Install Google Keep in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

Last updated: October 31, 2014

google keep ubuntu 14.04

Google Keep is a free note taking service from Google. It’s available on Google Play for the Android mobile operating system and on Google Drive as a web application.

This tutorial will show you how to install Google Keep, based on Chrome browser, in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Install Google Keep Ubuntu 14.04

To get started:

1. Download the Google Chrome web browser at:

You may check out your OS type (32 or 64 bit) via System Settings -> Details -> Overveiw.

2. Install the package via Ubuntu Software Center, or by running the below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_*.deb && sudo apt-get -f install

3. Open Chrome browser and go to Google Keep for Chrome page.

Click on the blue button which says “Free” and then select add to Chrome.

4. Once you installed this app, type in chrome://apps/ in address bar to go to the Chrome Apps page.

There you’ll see a list of app shortcuts including Google Keep. Right-click on the icon and select “Create Shortcuts…”

google keep on Ubuntu desktop

5. Select creating shortcut icon on Desktop or Application Menu in next window:

google keep ubuntu 14.04

Now open Google Keep from menu or desktop and enjoy!


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9 responses to Install Google Keep in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

  1. Did this yesterday in Ubuntu 14.04. I don’t have icons on my desktop, so I switched the create application shortcut to Applications menu. Then search for Keep, drag Google Keep to Launcher to create the shortcut there. I repeat this procedure for Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, and Twitter.

    If you create shortcut on Desktop, when you delete the desktop shortcut it deletes your Launcher shortcut as well.

  2. Eneko Alvarez May 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Very useful! It also works offline, so it’s perfect for using docs for work, for example. Nevertheless, how can you erase those shortcuts on the applications tab? I use Elementary OS and I do not know how to do it…


  3. This helped me a lot, thanks for sharing

  4. Does this sync with gmail notes?

  5. Hi JI m
    thanks for share
    I have to note app: gnote ( on Android and GG Keep
    I vanna sync 2 account and do you have any way to do it

  6. There is no text coming in my notes, in the desktop application. Just the title. Any idea how to fix it?

  7. Hey!
    Can I launch it from a terminal? I want to assign a key for google keep but I need a command that will start it. Is there sth like /usr/bin/google_keep ?