Accessing Google Keep
To access Google Keep you’ll need the following things:
- Google Account
- Google Keep app
- Web browser
To use Google Keep you will need a Google account. If you have a @gmail.com email address, use G Suite, or are an Android phone user then you will automatically have a Google account and can access Google Keep.
If you are not sure if you have a Google account, then go to
https://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd, select ‘I don’t know my password’ and then enter your email address.
If there’s no Google Account associated with your email address, you’ll get a message that says ‘No account found with that email address’ you entered. If there is a Google Account associated, then you’ll be given the opportunity to re-set the password at this point.
To create a new account, go to https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount and follow the steps to create a new account.
Remember, you don’t need to have a Gmail address to create a Google account – you can use any email address that you have access to.
For more information on Google Accounts you can read their list of FAQs here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1728595
Google Keep app
Ok now that you’ve got your Google account sorted you’ll need to confirm you have access to Google Keep.
If you have an Android phone or tablet, then Google Keep should already be installed on your phone. If not, then you can install it from the Google Play Store.
For the iPhone and iPad the Google Keep app can be downloaded from the App Store.
Google Keep is primarily an online service and in order to access it you will need a web browser – either Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
I recommend (and use) Chrome as it is developed by Google and also there are a couple of number of extensions that you can install to make Google Keep even more powerful.
And that’s it for today!
In the next chapter we’ll go through
- Creating a new note
- Editing an existing note
- Saving a note (hint this is a bit tricky!)
- Deleting a note and retrieving it again
- Copying a note