Google Keep is a simple but effective tool that you can use for organizing notes. However, most of us are only scratching the surface with all the features that it has. Ready to organize your notes in Google Keep? This article will give you the tips you need to make the most out of this free tool.
Pinning notes on Google Keep will put them at the top of the page. Use this to have your most important weekly or monthly tasks top of mind.
Hover over your note and click the thumbtack icon on the top right to pin.
Now, you’ll have a pinned section and the rest of your notes will appear below it.
Labels act like folders. They allow you to keep all your notes on one topic together. You can add new labels two ways.
Hover over a note, click the more section, then add label.
Next, enter a label name.
Choose Create new label from the menu on the left.
Enter a label name, click done.
Now, you can add notes to this new category or move existing ones.
Note: You can also create labels by entering hashtags, but we don’t recommend that method. There’s a better use for hashtags below.
This is my personal favorite. If you’re a visual person, this will be the most useful feature for you. Color coding your notes is one of the fastest ways to identify them. This function also works well when combined with labels
Hover over your note to the palette icon, then select your color:
That’s it. Color-coded notes!
Everyone is busy, and it’s easy to forget about all the things you want to do. That said, what’s the point in keeping a bunch of notes if you don’t ever do anything with them? Using the reminders feature in Google Keep will help you stay on track and avoid losing that article you meant to read in a pile of other things.
Hover over your note to the finger and string icon.
Once clicked, choose when you want to be reminded about your note.
Add Drawings to Existing Notes
If you’re using Google Keep, you probably already know that you can also create drawings. Did you know that you can add this type of content to existing notes? Eliminate the clutter that comes with new ideas by adding on to notes you already have.
Go the more section and select add drawing.
This page will open for you to draw whatever you’d like.
When you hit the back button on that page, you’ll be taken back to your note where your drawing will appear.
You can use hashtags to make searching easier. For example, let’s say that you have a “work” label, but in that category, you want to separate meetings and assignments for search. You can do that by adding hashtags.
Select the label for the notes you want to add hashtags to from the menu.
Click your note to edit it.
Add your hashtag and close the note. To avoid creating a new label from your hashtag, press the spacebar once when you’ve finished entering the text.
It’s tempting to be a packrat when keeping notes. However, archiving is an option for notes you’ll need later but don’t want to delete. It takes notes off the homepage, but still keeps them in your account.
Open your note and select the downward arrow icon.
You’ll see that the note is no longer on your dashboard. Select archive from the menu on the left.
There’s your note!
Bonus: Use the Google Keep Chrome Extension
This helps you go the extra mile to make sure you’re keeping your notes in one place. The extension allows you to grab pages, text, and images from anywhere on the web and save them in Google Keep.