How to Use the Google Keep Chrome Extension

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The Google Keep Chrome extension can help you be more productive and take better notes. Here’s how to use the extension.

Note-taking makes Internet research easier. You may need to save interesting data such as texts, images, URLs, code snippets and creative ideas as notes.

Without the Google Keep Chrome extension, you would need to go to another tab to save data to Google Keep. But with the Keep extension, you can save information with just one click and save time.

Installing the Google Keep Chrome Extension

Installing the extension for your Chrome browser is quite easy if you follow these steps:

  1. Make sure to sign in to your Google account on the Chrome browser.
  2. Visit the Google Keep extension on the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Select the Add to Chrome button.
  4. Click on Add extension in the following pop-up window.
    Add Google Keep pop-up extension
  5. Another pop-up window will tell you that the extension has been added.
    Google Keep extension showing installation completed popup
  6. Now click on the Extensions icon in the upper left corner of Chrome.
    Pin Keep next to address bar
  7. Click on the Pin in addition to Keep to make it visible near the address bar.

That’s it! Now you can unleash the note-taking power of Google Keep.

Related: The best free alternatives to Google Keep

How to Use the Google Keep Chrome Extension

The Google Keep Chrome extension comes with a simple interface to enable focused online browsing and essential note taking. Here’s how to use the Keep extension:

1. Create notes manually

Follow these steps if you want to make your notes super organized:

  1. Right click Click the Keep extension icon and select New blank note.
  2. Enter a note title and start taking notes.
  3. Click on the Add a label button to categorize your note.
  4. Select the Open in Keep link to access your notes on the Google Keep app.

2. One-click note taking

If you need to randomly collect texts from a few online sources, follow these steps:

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  1. Select the text you want to copy to any website.
  2. Right click on the text and choose Save selection to Keep.
  3. Keep will automatically create a new note that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

3. Registration of web page URLs

When you come across an interesting website and want to dig deeper later, follow these steps:

  1. While on the site, click the Keep icon.
  2. The icon will turn gold and a new note will appear.
  3. Add a title, write a short note and assign the category of your choice.

4. Copy images from website

If you like an image on a website and want to save it for reference, try these steps:

  1. Right click on the image, then select Save image to Keep.
  2. You will see a new note where you can add a title and tag for future reference.

Easy and fun note taking

Now that you know how to use the various features of the Google Keep Chrome extension, no one can stop you from becoming a master researcher when it comes to online content.

Plus, you’ll be happy to know that Google Keep easily integrates with other Google Workspace apps so you can use captured data in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.


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