For a long time, Astrid was considered a go-to task management app for Android users. But with its recent acquisition by Yahoo and the news that it will soon be going away, fans of the app will soon be looking for alternatives. With that in mind, I've put together a list of four of my favorite to-do managers for Android. In some ways they may even outdo the popular Astrid, but feel free to tell us in the comments how you think they stack up.
Google Keep wants to be the app that you dump all your little notes and big thoughts into, and Google introduced a Keep Chrome Web app version on Thursday.
To install it, you must use the link above, as it's not yet available by searching the Chrome Web Store.
Like Keep in Google Drive and Keep for Android, it lets you write notes in a stripped-down interface that lacks all but the most basic features. In addition to standard note-taking, you can change the text color or insert an image.
Keep for Chrome launches in its own window, and … Read more
Google Keep may be a great Android app, but it's less useful on the desktop because Google has yet to integrate the note-taking service into Google Drive. Sure, you could bookmark your Google Keep page or keep a tab open for it, but neither solution feels right. For my own purposes, if a note-taking app isn't easy to access and use, I will continue on my merry way of jotting down notes on sticky notes and various scrap pieces of paper. With the Google Keep Extension for Chrome, the note-taking service is always within reach on the desktop.… Read more
For those with a busy lifestyle, good organization is the key to success. Google Keep is an amazing application that combines many of the features found in various organizational applications. It is part recording device, part sticky note, and part day planner, all wrapped up in one neat package. It is a useful, little tool that everyone should have.
Simple yet useful software, Google Keep downloads effortlessly and automatically prompts the user to log in with their Gmail address. Once registration has been completed all content that is present on the device can also be viewed via Web browser. Any … Read more
This week, Google quietly launched Keep, a simple, note-taking mobile app. It's not as full-featured or multiplatform as Evernote, the leader in the revived personal organizer or "external brain" category, and currently only works on Android and Google Drive. Google will likely make Keep available on Apple's iOS, as it has with its other apps, and add features, such as the ability to attach files and embed video. Nonetheless, the press and other observers are questioning the company's commitment to its apps after the recent notice that Google Reader would cease to exist.
The reality … Read more
Google just made an announcement introducing Keep, its new note-taking service. Keep is currently available for devices running Android 4.0.3 and up, or through the Google Drive Web site. Notes will automatically sync between the Web site and the Android app.
After installing the Android app you'll be prompted to select the Google account you want to use with Keep. Once that's done, you can begin keeping notes. There are four different methods you can use to enter a note:A quick note directly from the text box on the initial screen. Add a checklist by … Read more
Google could be working on a note-taking application.
Google+ user 1E100 yesterday revealed that a new note-taking application, known as Google Keep, had been discovered in the many places the search company hides products it's working on. 1E100 described a series of places Keep was discovered, including on Google's Products page, in Google Drive, and as part of the search giant's sandbox, where it tries out new products.
According to 1E100, Google might also be working on an Android app, as evidenced by a special URL that points to the application.
During the search, 1E100 was able … Read more
When you pull out one of your spiral-bound notebooks, do they all come out at once? And not in a good way, but snared by the dangling ends of their spiral bindings? If so, try KeepNote, a simple but effective tool for saving and using notes for class, lab, meetings, papers, accounts, journals, and more as XML or HTML files. You can insert or attach images, spreadsheets, and other files, too. KeepNote offers a lot of flexibility, but it leaves out bells and whistles like contact managers, task schedulers, and other distractions from the job at hand. Its main job … Read more
Last time, we took a look at how cars protect their passengers in the event of a crash. This week, we're taking a look at a few high-tech ways that modern vehicles can help prevent accidents in the first place.
Modern tech cars can be equipped with a host of driver aid systems that help make driving easier for your average commuter. From road-aware cruise control systems to self-aware headlight systems, cars are getting smarter every day.
Adaptive cruise control If the standard cruise control system was the first step toward vehicular autonomy, then adaptive cruise control system is … Read more