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.
|Sign-up||No additional account needed. Sign-in with existing Google account
||Register with email/ sign-in with Facebook, Google or Twitter
|Supported Platforms||Web, Android and Chrome via extension||Web, Chrome and Firefox web apps also available|
|Notes Home||Grid/List style
|Text Formatting Options||Not available||Bold, Italic, underline and alignment
|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
||Available only via links, no upload
|Making a To-Do List||Possible
|Stopwatch & Timer||No||Yes
|Tags to Notes||No||Yes
|Note Tracking and Pinning on Special Boards||Not available||Available
|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?