I have a confession to make. I don't care for Evernote. 'Hang him from a gibbet!' I know, but I just prefer Springpad. Which is why I was excited today to see that the newest update brings tablet support for one of the coolest features: Springpad Board. This view allows users to look at all the elements of their notebook—be they text, photos, maps, to-do lists or whatever—as though they are sitting on a table. You can slide and move them around as you will. It's a lovely interface.


The new feature works on any Android tablet, though as you'd expect it's a little cramped on devices like the Nexus 7. In addition to Springpad Board, there are also a number of extra bug fixes, including better sync, better scrolling, and my favorite of all: "Now the login and signup screens use the email-enabled keyboard."

I'm rarely excited about bug fixes, but for the record developers, I will always get the tiniest bit thrilled whenever this is implemented properly.

Source: Springpad

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Yay for the email enabled login screen - it only takes a single string in the layout to do this, and bugs like that drive me nuts.

    The board is cool too - very handy.

  • TechGuy21

    Yeah most apps are now have tablet support. thats a good move from google. i cant wait for more. its the only reason why crappy IOS is dominating android tablets

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Despite loving Springpad much more than Evernote, I've switched recently because of the size of the app that keeps growing on my phone when I use Springpad on my desktop.

    I hate how Springpad download every notes during the initial config of the app: that's an offline behavior that I don't want on my connected device!

    I'll maybe reconsider Springpad when they'll take some inspiration from Dropbox: use my data connection to show me the list of all my stuff, but please let me chose what I want to download for offline use and just show me the rest when I want it!


    • Jamie

      ha good luck trying to ask for common sense features from Springpad. that support site is useless. users vote for issues but nothing ever happens.

  • jolnar

    How efficient is Springpad at collecting notes all over the web? As quick as Evernote? Evernote can screenshot everywhere on the screen - straight cut and saved in evernote, highlighted and clipped to evernote, drag and drop, multi editing (good for team), and neat.

    If springpad can do all the above and better...i might switch.

  • Abhisshack D

    I Love this App extremely , crazily but when the fuck Springpad you are going to update the fucking Springpad Chrome Extension . dont tell me its on your radar, you will update it in due course. does updating an extension is a huge task !!!!!!

  • Guest

    It drives me nuts when developers photoshop(device art generator) images of one device onto another device. They have an HTC device on a Nexus 5. As a developer I notice things like this all the time. If you aren't even going to put that much effort into your marketing pictures why should I put effort into using your app?