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Google Keep

A few months ago we started blogging about Google Keep.



Google Keep is a fantastic app for note making, collecting thoughts, making to-do lists or reminders - and available on all your devices so you have them with you at all times, no matter where you are. Many people use Sticky Notes or similar ways to organise themselves - Google Keep takes it a step further.
Not only for personal organisation, but there are some fantastic ways Google Keep can be used in the classroom too - as it integrates with Google Docs, allows voice typing and inking on photographs, as well as acting as a roving classroom whiteboard.

In case you missed it, or are new to Keep. see all of our 'Week of Keep' posts and other Keep-related posts here. We still love it, and it is most definitely an app we use on a daily basis, both in and out of work.

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