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(Ars Technica)   Google ready to unveil Google Keep   (arstechnica.com) divider line 44
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2013-03-20 07:05:26 PM  
Just put it on my phone.  I like it.  I was never much of an Evernote fan, this seems much better.
 
2013-03-20 07:38:02 PM  
So they know what I search for, who my email buddies are, know who my droid contacts are, know what kind of email I get, and know what kind of porn I watch and how long it takes me to fap.  Now they want my grocery shopping lists?  AAARGH!  They've gone too far this time!

/ shakes fist at sky
// not really, sips my wine
/// ain't that special
 
2013-03-20 07:49:57 PM  
It seems alright, but all I've done is drunkenly make Arnie quotes into it and laughed at the results. Isn't that the point of all voice recognition stuff?

I've used Evernote, I've used the HTC notes app, is it meant to do anything new and special?
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-03-20 08:06:05 PM  

Snotnose: So they know what I search for, who my email buddies are, know who my droid contacts are, know what kind of email I get, and know what kind of porn I watch and how long it takes me to fap.  Now they want my grocery shopping lists?  AAARGH!  They've gone too far this time!

/ shakes fist at sky
// not really, sips my wine
/// ain't that special


I just wonder how they're trick people into provide DNA samples.  Coming soon.... GOOGLE BLOOD TEST!!!  100% free!
 
2013-03-20 09:24:02 PM  
Hulk smash. Google keep.
 
2013-03-20 09:40:50 PM  
And it won't work on anything older than ICS. Smooth move, Google.
 
2013-03-20 09:47:11 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: And it won't work on anything older than ICS. Smooth move, Google.


Gingerbread came out 3 years ago. god help you if you're still using froyo.

/get a new farking phone
 
2013-03-20 09:49:37 PM  
www.joblo.com

Since Google isn't giving me a castle, I was hoping for this...
 
2013-03-20 09:51:44 PM  
I'd rather they just not kill Reader.
 
2013-03-20 09:52:55 PM  

NFA: Snotnose: So they know what I search for, who my email buddies are, know who my droid contacts are, know what kind of email I get, and know what kind of porn I watch and how long it takes me to fap.  Now they want my grocery shopping lists?  AAARGH!  They've gone too far this time!

/ shakes fist at sky
// not really, sips my wine
/// ain't that special

I just wonder how they're trick people into provide DNA samples.  Coming soon.... GOOGLE BLOOD TEST!!!  100% free!


If it works with my phone why not?
 
2013-03-20 09:56:10 PM  
No widgets?

I welcome anything better than the stock notes and tasks widgets on my phone
 
2013-03-20 09:59:26 PM  
SkyDrive.  OneNote.

The latter with a decade's worth of use in every large organization worldwide.
 
2013-03-20 10:02:19 PM  
images.community.wizards.com
 
2013-03-20 10:06:41 PM  

RatMaster999: [www.joblo.com image 580x877]

Since Google isn't giving me a castle, I was hoping for this...


Came to post this myself. *tips hat*

/just recently realized that movie was directed by Michael "Miami Vice" Mann
 
2013-03-20 10:07:29 PM  

Ghastly: [images.community.wizards.com image 420x664]


And this one was my second choice. I guess there's a reason it's called the Geek Tab.
 
2013-03-20 10:12:27 PM  
Maybe I just don't take notes often, but this seems like making a big deal out of a new version of WordPad... Just... whoopty farkin' doo.
 
2013-03-20 10:25:25 PM  
Why not just email everything you can express in words, music or pictures straight to the NSA?
 
2013-03-20 10:30:16 PM  

Ghastly: [images.community.wizards.com image 420x664]


Right on the Borderlands?
 
kab
2013-03-20 10:39:27 PM  
Thank god!  I was praying for another pointless cloud service, and here it is!
 
2013-03-20 10:52:37 PM  

NFA: I just wonder how they're trick people into provide DNA samples.  Coming soon.... GOOGLE BLOOD TEST!!!  100% free!


The BabyLooksLikeThis app.
 
2013-03-20 10:54:32 PM  
Google will not stop until it has all the things. ALL. THE. THINGS!
 
2013-03-20 10:59:30 PM  

Tax Boy: Pokey.Clyde: And it won't work on anything older than ICS. Smooth move, Google.

Gingerbread came out 3 years ago. god help you if you're still using froyo.

/get a new farking phone


This is the guy who shows up at Geek Squad with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 installed on his P3 667Mhz.
 
2013-03-20 11:05:57 PM  
NFA:

I just wonder how they're trick people into provide DNA samples.  Coming soon.... GOOGLE BLOOD TEST!!!  100% free!

Wouldn't that be redundant considering such as FamilyTree DNA and 23andMe? (Disclosure: I'm signed up for the latter, which is surely no secret to our Lizardlike Overlords.) Surely Google could buy them up if it wanted, there's no need to reinvent the voluntary DNA database. And how do we know that Google and the DNA sites aren't (shadow) government and/or multinational corporation projects, or worse? It's easy to go overboard with this stuff -- I once believed the CIA concocted a whole psychiatric ward to debrief me in my sleep and trick me into taking medication -- but the naive way people use the Internet does strike me as funny.

I'm able to splort my various data all over the Web because "hiding in plain sight" is easier than worrying all the time, but then too the idea that I have secrets worth keeping strikes even me as grandiose given how blipping boring my real life is. Sometimes I'll pay with my debit card and whip out my store loyalty card too, joking with the cashier that that's making damn sure the CIA knows I'm not sober.

And anyway it's hard to be a serious threat when 99% of the people you "propagandize" to simply don't want to listen and would have no idea how to start. And anyway waking up the sheeple might cause them to overthrow the US government, which would negatively affect my SSI and SNAP stipends. (PAY YOUR TAXES! PAY YOUR TAXES!)

But you sure won't find me using NSA-developed SELinux: using that would be as "counterrevolutionary" as spraypainting swastikas on synagogues, even if nobody ever noticed but me. There are some things you just don't do, if for no other reason than the sake of not doing them. Seriously: keeping your data safe with encryption developed by the NSA? Why not just put your most private thoughts and financial details on glow-in-the-dark billboards?

But don't worry, it's impossible for Google to do evil. And the Reptiloids are here to help us. And when you talk about me to your "therapist(s)," and you will, be kind: somebody who could hypnotize Al Gore into creating the Internet is not somebody you want be reported as speaking ill of.
 
2013-03-20 11:06:12 PM  

RatMaster999: [www.joblo.com image 580x877]

Since Google isn't giving me a castle, I was hoping for this...


This place, was not built to keep something; out...
 
2013-03-20 11:16:06 PM  
The One True TheDavid:

(snip paranoiac "humor")


By the way, as soon as I clicked "Add Comment" Fark became unreachable. If anyone else's farking was thusly interrupted because of me I apologize.
 
2013-03-20 11:22:39 PM  
I wonder how many Spring cleanings will pass by before they kill this.
 
2013-03-20 11:43:55 PM  
Or use a steno pad and a Sharpie. Or, even easier, a Sharpie and the back of my hand. Bonus: the Lizard People are oblivious to my plans.
 
2013-03-20 11:58:17 PM  

Ghastly: [images.community.wizards.com image 420x664]


I haven't seen that in decades, and I recognized it immediately.

/wonders where the hell that was hiding in my brain all this time
 
2013-03-21 12:02:21 AM  

theorellior: Or use a steno pad and a Sharpie. Or, even easier, a Sharpie and the back of my hand. Bonus: the Lizard People are oblivious to my plans.


Just what they want you to think.
 
2013-03-21 12:05:35 AM  
May give it a look, but frankly I've found another.  I gave One Note another shot.  If farking rocks.  Sync to Sharepoint, Skydrive, Phone, PC... its flipping great so far.  It blew when it bogged down my wife laptop about 4 or 5 years ago, but they have really made a decent product.
 
2013-03-21 12:23:57 AM  
I used Google Answers but they killed that.
I used Google Knol but they blew that one up.
I used Google Reader but that's dead.

Tell me why I would use this for something that I wanted to Keep?
 
2013-03-21 12:38:20 AM  
Everything is good, until they abandon it in 3 years.
 
2013-03-21 01:58:08 AM  
I've had it for all of 6 hours or so, and I love it.  Nice work, Google.  Did I already give you my firstborn?

Well, either way, you can have it.  I'd rather have Android than a poopy kid.
 
2013-03-21 02:12:40 AM  
What is the shelf life on this Google data gathering project before they pull the plug on it and move on to the next info grab?  Fool me seven times, shame on you google you evil evil evil bastards.
 
2013-03-21 03:32:50 AM  
I just have a google doc called "calendar".

plain text.

Been using it for at least five years.  Easy to use, simple interface.  Most devices can handle a .txt file.

/works
 
2013-03-21 06:44:25 AM  

studebaker hoch: I just have a google doc called "calendar".

plain text.

Been using it for at least five years.  Easy to use, simple interface.  Most devices can handle a .txt file.

/works


www.google.com/calendar
 
2013-03-21 08:14:58 AM  
I see a market where it is possible that many different versions may develop, creating a vast and diverse pool of information spread among many sites around the world.

Google sees this too and creates a 'free' alternative that is available world wide in 'beta' today.

My market dries up and everyone uses the monoculture created by Google.

Google kills the 'beta' and the entire market collapses for a few years into chaos and worse because everyone relied on the 'free' 'beta' from Google.

A few start to rebuild the vast diverse pool.

Google steps in with an 'improved' version.

/rinse repeat
 
2013-03-21 09:03:59 AM  

Tjack: Everything is good, until they abandon it in 3 years.


And given that all it's doing is replicating functionality that's been in Microsoft OneNote + Skydrive for 5 years I doubt they'll get more than a few converts.

/loves my Windows Phone 8 Family and other groups that have synced OneNote notebooks.
 
2013-03-21 09:10:12 AM  
Keep? Eh, it's better than "Knol"
 
2013-03-21 11:13:11 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: Tjack: Everything is good, until they abandon it in 3 years.

And given that all it's doing is replicating functionality that's been in Microsoft OneNote + Skydrive for 5 years I doubt they'll get more than a few converts.

/loves my Windows Phone 8 Family and other groups that have synced OneNote notebooks.


Yeah, I've seen medical labs do  damn impressive things with OneNote without needing to use HIPAA non-compliant services like Google. The fact that OneNote is included with Office and free on iOS and Android certainly doesn't hurt.
 
2013-03-21 11:31:41 AM  
AngryDragon

/works www.google.com/calendar

I share that with co-workers.

/ My own calendar is just a .txt file.  Not broken, not getting fixed.
 
2013-03-21 07:30:42 PM  

MightyPez: Mr. Eugenides: Tjack: Everything is good, until they abandon it in 3 years.

And given that all it's doing is replicating functionality that's been in Microsoft OneNote + Skydrive for 5 years I doubt they'll get more than a few converts.

/loves my Windows Phone 8 Family and other groups that have synced OneNote notebooks.

Yeah, I've seen medical labs do  damn impressive things with OneNote without needing to use HIPAA non-compliant services like Google. The fact that OneNote is included with Office and free on iOS and Android certainly doesn't hurt.


OneNote is indeed very impressive. A few times per year I remember how much I like it, and use it for a few weeks. Then, I don't touch it for half a year, and I go back to my paper notebook. I love it, but I guess I don't have a strong need for it yet.

It'll be awhile before I put down the pad and pen. My phone sucks for note taking in meetings, as do tablets. Pecking at a keyboard is frowned upon in my technophobic workplace.

IMO, sticky tabs and a highlighter/pen are way better than e-notes/e-books for school books.
 
2013-03-21 10:50:56 PM  

jayhawk88: This is the guy who shows up at Geek Squad with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 installed on his P3 667Mhz.


Speak for yourself, sparky.
 
2013-03-22 01:40:55 PM  
You use Google Keep to COLLABORATE?
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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