Google keep is very useful in taking quick notes. Recently I’ve found out how to use is as a standalone app in Awesome!

First step is quite easy: install Google Keep extension in Chrome, then go to apps, right click on it and choose create shortcuts option, in next window choose Desktop.

Done! But run apps using desktop entry from Awesome is not geeky at all :)

Open a desktop entry which was created by chrome:

vim ~/Desktop/chrome-hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki-Default.desktop

and copy Exec part of file, it should look something like /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --profile-directory=Default --app-id=hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki.

Next create a file in /usr/local/bin, let’s name it keep, make it executable:

cd /usr/local/bin
sudo touch keep
sudo chmod +x keep

And insert in that file Exec part of desktop entry you’ve copied followed by ampersand &:

/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --profile-directory=Default --app-id=hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki &

Now to run keep you can use Mod4+r using keep command.