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Popular note-taking and organization app Springpad received an update today which brings a whole new level of social sharing and interaction to the app.

Springpad now allows users to share notebooks with specific people, so you can collaborate on projects and share ideas with the appropriate people; personalize your notebooks with themes, and easily explore and follow public notebooks. Other features added to smart notebooks include:

  • Follow individual notebooks: by content and interest from friends and trusted sources
  • Flexible sharing options: make notebooks private or public; and co-curate or collaborate with others.
  • Enhanced filtering and organization: ability to tag, sort, and change views; find new notebooks via category and tag pages.
  • Automatic enhancements and alerts: useful information like show times, price. comparison and reservation links; alerts provide updates, price drops and offers for saved items.
  • Easy save options: new quick add bar; bookmarklet and browser extensions make searching and saving effortless.
  • Universal access: web, retina optimized iOS and Android phones and tablets; offline support is available on all devices for all personal notebooks.

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The Springpad app is available for free in the Play Store, so hit the widget below to grab it.

Springpad Unveils Digital Notebooks with Benefits

Springpad’s New Smart Notebooks Give Users Information to Fuel Discovery, Knowledge and Action

BOSTON, MAApril 11, 2012 Springpad today announced a new social experience for its smart notebooks making it easier to share, discover and act on the things users care about most, with the help of those they trust. The completely redesigned Springpad 3.0 now allows users to collaborate and share notebooks, discover ideas and information from trusted sources, and easily turn interests into action. It frees users from the fleeting nature of the stream, assuring that a notebook’s knowledge is available when a user needs it, rather than when someone posted it.

“As the world of infinite options creates more clutter and noise on the web, people are looking for new options to organize the stuff they care about,” explained Jeff Chow, Springpad co-founder and CEO. “More than three million users have already turned to Springpad and our enhanced information to help get things done. The new Springpad takes valued information to a new level by offering a completely re-designed experience that couples the intuitive intelligence of our platform with the knowledge of our community.”

The real-time web is an amazing resource for news and serendipitous discovery, but there’s so much more useful information in what gets shared beyond the immediate. Springpad 3.0 moves beyond real-time sharing to give users control over when they discover information, who they get information from and how they choose to filter it. The persistent nature of Springpad’s organized notebooks and powerful filtering capabilities helps users access that information when they’re ready for it not just when it’s shared with them.

The new Springpad allows users to quickly and easily create and share notebooks with content in any form – recipes, books, movies, products, links, notes, tasks and more. The new explore section lets users easily find and follow notebooks of interest from other Springpad community members.

Beautifully simplified notebooks

The overall simplicity of Springpad makes sharing meaningful in any context, from collaborating with co-workers to planning a trip with friends or sharing a grocery list with family members. The redesigned Springpad notebooks include:

· Follow individual notebooks: by content and interest from friends and trusted sources

· Flexible sharing options: make notebooks private or public; and co-curate or collaborate with others.

· Enhanced filtering and organization: ability to tag, sort, and change views; find new notebooks via category and tag pages.

· Automatic enhancements and alerts: useful information like show times, price. comparison and reservation links; alerts provide updates, price drops and offers for saved items.

· Easy save options: new quick add bar; bookmarklet and browser extensions make searching and saving effortless.

· Universal access: web, retina optimized iOS and Android phones and tablets; offline support is available on all devices for all personal notebooks.

· Personalized notebooks: choose themes and accents.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Claudio

    iPhones on commercials.....UGH!!!

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Looks great, I've been using it to document a lot of my stuff and having some collaboration features might be useful along coworkers.

  • Gary

    I am a big user of this app, but have lost my data with the new update, hours of work missing!

  • protozeloz

    Its a great Idea! sharing notes with important info, and able to comment on them and other stuff, totally gonna dig that

  • sriracha

    okay, another note keeping app. and this should draw me away from Evernote becaaaaause.. ?

  • debtac

    keeps force closing, and all the notes are missing. it's ok to revamp the UI, keep the old themes too though.

  • jaymonster

    I was a SpringPad user up until it decided it wanted to be a Pinterest clone and stopped being all about getting things done, or you know... being a NotePad, like it was originally. Now it is a buggy mess. Between the bugs introduced, and the fuctionality that was removed in the name of "Streamlining" it is amazing that anybody can actually use it.
    Some things just stop making sense unless you are using it like Pinterest. For Example, if you create a text note (something that the product was originally designed and very good at), and then add an attachment, such a a photo... the Photo becomes a higher priority (and placed on TOP) of the note. Well, that is all well and good if you are using as Pinterest and want to show off pictures, but as a tool, it is upside down.
    They took away "flags" and made them "likes" Well, if I didn't "like" my note, I wouldn't have written it in the first place. Similarly, You used to be able to attach notes to notes, now instead you "comment" on your note. This isn't a blog... it is (or more correctly, it WAS) a productivity tool, and it ceases to be one unless you are really looking to share your information with the world.
    Visually, they went backwards, taking a visually pleasing useful interface and turning it again, just based on their own screen grabs, to look like Pinterest. At one time, you could see all your notebooks on the screen, now they are these huge blobs, because they want to show pictures, to give that Pinterst Board look.  And this is on the Web App, they took no time at all actually thinking through their Android App, and made it visually painful in the name of "consistency" (You used to be able to see all or almost all your notebooks, but now you have a alot of scrolling to do.)
    I agree that if you want to use it like Pinterst, this may actually be a better tool to organize your items with, but as a productivity tool, it now borders on useless.