If you’re a Google Keep user on Android, you may be wishing there was an easier way to add a new note into Keep without having to either open the app or use one of Google’s two widgets (3×1 and 3×2 size? Really?) to tie up precious desktop space. If you also use Nova Launcher here’s a trick to save some space and make things faster.
From the page on your launcher where you want to add a shortcut, bring up the Nova menu and select Shortcuts > Activities.
Scroll down until you find the Keep section then expand it to show all the various activities that can be done. Select “activities.EditorActivity” from the list and you’ll now have a shortcut on your home page that immediately launches into a new note with just a tap. No big widget, no extra memory use. It’s just that easy.