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Google Keep adds home and work shortcuts for task reminders (APK Download)

Google Keep adds home and work shortcuts for task reminders (APK Download)

While there are a ton of great alternatives out there, Google Keep is still by far the most popular note-taking app on the Play Store. The reason for that is its tight integration with other Google services and its simple, yet functional interface. Google is now further improving upon this user experience by bringing your home and work shortcuts to Keep’s location-based reminders.

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Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

2020 has been a standout year in more ways than one. On personal, national, and global levels, many of us have faced hardships and had to adapt to new realities and life-altering changes. On this day, though, I'd like to put the negative thoughts aside and focus on what has kept us rolling here at Android Police despite it all.

We love gadgets (duh), we love Android, and we love digging, finding, and reporting on the smallest and biggest features that come to those metal and glass sheets that we carry with us everywhere. Some of them are bad, bad, evil changes; others are much more welcome.

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Google Keep checks off one billion installs

Google Keep checks off one billion installs

Earlier today, we reported on Google Photos reaching the 5 billion install mark on Android. Well, the hits seem to keep on coming: Google Keep has planted its own landmark with its billionth load-in.

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Google Keep's new icon just hit Android

Google Keep's new icon just hit Android

Google rolled out a whole new set of (uggo) icons for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Meet last month, and now it's Keep's turn. As teased at the beginning of October, the much-loved and Google app-integrated notes service just picked up a new icon at the desktop site, and we have to assume the app will follow.

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New Google Assistant shortcuts let you quickly add a note or shopping item

New Google Assistant shortcuts let you quickly add a note or shopping item

Adding new items to your shopping list or creating small notes are two of my most-used Google Assistant features. It's so convenient to say "Hey Google, add onions to my shopping list," and not have to worry about it until I open my list before heading to the supermarket. Now, Assistant is adding a shortcut to make this action easier if you prefer to type instead of talking.

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You can now set a new reminder straight from an Android notification

You can now set a new reminder straight from an Android notification

The last few Android iterations have introduced a lot of contextual actions and shortcuts in various places of the OS. You can select a phone number to call it, a word to define it, an artist name to open it in Spotify, or you may sometimes find smart actions in notifications. The most widely available of the latter is an "open" button when you receive links. Now, there's a new addition that lets you set reminders only when a contact asks you to do something.

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Bundled Notes is like Google Keep on steroids with added to-do list capabilities (Update: Web app beta)

Bundled Notes is like Google Keep on steroids with added to-do list capabilities (Update: Web app beta)

I've been searching for the perfect note-taking app for a long time. I like Google Keep for its simplicity, but that's also its biggest crux. It's missing a few too many features to become my one-stop solution. Evernote, on the other hand, is too blown up for me. It feels sluggish and overloaded with features I'll never need (at least that was the case when I last used it). Bundled Notes, a new app created by indie developer Xavier Tobin, might become the perfect middle ground for me and might even replace my to-do app along the way.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

While not every app has a great free and open source alternative (thanks, Google Maps), to-do lists don't fall into such a category. If you've been using Google Keep and want to find a service less beholden to our data-hoarding overlords, you're in luck. Even cloud sync is possible without buying into Google or another major corporation's note-taking platform, believe it or not. And really, do you need millions of data points and industry-leading artificial intelligence to make a glorified text editor bulleted lists? (The answer is "no.")

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Google announces Assistant integration with Keep to-dos and lists, for the fifth time (Update: Live for all)

Google announces Assistant integration with Keep to-dos and lists, for the fifth time (Update: Live for all)

Google Assistant's ability to manage lists has been... less than ideal. When Assistant first went live in 2016, it could add items to a shopping list, which then appeared in Google Keep. That was a nice start, but then Google decided to move the shopping list to the Home app with integration for Google Express (now Google Shopping). At long last, Assistant is finally receiving first-class support for notes and lists... maybe. Fingers crossed.

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Google Keep tests new bottom bar that brings back the FAB [APK Download]

Google Keep tests new bottom bar that brings back the FAB [APK Download]

It's been more than four years since Google Keep left its Floating Action Button (FAB) behind and switched to a bottom bar with multiple icons for different types of notes. Now Google is trying to bring back the FAB with a slightly revamped design.

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