Are you struggling to be successful at school, while trying to stay involved in sports, the arts, and other extracurriculars? Try Google Keep!
Google Keep is a planning and organizational tool that can be used at school, in the workplace, and at home. This app lets you mark down any important tasks to complete and important dates to remember. It’s as simple as adding a new note to your account and checking off the boxes of the tasks completed. For those constantly online or on a technological device, Google Keep can replace your planner.
Getting Started with Google Keep
- As you first enter the app, click on the section titled “Add note.”
- Now, add a title to your list and a string of tasks to be completed. You can even add images to your post by clicking on the image icon and uploading a picture.
- After adding all of your tasks, click on the fourth icon (icon with three dots and three lines) on the bottom of the section. This icon allows you to list all of your tasks with checkboxes.
- Checked off something that shouldn’t have been marked? Don’t panic: the task will still show up. Checked-off tasks are moved into a “Checked” category under the incomplete tasks. If you need to bring the task back, just click on the checkmark in the box to bring it back to the incomplete tasks category.
- If you want to change to color of the post page, click on the icon shaped like a painter’s palette. This feature will allow you to stay even more organized.
- To set a reminder for your post, click on the first icon (a hand with a finger pointed upwards). Under this icon, you can change the date and time of the reminder, and you can see the reminders appear at the bottom of the list of tasks.
- If you want to share the post, click on the second icon (a person with a plus sign) and type in the email address of the person you would like to share the post with.
- Need to transfer a to-do list into a printable format? Say no more: you can convert it into a Google Doc! When you view a task list, click on the sixth icon (three dots in a vertical line). Among the list of options that pop up, select “Copy to Google Doc.” This will transfer the list name and list contents to a new Google Doc. Note that the checkboxes will become bullet points, however.
- Done with a list? Regardless of whether you simply hold the cursor over the post or click to view the full post, there should be an icon that looks like a box with a downward-pointing arrow.
Blog post written by Sanah and Sabah Munir, HS Student Tech Team Members