Keep It
Keep It
1.7.7

4.0

Keep It free download for Mac

Keep It

1.7.7
27 November 2019

Store notes, web links, and documents in one place.

Overview

Keep It is for writing notes, saving web links, storing documents, and finding them again. Available on Mac, and as a separate app for iPhone and iPad, changes are automatically made available to all your devices with iCloud. Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later.

Features
  • Create, edit, view and save:
    • Notes with styles, checklists and attachments that look good and read well on all your devices
    • Web links with live previews, or saved as PDFs for offline viewing
    • Rich and plain text files, and Markdown documents
    • Add any other kind of file, and see previews for most images, documents, web pages, and more
    • See summaries and thumbnails in the list for most files
    • Use the Recents list to see things you’ve added or viewed lately
    • Share items with iCloud
  • Organize:
    • Folders let you organise things hierarchically - select a folder to see everything it and its subfolders contain
    • Use bundles to gather items into one place - items can be in more than one bundle at a time
    • Use labels to color-code items for quick visual recognition
    • Add searchable tags and comments
    • Make items favorites and drag lists to the Favorites Bar for quick access
  • Search and Filter:
    • Search everything in Keep It: names, tags, file contents, dates, kinds and more
    • Choose suggestions as you search to create complex searches with ease
    • Use keywords and natural language for dates while searching
    • Save searches for later reuse
    • Use the Tag Filter to see all items with a tag and any other relevant tags; choose another tag to drill down further
  • Use Keep It with other apps:
    • Compact Mode reduces the app to a single column, ideal for using alongside other apps
    • Drag pretty much anything to Keep It
    • Copy clickable links to items in Keep It
    • Share extension can add links, text, images and other files, and append text to notes from within other apps
    • Save files to Keep It’s folders to automatically add them to the library
    • Use a bookmarklet to add links from web browsers that don’t use Share extensions

What's new in Keep It

Version 1.7.7:
Fixed:
  • An issue finding items whose names begin with a double quote character.
  • An issue where the current Markdown style would not be checked in the Markdown > Editor Style menu.
  • An issue where Markdown previews that use a custom style would not be displayed at startup and the app is set to show Markdown previews by default.
  • A crash that could occur when showing a note.
  • An option to include HTML files when converting text files to notes.
  • An issue where the correct list view (list or thumbnails) would not be used for saved searches.
  • Issues saving web links with the share extension.
  • The vertical alignment of checklists in notes.

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13 Keep It Reviews

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cig0
11 July 2018

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Seems like a nice solution; however the need to buy a subscription to get the features that I'd take for basic capabilities makes a no-go to me. DEVONthink Pro may look ugly in comparison, yeah -- but it's quite a piece of software for the buck.
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Version 1.4.2
bdikkat
25 September 2019
Keeps on egtting better
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Version 1.7.1
Kerry-Dawson
05 September 2019
Have you ever thought of doing an Android client. I would buy the system in a flash if you did.
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Version 1.6.19
bdikkat
01 April 2019
The support pages say you can put any type of file in Keep It and have them sync, but I can't seem to sync Scrivener projects. This, despite the fact that updates to cater for Scrivener have appeared in release notes.
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Version 1.6.3
1 answer(s)
Robby-is-on
Robby-is-on
18 July 2019
Have you contacted the developers about this?
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bdikkat
05 February 2019
It gets stuck on "Downloading from iCloud..." and "Preparing to index items..." again :(
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Version 1.5.10
1 answer(s)
bdikkat
bdikkat
22 March 2019
... which now seems fixed, so all is well again. One of my favourite apps
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dwp-1
18 September 2018
Love Keep It and its iOS counterpart. The developer has been working on versions of this application for years. He consistent;y updates with new features and bug fixes. The compact mode is just what it needed. Give it a try, I think you'll be very pleased. ??????????
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Version 1.5
cig0
11 July 2018
Seems like a nice solution; however the need to buy a subscription to get the features that I'd take for basic capabilities makes a no-go to me. DEVONthink Pro may look ugly in comparison, yeah -- but it's quite a piece of software for the buck.
Like (4)
Version 1.4.2
2 answer(s)
Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
14 July 2018
The iOS app is subscription only, but you can buy the Mac app with a one-time payment.
Like (2)
dwp-1
dwp-1
18 September 2018
DevonThink Pro is what 3 times the price? I have thousands of files in DevonThink and find it a pain to use and only seem to use the features from DevonThink that are also in Keep It. Therefore making the switch was a pleasant and so much nicer to work in. DevonThink is in need of a complete overhaul.
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bdikkat
20 March 2018
1.3 is a great update - except that the "activity" window seems stuck with the message "Preparing to index items"
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Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
21 March 2018
The phantom indexing activity (it had already finished) has been fixed in v1.3.1. Thanks.
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bdikkat
bdikkat
21 March 2018
That was quick! Loving the app !
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prestonlittle
22 February 2018
A bit pricey for its purposes
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Version 1.2.5
1 answer(s)
bdikkat
bdikkat
23 June 2018
I don't agree. I think, for what it does, it's very fairly priced. And the iOS app subscription cost is very low, if you want to go with that. For me, this app is one of the absolute best. It kills Evernote stone dead.
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isdn
05 February 2018
Nice and simple app. However, it seems that the items can be synced only via iCloud. No Dropbox or other options. No backup options.
Also, the type of item cannot be changed (for example from plain text to rich text) and the items cannot be encrypted.
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Version 1.2.4
7 answer(s)
Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
22 June 2018
In Keep It 1.4, you can now encrypt items. Dropbox doesn't provide enough for Keep It to sync its database, but you can relocate its document files to anywhere you like by holding on Command + Option when the app starts up. Thanks.
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isdn
isdn
22 June 2018
That is great, thank you.
Is it possible to add, for example, WebDAV or s3 compatible storage options?
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Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
22 June 2018
It's not likely the app will gets built-in support for S3 or WebDAV due to it being a ton of work, and an overall lack of interest, sorry.
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bdikkat
bdikkat
28 November 2018
Developer - you wrote, "Dropbox doesn't provide enough for Keep It to sync its database"

What do you mean exactly here? Dropbox doesn't provide enough what?
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Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
29 November 2018
Dropbox can sync files, but not databases. Put a database file in Dropbox, sync it, and it'll soon become corrupt.

Unlike iCloud, Dropbox has no way to store the kind of structured data you'd find in a database. Dropbox used to have that, but dropped it in 2016 (https://blogs.dropbox.com/developers/2015/04/deprecating-the-sync-and-datastore-apis/)

For apps that rely on databases to use Dropbox, developers have to come up with their own methods of storing this data safely, and in such a way that you can merge the changes between various devices.

That's a huge job, and there is almost no demand for Dropbox these days - iCloud is considerably more affordable than Dropbox, and works really well.
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bdikkat
bdikkat
29 November 2018
DEVONthink syncs of its databases via Dropbox without problem.

iCloud is indeed cheaper than Dropbox per GB of space, but to say that "there is almost no demand for Dropbox these days", is hardly correct: the latest stats tell me that there are currently 500 million Dropbox users (11.9 million of whom are paying customers) who upload 1.2 billion files every day. I wouldn't term that "almost no demand".
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Reinvented Software
Reinvented Software
29 November 2018
There is almost no demand in my support inbox, I have heard from about five or six people since releasing Keep It in Aug 2017. The work would take months, and I don't think that's worth my time.
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Jlock
28 January 2018
Keep It allows me to store all of my notes for work, documents that I want to refer to later, and images/links that I want to keep organized with projects that I am working on. I was using the built-in "Notes" app for Mac before using this app, and Keep It offers a plethora of awesome features, but I never felt like any of them were thrown in there for no reason or that they didn't add value to the app, each one has its place. For example, I LOVE using tags on my notes. I attend a lot of meetings at work and being able to tag meeting notes so that I can view them by department all at once makes my life very easy. No more "Where exactly did I put that note from that meeting again?" moments, which I really am happy about. The developer is active and keeps making improvements to the app, you can't go wrong with this one!
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Version 1.2.3