Google launches Keep: a note-taking service integrated with Drive

Posted by: Brett

Google Keep has finally launched today after inadvertently making it’s way online a bit early last week. Keep is Google’s new note-taking service which integrates itself with Google Drive. The app allows you to create notes and checklists, as well capture pictures and voice memos to add into notes you’ve created. You can access and create notes at www.drive.google.com/keep as well.

Keep is currently available on all Android devices running Android 4.0 or later. It’s a standalone app but will support for Keep will be integrated into the Google Drive app soon. Google hasn’t said whether or not Keep will be coming to iOS or not, but considering iOS already has a plethora of other Google apps like Maps and Gmail, you’d think they’d launch Keep on iOS as well.

Source: Google Blog, Play Store

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Google Drive official, comes with 5GB of free storage

Posted by: Brett

If Dropbox didn’t suit you because it is either too expensive or didn’t offer enough free storage, Google has your back. Today, Google announced their long awaited and oft rumored cloud storage service; Google Drive. It is built off the Google Docs service so you can create documents as before and starting today, you can store any and all of your files using the 5GB of free storage provided by Google. As long as you have a Google account, you’re good to go. Since this is pretty much a revamp of Google Docs, all your documents that you had saved will still be there, with the addition of cloud storage.

Google is being quite generous with the storage they are providing for free, especially compared to the 2GB Dropbox and other cloud storage services give you. Google is of course allowing storage extensions if you pay a relatively small fee per month, depending on the extension you choose, with the highest you can purchase being 1TB (1000 GB) for 50 bucks a month. Also, there are apps for iOS (coming soon), Android, Mac, and PC. Keep reading for the full announcement. Continue reading

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