I've been a passionate user of Evernote since 2008. I even wrote a book about it.
And I've been a user of Gmail, Google Drive , Calendar, Tasks, and Voice. Those all are in my default set of tabs that load in every time I start up, yes, Google Chrome.
So it is with mixed feelings that I introduce Google Keep. Keep is Google's new tools to store random bits of information.
It was released just this past Wednesday as both a web app, and an Android app.
I first wrote about it in three posts on my GetProductiveFast.com blog that supports my book. There I wrote three posts of interest to Evernote users.
The first post was a simple announcement of Keep.
Then remembering the recent closure of Google Reader, I wondered, and I found others were too, if we could trust Keep to stick around. No point in putting all our information in it, only to see Keep disappear in a few years. I wrote about that.
Then it hit me. When I first started to understand what Google Glass was going to be able to do, I thought what a great input tool it would be for Evernote.
If I had followed that thought through the first time I had it, I would have predicted either the creation of Keep, or Google's acquisition of Evernote. I wrote about that too.
My loyalty remains with Evernote. Not only does it have the power I want now (Keep is a toy compared now to Evernote) but of course, Evernote has my Notes; over 15,000 of them.
But...I know Keep is going to iterate fast and become pretty powerful. I am going to keep a close eye on it, and write about it. I'll do that writing here, not on GetProductiveFast.com.
GetProductiveFast.com is for products I've written about in an e-book, and that is Evernote. Ideas from Mark Stout, this blog, is more for my inquiries into new technology, and Keep is definitely that.