Google Keep: The Digital Filing Cabinet

by Jacqueline Bailey on October 28, 2013
App Name: Google Keep
Operating System: Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 10/28/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

As everything quickly moves into the digital age, filing cabinets are becoming a thing of the past. At least Google wants you to think so.

Google's operating system on Android now offers an amazing new app called Google Keep, where you can file your reminders, thoughts, and just simple notes that you think of throughout the day. It works with Google Now, which already gives you most of your news information when you want it, to remind you of even simpler things, like what to pick up at the grocery store. You can even make it seem like a physical list by checking off items as you go. 

Like everything Google has to offer, this smartphone app is extremely intelligent, so it even automatically adds a voice reminder when you speak into the phone so that you don't have to do anything else. And when you're done with certain notes, all you have to do is swipe your screen to archive them. It's a really easy-to-use smartphone app that will make your life much easier and way more organized. 

One of the best features of the Google Keep app is that it allows you to color coordinate your notes to make it as easy as possible for you to find them later. You can file reminders in one color, lists of things to pick up in another, and whatever else you want to keep in another.

The whole point leaving yourself a reminder is so that you can do just that, remind yourself to do something...but that's not easy when you forget where you put the note or lose your train of thought before finding a sticky pad! You can also take photos and attach them to notes with Google Keep, which you definitely can't do with pen and paper! 

Google Keep: it's like a digital filing cabinet, but for everything you need. And it's in the palm of your hand. 


  • Stores whatever information you want
  • Free!
  • Reminds you of things at certain locations
  • You can add photos to notes
  • Can view the notes on computer and smartphone if stored in the cloud


  • Only available on Android and Google operating systems

Final Verdict

This is a must-have app for anyone looking to be more organized...and who isn't? Google Keep really is like a digital filing cabinet, all from your quick and easy-to-use smartphone.