For the convenience of managing note and todo items on mobile, and the Google Voice integration, I use Google Keep.

I hope there is a desktop Ubuntu software which allows me to access my Google Keep notes.

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You can check out this article at Install Google Keep in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty | UbuntuHandbook

  1. Download the Google Chrome web browser at: Google Chrome Web Browser

    You may check out your OS type (32 or 64 bit) via System Settings →Details→Overview.

  2. Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center, or by running the below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_*.deb && sudo apt-get -f install
  3. Open Chrome browser and go to Google Keep for Chrome page.

    Click on the blue button which says "Free" and then select add to Chrome.

  4. Once you installed this app, type in chrome://apps/ in address bar to go to the Chrome Apps page.

    There you’ll see a list of app shortcuts including Google Keep. Right-click on the icon and select "Create Shortcuts…"

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  5. Right click and create a shortcut to your desktop

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  • FYI: this whole process can be done in Chromium, which is the open-source base of Chrome, and is available from Ubuntu repos, no need to download anything.
    – jena
    Oct 22, 2019 at 9:05
  • Things have changed in Chrome. Keep now appears as an extension. How do we add the shortcut in Chrome version 81?
    – vineeshvs
    May 20, 2020 at 13:27
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    @vineeshvs app is still available. chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-keep-notes-and-lis/… I just did the process on Ubuntu 20.04 with Chrome v83, worked for me. Jun 11, 2020 at 9:12
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    @user3601262 Thanks. It worked for me. Now I have the desktop shortcut for Google keep in Ubuntu 16.04. Note-taking has become 10x easier across devices for me.
    – vineeshvs
    Jun 11, 2020 at 11:40
  • Nice and concise answer!!...Elementary O.S. thanks Jul 15, 2020 at 4:17

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