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Apps make the backbone of any device. Without apps, we may find ourselves in the stone age. From favorite shooting games to the cab-booking apps and from food delivery apps to a simple reminder, there are millions of apps at your disposal.

If we focus upon day to day usage, apps designed for note taking, organizing, tasks listing, and archiving are one of the most sort after apps. On this note, I have picked Google Keep and Evernote to know which has absolute sway over other.

Interestingly, both of these apps have the same functionality. Storing texts, cloud-based syncing, browser extension, and ability to set reminders, these apps do it all. Still, there needs to be a pick. Therefore, I have put down all the aspects of Google Keep and Evernote.

Let’s dig more about them.

1. Google Keep

Specs of Google Keep:

  • API: No

  • Collaborative: Yes

  • Platforms: Android / iOS / Chrome / Web / Desktop

  • Developed by: Google

Pros of Google Keep:

  • The app is easy and super fast to use

  • You get unlimited and seamless sync across all Google connected devices, from mobile to desktop

  • Google Keep works as a great bookmarking tool as links added can optionally include a preview image

  • It can share and collaboratively edit any item including lists

  • Google Keep notes can be grouped via labels

  • The app also supports drawing or writing notes by hand

  • You can include character recognition for text in images

  • Google Keep offers both location and time-based reminders

Cons of Google Keep:

  • Google can access and mine your data

  • No text formatting is available

  • The app is limited to just multiple tags for notes

  • The user can’t undo changes

  • No notifications are sent when tasks are added to shared lists

  • Google Keep doesn’t integrate with Google Calendar or Tasks

cons of google keep

Learn More About Google Keep

Google Keep is one of those handy apps that you tend to use now and then. Keep it on your homepage because every moment needs to be tracked and who knows, when you have to pin down details.

Google Keep is not limited to just reminders and notes; you can snap a photo, record your voice, or start a new list.

Sometimes, it may be a mess to find out some note, but not with Google Keep.

Google Keep “Lists” feature is one that lets it take an edge over other such apps like Evernote and Apple Notes. Once you check something, it goes to the bottom of the list. If you wish to add something more to it, simply check it undone, the item will again list in the action items. Furthermore, you can drag and drop to manage the list.

Being smart is another feature that Google Keep boasts. When you start typing, the app will suggest you the related item, and if the typed item already exists in the list, it will be visible on the top. Else, if the item is missing, it will be added automatically.

learn more about google keep

You can quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Google Keep also lets you automatically transcribe a voice memo on the go.

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Furthermore, you can capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.

Notable features of Google Keep:

  • Add anything: Add notes, lists, and photos to Google Keep. Pressed for time? Record a voice memo, and Google Keep will transcribe it so you can find it later.

  • Share ideas with friends and family: Easily plan that surprise party by sharing your Keep notes with others and collaborating on them in real time.

  • Find what you need, fast: Color and add labels to code notes to quickly organize and get on with your life. If you need to find something you saved on Google Keep, a simple search will turn it up.

  • Always within reach: Keep works on your phone, tablet, computer, and Android Wearables. Everything you add syncs across all of your devices so your thoughts are always with you.

  • The right note at the right time: Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder on the Google Keep to pull up your grocery list when you get to the store.

notable features of google keep

2. Evernote

Specs of of Evernote:

  • API: yes

  • Collaborative: yes

  • Platforms: Android / iOS / WP / OSX / Windows / WebOS

  • Developed by: Evernote Corporation

Pros of Evernote:

  • Evernote consolidates all your information

  • The native and offline-capable app is pretty much on every platform

  • The app is trustworthy to store data in the long-term

  • Evernote can include images and snippets from the web or a whole webpage via web clipper

  • "Reminders" are a great way to combine your to-dos and notes

  • The app is effective with pictures or snapshot of boards

Cons of Evernote:

  • The free version of Evernote is limited to only two devices

  • No official Linux app is available of Evernote

  • The app has different features and functions on each device

  • Bloated and complex features

  • Lack of recurring and snooze reminders

  • Evernote continually directs you to upgrade your account

cons of evernote

Learn more about Evernote

Evernote is a feature-rich app that lets you customize everything. From fonts to toolbar buttons, you can grip anything.

The app can be somewhat tricky for a new user, as the app contains a lot of features and juggling among them can be a mishmash.

The best part of Evernote is, you can virtually attach any file to the app that exists on the device. Be it notes or photos, pin down everything. Moreover, Evernote can be backed up on the cloud, and you can access the content from anywhere you like.

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The only limitation this app brings is the amount of content you can upload per month. It will directly depend upon the subscription level you are availing. The storage is not an issue with Evernote; even the free user can store end number of stuff over here.

learn more about evernote

In terms of locating anything on the map, Evernote pushes aside the Google Keep. If there is text within images, the app will bring it on.

Notable features of Evernote:

  • Get organized: Write, collect, and capture notes with Evernote and save it as you like. The notes can be saved in multiple formats like text, sketches, photos, audio, video, and more. The app can also scan and comment on pieces of paper. Furthermore, attach Microsoft Office docs, PDFs and photos, the app has everything.

  • Sync anywhere: You can sync and comment on content across all devices. If you kick-in with some task on a system and resume on the other. Simply sync everything automatically across any computer, phone or tablet.

  • Share your ideas: With Evernote, you can share, discuss and collaborate productively with others. You can brainstorm creative ideas with your team by accessing and working collaboratively on the same documents.

  • Business pick: The app is more than just a reminder app. Evernote lets you create agendas, write memos, and craft presentations for your business needs. Analyze documents and drafts with thoughts during meetings, then share annotations with colleagues. Evernote promises to maximize productivity by letting multiple participants access and work on different aspects alongside each other.

notable features of evernote

Make up your mind

Are you stuck between the Google keep and Evernote? I expected you to be. Both, Google Keep and Evernote are excellent tools for everyday use. Be it home, office or on the go, these apps will have your back. The fantastic features of these apps are up to the mark.

Even after having the same core functionality, each app has its own conveniences. Google keep is unparalleled in making lists, remember an event or recall any number. Whereas, Evernote excels in keeping a tab on personal documents.

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Now, if you have to pick anyone, you need to get your priorities set. Luckily, Google Keep and Evernote are a remarkable app, and even if you choose any one of them, it won’t disappoint you. Also, trying both the app, one after the other is a smart option.

Rest up to you. :)

Vikram Khajuria
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Vikram Khajuria

A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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