Google Keep is a great tool that I don't think many people are
aware of. It's great for sharing simple todo lists between people,
particularly on mobile devices. However, it has a number of issues.
If you have two contacts where one contact is a subset of another, such as:
Then if you start typing in: james... then the autocomplete menu
will popup the gary.james option. A case like this actually happened
to me, and for some reason it only showed the longer email and not
That's fine - you may think, you can just type in the whole email by
hand. But you can't - because if you type in 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
and hit enter, it forces you to complete it to the gary.james email,
and then sends an invite out to the wrong person.
The only workaround for this is that you have to invite the longer
email, then try again - at first it will complain that the longer
email is already added, but you can then edit it to remove the
first part and finally get the shorter email added and then delete
the longer email from the invitation.
Confusion for everyone.
Two other naggling issues I have:
- On the Android app in a ToDo list, everytime you start typing
an entry it puts a space at the beginning. (I suppose
this might be a failure due to my Swype keyboard, though I
don't see that behavior anywhere else)
- There's no way to bookmark the Google Keep App in the
Chrome browser, even though it's made by the same company.
Instead you have to go to the app's page and launch the app
in a new window and then close the app's page. Further annoying
is that the app doesn't get saved in the session and doesn't
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