Used to love this app
I used to love this app. My wife and I kept a shared grocery list as well as others. The grocery list, by far, gets the most use. For the last year and a half, it has become pretty buggy for me. Lists would disappear, updates made by one collaborator would not show up for the others on the list. Now, lately, I can’t seem to add an item to my grocery list without the app crashing. I’ve closed the app on my iPhone, restarted it, shut the app down, hard booted my phone, created a copy of a list and deleted the original to see if one was corrupted, you name it, I’ve tried it. Now, not only does the app crash most of the time, when I do successfully add a line item, instead of keeping it where I added it, Keep tosses the line item down to the bottom of the list. I’m not able to move the item in the list order now as well. I’ve taken great pains to order the grocery list to coincide with the layout of my local grocery store. It’s WAY more efficient that way. Now it’s becoming an aggravation. I’ve got over 300 items in my list. Starting over would be a headache. I’m not really interested in using one of the other shopping apps that force a subscription or demand an account be set up for all members to share. I really liked the way Google Keep used to work. Google! Please fix this app!!
For what it’s worth, I’m using an iPhone 6+ with iOS 11.3.whatever the latest is.
Best app for organization!
By Sirenia Garcia
This app is a great app for organization. Hi, I’m a teenager of the age of 14. In high school you really need to get organized, write down what homework needs to get done reminders on test dates. As of right now though it is summer and I don’t want to be just laying around in bed all summer watching videos or being lazy. I at least want to be a bit productive, so I was on the search for a to do list app that will help me feel accomplished in the goals I set. So I went searching and most organizer apps and to do list apps have a fee, which if your under 16 years old you can’t really do that. I downloaded a bunch of apps looking for the right one. For an estimate on how many I downloaded and deleted was about 8, which is a lot. On this app I can put my to do list, write reminders, and put pictures to remind myself to love myself and remind me that people care about me to. Those inspirational pictures and encouraging pictures I’d say help me from going down into the hole of depression. (I might be overreacting to that but it’s true) so I wanted to thank google for making an app like this! ❤️
By Nathan Gene Morgan
Overall it is increased team productivity and communication on projects as well as personal issues by the grocery list and recipes. Sometimes especially later at night lists/notes won’t update with collaborators/other devices. My friends and some are staying up late one night and I had a couple notes for my product manager he lives in LA and I in New York, So he was a couple hours behind me. But that really didn’t make a difference because by the time he had gotten my notes it was already late his time. Sometimes it takes up to 20 minutes just for one slight alteration I’m at note. Now it’s not as important but the voice recorder needs a bit of work as well. For some reason it doesn’t continuously record, after a couple moments of talking it automatically stop recording. Instead you should make it something more like apples talk to type function where it will continuously record until you stop it as well as keeping the auto. Pr just have an option to make it manually via press+hold.
Incredible productivity tool!
This app has quickly become one of my go to apps throughout each and every day.
It’s cross-platform approach makes jotting a note on my phone, revising it on my Chromebook, then converting it to a Google Doc on my desktop a snap. It is lightweight in terms of storage space and processor demands, yet it is robust in its abilities. Saving audio, photos, etc into notes is simple. Setting reminders, even recurring reminders, makes this app outrageously useful for jotting quick reminders when adding something to a calendar is just too time consuming. And again, the cross-platform approach means that the reminder pops up on your iPhone, your Chromebook, and your Windows machine (or Mac) unlike Apple’s native reminder / to do apps. Of course, you have to be using Chrome on your computers as the internet browser. But why wouldn’t you? :-)
In all, it’s a very useful app for organizing and staying on top of personal and professional business!
Updated - Late September update seems to have fixed the issues caused by the August changes.
[updated] They finally seem to have fixed Keep, thank goodness. For about 6 weeks it was unusable. Now it seems to work fine, no longer deleting items and failing to sync. Glad Google fixed what they had broken, but better communication from the company to its users should have happened. 👎 on treating your users this way.
I used it daily. Still use it via the web. But the August iPhone update made it unusable. Can't connect. Screws up your entries. It's a disaster. And Google's been silent through it all. No acknowledgement anywhere -- support pages or forums -- of the problems. The app support pages are worthless.
Hey Google, end the silence and let us know that you've heard us! And fix this used-to-be great app and the sync issues, please.
need more to be better than iphone note
If you want to check the difference between iphone note and google keep, you will find that iphone note is great, because you can write arabic language from right to left without any issue and great emoji and good quality of emoji that is written in iOS note that defeat google keep, but wait google is good too for more space 15 GB good too.
Now the solution:
1- fix the alignment ( arabic and english)
2- create good emoji pictures different than iphone to be for google.
3- fix links issues and google map links too.
4- increase the security of google keep.
5- lets work with iOS company to merge between iphone notes and google keep easily. ( this need high step cooperation)
6- give a chance to share from iphone studio to google keep easily.
7- easy drawing note with iOS Cooperation between note and google keep.
8- more folders and subfolders and easy way to search for sub folders and easy lock for each secure note
9- each google keep note have a date and synchronized with calendar and easy create a link between calendar day and google keep note.
10- anything new will be great idea to help more in business or normal life
Like for example record a voice note or transfer voice note from iOS note to google keep note with option of recording voice.
My wishes for google 🌹
Used to be a five star app...
By One of millions...
Google Keep used to be my favorite app for making lists. I loved that if I switched devices, it would update across them seamlessly. However, the last two updates broke the app. It started freezing while checking things off the list with the update prior to the most recent one. Now, with the newest update, the app will not refresh and update across my devices, no matter how much I try to get it to work. It started with freezing and crashing upon opening, and now it tells me I need to “refresh”, but when I do it sits on a white screen saying it’s “Refreshing...” and then comes back to say the “refresh failed” and to try again later. It’s become more of a pain to use than it’s worth, so I just deleted it and will use the native list app on my iPhone for now. Hopefully when I check back in a couple months these problems are fixed, and I can start using this app again.
Over 2000 notes now
Update: I thought Google Keep was improving but just when I think that everything goes wrong again. It seems when I'm low on storage space, Google Keep converts all my notes to checklists and because of that I have lost even more content trying to convert them back. It's also really painful converting what is now 3000+ notes back to non-checklists.
Also super annoying: the microphone dictation based notes always cut out mid-thought. Keep team: please understand that pauses in human speech are common NOT an indication that we're done saying our thoughts. Sadly there's no way to extend the recording for the note or tell it to record for a full minute at a time or keep going until I tell it to stop. Infuriating!
Keep is so slow, and unreliable. Note content has been disappearing, and there's no history to restore the lost data from (revert to older states, as at least one other reviewer has asked for). I have occasionally lost whole notes, and one time all of my text notes were converted to checklists.
Every time I capitalize or uncapitalize a word, the note almost immediately changes it back. So freaking annoying.
Also, very frequently, Keep causes iOS to restart.
I want to like Keep, I really do. There's nothing else like it. But I just can't. I keep updating with hopes that the next update fixes the issues, but it never does. Come on Google, fix this already!!
Bold, Italic & underline formatting are missing but it’s a great alternative to Onenote
It feels incomprehensible that Google wouldn’t allow users of this great app to format text with bold, italic or underline. This basic feature, part of every word processing program since the late 80s is missing from this app! It’s stupefying. You can do this in every other Google app but not this one. This missing feature is single-handedly keeping this app from really competing with Microsoft OneNote. Google has an opportunity since OneNote for iOS has been badly broken for over a year. It won’t sync notes across platforms anymore! Authentication is completely bugged and your notes won’t sync unless you sign in every day which leads to all kinds of conflicts. The app is unusable these days. Google keep could pick up that market. That’s how I know about it. I had to abandon Microsoft’s platform after they broke it.
Lag, non-responsive, failures to sync
I am hugely reliant on this app. Unfortunately, since iOS 11, and especially with this most recent app update, the app has become very unstable.
Syncing across my devices is sketchy at best, and information disappears. I’ve had to recreate whole sections of notes which sync my updates; rather, the app took the updated note and synced it backwards to the previous version on another device.
Response to touch / type /cursor movement is slow at best, but usually impossible. You can’t move the cursor anywhere. To move in a note, you actually have to exit the note, re-enter it, carefully place the cursor at what you need to edit (nowhere else!), then exit again, and re-enter it at the next place to edit. Any attempt to move the cursor or tap elsewhere in the note has absolutely no response.
I hope this is rapidly addressed, as otherwise Keep is a lifeline app for me.