Google adds features to Keep, Inbox by Gmail apps

Keep becomes more integrated with Android and Google Chrome to better compete with apps like OneNote and Evernote. Inbox also gets handy updates.

Google updated its Keep app and added a Chrome extension and better Android integration. In addition, Google updated its Inbox for Gmail app to better track events and newsletters.

Google Keep is the company's app that rhymes with OneNote from Microsoft as well as Evernote. The idea behind Keep is that you can jot down ideas, lists and other items.

By integrating Keep with Chrome via an extension and Android, Google is hoping to get more of a user base. Keep's Chrome extension features a badge that allows content to be saved for later.

On Android, Keep will have a dropdown in the share menu. Keep will also add hashtags to track lists, trips and other items.

As for the Inbox updates, Google added three features including streamlined events, newsletters at a glance and saved links.

Inbox will gather emails on an event and show you what has changed at a glance. Tapping on an event will reveal the history.

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Email newsletters will be surfaced based on how often they are read and be more scannable in Inbox. Save to Inbox is also a Chrome extension that can make sharing easier.