Springpad Browser Extensions: New Clipper Extension to Replace Older Features
Along with this week’s update to the Springpad web app, we’ve just release a new extension for the Chrome Browser. (Coming soon for Firefox)
This new extension works just like the Spring It! web clipper. It allows you to clip things that you find around the web without launching the Springpad web app – all from a tiny yellow icon to the right of your browser’s address bar. As you clip, we’ll do our best to identify the type of thing you are trying to save, add useful information to it and allow you to organize it into any of your Springpad notebooks. Learn more about clipping.
We’re Replacing Our Old Extensions
Many of you still use the the old version of our Chrome and Firefox extensions that allow you to save new things and access your existing springs. Over the past year, we have allowed these extensions to become out-of-date, so that they are no longer consistent with the Springpad apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and the Spring It! web clipper.
We’ve recently come to the difficult decision that we will no longer support the features in our old extensions. It’s our priority to provide good support for any app or extension that we give to you, and it has become apparent that we were not doing that with out older extensions. Being a small team with multiple apps, we must focus our efforts on making our core platforms (Springpad.com and the mobile apps) the best that they can be.
Today, we are also releasing the last update to the existing Springpad Firefox add-on. This update makes the Firefox add-on usable for those of you who depend up on it. When the new clipper-based add-on becomes available for Firefox, we urge you to begin using it instead.
By offering you a browser extension that is based upon our web clipper, we will be able to keep the new extensions current. Further, we encourage you to begin accessing your springs via our web app at Springpad.com, where we will continue to make regular updates and improvements.