1. Can Read Text from Images in Google Keep
Google Keep can transcribe text from images, a feature a lot of people don’t know about. It’s available everywhere Keep runs, including on Android and in the Chrome App.
Using the feature does require a working internet connection and a photo, screenshot, or other images that contains the text:
- Create a new image note in Google Keep
- After the image has finished uploading open the note
- Click the overflow menu button
- Select “Grab Image Text”
The accuracy of the text transcription can vary depending on the quality of the image being read from and the words within it (Google applies autocorrect, adds spaces, etc.).
2. Set Reminders & See Them in Google Now
A popular feature of other to-do tools, like Wunderlist and Todoist, is the ability to schedule tasks for a future date and receive a notification when due.
Keep offers this too. Every note you make can have a due date or deadline attached. Click the ‘finger with a bow’ icon note to access the date and time picker and click ‘Done’ when done.
Reminders of due notes are delivered as a push notification on Android, cards in Google Now, and alert toasts in the Chrome Notification Center on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.
3. Smart Filtering & Sorting Options
Keep’s color options are not just there to make your notes look pretty but to help you organize tasks, thoughts, and to-dos e.g red for shopping, yellow for random thoughts, or whatever else you may prefer.
All note types can be assigned a color, including image and voice notes.
4. Create Voice Memos
Android users can create voice memos in Google Keep. But more than simply syncing your voice clip across the desktop and web-apps, Keep will also transcribe your spoken words into editable text.
How To create a voice memo in Keep on Android?
- Open Keep
- Click the ‘Microphone icon’ under the new note field
- Chat away
5. Recover Deleted Notes (And Learn to Archive)
If you accidentally delete a Google Keep note you can recover it — but only if you do so within 7 days!
To restore deleted notes open the keep sidebar, select the “Trash” item, and click “Restore” in the dropdown menu that opens up under ‘More Options’.