Digitize To Do Lists with Google Keep

Organizations is important. Last time we talked, I walked you through using Asana to keep yourself organized, and it's fantastic for shops or other businesses whether you're solo or in a team. Sometimes, though, you just need to make a quick honey do list or jot down the groceries you have to grab after work.

In this day and age, most of us are glued to our phones most of the time, so having these lists digital and sharable (because, really, YOU don't want to do the honey do list) is essential. Enter: Google Keep. I think what surprised me most when I started using it was just that everyone isn't using it.

Notice the disturbing amount of things NOT checked off.

As you can see above, I use it quite a bit. I keep detailed notes about blog posts I want to do in a spreadsheet, but for a quick, easy list of which ones are coming up, Google Keep is a faster, easier option. My husband and I also used it while gathering together our son's school supplies for kindergarten so that if one of us went out and grabbed glue, the other didn't repeat the task. We've even got a running list of all the things we want to hang in the house that still need frames.

Up close and personal with my blog to do list.

Google Keep can make several different kinds of notes. You can make random notes that are straight text, you can make the checklists (obviously, my favorite), and on your phone, you can even use your finger or a stylus to hand write notes just like you would on a notepad. Unlike the last service I tried for note keeping, Evernote, I don't feel in constant danger of running out of space with Google Keep, plus most people already have Google accounts, which makes sharing super easy.  And, hey, while you're looking, any votes from the list above about what post you want next? 

Have you tried Google Keep? I'd love to hear what you think and if there are any cool tricks I may not have exploited yet!