– Oct. 19th 2018 7:08 pm PT
Our upcoming APK Insight of Google app 8.33 uncovered a URL for a new “Lists and Notes” web app that ties into the Google Assistant. It comes as Google is working on allowing users to set their own default list and note taking provider in Assistant.
The public facing Assistant-branded URL is live and mentioned in a string that we found during our in-progress teardown of the latest Google app beta. Visiting loads a very basic web app completely styled with the Google Material Theme. It features two tabs for “Lists” and “Notes,” as well as a bottom app bar. The multi-colored FAB at center allows users to create a new list or note.
This web app is openly accessible and saves between devices. The interface and functionality is again very rudimentary with users able to make a simple list that has the option to mark off items or delete entirely. Lists and notes can be titled, but there is no other real feature set to them.
The exact nature of this Google Assistant Lists and Notes web app is unclear. It could be a default option for Google Assistant, but seems silly in the light of Google making an entirely different service that does not sync with Google Keep or Google Tasks.
Dylan contributed to this article