw anything in there and just do text searches to find what I'm looking for, works well.

    I find the other two better for stuff like record keeping & info hoarding.

    Evernote searching became useless going back about 2-3 years ago when I used it. I moved back to Onenote.



  • I never used Evernote. I do use OneNote and Google Keep a lot.



  • Google Keep is pretty good if you use Google Services but formatting is kinda lacking for me. I have a Google Pixel so it works but not a huge fan.



  • I use it as a bookmark thing mostly to help me find sites with info I use more than once. I use the Keep app on my Android phone and it works OK for me.



  • @siringo said in Google Keep:

    I use it as a bookmark thing mostly to help me find sites with info I use more than once. I use the Keep app on my Android phone and it works OK for me.

    I dislike Keep, but the reasons are sort of complicated. Because it is so easy to put notes in, it can become real cluttered, real fast. and there is no good way to organize the notes. Tags, sure, but I'm a bit old fashioned and like me a good structure to organize.

    Which is funny, because I'm 25...



  • I don't like Keep either. I use mostly OneNote at work because it is easier for me to organize things. I like Evernote so I use it at home. I never really have to search anything because of the way I have both of those organized so searching doesn't matter to me.



  • I use Nextcloud Tasks (Opentasks + Davdroid for access & sync to my phone) for things I need to come back to.

    NextCloud Bookmarks + Approrpiate tags for things I want to keep.



  • I use Keep for random/quick notes or task list. I have several notes on what to pick up at the grocery store if we are having various meals we do at my house. For more organization, I have setup myself my own Bookstack website.



  • My workflow got too heavy, and I didn't have just one solution for note taking, so I ended up in a whirlwhind of chaos. I dropped back to purely pencil and paper for now, but I'm also looking to jump back into digital once I get my method down.

    I plan on going with either Freedcamp or Asana for tasks, and I'm not sure yet for notes. OneNote is frowned on a bit here due to FIPS compliance, and I'm sure Evernote would be the same. Makes me think that even Freedcamp and Asana would fall into that category as well, which is part of the reason I'm taking my time finding a solution.


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    @fiyafly said in Google Keep:

    @siringo said in Google Keep:

    I use it as a bookmark thing mostly to help me find sites with info I use more than once. I use the Keep app on my Android phone and it works OK for me.

    I dislike Keep, but the reasons are sort of complicated. Because it is so easy to put notes in, it can become real cluttered, real fast. and there is no good way to organize the notes. Tags, sure, but I'm a bit old fashioned and like me a good structure to organize.

    Which is funny, because I'm 25...

    I find it very cluttered as well.



  • @fiyafly said in Google Keep:

    My workflow got too heavy, and I didn't have just one solution for note taking, so I ended up in a whirlwhind of chaos. I dropped back to purely pencil and paper for now, but I'm also looking to jump back into digital once I get my method down.

    I plan on going with either Freedcamp or Asana for tasks, and I'm not sure yet for notes. OneNote is frowned on a bit here due to FIPS compliance, and I'm sure Evernote would be the same. Makes me think that even Freedcamp and Asana would fall into that category as well, which is part of the reason I'm taking my time finding a solution.

    I'm no expert but ... Asana from when I played with it is for team and task sharing, it is good though, I enjoyed it. I looked at alot of Kanban tools as well about 18 months back, one of them stood out more than others, but like alot of things it comes down to what you can work with.

    I find Keep is very helpful as it searches through the text of the note. So if I add a note or a bookmark and I can only remember 1 word in that note or bookmark I can search for that instead of trying to remember what tag I may have used.

    Keep actually has a limit on tags, it's not much, may be only 100 or 150 or something, I ran out of tags quickly.

    I think the trick with Keep may be don't try to find anything in it, use Search.