GoKeep & TurboNote: Two Apps That Are Good Google Keep For iOS Alternatives

By | May 27, 2015

There is no doubt about Google Keep for Android device’s popularity with over 10 million downloads and counting. Unfortunately, iOS users are still waiting for an iOS version of the Google Keep app and so far, have to rely on the web version of the app.

There are two Google Keep apps for iOS that you should consider: TurbNote for Google Keep and GoKeep for Google Keep. Both offer convenient access to Google Keep from the apps rather than the browser.


TurboNote was developed by the people who created Safe Mail for Gmail and markets itself as offering the best support for Google Keep. It is the better TurboNote allows you to create, delete and edit on-screen post-it notes. Your notes are stored in the Google cloud so you can access and edit them from any device. TurboNote now supports TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint recognition feature. The app supports iOS8 and is optimized for the expanded screen size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app provides secure access via a passcode feature. You can control access to additional users, and you can link up to 5 Google accounts to the app. You can download it for free from the App Store


GoKeep is another productivity app that supports Google Keep for iOS and is 10th most popular app in 61 different countries. GoKeep provides many of the same features as TurboNote and provides a few that you won’t find in TurboNote, including reminders, notifications and an offline mode. The offline mode is a really convenient feature because you can use the app whether or not you have an internet connection.

GoKeep supports Apple’s TouchID and is optimized for iOS8 and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens. You’ll find GoKeep’s interface to be more reminiscent of the Google’s than the TurboNote interface. This app only supports two Google account and not the group friendly five accounts supported by TurboNote. GoKeep is also available as a free download in the App Store.

These apps are very useful but aren’t incredibly robust. If you need to sync notes cross-platform on iOS then you should try SimpleNote. You might also want to check out Google Inbox, which is the Gmail inbox re-engineered to help keep you organized. Otherwise, the TurboNote and GoKeep apps should meet most of your note-taking needs.

One thought on “GoKeep & TurboNote: Two Apps That Are Good Google Keep For iOS Alternatives

  1. Phoenix2022

    It seems that both Turbonote and Gokeep are not available in European iTunes stores (I live in France and there’s a message that they are not available in my store due to region restrictions). Secondly the official Google Keep app does not support iOS7 (only iOS8 and higher). So today millions of people can’t use Google Keep on their smartphones. It seems that these restrictions are intended to force european users to upgrade their hardware, I find this strategy totally humilating for users: waste of products, waste of money, waste of work-force.. in the only goal to take more and more money from consumers. When will it change?


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