If you followed my productivity trail, it would be full of Post-its. For years, I stuck tiny yellow notes all over my keyboard and computer screen to remind myself of this or that. This, of course, got me some weird looks when I took my paper-covered laptop to meetings.
Then, as technology (and I) grew up, I took to using electronic sticky notes—saving my to-do list, reminders, and links to Mac notes (and saving me from constantly multitasking). The thing is, whenever I had to work from home, all my precious notes weren’t accessible on my laptop.
Enter Google Keep, the company’s new (free!) “Post-it” system. With the beautiful aesthetic and easy-to-use features of every Google product, it syncs with your Google Drive, meaning you can access your most important notes from anywhere.
More recently, Keep has integrated with Google Docs, meaning you can drag contents from your notes—whether it’s quotes, bullets, or even pictures—straight into a new document.
But my favorite aspect of Keep is actually its Chrome browser extension, which allows you to save any website, link, or page you’re on to your drive with the click of a button.
And, you can even add a note to the link for later:
Don’t wait for the pieces of paper to fall off your computer (which happened to me way too often) or for your laptop to crash to get smart about your notes. Just having this extra sense of security will make you feel like the most organized person alive.
TopicsSucceeding on the Job , Tools & Skills , Apps , Syndication , To-Do Lists , Productivity , Google Tips
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Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author