Google’s Keep is one of the best note-taking apps available on Android, and while it doesn’t do as much as apps like Evernote, it’s still become the default notes app for many users, thanks to its simplicity and features like syncing with a Google account. Today, the search giant has begun rolling out version 2.2 of Google Keep for Android, with new features and an updated UI.
The most instantly noticeable change in version 2.2 is a yellow action bar, which replaces the previously simple gray version and follows in the footsteps of apps like Play Music, which also feature colored action bars. Also updated is the multi-account selector, which now behaves like the one in the Play Store. In terms of features, the update brings searchable images (find printed text in images), ability to make a copy of notes, set where new or checked items go in lists, and a Recycled section, where you can take a look at deleted notes for the next seven days. The update also seems to have removed the Settings option and replaced it with an option to switch between single- and multi-column view, which somewhat reduces the usefulness of the three-dot menu button.
As usual, this is a Google app update, so it will be a few days or weeks before it’s available for everyone. If you can’t wait that long, you can simply download the APK file for version 2.2 from the link below, and install it manually on your device.