Google Keep Update Brings Grid Support for Drawings

Google Keep, Google’s note taking and checklist app, has a new update rolling out in the Play Store today.  Version 5.0.251.04.40 is the updated build for those keeping score at home and it brings support for grid and ruled lines for drawings.

Keep has always supported drawing but grid lines to help you keep lines straight and the like wasn’t there.  It was added a few weeks back to the online version of the note taking app and now has made it to the mobile version too.

If you open up a note within Google Keep and want to add a drawing (using the + icon in the bottom tray), you will open up the note with the drawing tools at the bottom.  Now tap on the overflow menu in the upper right corner (the three vertical dots) and select Show Grid.  You’ll see an options display that gives you three different grid options – Square, Dot, or Rules – or no grid at all which is the default.  Tap the one you want, then Accept and it will show up in your note.

Google Keep Grid Options for Drawings
Google Keep Grid Options for Drawings

Here is an example note with the Ruled grid enabled.

Google Keep Drawings with Ruled Lines Grid
Google Keep Drawings with Ruled Lines Grid

Beyond support for grids and rules, this update to Keep has other performance and bug updates in it too.  As is the normal practice of Google, they didn’t disclose exactly what was addressed in those fixes.

The update is rolling out now and you should have it already but if not, it shouldn’t be more than a day or two for everyone to see it.