Google brings its note-taking app Keep to iOS

Google Keep iOS app2

Google has had its Keep note taking app available on the web, as well as for Android, for quite some time. It’s one of the lone apps that Google has launched that hasn’t had an immediate launch for iOS, too.

But that’s finally changing, as Google has officially launched Keep for iPhone and iPad into the iOS App Store. It’s designed for both devices, which means you should be able to keep your notes synced up, whether you’re on your iPhone or iPad, easily enough.

With Keep, users will have several different features, including the ability to grab text from an image to quickly find the note again via search, and the ability to set a reminder on a note for a later date and time. Keep can be used for text, but it can also be used for audio and photos. Labels and colors are available for easy housekeeping as well.

Here’s the description of the app’s features:


  • Capture, edit, share, and collaborate on your notes on any device, anywhere.
  • Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.
  • Organize your notes with labels and colors.
  • Set and forget. Get reminded about a note at the right time or place.
  • Record a voice memo and have it automatically transcribed.
  • Grab the text from an image to help you quickly find that note again through search.
Google Keep iOS app

The launch of Keep on iOS is interesting timing, considering that Apple took such a long focus on its own proprietary iOS Notes app back at WWDC, showcasing plenty of different features, including support for stylus, and much more.

Google Keep is available right now from the iOS App Store, and while it was released on September 24, the version is currently listed at 1.0.4. A link to Keep is available below for the free download.


  • Google Keep — Free