Google Keep is a free information storage solution. Quick-hit notes, to-do lists, pictures, and much more can be saved on your mobile device to be processed later. One of the more helpful features of Keep is its ability to transcribe notes from pictures.

Take a picture of a handwritten page, wait about 30 seconds for Keep’s optical character recognition (OCR) to scan the photo for words. Select Grab image text:

Your handwriting should be converted into text within your note. Do keep in mind that Google’s OCR capabilities may not be extensive enough to accurately transcribe all types of handwriting, should you have indecipherable chicken scratch:

 


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