The world has seen a lot of phenomenal things reveal, and as surprising as they were at first, a good deal of them we can’t live without now. I can’t imagine the world without Facebook, without Google, and without the conveniences of the cloud. The Internet has paved way to many great things, and there are just so much of them that it’s hard to keep track without writing them down. It is with this thrust that services like Springpad come in handy.
Springpad is a free application that makes it quick and easy to take notes and save anything you want to remember in one place. They modified their service to allow users to update their notebooks based on three specific needs.
The first modification is called Recipe Notebook. As the name suggests, it’s to keep back clip recipes from websites. You can also use the built-in search mechanism to find popular recipes around the web. It allows users to organize and access recipes by tag.
Next is Gift Ideas Notebook. It’s for saving products users see in stores using the barcode scanner, as well as save clip ideas from shopping websites, or downright for note taking. It’s going to be a nifty tool especially during the holiday season.
Finally, there’s the Book Notebook that’s made for keeping track of books–be it from Amazon or from the stores using the barcode scanner on smartphones. Use this notebook to make a list of your favorite books, books you want to read, books you want to remember, books you want to buy.
Users can further modify their notebooks using configuration tools. They can tweak the add menu to only include relevant types and customize the notebook navigation to their preference. Moreover, users can share the template they come up with, with other Springpad users.
It wasn’t too long ago when Springpad added a feature called Friend Stuff, embedding social aspects into their offering. Friend Stuff makes it easier for you to discover content from friends, as well as show the things that your friends have bookmarked on their Springpad account, and Liked on Facebook, rated on Rotten Tomatoes, or Wish-listed on Amazon. This social side of Springpad caused it to reach 2 million users, having saved 27 million products all in all. It also recently updated its iPad version’s bookmarking capability.