Here’s one to file under ‘totally saw that coming’: Google Keep is the official replacement for Scratchpad, Google’s old note-taking web-app.

We first told you that Scratchpad was being axed last November. At that time Google Keep wasn’t even on the radar, so the decision to cease development did seem rather strange.

Google launched Keep earlier this year with a web-interface and mobile apps for Android and iOS. An official Chrome web app was made available at the beginning of May.

Scratchpad to Keep
Scratchpad to Keep Notification on Chrome OS

If you’re an active Scratchpad user you’ll see an alert notifying you of the change the next time you open the app. Inside the notifiction you’ll see instructions on how to migrate your unsaved notes over to Google Keep.

You’re also be able to download your notes in a .zip file, should you want to take them elsewhere. 

For full details head on over to the Google support site, link below.

Scratchpad to Google Keep Migration Help

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