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Google May Take on Evernote With Its Own App

Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
Google Keep App
Source: Google
Google Keep App

Google may be planning to launch its own note-taking applications, a move that would challenge the popular note-taking app Evernote.

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The search giant leaked the app, called Keep, on Google Drive on Sunday, then took it down after about 30 minutes, according to multiple reports.

According to a report from Android Police—which originally discovered the source code for the service and noticed that the desktop version of the app went live on Sunday—Keep resembles Notebook, a Google product that was shut down in 2009. The app allowed users to save and organize information online.

Google did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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Evernote, which boasts 50 million users, is one of the leading note-taking apps available, enabling users to save text, images and web content in the same document. It also lets them sync their saved docs across mobile and desktop platforms.

(Read More: Evernote Says Hackers Stole Some User Data)

Google recently announced plans to discontinue its Reader service later this year.

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