Weddings are romantic, beautiful, and life changing – but they can also be incredibly stressful. Unfortunately, professional wedding planners are often too much of an expense when considering the many other costs of a wedding. No need to break the bank – Springpad can become your personal wedding planner.
As any true football fan knows, the Super Bowl is one of the most important times of the year. Getting together with friends to celebrate a moment in sports history is a blast. Of course, nothing ruins a good time like a grumbling stomach, and there is always pressure on hosts to provide tasty snacks. The Springpad Sliders! recipe notebook makes it a snap to serve snacks that are just as memorable as the big game itself.
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and with it the house parties and merry-making that marks the end of the football season. Generally, there tends to be two types of Super Bowl Sunday partakers. The first has followed every play of every game and is watching the big game to see if their fantasy football projections are fulfilled. The second is ecstatic over being given a legitimate reason to gorge themselves on a smorgasbord of game-time snacking fare and revelry regardless of who wins the game.
Hosting the next Super Bowl Party shindig? Springpad, Named Time Magazine’s Top Apps of 2012, has found the best nacho recipes on the planet, and they’re sure to please even the most die hard game time food connoisseurs.
With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the big game. If you’re hosting the party this year, planning your Super Bowl bash ahead of time means you’ll spend less time stressing and more time rooting on your favorite team. From grocery shopping to guest lists, we’re here to help you get organized, so that you can quit stressing and start focusing on the game.
When it comes to Thanksgiving many people appreciate the power of a good cocktail. Not only is it a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner for the adults, it can also make November more fun and really get everyone into the Thanksgiving Day spirit. Here are some awesome cocktails to try this Thanksgiving. Also, don’t forget that this is just a simple preview of all the great cocktails you can find by users in the Springpad community.
Springpad is excited to announce that we’re hosting a session at this year’s FutureM conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. Known as the must-attend event for discovering what’s next, MITX‘s annual FutureM conference brings together marketing and technology innovators to contemplate and celebrate the future of Marketing.
Pete recently got in touch with us to share a cool tip – In conjunction with Vlingo, he is able to save tasks and events directly to Springpad using only his voice through Springpad’s email in feature. Pretty cool!
Pete has been using Springpad for more than a year and a half. He uses the Springpad Chrome app, Chrome extension and the mobile apps for multiple devices. Pete also shares one account with his wife and his son to help organize household activities.
(Note: more sophisticated collaboration features are on their way!)
I absolutely love all the options in Springpad. I use it for all of my tasks, appointments, notes, reminders, and all my personal management items. All my events automatically sync to my Google calendar. With Vlingo, I am now able to insert tasks and events using only my voice and have them automatically go into Springpad as an actual task and event. Very cool. Now I can add tasks and events even while driving.
Here’s how to set it up:
- Find your personal Springpad email address – Log in at Springpad.com, then go to Settings > Services.
- In your mobile phone’s address book, add a contact called “Springpad” with your personal email address as the email.
- Download the Vlingo app for your mobile device. (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and more!)
- Try it out for yourself!
Note: Vlingo for iPhone works best for sending emails to Springpad because you can use colons in the subject. This allows you to specify a Type like Event or Task instead of creating a regular Note. You can still use Vlingo for Android but the language models are slightly different and don’t recognize “colon” like the iPhone app does.
Some examples of things you can say to Vlingo for iPhone:
- Create a task: “email springpad, subject, task colon mow lawn”
- Create an event for a specific date: “email springpad, subject, event colon meeting with principal, message, November 2nd”
- Create a note (specifying a subject line is optional): “email springpad, subject, exercise log, message, ran three miles today in 23 minutes” or “email springpad, ran three miles today in 23 minutes”
Examples of what you can say to Vlingo for Android:
- Create a note : “email springpad, ran three miles today in 23 minutes”
- Create a note: “email springpad, subject February 14th, message It was a great day, I got flowers delivered to me at work”
It can take a couple of tries to get it right but once Vlingo learns a bit more about your speech pattern, you’ll be sending emails into Springpad via Vlingo in no time! Give it try and let us know if there are any other apps you use alongside with Springpad to make it even easier to save your stuff.
When you save things that you want to remember to Springpad, sometimes you still need a bit of extra help remembering those things at the right time – so create a reminder!
We’re excited to introduce notification support for the Springpad iPhone and iPad apps, available today in the App Store!
This update to the iOS apps makes it easier for you to remember the things you save, with the introduction of reminders, push notifications, home screen badges, alarms, ‘send to phone’, and more!
Check out this video for a quick overview:
Create Reminders from your iPhone or iPad Read more…
ATTENTION: This post contains details about a previous version of Springpad. To learn about the updates in Springpad 3.0, check out this blog post: “The New Springpad Makes It Fun and Easy to Share.”
4/5/11/ UPDATE: You can now send your Events, Alarms and Tasks with due dates to Google Calendar using an iCal feed from Springpad.
Any events that you create in Springpad can be sent to your Google Calendar. So, if you’re using Springpad to organize certain projects, you can send integrate that planning with the rest of your life in Google!
Here’s how to do it: Read more…