Google is rolling out an update to Keep today, and it's a pretty big one. With the push to v2.2 Keep is gaining a few new features, but probably the first thing you'll notice is that wacky orangey-yellow action bar.
Here are all the changes we're seeing in the app, though the Google Play changelog hasn't been updated yet.
- Searchable images: Find printed text in images
- List settings: Set where new or checked items go
- Trash: Keep deleted notes just a little longer
- Yellow action bar
- Updated slide-out menu with multi-account selection
- Make copies of notes
- Action bar changes color with notes
Keep used to be that same understated gray color used throughout many of Google's apps, but now it's all snazzy. Some of Mountain View's apps are already like this, though. For example, Play Music is orange. The more substantive updates seem cool, in particular the image search – it could be great if you snap a picture of a sign or an ad, but it's not clear how well it'll work. The ability to make copies of notes is nice too, but long overdue.
Left: new, Right: old
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.keep-2.2.05.apk.
Version: 2.2.05 (Android 4.0+).
[Thanks, Cole and Taco Monster]