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.


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


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


Here’s what the Keep home screen looks like.


To create you first note, click in the box.


Additional options will appear at the bottom.note-options

Enter the title of the note in the Title box.


Then start typing your note.


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


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