Google Keep Tests AI-Assisted List Creation and New Floating Toolbar

What you should know


  • Google Keep is integrating AI capabilities with a new feature that helps users create task lists and reminders using Gemini, Google’s AI-powered assistant.
  • The “Help me create a list” feature in Google Keep simplifies list making by generating a starting point for lists based on the user’s input, with the ability to refine suggestions over time through feedback.
  • Google Keep is testing a new floating bottom toolbar design, aiming for a more streamlined user experience by consolidating options within a more compact and customizable bar.
  • The new toolbar design and AI features in Google Keep reflect Google’s broader strategy of enhancing its products with AI and improving user interfaces across its app ecosystem.


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Google’s been busy. Real busy. They’re weaving their AI magic into all their products, and guess what? Google Keep just got the treatment. Now, there’s this nifty new feature that’s all about making task lists and reminders a breeze with Gemini, Google’s AI whiz.

So, after Gemini Workspace jazzed up personal accounts, Google Keep’s stepping into the spotlight. Thanks to the eagle eyes at 9to5Google and the Android guru Mishaal Rahman, we caught wind of an experimental feature, “Help me create a list.” And yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Currently, it’s in the testing phase for some Android users.

How’s it work, you ask? It’s pretty slick. Picture this: you’re about to jot down a new note in Google Keep. Suddenly, a wild “Help me create a list” button appears. You tap it, whisper your list topic into the void, and bam! The AI conjures up a starting line for your list. The catch? The more you tell it, the better it gets. And if it misses the mark, just give it a thumbs up or down. Feedback’s a gift, right?

“Help me create a list” isn’t flying solo. It’s joining forces with “Help me write” in Gmail, showcasing Gemini AI’s chops on mobile. Meanwhile, the rest of the Gemini gang’s hanging out in web apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet.

But wait, there’s more. Google Keep’s not just about AI now. It’s also flaunting a new look with a floating bottom toolbar. Think of it like the recent update to Google Chat. It’s sleek, it’s handy, and it’s ditching separate buttons for audio and photo notes. Everything’s tucked neatly within a note now.

Caught a glimpse of this update, did you? Thanks to @AssembleDebug from TheSPAndroid, we got a sneak peek in version 5.24.102 of the app. It’s still under wraps, hidden behind a flag, so not everyone can see it yet. But those who’ve enabled it found a toolbar that’s not just about looks. It’s practical, offering quick access to create a list or a drawing, with a “new note” button smack in the middle. And the cherry on top? It’s rocking Google’s Dynamic Color customization. Plus, its compact size means you can see more of your notes at once.

So, there you have it. Google Keep’s getting all dolled up with AI and a fresh toolbar. It’s like watching your kid go off to college, all grown up and ready to take on the world. Well, in a techy, app kind of way.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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