A little known product called “Google Keep” has made it to prime time, and is slowly being rolled out across Gmail and Google Docs:
Here’s why it kicks ass for copywriters (and well, other “normal” people) also :-P
Google Docs is the best text editor on Earth, and the new Google Keep lets you keep a drawer full of snippets you frequently use:
The Google Keep icon on a Google Doc:
Click the icon, and the "drawer" appears with your saved "snippets":
Simply "click-n-drag" snippets into your document:
For example I like to frequently use quotes about copywriting in things I write, but I always forget them.
I'll still frequently use my quotes swipe file, but with Google Keep I can actually click-n-drag that quote right into a doc!
You can then edit, label, sort, and colorize your snippets:
This is how you can personalize your own Google Keep snippets. I personally use green for quotes, and purple for templates. Now you can make your own :)
Hopefully this useful tool saves you a few clicks!
P.S. Here's a list of the tools mentioned in this post:
- Google Docs: Standard Google Docs everyone uses.
- Google Keep: Edit, sort, label, and color code your snippets.
- Google Keep Chrome Extension: Easily save snippets from the web.
- Copywriting Quotes: My collection of favorite copywriting quotes.
- Swipe File: Full swipe file of snippets and interesting copy.
P.P.S. For more useful things like this checkout my list of other Copywriting Tools.
P.P.P.S. Got any other sweet little tricks or hacks you use like this?? What do you use them for? Please share!