Welcome to the New Springpad
Today, we’re excited to announce major updates to the Springpad platform – better organization, improved ways to save and a unified experience across all clients.
Your Memory Platform
Our mission at Springpad is to be your personal memory platform – a single place to save things you want to remember, accessible wherever and whenever you need it. A platform that takes advantage of the always connected nature of the cloud to alert you to information important to you while also providing additional details to help you get things done.
In March, we took our first step in cloud-based memory by launching Springpad on the iPhone, and since then we’ve launched Springpad for Android and iPad, released the Chrome Extension and introduced Alerts. Our Springpad community has grown tenfold and we have seen extraordinary usage across all clients, as well as many passionate users who have given us amazing feedback to improve the Springpad experience.
We’ve learned a lot in the last nine months and have poured the feedback and learnings into today’s release.
Faster ways to save thoughts
From scanning a barcode when you’re at the store, to geolocating a restaurant you want to try, to jotting down a quick thought, Springpad’s goal is to give you the best approach to saving based on what you’re doing.
While having a myriad of save options is helpful, we’ve reduced the noise a bit by surfacing three primary ways to save: Notes, Tasks and Look it Up.
“Look it up” is a new way to save and is a central way to use the internet to add common things you hear about, like books, recipes, albums and movies. You can even add contacts from your Google or Facebook accounts. And as always, Springpad enhances that information with actionable links and widgets like price comparison, tour dates and wine availability.
We’ve simplfied our approach to organization giving you two options, Notebooks and Tags.
Notebooks are places to save buckets in your life. Be it projects, plans or just work vs. home. The siloed experience gives you true focus. Tags lets you cross-reference information within a notebook or All My Stuff.
The Board: Visual Organization
We’re introducing a new way of organizing called the Board. The Board is your virtual cork board, where you can layout notes, photos, or anything in your Springpad and group them in ways that make sense to you. You can even add a map on the board to visualize anything in your notebook with an address. The board is available on HTML5 supported browsers as well as on the iPad.
Your personal corner in the cloud
We’re making the experience using Springpad even more personal by giving you the option to theme your Springpad. Choose a background theme for your Springpad, select binding colors for your notebooks. And best of all, themes and notebooks sync with your Android and iOS apps letting you take your personal experience with you.
Seamless experience cross-client
A big push for this release has been to make sure all clients (iOS, Android, Web) feel familiar, while also designed to take advantage of the various uses each client brings. All clients now support themes, tags, notebooks and also a simplified set of save options.
We’ve also taken this opportunity to address specific improvements within each client. Learn more about changes to your favorite app:
- Springpad HTML5 Web App
- Springpad for iPhone and iPad (v2.0)
- Springpad for Android (v2.0)
So much more to come
A big part of today’s release is positioning the platform to prepare for our next phase as a memory platform. From programatic interfaces, to deeper social integration, and of course, our constant push to keep simplifying the user experience, there’s much more to come.
We hope you enjoy today’s improvements and as always feel free to send us feedback!