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Create a shortcut to create direct notes with Google Keep

The note taking app Google Keep It is one of the most used in Android devices, along with others such as Evernote. The few resources it consumes along with proper usability are its credentials, but it does have some major absences. An example is power take a direct note from the desktop without having to resort to the widget it offers -not available in all versions of the development, which depends on the operating system used-. We tell you how to solve this.

To achieve this it is necessary to use Nova Launcher, one of the best developments of this type that exist and that you can get for free in the Play Store (image after this paragraph). Now, as an initial step, the commented launcher must be activated as the active one in the terminal, thus discarding the one that is used regularly -such as EMUI or TouchWiz-.

Nova Launcher

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Once this is done, what you have to do is click on a free space on your Android desktop. At this moment there are a good number of options available, among all of them you must choose Widgets, which is what will allow you to create the shortcut we have in mind. Now, do the same steps:

  • Look in the first section, Nova Launcher’s own, the Activities option. Press and hold and drag the icon to the chosen place on the desktop
  • Now in the list that appears, you must select Google Keep. It displays the available possibilities that belong to this development
  • The one you have to choose is the one with the following text: activities.ShareReceiverActivity
  • The shortcut will be created that if you press it, it executes the creation of a note in Google Keep

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It’s that simple all you have to do and it shows, once again, the wide usability offered by Nova Launcher. Other tricks, beyond Google Keep, can be found in this section of Android Help.

Google Keep: notes and lists
Google Keep: notes and lists