This week, I’m going to introduce you to Google Keep. Keep is a notetaking program that’s one of the many web apps that’s offered for free along with your Google Account.

If you have a Gmail address, Android phone, or YouTube account, you already have an account with Google and can easily access Keep. If not, you can click here to learn how to create a Google account. 

To open Keep, you can open up your Gmail inbox and click the square of dots at the top right.

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Or go to Google.com, log in, and click the square of squares on the upper-right side.

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When the menu below pops up, scroll down to Keep. Click to open.

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Here’s what the Keep home screen looks like.

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To create you first note, click in the box.

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Additional options will appear at the bottom.note-options

Enter the title of the note in the Title box.

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Then start typing your note.

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Once you click out of a note, it will be saved on the home screen.

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Tomorrow, in part 2 of this series, we’ll look at how to customize notes.