Handwriting Support Comes To Google Keep’s Chrome App

The Google Keep Chrome app has been updated to add handwriting support. If you are using a touchscreen Chromebook, this will be something that you could use, or try out just for fun. For others, give it a try if you are comfortable drawing with the mouse!

The timing could not be better. If you have been following Chrome Unboxed, you will know that there are plenty of upcoming Chrome OS “devices” with stylus support. Google usually prepares their own apps for the future changes in the platform. Take those rounded app icons on Android N for example.

I recently started cleaning up articles saved in my Pocket account. While reading and archiving all the articles that I have saved from the beginning of (Pocket) time, I found a lot of links (recipes and things to buy etc) saved in the reading app too. I have installed the Pocket extension and it saves articles and webpages with single click. Now that I was cleaning up the things I saved, I had to find a replacement to save links.

I had tried Evernote and failed to appreciate it. I was using Google Keep as a place to store notes, and started moving my Pocket links there. I created tags and assigned colors. Every time I add a link, it pulls the title of the page and a thumbnail too. Now, my Google Keep account looks a lot more colorful and inviting!

Now that I am using Google Keep more, I am hoping  that I will find this pen support also useful. I may not buy a Chromebook with Stylus (I had the original Galaxy Note and I used the stylus only when I had to show people what a stylus did, demo it and then put it back).

If you are a Google Keep user with some handwriting / scribbling requirements, you will find this feature useful!

If you haven’t tried Google Keep yet, this must be the best time to do that! Install the Google Keep Chrome app from here.

In Category: Apps & Extensions


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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