An awesome alternative to Evernote, Zoho Notebook gives a tough competition to Google Keep as well. If you are confused about which note app to use, in this post we will compare the two and, by the end of it, you may find your new friend.
Zoho Notebook is far ahead of Keep in terms of the user interface (UI). It has a more user-friendly interface with high priority given to its design.
Unlike Keep that has an uneven card size, all the notes are of the same size in the Notebook, which gives it a clean look. Sorry, Keep lovers, but your favorite note-taking app is messy. Zoho Notebook is gorgeous and pretty.
2. Better Organization
Undoubtedly, Zoho Notebook offers better ease of organization. It categorizes the notes in folders and sub-folders for easy navigation and grouping. However, the same is missing in Keep, as there is no way to set a hierarchy in it. Yes, the labels are there but that can’t be compared with the folders.
While both the apps offer color-coded notes, Keep has a limited number of colors, unlike the Notebook that lets a user pick his or her own custom colors.
While both the apps let you restore your notes if you delete them, the Notebook also lets you restore the text after editing it. In other words, it lets you view the previous versions and revert to any of them.
6. Amazing Speech-to-text Functionality
Although the Notebook lets you record audio notes, it doesn’t change them to a text-based note. It only keeps the audio version. However, Keep sports a robust speech-to-text functionality. It does an amazing job of changing your audio notes into text, besides keeping the audio recording as well.
Most regular users wouldn’t require collaboration in a note-taking app. But, if you want a note-taking app to have the ability to collaborate with others, Keep does provide it. You can edit notes in real time. Zoho Notebook does not have this feature.
8. Powerful File Card
While Keep lets you collaborate with others, it does not offer one important feature — document upload. You can only upload an image or audio to your notes. Zoho Notebook, however, comes with a great file upload capability. You can insert PDF, ZIP, and MP3 files into your notes.
Benjamin Parker had rightly said, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Well, the Notebook is fast but not as fast as Google Keep. We are not saying that the Notebook is slow or it lags but, since Keep is so lightweight, it feels more responsive.
In addition to the above-mentioned differences, Zoho Notebook also lets you export your notes and provides character and word count features. Both the features are missing in Keep, which, to be fair, lets you copy notes to Google Docs.