Google Keep adds deep Docs integration, now a G Suite core service

Google has announced that as well as bringing Google Keep to G Suite users, everyone can now get easy access to their Google Keep notes with a new Keep notepad that you can switch on via the Tools menu.

Through the Keep Docs side panel, new notes can be added to Keep, which can then be accessed through another computer or a smartphone.

The Docs integration is ideal, though - you can drag your notes from Keep directly into your documents.

Google Keep is a great tool to take notes, and now you'll be able to use those notes seamlessly in Google Docs. If the note you need isn't near the top, there's a search option in the Keep panel. Which means that Keep will now be closer and will allow folks to keep better track of their ideas, reminders, check-lists, meeting notes and to-dos, more easily. Keep will be rolling out on all editions of G Suite, and will be available to all users over the next three days.

The move of expanding Keep beyond its general user-base is appreciable as many organizations, businesses and educational institutions are already likely to be using both Keep and other services within the G Suite.

The one downside right now is this integration appears to be limited to the web version of Google Docs, so we'll have to wait and see if Google updates the mobile versions of Docs as well. Select and right-click the text you want to be a new note and select Save to Keep.

  • Carolyn Briggs