Cross one more item off your list of Google apps in need of material facelifts! Next on this bountiful Update Wednesday, Google Keep is receiving a bump to version 3.0 with some new material-inspired touches, the most obvious one being its launcher icon. Instead of a realistic stack of sticky notes, we now have a single dog-eared sheet of paper with a lightbulb cutout sitting on top.

Once you're inside the app, there's plenty to look at. There's a new search interface that (like Keep's web update) allows users to search by type of note (list, voice, image, or reminder), or by color. The navigation drawer has also been updated with material in mind and comes very close to matching guidelines (there's no highlight color, and Help & Feedback has a superfluous separator underneath). Also of note is a new "snackbar" to allow for quick undo actions when notes are archived. Of course Keep also gets a tinted status bar to complement it's eye-pleasing yellow brand color.

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But I know what you're really here for. Let's get to the download.

Download

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-3.0.01-3001-minAPI14.apk

Version: 3.0.01 (3001) (Android 4+)

MD5:  f56b443c39dbad23d80c473d2fac289f