As is going to become my yearly tradition, I am spending the hours while my family is upstairs watching the Super Bowl downstairs NOT watching the Super Bowl. Last year's post was 5 SUPER Ways to Use Google Drawings, so I thought I'd KEEP in that same strand, but go with a different tool (and another of my favorites!): Google Keep!
If you've never been there, Keep is a handy little note-taking app that lives inside your Google suite. I say "IF you've never been there" as if that's a thing . . . turns out hardly anyone has even heard of Keep. When I mention it, a strange look spreads across people's faces as if I had asked them if they'd ever heard of Google Nose. So, IF you've never been there, try typing keep.google.com into your Omnibox and see what happens. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Surprised? Never knew that was hiding there?? Take heart - neither did a lot of people. So now you can start transferring all of those dog-eared, smudged stickies that have been cluttering up your computer screen to digital format - with added benefits!
My favorite thing about Keep is that, just like the other Google Apps, it's live, dynamic, and collaborative. There's even an app for that (download for iOS or Android). I can add something to a note on my phone, and BOOM - it's there on my computer. I type a note on my computer, and POW, I (and anyone with whom I share it) can instantly access it from a phone. I can also add labels to categorize my notes in any way I wish. Personal, work, inspiration, or whatever suits my needs - there's a label for that because I get to make it.
And so, without further ado, here are 5 SUPER ways to use this little-known tool:
I'm sure there are a gagillion more uses for this tool, and I will be sure to KEEP note of them as I discover or hear about them, as should you!
Oh, and PS: