Google Keep’s Undo and Redo Buttons
The Google Keep application has been my favourite Android note-taking application since it was released. Before then, I used ColorNote for several years. I switched from ColorNote to Google Keep for two original reasons, and these being that I wanted to try something new (and Google Keep was new) and I was also using a Chromebook more and more, which did not easily support ColorNote.
Google Keep has the advantage of completely seamless synchronisation between my devices: providing I am using the same Google account, my notes will transfer between devices. Over time I’ve grown to admire Google Keep’s additional features. Yes; Google Keep is not the most comprehensive application compared with the competition, but it’s one less account to remember to sign in. That makes me lazy, absolutely. I’m also aware that Google Keep has a very respectable optical character recognition feature, whereby you can scan text into the application. This works very well, except I usually forget to use it and type the details in! You can also embed images into Google Keep notes, as well as website links. There are comprehensive collaboration features enabled in the device plus it interconnects with Google’s Reminders function, which came to fame with Google Now (now called the Google Feed). I can even export Keep notes into Google Docs. In short, it’s a handy little place to store (or, I suppose, keep) little snippets of information.
Google are rolling out an update to the Google Keep application and the only change appears to be the introduction of “undo” and “redo” commands on the interface. Bizarrely, I had never noticed that these were missing – and it’s not that I don’t make any mistakes. It’s because I do most of my writing and notetaking on an Android tablet and separate wireless keyboard. Currently, that means the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet and a long used Apple wireless keyboard. As such, I’m used to the command shortcuts, such as CTRL & X, CTRL & C and CTRL & V for cut, copy and paste respectively. I also use CTRL & Z for undo and CTRL & Y for redo, the commands the new icons perform.
The updated version of Google Keep is being rolled out to users via the Google Play Store, or you can hit up the source link below if you are impatient and have not yet received the update.