It's no secret that I love Google - but Google Keep is one of my all time favorite tools!
One of the coolest features of Keep is the ability to GRAB TEXT FROM AN IMAGE! For example, take a picture of a flyer or poster and Keep will grab the text from the image and make it editable in the note! This could be SO useful in the classroom - kids could take notes with pencil & paper, take a picture of the page, and have a digital version in a just a few seconds!
This feature works in both the desktop and app versions of the program.
Go to keep.google.com and start a new note. Click on the image icon in the Take a note box at the top of the screen. Then, choose an image that is stored on your device.
Once the image has been added to your note, click on the three dots in the menu at the bottom of the note and select Grab text from image. Note: If the Grab text from image option is grayed out, wait a few seconds and try again - process time can vary based on the amount of text in the image.
Once you've pressed Grab image text, scroll down to the bottom of the note and, if necessary, edit the text!
Once you are in the Keep app, press Take a note... While in the note, press the plus sign at the bottom left of the screen. Then, choose to pull an image from your device's photo library or take a new image.
If you don't already have an image to use on your device, take a picture of something with text - a flyer, typed quote, book cover, etc. Once you're satisfied with the picture, press Use Photo.
When the photo is attached to the note, press the photo one more time - this time to open it in a new screen. Select the three dots in the top right corner, then choose Grab image text. Note: it may take a few seconds for this option to show up - it will depend on the amount of text in the image. Just keep refreshing until you see it!
BAM! Click on any part of the text to edit within the note!