Panel View for Keep has gone through several iterations, simply because it runs on a service and website out of my control. As Google updated Keep, I have had to rewrite and even scrap entire blocks of code. That said, Keep is still a worthwhile service, and in my (not quite unbiased) opinion, turning it into a panel — instead of a separate app window — improves it.
- I don’t get it. This just opens Google Keep in a new tab.
Not so! This extension serves as a shortcut to keep.google.com, but also much more. You’ll find at the bottom of Keep’s sidebar (click the hamburger icon () to open it), a new link entitled “Send to Panel.” Click that and you’re on your way.
- When I click “Send to Panel,” it opens a popup window, not a panel.
Unfortunately, Chrome disables the panel API by default. To override this, you’ll need to enable it in chrome:flags and restart Chrome. Now you’re ready to use panels.
- Why can’t I upload an image when Keep is in panel view?
This is a known bug with panels. Read more about this issue on crbug.com.
This is just a panelized shortcut to keep.google.com. If Google releases an API for interacting with Keep, I will be more than happy to incorporate it! Until then, it’s a hack. A hack I’m proud of, but a hack nonetheless.
- Style fixes.
- Made reminder notes’ schedule icon visible in collapsed view.
- Fixed scroll area for share screen.
- Fixed height of list settings screen.
- Hid label in search result.
- Restructured toolbar in collapsed view.
- Complete rewrite of the override stylesheet!
- Moved the “Add note” area to the bottom of the panel, to match the Android app. It creates a new note in full-screen, again just like the Android app.
- Modified the toast to match the Android app.
- Fixed Share Note screen in the panel.
- The panel view now persists across sessions.
- Fixed bug where Keep in a tab would not close when switching to a panel.
- Fixed console errors due to invalid window and tab IDs.
- Fixed bug where reminders were not visible in single note view.
- Fixed bug where checklist notes without a title were being hidden in the collapsed list view.
- Reverted to default list view.
- Added an option (below “Send to Tab”) to enable collapsed list view.
- Added the “storage” permission so the extension remembers the option.
- Cleaned up source styles.
- Changed list view to show collapsed notes.
- Updated individual note view to take up the full height of the window (only for small window sizes).
- Fixed CSS bug when the Share button on a note is clicked without first opening the note.
- Fixed toolbar icon. The 2.4 update had the wrong icon by accident.
- Added keep-sharing.google.com to permissions.
- Cleaned up remaining unused options dialog code.
- No longer opens existing tab ID if the tab is not on Keep anymore.
- Removed permissions for storage and context menus, and associated scripts.
- Removed options, because the only option was to enable context menus, which are now removed.
- Removed storage for whether to open in tab or panel. By default, Panel View will now always open in a tab, in a new browser session.
- Added keep.google.com to the list of permissions. (keep.google.com previously redirected to drive.google.com/keep, but it doesn’t.)
- Changes to reflect Google’s updated look for the Keep website.
- Fixed some wonky styling. Yes, “wonky” is a word, because I said so.
- Added a “Send to” icon on the rightmost side of the black bar, which enables easy switching between tab and panel.
- User account switching!
- Options page moved to an in-window dialog. The only option for now is the context menu toggle. The extension itself will remember in which view you last opened Keep.