It’s easy to get stunned and distracted while surfing the net. Start with a seemingly simple task and before you know it you’ll find yourself switching between a million tabs and having completely lost what you were looking for.
After moving on to something else, finding the tabs open in Chrome may take a while. A different way to keep up to date with your tasks is to take notes and save your findings right there.
A good solution for taking notes without interrupting tasks is to use Google Keep application Now you can use it easily and elegantly browser extension. Take quick notes, make lists, save important web pages, and review them later with the Google Keep Chrome extension.
Why use the Google Keep extension?
First of all, note-taking apps are great for improving your productivity, and Google Keep is no exception. Knowing how to make the most of the app can save you time when planning important events, organizing your to-do lists and personal notes, and even helping you with project management.
How it works? Once you’ve added the Google Keep extension, you can save items while browsing with just one click. This way you can continue browsing the web and return to it later. You don’t have to worry about ever losing an important link.
Access all your saved content from Google Keep website. The tagging system helps you keep your notes and cards organized. Color-encode your cards to make them appear among all other content, or use images or drawings to get creative with them. You can also set reminders to complete tasks, and Google Keep will alert you when the time comes.
How to install the Google Keep extension
Before you start using the Google Keep extension, here’s how to set it up.
- Open the file Google Keep of the Chrome Web Store Extension.
- Click on Add to Chrome button.
- You will see the Do you want to add “Google Keep Chrome Extension”? popup menu. Select Add an extension.
- Chrome will inform you that you have added the extension. You can now access Google Keep by clicking the yellow icon with a light bulb next to the address bar.
How to use the Google Keep Chrome extension
Now that you’ve added the extension, look for the Google Keep icon at the top right of the window and right-click on it. Select Go to Keep to display the application in a new tab.
When you first reach the Keep page, the app will ask you if you want to use light or dark mode. We recommend that you turn on dark mode for a more comfortable user experience. Once you’ve finished generalizing your app, you can start adding notes and web pages to your Keep. All your items will be synced across all your devices, including the computers, Android, iOS, and Wear you use.
You can add notes from the Keep page using the file Take note … menu from the top of the window.
Alternatively, you can create a note while browsing. Just click the button Hold the icon to do this from any Chrome tab. Add a note and a tag to better organize your notes or leave it as is.
Be creative with what you save
Google Keep lets you get a little creative with the notes you create and the content you save. Here are some tools you can use to better organize your Google Keep cards. Learn how to use them all to make the most of the service.
Use tags to create categories
Tags are the easiest way to organize content in Keep. They make it easy for you to add and search your notes for any specific information. Tagging will also help keep work-related content separate from personal content.
Any item in Google Keep can have one or more tags. You can create new tags from the Google Keep page and from any other Chrome tab when you add a note.
Use images and color codes to visualize your goals
Whether your cards or your Google Keep notes are professional or personal, it never hurts to better visualize your goals. You can add images or photos to your cards and lists for better motivation.
If this is a to-do list, create a color-coding system that tells you how far you’re going with the tasks. Along with smart tagging and motivational imagery, you can turn your Google Keep page into an inspiring dashboard.
Use reminders to never forget another birthday
Google Keep allows you to set a single or repeated reminder for your date and time notes. This is a useful feature for both your best friend’s birthday and video conference call that you can’t miss.
Use shared lists to make household chores easier
You can share your notes and lists from Keep with any of your contacts. Look for the contributor icon when you open the note, click on it, and add the name or email.
Aside from professional collaboration, you can use it to organize your friend’s birthday party or to share shopping lists with your family. You can mark the items in the list once you get them, and Keep will update the list for everyone you share it with.
Sign in to Google Keep from your phone
You can access your notes and cards from other computers and mobile phones.
From your smartphone, you can use the Google Keep mobile app to view saved content or go to the Google Keep page from your Chrome browser. All changes and updates you make to your phone will also be automatically saved and viewed from other devices.
Take a look at the other things Google has to offer
Google long ago broke away from the search engine it was. If you like Google Keep, try other lesser-known Google services. You may be surprised at what they offer.
Do you use Google Keep? Would you rather use the Google Keep app or extension? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.