Yesterday, I introduced you to Google Keep, a free notebook app. (You can click here to read that tip.)

Today, we’re going to learn a little bit more about how it works.  Here’s a plain list.

plain list

Here’s how to turn the list into a checklist. Click the three-dot menu icon.

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Choose Show checkboxes from the drop-down menu.

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Now, your list will have tickboxes.

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When you check the box next to an item, it will be crossed off your list.

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To add a reminder to your list, click the Remind icon.

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Choose a time from the drop-down menu.

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You can set a custom date and time and also choose how often you want to be reminded. Then hit Save.

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You can also pick a place.

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Pick a location, then save it.

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To allow someone else to collaborate with you on your note, click the Collaborate icon.

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Add the email address of the person you wish to collaborate with.

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Click the color icon to change the color of your note.

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Varying colors can make it easier to organize your notes.

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We’ll continue our look at Keep tomorrow in part 3.