In Pictures: Google Grim Reaper. The latest killed projects

The grimmest project, app, and API garrotes from Google’s past eight reapings

The latest likely cremation candidate: Google Keep Just five days ago, Google announced its latest creation, Google Keep. Although Google would like you to think that it’s an Evernote competitor, in fact, Keep doesn’t play in the same league. A very straightforward note-keeping app, Keep may have aspirations to compete with Microsoft’s OneNote, but even that comparison’s more than a little strained.

Keep owes a little bit to its conceptual predecessor, Google Notebook, which was killed in September 2011.

Clearly, Google created Keep to answer critics of the Google Apps suite who couldn’t find a OneNote competitor. Just as clearly, the product needs a lot of work. Will it succumb to spring-cleaning as rapidly as the others in this list? Time will tell.

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