Chrome and Firefox have extensions for the popular note-keeping application that give you fast access. With a click, you can save a website, open your notes, or make Google Keep more useful with these great tools.
For Chrome Crusaders
Google Chrome has a nice selection of extensions for Google Keep depending on your needs. From saving a quick note to opening a new tab to adjusting your actual Google Keep page, you have several options.
Google’s official Google Keep Chrome Extension lets you save items with as little as a click. When you are visiting a website and click the button in your toolbar, a small box will appear. This contains the name of the website, a photo if available, and a direct link.
You can add text to the note and apply a label or just leave it as-is and it will be saved for you automatically.
If you want to open the Google Keep website to access all of your notes, check out the Google Keep Web extension. With one purpose and no customization, this tool simply opens Google Keep with a click when you need it.
When you want to stay on the page you are visiting, but access your Google Keep notes, use Popup for Keep. As the name implies, this extension opens Google Keep in a pop-up window. You also have the option to move it to its own window with a click of the button in the extension toolbar.
If you enjoy using the color-coding feature for your notes, then Category Tabs for Google Keep is the extension for you. After you install it and visit your Google Keep page on the web, you will see a bar across the top listing Google Keep’s note colors.
So you can pick red, orange, or green and have all notes of that color filtered for you.
In addition, you will see the Google Keep navigation bar change to the color you choose. So, you will never lose your place. Then, select All to go back to all of your notes. This is super handy for quick access to color-coded notes.
This next extension is a basic tool, but might just be what you are looking for in Google Keep. Input Tab in Google Keep gives you the ability to use the Tab key to indent text within your notes. If you do not want to use a list, but want an outline type of format, this extension lets you do it easily. Just hit Enter and then Tab to indent as far in as you like for each line.
Another simple yet convenient extension is Google Keep — Full Screen Edit. This is perfect for those situations where you have a lengthy note or one with several images. Once you install it, any time you open a note on the Google Keep website, it will take over the entire browser window. When you finish your note, you still click Done in the bottom corner as you normally do.
Movie Links in Google Keep is an extension for film fans. If you keep a list of movies in Google Keep, whether it’s those you want to see, plan to share, or simply track, take a look at this tool. It automatically adds links to movies in your list for Google Play, Amazon, Rotten Tomatoes, and Netflix. With the click of any link, you are taken to that particular movie on the corresponding website.
The only catch is that the title of your checklist note must contain the word “movies” within brackets, like so [movies]. I would like to note that the extension can be a bit quirky. So you may have to reopen Google Keep as you add movies to your list because the links do not pop up as you type. But overall, it’s a cool concept for fast access to movie links.
For Firefox Fanatics
When it comes to Mozilla Firefox, you will find very limited add-ons compared to Google Chrome. While this is no surprise, you do still have a few extension options to access Google Keep quickly when using Firefox.
8–9. Google Keep and GKeep Panel [No Longer Available]
These two Firefox add-ons do basically the same thing, which is to provide you a pop-up window for Google Keep. You will only find slight differences in their toolbars and customization options.
The toolbar for Google Keep lets you open the Keep website in a new tab, create a bug report, check out the FAQs, refresh the page, and pin the panel. However, you can only customize the height and width of the panel.
GKeep Panel has a toolbar with lesser options that allows you to refresh the page, pin the panel, and hide the toolbar. However, you can customize not only the height and width, but also delay the panel load, autohide the toolbar, and adjust the modifiers.
Google Keep Notes is a bit different than the other two Firefox add-ons in that it opens within your current window instead of a pop-up. When you click the button in your toolbar, your current window will split with Google Keep Notes on the side. You can choose to have the sidebar on the left or the right, scroll each side separately, and then just click the X to close it.
Keepin’ On With Google Keep
When you find a note-capturing application that you love, it is essential that you can use it anywhere, anytime. You can use Google Keep on the web and your mobile device, but having handy browser extensions means you are covered no matter what. Plus, a few of these Chrome extensions give you a little extra.
If you have a browser extension for Google Keep that you use for Chrome or Firefox that we missed here, please share it with us below!