Google releases Keep, a new notetaking app, and I’m wondering whether there’s a place for it in my workflow. Some are saying it’s an Evernote competitor, but I’m siding with the less hyperbolic write-ups: it’s an interesting offering, but there’s a way to go before Keep becomes even half as powerful. I use Evernote for storing research, project related notes and most of my other text; I switched back from a plain text system after finally giving in to the understanding that I actually like using built-in support for tagging files. And auto-complete. My drafts of poems and essays still live in plain text (Dear WriteRoom and Scrivener— I still love you). For tasks, I’m back to Things. And I don’t think Keep adds anything new to the mix, but I guess it’ll come down to how it integrates with other services.
Still smarting after the announcement about Google Reader, though. Yeah. Thanks for that, Google. *stink eye