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Day#18: Google Keep – bookmarking & keyword searching

It’s hard not to feel like Google takes over the world in all the respects we can imagine. And I believe we can’t deny that their services are peaceful to use and incredibly powerful. So, let me dedicate this post to one of their services again. Yes, I’m talking about Google Keep.

Image of Google Keep screenshot
Image of Google Keep screenshot

I never really have a conversation with anyone about the ways we bookmark links or resources online. It doesn’t seem as important or exciting as talking about text-to-speech plugins or those kinds of tools in my opinion. It’s more like a discussion about a boring infrastructure. But when I considered tools that help me work effortlessly and speed up my work, Google Keep is one that popped up.

Basically, it works similar to a library. It’s a big container that allows us to keep any links we want to bookmark in it. We can give a title to the link and even take a note as a reminder about what this link is about. When we want to pull up that link again in this library, Keep acts like a Google for your library, where you can search with a keyword or two. Then the related links pop up.

Apart from giving a title for your link, you can even create a label as well. A label is like a category of books. It keeps your library organized. If the link is the page for finding a doctor within my student insurance network, I type in the title of the link before assigning the link with the label ‘student insurance’. When I click that label on the left bar, it shows all related links under the same label (category) and hide the rest. 

Many times, I don’t bother creating a label and it still works perfectly for me as long as I search for the right keyword.

Deleting the links to declutter your library is a nice practice and simple to do. You can click the three dot symbol at the link card and select ‘Delete Note’. Done.

What is your favorite bookmarking tool you’d recommend to your best friend? 

This is day#18 post and a part of my commitment to spend 30 minutes a day for 30 days straight to write about software development tools that I love. My goal is to build my daily writing habit and connect to more people. This project is inspired by @dickiebush ’s “Ship 30 for 30” Atomic Essays. 

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