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Springpad

Web-Based Note Taking Application


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Published 12/07/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

SpringPad gives users a better, more convenient way to save a quick note. The system works by giving users multiple ways to store a note online. This can later be referenced from anywhere with internet access. The system is simple and effective. Users can type a message or use Facebook and Google contacts to associate messages with individuals. SpringPad also offers a Google Chrome browser plug in so users can quickly reference and save a website or related content without leaving the browser. SpringPad is designed to make it easy to store detailed notes quickly for reference whenever the user needs them.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SpringPad is a part of Spring Partners. The application was founded in January of 2008 by Jason Horman, Jeff Chow, and Jeff Janer. Based out of Charlestown, Massachusetts, SpringPad currently employs less than 20 individuals. It was designed to offer users a convenient online personal organizer that was very versatile and could store almost any information needed. The site has expanded to include numerous helpful features and the added convenience of a mobile web application that makes SpringPad even more portable.

What are the differences to other apps?

SpringPad is a personal organizer that focuses on keeping it simple. Rather than adding complicated features to provide deeper detail to each entry, users can quickly add a message or reference to a website or other content. By keeping it relatively simple, SpringPad makes its tools much more flexible. Users can make a note of almost anything. Browser plug ins allow users to note specific content without leaving their current website. The mobile application is also ideal to give users access to their notes from anywhere, even while traveling without an actual computer.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The SpringPad website is very attractive, using plenty of open space to avoid overwhelming visitors. The grey, black and yellow logo is complimented by orange highlights and matching background colors. Stylish icons help explain the utility in SpringPad to new users. The actual tools and plug ins are also very simple to use. After installing, the user can make a note of a website or content in seconds just by clicking a button.

How does the registration process work?

To become a SpringPad users, visitors must click on the grey “Create an Account” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. This directs the user to the registration form, which asks for an email address, password, and optional first and last name. After clicking the white and blue “Lets Get Started” button, the user is presented with account customization options. The site allows the user to personalize their account with a personal photo, colorful background image options, and a username. The user is also advised to check their email for an account confirmation message.

What does it cost to use the application?

SpringPad offers a basic service that works very well. That being said, it isn’t really a service that could justify a subscription fee or other payment requirement. The good news is that anyone can use SpringPad for free. There are no fees required to sign up and begin saving notes. Users can install the Google Chrome add on for free as well.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SpringPad is an ideal tool for anyone who users the internet often and wants to find a better way to save offline and online notes in one place. The site features make it easy to save a note quickly. Users with cell phones and those who use Google Chrome browsers will find the most utility in SpringPad.

  • Install and use the Google Chrome SpringPad add on
  • Use SpringPad on a mobile device
  • Add notes quickly whenever you want
  • Bookmark webpages in notes
  • References SpringPad notes from anywhere with internet access
  • Aggregation of the likes and recommendations of all your Facebook friends


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