Google just launched a new notes service called “Keep.” It works kind of like Evernote or Apple’s Notes, allowing Android users to jot down thoughts or reminders, which they can store on their phone or access through Google Drive.
It looks pretty useful, judging by the official blog post announcing the launch, although we haven’t had a chance to try it out. Google says Keep will also save checklists and photos.
Of course, as several wits have already noted, some fans of another useful Google service are feeling kind of burned these days – ever since the Internet giant announced plans to discontinue Reader, the RSS-enabled site that let users track updates from all their favorite blogs and websites.
Box CEO Aaron Levie put it this way on Twitter:
Google Keep: Save what’s on your mind. Until we shut it down.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) March 20, 2013