Springpad has updated their Android client, adding in new ways to share your notes and memos, as well as new widget options. Springpad is a popular cross platform service, that stores and sorts your notes and reminders in the cloud, making them easily to access from any Android or iOS device, or your computer desktop. What makes Springpad unique is the way it gathers other pertinent information from the web about the item your saving.
New in the latest version is what Springpad is calling "Save for later" from other apps. Anything you can long press you'll be able to save to Springpad, and their service will fill in details like directions, prices, deals and the like, and attach them to your item. Of course it handles simple note-taking as well, and does so like a champ. Add in a quick note style widget, and a to-do list widget, and it all works really well. Sounds like it may be very useful, and well worth a look. Springpad is free on the Android Market for phones running Android 1.6 or higher. The download link, press release and some more screenshots are after the break.
Springpad Updates Android App with Capabilities that Leverage the Wisdom of All Your Apps
Updated App Easily Saves and Adds Enhanced Information to Springpad from All On-Board Apps and Websites
Boston, MA—March 22, 2011— Today Springpad, the “smart” note application that makes it easy to save anything you want to remember, released a new version of its Android app. The improved app provides new ways for users to easily save information from mobile apps and Websites directly into Springpad, which then automatically enhances what they save with useful and relevant news, alerts and offers. This enhanced content is automatically and dynamically updated as new information becomes available.
The updated Android app also includes new widgets that allow users to quickly save and access what’s most important to them directly from the phone’s home screen. Additionally, the new version gives users more ways to organize and view the information they’ve saved. Features new to the updated Android app include:
· Save for later from other apps – A feature that makes it easy to save information from other apps and Websites and automatically adds relevant and timely news, alerts and offers. For example, when a user saves a restaurant from the Yelp app to Springpad, he will automatically get other helpful information about that restaurant including menu pages, alerts to deals of the day, directions to the restaurant, links to reservations, etc.
· Save It Widget – A configurable widget that lets users instantly save what’s most important to them directly from the Android home screen. Users can customize the specific add options they use the most, such as audio, tasks, movies or photos.
· List It Widget – A customizable widget that lets users access what they’ve saved that’s most important to them. For instance, users can choose to have access to incomplete tasks, recent alerts or flagged items.
· User requested enhancements – Features that include more ways to customize sorting, ordering, navigation, display and organization of what users have saved to Springpad.
“Springpad is more than a digital filing cabinet. It’s a personal assistant that provides useful and timely information around users’ interests. Going beyond simply saving static notes, Springpad automatically adds relevant and timely information from other mobile apps and Websites to a user’s notes,” said Jeff Janer, co-founder and CEO of Springpad. “For example, users can easily save a recipe from the Epicurious app or a product from Amazon’s Website into their Springpad notebook and they will receive relevant alerts down the road for updates such as product availability, price drops or coupons for recipe ingredients.”
With more than one million users, Springpad is providing a smarter way to save and organize anything users want to remember across platforms and borders. So far, more than 12 million items have been saved by users. Once items are saved to Springpad, users can remember, organize and take action on everything from lists to recipes, to places they want to go, to products they want to buy, helping them make more efficient use of their time and money.
Springpad is available for iPhones, iPads, Android devices and the Web. To learn more or download Springpad, visit http://springpadit.com
Springpad is a lifestyle application that helps you make better decisions tomorrow by actively remembering what you save today. Created by Boston-based Spring Partners and available for the iPhone, iPad, Android or on the Web, Springpad helps you remember anything, anytime, anywhere, for free. TIME Magazine named Springpad one of the 50 Best Websites of 2010
as well as a Top 10 iPhone App of 2010
Demo saving an Amazon book title: