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This article was published on April 3, 2014

Google Keep updated with the ability to quickly search text in photos and a new look

Google Keep updated with the ability to quickly search text in photos and a new look
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Google is rolling out an update to its Evernote rival Keep that introduces the ability to search for text in photos uploaded to the service.

While Evernote has had this feature for a long time, we found that Google’s implementation located text in images instantly. Evernote, on the other hand, took a few minutes after a data sync to index the images that we tested. That said, Keep doesn’t highlight the searched phrase in the images it displays, which may be a downer for some.

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Also new in the update is the ability to tweak how lists are handled and a visual flourish in the form of a mustard yellow header, while deleted items hang around for longer now, too. The update is live in the Chrome app and on Android, although the latter appears to be a gradual rollout, so hang tight if you don’t have the new features yet.

Google Keep

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