How to Add a Table in Google Keep

Google Keep allows you to create notes, reminders, and to-do lists that sync automatically. But as useful as the app is, some important features like adding tables are still missing.

How to Add a Table in Google Keep

Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll show you some alternatives you can use to create tables from your phone or desktop.

Google Docs as an Alternative

One of the reasons Google Keep isn’t fully developed is that Google already has Google Docs, which features all the advanced options you’ll ever need. It seems that Google wants Google Keep to be as simple and easy-to-use as possible, without too many options.

Every time someone asks on a Google forum whether they’re going to introduce some new features to Keep, administrators advise them to try Google Docs instead. Therefore, until Google finally decides to update Keep, you’ve got to use Docs.

If you’ve never used Docs before, don’t worry, it’s relatively easy. It looks like a classic writing app, such as Microsoft Word, only it has more options. The best thing about Google Docs is that it’s free. Plus you can use it on both your desktop and as a mobile app.

Tip: If you want to add a table that won’t need any updates in the future, we’ve got great news for you. You can create the table in Google Docs and then take a screenshot of it. Then, add that photo to Google Keep in one of your notes. That’s it! It’s a bit more effort, but you’ll have your table in Google Keep where you can easily open it.

Table in Google Keep

Adding Table on Mobile App

Most people use Keep on their mobile phones, and that’s why we’re starting with this option. If you haven’t used Google Docs before, you can download it from the App Store. Sign in with your Google credentials, and you’re ready to start.

Note: The Google Docs app looks similar on Android and iOS devices, and that’s why everyone can use this guide.

  1. Open the Google Docs app.
  2. Create a new document or open the document where you want to add a table.
  3. Tap on the part of the screen where you want to place it.
  4. Tap on the plus sign at the top right corner.
  5. Select Table.
  6. Enter the number of rows and columns you want to add.
  7. Tap on Insert table.

There you have it! Of course, you can edit the table whenever you want, by adding new rows and columns. All you have to do is tap the side of the table where you want to add a new cell, and then tap on the plus sign.

Add Table in Google Keep

Adding Table on Desktop

Did you know you can use both Google Keep and Google Docs on your desktop as well? What’s more, the mobile and desktop versions sync, so you don’t have to worry about transferring your data. Here’s how to add a table in Google Docs:

  1. Open Google Docs and log in with your Google account.
  2. Create a new document or open the document where you want to add a table.
  3. Go to the top menu and click on Insert.
  4. Select Table.
  5. Enter the number of rows and columns you want to add.

That’s it! Bear in mind that the largest table can be 20 x 20 cells. If you need a larger table, maybe you should opt for a spreadsheet app.

Easy Option: Add Table in Your Phone’s Notes

If you don’t want to bother with additional apps, you can create a table in your Notes. Apple has introduced this feature recently, and many Android devices followed suit. Of course, tables in Notes are very limited, but you can use them for some simple things.

All you have to do is create a new note and then look for a plus sign. Among other options, you’ll be able to add a table. On iPhone, you don’t even have to look for it as you can see small table sign at the bottom of your note. Just click on it, and a simple table will be added.

Will Google Keep Add This Option?

In terms of Google, it’s very difficult to predict what will their next move be. Some of the latest updates in Google Keep are the ability to transcribe text from images and to transform your voice notes into writing! Adding tables seems like a far easier thing to do, so we hope it’ll be added soon.

Are any other features missing in Google Keep? Is there any new feature you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments section below.

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