Since the note application, Google Keep is officially launched, people have spectulated that Evernote will face a huge threat. However, Mario Aguilar from Gizmodo have summarize the 6 reason Google Keep cannot beat the popular Evernote in short period of time. The following is the full text of the summary.
Google Keep is a super-light online notes application Google describes it as an alternative to traditional sticky note. With it, users can be conveniently gather all the inspiration at one place. Keep is just been introduced recently, and it still lacks of the many basic functions. With these basic functions, Evernote present a pleasant experience to the users compared to Keep.
Keep Lack of Good Sharing Tools
Evernote has a variety of social network sharing options, and Google Keep seems create for single user purpose. While people still use Keep to gather ideas, but on the cloud version, whenever you need to share text, links, and pictures, the only solution seems to be the “copy and paste”. When the user wants to communicate with your friends, which will undoubtedly bring huge inconvenience.
As compared to cloud version of Keep, Android version allows users to share notes, but still not comparable with Evernote. In Evernote, the user can generate a note-corresponding link to share to their friends, in order to ensure that everyone can get the same experience. Android version of the Keep, whether it is an e-mail, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Keep only send out overall note content, which cannot generate the Google document open link.
Difficulty to Clip Website URL
After installing the browser plug-in, collect web content with accompanying address is very simple in Evernote . Users simply select the desired text, click the button, the one that contains the current URL notes can be automatically generated, and the content is highlighted part.
Not only Evernote, Instapaper, Pinterest and other network services can also provide similar functionality. In this way, the same purpose cannot be achieved in Keep is particularly prominent. In the cloud version, the only way to collect links still “copy and paste”. Therefore, to save the page content, gather the corresponding URL would need additional action, brought considerable inconvenience to the user.
Interestingly, Android version of Keep is doing relatively well in this regard. You can send an accompanying URL, the title of the current screen shots through the “share” feature in settings menu.
Fail to Embed Online Picture
To insert notes with a picture on the Internet, users can only download it first to the local, and then uploaded to Keep cloud system. The ideal way that Keep should really implement is to allow user to enter the image URL and automatically import the corresponding picture like other web application.
Keep Does Not Support Rich Text Format Content
Perhaps taking into account that Drive has the function of editing rich text documents, Google Keep only allows the background color of a custom note. In Android version, Keep looks more like a traditional sticky, but support for more text format can undoubtedly bring a higher value in use.
Keep Lack of Effective Management Options
In Evernote, users can keep the various kinds of information stored in different notebook and with respective tags given. In Keep, sort by creation time is the only way to manage your notes. With the lack of management on the massive notes, it is difficult for users to be effectively utilize Keep. It is an important issue to be resolved.
Keep Does Not Support Offline
Regardless of Evernote, or Google cloud drives, both online drives have a native application. Through the local client, the user can continue to work under the environment of lack of Internet connection. However, users need to remain online in order to use Google Keep.