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Google’s been on a roll with updates to its apps recently. The note-taking app Keep, launched in March, has been redesigned for the Web and introduces some new functions. And Android Device Manager, the service to track down stolen or lost phones, now has an app for other Androids.
Google Keep Gets Redesigned
Google Keep syncs notes and to-do lists on Android as well as the web. Now, the web version has got an update in its look and functionality. Here’s what’s new:
- Sleek new design: your favorite things from the Android app are now on the web
- Rearrange items in lists: keep everything in order
- Improved search: to find the note you’re looking for
- Navigation drawer: quickly switch between active and archived notes
Google Keep is available online at keep.google.com, and as an app on the Chrome Web Store and Google Play Store. It’s not yet cross-platform though, so Evernote is still your best bet if you want that functionality.
Android Device Manager Lands On Android
Meanwhile, Android Device Manager (ADM) — the service from Google that lets you locate misplaced or stolen phones — is now available as an app, which you can install on another Android device to find your phone.
ADM lets you see any device associated with your Google Account, ring to locate them, or remotely wipe them. “The app is particularly useful if you’re out and about and don’t have access to a computer,” Google says.
Of course, ADM is just one part of what to do if your Android is lost or stolen.