Google Keep is a simple and interactive to-do list app from Google. We really can’t complain much, it syncs with Google Drive and is accessible via smartphones, tablets and browsers. There is one thing we have been missing, though, and it’s a big one for us Chrome fans. The service does not have an official Chrome extension yet.
Google many times takes its sweet time to get things done, but this is why our developers are here to rescue us! Developer Paul Eiche has created a third-party Google Keep Extension and it works just as it should!
Truly, all it does is pop up a window with Google Keep on it, upon pressing the extension icon. It can be either a tab, a pop-up window or a panel, and sizes can be modified in the settings. After opening Google Keep one can add notes, edit them, insert images, delete lists and more. It is simple and quick, which is all we can ask of for a Google Keep extension.
By the way, if you want to use panels don’t forget to go to chrome://flags/ and enable panels. This feature is turned off by default, unless you are using Chrome’s dev or Canary channels.
It makes it much easier to quickly access your Google Keep lists. It is no longer necessary to go to the Google Keep website every single time one needs to use the service from a computer. We believe this makes it all worth it. Check it out and let us know how you like it, guys!
The unofficial Google Keep extension was recently taken down by Google. We found this to be a very upsetting move by the Search Giant, but now we know why this could have happened. Google was getting ready to release its very own Google Keep app for Chrome.
Regardless, we find it very hard to believe Google would just get rid of a competing app. After all, many apps compete next to Google’s services. It seems to go against Google’s “open” mentality. Maybe it is a matter of branding more than a matter of competition. We assume the developer can still release the same extension under another name.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that Google’s official Chrome app looks incredibly similar to the unofficial one.