Google Keep vs Evernote: Two of the Best Not Taking Apps Compared

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Anwer Khan
Anwer Khan
Anwer is passionate about helping others to understand this complex web called the Internet. He also has interests Mobile Phones, Movies and Golf.

Our smartphones are used for many things, and taking notes on them is one of such things that we do on a daily basis. So, having a reliable note-taking app is crucial.

There are many note-taking apps available in the Play Store, but if we talked about best of the best, then Google Keep and Evernote are the names that come to our mind.

However, if we have to choose between Evernote and Google Keep what would it be?

Sounds complicated right? Well, this is why we are writing this article to clear out the confusion so that it is easier for you to pick the right one.

The ease of usage

If we talk about the ease of usage, Google Keep is better than Evernote, since you do not have to create an additional account, it seamlessly works with your current Google account and all you have to do is Install the app and start taking notes.

While if you talk about Evernote, you first need to create an account in order to use it, but once you have created your account, it’s super easy and convenient to use Evernote.

Google Keep is truly multi-platform app which is available on Android / iOS / Chrome / Web / Desktop

While the Evernote is also available for these platforms, the free version allows you to sync your notes across only two devices, and to sync on more devices you need to upgrade to the premium account.

Google keep, on the other hand, is completely free to use on n number of devices, just like other services by Google. Check out some more features of Google Keep.

Google Keep is useful for quick note taking, it also offers some interesting features, such as Location alarm so that you can never forget to pick up flowers for your wife, or your girlfriend, whenever you are out in the market. That’s just one use case but you get the idea.

One thing Google Keep lacks is its limitation of categorising different notes while Evernote has got it all sorted.

In Evernote, you can create Notebooks, such as one for Home, one for Work etc, then in these notebooks, you can create as many notes as you want, and use the tags to associate them.

You can also use location as categorising factor so that you can sort easily all the notes for a particular location.

The other great thing about Evernote is that it has an inbuilt scanner, that easily scans business cards and other documents and gives you a clean layout to store your important documents digitally. Check out tips and tricks to use Evernote efficiently.

Google Keep also does of a similar kind of functionality, it feels like an open area which can be accessed by anyone if they get hold of your smartphone. While in Evernote, you also have got the option to put a lock on a certain note.

So, if you’re looking for a simple note-taking app, where you just want to throw in some text that you want to refer later, then Google Keep is good for you since you do not have to take all the pains of installing another app and creating another account and learning it.

But, if you are looking for more organisation, such as, maintaining different notebooks for different aspects of your life and keeping all your important documents at one place, then Evernote could be the app that you want since it has better organisation capabilities.

It may sound biased when I recommend Evernote to anyone who is looking for better organisation, but I use both the services for different things.

Google Keep is more of a Universal Clipboard for me, where I put a piece of text that is available across all my devices.

And all my scanned documents go into Evernote along with a reminder for me about renewing them whenever they are due.

Suppose you have done the Insurance of your car, you can scan your insurance documents, save it in Evernote, and put a reminder for the next years due date, to renew it.

I have similarly put all the documents that need renewals. It just makes life a lot more simple.

I hope it is now clear which app is useful for what. Both the apps can be installed by going to  or

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