Google Keep is one of the most popular note-taking apps out there. Launched in 2013, it has managed to get over a billion downloads on the Play Store. But although it is one of the most popular apps for taking notes, it is still quite limited in terms of features.
Unlike Samsung Notes, which is another top app for taking notes and also has over a billion downloads, Google’s app does not support text formatting. However, that may soon change.
9to5Google decompiled the latest version of the Google Keep installer file and discovered that the tech giant could work on adding text formatting tools to its note-taking app.
Keep version 5.22.182.00 includes icons similar to those found in Google Docs, Sheets and Slidesas well as the possibility enable bold, italic and underline styles. You will also have the option to show or hide the formatting controls.
It should be noted that formatting tools cannot be activated currently, even if Google Keep version 5.22.182.00 is installed. This could mean that the new feature could be offered through a server-side update.
The simplicity of Google Keep meant that it was often used for simple shopping lists or reminders in the form of sticky notes. Improving its text formatting portfolio may mean Google wants to turn it into a more serious note-taking app, which should still be lighter than Google Docs, but as useful as Samsung Notes or iOS’s Notes app. . And that took a long time to happen.