Google Keep, Google’s popular quite jot it down app is now being rebranded to “Keep Notes”.
Keep is Google’s note-taking an app that allows users to make lists, take notes on the fly and even scribble on the photos. The app comes with support for recording voice memos also, which is transcribed directly into the app using Google’s best-in-class speech recognition algorithms.
The rebranding comes months after Google announced that it would be bundling Google Keep also in their G Suite professional software package. The app was also one of the extensions that Google enabled in the Gmail after the major revamp of Gmail’s design earlier this year.
The renaming is available on the latest version of the Keep’s Android app, version 5.0.0371.03 only. The details of the same were seen in a teardown of the APK file that was done by the folks at APK Mirror.
The renaming is yet to go live for the iOS version of the app or its website also. Even G Suite’s side panel, which includes other Google applications like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google docs, is yet to reflect the new name.
Even the changelog for the app contains no mention of the rebranding, with the only mentions being:
- Support grid and ruled lines for drawing
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
With the name change, Google may possibly be looking to separate the tasks and notification functionality from the app, and instead of bundling it into Google Tasks, their To- Do list and reminders app that was unveiled by the company earlier this year. And instead work on improving the note-taking functionality of their experience, something that the app is lacking from Evernote and OneNote.
The app is also due to receive an update to the Material Design 2, something that Google is slowly doing to its other apps, with Google Photos, Google Dialer, and Google Drive has received an update to Material Design Refresh already.