Google Keep or Beyondpad?

Google Keep and Beyondpad are two of the quite a few free note taking services available on the web. You may find them look alike to some extent, yet some distinct points also exist between them. So, which one to choose?

I’ve explored the features of Google Keep and Beyondpad. In this post, I’ll show their differences on a table. Then we’ll also go through some explanation.

Points Google Keep  Beyondpad
Sign-up No additional account needed. Sign-in with existing Google account
google keep sign in
Register with email/ sign-in with Facebook, Google or Twitter
sign in beyondpad
Supported Platforms Web, Android and Chrome via extension Web, Chrome and Firefox web apps also available
Notes Home Grid/List style
Google Keep home kb
Grid/List style
beyondpad home kb
Text Formatting Options Not available Bold, Italic, underline and alignment
beyondpad txt frm
Changing Font Not available Not available
Font Size Not customizable Customizable to a limited extent
Text Color Customization Not available Not available
Custom Note Background Color Yes
beyondpad note background color cst1231
Inserting Image Available
add image gkp
Available only via links, no upload
link image bpd
Making a To-Do List Possible
beyondpad to do
Reminder Yes
keep reminder
Stopwatch & Timer No Yes
beyondpad stopwatch and timer
Tags to Notes No Yes
tag bp
Note Tracking and Pinning on Special Boards Not available Available
boards bp
Note Sharing Possible Not Possible
Account Security Depends on Google account settings No special care on account security
Service Stability Stable In development stage so far

So we see that, there are some bold differences between Google Keep and Beyondpad. The first thing is the stability. Keep is stable but Beyondpad appears to be in development stage.

Google’s note taking service supports desktop and mobile (only Android) devices while Beyondpad comes with just a web version right now.

You should have noticed in the above table, Google Keep does not provide text formatting options whereas Beyondpad features few basic formatting tools.

Keep lets users upload images but Beyondpad lacks this facility. Still you can put images on Beyondpad notes via links. When it comes to tagging, Beyondpad defeats Keep. If you need to share notes that can be done by Google Keep, not with Beyondpad.

Both Google Keep and Beyondpad can serve your relevant purpose to take and store notes. I found Beyondpad as a beta service, and there are many things to improve. Considering all of these issues, which one would you choose?

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